The coronavirus lockdown has been a long and unsettling period, particularly for key workers across the UK, who have continued working under difficult circumstances.
As a token of thank you to all for their bravery and hard work, Croatia specialists Cruise Croatia are offering key workers a free luxury cruise next summer - and the company is calling for people to nominate those who deserve it most.
Where will the cruise sail to?
Cruise Croatia is offering a free cabin on six of its 2021 summer sailings, which travel between Split and Dubrovnik.
The free offer is being made available to all key workers, from healthcare workers, to teachers, postal workers, refuse teams, supermarket workers, emergency services, delivery drivers, social workers and others, who all played an important role during the coronavirus pandemic.
The lucky travellers will get to hop aboard a small luxury cruise ship with a guest for seven deluxe nights at sea, with the cruises sailing through July and August next year.
One free cabin is being offered on the following dates:
- 17 July, 31 July and 14 August - travelling from Split to Dubrovnik
- 24 July, 7 August and 21 August - travelling from Dubrovnik to Split
The cruise specialists specialise in small, luxury sailings, with a maximum of 40 guests travelling on board.
The seven night journey will explore the cities of both Split and Dubrovnik, with various stops along the way, including a visit to the Krka National Park. Here, guests will have the chance to swim under waterfalls.
There will also be an excursion to the Blue Cave in the small island of Bisevo, an opportunity to go wine tasting at a traditional family-run winery in Hvar, and the chance to try your hand at fresh oyster farming in Ston.
Guests will be treated to a welcome reception on their first night on board, as well as dinner on the Captain’s table on the final evening.
How do I nominate someone?
If you know a key worker who you think is deserving of one of the spots on board, you can submit a nomination online on their behalf.
Alternatively, key workers can also nominate themselves for the opportunity.
Nominations will remain open until Friday 17 July 2020 and the six nominees will be randomly selected by Cruise Croatia.
Verification of the nominee’s role as a key worker will be required on acceptance of the offer.