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Premium Dalmatian Discovery Cruise

Spend seven unforgettable days exploring the some of Croatia’s most well-known destinations on this fantastic 7 night Dalmatia Discovery Cruise.

Start your adventure in Split before heading to the Makarska Riviera which offers some of the best beaches in Europe. Head down to the National Park of Mljet then to the awe-inspiring city of Dubrovnik. Next you’ll be heading to the island of Sipan or Trstenik Peninsula and on to the pretty town of Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. The chic island of Hvar is your next stop before heading to the stunning beach town of Bol. Your final port of call is the UNESCO protected city of Split, famous for its roman architecture and fascinating places of interest.

 

Your cruise at a glance

 

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Ideal for:

Visiting some of Croatia’s most well-known destinations

 

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Board:

See "Itinerary" below for details of meals provided

 

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Departure Dates:

Departures Saturdays between 10/04/2021 and 09/10/2021

 

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Flights:

Fly to Split. Fly back from Split

 

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The Ship

 

There are two categories of ship for this cruise; Premium and Premium Superior

Premium ships are steel hulled with more of a traditional look and feel. The ships measure 29 to 35 meters in length. 
 
Premium Superior ships are recently built and are similar to the deluxe category but smaller in size at around 38 to 41 metres in length. 
 
Cabins: Premium vessels feature air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, safety deposit box, and hair dryer. Cabins are 12 to 15 m2 in size depending on the vessel.
 
There are two types of cabin; upper/ on deck and lower deck. On Deck Cabins can be situated on the main deck (deck on which you step on as you embark the ship) and on upper deck (deck on top of the main deck). Cabins on lower deck are in the hull of the ship.
 
 

                                                                                                                                                                                              

What's Included:

Luggage Handling

One guided tour (Premium category) or three guided tours (Premium Superior category)

Three course lunches

One Captain's dinner

Afternoon tea and coffee

Free wi-fi on board

Daily cabin service with mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen

1 litre of water per person daily

 

 

Please Note: these are typical images for this category of ship, actual exterior and interior may vary

Itinerary

 

Key: (B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (CD) = Captain's Dinner

Day 1 - Split - Makarska

Depart from Split harbour at 13:00. Set sail to one of the best beaches in Croatia. There follows lunch on board with your fellow passengers. Option to take the white-water rafting or zip line excursion on the Cetina River. Meet back at the ship in Makarska in the evening. Overnight in Makarska. (L)

Day 2 - Makarska - Mljet

Early morning departure to Mljet, stopping off for a refreshing swim. Then the whole afternoon is yours to discover the fantastic Mljet National Park; one of Croatia’s most beautiful locations. Overnight in Polace or Pomena depending on weather and dock space. (B, L)

Day 3 - Mljet - Dubrovnik

After breakfast in Mljet you cruise along the riviera to Dubrovnik with a short swim en route. After arriving in Dubrovnik, the time is yours to discover this awe-inspiring UNESCO Protected city. A guided tour is included. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L)

Day 4 - Dubrovnik - Sipan/Trstenik

The morning is free to continue your exploration of Dubrovnik, maybe go up the cable car for breath-taking views of the city or walk the city walls. Late morning departure for Sipan or Trstenik where there’s more time for swimming. Then we enjoy the special Captain's Dinner on-board. (B, L, CD)

Day 5 - Sipan/ Trstenik - Korcula

After breakfast, depart to the island of Korcula, famous for the birthplace of explorer Marco Polo. Lunch on-board near Korcula town then arrival in the afternoon. Take in the beautiful history of the 13th century walled old town, complete with churches and museums. Guided tour included for premium superior category including with wine tasting at a local winery. Overnight in Korcula. (B, L).

Day 6 - Korcula - Hvar

Early morning departure from Korcula to the Pakleni Islands for lunch and a swim. Then set sail for Hvar; an island boasting chic nightlife, rolling lavender hills, fantastic history and great restaurants. Overnight in Hvar (B, L)

Day 7 - Hvar - Bol - Split

From Hvar you set sail for Bol, the town on the Island of Brac that is home to the famous Zlatni Rat Beach. Stop here for a swin then after lunch, you’ll make your way back to Split, arriving late afternoon. There is the opportunity to join a guided tour of this fantastic UNESCO-protected city, full of Roman architecture and places of interest, including the Diocletian Palace. Overnight in Split. (B, L).

Day 8 - Split

After breakfast, it’s time to depart from what we hope has been a fascinating and enjoyable cruise. Check out at 9am. (B)

2021 Pricing

 

Price is per person and based upon two people sharing a cabin. Price includes guided tour/s listed within the itinerary. Flights are at an additional fee. There is a 40 Euro charge per person, payable at check in for Visitor Tax and Port Fees.
 
Departs 1pm from Split Port
 
Premium Ship  Apr 10, 17, 24;
Oct 2, 9;
May 1, 8, 15, 22;
Sep 25;

May 29;
Jun 5;
Sep 18;

 
Jun 12;
Aug 28;
Sep 4, 11;
Jun 19;
Aug 14, 21;
Jun 26;
Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;
Aug 7;
Premium Lower Deck Cabin £589 £649 £679 £769 £829 £849
Premium Main/ Upper Deck Cabin £619 £679 £739 £829 £889 £919
 
 
Premium Superior Ship Apr 10, 17, 24;
Oct 2, 9;
May 1, 8, 15;
May 29;
 
Jun 5, 12; Jun 19;
Aug 14, 21, 28;
Jun 26;
Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;
Aug 7;
Premium Superior Lower Deck Cabin £689 £739 £779 £889 £949 £979
Premium Superior Main/ Upper Deck Cabin £719 £789 £839 £949 £1,009 £1,049
 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

For all information from what you can expect on board to the ship rules, see our Frequently Asked Questions section here

 

 

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