• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Dubrovnik
  • Location: Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula, Vis, Hvar, Split
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Availability: SATURDAYS, May - September
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Highlights

  • Dubrovnik
  • Šipan or Slano
  • Mljet National Park
  • Korčula Town
  • Biševo (Blue cave) / Vis
  • Hvar Town
  • Makarska
  • Bol (Golden Horn)
  • Split
  • One week cruise based on half board (breakfast and lunch).
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8 days from Dubrovnik, Šipan or Slano, (Mljet), Korčula, Biševo (Blue cave) / Vis, Hvar, (Bol) Makarska, (Pučišća) Omiš, Split

Book early, for this is one of our most popular one-way cruises! For this cruise, all you will need is a few t-shirts, your swimming costume and you can relax and enjoy. A one-way cruise that covers the best the Dalmatian Coast has to offer. Includes breakfast and lunch.

**For Premium Superior (PRM SUP) ships, we will give you the exact name of the ship you will be on as soon as we have ensured a cabin is available on your date.
**For regular Premium (PREM) ships, you will not know the name of the ship until boarding

Itinerary

8 days from Dubrovnik, Šipan or Slano, (Mljet), Korčula, Biševo (Blue cave) / Vis, Hvar, (Bol) Makarska, (Pučišća) Omiš, Split

Open age cruise. Double/twin cabins on Upper, Main or Lower Deck. Most triple cabins are a double bed with a single bunk bed above. 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). Please see our Ship Descriptions page so you are clear which category ship you are booking, PRM SUP or PREM. Thank you.

Similar cruise available on the MS Splendid (Saturdays): http://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/227/premium-cruise-dubrovnik-to-split-on-ms-splendid/
Similar cruise available on the MS Robin Hood (Sundays): https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/189/premium-cruise-dubrovnik-trogir-on-ms-robin-hood/
Same cruise available in the opposite direction: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/66/kl7-southern-pearls-cruise-split-dubrovnik-south/


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ITINERARY:

DAY 1 SATURDAY DUBROVNIK - ŠIPAN or SLANO (L) 13.00hrs departure
Departures from Dubrovnik Gruz harbour Saturdays at 13.00hrs sharp! Check in from 11.00h till 12:00h. Departure from Dubrovnik harbor Gruz at 13:00h, lunch is served during a cruise along the Dalmatian coast down to the one of the Elaphite islands - Šipan, or small village Slano on the mainland. Both are peaceful fishermen's villages where you can experience the fantastic sunset. Overnight in the port.

DAY 2 SUNDAY ŠIPAN or SLANO – MLJET - KORČULA (B,L)
After breakfast we continue our journey towards the island and national park Mljet. Lunch on board. Free time to enjoy the salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, one can visit an old abbey and church, or just use a small boat to roam around the National park. Bicycles can also be hired to cycle around the paths that surround the lakes. We continue to Korčula where we arrive in late afternoon. Surrounded by ancient walls and fortified bastions Korčula’s old town is very well preserved with its layout and structure dating back to 13th century. Overnight in port.

DAY 3 MONDAY KORČULA - VIS (B,L)
Early in the morning we cruise towards the little Biševo island to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this by the crew. Entrance to Blue Cave is to be paid on the spot (approx. EUR 14 per person). We continue towards the island of Vis, which was, because of its unique geographical position, a strategic harbour for the navy and closed to the public until recently. Because of this isolation, Vis has a special charm of ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it really interesting to see. Overnight in the town of Vis, situated on the northern side of the island, developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful villae rusticae situated along the waterfront. Overnight in port.

DAY 4 TUESDAY VIS - HVAR (B,L)
Our next destination is little island Šćedro where we will have enough time to relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. Departure for Hvar after lunch. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also the oldest community theatre in Europe was founded here in 1612. City of Hvar offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Hvar is often referred to as the sunshine and jet-set island. Overnight in port.

DAY 5 WEDNESDAY HVAR - BOL - MAKARSKA (B,L)
Leave Hvar and continue our cruise towards the island of Brač, more precisely to the town of Bol, best known for its famous Zlatni rat beach (Golden horn), a natural phenomenon that with its specific form dominates the other beaches of Croatia. After the swimming break or short walk around the village we continue towards Makarska where strolling along the streets, you will come across numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sites. Overnight in port.

DAY 6 THURSDAY MAKARSKA – PUČIŠĆA - OMIŠ (B,L)
Early in the morning we continue our trip towards Pučišća, a typical Mediterranean place, situated on the northern side of the Brač island at the bottom of the deep bay. It is cradle of the world’s famous stone of Brač. There is a possibility of visiting a stone-masonry workshop, one of the few stone masonry workshops left in Europe. We continue to Omiš, a picturesque town surrounded with steep rocky mountain cliffs, where the river Cetina flows into the Adriatic sea, ideal for river rafting on the streams of the Cetina River. Overnight in port.

DAY 7 FRIDAY OMIŠ – SPLIT (B,L)
Departure for our last destination, the town of Split, a city under UNESCO protection famous for its old city center, 1700 year old Diocletian's palace. Upon arrival we recommend to join our guided tour of Split with an English speaking guide. Overnight in Split.
Included for all ships: Guided tour of Split

DAY 8 SATURDAY SPLIT (B)
After an early breakfast say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!



INCLUDED:
PRM SUP Premium Superior (steel-hulled ships) price includes:
• 7 nights accommodation on a Premium Superior ship (all cabins have ensuites and aircon)
• Meals as per daily itinerary: Buffet breakfast and three course lunch, liter of water daily, 1 four-course Captain's Dinner
• 3 guided sightseeing tours - Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula
• Daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen.
• PRM SUP 'Named Ship' departures mean you will know which exact ship you will be on, because we give you the name upon booking

INCLUDED:
PREM Premium (upgraded traditional-looking ships) price includes:
• 7 nights accommodation on a Premium ship (all cabins have ensuites and aircon)
• Meals as per daily itinerary: Buffet breakfast and three course lunch, liter of water daily, 1 four-course Captain's Dinner
• 1 guided sightseeing tour - Dubrovnik (Hvar and Korcula are optional extras)
• Daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen.
• PREM Premium departures mean you will NOT know which exact ship you will be on until the day of the cruise. These cruises are less expensive for this reason.

NOT INCLUDED:
• Port taxes EUR 40.- per person per week (obligatory - to be paid on the spot)
• Entrance to National Park NP MLJET: prices vary from EUR 15. - 17.- per person depending on season (to be paid on the spot - optional)
• Sightseeing tours other than those listed in your category (Dubrovnik for PREM, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Korcula for PRM SUP)
• Tips and gratuities
• Meals/drinks not listed
• Transfers


#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.



PRM SUP - PREMIUM SUPERIOR (newer ships, ensuites and aircon in all cabins) Premium superior vessels are recently built mini deluxe vessels featuring similar comfort, but are smaller in size – 38 to 41m in length. Air-conditioned cabins are 8 to 14m2 in size with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

PREM - PREMIUM (ensuites and aircon in all cabins, older ships) Premium steel hulled vessels with modern traditional look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box. Ships are from 29 to 35m in length with cabins 8 to 14m2 in size.

Please be aware that on PRM SUP, PREM, ENS or TRAD ships you might be allocated a twin bed cabin on the day, even if you request a double bed.


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

Great accommodations are provided.

Essential Information

Ship Descriptions: Premium Superior (PRM SUP) and Premium (PREM).

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


All Ships on this route are classed as Premium Category. Some of the Premium ships are older and whilst they still have the same facilities on board, they may look a little different to the brand new Premium ships (Premium Superior PRM SUP).

For this reason there are 2 different options offered for this cruise, a 'Named Ship' version, where you know exactly which ship you will be on, as these are the newer ships. or the 'Unnamed Ship' generic APlus ship option, where you won't know which ship you'll be on until the actual day of the cruise and may end up on one of the slightly older looking ships. Please choose accordingly as you cannot upgrade on the day.

"Named ship" Premium Superior (PRM SUP) option: This route guarantees exact ship name at the time of your booking according to departures as follows (scroll down for availability and booking). The ship name will be given to you prior to booking confirmation.

PREMIUM SUPERIOR (Previously APlus 'Named' Ship Category - new APlus ships, ensuites and aircon) Premium superior vessels are recently built mini deluxe vessels featuring similar comfort, but are smaller in size – 38 to 41m in length. Air-conditioned cabins are 8 to 14m2 in size with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

PREMIUM (Previously APlus Category - ensuites and aircon in all cabins, older APlus ships) Premium steel hulled vessels with modern traditional look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box. Ships are from 29 to 35m in length with cabins 8 to 14m2 in size.

Please be aware that on PRM SUP and PREM ships you might be allocated a twin bed cabin on the day, even if you request a double bed, due to operational requirements.

Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • PRM SUP Premium Superior (steel-hulled ships) price includes:
  • • 7 nights accommodation on a Premium Superior ship (all cabins have ensuites and aircon)
  • • Meals as per daily itinerary: Buffet breakfast and three course lunch, liter of water daily, 1 four-course Captain's Dinner
  • • 3 guided sightseeing tours - Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula
  • • Daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen.
  • • PRM SUP 'Named Ship' departures mean you will know which exact ship you will be on, because we give you the name upon booking
  • INCLUDED:
  • PREM Premium (upgraded traditional-looking ships) price includes:
  • • 7 nights accommodation on a Premium ship (all cabins have ensuites and aircon)
  • • Meals as per daily itinerary: Buffet breakfast and three course lunch, liter of water daily, 1 four-course Captain's Dinner
  • • 1 guided sightseeing tour - Dubrovnik (Hvar and Korcula are optional extras)
  • • Daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen.
  • • PREM Premium departures mean you will NOT know which exact ship you will be on until the day of the cruise. These cruises are less expensive for this reason.

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Port taxes EUR 40.- per person per week (obligatory - to be paid on the spot)
  • • Entrance to National Park NP MLJET: prices vary from EUR 15. - 17.- per person depending on season (to be paid on the spot - optional)
  • • Sightseeing tours other than those listed in your category (Dubrovnik for PREM, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Korcula for PRM SUP)
  • • Tips and gratuities
  • • Meals/drinks not listed
  • • Transfers
  • #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://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.

 

Photos

MV Amalia (PRM SUP example)
MV Amalia (PRM SUP example)

MV Amalia (PRM SUP example)
MV Amalia (PRM SUP example)

MV Antonela (PREM example)
MV Antonela (PREM example)

MV Antonela (PREM example)
MV Antonela (PREM example)

MV Antonela (PREM example)
MV Antonela (PREM example)

MV Antonela (PREM example)
MV Antonela (PREM example)

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Itinerary

  • DAY 1 SATURDAY DUBROVNIK - ŠIPAN or SLANO (L) 13.00hrs departure
  • DAY 2 SUNDAY ŠIPAN or SLANO – MLJET - KORČULA (B,L)
  • DAY 3 MONDAY KORČULA - VIS (B,L)
  • DAY 4 TUESDAY VIS - HVAR (B,L)
  • DAY 5 WEDNESDAY HVAR - BOL - MAKARSKA (B,L)
  • DAY 6 THURSDAY MAKARSKA – PUČIŠĆA - OMIŠ (B,L)
  • DAY 7 FRIDAY OMIŠ – SPLIT (B,L)
  • DAY 8 SATURDAY SPLIT (B)