Explore Dubrovnik and stunning Dalmatian islands and coastline on this classic Croatia cruise. Spend your mornings admiring the spectacular scenery from the sun deck and swimming in crystal clear Adriatic Sea. In the afternoons and evenings you can explore old historical towns of Hvar, Korcula, and magnificent Split, built into the towering remains of Emperor Diocletian's Palace. We also visit Mljet National Park, where you can swim, walk or cycle around the lakes, hire a canoe or take a boat ride to the monastery set on an island on the lake on the island. In the evenings you are free to explore the many restaurants and cafes of the beautiful towns we are moored in.
Your vessel was built in Croatia specifically to cruise the Croatian coastline and the Adriatic Islands. You will have breakfast and lunch on board as you cruise, and there is plenty of time to relax in the lounge or on the sundeck. The vessel holds a maximum of 40 passengers and during the week you will usually make great friends amongst the other passengers who often hail from North America, Australasia, Europe and other places as well as the UK.
Dubrovnik town walls, swimming at secluded beaches, jet-set island Hvar, national park Mljet
Check in from 11.00 h onwards at GRUŽ harbour. Departure for the small village of Slano on the mainland, a peaceful fishermen's village. We enjoy authentic village dinner in Smokovljani where you can taste all the specialties this rural area has to offer. As a part of their property, there is a ranch with animals and the old stone threshing floor surrounded by olive trees, figs and other autohtonic plants in all beauty of nature, where you can hear the voice of crickets and birds chirping.
Morning departure towards the Korčula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Early afternoon arrival in Korčula. On this Island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else while you wander along the herringbone pattern streets with our guided tour. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants where you can continue your gourmet experience and there are many bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korčula.
Early in the morning we depart towards Makarska, the famous tourist destination with many restaurants and bars and a beautiful promenade along the famous beach. Enjoy the magic of Makarska Riviera and be sure to take a walk along the city streets – with abundance of churches and other cultural sites. Afternoon swim at one of the wonderful beaches. From there, those feeling adventurous can join our optional river rafting on the streams of the Cetina river or adrenaline pumping zipline over Cetina river canyon and meet the ship again in Makarska. Captains dinner with live entertainment on board. Overnight in Makarska.
After breakfast we continue towards Pučišća, a typical Mediterranean place, situated on the northern side of Brač island at the bottom of a deep bay. This place is home to the world famous white stone of Brač. We will be visiting one of the few stone masonry workshops left in Europe. We arrive in Split in the afternoon. Split is Croatia’s second city, a busy university and maritime town and the capital of the Dalmatia region. Split is a city under UNESCO protection, and its historical and cultural monuments are wondrous both to local inhabitants, but also to the many visitors who fall in love with this 1,000 plus year old beauty. Join a sightseeing tour of the old town including Diocletian's palace which the Roman emperor had built as his retirement home.
Early morning departure we continue our cruise towards the island of Brač - Bol, best known for its famous Zlatni rat beach (Golden horn), a natural phenomenon that with its distinct shape and form dominates other beaches of Croatia. Directional winds and waves cause the shape of the beach to often change. Our next destination is Hvar. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. While you enjoy our guided tour, you can see magnificent, Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also, the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded here in 1612. Hvar Town offers plenty of restaurants, bars cafes and clubs, open long into the night. Hvar is often referred to as the sunshine and jet-set island.
We continue our journey towards the island and national park of Mljet. Lunch on board. Free time to enjoy the salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the sun and sea on this tranquil island. The large lake is inside the National park (entrance included), and in the middle one can visit an old abbey and church, or just use a canoe to roam around lakes in the National park. Bicycles can also be hired to cycle around the paths surrounding the lakes. Overnight in port and dinner onboard.
Departure towards Dubrovnik with breakfast en route. Enjoy the unforgettable natural beauty along the coast towards Dubrovnik which was referred to as “heaven on earth” by famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Lunch on board and we arrive in Dubrovnik in the early afternoon. Join our guided tour and take a walk through STRADUN which is both a street and a square and explore the tiny squares and alleyways inside the city walls. If you are both enthusiastic and energetic, we recommend a walk along the top of the 1940m long city walls or take a cable car ride to top of Srđ mountain for the best panoramic views of the old city (ticket included)! In the evening enjoy the traditional and authentic Croatian song and dance performance by the Linđo Folklore Ensemble. (Ticket included)
After an early breakfast say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!
15 August, 2020 to 22 August, 2020
Cabins built by up-to-date standards, fully equipped with A/C, safe deposit box, fire alarm and audio system for announcements by the captain or Tour Director. In addition each cabin has life jackets, desk and tabouret, wardrobe, night stand, small sofa and a porthole window. Bathrooms are equipped with toilet, shower, wash basin and hair dryer. Some cabins have indoor passage access to the bar and restaurant area.
On deck cabins are situated on main and top deck.
Example picture - Cabins may vary
Cabins built by up-to-date standards, fully equipped with A/C, safe deposit box, fire alarm and audio system for announcements by the captain or Tour Director. In addition each cabin has life jackets, desk and chair, wardrobe, night stand, small sofa and a porthole window. Bathrooms are equipped with toilet, shower, wash basin and hair dryer. Some cabins have indoor passage access to the bar and restaurant area.
Under deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck.
Example picture - Cabins may vary
Croatian Deluxe Ships
Vessel Type: Small Ship
Lenght: 42.8 meters to 47 meters
Passenger Capacity: 34 to 44
Built: 2011 - 2017
Deluxe ships are modern and state of the art ships 42 to 47 meters in length. Spacious sun deck includes a hot tub and sun beds to enjoy wonderful Adriatic scenery. Deluxe vessels feature spacious, lavishly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, safety deposit box, bathroom toiletries, hair dryer, cupboard & wardrobe cabinet. Cabins are 12 to 17m2 in size. Included services: airport transfers, buffet breakfasts and four course lunches, drink with lunch, Captain's dinner with live music, additional dinner in a typical Croatian setting, sightseeings, English speaking tour manager, various entrance fees, various tastings, Visitors' tax & port fees, luggage handling, daily cabin serviceю
Brand new addition to our fleet is a stunning 43 meters long and almost 9 meters wide Deluxe vessel. Built in 2015 with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities Admiral offers a maximum capacity of 39 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins and 1 single cabin, hot tub and a salon on the upper deck, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests.
MV Aquamarin, sister ship of MV Admiral, is a new deluxe vessel with planned maiden voyage in 2017.
MV FANTAZIJA is a new DELUXE category vessel 42.8 m long and 8.84 m wide, constructed in 2015.
Length - 44,45 m, Width - 8,15 m, Built - 2017
Newly built luxurious ship, with spacious cabins, twin or double beds. All cabins with own bathrooms, and with air-condition, sundecks and restaurant area.
Length - 44,70 m, Width - 8,60 m, Built - 2017
Pictures shown below are from various ships in fleet, actual layout of cabins and ship may differ.
Please Note: the deckplan below is an example only (Admiral) and may vary from your ship.
Voyage on board in selected cabin category
Daily breakfast (see specific inclusions for details)
Water dispenser on board
Free Wifi on board
Trip specific inclusions;
Arrival transfer from Airport to Port on embarkation day*
Departure transfer from Port to Airport on disembarkation day*
Welcome reception & cocktail
Daily buffet breakfast
9 Meals (Lunch or dinner as per the itinerary)
Drink with lunch
Coffee and tea on board
Captains dinner with live entertainment
Heritage dinner in Smokovljani with transfer
Fresh fruit daily
Olive oil and wine tasting on board
Professional Tour Manager
Guided walking tours of: Korčula, Split, Dubrovnik & Hvar
Stone masonry workshop entrance fee
One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
Dubrovnik cable car fee
Linđo - traditional and authentic Croatian Folklore Ensemble
Mljet National Park entrance fee
Visitors' taxes & port fees
Daily cabin service
NOTE: Flight details must be provided to Wild Earth 30 days before depature in order to arrange transfers
International and domestic flights
Passport and visa costs if applicable
Beverages not listed in inclusions
Meals not included in the itinerary
Any items of a personal nature