• Activity Level:  2
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Split
  • Location: Split, Markarska, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Availability: SATURDAYS, 30June - 25August only
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Highlights

  • Start your days by diving off the boat into the crystal blue Adriatic with our daily swim stops
  • See the picturesque Biokovo mountain range that hugs the always lively town of Makarska
  • Hire a bike and explore the pine forests and famous salted lakes of Mljet National Park
  • Walk the famous city walls of Dubrovnik's Old Town
  • Enjoy cocktails while taking in Korcula's breathtaking sunsets
  • Experience Hvar's vibrant nightlife in Europe's top party destination
  • Adventure awaits in Omis with Zip-lining and River Rafting on the Cetina river
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8 days from Split, Makarska, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, (Bol), Omis, Split

Sail Croatia with a dedicated 25-35s Cruise Split to Split. Party and cruise with like-minded travellers. There's no better way to top your vacation than cruising the crystal blue Adriatic seas along the Dalmatian coast, taking in stunning sunsets, eating amazingly delicious food and making some fun life long friends along the way.

Ship: MS Casanova (Premium Select SEL Ship, with aircon and ensuite every cabin)

SATURDAYS, 30June - 25August only

Itinerary

8 days from Split, Makarska, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, (Bol), Omis, Split

A cruise geared towards the Young Professional crowd, 25-40yrs. Double/twin cabins on Main or Lower Deck. Solo travellers can book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement or can offer to share with another solo traveller of the same gender (subject to availability).

Relax and enjoy the beautiful Dalmatian coast on our island hopping cruise. There's plenty of room on our rooftop deck to take in the sun, relax in our lounge area or chill by the bar with a cocktail made fresh by our experienced bar staff. We also have our own personal Chef on board catering for all our included meals during the week.

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ITINERARY:

Day 1: Saturday SPLIT to MAKARSKA (departure at 13.00hrs)
After meeting your crew, we depart from Split harbour heading towards the vibrant Makarska at midday to start your Croatia Sailing tour!
Cruise along the Dalmatian coast whilst enjoying your lunch with your new friends. Then it's time to dip into the Adriatic for your first of many swim stops. We dock in the port of Makarska in the late afternoon giving you plenty of time to check out the local markets, have fun with the water sports available or stroll through the old town taking in the local sites and admiring the Biokovo mountain range tucked in behind the town. Tonight you have the chance to taste some local dishes and experience the fun nightlife this town has on offer...cave bar anyone?

Day 2: Sunday MAKARSKA to MLJET NATIONAL PARK
We depart in the morning towards Mljet Island with a stop on the Pelješac peninsula for a refreshing swim. In the afternoon we take a visit to the salt lakes in Mljet National Park to enjoy the sun, sea and tranquility of this peaceful island. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, we visit the monastery and church on St. Mary isle. Overnight we dock in the port of Polača/Pomena.

Day 3: Monday MLJET NATIONAL PARK to DUBROVNIK
After breakfast we set sail for Dubrovnik, always the highlight of the week. Enjoy the nature along the way towards “Kings Landing" (Game of Thrones fans get excited!). Arrive in Dubrovnik in the afternoon when you can explore on your own or join our guided tour of the city. Take a ride on the cable car up to Srđ mountain for spectacular views of the Old Town, walk the famous city walls, or enjoy an afternoon Cider at the 'hole in the wall' bar and watch the local cliff divers wow you with their fearless leaps into the Adriatic. Enjoy delicious seafood in the local restaurants and get ready for a night out on the town visiting local bars and one of the best clubs in Europe. A night you won't forget!

Day 4: Tuesday DUBROVNIK to KORCULA
We wave goodbye to Dubrovnik and depart for Korčula, the birthplace of famous explorer Marco Polo. Enjoy lunch on board in the Lumbarda bay near to Korčula. With a late afternoon arrival into the port, there is plenty of time to swim this afternoon. Once docked, you'll get an orientation of the Old Town where you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. Listen to the story of the stone walls, which were built over two centuries ago. Meet the group for dinner and sunset cocktails in one of the numerous seafront restaurants looking out to sea. Stunning!

Day 5: Wednesday KORCULA to HVAR
Morning departure towards the Pakleni Islands for lunch and a refreshing swim stop. We then head to one of Croatia's most popular islands, Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic. You'll have the afternoon to take in some of Hvar's highlights such as the hilltop fortress with postcard views of the surrounding islands and the town's old square. Here you can enjoy our wine tasting excursion with views of the 16th Century cathedral and bell tower. Finish the night indulging in some of Europe's best nightlife entertainment. Experience the famous club Carpe Diem club, set on its very own island!

Day 6: Thursday HVAR to OMIS (via Bol)
From the beauty of the Islands, we make our way to the mainland via Brač island. Swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol (the Golden Horn). After lunch we will start our journey to the sea side town of Omis, the adventure capital of the Dalmatian coast. Those craving some thrills will get their chance today as you can join our optional river rafting excursion on the Cetina river or zipline over it from one side of the mountain to the other. For those wanting a bit more relax time, you can explore Omis old town, walk to the fortress for great views of the town or head down to the beach. This small town has something for everyone!

Day 7: Friday OMIS to SPLIT
We take it easy on our last sailing day making sure you have a chance to take one last jump off the boat and get that perfect shot to make all your friends at home jealous of your week long adventures here in Croatia.
After lunch we will start our journey back to Split where the last overnight stay is planned. Enjoy the views of the Split Riviera as we come in to port for the final time. Once we dock, join your Sail Rep for a walk through the monumental city under UNESCO protection that belongs not only to Croatians, but also to you, as it is a part of the world heritage list. Discover an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the Diocletian palace. Meet up for a final dinner with your new friends, reflecting over what just may have been the best week of your life sailing Croatia! Can it get any better?

Day 8: Saturday SPLIT
After breakfast, departure


INCLUDED:
• 7 nights cruise with an experienced Local Captain & Crew
• Enjoy our newly built PREM Category ship
• Air-Conditioned Twin Share rooms with private en-suite (no doubles)
• Your very own energetic Cruise Director on board with you
• Orientations of all of our destinations
• Guided Walking tour of Split
• Beach towels on board & Sun lounges on deck
• Included meals prepared fresh by our Local chef on board: 7 x breakfasts and 5 x lunches

NOT INCLUDED:
Port taxes EUR 40.- per person per week (obligatory - to be paid on the spot)
Tips and gratuities
Meals/drinks not listed


RESTRICTIONS: Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board. In case of inappropriate behavior Captain reserves the right in requesting clients to disembark.

DISCLAIMER: Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruise not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

BEDS: Many cruise ships now have ‘flex-beds’, which can be moved together to form a Double/Queen size bed with 2 single mattresses on a combined base, leaving a small separation between the mattresses. Even a traditional double/queen bed mattress might have separate bedding on each side, such as 2 single duvets, rather than one large one. If this is an issue for you, please let us know before booking. Thank you.

Accommodations

Luxury accommodations are provided.

Essential Information

Ship MS Casanova

On our Premium Select (SEL) Category boats, all cabins are Air-Conditioned at no extra cost and have their own spacious private ensuite bathroom. Cabins are twin beds, some with beds that can be moved together if you prefer a double.

The M/S Casanova provides accommodation in 19 spacious passenger cabins with private ensuites and air-conditioning providing accommodation for up to maximum 38 passengers.

Main Deck : 11 cabins
Lower Deck : 8 cabins

Ship Description

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Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • • 7 nights cruise with an experienced Local Captain & Crew
  • • Enjoy our newly built PREM Category ship
  • • Air-Conditioned Twin Share rooms with private en-suite (twin beds only)
  • • Your very own energetic Cruise Director on board with you
  • • Orientations of all of our destinations
  • • Guided Walking tour of Split
  • • Beach towels on board & Sun lounges on deck
  • • Included meals prepared fresh by our Local chef on board: 7 x breakfasts and 5 x lunches

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • Port taxes EUR 40.- per person per week (obligatory - to be paid on the spot)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Meals/drinks not listed
  • OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (if paid locally payment in KUNA currency, prices are informative and subject to change). Please ask us for the list of Optional Excursions as there are many to choose from on this cruise. See below.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have loads more specific FAQ answered on our other pages, check them out here:

Before You Go (general info for all travellers)

Before Your Cruise (small ship Croatia cruises)

Before Your Private Charter (private gulets and yacht charter)

Before Your Island Hopping Tour (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

 

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

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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.

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Saturday SPLIT to MAKARSKA (departure at 13.00hrs)
  • Day 2: Sunday MAKARSKA to MLJET NATIONAL PARK
  • Day 3: Monday MLJET NATIONAL PARK to DUBROVNIK
  • Day 4: Tuesday DUBROVNIK to KORCULA
  • Day 5: Wednesday KORCULA to HVAR
  • Day 6: Thursday HVAR to OMIS (via Bol)
  • Day 7: Friday OMIS to SPLIT
  • Day 8: Saturday SPLIT