Croatia Cruise Holidays 2018

Croatia Island Cruises

Our range of Croatia island cruises are wonderful way to explore the stunning Dalmatian coast and its array of unspoilt islands and beautifully clear sea. Our Croatia island hopping cruise holidays are enjoyed on a superb fleet of small cruise ships, offering you personalised service and the opportunity to discover the Croatian coastline in style.  As the UK’s leading Croatia holiday & cruise specialist we are well placed to deliver the perfect island hopping experience for you.  We have a fabulous collection of Croatia Island Hopping holidays this year and in 2018.

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Croatia Islands Cruise Holidays in 2018

Island hop your way in style along the breath-taking Croatian coast on one of our intimate Croatia island cruise holidays. We have a superb fleet of 4 star and 5 star small cruise ships which are perfect for island hopping holidays in Croatia, many of which have been built in the last couple of years.  Whether you are looking for an island hopping cruise in Croatia this autumn and in 2018 we will have a superb offer for you.

With less than 20 en-suite and air-conditioned cabins per ship, our Croatia island hopping cruises offer personalised service you rarely find on a cruise holiday.  Our 5 star ships are for luxury Croatia islands cruise holidays offering a high level of comfort you would expect to find in a top quality hotel.

All our Croatia cruise holidays include return flights, private return airport transfers, half board on board the ship, the captain’s welcome dinner and our luxury cruises include a selection of guided tours and gourmet tasting experiences.

Looking to extend your holiday before or after the Croatia island hopping cruise? Our Croatian travel experts are on hand to put together cruise and stay packages, which are ideal for having a few days to relax after your cruise or to explore more of this magnificent country.

Deluxe Croatia Island Cruises

Our fleet of deluxe cruise ships offer a truly first class level of refinement for mature travellers. These newly built ships include: beautifully appointed air-conditioned en-suite cabins with spacious dining areas and outdoor seating areas perfect for socialising with fellow guests. These ships also include on board Jacuzzi and some ships feature cabins with private balconies.
Dining options include a daily English buffet breakfast, a 3-course set lunch with wine, fresh fruit and a selection of 3-4 evening meals. These cruises include an exciting itinerary with 4 guided city tours, entry to the Dubrovnik Cable Car and Mljet National Park, along with wine tasting and oyster tasting tours. Private airport transfers and your port taxes and fees are also included.

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7 Night Deluxe Cruise from Split

Deluxe return cruise from Split with overnight stops in Korcula, Miljet, Dubrovnik, Hvar & Bol. Including flights & transfers
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£ 1,395.00
5 Star
MV Infinity Ship

7 Night Deluxe Dubrovnik to Split Cruise

Deluxe cruise between Dubrovnik and Split. Stopping at Slano, Miljet, Korcula, Vis, Hvar and Split. Including flights & transfers.
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£ 1,395.00
5 Star
MV Infinity Ship

7 Night Deluxe Split to Dubrovnik Cruise

Deluxe cruise between Split and Dubrovnik stopping at Brac, Hvar, Vis, Korcula, Mljet and Dubrovnik. Including flights & transfers.
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£ 1,395.00
5 Star

Luxury Croatia Island Cruises

The luxury cruise ships we operate on our Croatia island hopping holidays, offer a refined cruise experience which is popular for mature travellers and families looking to explore the islands in style. These new ships offer modern and spacious air-conditioned en-suite cabins with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating for guests to enjoy, accompanied by onboard Jacuzzi’s.
Dining onboard includes a delicious daily buffet breakfast with fresh fruit and a 3 course set lunch. There is also a captain’s evening dinner. There are 3 guided city tours included, along with private airport transfers included.

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Kapetan Bota Ship

7 Night Luxury Split Return Cruise

Luxury cruise from Split to Bol, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Elaphiti Islands, Miljet & Omis. Including flights & transfers
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£ 1,095.00
4 Star
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7 Night Luxury Dubrovnik to Split Cruise

Luxury one-way cruise from Dubrovnik to Split with overnight stops in Mljet, Korcula, Hvar, Vis, Brac and Split. Including flights & transfers
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£ 1,195.00
4 Star

Superior Croatia Island Cruises

Our superior ships, many of which have been built in the last 3 years, are perfect for mature travellers and families looking for a Croatia island hopping cruise offering affordable comfort. These newer ships include good sized air-conditioned en-suite cabins with ample space both in the ships restaurant and on the sundeck for guests to enjoy. Some of these ships include an onboard Jacuzzi.
Dining on board our superior ships consists of a tasty buffet breakfast and a 3 course set lunch daily. There is a captain’s evening meal included. These cruises include an either Dubrovnik or Split city tour included, with a host of optional day tours available to book. Our superior cruises include private airport transfers.

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Split island hopping cruise

7 Night Superior Split Return Cruise

Superior return cruise from Split, with overnight stops in Bol, Miljet, Dubrovnik, Korcula and Hvar. Including flights & transfers
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£ 995.00
4 Star
MV Amalia Ship

7 Night Superior One Way Croatia Cruise

Superior one-way cruise between Split and Dubrovnik stopping at Bol, Hvar, Vis, Korcula, Sipan & Mljet. Including flights & transfers
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£ 995.00
4 Star
Dubrovnik superior cruise

7 Night Superior Dubrovnik Return Cruise

Superior return cruise from Dubrovnik to Miljet, Korcula, Hvar, Bol, Split & Omis. Including flights & transfers
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£ 995.00
4 Star

Special Departure Cruises

Already been on one of our luxury cruises between Dubrovnik and Split and fancy a new destination? We have a selection of luxury Croatia cruises in 2018, giving you the chance to explore the North Dalmatian coast and Kvarner Islands.

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Northern Dalmatia Luxury Cruise

7 Night Northern Dalmatia Luxury Cruise

Luxury Northern Dalmatia cruise from Split to Trogir, Sibenik, Krka National Park, Zadar, Vis and Hvar. Including flights & transfers
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£ 1,195.00
4 Star

Croatia Cruise & Tour Packages

Our Croatia cruise and tour packages combine an island hopping cruise with a few extra days to a week in Croatia, giving you the opportunity to see more of this magnificent country. We have a selection cruise and tour itineraries taking in the breath-taking Plitvice Lakes National Park, the beautiful and historic Bay of Kotor in Montenegro and Croatia’s cultural capital Zagreb. Speak to our Croatia travel experts if you would like a tailor-made itinerary.

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Cruise holiday to Kotor Montenegro

10 Night Croatia, Bosnia & Montenegro Cruise

3 Country land and cruise holiday exploring the beautiful Croatian coast and emerging cities of Kotor, Budva and Mostar. Flights & transfers included
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£ 1,495.00
4 Star

10 Night Zagreb & Kvarner Islands Cruise

Visit Croatia's capital Zagreb, the stunning Plitvice Lakes and then cruising around the unspoilt Kvarner Islands. Including flights & transfers
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£ 1,495.00
4 Star
10 Night Zagreb, Plitvice, Dubrovnik & Split Land and Cruise Holiday 1 MAIN

10 Night Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes & Split Cruise

Explore Zagreb, Croatia's capital, visit the beautiful Plitvice Lakes and then cruise along the stunning Dalmatian coast. Including flights & transfers
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£ 1,495.00
4 Star
Lake Bled Slovenia

14 Night Venice, Slovenia, Istria & Croatian Coast Tour

Luxury land and sea tour visiting Venice, Klagenfurt, Lake bed, Istria, Plitvice Lakes before embarking on a deluxe 5 star Croatian islands cruise. Flights & Transfers Included
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£ 3,695.00
5 Star

Our Croatia cruise deals offer you an ideal opportunity to explore the beautiful Dalmatian coast and her idyllic islands at superb discounts. Our cruise deals exclude flights and are on board newer ships with private transfers, half board and a selection of day tours.

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7 Night Superior Cruise from Split on October 7th or 14th

Superior cruise from Split on October 7th or October 14th, with overnight stops in Bol, Miljet, Dubrovnik, Korcula and Hvar. Including half board with the captain's dinner, 1 guided tour & priivate transfers.
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£ 595.00
4 Star
Kapetan Bota Ship

7 Night Luxury Return Cruise from Split on October 7th

Luxury cruise from Split on October 7th to Bol, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Miljet & Omis. Including half board with the captain's dinner, 3 guided tours & private transfers.
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£ 795.00
4 Star
Kapetan Bota Ship

7 Night Luxury Return Cruise from Split on September 24th

Luxury cruise from Split on September 24th to Bol, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Miljet & Omis. Including half board with the captain's dinner, 3 guided tours & private transfers.
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£ 795.00
4 Star

7 Night Deluxe Cruise from Split on September 23rd

Deluxe return cruise from Split on September 23rd with overnight stops in Korcula, Miljet, Dubrovnik, Hvar & Bol. Including half board with 4 evening meals, 4 guided tours, wine tasting and private transfers.
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£ 995.00
5 Star

What are the ships made of?

All the ships we operate are made predominantly of steel, with some of the activity cruise ships made of wood. The majority of the steel hull ships are new or built within the last 3 years.

How many crew are there aboard each ship?

This depends on the size of the ship. All our small ship cruises generally consist of five crew which includes the captain, a chef, waiter and two sailors. Some of the larger vessels have up to 7 crew on board.

Do the crew speak English?

The majority of the cruises we operate include a tour manager that speaks English. In addition you will find the captain and some of the crew will speak English and are very approachable.

What is the different between Deluxe/Luxury and Superior Category ships?

  • DELUXE (5 Star) – Feature the newest and most luxurious ships, with spacious cabins (some with balconies) and generous out of cabin seating. Our deluxe ships have exciting itineraries which include 4 guided city tours, wine tasting, oyster tasting, entry to the Dubrovnik cable car and Mljet National Park. Guests enjoy half board consisting of buffet breakfast, 3 course set lunch with wine, bottled water, fresh fruit and 3 evening meals included. Port taxes and fees are also included. Led by an experienced Cruise Director.
  • LUXURY (4 Star) – The luxury ships we operate are between 12 to 18 months old and also offer beautifully appointed cabins with generous out of cabin space. Itineraries include 3 guided city tours led by an experienced cruise director. On board guests enjoy half board consisting of buffet breakfast, 3 course set lunch, bottled water, fresh fruit and the captain’s dinner.
  • SUPERIOR (4 Star) – The superior ships are all less than 3 years old, some of which are brand new. They feature good size en-suite cabins with out of cabin seating for guests to enjoy. There is a guided tour of Dubrovnik or Split included. On board guests enjoy half board which consists of buffet breakfast, 3 course set lunch and the captain’s welcome dinner.

How many passengers are there on each ship?

The number of passengers per ship varies between 20 to 40 people

Where are the passengers from?

The majority of passengers on the ships will be predominantly guests from English speaking countries such as the UK, Australia, United States or South Africa.

What is the average age of our passengers?

The cruises we operate tend to be at the luxury end of the market and as such our passenger ages vary but are generally early 40’s and upwards. We do not operate 18-35 cruises.

What is in the cabins?

The cabins have either double or twin beds, a small wardrobe to hang your clothes and an open shelf. All the ships we operate include en-suite shower and WC facilities in each of the cabins. The Deluxe ships have all of the above, including a small desk and 2 bedside tables.

What is the average size of the cabins? 

This depends on the category of ship. The Deluxe/luxury cruises offer the most spacious cabins with approx. 10-13 square meters. Superior ships have approx. 8-10 square meters.

What type of beds do they have?

Deluxe, luxury and superior ships have either double or twin beds.

What is the average size of the beds aboard the ship?

On the ships the twin beds measure 90cm x 200cm whilst the double beds measure 170cm x 200cm.

Is there warm water on the ship?

Yes all the ships have electricity and running water, but in a limited capacity. The water is warmed by a generator on board the ship which can be quite noisy. Therefore it is turned off during the night so that it doesn’t disturb the guests.

What is the difference between cabins below and above the deck?

Cabins below the deck are situated in the hull of the boat, the advantage of these cabins is that that are quieter, cooler and often slightly larger than below the deck. They are air-conditioned and have port holes. Cabins above the deck are air-conditioned with windows that open offering fresh air.

Do the cabins get cleaned during the week?

Your cabin is cleaned and provided with fresh bed linen before you board the ship. On the Deluxe/luxury ships your cabin is cleaned daily. On superior ships, your cabin is cleaned twice a week. .

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What is the food like aboard the ship?

Food aboard the ship tends to be traditional Croatian cuisine. Breakfasts consists of a continental selection with tea, coffee, fruit juices. There is the option to upgrade to an English Breakfast at the time of your booking.

Lunch consists of a 3 course meal with a soup or pasta starter, a main dish of meat, chicken or fish with side salads, potatoes and vegetables. There is also a daily dessert. Dinner is not included on the ship as guests are encouraged to sample local restaurants at each of the ships overnight stops.

What is the Captains Dinner?

The Captains Dinner is held once a week and is an ideal opportunity for the guests, crew and captain to mingle and get to know one another. For Deluxe and A+ category cruises, the Captains Dinner is included in the price.

Do you cater for particular dietary needs?

Unfortunately kitchens aboard the ship are small and catering for particular dietary needs is very challenging. If you are vegetarian, please let us know at the time of your booking and we will let the crew know so they can do their best to accommodate your needs.

Can we bring our own drinks on board?

Unfortunately not. The boat has strict rules about drinks only being available to buy from the restaurant/salon. Each of the guests are provided with a bottle of water each day and should you require a particular drink of choice, please let us know at the time of booking and we will speak to the crew about buying it for you.

How do we pay for our drinks?

Any drinks you purchase will be put on your account and the final total is payable at the end of the cruise.

What clothes should I pack for the cruise?

We would suggest taking light Summer clothes such as T-shirts, shorts, bathing suits, sandals etc for during the day and in the evening, particularly in Apr/May and Oct its advisable to bring some trousers and a jumper for the cooler breezy evenings. Please don’t forget your sunglasses, a hat, sun cream and some beach towels.

Is there a baggage allowance on board?

There is no baggage limit on board but all your luggage needs to fit into your cabin.

Is it possible to sleep on the deck under the stars?

Yes it is but we suggest bringing a sleeping bag as you are not allowed to take a mattress or bedding out of your cabin.

When can we board the ship?

Boarding commences every Saturday until 1pm. This is followed by a welcome speech and presentation of the crew members to the guests. You will enjoy lunch before the ship leaves the port.

When do we need to disembark the ship?

Guests are required to leave their cabins by 9am on the final morning of the cruise.

Is there night silence on board the ship?

Silence on board the ship officially starts at midnight, however some harbours can be very busy and it is very difficult to control noisy guests who aren’t aboard your ship.

Our guide to your overnight stopovers

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik’s baroque architecture and luxurious marble streets are the first thing you’ll note when seeing the city for the first time. Easily one of the world’s most beautiful walled cities – Dubrovnik offers so much to those that travel there. We love to lounge on the picture perfect beaches, stroll the pedestrian only old town taking in the Baroque churches and striking red roof houses before resting in quaint cafes, taking in hundreds of years worth of architecture (Sponza Palace and the historic 12th century pharmacy) and eating divine dinners in the city’s astounding collection of waterside restaurants.

Dusk is our favourite time in the city – when the streets become dark and dimly lit by orange tinted streetlights, and Dubrovnik’s finest take their heels out to play in what is by far one of Croatia’s most exciting nightlifes – either don your most exquisite outfit to join the throngs or take it all in from the deck of a yacht perched in the marina.

Korcula

Korcula’s astounding natural beauty is heavenly to say the least. The island is one of the greenest in the Adriatic and is lush with olive groves and vineyards – making it perfect for those who like to explore Croatia’s much loved wine varieties. The southern part of the island is formed by small quiet beaches and private coves where it’s possible to spend an entire day without seeing another person. Head inland to the main city of Korcula for an authentic small island market day – which serves, along with the islands 300 residents, a slow but steady stream of tourists.

Mljet Island

Covered by lush deep emerald forests, light green fields, vineyards and the tiniest of villages, Mljet Island is otherworldly in its beauty and unforgettably tranquil. The north of the island is the most beautiful, home to the Mljet National park and painted with saltwater lakes and pine forests – though there isn’t a single part of this island which is not exceptional.

Šipan

Šipan is home to a thoroughly gorgeous marina where tiny boats brush against the shore as both residents and travellers alike share tales of Croatian adventures in water side cafes and bars. The island has a real lost at sea atmosphere to it – which only serves to accentuate the fable like shorelines that are lined with a modest selection of rocks, old wooden row boats, trees and all shades of sands – though the beaches here are not as interesting as the two beautiful towns – Sudurad & Sipanska Luka – which are linked by a road that runs directly through the olive and citrus groves on the island. Luckily, the road also brushes past the islands vineyards – home to the grapes that when ready, become the wine that is Sipan’s greatest feat so far.

Split
Split’s most striking feature is the stunning UNESCO listed Diocletian’s Palace, a Roman monument that stands at the centre of the city and is now filled with bars, restaurants and shops. The Palace was an inspiration for Robert Adam’s new style of neoclassical architecture – a simplification of rococo and baroque style – it has a good selection of bars on the ground floor and upper levels as well as a maze of underground temples and tunnels beneath it that add a layer of mystery to any visit there.

The city balances tradition and modernity with a fabulous zeal – there is an excellent collection of modern bars and restaurants along the Riva, incredible pieces of architecture including the towering Split Cathedral, the colourful Croatian National Theatre and of course the gorgeous harbour where one can stare out to the deep blues of the sea or even lay back on a private yacht soaking up the atmosphere.

Hvar
The island of Hvar is one of our favourites in Dalmatia – you’ll find lush vineyards and pinetopped hills, medieval streets and modern bars and restaurants that contribute to what is one of Croatia’s most talked about nightlife spots. The old town is encircled by a 13th century wall, it’s traffic-free, adorned with Gothic palaces and lined with marble streets, and at the centre is St. Stephen’s Square – the best al fresco dining spot on the island. It is simply remarkable.

As well as nightlife, impeccable beaches and wonderful food, the island has a variety of secrets should you wish to uncover them – from abandoned villages and rugged cycle paths that take in the best views, to antique architecture and numerous coves and inlets that allow for privacy and heaven-like perfection away from the crowds.

Brac
Brac’s sumptuous white beaches are world famous – but the most famous of them all is the pointed pebbly beach at Bol which sticks out far into the Adriatic sea. There are several towns and typical sleepy villages to explore, as well as miles of beautiful countryside adorned with pine forests, fields of rosemary and bright flowers, and steep viewing points where it’s possible to look as far as Hvar. Interestingly the white stone that created both the Diocletian’s Palace in Split and the Whitehouse in Washington is from Brac.

Vis
Vis is a somewhat isolated island, but its isolation has served to preserve the island’s authenticity. Travellers flock to Vis to experience serenity on the rugged coastline, gourmet cuisine that holds strongly to Croatia’s traditional roots, and beautiful, almost entirely untouched and unspoiled nature. For wine connoisseurs there is no better island in Croatia, especially for those who favour Vugava – one of Croatia’s most loved whites – which is almost entirely cultivated on Vis. Seafood is resplendent on every corner though we prefer the chic restaurants of Vis Town to the rustic eateries of Komiza – though it’s in Komiza’s stoney backstreets and small but vibrant harbour where you’ll find many of the fishermen that ensure fresh produce each day.