• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Dubrovnik
  • Location: Dbk, Slano, Mljet, Korcula, Vis, Hvar, Bol, Spilt
  • Duration: 8 days (Sat-Sat)
  • Availability: SATURDAY only, fortnightly departures
  • CLICK FOR PRICING / DEPARTURES

Highlights

  • Discover the charming Croatian coastline and islands at a relaxed pace with a small group
  • Indulge all your senses, see inspiring destinations and small fishermen’s villages
  • Explore cosy restaurants on shore in the evenings for tasting local Mediterranean cuisine
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Captain's Dinner included
  • Fully air-conditioned, spacious ensuite cabins
  • Deluxe ship with jacuzzi on the sundeck
  • Sightseeing includes Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split
Book now (obligation free) pay later

8 days from Dubrovnik, Sipan / Slano, Mljet, Korcula, Vis, Blue Cave, Hvar, Bol, Trogir and to Split

Cruise the Adriatic on this superb one-way cruise for 7 fabulous nights
Relax on board in the jacuzzi in the morning and enjoy local tours in the afternoons
Our one-way island hopping cruise showcases the best of the Dalmatian Coast
Enjoy the rich cultural history of the region with sightseeing excursions
Breakfast and lunch included! Dine on shore in the evenings

2025 dates available!

Itinerary

Open-age cruise. Double/twin cabins on Main and Lower Deck. Solo travellers must book a cabin for solo use. 4 x Triple cabins are a queen bed and a small sofa-bed (3 on main deck, 1 on lower deck).

For this trip all you will need is a few T-shirts and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days sailing on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the Captain and his crew 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 historical monuments.

SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/deluxe-superior/mama-marija-2/

===================================================================
INCLUSIONS AND FULL ITINERARY:
8 days from Dubrovnik, Slano, Mljet, Korcula, Vis, Blue Cave, Hvar, Bol, Trogir and to Split

INCLUDED:
• 7 nights cruise in an air-conditioned cabin with ensuite
• English-speaking Cruise Manager
• 7 crew members
• Bath towels & linen changed mid-week
• Beach towel use (1pp/week)
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Free unlimited Wi-Fi onboard
• CCTV Security Cameras on board
• Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)
• Credit card payment facilities

Meals Included:
• Welcome Reception and Dinner with three course meal
• Captain’s Dinner with live music
• Buffet breakfast daily
• 6 lunches with three courses
• Drinking water dispenser at disposal daily
• Tea and coffee machine at disposal daily
• Complimentary fresh fruit available daily

Sightseeing Tours Included:
• Professional English-speaking Local Guide for all City Tours
• City Tour of Dubrovnik Old Town with return coach transfer (panoramic photo stop included)
• City Tours of Korčula, Hvar, Trogir and Split
• Blue Cave Entrance fee (weather permitting)
• Mljet National Park Entrance fee (included 2024 only)
• Wireless headset system for walking tours

NOT INCLUDED:
• Port Tax €50 per person / week (pay onboard)
• Specialty teas/coffees and other beverages
• Gratuities, tips or any other expense of personal nature
• Transfers to/from the ship

# Optional Excursions (book and pay onboard):
• Ston Town: ~ €25pp min 20 pax (including Kastio tower and Ston city walls)
• Mljet National Park Entrance fee: ~ €25pp (optional for 2025)
• Vis Island Tour: ~ €25pp min 20 pax

ITINERARY:
Arrive anytime during the day, first overnight is in port. If you arrive early, you may leave your luggage on the ship until your cabin is ready. Check-in to your cabin from 14.00hrs.


DAY 1 • DUBROVNIK - Embarkation (WD)
Your ship will be docked in Dubrovnik Gruž Harbour where you can board during the entire day. Passengers arriving early can leave luggage onboard until their cabin is ready at 2pm. If you arrive early today, you can catch an uber or bus into the Old Town and perhaps do the City Walls Walk (which can take an hour or two) or take the scenic cable car ride to the top of Mount Srđ with its stunning 360° vista. Our Welcome meeting will start at 7:00pm where you will be introduced by our Cruise Director to the Captain, our Crew and of course your fellow passengers. Welcome Dinner will be served at 7:30pm. Overnight onboard in Dubrovnik, Gruz Harbour port.
# Included: Welcome Dinner onboard ~19.00hrs

DAY 2 • DUBROVNIK Morning Tour, then to SLANO (B, L)
After breakfast our English-speaking Local Guide and coach will pick us up at the pier. We’ll visit the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik, known as “The Pearl of Adriatic”. After the walking tour you’ll be left on your own to explore for a short while. The return coach transfer from the Old Town back to the ship is scheduled for around 12.00hrs (exact time/place given on the day). Lunch is served onboard as we sail northwards for Slano, with a swim stop along the way. Slano is one of the most picturesque places on the Dubrovnik Riviera, with a beautiful beaches, dense pine forest and olive groves, a long cultural tradition and numerous historical monuments. The evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Slano port.
# Included: Walking Tour of Dubrovnik
# Included: Breakfast and Lunch onboard
# Optional Tour (min 20pax): Late afternoon excursion to Ston. City tour and entrance to Kastio tower and City walls included. After the guided tour enjoy some free time in Ston. Perhaps walk the walls or visit one of the family owned restaurants to taste their famous oysters. Then head back to the ship at the scheduled time.

DAY 3 • to Mljet NP, then KORČULA (B, L)
We start our day with morning departure towards the Mljet National Park. You will have just enough time to explore park, to walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century and, of course, to take a swim in the heart of National Park. Lunch on board and cruise toward the island of Korčula. In the afternoon arrive to Korčula town, on Korčula Island, city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Our English speaking guide will do Korčula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula Historical Town port.
# Included: Breakfast and Lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Korcula
# Included 2024 / Optional 2025: Mljet National Park Entrance

DAY 4 • to VIS (B, L)
In the morning we’ll cruise to the Island of Vis, with lunch on board and a swim stop en route. Arrival to Vis is scheduled for the afternoon. Compared to other Adriatic islands, Vis is rather unique. Being an important strategic military stronghold for centuries, Vis was spared the excessive tourist development and thus retained its unspoilt beaches, ecological agriculture and traditional architecture. Enjoy the afternoon on your own exploring the town of Vis, its picturesque stone streets, pristine beaches and fine taverns. There are plenty of restaurants in Vis town where the ship will be docked. Overnight in Vis Town port.
# Included: Breakfast and Lunch onboard
# Optional Tour (min 20pax): Vis Island Tour: Vis Island excursion for the afternoon, ending in Komiža, a stunning fishermen’s village, with free time to have dinner in one of cosy restaurants before the return transfer to the ship.

DAY 5 • to the Blue Cave, then HVAR TOWN (B, L)
Today is cruise to Island Bisevo with its Blue cave. The cave has its own natural entrance which is located below sea level, which required that it visitors dive deeply only to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. This natural phenomenon creates a magical effect of deep blue and shiny silver, mystifying her visitors. However, sometimes high waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit. In case we can‘t enter Blue Cave due to such sea conditions, you will get a full ticket refund. After swim stop and lunch we will continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, along of the many coves and bays on the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set. Upon your afternoon arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island and explain how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries. Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants. Overnight in Hvar Historical Town port.
# Included: Breakfast and Lunch onboard
# Included: Blue Cave Entrance (weather permitting)
# Included: Walking Tour of Hvar

DAY 6 • to Bol, then TROGIR (B, L, CD)
We start our day with morning departure towards Bol, to the famous 'Zlatni Rat' beach (Golden Horn), said to be the best beach for swimming in Croatia. We will stop in Bol village and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town for a walk, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim until it's time to return for lunch onboard. After lunch we will continue cruising towards Trogir, a small town that is on UNESCO’s List of 'World Cultural Heritage' sites. In the afternoon you will arrive to this small town-museum, with its stone-houses, palaces, churches, monasteries, towers, walls and especially the main attraction in Trogir – the Cathedral of St. Lawrence - probably the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia. Our local guide will take you for the Trogir city tour. This evening we will have the Captain’s Dinner onboard with live music entertainment. Overnight in Trogir Historical Town port.
# Included: Breakfast and Lunch onboard
# Included: Captain's Dinner onboard with live music
# Included: Walking Tour of Trogir

DAY 7 • to SPLIT (B, L)
Morning cruise to Split, our last port on this cruise, with swim stop along the way. Lunch and afternoon Split City tour. Our English speaking guide will show us Split historical Diocletian’s Palace. Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. After city tour you will be left on your own to explore this lively and bustling Mediterranean city and perhaps enjoy a farewell dinner on your own. Overnight in Split Historical Town port.
# Included: Breakfast and Lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Split

DAY 8 • SPLIT - Disembarkation (B)
One final breakfast onboard. After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to the Crew and all your new friends! You must vacate your cabin by 09.00hrs. If you need to leave early you can do so anytime from 5am. Split port has the main bus/coach and train stations 50m across the road. There are plenty of storage kiosks around if you are departing later and need somewhere to store your luggage. Happy travels and we hope to see you again soon!
# Included: Breakfast onboard

B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, WD-Welcome Dinner, CD-Captain’s Dinner, D-Dinner
===================================================================
Notes: Ships Ambassador and MM2 are very similar so the cruise company reserves the right to switch the ship and combine departures. Notification will be sent at least 60 days before departure.
===================================================================

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)

Croatia Cruise FAQ - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)

Croatia Island Hopping Tour FAQ - General Info (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)

 

Click here to see how the booking process works: https://discovercroatia.com.au/booking-process-how-to-book/

How far in advance do I need to book?

Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.

Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.

Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.

What do the different ship categories mean?

Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions.

 

What is half-board? What meals are included?

Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.

Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.

Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!

 

What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers

Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.

Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.

How fit do I need to be for my holiday?

Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.

Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.

What happens if I can't attend an excursion?

It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.

What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?

For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.

For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.

What equipment do I need?

Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.

Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or email:

Call us or WhatsApp: +612-9212-1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

Discover Croatia logoCNTB Logo

Photos

Deluxe Superior Ship MS Mama Marija II
Deluxe Superior Ship MS Mama Marija II

Video

Make an enquiry Book now (obligation free) pay later

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Available Special Offer
UNAVAILABLE / SOLD OUT
Click on available dates (blue or red) for pricing
CLICK FOR PRICING / DEPARTURES

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 • DUBROVNIK - Embarkation (WD)
  • DAY 2 • DUBROVNIK Morning Tour, then to SLANO (B, L)
  • DAY 3 • to Mljet NP, then KORČULA (B, L)
  • DAY 4 • to VIS (B, L)
  • DAY 5 • to the Blue Cave, then HVAR TOWN (B, L)
  • DAY 6 • to Bol, then TROGIR (B, L, CD)
  • DAY 7 • to SPLIT (B, L)
  • DAY 8 • SPLIT - Disembarkation (B)