Dan O'Donnell Cruise - Venice to Dubrovnik

Venice to Dubrovnik! On a Mega-Yacht! Wow!

I am so freaking excited about this, I don’t even know where to begin. You know me, I love hanging out with my listeners. And what better way to do so than on our very own mega yacht in the Adriatic Sea? By day we’ll tour the best of Croatia. By night, we’ll enjoy cocktails and laughs in the company of an incredible group of WISN listeners.

Oh, and did I mention that we’ll be cruising on a mega-yacht!? I still can’t get over it. You, me, and just under 100 listeners. That’s it! Just us!

I’ve always wanted to see Venice. We’ll spend two nights there. I’ve always wanted to see Dubrovnik. We’ll spend two nights there. Plus, seven nights cruising the Croatia coast to see this incredibly beautiful country. Just about everything is included. Meals, drinks, touring, tips, and a whole lot more.

Check out all the information below and see for yourself why I am so excited. Then, lock in your cabin because I’m telling you, this will not last long.

I sincerely hope you will join me!


Meet Your Host: Dan O’Donnell - WISN

Dan O'Donnell has more than a decade of experience as a radio news anchor, reporter, and news and sports talk show host. He is a two-time winner of broadcast journalism’s prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award and has won nearly 20 regional Murrow Awards and Wisconsin Broadcasters’ Awards for excellence. Dan has worked as a Wisconsin correspondent for FOX News Radio, CBS News Radio, ABC News Radio, In Session TV, and HLN’s “Nancy Grace.”

A lifelong Wisconsinite who grew up just four miles from WISN’s studio, Dan is a graduate of both Marquette University and The University of Wisconsin Law School. He is a licensed (but thankfully non-practicing) attorney, so please try not to hold that against him. Dan now lives in Milwaukee with his wife Megan and their three children.

Per Person Double Occupancy

SAVE $1000 per couple when you book by Friday 3/21

Single Supplement: $5,999
(Limited Availability)

June 5-17, 2024

13 Days / 12 Nights


Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Depart the USA for Venice, Italy today.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Arrive in Venice
Arrive in the “City of Water,” a place built on a cluster of over 100 islands, each connected by canals and more than 400 bridges. Spend some time exploring the city at your own pace before coming together with fellow WISN travelers for a welcome reception this evening.

Friday, June 7, 2024

Explore Venice
This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the breathtaking city of Venice! Explore St. Mark’s Square, Dog’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica, Bridge of Sighs, and Rialoto Bridge. Afterwards, you’ll have some free time for shopping. You might consider trying out one of the options available this afternoon. This evening, discover the numerous popular restaurants that Venice has to offer. (B)

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Embark on your Private Yacht
Enjoy the morning in Venice before you board your private yacht, the Emerald Sakara, this afternoon. Tonight, mingle with Dan and your other WISN companions while enjoying cocktails under the stars. (B, D)

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Rovinj, Croatia
Begin your day with a guided walking tour of Rovinj, renowned for its charming cobblestone streets that lead to a hilltop church. This place is also celebrated as a living cultural treasure, with vibrant frescoes, galleries, and museums scattered across the town. (B, L, D)

Monday, June 10, 2024

In the morning, embark on a guided walking tour of Zadar. Discover the historical capital of Dalmatia, a delightful city brimming with tales and captivating stories as you stroll along its ancient streets. The city is embraced by Venetian walls dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore renowned landmarks like the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun, and wander through the city’s oldest street, Kalelarga, immersing yourself in its rich history and distinctive Mediterranean ambiance. Take a visit to the Gold & Silver Exhibition and the Museum of Ancient Glass. Later in the evening, join the Disco Party at the Sky Bar following dinner! (B, L, D)

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Arrive at the port of Sibenik today, renowned for the UNESCO World Heritage-designated St. James’ Cathedral and its distinctive black and orange hat. Sibenik holds deep-rooted traditions. As the country’s oldest native town, its history dates back to 1066, with historical treasures scattered throughout. Explore the medieval streets and the Square of the Four Wells on a guided walking tour. This evening, it’s your choice—one option could be savoring live music with a guitar vocalist while indulging in a post-dinner drink. (B, L, D)

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Today, you can discover Hvar at your own pace. It’s renowned as a sought-after summer retreat, featuring 13th-century walls, a fortress, and a central square adorned with Renaissance architecture and a Cathedral. The locals relish the beaches, fragrant lavender fields, and the proximity of neighboring islands. Later tonight, join your fellow travelers for a White Party, where you’ll dance beneath the stars and enjoy a memorable evening! (B, L, D)

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Experience the authentic charm of Dalmatian life in the captivating city of Split. When you step off the ship’s pier, you’ll be taken to the heart of the city. Split grew during the Middle Ages within the summer home of the influential Roman emperor Diocetian. On this guided walking tour, you’ll discover all the famous and significant landmarks that this 1,700-year-old city holds. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the bustling streets and walk through the narrow alleys. Don’t miss the Peristyle square, a Roman square within the palace, that’s been beautifully preserved. Right next to it, you’ll find the cathedral of St. Domnius, built within the emperor’s original mausoleum. It’s one of the oldest cathedrals globally, along with the former Jupiter temple, now the baptistery of St. John’s. After visiting the cathedral, you’ll explore the rest of the palace before finishing the tour in its cellars. Spend the rest of your time in Split exploring before heading back to the ship. (B, L, D)

Friday, June 14, 2024

Ranked as the sixth-largest island in the Adriatic, Korcula is cherished in Croatia. Its Old Town, often called “Little Dubrovnik” by the locals, presents a charming blend of medieval churches, palaces, and squares. The villages of Cara and Smokvica are renowned for producing Croatia’s signature dry white wine. Experience a guided walking tour through the cobblestone streets of this delightful medieval town. You’ll witness how the Venetian Renaissance style influenced the architecture, including visits to the St. Marc square, the town hall square, and the former city walls’ promenade. As you stroll, you’ll uncover insights about Korcula’s architecture, Marco Polo, the exterior of St. Marc’s cathedral, local cuisine, drinks, and must-see attractions. Tonight, consider joining your fellow travelers by dressing up for the Toga Party at the Aqua Pool Bar on the ship. (B, L, D)

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Arrive Dubrovnik
Reach Dubrovnik, often called the pearl of the Adriatic, and let the walled city capture your heart. Today, you have the freedom to explore at your own pace. Take your time to wander around, perhaps enjoying a drink while on the walls, tasting local dishes, or simply strolling through the medieval city’s enchanting streets. (B)

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Explore Dubrovnik
Today is a day for you to venture and discover! Later in the evening, come together with Dan and your fellow WISN travelers for a memorable farewell gathering at Vala Beach (weather permitting). Enjoy a delightful dinner, drinks, and some laughter as you reminisce about cherished memories with both old and newfound friends. (B, D)

Monday, June 17, 2024

Depart for home
Bid farewell to Croatia this morning, carrying cherished memories from your journey! (B)

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Korčula, Croatia

Split, Croatia

Hvar, Croatia

Šibenik, Croatia

Zadar, Croatia

Rovinj, Croatia

Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

53035 Monteriggioni, Province of Siena, Italy

53100 Siena, Province of Siena, Italy

53037 San Gimignano, Province of Siena, Italy

56048 Volterra, Province of Pisa, Italy

Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

Tuscany, Italy



  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers from Milwaukee to Chicago (ORD)
  • Economy Class Roundtrip Airfare from Chicago (ORD)*
  • Premium Hotel Accommodations Throughout Venice & Dubrovnik**
  • Exclusive 7-Day Private Yacht Charter Aboard the Emerald Sakara
  • All-Inclusive Wine, Beer, & Spirits Aboard the Emerald Sakara
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Expert English-speaking Guides
  • 25 Meals (11 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 8 Dinners)
  • Gratuities for Cruise Staff, Drivers, & Local Guides
  • Taxes and Fees as of 9/20/23
  • Complete Services of Cruise & Tour Including Tour Director

*Other gateways may be available upon request. Additional charges may apply.
**Hotels may be substituted due to unforeseen circumstances.
***ETIAS: The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) is a visa waiver/pre-screening program for ALL travelers who are visiting countries in the Schengen Area, Cyprus, Bulgaria, and Romania, expected to come into effect sometime in 2024. For more information, please visit the official website: www.etias.info.

Extraordinary Experiences

  • Cruise aboard a mega-yacht, chartered exclusively for Dan O’Donnell listeners.
  • Aboard the yacht, the drinks are on the house!
  • Get to know Dan during a Q&A session.
  • Spend two nights in Venice and Dubrovnik.



Not Included

  • Increases in Taxes, Fees, or Surcharges After 9/20/23
  • Travel Insurance
  • Air Upgrades
  • Airline Baggage Fees
  • Optional Tours
  • ETIAS Authorization
  • Items of a Personal Nature



Activity Level 3

This tour moves at a moderate pace where planned activities are extended and there will be limited leisure time. Days may begin earlier or end later in the evening. You can expect to be standing and walking for longer periods of time, climbing steps, walking uphill, walking along uneven surfaces, and extended riding in safari vehicles over rough terrain.



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- Steve & Carolyn
The anticipation was exciting, the realization was thrilling, and the end was filled with memories, stunning and lasting. I am enjoying being back home; however, I would sign up again without reservations! You are to be commended for the impeccable realization of the cruise which went without flaws. Thank you for a most enjoyable and perfect cruise!
- Monique

Emerald Sakara

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Terrace Suite
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Owners Suites
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Oceanview StateroomPer Person Double Occupancy$9,999
Oceanview StateroomSingle Supplement - Limited Availability$5,999
Balcony Suite - Cat BPer Person Double Occupancy$10,999
Balcony Suite - Cat APer Person Double Occupancy$11,799
Deluxe Balcony SuitePer Person Double Occupancy$13,999
Terrace SuitePer Person Double Occupancy$15,999
Yacht SuitePer Person Double Occupancy$16,999
Owners SuitePer Person Double Occupancy$24,999
4-Nt Tuscany ExtensionPer Person Double Occupancy$3,399
4-Nt Tuscany ExtensionSingle Supplement - Limited Availability$600
Business Class Air UpgradePer Person$4,999
Travel InsurancePer PersonQuote Will Be Provided

SAVE $1000 per couple when you book by Friday 3/21


      • A $1,500 per person deposit is required with your reservation.
      • A second deposit in the amount of $2,500 is due 11/8/23.
      • Final payment due 2/6/24.
      • All payments can be made by credit card or check.


      • Your initial $1,500 deposit is refundable through 11/8/23, less a $750 per person cancellation fee.
      • Between 11/8/23 and 2/6/24, the cancellation charge is 50% of deposits paid.
      • After 2/6/24 or non-appearance on departure day, 100% of the cost of your travel arrangements is forfeited.


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Please Note: Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion will be waived if you purchase the protection plan within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment. Options such as Cancel for Any Reason or Interrupt for Any Reason must also be purchased within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment.

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Covered events for trip
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