Dreaming of Dalmatia

12 August - 19 August 2018

Duration

7 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

7 Ports

12 August

Setting sail from Dubrovnik

We never fail to be moved when we see the terracotta roofs and honey-golden walls of Dubrovnik, and a stroll around the perfectly preserved old town is a highlight of any visit to the Dalmatian coast. Formerly known as Ragusa, Dubrovnik is a city with a rich, and occasionally troubled, history; the shelling of the city was one of the most shocking images of the Balkan wars of the 1990s, which makes the painstaking restoration of the old town in the years since all the more remarkable. Make sure you take the time to walk around the walls and soak up the views across the rooftops towards Lokrum island, and the deep sapphire of the Adriatic Sea beyond.

Don't miss

The War Photo museum offers a sobering reminder of the conflicts that convulsed the Balkans in the 1990s. It’s not easy viewing, but it does make you appreciate the extraordinary extent to which Dubrovnik has bounced back.

13 August

Montenegro: Kotor

14-15 August

Croatia: Split

15 August

Croatia: Zadar

16 August

Croatia: Opatija

17 August

Slovenia: Piran

18-19 August

Arriving in Venice

Venice is a city like no other, a marble maze of turquoise canals criss-crossed by beautiful bridges, overflowing with palaces, churches and charming little piazzas. No matter how many times you've seen it in photographs, that first glimpse of the Grand Canal will simply take your breath away; it hardly seems credible that such a eye-popping scene could exist outside of a Canaletto painting. Of course Venice is a city that draws big crowds, especially in summer, but don't let this put you off; even the busiest areas are never more than a few steps from a quiet courtyard or a secluded square.

Our tip

The long, long queues for St Marks might put you off, but just book online in advance for timed entrance and bypass the exhausted tourists.

The Ship

Your home from home

Crystal Cruises - Crystal Esprit marina
Crystal Cruises - Crystal Esprit Patio Café
Crystal Cruises - Crystal Esprit Yacht Suite

The World’s Best Yacht, Crystal Esprit, offers a completely new Crystal experience, as adventurous or laid back as you please, with just 62 fellow guests.

What we love

We love the translation of everything that is wonderful about Crystal into a completely new environment - a tiny 62 guest yacht that can take you to the most inaccessible, the most exclusive and the most intimate of ports of call for a unique shipboard experience. An affordable way to live the life.

Capacity 62 Guests
Crew

An astonishing 91 International staff

Style If you have a taste for the finer things in life, but love the idea of a relaxed and unregimented environment, Crystal Esprit is going to tick all your boxes.
Inclusions
  • All meals both indoors and al fresco
  • All drinks including premium spirits
  • Marina and water sports equipment
  • Gratuities to staff
  • Butler service in all suites
  • Well equipped fitness area
  • Complimentary Crystal Adventures ashore
Year built 1991
Last refurbished

Total renovation 2015

Tonnage

3,300 grt

Length

270 feet

Breadth 46 feet
More about Crystal Esprit

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Pucic Palace, Dubrovnik

Our favourite hotel in Dubrovnik

We love the intimate Villa Orsula, with just eight lovely bedrooms and excellent sea views, but if you want to stay in the Old Town itself, the Pucic Palace is the one to go for.

Mostar bridge, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Day trips from Dubrovnik

Make the short trip across the border into Bosnia-Herzegovina and visit the pretty little town of Mostar, with its famous stone bridge over the river Neretva.

Hotel Metropole, Venice

Our favourite hotel in Venice

The Metropole is an old favourite for its quieter location and lovely lagoon views.

See more of the Veneto

If you’ve time, take the train to Padova and visit the Scrovegni Chapel.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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