Enjoy the highlights of southern Croatia on a brand new luxury vessel. Discover the Adriatic coast and immerse yourself in the natural, cultural and historical sights of this breathtaking country.

The highlights of this outstanding cruise include the extraordinary Diocletian's Palace in Split that should have been one of the ancient wonders of the world and still to this day dominates life in central Split; you must explore this fantastic city before setting sail for the lovely small fishing port of Bol and its famous 'Golden Horn Beach'.

Hvar is known as a jet set destination and the beautiful town is dominated by the ancient fortress that hangs over the town. We then sail to the less visited island of Vis and the Blue Cave before heading to the idyllic island of Korcula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Enjoy dinner at one of the excellent restaurants on the island

The brand new vessels that sail this cruise include en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning in all cabins, small ship cruising at its finest.

Your on board Croatian cruise manager and crew provide a personal experience ensuring exceptional service. All meals are prepared using local ingredients cooked and served traditionally with a modern flare.

NB. This cruise is reserved for passengers of a minimum of 18 years of age.

Includes:
7 nights cruise with accommodation based on twin share cabins
Buffet breakfast & 3 course lunches onboard
1 Captain's Dinner Evening with entertainment
1 Traditional village dinner
Dubrovnik Historical Walking Tour
Split, Hvar & Korcula Orientation Tours
Daily cabin service & fresh drinking water available onboard
Onboard cruise manager
Transfer at the start from airport to hotel or ship only
Transfer at the end from ship to airport only
Free Wi-Fi - restricted to certain areas

Excludes:
Local Visitors Tax - A local tourist tax of EUR20 per person is payable onboard
Mljet National Park Entrance (90 - 110 Kunas. Average price depending on travel date)
Gratuities at your discretion
Dinner on shore on most nights.
Alcoholic beverages
Split, a town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, is known for its beaches and the fortresslike complex at its center, Diocletian's Palace, erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century. Once home to thousands, its sprawling remains include more than 200 buildings. Within its white stone walls and under its courtyards and galleries are shops, bars, cafes, cathedrals, hotels and several houses. Check-in is from 10.30am to 12.00pm (midday). Please note your cabin may not be ready until 12:30pm. Your ship will depart the harbour at 1pm sharp. Enjoy a 3 course lunch onboard as we depart Split Harbour at 1pm and commence sailing towards our first destination - the island of Brac. The largest of the Dalmatian islands, we will moor up in the waterside town of Milna. The island of Brac is famous for it's native Mediterranean pine trees, relaxing atmosphere, and beautiful secluded bays. You'll spend your afternoon swimming and relaxing in the stunning areas surrounding Milna, with the evening reserved to experience a local restaurant or waterside cafe.
Enjoy breakfast overlooking the stunning Adriatic as we cruise towards Hvar island. Relax in the Croatian sunshine or take a dip into the refreshing Adriatic as we pass by the Golden Horn near the beautiful city of Bol on the Southern side of the Island, before lunch is served onboard. After lunch we continue onto Hvar, the ‘French Riviera’ of the Adriatic. Feel the part sipping champagne and docking alongside other super yachts and possibly sighting a celebrity. Hvar still remains authentic to its roots though with cobbled streets and historic architecture, with the 7th century fort ruins overlooking the town, a must-see for breath taking views. Don’t miss out on the included Hvar orientation walk to see the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, as well as the oldest community theatre in Europe, which dates back to 1612.
Early this morning, and subject to weather conditions (which are normally excellent), we will make our way to the island of Vis, one of the most outer-lying islands on the Dalmatian coast. Vis has been used over the centuries as a strategic military port and saw action by the Allied military through WWII against Italy and Germany. The island has only recently opened to commercial tourism and still retains a lot of charm. Today the island is an idyllic destination, most famous for it's stunning Blue Cave, an island cave system accessible only by boat. The blue turquoise water and refracted light entering the cave make for amazing photo opportunities. If by chance the weather and wind isn't suitable to visit Vis, an alternative stop will be made on the itinerary. The captain reserves the right to amend the itinerary, as his number one priority is always safety.
We set sail from Vis and head to the western side of Korcula Island to the port of Vela Luka. The name Vela Luka translates to ‘big harbour’ and the town lies in a deep sheltered bay, lined with small coves. The town dates back to prehistoric times and archaeological artefacts can be found at the town's cultural centre. Vela Luka has a strong agricultural background, particularly in olive growing, from which its olive oil is widely used and recommended by locals. There are a handful of restaurants and shops dotted along this quiet harbour and the town becomes increasingly popular in the summer months.
Relax with breakfast onboard as we set sail around Korcula Island towards the town of Korčula. The town of Korčula, said to be the home of Marco Polo, was mostly built in the 15th century, and has a fascinating fish-bone structure. The island's local population were originally famous for their decorative stone carving work, which to this day still adorn the city's facades. Korčula is also known as a gastronomic destination with many great restaurants wrapped around the city walls facing the waterfront. We will overnight in Korčula Town and enjoy a traditional Croatian dinner in the village of Zrnovo, one of the oldest settlements on the island.
This morning we sail south-east to one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia, Mljet. This island is actually a National Park and is classified as Croatia’s greenest island due to the dense covering of Mediterranean pine forest. The National Park is famous for its two salt lakes in the north end of the island - Veliko and Malo Jezero - as well as the 12th century Benedictine monastery in the middle of Veliko. You can explore this pristine island by kayaking, cycling or walking around to where the sea meets the lake. After exploring, spend your afternoon on the top deck of the ship watching a magical Mljet sunset with a cold drink in hand.
There is nothing quite like waking up in peaceful Mljet and enjoying breakfast onboard your ship as we cruise towards the UNESCO protected and spectacularly beautiful city of Dubrovnik. Enjoy the stunning views along the way to "heaven on earth" - according to the famous writer, George Bernard Shaw. We will arrive into Dubrovnik in the afternoon, allowing plenty of time for you to explore Dubrovnik’s Old Town. The city is wonderfully captivating, with its stone walls and historic charm. It is highly recommended to walk around the 1,940m long, 15th century walls to grasp the diverse nature of this city. Walk along the Stradun, the promenade inside the old city walls and meander the alleyways to discover numerous local restaurants, shops and bars. The included Dubrovnik Walking Tour is a great way to learn about this wonderful city.
Enjoy an early breakfast after which it is time to say goodbye to the crew and your fellow guests! Disembark from the ship by 9am. NOTE: It is possible for you to leave as early as needed on Sunday morning to catch flights as the ship will be in port by Saturday night

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1319 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1539 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1239 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1539 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1599 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1819 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1649 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1869 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1649 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1869 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1649 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1869 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1399 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1699 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1499 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1799 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1399 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1699 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1259 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1559 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1259 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1559 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1259 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1559 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1259 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1559 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1259 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1559 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1399 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1699 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1649 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1869 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1649 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1869 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1649 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1869 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1649 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1869 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Lower Deck Cabin

£ 1299 GBP pp
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck.

Above Deck Cabin

£ 1599 GBP pp
Above Deck Cabin
Above Deck Cabins are on the main deck of the ship and have external or internal access.

Additional charges:

Local Visitors Tax : 20 EUR pp

Diamond/Romantic Star/Esperanza/Olimp/Ban

Vessel Type: Motor Yachts

Length: 49m / 47m / 46m / 49m

Passenger Capacity: 40 / 36 / 38 / 36

Built: 2015 / 2016 / 2016 / 2017

Our Elegance ships are named Diamond, Romantic Star, Esperanza & Olimp. Diamond sailed its maiden voyage in 2015 and Romantic Star and Esperanza were completed in 2016. Olimp is the newest ship, being custom built in 2017 for small ship cruising at its finest. 

Diamond

Enjoy the highest standard of luxury and comfort onboard Diamond. Ideal for coastal cruising, Diamond only accommodates up to 40 passengers, heightening your onboard experience as well as providing you space to relax and unwind.
Diamond provides a relaxed atmosphere for you to unwind and take in the majestic Adriatic. Each cabin is twin share and spacious, including a private ensuite and air conditioning. Relax on the top deck or under the shade or even in the splash pool as you cruise the beautiful Dalmatian coast.

Romantic Star

This vessel is perfectly designed for luxury small ship cruising. Holding a total of 36 passengers, this ship is fitted with both above and lower deck twin and double cabins all containing private ensuites, air conditioning and donning the latest amenities. Enjoy relaxing on the main deck in the shade, or take in the sunshine on the top deck as you sail the Adriatic dipping in and out of the splash pool.

Esperanza

Esperanza has been perfectly designed for luxury small ship cruising, yet her sleek lines provide speed, stability and comfort. Holding a total of 38 passengers, Esperanza is fitted with both above and lower deck twin and double cabins all containing elegantly decorated private ensuites, air conditioning and not to mention all the latest facilities.

Olimp

Olimp is the newest ship to join our Elegance fleet. This vessel holds a total of 36 people and is fitted with both above and lower deck twin and double cabins, all containing private ensuites, air-conditioned cabins and modern comforts. Enjoy relaxing on the main deck, in the saloon, or take in the sunshine on the top deck as you sail the Adriatic and enjoy the splash pool!

Ban

Ban is a new ship in our Elegance fleet, being custom built in 2017 for small ship cruising at its finest. This vessel holds a total of 36 people and is fitted with both above and lower deck twin and double cabins, all containing private ensuites, air-conditioned cabins and modern comforts. Enjoy relaxing on the main deck, in the saloon, or take in the sunshine on the top deck as you sail the Adriatic and enjoy the onboard spa.

 

Deck plan shows the Diamond.

Cabin layout for Diamond/Romantic Star/Esperanza/Olimp/Ban
Diamond/Romantic Star/Esperanza/Olimp/Ban

Diamond/Romantic Star/Esperanza/Olimp/Ban in AdriaticDiamond/Romantic Star/Esperanza/Olimp/Ban

Adriatic Small Ship Cruise Small Ship Cruise

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£ 1239 GBP pp

Highlights

• Experience all Croatia has to offer in style with our Elegance cruise, discover the Adriatic coast like never before while you immerse yourself in the natural, cultural and historical sights of this breathtaking country.

• Enjoy elegant Croatian cuisine as all meals are prepared using local ingredients cooked and served traditionally with a modern flare.

• Explore the pristine Croatian coastline as well as relax and unwind in luxury on our Elegance cruises.

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