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ALL-GAY CRUISE—THE DALMATIAN COAST OF CROATIA

Aboard Your Own Private Yacht, The 36-Guest MV BLACK SWAN

ALL-GAY CRUISE—THE DALMATIAN COAST OF CROATIA

Aboard Your Own Private Yacht, The 36-Guest MV BLACK SWAN

Croatia, located on the stunning Adriatic coastline, just opposite Italy, is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. A cruise along this coastline will be one of the best experiences of your life. Our trip, using the sleek, modern 36-guest, Black Swan, is full of these beautiful moments. You will discover whole walled cities that are on the UNESCO World Heritage List, charming islands and islets with sparse to no traffic, fascinating natural beauty of the Mediterranean. We have chartered the vessel so that our gay group will be exclusive on board. The food is great, the wine is better and our guides are fun and engaging. Join us in 2021 and have a ball!

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Cruise Overview

Countries Visited: Croatia
Starts In: Split (SPU), Croatia
Ends In: Split (SPU), Croatia
Duration: 9 days / 7 nights
Cruise Date: June 18-26, 2021
Group Size: 30 max.
Accommodations: 4.5
Activity Level: Easy, Active
Experiences: Cruise, Culture, History, Food
Int'l Air Route: USA/Split (SPU)...Split (SPU) Split/USA

Highlights

  • Coda Tours signature small group size
  • Coda Tours signature comprehensive sightseeing programs
  • Coda Tours signature inclusive meal plan
  • Wine with lunch & dinner
  • Coda Tours signature deluxe accommodations
  • Exploring UNESCO sites which are Split’s Diocletian Palace & the Old City of Dubrovnik
  • The jet-set island of Hvar
  • Café sitting in the seaside town of Korcula
  • The boat ride to stunning St. Mary isle
  • Delicious dinner at a local farm in Trstenik
  • Swimming off the ship’s marina in crystal-clear waters

About M/V Black Swan

 

The M/V Black Swan is a new built (2018) Deluxe Superior vessel 158ft long and 28ft wide with 38 beds in 18 modernly equipped cabins. You can choose between five cabins on upper deck (some with panoramic windows), five cabins on main deck with large windows and eight spacious cabins in lower deck with port holes.
All cabins are equipped smartly and modernly with TV, air conditioning, ventilation, safety deposit box, SOS alarm, smoke detectors, emergency lights and audio system for announcements and light music. Free WiFI is available throughout the ship. Electrical outlets are European 2 pin point power outlet and 1 USB outlet.
Nine cabins have twin/double bed possibility; four cabins are with double beds only; three cabins with twin beds only; two cabins can be triples. Among the cabins there is a VIP cabin located at the front of the main deck area.
Extra services available include massage, laundry (washing and ironing), breakfast in bed/room service

FACTS AT A GLANCE
Built inVessel LengthVessel BreadthVessel Sun DeckNumber of Cabins
201848.40m8.60m250m218

Cabins & Prices

Cabin CategoryDouble/TwinSingleCabin Square Footage
Upper Deck Panoramic Window (only 2 Cabins)$4695$9390153-158 sq. ft.
Upper Deck$4445$7779151-162 sq. ft.
Main Dec VIP (only 1 Cabin)$4895$9790208 sq. ft.
Main Deck$4195$6922167-172 sq. ft.
Lower Deck Larger Room$4145$6840188 sq. ft.
Lower Deck$3995$6392162-167 sq. ft.
Deposit:

$750 per person deposit
$750 per person by January 1, 2021
Balance Due along with Port Taxes on April 9, 2021

A $500 cancellation fee is charged for any cancellation before January 1, 2021. After January 1, 2021 all deposits are non- refundable.

Special Notes:
  • Single Occupancy rates can be avoided if you wish to be matched with another single traveler who also wishes to share. If no share is available, the single rate will apply.
  • Rates are based on current rates and currency exchange rates at the time of publishing the tour online.
  • Rates are subject to change until final payment has been made. Rates are based on a minimum participation and if the minimum participation is not met rates may need to be revised.

 

Do these dates not fit in with your schedule?
CODA can help design a tailor made tour to suit you!

Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Depart USA to Split

    Depart on any regularly scheduled flight to Split, Croatia (SPU). Please contact Coda Tours for a quote on airfare.

  • Day 2 – Arrival | Split & Embark on the Ship

    Arrive in Split this morning and transfer to the port. Embarkation will begin at 2pm. (you may request a quote for a private transfer through Coda Tours). After settling in, enjoy the guided tour of the city (not possible for late arrivals) This evening aboard the ship, we will enjoy a welcome cocktail reception followed by dinner. After dinner, you may wish to take a stroll in the Old Town and enjoy a coffee in one of the many cafes. Split is lively and illuminated at night.
    Overnight alongside in Split.
    NOTE: We highly recommend arriving at least one day before Embarkation Day since flights are often delayed or cancelled and you may miss the ship! Coda is holding a limited number of rooms at a hotel in Split for early arrivals. Please see our Rates.

  • Day 3 – Split | Pakleni Island | Hvar

    Morning departure to the Pakleni Islands for swimming at the most famous beaches in Dalmatia. Continue to the jet-set island of Hvar with lunch on board. Arrive in Hvar in the afternoon for a tour of the town’s historical landmarks. Afterwards, you may hike up the zig-zag path to the town fort overlooking the harbor for lovely scenic views of our ship and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers a great choice of entertainment – numerous cafés, bars, and clubs to enjoy. Overnight alongside in the port.

  • Day 4 – Hvar | Trstenik

    Early this morning we cruise to Trstenik, the Peljesac Peninsula well known for its excellent wine. We move away from the shore, inland, to explore the rural areas and transfer to the village. This evening we visit a local farm for a typical Croatian dinner.

  • Day 5 – Trstenik | Mijet | Dubrovnik

    This morning, we head further south to the Island of Mljet. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. With a local guide, we stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy a boat ride to St. Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, abbey, and church dating back to the 12th century. Return to the ship for lunch followed by departure towards Dubrovnik. Before we tie the ropes at Gruz Harbor, the captain will take us for an evening cruise along side the old city walls. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s Dinner.

  • Day 6 – Dubrovnik

    Tour the old town with a local guide as we walk through the streets of this magical place. Return to the ship for lunch and an afternoon at leisure. Opt to return to the old town and walk the famous walls of Dubrovnik or take the cable car from the old town to Srđ Mountain.

  • Day 7 – Dubrovnik | Korcula

    We depart early this morning towards the island of Korčula – the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for a swim in one of the secluded bays, followed by lunch on board. Our afternoon in Korčula includes a guided walking tour of the enchanting town – one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Remain in town and enjoy the shops, cafes, and bars.

  • Day 8 – Korcula | Bol

    Our final stop will be the island of Brac and picturesque town of Bol. Walk along the promenade or swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (the golden cape) – known for its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape. After lunch on board, enjoy some time at leisure until our afternoon wine tasting followed and Farewell Dinner this evening.

  • Day 9 – Bol | Split Disembarkation | Departure

    Early this morning we journey towards Split. After breakfast, it is time to bid farewell to the crew and our yacht as we disembark and transfer to the airport for our return flight home.

What's Included

What's Included

  • 7-night cruise aboard the 36-guest MV Black Swan in cabin of choice
  • Welcome & Farewell parties aboard MV Black Swan
  • Breakfast, Lunch daily aboard MV Black Swan and four dinners.
  • Wine with lunches and dinners on MV Black Swan
  • Ship cruise director
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Series of port briefings by Ship Cruise Director or Coda Staff
  • All local taxes and service charges
  • Pre-departure assistance
  • Comprehensive Pre-Departure Portfolio from Coda Tours

What's Not Included

  • International airfare including seat assignments & baggage fees
  • Any transfers airport/pier or hotel
  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption insurance (recommended)
  • Passport or visa fees (if applicable)
  • Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks with meals unless indicated
  • Trip cancellation and Interruption insurance (highly recommended)
  • Gratuities to ship personnel, guides, escorts, drivers, Coda Tour Manager
  • Items of a personal nature (laundry, phone calls, WiFi, etc.)

Travel Prep

Airfare is not included in the Cruise and Land Rates. American, Turkish, Iberia, Air France are among airlines that can be used to book international airfare for this tour. We recommend booking at least 7 months in advance if you want to use Frequent Flyer Miles or the American Express Platinum card 2-4-1 program. Coda Tours can assist you with your international air booking in Business or Coach class (First Class is rare nowadays on international flights, but if available, we can quote it.) Please ask us to quote for you. We often have favorable rates. There is a standard $35 per ticket ticketing for this service.

There are no intra-tour flights required for this cruise/tour.

A valid passport is required for international travel and must be valid for 6 months after the return date of travel and must have at least two blank pages. No visa is required for entry into Croatia for US and Canadian passport holders.

No immunizations are required for travel on this tour. However, the Center for Disease Control suggests that all travelers make sure they are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

Coda trips are casual at all the times. There is no need for a jacket or tie. Pack for warm weather. Bring a light jacket or sweater. Jeans, khakis and shorts are fine for daily wear. Comfortable shoes are a must. AND DON’T FORGET YOUR BATHING SUIT! Limited laundry service is available aboard ship.

The weather should be in the high 70’s to mid 80’s during the day and low 70’s in the evening. Perfect weather!

This is a private charter and a minimum participation is required to operate the cruise. Our maximum participation will be 30 guests, plus staff members.

A complete portfolio of pre-departure information will be mailed to your approximately three weeks prior to departure.

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