- The Freedom Experience
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Split, Dubrovnik and the Beautiful Dalamatian Islands
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Split, Dubrovnik and the Beautiful Dalamatian Islands
Split, Dubrovnik and the Beautiful Dalmation Islands
Day 1 SPLIT ARRIVAL
Saturday (WR, D) You will be transferred from Split’s airport or your Split hotel to harbour, where embarkation begins at 13:00h. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome Reception followed by dinner this evening.
Day 2 SPLIT – STARI GRAD
Sunday (B, L) Morning sail towards Stari Grad on the island of Hvar. Swimming stop and lunch on board. Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe with many friendly and cheap konobas and restaurants in the backstreets of the old town. The Stari Grad Plain and the old town centre of Stari Grad have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008. Your evening is free to explore Stari Grad on your own.
Day 3 STARI GRAD – HVAR – KORČULA (Wine tasting)
Monday (B, L, T) Morning departure towards to the town of Hvar on the island of Hvar, the most popular island in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. A sightseeing tour of this charming town, with 8 centuries of architecture, will show you the picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK). Afterwards we set sail for Korčula, with swimming stop in one of pristine bays and lunch onboard. Early afternoon arrival to Korčula, thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour through this fortified town which is one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean and enjoy wine tasting in one of the local wine bars. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many good restaurants.
Day 4 KORČULA – DUBROVNIK
Tuesday (B, L) In the morning sail to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, you will enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Old Town with a panoramic bus ride above the Old Town. After the panoramic view, we will arrive at the historical centre of Dubrovnik, walk through STRADUN – both a street and a square, the most famous place inside the town walls, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After city tour, you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls, the Franciscan Monastery with Europe's second oldest pharmacy, the Rector's Palace and the Cathedral, take a boat ride to Lokrum island or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 5 DUBROVNIK – MLJET
Wednesday (B, L) Today we turn our compass back north towards Mljet Island, with plenty of time for morning swim along the sail. Upon arrival join the Cruise Manager for a visit to the famous salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the boat ride to St. Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). Your evening is free in Mljet.
Day 6 MLJET – PUČIŠĆA
Thursday (B, L, CD) Take a break for a swim during your morning cruise. Continue sailing through lunch, arriving this afternoon in Pučišća, a beautiful little town on island of Brač. Pučišća, village of the stone sculpture, where you can visit amazing stonemason school (optional), features a spectacular steep-sided natural harbour and authentic Mediterranean architecture. Tonight enjoy Captain’s dinner onboard.
Day 7 PUČIŠĆA – OMIŠ – SPLIT
Friday (B, L) Next we head to our final port Omiš with its fortresses which are silent stone reminders of the power of the pirates who once made their homes and fortunes here. You will have a possibility to book a short walking tour, followed by boarding a small boat and sail into Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature area, continuing to Radman Mills for a local specialty snack (optional). After visiting Omiš set sail to Split with a stop along the way to swim, cool off and relax, if weather permits, with lunch onboard. In the late afternoon we arrive in Split to take a guided tour of the historical center of city which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split.
Day 8 SPLIT DEPARTURE
Saturday (B) After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Split airport or extend your stay at a hotel or resort in Croatia.
The Freedom Experience
Why choose Freedom:
- Launched in 2019, excellent quality and standard
- 41 passenger ship, perfect for exploring the Dalmatian Islands
- Spacious cabins all with private en-suite facilities. Main deck cabins have exterior views and a door to the indoor walkway.
- Internal lounge for informative lectures & discussions from your expert on board guide and cruise manager
- 5 included guided shore excursions & wine tasting in Korcula
- Excellent cuisine, served in the dining room with wonderful sea views. Free water throughout and well-stocked bar
- Large sun deck with swimming pool, sun loungers and jacuzzi
- Comfortable outside lounge, ideal for a quiet read or afternoon cup of tea
- Easy to swim from the back of the ship in remote coves
- Built - 2019
- Length - 49m
- Width - 8.7m
- Cabins - 19
- Capacity - 41 passengers
- Maximum Speed - 9 NM
- Swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sun deck
- Salon, restaurant and bar
- Cabins with private bathroom, air-conditioning and TV
- FREE Wi-Fi
Your health and safety are our priority and proactive steps have been taken in terms of hygiene, but also our service to ensure you a safe stay on board.
We understand that travel is uncertain at the moment. Researching destinations that are safe, and the type of travel most suitable for you can be overwhelming. Kompas is committed to provide you with a safe, healthy, and comfortable experience while you travel with us.
- Cleaning procedures
Disinfecting surfaces is one keyway to minimize the spread of viruses. Kompas ships will increase the frequency of regular cleaning program and all common areas will be cleaned at least two times per day with the cleaning agents that have been proved to eliminate viruses and bacteria. Handrails, doorknobs, remote controls, light switches, cabin keys, etc. will be disinfected multiple times daily, as well as common toilets on the ship. Special attention will be given to ship salon cleaning, where desks, chairs and other surfaces will be cleaned after every use.
Cabins will be cleaned on a daily basis, meaning all surfaces will be treated with effective sanitizers as mentioned above. You will be asked to leave your cabin during cleaning to avoid close contact and respect social distancing policy. Extra blankets and pillows will be removed from the cabin wardrobes and will be provided on request. You can refuse the daily cleaning practice if you wish so.Social distancing
Kompas ships are small cruise ships, meaning that our groups are not bigger than 40 people. This is very important to highlight because we work with small groups and we are able to accommodate all social distancing requirements. Furniture in public areas (salon) will be arranged to allow more space for distancing. More information will be available with your Cruise Manager on board.
All ships have very spacious sundecks allowing the sun beds and chairs to be easily placed at 1,5 m distance as recommended. Sun chairs will be marked with cabin numbers and guests will be kindly asked to use the chair marked with their cabin number only.
Kompas ships with jacuzzi will have a limited number of people using it at a time – maximum two people if they are couple or family members, as there is no evidence that a swimming pool or jacuzzi would put anyone in danger to get the COVID-19 virus, as long as social distancing and hygiene is observed.
All crew members will be informed and trained on the new procedures and will be advised to keep the highest hygiene standards and social distancing in guests’ interaction. They will be advised to wear masks and gloves and to use hand sanitizers on a regular basis. Also, every day before starting their shift, they will need to measure their temperature and if they have any respiratory problems, they will be instructed to consult their doctor.
Helping our guests
Personal hygiene including frequent hand washing and not touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes, shaking hands and intimate conversations, and keeping social distance is essential to minimizing the spread of the COVID-19 and other viruses. These recommendations are very important and will be repeated to guests frequently. To ensure all our guests are safe, hand sanitizers will be available at the entrance of each ship as well as at the salon entrance. Guests will be kindly asked to use the sanitizer every time getting on/off the ship or when entering the salon. Soap, paper towels, and disinfecting wipes will be provided to guests in their cabins for their personal use.
Air conditioning on the ship
All Kompas ships have air conditioning that can be self-regulated and each cabin has its own independent air condition system, which means that air between each cabin and other common areas on the ship is not mixed. Salon and common hall areas are also air conditioned. The AC system is maintained annually, and filters are cleaned and replaced as needed. Due to the coronavirus situation and the negative image that large AC systems can contribute in the development and spread of the virus through ventilation systems, Kompas will be taking extra measures in cleaning and disinfecting AC units. If you do not wish to use AC in your cabin, it can easily be turned off.
The salon area will be organized in the way that social distancing will be respected, and it will be suggested that salon doors and windows are kept open during breakfast and lunch time to increase air circulation. Also suggestion is that guests will be reminded during their stay on the ship to keep in mind to open cabin windows multiple times daily for ventilation (where possible).
Breakfast and lunch will be served, and no meals will be on a buffet. Depending on the size of the group and ship layout, meals will be served either in two sessions or simultaneously in the salon and on the outside deck. Food will be prepared and served in gloves.
In case of symptoms related to COVID-19 among passengers on board
In case any of guests has temperature higher than 37.2℃ and/or have any respiratory problems they will be instructed to stay in their cabin with the door closed, wearing a mask and contacting the crew by phone. Meals will be delivered to guests’ cabin and the cabin will not be cleaned by the crew. The ship will sail to the nearest port where the hospital with COVID-19 isolation is organized.
PCR test or rapid antigen test before returning to your country
Kompas will insure both test options for all passengers on board one day before disembarkation and results will be delivered the same day or till 9 am the day after testing.
On arrival day Cruise Manager will prepare a list of passengers who must present negative PCR test or rapid antigen test on return to country of residence.
One day before disembarkation (on Friday afternoon) licensed laboratory will do all tests ordered by Cruise Manager on board. The results written in English will be delivered to passengers by e- mail and there is also a possibility of printing it on board if needed.
Payment is in cash on board per below:
TESTING IN SPLIT
- PCR test - 85€ per person
- Rapid antigen test - 40€ per person
TESTING IN DUBROVNIK
- PCR test - 90€ per person
- Rapid antigen test - 30€ per personFurther instructions
Swim stops will be regulated by the crew and Cruise Manager - in order to respect social distancing policy, the number of people using the swim platform at once will be limited as well as people using the sun deck. Crew will keep track of the numbers to prevent crowding.
Each time before the ship arrives at the new destination/port, the Cruise Manager will organize the procedure of how the guests will leave the ship to go on shore. If two or more ships are moored next to each other, guests will be asked to respect the following procedures when embarking/disembarking the ship.
The Croatian institute of public health suggests that guests carry their luggage on their own to avoid excessive contact. However, if you need the help of a crew member, they will be glad to assist you and they will do it using hand gloves and later they will disinfect their hands. Lastly, we recommend that you carry only one piece of luggage per person, as well as one piece of hand luggage.
A crew member will be glad to assist guests and carry your luggage using hand gloves and later they will disinfect their hands.
All above instructions will be posted on our web site as well on all our travel documents. Guests are kindly asked to pay attention to these instructions and to prepare for the new regulations before coming on board. Guests are also asked to respect check-in and check-out time and not to make crowds when entering or leaving the ship. They should always keep in mind the social distancing policy of 1,5 m.
COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the World Health Organization and government health bodies, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. We ask that you please take personal responsibility for your wellbeing. This begins with packing personal protective equipment you may need. Please maintain physical distancing and hygiene before and during your travel arrangements and follow all health recommendations.
By traveling with Kompas, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any area where people are present, and in any area where people have been.
By traveling with Kompas, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Kompas, its employees, agents, contractors, suppliers, or partners liable for any illness or injury.
The well-being of you and of our team will always be our primary concern.
All the above instructions will be posted on our web site as well on all our travel documents.
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