MY Solaris / Route D1

Category: Deluxe
Port of Dubrovnik - Southern Dalmatia
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Description

Category: Deluxe
Max. 39 Persons
Cabins with Shower/WC
Air condition
Free Wi-Fi

Captain Ante Vuković – 32 years young and he has already been a salty old sea dog for quite some time! At the age of 26, he had already become the youngest First Officer in Croatia's history and he still used to steer a tanker of just under 350 m length through the world's oceans during winter 2017. In 2013, he bought the MS Mirabela from his uncle Silvio, who is now sailing the MY Vita for us. Two years ago in summer he handed the Mirabela to his younger brother Luka, who now navigates this ship along with his wife Tea. In the meantime, Ante began building a completely new ship in autumn 2016, the luxurious motor yacht Solaris, measuring 44 m in length. Ante set sail in his new ship from Trogir in time for the beginning of the 2018 season. It is not only one of the longest ships in our fleet, it also is one of the most comfortable, with lots of space for every single guest. The furnishing of the saloon and cabins was mainly done by his wife Annamarija, who as a make-up artist has a lot of sense for even the smallest details. She is usually also on board personally to pull the strings in the background and to make sure that everything that concerns the well-being of her guests is in perfect order.

General data: Length 44 m, built in 2018. 39 beds in 19 cabins with shower/toilet, individually controllable air conditioning, LCD-TV, safe, hair dryer, and a small desk.

Lower deck: 4 double cabins with queen-size bed, 4 twin cabins with separate beds which can be made up to double beds if desired*.
Main deck: 2 double cabins with queen-size bed, 5 twin cabins with separate beds, 3 twin cabins with separate beds which can be made up to double beds if desired*, 1 triple cabin with queen-size bed and a separate single bed.

* Please let us know if you prefer two separate beds or a double bed at the time of booking, so that we can make sure that the beds are arranged according to your wishes before you embark.

Other: Sun deck (250 m²) with 40 sun loungers, bathing platform with showers at the stern. Saloon with air conditioning for 40 guests on the upper deck, tables with benches and chairs for 40 people on the covered upper deck behind the saloon. Depending on weather conditions, this part can be closed with a tarpaulin. Cabins are cleaned and towels are changed daily.

Our cruises are not suitable for persons with disabilities or reduced mobility.

Minimum number of participants: 22 persons

Further information about the minimum number of participants you will find here.

 

Details

Year of construction: 2018

Length over all (m): 44.00 m

Sun deck: 250 m2

WiFi Internet: Free


Cabins

Twin / double cabins: 18

Triple cabins: 1

Single cabins: 0

Quadruple cabins: 0

Cabins with ensuite facilities: Yes

Air conditioning: Yes


Extras

Toilet: 3



 

Route

 


2019: Dubrovnik – Island of Mljet – Island of Hvar – Island of Brač – Split – Island of Korčula – Slano – Dubrovnik
2020: Dubrovnik – Slano – Island of Mljet – Makarska Riviera – Split – Island of Hvar – Island of Korčula – Dubrovnik
From 12 noon to 2:00 pm embarkation in Dubrovnik for cruise guests arriving by car. Guests arriving by plane, depending on their time of arrival, may also embark later in the course of Saturday. You will have the afternoon and the evening to discover the amazing old town, which seems to be a huge open-air museum. It takes only a few minutes by bus to get from the port of Gruž to the old town. The bus stop is located right next to the port, the bus leaves every 10 minutes, last return journey around 2:00 am. Tickets are available from the kiosk (12 Kuna per ride) or on the bus (15 Kuna per ride). In the evening our representative will greet you with a welcome drink and introduce you to the crew, followed by dinner on board.
Dubrovnik is also called the "Pearl of the Adriatic", since in the Middle Ages the city counted among the most important economic and cultural centres of the Mediterranean area. Today, the old town unfolds a unique open air museum, boasting numerous sights and secrets to discover. After breakfast we will enjoy a guided tour of the historic town of Dubrovnik. Use the rest of the time to discover the "Pearl of the Adriatic" on your own. Stroll through the famous "Stradun", take a walk along the impressive walls and visit the countless attractions or take the cable car to the 415 m high mountain Srđ, from which you can enjoy a unique view of the old town and the sea. During the day, we will do a small excursion with our boat, heading to one of the lovely bays of the nearby Elafiti Archipelago to take a first refreshing dip in the crystal-clear Sea. Lunch will be served on board, while you may enjoy dinner in one of Dubrovnik's restaurants. Overnight stay in Dubrovnik.
After breakfast we weigh anchor, heading to the island of Mljet. On our way, we will anchor in a secluded bay to enjoy our on-board lunch and an extended break for swimming and sunbathing, before continuing on to Pomena on the island of Mljet. Part of the island was declared a national park - two saltwater lakes (in the larger one there is a small island with a former monastery) are connected only by a narrow channel to the sea. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the National Park (entrance fee incl. boat ride to the small monastery island approx. 17 €, payable on-site). We recommend that you bring your bathing suit, since the temperature of the salt water lakes is always 2°C above the temperature of the sea. Overnight stay in Pomena, where you may go out for dinner.
Passing the Pelješac peninsula and the island of Korčula, we head to the island of Hvar. The island is best known for its vast lavender fields and also for being the Adriatic island with the most hours of sunshine and the mildest climate. On our way, we will stop in a bay for a swimming break, before continuing on to Jelsa, a lovely place in the north of the island of Hvar. Enjoy dinner in one of the cozy restaurants. Overnight stay in Jelsa.
Today we will head to the picturesque seaside town of Bol, located on the island of Brač. Here you will discover one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Mediterranean area - "Zlatni Rat" (the Golden Horn), which is constantly changing direction due to the ocean currents. Of course, you will have plenty of time to enjoy swimming and sunbathing at this famous beach, before the vessel will take us to our next port of call - Split, the capital of Dalmatia. Split is Croatia's second largest city and the capital of Dalmatia. The 1700 year old city was once the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and is today a UNESCO-protected site. After a guided city tour, you will have the rest of the evening at your disposal to discover the old town on your own and to enjoy the bustling Mediterranean atmosphere on the famous promenade of Split. Overnight stay in the port of Split.
Our today's destination is the island of Korčula. On our way to Korčula, we will stop at one of the numerous secluded bays for a swim and to have lunch. Korčula boasts one of the most beautiful old towns in Dalmatia and because of its fortress-like appearance it is often called "Little Dubrovnik". Overnight stay in Korčula, the homonymous capital of the island and birthplace of the famous sailor and explorer Marco Polo.
We leave the island of Korčula and head for the Elafiti Archipelago, comprising of thirteen beautiful islands. We will enjoy a swimming break and lunch on board, before continuing our voyage to the small place Slano which comes with a unique secluded setting in a deep bay. The perfect scenery to enjoy tonight's Captain's Dinner.
We weigh anchor in the early morning hours to sail back to Dubrovnik. Breakfast is served during the voyage. Disembarkation until 9:00 am.
If you arrive with your own car, our service team will be waiting for you in the harbour from 12:00 noon. From 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm the embarkation takes place in the port of Dubrovnik. Afterwards our representative will welcome you with a welcome drink and introduce you to the crew and the other passengers. Depending on their arrival time, air travellers can embark later on Saturday, if necessary in Slano, the first port of overnight accommodation. After a snack, we lift the anchor towards Slano around 4:00 pm. First we call at a bay, in order to dive for the first time into the marvellous water of the Adria. Afterwards we continue into the deeply incised bay of Slano. Dinner on board and overnight stay.
If you want to stay longer in Dubrovnik on the day of arrival, you can take the bus to Slano in the evening. Departure e.g. at 6:30 pm, 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm, from June to September additionally at 1:00 am. Fare HRK 25 (approx. € 3,40).
After breakfast, we set off towards the island of Mljet. After a swimming break and lunch in one of the countless coves, we head for Pomena or Polače on the island of Mljet. A part of the island was declared a national park – two saltwater lakes (in the larger of the two lakes there is an islet with a former monastery) are only connected to the sea by a narrow channel. Opportunity to visit the national park (admission incl. boat trip to the small island with the monastery approx. € 17, payable on site). We recommend a bath in the saltwater lakes, whose temperature is always about 2°C above the sea temperature. Opportunity for dinner and overnight stay in Pomena or Polače.
"With the head in the shade, the belly in the sun, and the feet in the water" – this was the statement once made by a guest who spent his holiday on the Makarska Riviera. And this is exactly true of the picturesque resorts on the Makarska Riviera – the vast pine forests stretching along the slopes of the Biokovo Mountains reach to the fine pebble beaches with their crystal clear waters. After lunch on board and an extended bath break, we head for the town of Makarska or one of the neighbouring places in the late afternoon. Opportunity for dinner and overnight stay.
Our destination today is Split, the capital of Dalmatia. The 1700-year-old city was once the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and is today a UNESCO-protected site. After a guided city tour, you will have the rest of the evening at your disposal to discover the old town on your own and to enjoy the bustling Mediterranean atmosphere on the famous promenade of Split. Opportunity for dinner and overnight stay.
We leave Split, pass the strait "Splitska Vrata" between the islands of Brač and Šolta, and set course for Hvar – the island is known for its mild climate and extensive lavender fields. On the way, we will visit a bay for swimming. The harbour of the main town of the same name on the island of Hvar is situated at the foot of a fortress, from where there is a fantastic view of the Pakleni otoci archipelago. Opportunity for dinner and overnight stay.
Our today’s destination is the island Korčula. On the way we have an extended swimming break, during which we will also have lunch. Korčula has one of the most beautiful old towns of Dalmatia and is often called "Little Dubrovnik“, because of its fortress-like appearance. Captain's Dinner on board and overnight stay in the birth town of the famous sailor and explorer Marco Polo.
We first set course for the Elaphiti Islands, where we anchor in one of the numerous bays to enjoy a last swim in the Adriatic Sea and have lunch. Afterwards we return to the starting point of our journey. Dubrovnik is not wrongly called the "Pearl of the Adriatic" as it was one of the most important economic and cultural centres of the Mediterranean during its heyday in the Middle Ages. Today, the old town presents itself to the visitor as a unique open-air museum with an abundance of sights. After arrival, guided tour of the old town. Stroll along the famous "Stradun", take a walk over the mighty city walls or take the cable car to the 415 m high mountain Srđ, from where you have a unique view of the old town and the sea. The distance from the port of Gruž to the old town is only a few minutes by bus, which departs in the immediate vicinity of our boat. Departure approximately every 10 minutes, fare HRK 12 (at the kiosk) or HRK 15 (in the bus), last return at 2:00 am. Opportunity for dinner in Dubrovnik and overnight stay.
After breakfast disembarkation until 9:00 am.
What`s included…
* 8-day cruise according to the itinerary
* Half board (including dinner on embarkation day, and breakfast and lunch or dinner on the following days of your cruise)
* Captain's Dinner
* English and German speaking representatives during embarkation and disembarkation
* Guided city tour of Split
* Guided city tour of Dubrovnik
 

Location

Port of Dubrovnik - Southern Dalmatia


Port of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is also called the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. In the Middle Age, the city counted among the most important economic and cultural centres of the Mediterranean area. Today, the traffic-free old town looks like a unique open air museum with countless sights. Several days are not enough to discover the most important places of interest. UNESCO put the city of Dubrovnik - with its historically authentic centre - on the list of cultural and natural world heritage. Dubrovnik is traditional also in another way; Until late autumn, the cultural programme meets the highest artistic standards and also satisfies the desire for light entertainment on an international scale. 220 cloudless days per year are perfect for long evenings in beautiful garden-bars and open restaurants.

Sojourn tax and harbour fees are not included in the prices and must be paid upon embarkation on board. These are € 21 per person per week in 2019 and € 28 in 2020, for children up to 12 years € 10 resp. € 14.

Port of embarkation Dubrovnik: Sojourn tax and harbour fees per person and week are € 28 in 2019 and € 35 in 2020, for children up to 12 years € 14 resp. € 17.




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