Legend: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner
DAY 1 – SATURDAY – DUBROVNIK (D)
You can board whenever you like and enter your cabin at 1300hrs. If you arrive in the morning, we suggest that you drop off your luggage and head out to get your first glimpses of the stunning Pearl of the Adriatic – perhaps starting with a stroll around the harbour admiring the yachts, before finishing up with a light walk around the top of the medieval city walls. In the evening we’ll host a welcome meeting followed by a dinner at 1930hrs, which will be a great opportunity for you to meet with the captain, crew and your fellow passengers.
DAY 2 – SUNDAY – DUBROVNIK – ŠIPAN ISLAND OR SLANO (B,L)
Join our tour of Dubrovnik and admire the breathtaking scenery from the hills. From here you can get a real feel for the town, taking in the iconic terracotta-red rooftops and the stunning blue tones of the Adriatic. Then join a guided walking tour of the UNESCO-listed old town of Dubrovnik. Admire the baroque church of St. Blaise, the renaissance Sponza Palace and the gothic Rector’s Palace, whose arched entrance is reminiscent of the architecture of Venice.
Then we set sail towards Šipan Island and dock in the idyllic fishing village of Šipanska Luka (weather pending) or we’ll head to the picturesque dock of Slano.
DAY 3 – MONDAY ŠIPAN ISLAND OR SLANO – NATIONAL PARK MLJET – KORČULA (B,L)
Visit the island of Mljet for a tour of the stunning Mljet National Park where we’ll visit the Islet of St. Mary, home to a 12th century monastery. Take a refreshing swim before we explore a little more of the park’s flora or even rent a kayak for a pre-lunch row.
We then sail to Korčula Town where your inspiring guide will lead you through the old town’s charming labyrinthine streets. We also suggest taking a walk along the beaches before returning to the old town for dinner to sample a tasty local white wine made from the pošip grape, which is a favourite of the region.
DAY 4 – TUESDAY KORČULA – VIS (B,L)
Sail towards intoxicating shores of Vis Island. The island has mostly withstood modern development due to its time spent as a military zone and so offers lush island interiors, rustic beaches and charming well-preserved fishing villages. Whilst on Vis we suggest a swim in the dreamy Stiniva bay. Spend the afternoon in charming Vis Town: walk along the seafront promenade and explore the town’s intriguing history via its collection of architecture, which includes the remains of a Greek cemetery, Roman baths, an English fortress and a selection of attractive houses and churches that span the Venetian and Austrian eras.
DAY 5 – WEDNESDAY VIS – BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE – HVAR (B,L)
We cruise to Bisevo to admire the magical Blue Cave (weather permitting) that can only be entered by boat and is a large chasm that has a natural opening that casts the cave in an ethereal blue light. Alternatively, we visit the WWII RAF Airport and the pretty fishing village of Komiža on Vis.
We continue cruising through the glittering seas of the Adriatic towards the super-chic island of Hvar. We’ll embark on a guided walking tour of the charming town’s historic attractions. After dusk we recommend that you sample the fantastic restaurants and bars along the chic harbour and the atmospheric old town.
DAY 6 – TUESDAY HVAR – BOL – TROGIR (B,L)
We sail towards Brač and the town of Bol where we’ll visit the famous Zlatni Rat beach, the iconic stretch of sand that reaches into the azure waters of the Adriatic. After a morning swim, and a stroll through the historic old town, we sail onwards to Trogir.
You’ll embark on a guided walking tour of Trogir’s UNESCO-listed old town, taking you through the main attractions such the ancient churches, monasteries and towers, as well as the stunning Cathedral of St Lawrence, with architecture spanning various eras – from Romanesque to Gothic. In the evening, the ship will host the captain’s dinner with superb live entertainment and music, as well as a delicious multi-course dinner.
DAY 7 – FRIDAY – TROGIR – SPLIT (B,L)
We cruise on towards the ever-enchanting city of Split on the Dalmatian coastline. You’ll join the guided tour through the cobbled streets, palatial piazzas and breath-taking architecture of the enormous, UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace – where you’ll see almost two thousand years of history and culture told through the medium of architecture.
Then explore this lovely historical town at your own pace. There’s a multitude of beaches to explore, a chic marble-lined seafront promenade filled with bars and restaurants, and dazzling views from atop the bell tower of the Sveti Duje Cathedral in the old town.
DAY 8 – SATURDAY – SPLIT (B)
Bid farewell to the crew, captain and your fellow guests as you are transferred to Split Airport or your onward accommodation in Split after a very memorable island-hopping experience.
Our Luxury Ship - MS Mama Marija
The 36 guest capacity MS Mama Marija boasts elegant modern décor, state-of-the-art technology and spacious interior and exterior relaxation areas. The cruise ship is purpose built for comfort and features 18 spacious en-suite cabins arranged on the lower and main decks. Whilst island-hopping Croatia’s stunning coastline, you can relax on a lounger on the sun deck, or take a dip in the Jacuzzi or swimming pool. The main deck also features an air-conditioned, refined dining and lounge area.
- Luxury 7-night one-way cruise between Dubrovnik and Split in a choice of main deck or lower deck cabin
- The price includes return flights from airports across the UK. For non-UK clients the price will be quoted excluding flights.
- In a choice of cabin based on 2 people sharing
- Private return airport transfers
- English-speaking cruise director on board
- Daily buffet breakfast with fresh fruit
- 4 Course set lunch daily including 1L of bottled water
- Wine, beer or soft drink with your daily lunch
- Afternoon tea and cake provided daily
- Captain’s dinner is included
- Guided tours of Hvar, Korcula, Trogir, Dubrovnik & Split
- Entry fee to the Mljet National Park
- Entry to Blue Cave included
- Free WIFI
- Daily cabin service
- Port taxes of 25 EUR per person
- Flights are not quoted for any clients travelling with us outside of UK/Europe.
Departure Dates in 2019
Departure Dates Dubrovnik to Split in 2019
- May 11
- June 8, 22
- July 6, 20
- August 3, 17, 31
- September 14, 28
- October 12
Departure Dates Split to Dubrovnik in 2019
- May 4, 18
- June 1, 15, 29
- July 13, 27
- August 10, 24
- September 7, 21
- October 5
Cruise & Stay Options
We thoroughly recommend enjoying a few days in Split or Dubrovnik either before or after your cruise. This gives you the opportunity to explore more of this magnificent country.
Enjoy a few nights in Split to relax after your cruise or join our private or small group tours to the beautiful KRKA National Park or historic UNESCO-listed towns of Sibenik and Trogir. From Dubrovnik the emerging region of Kotor in Montenegro or the fascinating town of Mostar in Bosnia are both within easy reach of Dubrovnik and worth a visit.
Our Croatia travel experts are happy to put together a cruise and stay itinerary for you, simply let us know when you send in your enquiry.
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