Dalmatian Island Cruise
Aboard The Croatia
May 18 - 25, 2024
with Diane Olivier
Taught in English
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DEC. 31, 2023
The Croatia is a beautifully restored 105 ft. wooden Turkish "gulet" schooner, a traditional two-masted wooden sailing vessel from the southwestern coast of Turkey. Gulet schooners were built in the coastal towns of Bodrum and Marmaris, although similar vessels can be found all around the eastern Mediterranean.
Space is limited to a maximum of 10 participants. There are 5 cabins available - 2 twin cabins and 3 double cabins. Must book with a cabin mate as we won't be pairing people up.
The cruise includes half-board (breakfast and dinner) and a drinks package of your choice. All breakfasts and dinners will be served on board, prepared by our personal Croatian gourmet chef, and lunches will be at the participant's choice of eateries on the islands we visit (lunches are not included).
Per Person Price (shared cabin):
3000 euros with non-alcoholic beverages
3,300 euros with wine package
- Includes breakfast and dinner on board
- Lunches will be on the various islands and are not included
- Six hours of teaching daily
Subject to change depending on weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Board ship in Split at noon and set off for:
Disembark in Split
Drawing Instructor Diane Olivier
Drawing has always been my primary media, working with both traditional and nontraditional materials on scales ranging from small book size to mural size. My subject matter ranges from figurative, landscape and cityscapes to non-representational. The media ranges from charcoal to graphite, to full color pastels to non-traditional mixed media. The sense of touch between the tools and the paper and the immediacy of the mark are important element in my process. It is a dance between the eyes, the hand and the soul.
Holiday Director Kate Kilbourne
Since 2000, Kate Kilbourne has lived part of the year in San Francisco, California, and part of the year in Troo, France... until 2017 when her partner Robert bought a flat in Cadiz. Now Kate spends the early spring and late fall in Spain. She is fluent in French and is learning Spanish as fast as she can!
Drawings by Diane Olivier
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Included in Holiday
6 days of instruction
7 nights accommodation aboard The Croatia
CREW: Captain, Chef, Waiter, Deckhand
AIR CONDITIONING: 6 hours/day till midnight
LINEN: bed sheets, bathroom and beach towels
SNACK: tea and snacks, welcome drink on embarkation day
KAYAK plus SUP, basic fishing equipment, snorkeling equipment, assorted floaties
WATER SPORTS: jet ski or wakeboarding up to 2 hours per day
island hopping shore visits to villages and beaches
Hotel in Split
Transport to ship in Split
Painting Materials (we will provide paint thinner)
The cost for the 7 night holiday, inclusive of everything listed under "Included in Holiday", varies according to your desired drinks package.
Non alcoholic beverages only (soft drinks, water, milk, tea, coffee):
All inclusive drinks option (Croatian alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks and beverages such as Croatian beer, spirits, wines, and soft drinks, water, milk, tea, coffee):