A classic cruise along the Croatian Coastline from Split to Dubrovnik. The small ports and harbours of southern Croatia only permit small vessels of up to 50 metres in length, or less, so larger vessels cannot enter most of the beautiful ports that we visit.

The days start with breakfast, but some energetic passengers can have a short walk or a swim before breakfast. Breakfast is often taken under way so we can relax and watch the scenery go by while sipping coffee. On most mornings there is time for a swim in a secluded bay before we arrive at our destination for the day. Lunch will either be taken whilst cruising or shortly after we arrive - we usually cruise for around 4 hours per day. So you can spend your mornings admiring the spectacular scenery, swimming in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea and relaxing on deck.

On several afternoons you can join a guided walk (included) of your destination (Dubrovnik, Hvar and Korčula ) or just explore the towns on your own. In the evenings you can take your pick from the many restaurants, cafes and bars of these old historical towns - It will almost certainly be warm enough to sit outside and enjoy a meal in the open air.

Although our small cruise ship is really comfortable, this is more about the places we visit than the cruise - Think of your vessel as a small moving boutique hotel that means you can wake up in a different place every morning but in a small intimate port that even small traditional cruise ships cannot get close to but where hotel accommodation is extremely hard to find.

Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the cook) take care of you. During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea. The evenings you have free to find a good restaurant or discover old churches or other historical monuments.


This itinerary is also available in reverse. Click here for additional dates.

Departure from the Split harbour at 13:00h (late arrivals can join in Makarska) and cruise along the Dalmatian coast towards Makarska whilst enjoying lunch. Afternoon swim at one of the wonderful beaches. For the adrenaline lovers, there’s an optional zipline ride over the Cetina river canyon. Overnight in 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 an abundance of churches and other cultural sites.
This morning we continue our cruise towards the next destination – the island of Brač, more precisely to the town of Bol, known for its famous Zlatni Rat beach (Golden horn), a natural phenomenon that stands out from the other beaches of Bol with its highly unusual shape. After swimming break and lunch we continue our journey towards Stari Grad on Hvar island, the sunniest Adriatic island. Free afternoon to explore this unique town. The famous Stari Grad Field is the oldest in Croatia and the best preserved example of ancient Greek system of agriculture. Together with the old town it is a part of world heritage protected by UNESCO.
Our next destination is the town of Hvar, a favourite destination for jet setters from all around the world. After lunch we stop for swimming, relaxing and refreshment in clear, crystal blue sea at nearby Pakleni islands. Arrival to Hvar in the afternoon hours followed by sightseeing of this extraordinary town. Hvar offers many cultural and historical sites (Renaissance cathedral, the oldest communal theatre in Europe founded in 1612, Franciscan monastery, the Benedictine convent famous for their lace listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Spanjola fortress towering high above the town ...) and many restaurants and bars open late into the night.
Early in the morning we cruise towards the little Biševo island to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this by the crew. Entrance to Blue Cave is to be paid on the spot (approx. EUR 9.- per person). We continue towards Vis, which was a strategic navy harbour due to its unique geographical position and as such closed to the public until recently. Because of its isolation, Vis has a special charm -‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it really interesting to see. Overnight is in the town of Vis, situated on the northern side of the island, developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal Place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the view of beautiful ''Villae Rusticae'' situated along the coast.
During breakfast we depart towards Korčula, the birthplace of famous explorer and adventurer Marco Polo. Surrounded by medieval walls, Korčula resembles a miniature Dubrovnik when approaching from the sea. It has more legends, tales and monuments than you will find anywhere else. Today, Korčula is the only place in the world where the Spanish medieval knight's game – Moreška is still performed. Upon arrival enjoy a walk through the streets of the old town built in the shape of a fish bone. Enjoy the numerous konobas /taverns, restaurants, cocktail bars or night-club located within and around the city walls. Overnight in port.
We continue cruising towards one of the greenest Adriatic islands – the island of Mljet, where on the western part, the National Park is situated. Free time to enjoy the beauties of the National Park (two salt lakes connected by a narrow channel to the sea, a boat ride to the St Mary isle in the Great Lake, where the old church and monastery are situated. Cycling around or swimming in the lakes is permitted. We continue our cruise towards Šipan, part of Elaphite islands near Dubrovnik, or towards Slano on the coastline, both are small fishermen's villages where we will overnight in the port.
Early in the morning we depart towards our final destination – a true pearl of the Adriatic. After lunch short swim stop. Sightseeing of Dubrovnik followed by an optional cable car ride up to Srđ mountain for spectacular views of the old town. We recommend a stroll along the city walls, 1940 meters in length with magnificent views of the old town of Dubrovnik and the surrounding islands. Overnight in the harbour Gruž.
After an early breakfast say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!
Itineraries are subject o change.

This itinerary is also available in reverse. Click here for additional dates.

Lower Deck

€800 EUR pp
Lower Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Upper/Main Deck

€900 EUR pp
Upper/Main Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Lower Deck

€850 EUR pp
Lower Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Upper/Main Deck

€1,000 EUR pp
Upper/Main Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Lower Deck

€1,000 EUR pp
Lower Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Upper/Main Deck

€1,200 EUR pp
Upper/Main Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Lower Deck

€1,100 EUR pp
Lower Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Upper/Main Deck

€1,300 EUR pp
Upper/Main Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Lower Deck

€1,100 EUR pp
Lower Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Upper/Main Deck

€1,300 EUR pp
Upper/Main Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Lower Deck

€1,100 EUR pp
Lower Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Upper/Main Deck

€1,300 EUR pp
Upper/Main Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Lower Deck

€1,100 EUR pp
Lower Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Upper/Main Deck

€1,300 EUR pp
Upper/Main Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Lower Deck

€1,100 EUR pp
Lower Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Upper/Main Deck

€1,300 EUR pp
Upper/Main Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Lower Deck

€1,100 EUR pp
Lower Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Upper/Main Deck

€1,300 EUR pp
Upper/Main Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Lower Deck

€1,100 EUR pp
Lower Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Upper/Main Deck

€1,300 EUR pp
Upper/Main Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Lower Deck

€1,100 EUR pp
Lower Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Upper/Main Deck

€1,300 EUR pp
Upper/Main Deck
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Additional charges:

Port taxes: 60 EUR pp

Croatian Premium Class Ship

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Lenght: from 38 meters to 41 meters

Passenger Capacity: 32 to 42

Premium superior vessels are recently built mini deluxe vessels featuring similar comfort, but are smaller in size – 38 to 41m in length. Air-conditioned cabins are 8 to 14m2 in size with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box. Included services: buffet breakfasts, three course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board, three guided tours, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling.

Spalato

Lenght - 36.7m, Width - 7.6m, Built in 2011/2012. Boat is equipped with swim platform (stairs leading from sitting area at the backof the boat on main deck). Total 19 cabins.

Amalia

Length - 37.4m, Width - 8.2m, Built in 2013. All cabins are airconditioned. Total 18 cabins

Seagull

Length - 35m, Width - 7m, Built in 1983, refurbushed in 2014. Total 16 cabins

Majestic

Length - 37m, Width - 7.6m. Launched in 2015 with a total of 18 cabins

Moonlight

Length - 37.4m, Width - 8.2m, built in 2017. All cabins are airconditioned with a total of 18 cabins.

Dream

Length - 40.1m, Width - 8m, built in 2017. TOP DECK - total 1 cabin (double/twin beds). MAIN DECK - total 11 cabins (2 cabins with double bed, 8 cabins with doble/twin beds, 1 cabin can be triple) + 1 additional cabin available for guide only. UNDER DECK- total 8 cabins (with doble/twin beds)

Lupus Mare

Length - 42.5m, Width - 8.9m, built in 2011 with 20 cabins

Paradis

Length -41m , Width - 8,50 built in 2014 with 19 guest cabins

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 and may vary from your ship.

Cabin layout for Croatian Premium Class Ship

Optional tours and excursions are available, please contact us for more details.

Inclusions


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;
Daily buffet breakfast
3 course lunches
Captains dinner
English speaking tour manager on board
Guided tours of Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik
Olive oil and wine tasting on board
Afternoon tea and coffee
Daily cabin service

Exclusions


International and domestic flights
Passport and visa costs if applicable
Travel insurance
Beverages not listed in inclusions
Meals not included in the itinerary
Optional Excursions
Gratuities
Any items of a personal nature


Trip specific exclusions;
Port Taxes/Fees EUR60.00 per person to be pain on board in cash
Croatian Premium Class Ship
Adriatic Small Ship CruiseSmall Ship Cruise
8 Days from
€800 EUR pp

Highlights

• Dubrovnik

• Island Vis

• National park Mljet

• Optional rafting on Cetina river or Zip line over Cetina river canyon

• Diocletian's Palace

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0800 945 3327

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1800 107 715

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