Presented by Fan Club Cruises
** SOLD OUT **
My September 9-16, 2023 Croatia cruise, and my September 16-23, 2023 with Susan Werner are sold out. Please email Donald Davidoff at Fan Club Cruises ([email protected]) to get on the waitlist. People on the waitlist also have priority for booking our 2024 cruises when they are announced in 2023.
- A scenic seven-night cruise from magnificent Dubrovnik to the unique old town of Split
- A hand-picked selection of charming islands, towns, and villages along the spectacular Adriatic coastline
- Swim stops along the way
- Guided walking tours in each port with certified local guides
- Captain’s dinner with traditional a cappella “Klapa” concert on board
- Special concerts/events with Radoslav and Susan to be announced
This is an exclusive program available only through Fan Club Cruises.
The Antaris yacht was launched in 2019. It is 52m in length and can accommodate up to 38 guests in 19 cabins. 11 cabins are located on the upper deck and have private balconies, and 8 cabins are located on the lower deck. All cabins have air-conditioning, TV, safe and ensuite bathrooms with hairdryer and toiletries.
- Sundeck with deck chairs, sunbeds, and hot tub
- Outdoor lounges
- Dining room / restaurant
- Plunge pool
- Swim platform
September 9-16, 2023 Itinerary (September 16-23 is in reverse)
Day 1 – Saturday, Sep 9
Dubrovnik with Konavle region
Welcome to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Join us on an afternoon bus tour of the Dubrovnik countryside, the beautiful Konavle region. The tour includes a bus ride along the scenic Adriatic coastline to the most southern part of Croatia with stunning views, a visit and presentation of the old mill near the river, exploring the beautiful town of Cavtat and a late lunch in a local tavern with a local traditional music ensemble. Upon return to Dubrovnik, we will be visiting this stunningly intact walled city with our local guide. Embarkation on Saturday will be in the late evening hours in Dubrovnik harbor. Welcome drink on board with snacks. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 2 – Sunday, Sep 10
Šipan bay – Korčula
After breakfast, we will set sail towards Korčula island and stop for a swim near the island of Šipan and a picturesque village in a deep cove. After lunch on board and afternoon at leisure, our ship arrives in Korčula town in the early evening hours. This medieval ”little Dubrovnik”, said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, has an ancient atmosphere with shipbuilding and stonemasonry history. Introduction to Korčula on our walking tour along its winding streets. An evening is reserved to explore on your own and discover the local cuisine. Your Cruise Manager will be on hand to assist with info about local sights and will have some suggestions for nice dinner spots. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Korčula.
Day 3 – Monday, Sep 11
During the morning hours, our ships will set sail towards Vela Luka alongside Korčula island. The sixth-largest island in Croatia, Korčula is 20 miles long and rather narrow, between 4 and 5 miles wide on average. This island is known for its dense forest and the ancient Greeks called the island Black Corfu – Korčula (Kerkyra melaina) for this reason. Vela Luka is a small town situated on the western side of the island of Korčula in a wide bay. With a population of 4500, Vela Luka is the biggest place on the island. Swim stop along the way. Lunch on board.
After lunch, explore the island on our discovery Korčula tour. We will drive across the island and stop in the village Blato to experience a traditional Dalmatian house and meet one of the locals. Afterwards, our journey continues to the family winery in the village Smokvica for a local wine tasting and introduction to the wine produced on Korčula island. Since Korčula is also blessed with many olive trees, we will visit an old olive press factory, meet the local producer, and have an olive oil tasting. Tonight, dinner is included onboard the ship. Overnight in Vela Luka.
Day 4 (Tuesday, Sep 12)
Vela Luka – Vis
In the morning we set sail towards the island of Vis. With lunch onboard and a swim stop along the way, we will arrive in Vis in the early afternoon hours. Vis, we can say, is among the most mysterious islands in Croatia.
For many years it was the military and naval headquarters of Tito’s army and was closed to the public until 1989. This means that it had escaped large commercial development and was able to retain its natural beauty and charm. It has become a world-famous destination for nature lovers and people seeking new adventures. In the late afternoon, we will have a walking tour of Vis town. Later, you will have time to enjoy Vis at your own pace. As an additional option, you may visit a family-owned winery located in the former Yu army tunnel and try some of the indigenous wines from the island or take an off-road vehicle tour exploring Vis and its Cold War military facilities and tunnels.
In addition, we suggest enjoying the nearby beach, walk-hike towards St. George fortress above the town or just a simple stroll along the seaside as most of the bars and restaurants are located along the promenade. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Vis.
Day 5 – Wednesday, Sep 13
Vis – Hvar
During the morning hours, we will set sail toward our next destination with a swim stop along the way. The island of Hvar is the queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands. It has been famous since ancient times because of its important strategic and nautical position, rich various historical periods, the culture, natural monuments, and literature. Thanks to the mild climate, the warm winters and pleasant summers, Hvar receives many guests and travelers, who are attracted by the dense Mediterranean nature, rich tradition, architecture, and nightlife. Upon arrival to the town of Hvar, continue with a guided tour and learn why this amazing place is a must-see on the historical map of Croatia. After, free time to explore this amazing holiday spot by yourself. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Hvar.
Day 6 – Thursday, Sep 14
Hvar – Starigrad
In the morning, the ship will sail around Hvar Island to Starigrad. Enjoy sailing in one of the deepest secluded bays in the Adriatic Sea. A late morning swim will set the rest of the day. We will arrive in Starigrad in the late morning-early afternoon hours. Stari Grad is the oldest town in Croatia. In the same year, 384 B.C when Greek philosopher Aristotle was born in Trakia, the Greeks from the island of Paros in the Aegean Sea settled the town on the island of Hvar and named it Pharos. Stari Grad (eng. “old town”) is the historical heart of the island of Hvar. The town is situated in a landscape where the blue of the deep bay touches the green of the wide and famous field of Pharos, with vineyards and olive groves. The fields used to provide sustenance and the bay provided protection. A walk through the Stari Grad center, narrow streets and small squares bring the whisperings of the past times. The historical core of the Old Town and the cultural landscape of the Old Town Field were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2008.
Join us on our walking tour of Starigrad. Afterwards, explore and discover the town on your own or join us on one of two optional tours: a bike ride through UNESCO Starigrad plain with a local bike guide or take a Hvar Island bus tour. Tonight, we have the Captain’s Dinner on board, with local “Klapa” singers as special guests coming on board to perform acapella and traditional Dalmatian music described as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. Overnight in Starigrad.
Day 7 – Friday, Sep 15
Early in the morning, while breakfast is served, we will set sail for Split. Before lunch on board, we will pass near Brač island and the famous Zlatni Rat beach. In the beautiful calm bay near Milna village, you will have an opportunity for a swim stop. Our ship will arrive in Split in the afternoon hours. Join the walking tour through the old town of Split with an expert guide who will bring the past to life and share stories about Split today. Stroll the streets and learn many interesting facts that make this unique town’s history full of intrigue. Take part in the story of this more than 1700 years old town, founded by the Roman emperor Diocletian who chose this beautiful place as his retirement residence. After the walking tour, you will have free time to enjoy the city at your own pace.
Enjoy your last evening in Split and explore local cuisine with some delicious Dalmatian specialties in local restaurants. As is true every day, your Cruise Manager will be on hand to offer some local knowledge and help you with restaurant suggestions for dinner or bars to enjoy a drink in the evening. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Split.
Day 8 – Saturday, Sep 16
After breakfast, it will be time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers and crew members and enjoy your complimentary transfer to the airport or your accommodation in Split. Disembarkation is by 9am. Hope to see you back on board again! Doviđenja – Goodbye!!!
Lower Deck: $2699 per person double occupancy
Upper Deck with balcony: $3199 per person double occupancy
- Seven nights’ accommodation
- Professional cruise manager
- Welcome reception with Radoslav
- Guided tours in each port of call
- Breakfast daily
- 6 lunches (three courses)
- Special gala captain’s dinner
- Water, filter coffee and tea
- Luggage handling
- Free Wi-Fi on board
- Special Radoslav and Susan concerts/events to be announced
A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person ($1000 for a single) will be due upon booking. Port and tourist taxes and fees $98 per person additional. Please note that, in the event of a significant increase in fuel prices, the chartering vessel may add a fuel surcharge not to exceed $50 per person. Final payment due April 9, 2023.
Not included in package:
- Travel insurance
- Hotel before or after the cruise
- Crew and cruise manager tips