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What to expect on our Croatia sailing holidays

We use motor sailer vessels for our Croatia Sailing Holidays as the motor enables the boat to navigate between the islands and keep to the itinerary without being reliant upon the wind, although the sails may go up on occasion. The ships have a dining area and plenty of deck space to relax and enjoy the spectacular views and sea breeze.

Relax as you let the captain and his support crew take care of all the logistics. An onboard cook prepares breakfast and lunch each day, whilst in the evening, we offer you the chance to explore dining options at our numerous ports of call. Dalmatian food is very good indeed!

Individual ship design varies slightly from craft to craft, but all sailing ships offer a range of cabin types (top deck/on deck and below deck), which comfortably accommodate two people. Below deck have a small porthole, while the advantage of upgrading to a top deck/on deck cabin is that there is direct access to the deck and they have opening windows or portholes for fresh air, sunlight and sea views.

Life on board our ships is a relatively casual affair. Each cruise itinerary offers a mix of sailing, swim breaks and plenty of free time. Arriving into a different port of call each afternoon or evening, the ship docks for the night and you can go off and independently sightsee, shop, dine or enjoy drinks with your fellow passengers.

Our local captains and crew chart the ship, freshly prepare and serve your meals and help keep the boat clean and tidy. You'll be served a continental breakfast in the morning and lunch will typically consist of soup or pasta, a main course of chicken or fish with a side salad and a dessert. Dessert is usually seasonal fruits, ice cream or perhaps pancakes.

Ship Categories Available

Find the level of comfort that suits you with our range of vessels.

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Traditional Ships

Traditional ships are offered on all mot of our sailing itineraries, and offer mostly twin bunk cabin accommodation. Dependent upon the craft, double-bedded cabins are sometimes available.

An exclusive feature of the traditional ships is that all cabins offer private en suite bathrooms. Additionally these ships offer towels, plenty of hot water, board games and ample shaded and sun deck space to lounge about.

Please note these are known as Standard ships for departures in 2017.

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Premium and Premium Plus Ships

Premium ships are a class above our Traditional ships and are on offer each and every week on our Sailing Split and Cruise Dubrovnik holidays. Premium ships are also offered on most other trips most weeks of the season.

Premium ships offer a more spacious cabin with en-suite bathroom on newly built or fully renovated ships. Accommodation is mostly twin or double-bedded cabins, though bunk bed cabins are sometimes all that is available. Exclusive features of Premium ships include: air-conditioning in all cabins and in most of the common areas whilst sailing (no A/C is available when the boat is stationary), a guided sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik with an English speaking tour guide and a delicious Captain’s Feast.

Additionally, Premium ships offer plenty of hot water, towels, some linen, a TV and sound system in the reception area, board games and extensive sun and shaded deck space to lounge about.

If you fancy that little bit more from your trip to Croatia then our Premium Plus ships are might be just the ticket. These recently built mini deluxe vessels with all the features of our Premium ships but they are larger in size offering ample deck space. Premium Plus ships are used as an upgrade (from Premium) on our Adriatic Explorer and many other cruises and include all of the above plus you will also get two more guided tours on the islands.

Please note these ships are known as Comfort ships for departures in 2017.

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Deluxe Ships

Deluxe ships are a class above our Premium ships and are the vessel of choice on our Creme de la Croatia and Jewels of the Adriatic cruises. Deluxe ships are spacious newly built ships with well-appointed cabins featuring twin or double beds. All cabins have their own bathrooms, LCD TV and are air-conditioned. Deluxe ships also offer air-conditioning in most of the common areas whilst sailing (no a/c when boat is stationary), free Wi-Fi when in port, and have a spacious deck with sun loungers. Additionally, some Deluxe ships feature gym facilities and a plunge pool.

Exclusive features of our deluxe category include airport arrival and departure transfers from Split airport, an onboard English speaking tour leader to answer any questions you may have and provide commentary on the locations and sights you will see. There are also a guided sightseeing tours of Dubrovnik - including a dinner cruise and journey on a cable car, Hvar, Split and Korcula - including a wine tasting tour and a village feast. Plus, at the end of a wonderful week sailing all our deluxe cruises come to a close with a delicious Captain’s farewell dinner.

Please note these ships are known as Premium ships for departures in 2017.

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Select Ships

Our Select ships are named vessels ie M/S Dalmatia or M/S Adriatic Dream that operate a particular route week in week out. The individual features and facilities on board vary from boat to boat though typically these boats are of a superior to deluxe standard and always include en suite facilities, air-conditioned cabins with a mix of twin or double beds. The boat will have an air-conditioned restaurant and bar, sometimes a lounge and the sun deck will often have a W/C and shower for use during swim stops. Our Select Boats are motor boats.

Currently we have two Select ships operating on our Islands of the Adriatic cruise with the M/S Adriatic Princess and on our Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast with the Adriatic Pearl. Further information about the specific features and facilities of each vessel, including boat layout, cabin dimensions and maximum cruise speed can be found on the relevant tour page.

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