Saturday. Split - Makarska. Departure from Split harbour at 1 pm and cruise along Dalmatian coast towards the Makarska Riviera. After lunch we arrive at Omiš, a picturesque town surrounded by steep rocky mountain cliffs, where the river Cetina flows into the Adriatic sea. Try river rafting on the streams of the Cetina river and meet the ship again in Makarska. Climb up to the old fortress above the town or just take a walk through the old town of Omiš and discover the glorious long history through the many historical monuments. Makarska is a popular tourist destination with many restaurants and bars and a beautiful promenade along the famous beach. Enjoy the magic of the central spot of the Makarska Riviera, and be sure to take a walk along the city streets – with abundance of churches and other cultural sites.
Overnight: Makarska - onboard | Lunch
Makarska - Bol (Brac). This morning we continue our cruise towards our next destination – the island of Brac, more precisely to the town of Bol, a typical Dalmatian fishermen's village. Bol is known for its famous Zlatni Rat beach (Golden horn), a natural phenomenon that with its specific form dominates the other beaches of Bol. A walk along the promenade (approx 2 hours) from Bol you can reach the highest peak of all Adriatic islands – Vidova gora, under which the town lies.
Overnight: Bol - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Bol (Brac) - Vis. The ship sets sail early this morning as we cruise towards the island of Vis, which was, because of its unique geographical position, a strategic harbour for the navy and as such closed to the public until recently. Because of this isolation, Vis has a special charm - ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it really interesting to see. We spend the night moored up by this town of Vis, situated on the northern side of the island, developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman Thermal Baths, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the view of the beautiful villae rusticae situated along the coast.
Overnight: Vis - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Vis - Hvar. Our next destination is the island of Hvar, the longest and sunniest of all the Adriatic islands and a favorite destination for jet setters from all around the world. After lunch, we stop for swimming at nearby Pakleni islands. Take some time to relax and enjoy refreshment in clear, crystal blue sea before arrival to Hvar in the afternoon hours. Hvar town offers many cultural and historical sites (Renaissance cathedral, the oldest communal theater in Europe founded in 1612, Franciscan monastery, the Benedictine convent famous for their lace listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Spanjola fortress towering high above the town ...) and many restaurants and bars open late into the night.
Overnight: Hvar - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Hvar - Korcula. Before breakfast we depart towards Korcula, the birthplace of famous explorer and adventurer Marco Polo. Surrounded by medieval walls, Korcula resembles a miniature Dubrovnik when approaching from the sea. It has more legends, tales and monuments than you will find anywhere else. Today, Korcula is the only place in the world where the Spanish medieval knight's game – Moreska is still performed. Upon arrival enjoy a walk through the streets of the old town built in the shape of a fish bone. Enjoy the numerous konobas /taverns, restaurants, cocktail bars and night-club located within and around the city walls.
Overnight: Korcula - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Korcula - Mljet. We continue cruising towards one of the greenest Adriatic islands – the island of Mljet. This afternoon we take time to enjoy the beauties of the National Park, two salt lakes connected by a narrow channel to the sea and a boat ride to the St Mary isle in the Great Lake, where the old church and monastery are situated. You can cycle around and swim in the lakes and tonight we'll enjoy a scrumptious Captain's Dinner.
Overnight: Mljet - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mljet/Sipan - Dubrovnik. In the early morning hours we depart towards our final destination, Dubrovnik. We take a short stop at Sipan island before arriving in Dubrovnik after lunch, to discover this “paradise on Earth”, as the famous writer George Bernard Shaw described. We enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik followed by an optional cable car ride up to Srd mountain for spectacular views of the old town. During free time a stroll along the 1940 metre long city walls is highly recommended and offers magnificent views of the old town of Dubrovnik and the surrounding islands.
Overnight: Dubrovnik - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Saturday. Dubrovnik. After breakfast you will say goodbye to the crew and your new friends with the hope of meeting again on one of the ships of Katarina line fleet - Dovidjenja!
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
Premium’ boats are a class above our ‘classic boats’ and offer a more spacious cabin with en-suite bathroom on newly built or fully renovated ships. Accommodation is mostly twin or double-bedded cabins, though bunk bed cabins are sometimes all that is available. Exclusive features of the premium boat include; air-conditioning in all cabins and in most of the common areas whilst sailing (no A/C is available when the boat is stationary), a guided sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik with an English speaking tour guide and a delicious Captain’s Feast. Additionally, premium boats offer plenty of hot water, towels, some linen, a TV and sound system in the reception area, board games and extensive sun and shaded deck space to lounge about!
Very good standard of ship,nice & service minded crew.”
Hi the Katarina Lines cruise was manned by Captain Ivo and his crew. They were very friendly and their service on board was just fantastic, our cabins were maintained every day . Marion the chef was the best cook every day we had a full breakfast and a 3 course lunch before we docked for the night so that we could explore the next island. I really loved that we had so much time to discover each island at our own pace, so much history and all the islands were beautiful. It was my first time on a cruise and loved that with 26 people on board we got to know everyone. We all had such fun meeting up on the islands and having dinner together and learning about each other. I will encourage my friends to go on this cruise and would go myself again. Thank you ”
Great week - would do it again ”
Very good standard of ship,nice & service minded crew.”