the itinerary
THE MAGNIFICENT NORTH
Image by Geio Tischler
day zero - friday, august 26, 2022
dubrovnik
schedule
transfers

12:10p

12:10p

12:30p

12:30p

12:35p

4:10p

5:00p

5:45p

6:45p

7:00p

8:15p

9:00p

Arrival Group A to Rixos Premium

Arrival Group B to Hostel Sol

Arrival Group C to Hotel Petka

Arrival Group B to Hostel Sol

Arrival Group B to Hostel Sol

Arrival Group D to Hostel Sol

Welcome Drinks at Cave Bar
Arrival Group E to Berkley Hotel & Spa

Arrival Group F to Botique Hotel Porto

Dinner on your own

Arrival Group G to Hostel Sol

Meet up at MILK Cocktail Bar
Club Revelin (for the late night crew)

As you exit the airport there will be someone with a MS OSCAR sign. Find this gentleman and he will direct you to your transportation.

If you are unable to locate this person, please phone the Operational Support Team:

Jozo +385 91 6173 448

Marko +385 99 38 44 505

Luka +385 99 38 44 500

Event Addresses

MILK Cocktail Bar - Marojice Kaboge 7 (Old Town)

Cave Bar - Nika i Meda Pucića 1 (Lapad)

Croatia. South Dalmatia - Elaphiti Island. The island of Sipan (also Sipano, Giuppana) sit
Day one - saturday, august 27, 2022
dubrovnik>sipan
schedule

10:00a
10:00a
2:00p
2:30p
3:00p
4:00p

5:00p
6:00p
6:30p
8:30p

12:00a

Luggage Drop at Oscar

Free Time or Arranged Activity

Board Oscar

Cabin Access

Depart Dubrovnik (Sailing Time: 2H)

Welcome Meeting

Swim Stop

Arrive in Sipanska Luka (at Port)

Free Time in Sipan

Welcome Dinner on board Oscar

Oscar bar closes

Overnight in Sipan (port)

messages/activities

**IMPORTANT NOTICE: Although the boat will be in Gruz Harbour, it's exact location will be "Under the Bridge". If you recall from last time, you will need to get transportation to "Under the Bridge" - just tell the taxi drive you are going to "Under the Bridge", they'll know where to go.


To locate the ship while in Port, please visit, Vessell Finder.

dubrovnik

  • Game of Thrones Tour (2H)

  • Cable Car from Old Town to Hill Srdj

 

SIPAN

Šipanska Luka is a beautiful little village of only 400 residents, therefore, Ana has recommended no activity. We will disembark and explore this small, yet quaint Fishing Village before dinner back on board Oscar.

  • Stroll along the waterfront or

  • Enjoy a nice game of bocce at the bocce playground

View of the Korcula town, Korcula island, Dalmatia, Croatia.jpg
day two - sunday, august 28, 2022
SIPAN>korcula
schedule

7:00a

7:30-9a

TBD

1:00p

1:00p

1:30p

6:00p

7:45p

(8:00p)

(9:15p)

Depart Sipan (Sailing Time: 5H)

Breakfast 

Swim Stop

Arrive in Korcula (at Port)

Lunch @ Vitis Winery

Wine Tasting Adventure >>>

Sunset Drinks at Massimo (reserved)

Dinner on your own (or as below)

Optional reservation at Pensatore

Optional reservation at Filippi

Overnight in Korcula (port)

activities

Lumbarda Wine Tasting

1:00p - Arrive in Lumbarda
1:10p - Walk to Vitis Winery

2:45p - Tasting at Tasovac

4:00p - Gin, Honey & Olive Tasting at OPG Komparak

Unfortunately, we will not be renting bikes for today's adventure (long story that may be told with a cocktail)

Sprinter Vans will pick us up from Vitis and show us around. It will be a great day - just not on a bike.

restaurant options

Reservations for two restaurants have been made as a courtesy but participation is at your discretion. If you would like to reserve a spot at one of the restaurants suggested, we will take those requests at a later date.

pensatore Kitchen & Wine

restaurant FILIPpI

Primosten.jpg
day three - monday, august 29, 2022
korcula>primosten
schedule

7:15a

7:30-9a

1:00p

3:00p

3:00p

TBD

Depart Korcula (Sailing Time: 8H)

Breakfast

Games/Books/Sunbathe/Relax

Lunch on board

Arrive in Primosten (at Port)

Bike Rentals (3H) or Free Time

Peka (restaurant TBD; optional)

 

Overnight in Primosten (port)
 

activities
ABOUT PEKA

Enjoy a traditional Croatian meal called Peka. The word peka comes from peći, which means to roast or bake. When we say peka in Croatia, we mean two things. A roasted meal of either meat or seafood with potatoes and assorted veggies. Peka also refers to a bell-shaped lid (usually steel or cast iron) that sits on top of a tray with food. 

Roasting peka style uses embers and hot ashes from above, and the heat from the hearth from below.

UNESCO town of Sibenik architecture and coastline view, Dalmatia region of Croatia.jpg
day four - tuesday, august 30, 2022
primosten>sibenik
schedule

8:30a

7:30-9a

TBD

1:00p

2:00P

3:00P

3:00P

4:30P

8:00p

8:00P

8:30P

Depart Primosten (Sailing Time 2H)

Breakfast

Swim Stop

Lunch on board

Arrive in Sibenik (at Port)

KRKA Waterfalls tour (Option A) [4H]

Walking Tour (Option B) [1H]

Fortress Tour (Option B) [2H]

Dinner on your own (or as below)

Optional Reservation at Pelegrini

Optional Reservation at Pelegrini

Overnight in Sibenik (port)

activities
  • KRKA Waterfalls (4H)

  • St Nicholas Fortress (2H) + Walking Tour (1H)

restaurant options

Optional Restaurants with confirmed Reservations

RST Bronzin

Pelegrini

national-park-kornati-excursions-private-tours-romeo-and-juliet-travel-agency.jpeg
day five - wednesday, august 31, 2022
SIBeNiK>kornati islands
schedule

7:00a

7:30-9a

1:00p

2:00p

8:00p

10:00p

2:00a

Depart Sibenik (Sailing Time 5H)

Breakfast

Swim Stop

Lunch on board

Explore the Natural Beauty of Croatia

Captain's Dinner

The Glow White Party

Bar Closes

Overnight in kornati (anchor)

activities

Today we explore the natural wonders of Croatia.  At the Captain's discretion, we will anchor in one of the many coves of the Kornati Islands to explore the beauty of this amazing country. No big cities, no fancy restaurants, no people...just us and nature.

Zadar. Town of Zadar historic peninsula panoramic aerial view, Dalmatia region of Croatia_
day six - thursday, September 1, 2022
KORNATI>zadar
schedule

7:00a

8-9:30a

TBD

1:00p

2:30p

2:30p

3:30p

7:00p

8:00p

8:00p

10:00p

Depart Kornati (Sailing Time 4-5H)

Breakfast

Swim Stop (pending passage)

Lunch on board

Arrive in Zadar (at Port)

Walking Tour

Free Time to Explore Zadar

Meet at Sea Organ* for Sunset

Dinner on your own (or below)
Optional Reservation at RST FOŠA

Nightclub: Hype Bar

Overnight in Zadar (port)

restaurant options

RST FOŠA. 5 course-tasting menu

activities
  • Zadar Walking Tour (1H)

  • Free-Time to Explore Zadar on your own

*After the tumultuous Homeland War period, the city authorities fostered contemporary site-specific installations as means to recuperating the city’s soul. To turn the concrete waterfront wall, built hastily during the WWII renovations, into the extraordinary Sea Organ, the architect Nikola Bašić installed a system of marble stairs and tubes which turn sea splashes into musical sounds. He then moved on to create the Greeting to the Sun, a solar-powered platform which, leveled with the promenade, illuminates the area and its visitors in bright colors.

Aerial helicopter shoot of Trogir old town panorama with Kamerlengo Castle in front. Croat
day seven - friday, September 2, 2022
Zadar>trogir
schedule

6:00a

8-9:30a

1:00p

2:00p

2:30p

2:30p

7:00p

11:00p

Depart Zadar (Sailing Time: 8H)

Breakfast

Games/Books/Sunbathe/Relax

Lunch on board

Arrive in Trogir (at Anchor)

Walking Tour (1H) followed by Free Time

Cooking Class (2H) w/Chef Petar Brajković

Dinner on your own

Last Water Taxi back to Oscar

Overnight in trogir (anchor)

activities

OPTIONAL: COOKING CLASS

  • In local restaurant – 450 Kuna (60 Eur per person) + request: 1 cocktail per person (70-100 kuna per cocktail)  

  • Chef Petar Brajković

  • Included: fresh ingredients from local green and fish market + 2/3 glasses of home red wine

walking tour of trogir

restaurant Recommendations
Things-to-Do-in-Split.jpeg
day eight - saturday, September 3, 2022
trogir>split
schedule
Transfer Info

6:30-8a

8:00a

Breakfast

Disembark

Optional Activity

FOOD TOUR IN SPLIT

* Morning Food & History Tour (if you want, it can be only Food Tour)

* Local green market visit: prosciutto, pancetta, cheese, rakia (grappa) and soparnik tasting

* In restaurant: seafood bruschetta, fish pate, black ink risotto, homemade pasta makaruni with seafood, homemade pasta pljukanci with truffles, dessert, 2 glasses of wine

* Duration: 3H

Group A: 12:05 Flight (17pax)

Group B: 12:50 Flight (6pax)

Group C:  2:10 Flight (2pax)

Group D: 3:30 Flight (2pax)

the planning process

OUR GOALS:

  • We set out on a mission to RETURN to the fantastic Croatia we experienced in 2019, but not to REPEAT the exact trip we enjoyed the last time.

  • We have done what we can to chart a route and invent an itinerary which encompasses exploring a variety of islands/towns/places.

  • The framework is generally in place but the experience is for all of us to create and so we have many open and loosely arranged times.

  • For dining OFF the ship: Whether on your own or with groups, feel free to select and arrange whatever suits you. Or choose to join one of the prearranged reservations. We have generally steered away from “party of 36” restaurant reservations because there are too many associated limits (like deposits and set menus).

  • For activities and excursions, while we wanted to establish some options, there are simply no guidelines for how you spend your time in ANY of the destinations. From admiring the port from the comfort of a deck chair on the ship, to walking about the town, to booking the most extreme adventure you can find, we want you to choose what YOU want to do!

  • Your suggestions and ideas are encouraged, so please share them.

  • NOTE: Things will be dynamic during the trip so feel free to come to us or Ana with anything you think of. Ana will pretty much try to pull off whatever is requested! 

 

OUR CHALLENGES: (this is a disclaimer and I am not asking for any sort of response, just providing info)

  • We are charting a customized, non-standard route and as a result there are many layers of coordination.

  • Ana has been super busy this season. We complicated things for her by asking to help plan visits to places she doesn’t have her pre-established connections. Therefore, our cruise will be more challenging than a typical week for her.

  • Due to increased costs for supplies and fuel, the charter agency has been trying to increase pricing and reduce or remove services included in our charter agreement. This has been a source of much confusion and has resulted in an unfriendly working relationship. Luckily however, Ana our Cruise Manager, the boat owner, the Captain, the Crew – the ones who matter most to us - will be the ones handling our actual day to day journey. 

  • The reason for explaining these factors is such that all of them affected and delayed the stages of trip planning. if any part of the trip seems less than polished, grab a cocktail, take in the views and please be patient while we work it out