A unique small ship gay cruise on the lavishly designed brand new deluxe MS Apolon. Cruise along the charming Croatian coastline and islands from Split to Split including exciting sightseeing experiences and visits to the Elaphiti Islands, Dubrovnik, Mljet, Hvar, Makarska, Korcula, and more. Indulge all your senses, explore inspiring destinations, fishermen’s villages and small and cosy restaurants on shore for tasting local Adriatic cuisine and nightlife.
With only 40 passengers on board, this is a relaxing gay cruise experience within a very friendly atmosphere. Intention of this cruise is to show beauty of Croatia islands and thousand year old cities and their rich history, to present Croatian lifestyle and heritage.
The Itinerary is carefully prepared in order to give you right enough time to experience current history, sufficient time to undertake your own explorations of medieval towns and islands (Split, Brac, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, etc.) and have time for sightseeing, wine tastings, enjoy island’s dinner at cosy restaurants...
During this amazing gay cruise you will have the opportunity to visit the various gay and nudist beaches of the beautiful islands. Naturism is authorised on the sundeck, except when we are docked in the port.
Croatia Deluxe Gay Cruise 2018 Itinerary
Day 1 - Saturday, September 01, 2018
Bok! Welcome to Croatia. M/S APOLON will be docked in Split harbour where you can board during the entire day.
Welcome cocktail and dinner on board. It is an opportunity to meet the captain, the crew and your fellow passengers. Boarding is possible all day. Passengers who arrive in the morning cannot access their cabin before 1pm. However, they can leave their luggage on board. Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with cold dinner.
Overnight stay in Split.
Gay friendly Split: Academia Club Ghetto (old town - Dosud ulica 10) / Duilovo Beach (10km from the city centre, can be reached from the Old Town by public bus with bus 15) / Bacvice area (15 min walking from the boat)
Day 2 - Sunday, September 02, 2018
Split / Bol / Hvar
We start our day with morning departure towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat. (Golden cape). We will stop in Bol and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town for a walk, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim till lunch is served on board. After lunch we will continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, along of the many coves and bays on the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set.
Upon your evening arrival at Hvar, a local guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island and explain how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries. Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants.
Overnight in Hvar Historical Town.
Gay friendly Hvar: Carpe Diem bar (10m from the boat) / Jerolim Islet (can be reached by taxi boat from the harbour, 10 minutes crossing +/- 40 kunas return)
Day 3 - Monday, September 3, 2018
Hvar / Korcula
We start our day with morning departure towards the island of Korcula. We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon arrive to Korcula town, on Korcula Island. Korcula is a city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Our local guide will do Korcula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets.
The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.
Overnight in Korcula Historical Town.
Gay friendly Korcula: Przina beach (in Lumbarda – 6km from Korcula centre)
Day 4 - Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Korcula / Dubrovnik
After breakfast we depart for a pleasant cruise along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands where we will have a swim stop and lunch arriving to Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Transfer to the centre by public transport. We will arrive to the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik.
After city tour you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srd.
Return by public transport is scheduled in the evening or you can return on your own.
You will see why this city is called the Pearl of the Adriatic.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Gay Friendly Dubrovnik: Troubadour Hard Jazz Cafe (old town - Buniceva poljana 2) / Lokrum Beach (can be reached by boat from the harbour, 15 min crossing +/- 100 kunas return).
Day 5 - Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Dubrovnik / Elaphiti Islands / Mljet National Park
After breakfast we will cruise to the Mljet National Park, pass by magnificent shores of the Elaphiti islands archipelago, to the northwest of Dubrovnik, with a swim stops along a way.
Lunch will be served on board while cruising to Mljet National Park. Upon arrival to the Mljet National Park, you will have free afternoon to explore park (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Evening at leisure.
Overnight in Mljet National Park.
Day 6 - Thursday, September 6, 2018
Mljet / Makarska
Our voyage will continue towards Makarska with refreshing swim stops on our way passing by Pelješac Penninsula and its picturesque places on both sides, green with the olive and pine groves, vineyards and the low bush forests and Eastern side of Hvar Island.
Lunch on board “en route” and afternoon arrival to Makarska on the mainland, “tourist Centre of Dalmatia” famous with it's long beaches and nightlife, where we will spend the night.
Overnight in Makarska.
Day 7 - Friday, September 7, 2018
Makarska / Pucišca (Island Brac) / Split
After breakfast we cruise across the Brac channel towards Pucisca.
Pucisca is the island's biggest village of the island of Brac with authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambiance inside a deep fiord; shiny and white stone facades rising amphitheatrically uphill make this place so unique and worth seeing, famous for its quarries from which stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament house in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world.
In Pucisce is only one Stonemasonry school in Croatia where students carve Brac limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that are used here for centuries. After a relaxed walk we will have lunch while cruising to Split, our first and last stop.
Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.
The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace.
Our local guide will do afternoon Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace.
Overnight in Split.
Gay Friendly Brac: Paklina Naturist Beach
Day 8 - Saturday, September 8, 2018
Split / Departure
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after breakfast.
Your Ship - M/S Apolon
The new yacht-like ship M/S APOLON with its perfect size, maneuvering abilities and its elegant 20 cabins will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Adriatic Coast.
Croatian flag, length overall 49 meters and 8,50 meters in width, with two powerful engines + three generators for air-conditioning system and 220 Volts with standard cruising speed of 9 knots, bow thruster and all electronic equipment. Experienced crew of 6 (Captain, two waiters, chef, two sailors) will make your cruise unforgettable.
Apolon has 20 very spacious cabins with private facilities and air-conditioning providing elegance cruise for up to maximum 42 persons. Passenger cabins are situated on two decks while crew members are accommodated in separate living quarters reserved for them.
All guest cabins are very comfortable, fully air conditioned, with independent ventilation system for fresh air all the time, conveniently designed with modern private en suites, toilet and shower in cabin.
All cabins are equipped with beds in size 200×90 cm or 200×180 cm with independent air-conditioned control board, designed wallboards, working table and chair, mirror, night lamps, safe deposit box, radio, hair dryer, 220 V electric supply, lifejacket, large wardrobe and luggage space under bed, as well as the latest safety & fire alarm and sound system for notifications of a cruise manager or group leader.
Standard cabins have two portholes and dual ventilation system while main deck cabins have two windows, smaller in bathroom and larger cabin window. Cabins are sound-proof and have fire-proof door.
Mostly all of the cabins have possibility to have twin or double bed configuration and some of them a third bed on the floor (not bunk bed).