Madam Gretchen,USA

We knew from the minute the Adriatic Holiday’s crew of three (Ante the captain, Antonijo the chef and wonderful do-it-all Luka) met us on the dock in Dubrovnik that it was going to be a fantastic trip. And we hadn’t even seen the gulet yet! They exuded warmth and friendliness, welcoming us aboard with family-made grappa and a choice of cherry or walnut liqueur. We settled into our very adequate cabins that had big portholes and newly renovated bathrooms. That first night we stayed in port waiting for more favorable weather the next day and that evening we experienced our first dinner aboard. The finest restaurant could not have produced a finer meal–and chef Antonijo is too tall to even stand up in the galley! We had opted for the seafood-heavy menu and it did not disappoint. It was fun watching Antonijo and Luka fishing knowing it was our dinner they were catching. There were just four of us aboard–all in our 70’s and 80’s–one with real mobility issues walking with a cane. The crew made sure we always had a hand to grasp when we needed it and helped us get in and out of the dinghy with no problem when we were anchored in a bay and needed to get to shore. Our only disappointment was that we motored most of the way, not getting under full sail–and that the 7-day trip was way too short! We loved every minute of it and, like all the other reviewers, are looking forward to doing it again.