Europe Mediterranean Cruise

Croatia Under Sail Aboard Le Ponant

On this 8-day cruise aboard Le Ponant, a majestic three-mast yacht, cruise round-trip from Dubrovnik for a sailing aimed at the senses. Savor olive groves, sun-drenched vines and mineral shores at unique and iconic ports of call, and experience the very essence of the Mediterranean. Explore Croatia and Montenegro’s incredible landscapes, emblematic cities and little-known islands, in a carefree manner of what the locals call Pomalo, meaning “take it easy.”

In Korcula experience the Moreška, a spectacular sword dance, and delight in the intense aromas and flavors of small batch honey, wine or award-winning olive oil. Far from the crowds, discover Vis through its singular history. In Stari Grad, experience all the emotion of an exceptional concert of Croatian traditional singing called klapa. Lying at the end of a fjord, Pucisca delivers a beautiful ode to Bacchus and to artistic creation, giving you the chance to discover local wines and meet a stone carver.

Let the golden hour work its magic and rediscover Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic, in the glow of the sun setting over the saffron rooftops of the old city. The cultural traditions and gastronomy found here authentically convey the richness of the Croatian heritage. Sailing in the monumental Bay of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will leave you speechless at the beauty of nature. At your own pace, immerse yourself in wild and stunning panoramas, away from the crowds, and enjoy moments spent in harmony with nature: glass-bottom kayaking, snorkeling and stand-up paddleboarding.

Sail aboard the luxury 32-guest Le Ponant. This Relais & Chateaux-affiliated motorsailer offers the feel of a private yacht, with more crew members than guests, room service, haute cuisine and refined French service. With three decks of open-air spaces, a swim platform and seawater pool for swim stops, and plenty of glass, this ship invites her guests to revel in the warm breezes and waters through which she sails.

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