• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Dubrovnik
  • Location: Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula, Hvar, Split, Zadar
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Availability: SATURDAYS, May - October
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Highlights

  • Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”
  • Mljet National park
  • Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo
  • Hvar: the sunniest Croatian island
  • The Golden Horn beach on Bol island
  • Split built around Diocletian's Palace
  • Sibenik’s medieval Old Town
  • Krka National Park
  • Kornati National Park
  • Tasting of traditional Maraschino liqueur in Zadar
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8 days from Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula, Hvar, Bol, Split, Trogir, Krka, Kornati, Sibenik and to Zadar

Relaxing 7 night one-way Adriatic Cruise from Dubrovnik to Zadar. See the best of the Dalmatian coast and islands and finish in beautiful Zadar. Or if you prefer to go onto Italy, check out our Cruise/Tour Combination that includes this cruise Dubrovnik to Zadar, heads overland to Plitvice Lakes and then finishes in Venice.

Luxury Balcony Ship: MS Premier

Fortnightly departures: May to Oct
(see link below for opposite direction alternating weeks)

Itinerary


8 days from Dubrovnik, Mljet National Park, Korcula, Hvar, Split, Bol, Trogir, Krka National Park, Kornati National Park, Sibenik and to Zadar

Open age cruise, though usually clients are mature couples or solo travellers or small groups ranging from 35-75yrs. Double/twin 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. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement. Not suitable for children. Also available with a land tour extension to finish in Venice on select dates.


SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/luxury-balcony/premier/

CRUISE FAQ: https://discovercroatia.com.au/before-your-cruise/


Also available in the opposite direction on alternating dates: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/43/luxury-cruise-zadar-dubrovnik-on-ms-premier/
Also available as a Cruise/tour combo Dubrovnik to Venice: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/44/cruise-tour-dubrovnik-to-venice-ms-premier-11nts/

INCLUDED:
• 7 nights cruise from Dubrovnik to Zadar in a cabin with private bathroom, air conditioning & LCD TV
• Arrival shared transfer from Dubrovnik airport/hotel to port on the first day
• Departure shared transfer from port to Zadar airport/ hotel on the last day
• Daily buffet breakfast
• 6 lunches all with 3 courses and salad bar
• Welcome Dinner and Captain's Dinner with live music
• Drinking water dispenser
• Complimentary coffee, tea and fresh fruits available daily
• Professional Cruise Manager throughout
• Whisper technology enhanced touring
• Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek
• Luggage handling
• Free Wi-Fi on board


Sightseeing Tours Included:
• City tours of Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, Split, Šibenik and Zadar
• Entrance fees to the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy, Diocletian’s Palace and San Donat Church
• Tasting of traditional Maraschino liqueur in Zadar
• Guided tour and entrance to Mljet National Park and Krka National Park
• Entrance to Kornati National Park



NOT INCLUDED:
• Tips/gratuities
• Transfers to/from private accommodation
• Meals not listed on the itinerary
• Tourist tax & port tax €35 per person to be paid on board in cash (obligatory)



ITINERARY:

Day 1 DUBROVNIK ARRIVAL, Saturday (WR, D)
You will be transferred from the airport or from your hotel in Dubrovnik to port, where embarkation begins at 13:00h. Later, join your fellow travelers and your Cruise Manager for an onboard welcome reception with dinner. This evening, you can relax on board, or take a stroll through Dubrovnik’s Old Town.

Day 2 DUBROVNIK – MLJET – KORČULA, Sunday (B, L)
We start the day with breakfast and a walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of Adriatic” and a UNESCO World Heritage site. We visit the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy before returning to the ship. While we set sail for Mljet Island, lunch is served. Mljet National Park features five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes: Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). Spectacular scenery accompanies us all the way to Korčula, believed to be the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many good restaurants.

Day 3 KORČULA – HVAR ISLAND, Monday (B, L)
This morning, after breakfast, we take a walking tour through the narrow, cobble-stone streets of Korčula town. Our visit includes a visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Afterward, we board our ship again and enjoy lunch. We stop for a swim en route to Hvar where we arrive late afternoon. Hvar is the most popular island in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. A sightseeing tour of this charming town, with 8 centuries of architecture, will show you the picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK). Our evening is free in Hvar so you can explore even more and dine on your own at one of the many restaurants in town.
•Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar Town harbor (during peak season in July and August) the overnight port can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case, transfers by bus will be organized to and from Hvar Town.

Day 4 HVAR ISLAND – BOL – SPLIT, Tuesday (B, L)
We sail to Bol, home of the Golden Horn, one of the most breathtaking beaches in Croatia. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the direction of the winds. During lunch on board, we sail to Split. Here, a walking tour shows off the historic inner city, built around the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The evening is free to discover more of Split.

Day 5 SPLIT – TROGIR – ŠIBENIK, Wednesday (B, L)
In the morning, we sail to the UNESCO-listed city of Trogir. Our time here is free to explore on your own. Back on board, enjoy lunch as we cruise to Šibenik, with a stop for a swim on the way. In Šibenik, a walking tour shows us the highlights of the city, then our evening is at leisure.

Day 6 ŠIBENIK – SALI, Thursday (B, L, CD)
The Šibenik area is home to two National Parks: Krka, with its breathtaking waterfalls, and Kornati, comprised of more than 140 islands with numerous coves and crystal-clear water. The day is devoted to tour these scenic destinations before we sail to Sali. Tonight, aboard our ship, enjoy the Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment.

Day 7 SALI – ZADAR, Friday (B, L, T)
As we cruise this morning, and weather permitting, we stop for a swim. After lunch, we arrive in Zadar. The city’s compact pedestrian zone is perfect to explore on foot. We admire the 16th century walls built by the Venetians as a defense against the Turks. We also see the Port Gate where the Venetian lion still guards the entrance, the Square of the Five Wells, the Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum, and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. After the tour, we stop for a tasting of traditional Maraschino liqueur. The evening is free in Zadar.

Day 8 ZADAR DEPARTURE, Saturday (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Zadar airport or to your hotel in Zadar.



B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner, WR-Welcome Reception, CD-Captain’s Dinner


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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.

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Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • • 7 nights cruise from Dubrovnik to Zadar in a cabin with private bathroom, air conditioning & LCD TV
  • • Arrival shared transfer from Dubrovnik airport/hotel to port on the first day
  • • Departure shared transfer from port to Zadar airport/ hotel on the last day
  • • Daily buffet breakfast
  • • 6 lunches all with 3 courses and salad bar
  • • Welcome Dinner and Captain's Dinner with live music
  • • Drinking water dispenser
  • • Complimentary coffee, tea and fresh fruits available daily
  • • Professional Cruise Manager throughout
  • • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • • Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek
  • • Luggage handling
  • • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Sightseeing Tours Included:
  • • City tours of Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, Split, Šibenik and Zadar
  • • Entrance fees to the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy, Diocletian’s Palace and San Donat Church
  • • Tasting of traditional Maraschino liqueur in Zadar
  • • Guided tour and entrance to Mljet National Park and Krka National Park
  • • Entrance to Kornati National Park

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Tips/gratuities
  • • Transfers to/from private accommodation
  • • Meals not listed on the itinerary
  • • Tourist tax & port tax € 35 per person to be paid on board in cash (obligatory)

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

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

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

Before Your Island Hopping Tour - 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://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.

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

Call us or WhatsApp: +61 2 9212 1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 DUBROVNIK ARRIVAL, Saturday (WR, D)
  • Day 2 DUBROVNIK – MLJET – KORČULA, Sunday (B, L)
  • Day 3 KORČULA – HVAR ISLAND, Monday (B, L)
  • Day 4 HVAR ISLAND – BOL – SPLIT, Tuesday (B, L)
  • Day 5 SPLIT – TROGIR – ŠIBENIK, Wednesday (B, L)
  • Day 6 ŠIBENIK – SALI, Thursday (B, L, CD)
  • Day 7 SALI – ZADAR, Friday (B, L, T)
  • Day 8 ZADAR DEPARTURE, Saturday (B)