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Running on Waves

Adriatic Plus Cruise from Dubrovnik to Athens

Running on Waves is a traditional cruise tall ship designed for round-the-globe journeys and offers the highest level of comfort with full sailing equipment and high-performance engines. A voyage under the sails of Running on Waves is a unique experience and its itineraries offer guests a range of wonderful journeys including exploratory island cruises, adventure tours, or be a member of a sails crossing or regatta. The sailing ship can accommodate up to 42 passengers in very comfortable cabins and its amenities include a restaurant, bar and a spacious sun deck with jacuzzi. There is also a fully equipped diving centre, kayaks, sea skis, windsurfing, wakeboards and an underwater towing vehicle at your disposal (dive master can be provided upon request). You may also partake in yoga classes in the fresh sea air or perhaps learn how to manage the sails, climb masts, orient yourself by the skies, make sea knots, and map out the ship’s itinerary.





Embark the ship in Gruz Harbour, Dubrovnik.

Day 1: Dubrovnik

Board the ship at the port of Gruz in Dubrovnik. Settle into your cabin and meet the crew.

Day 2: Kotor

Spend the day at Kotor, a fortified town on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast. The Old City of Kotor is brimming with Medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage that have made Kotor a UNESCO listed “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site”.

Day 3: At Sea

Spend the day at sea as the ship sails towards Corfu.

Day 4: Corfu

Arrive in Corfu, an island off Greece’s northwest coast in the Ionian Sea. Defined by rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. Its cultural heritage reflects years spent under Venetian, French and British rule until 1864 when it was reunited with Greece. Find imposing Venetian fortresses, medieval lanes and grand palaces.

Day 5: Lefkas

Arrive at the idyllic island of Lefkas. The island is ringed by turquoise blue waters and its wild rugged centre shimmers and sways with vineyards, olive groves and farm land.

Day 6: Ithaca

Arrive in Ithaca, a small island situated in the Ionian Sea. Here you may admire the small harbours, ancient ruins and rugged coastline. The island is also celebrated as the mythical home of Homer’s Odysseus.

Day 7: Itea - Corinth Canal

Arrive at Itea located on a prime spot on Gulf of Corinth with several fine beaches. It is also the gateway to the ancient ruins of Delphi and Mount Parnassus. Next the ship will sail through the impressive Corinth Canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea.

Day 8: Lavrion, Athens

After your final breakfast onboard disembark the ship in Lavrion.


Disembark the ship in Lavrion/Nafplion, Athens.


  • 7 nights' accommodation on board Running on Waves
  • Full Board during cruise.
  • Coffee/tea and still water and crackers from bar counter
  • Kayaks, windsurf boards, fins and masks for snorkeling
  • Entertainment on board including show and animation programs, sail practices, yoga classes and karaoke
  • SAT TV in cabins
  • Jacuzzi


  • International transportation
  • Port and Safety Taxes
  • Transfers to and from the ship
  • Bus excursions
  • Dive master can be provided but needs to be pre-booked at an additional cost
  • Water skis and wakeboards (at an additional cost)
  • Rent of underwater towing scooters
  • Visas (where required)
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services
  • Gratuities EUR8 per day (at passengers discretion)

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