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

  • Split
  • Bol (Golden Horn)
  • Makarska
  • Hvar Town
  • Biševo (Blue cave) / Vis
  • Mljet National Park
  • Korčula
  • Šipan or Slano
  • Dubrovnik
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8 days from Split, Makarska, Bol, Stari Grad, Hvar Town, Biševo / Blue Cave, Vis, Mljet, Korčula, Šipan / Slano, and to Dubrovnik

One of our most popular one-way cruises. Book early so you don't miss out! 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, with lots of optional excursions.

Departures on both Premium Superior (PRM SUP - named) and Premium (PREM) ships. Click on 'prices/availability' for details

Itinerary

8 days from Split, Makarska, Bol, Stari Grad, Hvar Town, Biševo / Blue Cave, Vis, Mljet, Korčula, Šipan / Slano, and to Dubrovnik

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.

Departures on both Premium Superior (PRM SUP) and Premium (PREM) ships.


Similar cruise available on the MS Splendid (Saturdays): https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/226/premium-cruise-split-to-dubrovnik-on-ms-splendid/
Similar cruise available on the MS Robin Hood (Sundays): https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/289/premium-cruise-trogir-dubrovnik-on-ms-robin-hood/
Same cruise available in the opposite direction: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/64/kl7-southern-pearls-cruise-dubrovnik-split-north/


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PREM: https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/premium-ships/

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


ITINERARY:

DAY 1 SATURDAY SPLIT – MAKARSKA - Depart 13.00hrs (L)
Embarkation from 11.00-12.30hrs. Departure at 13.00hrs from Split port. You MUST arrive to the ship before 12.30hrs!

Departure from Split harbour at 13:00h and cruise along the Dalmatian coast towards Makarska whilst enjoying your lunch. Afternoon swim at one of the wonderful beaches. From there, those feeling adventurous can join our optional river rafting on the streams of the Cetina river or adrenaline pumping zipline over Cetina river canyon and meet the ship again in Makarska. Climb up to the old fortress above the town or just take a walk through the old town of Omiš and discover the glorious long history through the many historical monuments. Overnight in Makarska, the famous tourist destination with many restaurants and bars and a beautiful promenade along the famous beach. Enjoy the magic of Makarska Riviera and be sure to take a walk along the city streets – with abundance of churches and other cultural sites. Overnight in port.


DAY 2 SUNDAY MAKARSKA – BOL (BRAČ) - STARI GRAD (B,L)
This morning we continue our cruise towards the next destination – the island of Brač, more precisely to the town of Bol, known for its famous Zlatni Rat beach (Golden horn), a natural phenomenon that dominates the other beaches of Bol with its specific form. After swimming break and lunch we continue our journey towards Stari Grad on the Hvar island, the sunniest Adriatic island. Free afternoon to explore this unique town. The famous Stari Grad Field is the oldest in Croatia and the best preserved example of ancient Greek system of agriculture. Together with the old town it is a part of world heritage protected by UNESCO. Overnight in port.

DAY 3 MONDAY STARI GRAD – HVAR (B,L)
Our next destination is the town of Hvar, a favorite destination for jet setters from all around the world. After lunch we stop for swimming, relaxing and refreshment in clear, crystal blue sea at nearby Pakleni islands. Arrival to Hvar in the afternoon hours followed by sightseeing of this extraordinary town. Hvar offers many cultural and historical sites (Renaissance cathedral, the oldest communal theater in Europe founded in 1612, Franciscan monastery, the Benedictine convent famous for their lace listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Spanjola fortress towering high above the town ...) and many restaurants and bars open late into the night. Overnight in port.

DAY 4 TUESDAY HVAR – BLUE CAVE - 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 a strategic navy harbour due to its unique geographical position and as such closed to the public until recently. Because of its isolation, Vis has a special charm -‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it really interesting to see. Overnight is 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 view of beautiful ''Villae Rusticae'' situated along the coast. Overnight in port.

DAY 5 WEDNESDAY VIS – KORČULA (B,L)
During breakfast we depart towards Korčula, the birthplace of famous explorer and adventurer Marco Polo. Surrounded by medieval walls, Korcula resembles a miniature Dubrovnik when approaching from the sea. It has more legends, tales and monuments than you will find anywhere else. Today, Korčula is the only place in the world where the Spanish medieval knight's game – Moreška is still performed. Upon arrival enjoy a walk through the streets of the old town built in the shape of a fish bone. Enjoy the numerous konobas /taverns, restaurants, cocktail bars or night-club located within and around the city walls. Overnight in port.

DAY 6 THURSDAY KORČULA – MLJET - ŠIPAN or SLANO (B,L)
We continue cruising towards one of the greenest Adriatic islands – the island of Mljet, where on the western part, the National Park is situated. Free time to enjoy the beauties of the National Park (two salt lakes connected by a narrow channel to the sea, a boat ride to the St Mary isle in the Great Lake, where the old church and monastery are situated. Cycling around or swimming in the lakes is permitted. We continue our cruise towards Šipan, part of Elaphite islands near Dubrovnik, or towards Slano on the coastline, both are small fishermen's villages where we will overnight in the port.

DAY 7 FRIDAY ŠIPAN or SLANO – DUBROVNIK (B,L)
Early in the morning we depart towards our final destination – a true pearl of the Adriatic. After lunch short swim stop. Sightseeing of Dubrovnik followed by an optional cable car ride up to Srđ mountain for spectacular views of the old town. We recommend a stroll along the city walls, 1940 meters in length with magnificent views of the old town of Dubrovnik and the surrounding islands. Overnight in the harbour Gruž.

DAY 8 SATURDAY DUBROVNIK (B)
After an early breakfast say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! You must vacate your cabin by 09.00hrs, but you can leave your bags onboard until 12.00hrs when the ship leaves.


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, 1 liter of water daily, 1 four-course Captain's Dinner
• Guided walking tour of Korcula
• Guided walking tour of Hvar,
• Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik
• 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, 1 liter of water daily, 1 four-course Captain's Dinner
• Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik (Hvar and Korcula are optional extras of 10 euros per person)
• 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 ship with your bar tab)
• 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 (older ships, ensuites and aircon in all cabins) 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).

PRM SUP: https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/premium-superior-ships/

PREM: https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/premium-ships/

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

https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/


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

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MV Amalia PRM SUP (Premium Superior)
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MV Amalia PRM SUP (Premium Superior)

MV Antonela PREM (Premium)
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MV Eos PREM (Premium)
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Itinerary

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