• 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

  • Sail on our intimate small cruise ship for 7 nights along the Dalmatian Coast
  • We will travel through the charming cites of Croatia including Dubrovnik, Korcula, Vis, Hvar and Split
  • Perfect way to fully experience Croatian islands and coastline is by sailing on an intimate mini cruiser
  • Spend mornings on spacious decks or swim in crystal clear Adriatic Sea and evenings to explore small historical towns
  • This one way cruise from Dubrovnik to Split will bring you the best of the Dalmatian islands
  • Half-board included
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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.

Departures on Premium Superior and Premium ships. Details below

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 supplement or can offer to share with another solo traveller of the same gender (subject to availability).


SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
PRM SUP: https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/premium-superior/
PREM: https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/premium/

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

Same cruise, opposite direction: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/66/southern-pearls-cruise-split-to-dubrovnik-7nts/


INCLUDED:
• 7 nights accommodation in a cabin with ensuite and air-conditioning
• Buffet breakfast and three course lunch as per itinerary
• Captain's Dinner
• Unlimited drinking water dispenser
• Daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels (2 each) and bed linen
• English-speaking Cruise Manager
• 1 guided walking tour of Split for PREM
• 3 guided walking tours of Korcula town, Hvar town and Split for PRM SUP


NOTES:
• PRM SUP ship departures mean you will know which exact ship you will be on before booking.
• PREM ship 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 ship with your bar tab)
• Tips and gratuities
• Meals/drinks not listed
• Transfers
• Optional excursions / entrances
• Entrance to National Park Mljet: EUR 15-17 per person depending on season (to be paid on the spot)
• Entrance to Blue Cave: EUR 14-17 per person depending on season (to be paid on the spot)

#Optional Excursions are available for this cruise, you can book and pay on the ship.


ITINERARY:

Departure at 13.00hrs from Dubrovnik Gruz Harbour port. You must arrive to the ship before 12.30hrs! Please do NOT be late.

DAY 1 SATURDAY DUBROVNIK - ŠIPAN or SLANO (L) - Departure at 13.00hrs sharp.
Embarkation from 11.00hrs to 12.30hrs. Departure from Dubrovnik harbour Gruz at 13:00hrs sharp. (late arrivals can join in Slano at their own expense). Lunch is served as we cruise along the Dalmatian coast to one of the Elaphiti islands - Šipan, or to the small village Slano on the mainland. Both are peaceful fishermen's villages where there is often a fabulous sunset. Overnight in port.

DAY 2 SUNDAY ŠIPAN or SLANO – MLJET – KORČULA (B, L)
After breakfast we continue our journey towards the island and national park of Mljet. Lunch on board. Free time to enjoy the salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the sun and sea on this tranquil island. Entrance to be paid on the spot. The large lake is inside the National park, and in the middle one can visit an old abbey and church, or just use a canoe to roam around lakes in the National park. Bicycles can also be hired to cycle around the paths surrounding the lakes. We continue to the island of Korčula where we arrive in late afternoon. Join our guided tour of Korčula (included on Premium Superior, #optional for other ships). 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 – BLUE CAVE - VIS (B, L)
Early in the morning we cruise towards the little island of Biševo and visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable our visit depends on prevailing 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 has unique geographical position and was once a strategic harbour for the Yugoslav navy – it was closed to the public until recently. Because of this very isolation, Vis retained 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 ancient Issa, the 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. For those wandering to see more – rent a car or scooter and explore this wonderful island on you own. Overnight in port.

DAY 4 TUESDAY VIS – HVAR (B, L)
Our next destination is the tiny island of Šćedro near the island of Hvar where we have time to relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. Departure for Hvar after lunch. Upon arrival to Hvar, join our guided tour (included on Premium Superior, #optional for other ships) of the town. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. Here there is the magnificent, Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded here in 1612. Hvar Town offers plenty of restaurants, bars cafes and clubs, 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)
We leave Hvar behind and continue our cruise towards the island of Brač, heading to the town of Bol, best known for its famous Zlatni rat beach (Golden horn), a natural phenomenon that with its distinct shape and form dominates other beaches of Croatia. Directional winds and waves cause the shape of the beach to often change. After the swimming break at the horn we continue towards Makarska with it's Mediterranean feel. During a stroll you will discover numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sites. Overnight in port.

DAY 6 THURSDAY MAKARSKA – PUČIŠĆA – OMIŠ (B, L)
Early morning departure as we continue towards Pučišća, a typical Mediterranean place, situated on the northern side of Brač island at the bottom of a deep bay. This place is home to the world famous white stone of Brač. There is a possibility of visiting 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. Omis has a famous heritage of piracy! Overnight in port where we will have Captain's Dinner on board (included on Premium Superior & Premium vessels, #optional extra for ENS ships).

DAY 7 FRIDAY OMIŠ – SPLIT (B, L)
Departure for our last destination, the town of Split, a city where the old town and Diocletian's Palace are under UNESCO protection. Diocletian's palace is 1700 years old and the Emperor chose this spot for his retirement villa. On arrival join our guided tour of Split with an English speaking guide (included on Premium & Premium Superior). Overnight in Split port.

DAY 8 SATURDAY SPLIT (B)
After an early breakfast say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! You must vacate your cabin by 09.00hrs and the ship leaves port again at 12.00hrs so your luggage must also be off the ship well before departure time.

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, CD=Captain's Dinner


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BEDS: Many cruise ships have ‘flex-beds’; 2 single beds that can be moved together to form one large bed, leaving a small gap between the mattresses. All combined beds might have separate bedding, such as 2 single duvets.

RESTRICTIONS: Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules, especially with regards to bringing drinks onboard. In case of inappropriate behaviour Captain reserves the right in requesting clients to disembark. Ships are moored side by side with gaps in between ships, making it necessary for clients to jump across the gaps in order to get to the shore. Clients do this at their own risk. Assistance will be given to those needing it, but cruising is not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

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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: +612-9212-1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

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Itinerary

  • DAY 1 SATURDAY DUBROVNIK - ŠIPAN or SLANO (L) - Departure at 13.00hrs sharp.
  • DAY 2 SUNDAY ŠIPAN or SLANO – MLJET – KORČULA (B, L)
  • DAY 3 MONDAY KORČULA – BLUE CAVE - 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)