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Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center

Cruising the Adriatic Sea

Venice • Dalmatian Coast • Kotor • Dubrovnik
June 20 – 28, 2013

Along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, splendid walled cities, unspoiled picture-perfect islands and pristine blue waters beckon visitors to explore the stunning region of Dalmatia. A virtual crossroads of Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Slavic civilizations, the distinctive deep-rooted cultures of this storied land have flourished for more than two thousand years.

We invite you to join us for this exclusive seven-night, round-trip Venice cruise featuring four countries—Italy, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro—and six UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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Preliminary Itinerary
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FULL ITINERARY

Day 1 - Depart

Depart the US

Day 2 - Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy/ Embark M.S. L’Austral

Day 3 - Croatia

Sibenik (Trogir), Croatia/Split

Day 4 - Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro

Day 5 - Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 6 - Bosnia-Herzegovina

Ploče, (Mostar or Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Day 7 - Rovinj

Pula/Rovinj

Day 9 - Venice, Itlay

Venice, Itlay/Disembark M.S. L’Austral


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Price and Program Inclusions:

Cabins starting at . . . . . $3,795 (land only) *
*Preliminary pricing

Program Features:

  • Seven nights cruise round trip from Venice, Italy with port calls at Sibenik, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Ploce (for Mostar or Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina), Pula and Rovinj, Croatia; and Kotor, Montenegro;
  • Spacious, deluxe outside accommodations;
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell receptions;
  • All meals on board served at single, unassigned seatings – continental breakfast, buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and dinner;
  • Complimentary wine and beer are served with lunch and dinner;
  • City tour of Sibenik, including a visit to St. James Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site;
  • Walking tour of the historic city of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage site;
  • City tour of Split, including a visit to Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site;
  • Walking tour of the ancient fairly tale town of Hvar;
  • Korcula walking tour with a visit to the Renaissance-Baroque Abbey Treasury;
  • Visit to the medieval fortifications and old town of Kotor, Montenegro, a UNESCO World Heritage site;
  • Walking tour of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a visit to the Rector’s Palace, a beautifully elaborate Gothic-style Franciscan Monastery;
  • Choice of two excursions to Bosnia-Herzegovina: the historic city of Mostar, including a visit to the Stari Most bridge (a UNESCO World Heritage site) or the world renowned Christian pilgrimage site of Medjugorje;
  • Walking tour of Pula, featuring the monumental Roman Arena;
  • Walking tour of Rovinji, featuring the St. Euphemia Church;
  • A full program of educational and cultural enrichments including a Village Forum with local residents to discuss life along the Adratic Coast;
  • A lecture by an expert on the restoration of Dubrovnik;
  • Specially arranged folk performances of the Klapa by a traditional Croatian voice ensemble;
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M.S. L’Austral


Launched in 2011 and the latest in deluxe small ship cruising, M.S. L’Austral features distinctive French sophistication. The 120 large, air-continditioned, outside staterooms and suites range in size fron 200 to 484 square feet. Ninety-five percent of the accommodations feature private balconies. Complimentary wine and beer are included with lunch and dinner, served in the spacious Dining Room or alfresco in single, unassigned seatings. Inviting and spacious public areas accommodate all passengers comfortably. The state of the art propulsion systems provides and exceptionally smooth and quite voyage. The ship is designed to prevent contact with environmentally sensitive seabeds and meets the latest “clean ship” standards.

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