Project Description


Escorted by Beth & Pete Schulberg

Beth and Pete Schulberg are escorting this once-in-a-lifetime cruise on the Adriatic Sea from Dubrovnik, Croatia to Montenegro on a beautiful chartered yacht, the MV Aurelia, which has limited guest occupancy of only 38 persons!   From Dubrovnik, set sail aboard for an 7-night cruise exploring the best of coastal Croatia and the quaint cities and towns of beautiful, historic Montenegro. It’s smooth sailing as we are not on the open ocean!


Book now for this EXCLUSIVE escorted cruise on the MV Aurelia, Sept 16-23, 2023.

Discover the magic of a small-ship chartered cruise!

By invitation only.


Medieval Walls of Dubrovnik 


Kotor, Montenegro


Benedictine Monastery on Mljet

Cruising the Adriatic Sea – Dubrovnik, Croatia to Montenegro

Escorted | Sept 16-23, 2023 | Katarina’s MV Aurelia

Space is Sold Out

This is a small yacht (38 guests)


  • Arrival and departure transfers from Dubrovnik airport and to Dubrovnik airport(on the day of arrival and day of departure)
  • 7 night cruise in deluxe air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom
  • Welcome cocktail reception
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Three course lunches daily + cheese and salad bar
  • 1 x Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
  • A drink with lunch onboard
  • Complimentary water and abundant fresh fruit
  • Professional Tour manager
  • Visitors’ taxes & port fees
  • Luggage handling
  • Daily cabin service and towel change
  • Complimentary wi-fi onboard
  • Guided tours: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Kotor, Perast, Budva-Mljet NationalPark with entrance fee
  • Bus excursion from Kotor to Peras with visit to Our Lady of the Rock isle (Pictured above, at dawn)
  • Daily bus excursion from Kotor to Budva including lunch in traditional restaurant.

* Prices are per person double occupancy and include the special listed inclusions above for this charter. Deposit is $400.00 per person, fully refundable until September 1st 2022. After September 16, 2022 the deposit is non refundable. See MV Aurelia tab for more details on the cabins and ship. See our terms and conditions below for additional terms and travel insurance details or contact us for us and more information.

Call Beth for more information. 503-706-0496

From the Dubrovnik airport, you will be transferred to the Gruz Harbor where check-in occurs at 14:00 hours onward. After settling in onboard join a guided tour of the city commencing at the city gates. Dubrovnik is a wonderfully preserved medieval city. Take the cable car from the Old Town to the heights of Srd Mountain to observe the views from above, especially the town walls and nearby Elaphiti islands. Following a return to your ship, enjoy a meet and greet welcome cocktail celebration on board. You will overnight in Dubrovnik. Includes dinner.

Sail from Dubrovnik after breakfast to Kotor. After border formalities (different country), you will be transferred by bus to the town of Perast where you will visit the island of Our Lady of the Rock by boat. Afterwards you will journey on to Kotor whose Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Experience the 12th century Cathedral of St.Triphun, Napolean’s Theatre, and more. You will overnight in Kotor. Includes breakfast & lunch.

Morning coach excursion to Budva. Visit the old town and citadel, bordered by the waves of the Mediterranean. Budva is the capital of the Montenegrin Riviera with its 21 km long coast and numerous beaches. The old town of Budva lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of cultural heritage. Crossed with narrow streets and squares are famous buildings such as the St. Trojica Church. Departure towards old royal Cetinje – a magical city at the foot of Mount Lovćen, the historical, cultural and spiritual capital of Montenegro. Guided visit of the city with entrance to the King Nikola’s museum. Continue towards Njeguši, the cradle of the Montenegrin royal family. Lunch in a traditional restaurant, tasting local ham and cheese with red wine. Continue towards the coast, driving by the old serpentine road overlooking Boka Bay. Return to Kotor, where the vessel awaits. Dinner on board, overnight in Kotor.. Includes breakfast,lunch & dinner.

Morning departure towards Croatia. After the formalities and crossing the border, the trip continues towards Elafiti, a group of islands west of Dubrovnik, which were a part of the glorious Dubrovnik Republic through centuries and therefore shared its wealth. After the Republic lost its significance, the residents left the Elaphiti and today only three islands are inhabited – Šipan, Lopud and Koločep (Kalamota) and attract numerous tourists with their beautiful scenery and sandy beaches. Šipan, the largest island of the Elafiti, is also the most distant from Dubrovnik. Tonight, enjoy the  Captain’s dinner on board with live entertainment. Overnight in Šipan. Includes breakfast, lunch, & Captain’s Dinner.

In the morning, the cruise continues towards the Island of Korčula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town fortified by the walls. Korčula treasures more legends, tales and monuments than any other place, discover some wandering along the herringbone pattern streets. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants for a great gourmet experience and there are many bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korčula. Includes breakfast & lunch.

Early morning departure towards the island of Mljet with a swim stop on Pelješac peninsula en route. Part of the Mljet island is a national park (entrance fee included). In the afternoon,  visit the seawater lakes, then cross to the peaceful, tiny St Mary’s isle in the middle of the large lake to visit the church and the monastery. Walk or hire a bike to explore paths and trails around these stunning lakes. Overnight in the port of Polača/Pomena depending on the weather and capacities. Includes breakfast & lunch.

As the vessel returns to Dubrovnik, enjoy the stunning views of one of the world’s most beautifully preserved medieval cities. Approaching it by the sea is a special thrill. Writer George Bernard Shaw described it as “heaven on earth”.  Cruise alongside the old city walls for a true perspective of the majesty and beauty of Dubrovnik. Once moored, all afternoon at leisure to wander and explore. Meander through the narrow streets, exploring the ancient architecture, walk the famous ramparts (1940 meters long!) or visit museums such as Sponza or Rectors. Overnight in Dubrovnik. Includes breakfast & lunch.

Gather for one last breakfast at the vessel, followed by goodbyes with the crew and all your new and old friends. Transfer to the airport unless continuing with a custom post-cruise land tour.

Escorted yacht Charter - map

Want to learn more about Katarina Line and cruising the Dalmatian Coast?  Check out our Maria’s interview with RTE-Travel Talk!

Note: Katarina Line and the captain of the vessel reserve the right to change and modify the route due to weather conditions as well as conditions in the ports visited. The order of visits may be different from published in case of ports being overly crowded and too busy and intend to give the customer a better experience overall. Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, Katarina Line ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships to get to the shore. In such cases, clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruise is not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

Escorted Yacht Cruise Aurelia


The beautiful MV Aurelia was launched in 2021 with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities.

Main salon with dining area, bar and lounge area with smart TV, radio. There is also a lounge bar on the top deck.

Fully air-conditioned cabins equipped with hairdryer, safe deposit box, LCD TV, internal phone and vanity set.
There are 19 modern, en-suite cabins, sound-proofed for your comfort of which 9 VIP upper deck cabins each with their own private balcony.
Ship has a large sundeck with a bar, rooftop jacuzzi, deck chairs and sun loungers.
There is also a swimming platform and two outdoor showers, and mini pool on stern for your enjoyment.


  • Fully air-conditioned luxury dining room
  • Highly attentive, personal service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • LEISURE EQUIPMENT: Tender boat (8 pax), snorkelling & swimming equipment

Discover The Warmth of Croatian Hospitality

Dubrovnik, known as “The Pearl of the Adriatic”. Are you up for an exciting couple of days in one of the world’s most glorious cities? Hotel Lero is only a 15-minute walk from the UNESCO-protected Old City of Dubrovnik and a 5-minute walk from the famous pebble Miramare Beach. 

September 14th – 16th, 2023

  • Double Room 119 € per person
  • Single Room 211 € per person
  • City Tax 3 € per person
  • Includes Welcome Dinner on the 15th
  • Daily buffet breakfast & porterage included

Your Hosts, Beth & Pete Schulberg

Escorted Yacht charter Beth and Pete

ABOUT BETH – Beth Schulberg has owned Cruise and Travel Specialists since 2002. She realizes what makes the difference in remaining a viable business are the relationships she has with her clients along with excellent service and travel knowledge. If you’re looking for an experience of a lifetime, you’ve found the right travel specialist. Having been on over 100 cruises since she started this business, she knows because she goes.

Email Beth at


Terms & Conditions:  Prices are per person double occupancy and include the special listed inclusions above for this charter. Room assignments will be made in the category you selected when you board the ship. You will not be able to select your cabin location, only the category, The room location is at Katarina Line’s cruise directors discretion.

Deposit is $400.00 per person, fully refundable until September 1st 2022. After September 16, 2022 the deposit is non refundable. Beth will send out “Travelguard’s Group” insurance policy for your review prior to September 16th. This policy is a low cost group plan that we highly recommend.

Final payment is due no later than March 16th, 2023. Once final payment is made all monies received are non refundable. We highly recommend purchasing our low cost group Travel Insurance plan from Travelguard.

Please note the rate is quoted in Euro’s. The deposit is quoted in US dollars. At the time of final payment, you will be charge based on the exchange rate for the entire per person price and deduct the amount of deposit you have paid in US dollars.

This is by invitation only.  Categories will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

Covid-19 requirements in place, please inquire. Other restrictions may apply.

Cruise & Travel Specialists reserves the right to change any fares, fees or promotions regarding this cruise, at any time and to correct any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in this publication at any time without notice.