Divine Dalmatia Deluxe Cruise from Dubrovnik 7nts (Wednesdays or Saturdays)
Activity Level: 1
- Departs From: Dubrovnik
- Location: Dubrovnik, Mjlet, Hvar, Split, Korcula, Trstenik
- Duration: 8 days
- Availability: WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS, May - October
Activity Level: 1
- Departs From: Dubrovnik
- Location: Dubrovnik, Mjlet, Hvar, Split, Korcula, Trstenik
- Duration: 8 days
- Availability: WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS, May - October
- 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 (especially the cook) 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 old churches or other historical monuments.
8 days from Dubrovnik, Mjlet, Korcula, Split, Bol, Hvar, Peljesac Peninsula and back to Dubrovnik
Sailing from Dubrovnik you will cruise through the Dalmatian islands to Split and back to Dubrovnik. Optional excursions are offered after the cruise, including Mostar or Montenegro.
Deluxe or Deluxe Superior Ships: exact ship name will be notified before booking
This cruise offers random Saturday and Wednesday departures, mostly in August. The departure 10 October 2020 is a dedicated 'wine' cruise
Itinerary8 days from Dubrovnik, Mjlet, Korcula, Split, Bol, Hvar, Peljesac Peninsula and back to Dubrovnik
Open age cruise. Double/twin bed cabins on Main and Lower Deck on DLX ships. Most triple cabins are a queen bed and single bed and most are on the Lower Deck. Upper Deck double/twin cabins are also available on DLX SUP. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement.
Deluxe or Deluxe Superior Ships: exact ship name will be notified before booking. Explore Dubrovnik and stunning Dalmatian islands and coastline. Spend your mornings admiring the spectacular scenery, enjoying swimming in crystal clear Adriatic sea and your afternoons and evenings exploring old historical towns or having fun till morning hours.
This cruise offers random Saturday and Wednesday departures, mostly in August. The departure 10 October 2020 is a dedicated 'wine' cruise.
DAY 1 DUBROVNIK D
Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik Gruž harbor for check in from 14.00h onwards. After settling in, transfer to city gates for a guided tour of the city. The special charm of this ancient town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. Many of the monuments belong to the modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of Gothic style. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ
mountain to enjoy scenic views of the mighty ramparts and of the Elaphiti Islands. After the tour, return transfer to the ship for a welcome meet & greet cocktail reception on board. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 2 DUBROVNIK – MLJET / KORČULA B, L
Next morning, we cruise a little further north to the Island of Mljet. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park on your own, but beware of the nymphs! Next stop is Korčula, an island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, the famous explorer. Covering much of the island are the distinct, almost black pine forests so Korčula is also known as „the Black Island“. Korčula Town is like a mini Dubrovnik, as it also encased by medieval stone ramparts and towers.
DAY 3 KORČULA - SPLIT B, L
We continue south to Split, Croatia’s second largest city where Roman Emperor Diocletian built himself a retirement palace now under UNESCO protection. Split waterfront is a happening place and there’s a buzz along the beautiful wide promenade. A local guide meets us on arrival for a walk through the heart of the bustling old town and the market. Overnight in Split.
DAY 4 SPLIT - BOL B, L, T, CD
Our next stop will be the Island of Brač and picturesque town of Bol. Walk along the promenade or swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (the Golden cape - known for its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape). Bol is a typical fishermen’s town turned into a popular tourist destination. After lunch on board time at leisure until afternoon wine tasting in the facilities of the oldest Dalmatia wine cooperative (dating 1903). Overnight in Bol. Captain`s Dinner on board.
DAY 5 BOL - HVAR B ,L
Morning departure towards Hvar. Lunch followed by a swim stop at the Pakleni Islands. Arrival to Hvar in the afternoon. Hvar is the longest Island in the Adriatic and one of the sunniest; known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. One can find many historical landmarks in Hvar: the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded in 1612. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour to get some lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni islands. Overnight in Hvar.
DAY 6 HVAR - PELJEŠAC B, L, D
Early morning departure towards the Pelješac peninsula, well known for its excellent wine. Arrival to Pelješac after lunch. Today we move away from the shore inland to explore the rural areas. Afternoon transfer to the village followed by a visit to a local farm you will indulge in a typical village party with Croatian delicacies, an all-inclusive dinner with local dishes made from their own produce. Late transfer back to the ship. Overnight on Pelješac peninsula.
DAY 7 PELJEŠAC - DUBROVNIK B, L
There is no better way to catch first sight of famous Dubrovnik than from the sea as we return to our final destination – Dubrovnik. It is one of the few walled cities on the sea in the world. Writer George Bernard Shaw described it as “heaven on earth”. We cruise alongside the old city walls for a true perspective of the majesty of this place. Lunch is served on deck before we head for Gruz harbour to dock. In your own time, why not walk those famous ramparts (all 1940 metres long!), or explore any of the museums in more detail, such as Sponza or Rectors, now is the time.
DAY 8 DUBROVNIK Check out B
Breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am.
Legend: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner, T – tasting, CD- Captain`s Dinner
• 7 night cruise in deluxe cabin with en-suite bathroom
• Welcome reception & cocktail
• Daily buffet breakfast
• Tea and coffee all day
• Abundant fresh fruit
• Olive oil and wine tasting on board
• 9 meals, 4 course – lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
• A drink with lunch and a liter of water per person daily
• Arrival and departure transfers from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik harbor
• Return bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
• Dubrovnik cable car fee
• Mljet National Park entrance fee
• Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Split
• Croatian wine & appetizer tasting on the island of Brač
• Captain's Dinner on board
• Authentic Croatian Village party with dinner on Pelješac peninsula
• Professional Tour manager
• Spectacular lunch along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
• Visitors' taxes & port fees
• Luggage handling
• Daily cabin service and towel change
• Complimentary wi-fi onboard
• Tips and gratuities
• Meals/drinks not listed
- Departures may run on any of our Deluxe vessels:
Deluxe Ships (DLX): MV Admiral, MV Aquamarin, MV Fantazija, MV My Way, MV President or MV San Antonio
Deluxe Superior (DLX SUP) Ships: MV Adriatic Sun, MV Avangard, MV Black Swan, MV Futura, MV Infinity, MV Everglow or MV Maritimo
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.
Great accommodations are provided.
All ships have WIFI:
- • 7 night cruise in deluxe cabin with en-suite bathroom
- • Welcome reception & cocktail
- • Daily buffet breakfast
- • Tea and coffee all day
- • Abundant fresh fruit
- • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
- • 9 meals, 4 course – lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
- • A drink with lunch and a liter of water per person daily
- • Arrival and departure transfers from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik harbor
- • Return bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
- • Dubrovnik cable car fee
- • Mljet National Park entrance fee
- • Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Split
- • Croatian wine & appetizer tasting on the island of Brač
- • Captain's Dinner on board
- • Authentic Croatian Village party with dinner on Pelješac peninsula
- • Professional Tour manager
- • Spectacular lunch along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
- • Visitors' taxes & port fees
- • Luggage handling
- • Daily cabin service and towel change
- • Complimentary wi-fi onboard
NOT INCLUDED: • Tips and gratuities • Meals/drinks not listed
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://www.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.
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- DAY 1 DUBROVNIK D
- DAY 2 DUBROVNIK – MLJET / KORČULA B, L
- DAY 3 KORČULA - SPLIT B, L
- DAY 4 SPLIT - BOL B, L, T, CD
- DAY 5 BOL - HVAR B ,L
- DAY 6 HVAR - PELJEŠAC B, L, D
- DAY 7 PELJEŠAC - DUBROVNIK B, L
- DAY 8 DUBROVNIK Check out B