Croatia central coast cruise
Description of Croatia central coast cruise
This eight day Croatia central coast cruise takes you slowly down the beautiful Dalmatian coastline, with plenty of time to relax on board ship as well as to explore medieval towns, castles and national parks on dry land.
After setting sail from the lively city of Split, you’ll visit the 15th century Kamerlengo fortress at Trogir, swim and kayak around the 89 islands of Kornati National Park, hike through Plitvice Lakes National Park and visit Sibenik, where you’ll eat traditional food at an agriturismo and sample the wines at one of the country’s leading vineyards.
For the duration of this trip you’ll be on board the Peregrine Dalmatia, a motor yacht sleeping up to 31 guests. There’s a sundeck, barbeque area and bar, as well as an indoor dining room. All of the cabins have en suite bathrooms, air conditioning and TVs, and there’s free Wi-Fi on board. As well as the ship’s crew, you’ll be joined by one to three local tour leaders, who will join you for land-based excursions and can give you the lowdown on the region’s history and culture.
PlanetResponsible travel is one of the pillars our company is built upon. All of our travellers are provided with information regarding Responsible Travel at all stages of the booking process and while travelling with us. Our leaders are also trained extensively in Responsible Travel and will advocate for this throughout our trips.
Travelling by small ship has a much lower impact on the environment and specifically, on the towns and rural areas that we visit. Croatia is experiencing a tourism boom, therefore by travelling off the roads, we are not impacting the local communities and countryside in the same way that large scale coach touring may.
Rubbish is segregated on board in food waste, paper, plastic, aluminium and glass. After, they are given to shore facilities where available. There is also a sewage treatment plant on board. Every passenger receives a water bottle to reduce plastic cups. In addition to water bottles the ships are equipped with FW evaporators (reverse osmosis systems) that produce fresh-potable water that is triple filtered.
Bio-degradable soaps are being used on our ships. We also follow the eco-friendly system for towels due to the amount of water used to wash towels that have only been used once is overwhelming. If passengers are happy to reuse their towel for another night they hang it up, if they would like to replace it stays on the floor.
PeopleCompared to large ship, all-inclusive touring, small ship cruising gives many more opportunities for our clients’ money to be spent in local communities. We don’t include all meals so there will be opportunities on most days for passengers to experience local cuisine and dine in local establishments. Our leaders are local so will be able to make recommendations spreading the business around in any town we visit at meal times. On Day 6 in particular, we’ll visit an agriturismo where we’ll have a traditional Dalmatian lunch as well as visit one of the finest wineries in Croatia for a wine tasting which will be helping with the local economic development.
We have a Destination Management Company in Croatia to manage our touring operations in the country. The DMC will employ local people and will allow us to ensure that our responsible tourism standards and philosophy is upheld in Croatia. The company is following the International Labour Organisation (ILO) guidelines and fully Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) compliant whereas the rights of the seafarers are safeguarded. There is no discrimination on the gender of the seafarers and best candidate is being employed in each position.