• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Dubrovnik
  • Location: Dubrovnik, Korcula, Split, Hvar, Mljet
  • Duration: 8 days (Sun-Sun)
  • Availability: SUNDAYS, weekly departures


  • Open-age cruise, most suitable for families and budget travellers
  • Excellent value 7 night return cruise from Dubrovnik, visiting Split and the islands
  • Enjoy seven unforgettable days cruising on the southern Adriatic Sea
  • Mornings you can relax on the spacious sundeck or outdoor lounge
  • Afternoons and evenings free to explore Croatia's finest destinations
  • Relax and let the Captain and Crew take care of you
  • Daily swim stops
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8 days from Dubrovnik, Korčula, Pucisca, Split, Stari Grad, Hvar, Mljet, Slano and to Dubrovnik

This cruise is very popular and places fill up fast!
This fantastic 7 night return cruise showcases the best of the Dalmatian coast.
Breakfast, lunch and Captain's Dinner included.
All cabins have air-conditioning and ensuites.
Daily swim stops

**Open-age cruise, suitable for families, couples and small groups. **


SUNDAY DEPARTURES, round-trip cruise from Dubrovnik!

Open age cruise, suitable for families and budget travellers. Only Twin bed cabins are available on Main Deck and Double/twin bed cabins on available the Lower Deck. 2 x Triple cabins are a queen bed and single bed and are on the Lower Deck. There are no quad cabins.

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.


MS Princess Aloha:
Main Deck has fixed TWIN bed cabins only!
Lower Deck has both DBL and Twin bed cabins

8 days from Dubrovnik, Korčula, Pucisca, Split, Stari Grad, Hvar, Mljet, Slano and to Dubrovnik

• 7 nights cruise from Dubrovnik to Split and back to Dubrovnik
• Accommodation in a cabin with ensuite, air conditioning & LCD TV
• Professional English-speaking Cruise Manager throughout
• Fresh bed linen and towels mid-week
• Beach towel use
• Luggage handling
• Free Wi-Fi on board

Meals Included:
• Welcome Dinner
• Captain's Dinner
• Daily buffet breakfast
• 6 lunches, all with 3 courses and salad bar
• Unlimited drinking water dispenser
• Complimentary fresh fruits available daily

Sightseeing Tours Included:
• Walking Sightseeing Tours of Korčula, Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik
• Whisper technology headsets for tours
• Daily swim stops (weather permitting)

• Port Tax €60pp/week - obligatory (pay onboard)
• Drinks and meals not listed
• Transfers
• Tips/gratuities

# Optional Excursions (book onboard):
• Entrance fee to Mljet National Park: ~ €25pp
• Entrance fee to Stonemason School Pucisca: ~ €20pp

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 - Arrival (WD)
Embarkation starts in Dubrovnik at 14:00hrs. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome Reception where you will meet your Crew and fellow passengers. Enjoy the Welcome Dinner onboard this evening (around 7pm).
# Included: Welcome Dinner

Day 2: KORČULA (B, L)
Early in the morning we set sail for the island of Korčula, with swimming stop, if weather permits, in one of pristine bays, time to relax and lunch on board. Continue towards Korčula, the most preserved medieval town, thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. We will spend the night here. Take a walking tour of Korčula which takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets full of history. Evening is free to explore the town on your own.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Korcula

Day 3: to PUČIŠĆA (B, L, CD)
Our journey then continues towards Pučišća, situated on the island of Brač, village of the stone sculpture, where you can visit amazing stonemason school (optional). Lunch on board before arrival in Pučišća, enjoy a swim in one of Brač’ many lovely coves and bays, if weather permits. Join us for the Captain’s dinner on board and overnight in Pučišća.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Captain’s Dinner onboard
# Optional: Stonemason School Entrance

Day 4: to SPLIT (B, L)
After breakfast we set sail to Split with a stop along the way to swim and relax, if weather permits, with lunch on board. In the late afternoon we arrive at Split to spend the night. Arriving in Split, join a guided tour of the city, visit the seafront promenade and Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. The historical center of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Split

Day 5: to Stari Grad, then HVAR (B, L)
In the morning, we sail to Stari Grad on the Island of Hvar one of the oldest towns in Europe. The Stari Grad Plain and the old town center of Stari Grad have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008. Return to your ship for lunch onboard and sail towards Hvar with a break for swimming. Upon arrival in Hvar, you will enjoy visiting the many historical sights of the town, such as St Stephen’s Square and Cathedral, the Arsenal with the theatre built on its first floor, the first municipal theatre in Europe. Above Hvar Town is the impressive fortress Fortica offering magnificent views over the bay and Pakleni islands. Your evening is free in Hvar.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Hvar

Day 6: to Mljet, then SLANO (B, L)
In the morning, we sail towards Mljet. Croatian “Greenest Island” will hypnotize you with its beautiful, untouched nature and its cultural heritage. We arrive in the heart of Mljet National Park which encompasses five types of forests, many species of birds and two deep lakes. If you want to visit Mljet National Park, walk to the entrance where you can purchase the ticket to walk around the Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and the Malo Jezero (Small Lake) and join the boat ride to St. Mary Island. Lunch on board and departure for a small village called Slano on the mainland, a peaceful fishermen’s village, and the starting point to Ston, another once fortified small village famous for its oysters situated on Pelješac Peninsula. Pelješac Peninsula is known as one of the best wine-producing regions in Croatia. Overnight in Slano.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Optional: Mljet National Park Entrance

Day 7: to DUBROVNIK (B, L)
In the morning we continue our adventure by sailing back to Dubrovnik with lunch onboard with stop for swimming. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, you will enjoy a guided tour at the historical center of Dubrovnik, walk through 'STRADUN' – both a street and a square, the most famous place inside the town walls. The famous city is enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After the city tour, you will be on your own to explore the city, visit the 1940m long City Walls walk, the Franciscan Monastery with Europe's second oldest pharmacy, the Rector's Palace and the Cathedral, or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Return to the ship at your leisure for overnight. Overnight in Dubrovnik, Gruz Harbour.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Dubrovnik (with one-way bus transfer to Old Town)

Day 8: DUBROVNIK - Departure (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. Gruz port has the main bus/coach station 50m across the road, with a luggage storage kiosk if you are departing later and need somewhere to store your bags once you leave the ship. Happy travel and we hope to see you again soon!
# Included: Breakfast onboard

B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, WD-Welcome Dinner, CD-Captain's Dinner

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]



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  • Day 1 DUBROVNIK - Arrival (WD)
  • Day 2: KORČULA (B, L)
  • Day 3: to PUČIŠĆA (B, L, CD)
  • Day 4: to SPLIT (B, L)
  • Day 5: to Stari Grad, then HVAR (B, L)
  • Day 6: to Mljet, then SLANO (B, L)
  • Day 7: to DUBROVNIK (B, L)
  • Day 8: DUBROVNIK - Departure (B)