Amaze at the stunning Croatian coastline on this exciting round trip cruise! Your days will be filled with spectacular scenery, swim stops in crystal clear water, exploring medieval towns, tasting local cuisine, learning the history of the villages… plus much, much more!
Day 1 Split – Makarska
Depart Split harbour at 13.00hrs, cruising through Brac Strait to the Makarska Riviera. Enjoy lunch onboard and spend the afternoon meeting your fellow passengers. Tonight, discover the charming coastal town of Makarska, a popular seaside resort. (L)
Day 2 Makarska – Mljet
Your first stop this morning is in one of the picturesque bays on the Pelajesac Peninsula. After a swim, enjoy lunch and head towards the island of Mljet. According to Greek legend, Odysseus believed Mljet to be the most seductive of the Adriatic islands which has been enchanting visitors ever since. On arrival, you will have an opportunity to explore beautiful Mljet National Park or discover the island at your leisure. (B, L)
Day 3 Mljet – Dubrovnik
After breakfast, continue your cruise to the jewel of the Adriatic. Few cities conjure stronger images of history, beauty and survival than the walled city of Dubrovnik. Start your own exploration right away or you may join an optional guided walking tour (included on category First Class vessel cruises) to learn more about the city. The highlight is the Old Town, virtually unchanged since the 13th century, with a walk along the Stradun, the city’s main thoroughfare. The evening is at leisure for you to enjoy this magical city. (B, L)
Day 4 Dubrovnik – Sipan / Trstenik
The morning is free to further explore the Old Town and visit Rector’s Palace or Franciscan Monastery. Depart during lunch for the island of Sipan, one of the small, unspoilt Elafiti Islands, or Trstenik on the Pelajesac Peninsula to enjoy swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing. (B, L)
Day 5 Sipan / Trstenik – Korcula
After breakfast, depart for Korcula, birthplace of Marco Polo featuring historic medieval architecture. On arrival in the late afternoon, join an optional guided walking tour to discover this small town with its fortress and impressive city walls. The town and island itself are renowned for having more legends, stories and monuments than anywhere else on the Dalmatian coast. (B, L)
Day 6 Korcula – Hvar
Depart early morning and head towards the Pakleni Islands to enjoy a swim before being served lunch. In the late afternoon you arrive in the lively port of Hvar Town on the island of Hvar which is famous for its lavender fields and vineyards. Join an optional guided walking tour of this historical town with its labyrinth of streets and famous Renaissance church. In the evening enjoy the abundance of restaurants, bars and cafes that line the port. (B, L)
Day 7 Hvar – Split
As you cruise back towards Split, today’s highlight will be the island of Brac, one of the most popular Adriatic islands. Stop for lunch and a swim at one of Croatia’s most famous beaches, Zlatni Rai, and on arrival in Split, join an optional guided walk to discover the city’s Roman architecture on a tour of its centrepiece, Diocletian’s Palace. (B, L)
Day 8 Split
Farewell your fellow passengers as you disembark after breakfast. If you continue your stay in Split, there is the opportunity to join the optional tour to the Bosnian city of Mostar, famous for its stone bridge. (B)
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Authentic and affordable: These cruises offer a great value option if you are seeking an authentic Croatian cruise at a very affordable price. They are popular with a range of travellers. The boats in this category are smaller and generally traditional-style with a wooden hull and air-conditioning in common areas. The exact ship for each cruise is not allocated until approximately one-two weeks prior to departure. The vessels allocated are similar and all cabins have a private en-suite shower/toilet and air conditioning. Expect simple but comfortable cabins and public areas. The images below are representative of various boats used in this category.