The MS Paradis cruises the Adriatic in comfort. She is classified as a 5* category ship by the Croatian Maritime Authority. The MS Paradis is 129 ft long, 28 ft wide, with cruising speed of 9 NM.
Guests are accommodated in 20 cabins, all fully air-conditioned, with queen-size bed or twin beds with possibility for an additional bed, Each cabin has a cupboard, cabinet and window or porthole, bathroom with shower, toilet and wash basin. The MS Paradis has a fully air-conditioned salon and restaurant on the main deck. You can also enjoy a bar with an LCD TV. Enjoy the outdoors on the sun deck which is over 1,000 sq ft. One of the sundecks has sun beds and tables.
A typical MS Paradis Tour itinerary is as follows:
We embark in Split at 13:00h, with a Welcome reception followed by dinner in the evening and a night’s accommodation on board.
Stop in Bol, a small town on Island Brač, with optional swim at the Golden Horn if weather permits; enjoy the 530 m long golden pebble beach said to be the best in Croatia. It is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Return to the boat for lunch, then head to Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. A sightseeing tour of Hvar town shows you the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK) and many more historical sites. Your evening is free to explore Hvar on your own.
Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbour (during peak season in July and August) port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.
Before breakfast set sail for Korčula, with swimming stop in one of pristine bays and lunch onboard. Early afternoon arrival to Korčula, thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo and one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Take a walking tour through its narrow, cobbled streets full of history. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants.
In the morning sail to Dubrovnik, “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, you will enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Old Town with a panoramic bus ride above the Old Town. Visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. You will have rest of the day at leisure to explore the Old town, to take the Cable car to Srđ Mountain or a boat ride to Lokrum island. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Today we turn our compass back north towards Mljet Island, with plenty of time for morning swim along the sail. Upon arrival join the Cruise Manager for a visit to the famous salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the boat ride to St. Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). Your evening is free in Mljet.
Take a break for a swim during your morning cruise. Continue sailing through lunch, arriving this afternoon in Pučišća, a beautiful little town on island of Brač. Pučišća features a spectacular steep-sided natural harbour and authentic Mediterranean architecture. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s dinner onboard.
Next, we head to our final port Omiš with its fortresses which are silent stone reminders of the power of the pirates who once made their homes and fortunes here. You will have a possibility to book a short walking tour, followed by boarding a small boat and sail into Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature area, continuing to Radman Mills for a local specialty snack. After visiting Omiš set sail to Split with a stop along the way to swim, if weather permits, with lunch onboard. In the late afternoon we arrive in Split to take a guided tour of the historical center of city which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split.
Disembark after breakfast. You will be transferred to Split airport/hotel.
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