CRUISE HOLIDAY: Explore the dazzling Dalmatian coast with its beautiful secluded bays, perfect beaches and beautiful villages. Stopping at a new island each night, including glamorous Hvar and architecturally-rich Korcula, as well as Dubrovnik and Split.
Saturday. Welcome to Croatia and the start of your cruising adventure! You will be met at Dubrovnik airport and transferred to Gruz Harbour where embarkation takes place after 14.00. You will be served a welcome drink when you board the boat and you can settle into your cabin. The cruise begins with dinner on board, then why not head out to explore beautiful Dubrovnik this evening.
Overnight: Dubrovnik - Onboard | Dinner
Dubrovnik - Korcula. After breakfast this morning you can start the day with an optional walking tour of Dubrovnik, whether you are discovering Dubrovnik for the first or fiftieth time this enchanting city never fails to impress. Early afternoon departure for Korcula, a small town of immense beauty located on the north-eastern part of the island. On the way, we’ll stop for a break on one of the scenic Elaphiti Islands, and lunch is served on board. We arrive in Korcula late afternoon and spend the night here. The medieval core of the town is built in a fishbone-like pattern on a small peninsula protruding into the sea, offering a great view of the sunsets it is known for.
Walking tours (bookable and payable locally): In the morning you can enjoy a guided tour of Dubrovnik, walking through the maze of narrow streets and lively piazzas you soak in the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site before heading to Korcula. Here, you learn all about its long history, ingenious building strategies, outstanding stonework, peculiar layout and the famous merchant traveller, Marco Polo, who was born and spent his childhood in Korcula.
Overnight: Korcula - Onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Korcula - Brac - Omis. This morning, enjoy a scenic cruise towards the island of Brac, passing through the scenic Peljesac Channel, around the tip of Peljesac Peninsula and the south-eastern tip of the island of Hvar. We then dock at Pucisca, a town nestled in a beautiful bay on Brac, surrounded by stone quarries that yield some of the whitest and best quality limestone in the world, famously used to decorate the façade of Washington's White House in Washington DC or Bundestag in Berlin. You can join an optional visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you learn of the Brac limestone, the centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use. Later today we cruise to Omiš, where we dock for the night. Consider exploring the Cetina River Canyon optional excursion, via a boat excursion.
Overnight: Omis - Onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Omis - Split. This morning there is an excursion by coach through the Sibenik Hinterland to the towns of Skradin, Sibenik, and Trogir. Skradin is located at the entrance to a National Park, while the old town of Sibenik has been a coastal fortress hub since the late 11th century. Trogir, situated on a small island between the mainland and the island of Ciovo, is famed for its Romanesque-Gothic architecture, which landed it on the list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.
This afternoon we continue our cruise to Split, our port of call for the day. Upon arrival you are free to enjoy Split's Old Town and the monumental Diocletian Palace built over 1,700 years ago. For those who have opted for the walking tour package, you learn all about Split and its history from your knowledgeable guide. Later, perhaps join the locals and enjoy a cup of coffee on their much beloved seaside promenade.
Overnight: Split - Onboard | Breakfast, Dinner
Split - Hvar - Vela Luka (Korcula Island). Today we cruise towards Hvar, known as the sunniest island in Croatia and famous for its endless fields of lavender and rosemary, its red wine, stunning waterfront, beautiful coast and historical towns. Hvar, is a town of immense beauty that buzzes with vibrant energy in the summer sun. Upon arrival, if you've opted for the walking tour package, our expert local guide will take you for a walk around the ancient streets of Hvar.
Afterwards we continue for a swim at the beautiful archipelago of Pakleni Otoci, and onwards to our final stop today, Vela Lula Korcula Island, arriving late afternoon where you are free to explore at leisure. This evening we enjoy the Captains dinner aboard the ship.
Overnight: Vela Luka - Onboard | Breakfast, Dinner
Vela Luka (Korcula Island) - Mljet NP - Slano . Departing Vela Luka this morning your Captain will hand-pick a secluded bay where the anchor is dropped for a swimming stop in the crystal blue Adriatic, surrounded by pine trees and the sound of crickets. Afterwards, continue cruising to Pomena on the island of Mljet, where you have the option to visit the Mljet National Park located on the western side of the island and known for its immense beauty and its two turquoise saltwater lakes surrounded by thick forest.
For the rest of the afternoon, you have plenty of free time to explore the park independently - consider renting bikes for a leisurely cycle or go for a walk along the numerous paths around the lakes or in the forests. You can also rent kayaks and explore the surface of the magnificent lakes to observe the scenery from a different perspective. For something more relaxing, you can hop onto the small boat that takes you to a tiny island on one of the lakes, home to the monastery and church of St. Mary’s, built in the 12th century. Here, you can enjoy a cup of coffee whilst soaking up the stunning views. The final leg of the journey brings us to Slano where the boat will dock for the night.
Overnight: Slano - Onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Slano - Ston - Lopud Island - Dubrovnik. After breakfast you are free to take the optional Taste of Dalmatia guided tour. On this tour you’ll visit Ston, a small town famous for its 5km-long city walls, the longest in Europe. Visit a local winery where you have the opportunity to sample some of the finest Dalmatian wines, succulent oysters and mussels. Those who do not opt for the tour can spend the time at leisure in Slano independently exploring.
Later, we continue to Dubrovnik en route a stop is made for a dip on Lopud Island. Cruising beneath the old City Walls to Port Gruž, where we spend our final night on board. Here you can opt to join a guided tour of Dubrovnik Old Town. Surrounded in immense city walls, as if in a universe of its own, the world-famous facades line up as you walk the same streets like the cast and crews of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood.
Overnight: Dubrovnik - Onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Disembark in Dubrovnik
Saturday - Dubrovnik. Today marks the end of your cruising adventure in Croatia and you are free to leave after breakfast this morning (disembarking by 9am). Included airport or Dubrovnik city hotel departure transfer.
Upper deck or below deck cabin?
On all of our Croatia cruise holidays, you have the choice of an on deck (upper) or below deck cabin. Below deck cabins are located below the main deck or in the hull of the ships. They do have windows or port holes that allow in natural light but these generally do not open. On deck cabins are either on the main deck or top floor of the boat. These all have opening windows that allow in the breeze. There is a supplement for upgrading to on deck cabins, please see the ‘extra prices’ section located at the bottom of the ‘prices and departures’ tab for details. Choose your option at time of booking to secure your place.
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Prices & Dates
'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a cabin. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a cabin with or anyone wanting the privacy of their own cabin.Read More
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
M/S Adriatic Pearl, Croatia Sailing
The Adriatic Pearl has 18 air-conditioned en suite cabins and was commissioned in 2012 and completely refurbished in 2018. On the main deck and the upper deck there is a communal bathroom with showers. The upper deck houses a fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant with a fully equipped bar and LCD TV. At the rear of the boat you can find a shaded lounge area with club tables and comfortable sofas. The top deck, also called the 'sun deck' offers 155 sq. metres of space and is equipped with sun loungers. WIFI is available free of charge in the salon and in the rear part of the boat. Cabin furnishings include a cupboard, a cabinet and a window or a porthole and equipped with power plugs. Bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower, toilette, hairdryer and a vanity with a sink.