• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Omiš
  • Location: Omis, Split, Sibenik, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Availability: SATURDAYS, June - October
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Highlights

    UNESCO Heritage sites:
  • Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian (1979)
  • Old City of Dubrovnik (1979)
  • Islands and natural sights:
  • Island of Hvar
  • Island of Brac
  • Island of Korcula
  • Cetina River canyon
  • Elaphite Islands
  • National Parks:
  • Island of Mljet
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8 days from Omis, Pucisca, Split, Sibenik (Trogir), Vis, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet, Slano and to Dubrovnik

Deluxe one-way cruise from Omis (just south of Split) to Dubrovnik, including the beautiful island of Vis. Half-board meals as listed, and standard sightseeing Walking Tour Package already included in our prices.

Deluxe Superior Ship: MS Agape Rose or MS Adriatic Star

Cruise departs from Omis (30mins drive south of the town of Split and 45mins from Split Airport). Transfers not included, but can be arranged

Itinerary

8 days from Omis, Pucisca, Split, Sibenik (Trogir), Vis, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet, Slano and to Dubrovnik

Adults only cruise, though usually clients are more couples, mature solo travellers or small groups ranging from 35-75yrs. Double/twin cabins on Upper, Main and Lower Deck on this ship. Triple cabins are a queen bed and single bed. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement. Our prices include the Walking Tour Package of 6 towns.

Deluxe Superior Ship: MS Agape Rose or MS Adriatic Star

Also available in the opposite direction: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/22/deluxe-one-way-cruise-dubrovnik-omis-agape-rose/
Also available as a tour/cruise combo: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/19/cruise-tour-slovenia-croatia-on-ms-agape-rose/


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ITINERARY 2019:

DAY 1 Saturday EMBARKATION OMIS; (D)
Embark at any time after 14:00. Over a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Director and the crew and get acquainted with the rules and safety measures. Your journey begins with a dinner onboard and overnight in Omiš.

DAY 2 Sunday OMIS – PUCISCA – SPLIT; (B, L)
Waking up to the dramatic backdrop of the charming town of Omiš will probably entice you to travel up the river Cetina and through its canyon in our optional tour. Later, you will be able to compare this bit of hinterland with the lovely island of Brač, the homeland of ‘the Croatian marble’. You’ve probably seen this ultra-quality limestone already, perhaps on the front of the White House in Washington DC or Bundestag in Berlin, but the optional tour to the still-operating stonemasonry school in Pučišća brings a chance to learn more about shaping this stone for eternity. Once back to the mainland, stop in Split. Whether you explore on your own or join our optional walking tour, don’t miss the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian. Originally planned as his retirement estate, today it is the lively city center of Croatia’s second largest city. Whatever you do, make sure to take it easy in Split, as after all, that is the true highlight of local living here. Overnight in Split.
Split Walking tour – Walking tour package (included)
Stonemasonry School in Pucisca – Walking tour package (included)
# Optional excursion: Cetina River

DAY 3 Monday SPLIT – SIBENIK –- KRKA – excursion Trogir and Skradin; (B, D)
When sailing along the Croatian coast, surpassing the beauty around you may seem like an impossible task. Perhaps so, but there are sites on the Croatian mainland which surely parallel it, such as the Krka River and its stunning estuary. A coach trip brings you to the small town of Skradin, the guardian of the mouth of River Krka, and the gateway to its National park. The place where wild waterfalls inspire serene lakes, the park is definitely worth a visit (you will have a couple of hours at Krka if you choose). After returning to the seaside, visit Trogir, a petite island bridged to the mainland. A showcase of stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage, Trogir is protected by UNESCO, just like the Cathedral of St. James at your next stop, Šibenik. Rolling down the hillslopes towered by the immense fortress of St. Michael, Šibenik is a sight to behold from every perspective. An optional walking tour will introduce you to Šibenik’s great claim to Renaissance – both the one centuries ago, when the town’s Cathedral of St. James, and the present day, when the town known as one of Croatia’s upcoming gems. Experience its stone alleys and great cuisine in an evening on own. Overnight in Šibenik.
Sibenik Walking tour – Walking tour package (included)

DAY 4 Tuesday SIBENIK – VIS; (B, L)
Enjoy the stunning waterfront of Šibenik as you navigate down the narrow channel of St. Anthony out to the open seas. Today you will sail to the island of Vis. You’ll recognize its main settlement, the town of Vis, by numerous masts crisscrossed over the image of its seafront facades. Comprised of the newer, 19th-century harbor area, and the historic, medieval corner, the past of Vis spans over two millennia, hence the colorful array of heritage in this small settlement ranges from a Greek cemetery and Roman baths to an English fort and Yugoslav militia tributes. Join an optional guided tour to get insight into the tumultuous history of Vis and getting some ideas on what to do that very evening. Overnight in Vis.
# Optional excursion: Island of Vis

DAY 5 Wednesday VIS – HVAR – KORCULA (Captains dinner); (B, D)
Enjoy a breakfast with a view and a morning sail to Hvar, officially the sunniest of 1200 Croatian islands. This jet-set fave is also the island with the most UNESCO-listed heritage in the entire world, so consider joining our optional guided tour. Then, hop over to Korčula Island, one of the largest islands in the Adriatic, known for its signature lush dark forests. You’ll know Korčula was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues which lurk at you from the town’s facades and gates, intertwined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will get see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. The alleged home of the world renowned traveler Marco Polo is bound to charm you whether you explore it on your own or in an optional walking tour. Overnight in Korčula.
Hvar Walking tour – Walking tour package (included)
Korčula Walking tour – Walking tour package (included)

DAY 6 Thursday KORČULA – MLJET – SLANO; (B, L)
Continue to another green island, this time Mljet. The national park on the island is the home of two salty lakes connected to the sea via a narrow canal. Nature lovers will get a thrill from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking to the small inlet in the center of the lake, charming with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Alternatively, join our optional excursion – but whatever you do, do not pass on setting foot on Mljet! Enjoy a lunch on board followed by a refreshing dip before setting sail back to the mainland and the small settlement of Slano. In vicinity of Slano, the petite town of Ston claims its fame for many things gourmand: potent wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. Our optional tour the Taste of Dalmatia highlights all these treasures, but you can also just relax in Slano, where we are docked overnight.
# Optional excursion: Mljet National Park
# Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia 

DAY 7 Friday SLANO – DUBROVNIK; (B, L)
Take in the last of the Slano cool over breakfast. Just thereafter, you will set sail to Croatia’s southernmost gem and the renowned hotspot, Dubrovnik. Glimpse at its beauty sailing beneath the mighty City Walls, much in the same way its enemies and allies used to, before dropping anchor in the port of Gruž. The optional walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town takes you by the world-famous landmarks, strolling down the same streets that the cast and crews of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood walked. Whatever you might consider to be the town’s main drawcard, Dubrovnik’s city walls and its courteous spirit will swiftly transport you back in time to when this was an independent republic which successfully rivaled the Venetian Republic. Enjoy an evening of romance, glitz and glam, as you will be staying in Dubrovnik overnight.
Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – Walking tour package (included)

DAY 8 Saturday DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE; (B)
Enjoy your breakfast before disembarking the ship by 9 AM.


INCLUDED:
• 8 days / 7 nights cruise
• Accommodation in a chosen category cabin
• Welcome drink and snack
• Half board: breakfast buffet day 2 to 8, lunch day 1 to 7, except on day 1, day 3 and 5 when dinner is included instead of lunch
• Complimentary ½ l water during meals (lunch and dinner)
• Complimentary coffee/tea all day long
• Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
• 9 crew members including a Cruise Manager
• Usage of the ship’s equipment
• Towels change three times a week
• Bed linen change twice a week
• Free Wi/Fi on board

Walking tour Package of 6 tours (Included):
• Pucisca Stonemasonry School – including: guide, entrance fee
• Walking tour of Split – including: guide
• Walking tour of Trogir – including: guide
• Walking tour of Hvar – including: guide
• Walking tour of Korčula – including: guide
• Walking tour of Dubrovnik – including: guide, transfer

NOT INCLUDED:
• Beverages other than included (see above). Beverages can be purchased in the bar only. (pay in cash euros or kuna at the end of the cruise)
• Gratuities or any other expense of personal nature
• Transfer from and/or to the ship
• Tips, entrance to the National Park or any other items of personal nature
• Taxes and fees, € 40,00 per person, to be paid on board in cash (pay in cash euros or kuna at the end of the cruise)
• Laundry service at selected ports of call
• Beach towel hire € 3,00/week (pay in cash euros or kuna at the end of the cruise)
• Entrance to National park Mljet approx. 14,00 € p.p. (pay by cash kuna or credit card)
• Entrance to National Park Krka River (pay by cash kuna)

# Optional excursions (available only on spot, pay locally 20-25 euros each pp)
• Cetina River – including: guide, small boat transfer, snack
• Krka National Park – including: guide, entrance fee
• Island of Vis – including: guide, transfer, tasting
• Mljet Island National Park – including: guide, entrance fee
• Taste of Dalmatia – including: guide, transfer, wine tasting


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 behaviour 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.

Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • • 8 days / 7 nights cruise
  • • Accommodation in a chosen category cabin
  • • Welcome drink and snack
  • • Half board: breakfast buffet day 2 to 8, lunch day 1 to 7, except on day 1, day 3 and 5 when dinner is included instead of lunch
  • • Complimentary ½ l water during meals (lunch and dinner)
  • • Complimentary coffee/tea all day long
  • • Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
  • • 9 crew members including a Cruise Manager
  • • Usage of the ship’s equipment
  • • Towels change three times a week
  • • Bed linen change twice a week
  • • Free Wi/Fi on board
  • *Walking tour Package of 6 tours:
  • • Walking tour of Trogir – including: guide
  • • Walking tour of Dubrovnik – including: guide, transfer
  • • Walking tour of Korčula – including: guide
  • • Walking tour of Split – including: guide
  • • Walking tour of Hvar – including: guide
  • • Pucisca Stonemasonry School – including: guide, entrance fee

Exclusions

NOT INCLUDED: • Beverages other than included (see above). Beverages can be purchased in the bar only. (pay in cash euros or kuna at the end of the cruise) • Gratuities or any other expense of personal nature • Transfer from and/or to the ship • Tips, entrance to the National Park or any other items of personal nature • Taxes and fees, € 40,00 per person, to be paid on board in cash (pay in cash euros or kuna at the end of the cruise) • Laundry service at selected ports of call • Beach towel hire € 3,00/week (pay in cash euros or kuna at the end of the cruise) • Entrance to National park Mljet approx. 14,00 € p.p. (pay by cash kuna or credit card) • Entrance to National Park Krka River (pay by cash kuna)

  • Optional excursions: (20 euros each pp, book individually)
• Krka river National Park– including: guide, entrance fee • Cetina river – including: guide, small boat transfer, snack • Mljet Island National Park – including: guide, entrance fee • Taste of Dalmatia – including: guide, transfer, wine tasting • Island of Vis – including: guide, transfer, tasting

Restrictions

Cruise is not suited for young children or persons with limited mobility.

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

Cruise Ship Photos

 

 

 

 

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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MS Agape Rose Deluxe Ship
MS Agape Rose Deluxe Ship

MS Agape Rose Sun Deck jacuzzi
MS Agape Rose Sun Deck jacuzzi

MS Agape Rose Sun Deck
MS Agape Rose Sun Deck

MS Agape Rose
MS Agape Rose

MS Agape Rose Double Cabin
MS Agape Rose Double Cabin

MS Agape Rose Twin Main Deck Cabin
MS Agape Rose Twin Main Deck Cabin

MS Agape Rose
MS Agape Rose

MS Agape Rose
MS Agape Rose

MS Agape Rose
MS Agape Rose

MS Agape Rose
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Itinerary

  • DAY 1 Saturday EMBARKATION OMIS; (D)
  • DAY 2 Sunday OMIS – PUCISCA – SPLIT; (B, L)
  • DAY 3 Monday SPLIT – SIBENIK –- KRKA – excursion Trogir and Skradin; (B, D)
  • DAY 4 Tuesday SIBENIK – VIS; (B, L)
  • DAY 5 Wednesday VIS – HVAR – KORCULA (Captains dinner); (B, D)
  • DAY 6 Thursday KORČULA – MLJET – SLANO; (B, L)
  • DAY 7 Friday SLANO – DUBROVNIK; (B, L)
  • DAY 8 Saturday DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE; (B)