Famed for its crystal blue waters and pristine island chains, the Adriatic is also renowned for its maritime link between Western and Eastern Mediterranean cultures. During this luxury cruise, immerse yourself in the treasures of the Dalmatian Coast, to explore five World Heritage sites, including exquisite Roman ruins, medieval towns, and idyllic islands. Stroll through Emperor Diocletian’s vast palace in the center of Split; explore the walled city of Korcula; and walk along the medieval fortifications of Kotor in Montenegro. Discover Dubrovnik’s perfectly restored Gothic and Romanesque quarters and walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators in the great Roman arena in Pula. You’ll also meet local residents, enjoy a folk music performance, and attend an exclusive lecture on the restoration of Dubrovnik. Complement your cruise with a two-night Venice Pre- and Post-Cruise optional extension.
Throughout your cruise, travel in the company of an expert team of Extraordinary Speakers. Victor A. Friedman is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago. Susan Foster McCarter was awarded her Ph.D. in Mediterranean Studies (Prehistoric Archaeology) and teaches at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. Richard Wright holds the Orvil E. Dryfoos Chair in Public Affairs and has been a professor of Geography at Dartmouth College for the last 28 years.
Sail for seven nights round trip in the wake of Roman galleons and medieval mariners from the legendary city of Venice across the fabled Adriatic Sea and along Dalmatia’s ruggedly beautiful, island-dotted shoreline.
Cruise aboard the intimate M.S.L’Austral, combining innovative design with personalized service and featuring private balconies in 95% of the spacious and deluxe outside suites and staterooms.
Discuss life along the Adriatic Coast during the exclusive VILLAGE FORUM™ with local residents.
Gain unique insight into the restoration of Dubrovnik during a specially arranged lecture by a leading expert.
Complement your cruise with the two-night Venice Pre- or Post-Cruise Option.
World Heritage Sites
This tour features the following World Heritage sites: