PREMIUM CRUISE HOLIDAY: Explore the dazzling Dalmatian coast with its beautiful secluded bays, perfect beaches and charming villages. Stopping at a new island each night, including glamorous Hvar and architecturally-rich Korcula, as well as Dubrovnik and Split. With plenty of time to swim, sunbathe and relax onboard.
Welcome to Croatia
Saturday – Welcome to Split. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to Split harbour where you can embark the ship anytime after 14.00. Over a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Director and the crew and get acquainted with the rules and safety measures. Your journey begins with a dinner onboard and overnight in Split.
Overnight: Onboard (Split) | Dinner
Split - Sibenik. After Breakfast we take a coach trip to Skradin, a charming town situated on a bay in the Krka River at the entrance to Krka National Park. You'll have some time at leisure here to discover the highlights of the area. Later we head to the small Dalmatian coastal town of Trogir a quaint UNESCO listed town situated on a small island connected to the mainland and the larger island of Ciovo by bridges. Enjoy some free time to explore the town and visit the incredible Cathedral of St Lawrence, arguably one of the best examples of sacral architecture in Croatia. Next, we visit Sibenik, here we enjoy a walking tour through the narrow streets, visiting the Gothic Renaissance Cathedral of St James which is one of the most stunning examples of Gothic-Renaissance architecture and is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
Overnight: Onboard (Sibenik) | Breakfast, Dinner
Sibenik - Vis. This morning we'll depart Sibenik and head towards the Island of Vis. Arrive at Vis this afternoon, known for its beautiful bays and stunning sandy beaches. Once used as a strategic naval Yugoslav base, it was closed to the public for 40 years, untouched by tourism development. Today visitors can enjoy a place that’s been likened to the “Mediterranean as it once was.” Vis Town and Komiza are the two main towns on the island, and both are typical Dalmatian towns with lovely stone houses and narrow cobble stoned streets. In the restaurants and taverns in Vis Town and Komiza you can try the most delicious, fresh seafood dishes. There's free time to discover this traditional Croatian paradise your way.
Overnight: Onboard (Vis) | Breakfast, Lunch
Vis - Hvar - Pucisca. We set sail during breakfast this morning heading towards the beautiful island of Hvar. Known for its stunning fields of lavender and rosemary, here you will find stunning coastlines and charming historical towns.. Reaching the town of Hvar, your expert local guide will take you on a tour of the ancient streets. After exploring this mesmerising town, we head towards the Island of Brac, Arriving into Pucisca, you'll enjoy a visit to a stonemasonry school nearby to learn about the centuries old tradition of stonemasonry on this beautiful island.
Overnight: Onboard (Pucisca) | Breakfast, Dinner
Pucisca - Korcula. This morning we depart for Korcula, an island abundant with legends and tales, stopping for lunch in a secluded bay en route. This walled town was the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo, and we'll follow in his footsteps with a guided tour of its 'fishbone'-patterned streets. There are plenty of dining choices - Korcula is packed with bars, clubs, and restaurants offering views of the town's incredible sunsets.
Overnight: Onboard (Korcula) | Breakfast, Lunch
Korcula - Mljet - Slano. Today we travel to Mljet. The national park on the island is the home of two salty lakes connected to the sea via a narrow canal. Nature lovers will get a thrill from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking to the small inlet in the center of the lake, charming with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Enjoy a refreshing dip before setting sail back to the mainland and the small settlement of Slano. In vicinity of Slano, the petite town of Ston claims its fame for many things gourmand: potent wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels.
Overnight: Onboard (Slano) | Breakfast, Dinner
Slano - Dubrovnik. Today we will set sail to Croatia’s southernmost gem and the renowned hotspot, Dubrovnik. Glimpse at its beauty sailing beneath the mighty City Walls, much in the same way its enemies and allies used to, before dropping anchor in the port of Gruž. Dubrovnik’s city walls will transport you back in time to when this was an independent republic which successfully rivaled the Venetian Republic. Enjoy an evening of romance, glitz and glam, as tonight we stay overnight on board in Dubrovnik.
Overnight: Onboard (Dubrovnik) | Breakfast, Lunch
Saturday. Today marks the end of your cruising adventure in Croatia and you are free to leave after breakfast this morning (disembarking by 9am).