• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Dubrovnik
  • Location: Dubrovnik, Korcula, Omis, Split, Krka, Mljet
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Availability: SATURDAYS, June - October
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Highlights

  • Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian (1979)
  • Old City of Dubrovnik (1979)
  • Island of Hvar,
  • Island of Brac,
  • Island of Korcula,
  • Cetina River canyon,
  • Elaphite Islands
  • National park: Island of Mljet
  • 7 nights cruising the fabulous Dalmatian coast and islands on a luxury small cruise ship
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8 days from Dubrovnik, Korcula, Pucisca, Omis, Split, Krka, Hvar, Vela Luka, Korcula, Mljet, Slano and back to Dubrovnik

See all the Dalmatian Highlights on this round-trip Deluxe cruise from Dubrovnik. Including half-board meals and sightseeing tours as per the itinerary. Your only local payment is port tax and your evening meals.

You can also combine with a 7 night tour after the cruise from Dubrovnik to Zagreb via Bosnia and Serbia.

Deluxe Ship: MS Adriatic Princess

2021 dates available!

Itinerary


8 days from Dubrovnik, Korcula, Pucisca, Omis, Split, Hvar, Vela Luka, Korcula, Mljet, Slano and back to Dubrovnik. (Please note this cruise does not overnight in Hvar town)

Adults only cruise. Double/twin cabins on Main and Lower Deck on Providenca (no triples). Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement.

Our prices include the Walking Tour package of 5 tours.


SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/deluxe/adriatic-princess/

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


Also available as a combo with 7 night mini-balkan tour after the cruise to Bosnia, Serbia and to Zagreb: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/302/cruise-tour-dubrovnik-cruise-balkan-tour-14nts/
Combine with a tour south of Dubrovnik: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/88/the-balkans-tour-croatia-montenegro-albania-7nts/
Similar cruise on Sundays: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/53/deluxe-cruise-from-dubrovnik-on-ms-princess-aloha/
Similar cruise without Split: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/293/deluxe-cruise-dubrovnik-dubrovnik-ms-invictus-7nts/


INCLUDED:
• 8 days / 7 nights cruise
• Cruise port arrival/departure transfer from/to Dubrovnik airport or accommodation within Dubrovnik city area
• Accommodation in a chosen category cabin
• Welcome drink and snack
• Half board: breakfast buffet daily and lunch or dinner as per itinerary
• Complimentary drinking water dispenser available onboard
• Complimentary coffee/tea all day long
• Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
• Complimentary snack during the afternoon
• 9 crew members including a Cruise Manager
• Towels change every second day
• Bed linen change once a week
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Free Wi/Fi on board

INCLUDED: Walking tour package of 5 tours:
• Walking tour of Dubrovnik – including: guide, one way transfer
• Walking tour of Korčula – including: guide
• Walking tour of Split – including: guide
• Walking tour of Hvar – including: guide
• Pucisca Stonemasonry School – including: guide, entrance fee


NOT INCLUDED:
• Taxes and fees, €45 per person, to be paid on board in cash (obligatory)
• Beverages other than included (see above)
• Beverages can be purchased at the bar only (you cannot bring alcohol on board)
• Gratuities, tips or any other expense of personal nature
• Laundry service at selected ports of call
• Beach towel hire €5/week
• Entrance to National Park Mljet
• Entrance to National Park Krka River


#Optional Excursions (book and pay on the ship; €20-25pp )
• Cetina River – including: guide, small boat transfer, snack
• Mljet Island National Park – including: guide, entrance fee
• Taste of Dalmatia – including: guide, transfer, wine tasting



ITINERARY:

DAY 1 Saturday DUBROVNIK (Gruz Harbour) (D)
Embark at any time after 14:00. Over a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Director and the crew and get acquainted with the rules and safety measures. Your journey begins with a dinner onboard and overnight in Dubrovnik. For those passengers who arrive before 14.00hrs you can leave your bags on the boat until your cabin is ready for you.

DAY 2 Sunday DUBROVNIK – KORCULA (B,L)
The far south of Croatia holds many gems. Start with an optional walking tour of Dubrovnik, a.k.a. the Pearl of the Adriatic or the King’s Landing. Whatever you might consider to be the town’s main drawcard, Dubrovnik’s mighty city walls and its courteous spirit will swiftly transport you back in time to when this was an independent republic which successfully rivaled the Venetian Republic. Its outpost is your next stop, with your journey over interrupted only by a refreshing dip on the Elaphite Islands. You’ll know Korčula was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues which lurk at you from the town’s facades and gates, intertwined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will get see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. Overnight in Korčula.
Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – walking tour package
Korcula town walking tour – walking tour package

DAY 3 Monday KORCULA – PUCISCA – OMIŠ (B,L)
Breakfast is served over the stunning views of the playfully dispersed archipelago of Korčula, and followed by a scenic sail around the tips of Pelješac peninsula and Hvar Island, perhaps even a refreshing dip along the way. Stop to visit the homeland of ‘the Croatian marble’, Pucisca on the island of Brač. You’ve probably seen this ultra-quality limestone already, perhaps on the front of the White House in Washington DC or Bundestag in Berlin, but the optional tour to the still-operating stonemasonry school in Pučišća brings a chance to learn more about shaping this stone for eternity. Once back at the mainland, get stunned by the dramatic cliffs backing the lovely settlement of Omiš right at the mouth of Cetina River. Consider exploring the Cetina River canyon in a boat excursion. Overnight in Omiš.
Stonemasonry school – walking tour package
# Optional excursion: Cetina River

DAY 4 Tuesday OMIŠ – Excursion Skradin / Krka National Park and Trogir - SPLIT (B,D)
When sailing along the Croatian coast, surpassing the beauty around you may seem like an impossible task. Perhaps so, but there are sites on the Croatian mainland which surely parallel it, such as the Krka River and its stunning estuary. A coach trip brings you to the small town of Skradin, the guardian of the mouth of River Krka, and the gateway to its National Park. The place where wild waterfalls inspire serene lakes, the park is definitely worth a visit. After returning to the seaside, visit Trogir, a petite island bridged to the mainland. A showcase of stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage, Trogir is protected by UNESCO, just like its big neighbor and your next stop, the town of Split. Explore on your own or join our optional walking tour to learn about the Diocletian’s Palace, once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate and today a lively city center. Whatever you do, make sure to take it easy in Split, as after all, that is the true highlight of local living. Dinner onboard and overnight in Split.
Split Walking Tour – walking tour package
#Optional excursion - Krka National Park

DAY 5 Wednesday SPLIT – Hvar Town Excursion – VELA LUKA (B,CD)
In a splash of islands lined up directly across from Split, Hvar is the one known for purple lavender fields, potent red wines and glitzy jet-set feasts along starlit waterfronts. Especially so at its prime hotspot, the Old Town of Hvar, also the home of the oldest theatre in Europe and organized tourism in Croatia! Join an optional walking tour to learn more about the interesting history and starry present of the town and the island, before sailing over for a swim at the beautiful archipelago of Pakleni Otoci. Later in the afternoon, drop the anchor in Vela Luka on Korčula, where you will enjoy the Captain's Dinner onboard. Overnight in Vela Luka.
Hvar town – walking tour package

DAY 6 Thursday VELA LUKA – POMENA (MLJET) – SLANO (B,L)
Your captain will choose a secluded bay to hop in the sea and start the day. Surrounded in deep green forests which earned Korčula its name and fame, meditate upon the sound of crickets and silence as you immerse yourself in the essence of this region: the crystal blue sea. Then continue to another green island, this time Mljet. The National Park of Mljet is the home of two salt water lakes connected with by a small channel with the sea. Nature lovers will get a kick from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking over to the small inlet in the center of the lake, charming with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Alternatively, join our optional excursion – but whatever you do, do not miss out on Mljet! Spend the evening in the small settlement of Slano on the mainland, once adored by Dubrovnik sea captains. Why becomes self-evident as soon as you take your first stroll along the waterfront. Overnight in Slano.
# Optional excursion: Mljet National Park, free time in the National park.

DAY 7 Friday SLANO – DUBROVNIK (B,L)
In vicinity of Slano, the petite town of Ston claims its fame for many things gourmand: strong wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. Our optional tour the Taste of Dalmatia highlights all these treasures, but you can also just relax in Slano before sailing out to Dubrovnik. Midway, a dip on Lopud Island gets you up and ready to join an optional guided tour of Dubrovnik Old Town. Surrounded in immense city walls, as if in a universe of its own, the world-famous facades line up as you walk the same streets like the cast and crews of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood. Enjoy an evening at leisure of romance, glitz and glam, as you will be staying in Dubrovnik overnight.
# Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia

DAY 8 Saturday DUBROVNIK (B)
Enjoy a farewell breakfast before disembarking by 09:00 AM. You must vacate your cabin by 09.00hrs, but you can leave you bags on board for a later departure. Transfer to airport or hotel included.


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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

Luxury accommodations are provided.

Essential Information

All ships have WIFI.

SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/deluxe-ships/adriatic-princess/

Ship Description

Inclusions

  • INCLUDED
  • • 8 days / 7 nights cruise
  • • Cruise port arrival/departure transfer from/to Dubrovnik airport or accommodation within Dubrovnik city area.
  • • Accommodation in a chosen category cabin
  • • Welcome drink and snack
  • • Half board: breakfast buffet, lunch except on day 1, day 4 and 5 when dinner is included instead of lunch
  • • Complimentary drinking water dispenser available onboard
  • • Complimentary coffee/tea all day long
  • • Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
  • • Complimentary snack during the afternoon
  • • 9 crew members including a Cruise Manager
  • • Towels change every second day
  • • Bed linen change once a week
  • • Daily cabin cleaning service
  • • Free Wi/Fi on board
  • INCLUDED: Walking tour package of 5 tours:
  • • Walking tour of Dubrovnik – including: guide, one way transfer
  • • Walking tour of Korčula – including: guide
  • • Walking tour of Split – including: guide
  • • Walking tour of Hvar – including: guide
  • • Pucisca Stonemasonry School – including: guide, entrance fee

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Taxes and fees, €45 per person, to be paid on board in cash (obligatory)
  • • Beverages other than included (see above)
  • • Beverages can be purchased at the bar only (you cannot bring alcohol on board)
  • • Gratuities, tips or any other expense of personal nature
  • • Laundry service at selected ports of call
  • • Beach towel hire €3-5/week
  • • Entrance to National Park Mljet
  • • Entrance to National Park Krka River
  • #Optional Excursions (book and pay on the ship; €20-25pp )
  • • Cetina River – including: guide, small boat transfer, snack
  • • Mljet Island National Park – including: guide, entrance fee
  • • Taste of Dalmatia – including: guide, transfer, wine tasting

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.

 

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Itinerary

  • DAY 1 Saturday DUBROVNIK (Gruz Harbour) (D)
  • DAY 2 Sunday DUBROVNIK – KORCULA (B,L)
  • DAY 3 Monday KORCULA – PUCISCA – OMIŠ (B,L)
  • DAY 4 Tuesday OMIŠ – Excursion Skradin / Krka National Park and Trogir - SPLIT (B,D)
  • DAY 5 Wednesday SPLIT – Hvar Town Excursion – VELA LUKA (B,CD)
  • DAY 6 Thursday VELA LUKA – POMENA (MLJET) – SLANO (B,L)
  • DAY 7 Friday SLANO – DUBROVNIK (B,L)
  • DAY 8 Saturday DUBROVNIK (B)