PREMIUM CRUISE HOLIDAY: Cruising from Dubrovnik on a stunning 8 day cruise. Relax onboard as you explore some of the best Dalmatian Islands in the region including Mljet National Park, cultural Korcula, exquisite Hvar, historic Vis, spectacular Krka National Park and buzzing Split before ending in picturesque Omis.
Saturday. Welcome to Croatia and the start of your cruising adventure. Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport you are be met and transferred to the ship in Gruz Harbour. Embarkation takes place after 14:00, and you are served a welcome drink on arrival. Your journey begins with dinner on board and after dinner, why not head out to explore beautiful Dubrovnik.
Overnight: Onboard - Dubrovnik | Dinner
Dubrovnik Old Town, Ston and Slano
Dubrovnik – Ston/Slano. After a delicious breakfast we take an optional guided tour of Dubrovnik Old Town. Dubrovnik is a town which never fails to captivate and has become increasingly popular around the world due the famous movie Star Wars and the series, Game of Thrones, which are two productions that have used the city for its filming.
This afternoon, we sail up the coast to the town of Slano – which was very popular for local nobility, who built their vast estates here. In neighbouring Ston, there is the opportunity to partake in the optional ‘Taste of Dalmatia tour’, which encompasses tasting the local delicacies including rich wines, ancient salt and mouth-watering mussels and oysters (book/pay locally).
Overnight: Onboard - Ston/Slano | Breakfast, Lunch
Stunning Mljet National Park and Korcula
Ston/Slano – Mljet – Korcula. After breakfast with a view it is time to set sail to the beautiful green island of Mljet. The island is a national park which is home to two salt lakes that are connected by a narrow canal. Those who like to get close to nature will love it here and there are ample opportunities to hike and cycle here. Kayaking is also recommended and a good way to get to the charming 12th century monastery on an island within the lake.
Our journey continues to Korcula this afternoon with a stop for swimming along the way. Claimed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, Korcula has some of the finest stonework you can see in Croatia. There is an optional walking tour of Korcula available, or your can independantly explore at your leisure.
Overnight: Onboard - Korcula | Breakfast, Lunch
Korcula – Hvar - Vis. Today we sail to the sunny island of Hvar. A favourite with the rich and famous, Hvar is home to more UNESCO cultural sites than anywhere else in the world – an impressive achievement for such a small island. An optional walking tour of Hvar is available (book/pay locally). This afternoon we sail over to fascinating Vis – a former top secret Yugoslav military base which is now open to the public and full of pristine nature.
Overnight: Onboard - Vis | Breakfast, Dinner
Vis & Sibenik
Vis – Sibenik. This morning you will have the opportunity to further explore Vis – a truly captivating and historic island. There is a Greek cemetery, Roman baths and an English fort as well as tributes to the Yugoslav militia. A guided tour is highly recommended in order to get a real insight into the exciting history of Vis. Later, we sail to the mainland and to the town of Sibenik for an optional walking tour (book/pay locally). The rest of the day and evening is at your leisure, to explore this gorgeous town. Dinner isn’t included tonight so why not discover some of the lovely eateries in Sibenik.
Overnight: Onboard - Sibenik | Breakfast, Lunch
Sibenik – Krka – Skradin – Split. Today we take a coach trip to the small town of Skradin, the keeper of the mouth of the River Krka and the gateway to the stunning national park. Wild waterfalls and serene lakes are aplenty here and it is definitely worth a visit. We continue to Trogir, a small island that is home to some stunning architecture of Greek and Roman heritage. End the day in Split, a pretty little city and home to the Diocletian’s Palace – a former Roman Emperor’s retirement estate.
Overnight: Onboard - Split | Breakfast, Dinner
Split – Brac – Omis. Departing Split we sail to Brac, the home of stunning Croatian marble and world famous limestone. Architectural wonders like the White House in Washington DC and the Bundestag in Berlin are made with limestone from this island. Returning to the mainland, we spend our last night in the pretty settlement of Omis, at the start of the Cetina River.
Overnight: Onboard - Omis | Breakfast, Lunch
Our Croatian joureny comes to an end
Omis. After our farewell breakfast it is time to say goodbye to your crew and disembark the ship.
'Select Ship' - catagory of ship
Our 'Select' small ships are named vessels, ie. M/S Adriatic Pearl or M/S Agape Rose, that operate a particular route week in week out. The individual features and facilities on board vary from ship to ship though typically these cruisers are of a deluxe standard or higher and always include en suite facilities, air-conditioned cabins with a mix of twin or double beds. The cruiser 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 Ships' are motor cruisers.
Further information about the specific features and facilities of this vessel, including layout, cabin dimensions and maximum cruise speed can be found on the tour web page, 'Ship Details' ta'.
Upper deck or below deck cabins
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.
For further information about best time to visit, visa's, top travel tips and more, please see our Croatia travel guide.
Prices & Dates
Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room/cabin. The 'Single supplement' is compulsory for solo travellers or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room/cabin and the amount needs to be added to the per person price. The single supplement offers the comfort of your own room and is also available to any other person wanting their own room/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 Agape Rose, Croatia Sailing
Built in 2017, the Agape Rose offers passengers total luxury during their Croatian sailing trip. Rooms are all tastefully furnished and include either a window or a porthole as well as ensuite facilities. There is a lounge area on the upper deck that comes complete with club tables, a fully stocked bar and an LCD TV. On the top deck, also known as the sun deck, there is a an open air space equipped with sun loungers for those wishing to soak up some sunshine. Standard rates include a breakfast and lunch buffet.
M/S Adriatic Star , Croatia Sailing
Set to be commissioned in 2020, the MS Adriatic Star offers 18 en suite cabins spread over the main and lower deck. Each cabin is fully air-conditioned and has a window or porthole, alongside an LCD TV and power plugs. At the rear of the boat you’ll find a shaded lounge area with comfortable sofas and tables, while the upper deck houses an air-conditioned salon-restaurant and bar. Free WIFI is also available in these areas. If you’re looking to unwind, you’ll want to head up to the top deck to soak up the sun and take a dip in the Jacuzzi.
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.