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Sail on this magical Croatian cruise that travels from 3,00-year-old Zadar to romantic Dubrovnik aboard the deluxe MS Premier, a luxurious yacht-like cruiser that provides a personalized experience with a small passenger to crew ratio and a large sundeck with a plunge pool. You’ll island hop to enchanting destinations like Korcula, Mljet and Hvar, swim in crystal-clear blue waters, tour some of the most well-preserved historic centers in the Mediterranean, and dine on mouthwatering Dalmatian cuisine.
At a Glance
- 7 nights of sailing on the luxurious MS Premier, a small cruising vessel that accommodates up to just 38 for a more personal experience and exceptional service
- Overnight in a spacious en-suite cabin with air-conditioning and LCD TV
- Large sundeck with loungers for every passenger, a plunge pool and swimming platform with ladders that dip down to the sea
- Delicious Croatian cuisine and fine local wines in traditional eateries
- Guided walking tours through some of Croatia’s top destinations, including Zadar, Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik; Kornati, Krka and Mljet national parks
- Half-board meals included, prepared fresh by the onboard chef
- Some dinners, including the Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment
- Free Wi-Fi onboard
- Arrival and departure transfers included
- Inspiring cruise director working to ensure each passenger has an outstanding experience
Day by Day Itinerary (B-Breakfast/ L-Lunch/ D-Dinner)
After arriving into Zadar Airport, you’ll be transferred to the port where your ship awaits, or alternatively, transfer can pick you up at your hotel in Zadar. You can get settled in and relax or drop off your bags to do some exploring – you might want to see the famous pair of art installations, the Sea Organ and The Greeting to the Sun along the seafront. Join us in the evening for the Welcome Reception which will be followed by dinner. You’ll be introduced to the captain and crew, with time to get to know your shipmates too.
Sali (B, L)
Before we begin cruising the Adriatic, you’ll join a walking tour of Zadar’s historical center, a compact pedestrian zone. The walled city dates back 3,000 years and offers lots to marvel at, from the 16th-century defensive walls to Croatia’s largest cathedral and the 1st-century BC Roman forum. Once everyone is back onboard, we’ll sail to the village of Sali on Dugi Otock island. You’ll have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure, exploring the town and enjoying dinner in one of the many delicious eateries, perhaps a harborside tavern that specializes in local seafood fresh off the boat.
Kornati and Krka National Parks, Sibenik (B, L)
While we’ll overnight in Sibenik today, but you’ll get to visit to spectacular national parks first, Kornati and Krka. We’ll wind through Kornati with its over 140 alluring islands and hidden coves with crystal-clear blue waters that provide the perfect spot for a swim stop, followed by Krka. It’s filled with scenic wonders, including waterfalls like Skradinski Buk that spills into a tranquil pool below. After your visit, hop on a coach to Sibenik where your ship will be waiting. Enjoy the evening at your leisure to wander through the ancient fortified coastal city that’s home to one of Croatia’s most important architectural monuments from the Renaissance period, Sibenik Cathedral.
Trogir, Split (B, L)
We’ll start the day with a relaxed morning, enjoying a swim stop as we make our way to the UNESCO-protected city of Trogir. You’ll have time to explore it on your own, visiting landmarks like the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, one of Croatia’s finest examples of sacral architecture, and the well-preserved Kamerlengo Castle. Continuing on to Split, join an inspiring local guide here for a sightseeing tour through the incredible historic center including the 4th-century Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, multiple remnants from the Roman era, Renaissance and Gothic buildings. Afterwards you’ll have time on your own to visit some of shops and enjoy dining in one of the many cafes and restaurants.
Bol, Hvar (B, L)
We’ll cruise to the small town of Bol on Brac Island where you’ll have the opportunity to swim in the remarkably clear turquoise waters that surround world-famous Zlatni Rat beach, also known as the Golden Horn. The unique stretch often named as Croatia’s most beautiful, changes shape and position with the winds and the waves, jutting out about a third-of a mile into the sea. Afterwards we sail to Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic, known for attracting celebrities and VIPs, with its harbor filled with superyachts. It also offers a rich history with landmarks like Europe’s first community theater which opened in 1612, older than even the Shakespeare theater in England. You’ll have the evening to enjoy the many delights of Hvar Town on your own, including the wealth of cafes, restaurants and clubs.
Korcula, Mljet (B, L, D)
Our first stop today is the fairy-tale island of Korcula. We’ll anchor early in the afternoon so that you can join a guided through the historic walled city that’s often referred to as a “mini-Dubrovnik.” Stroll the cobblestone streets, laid out in a fishbone pattern, discovering why as your guide reveals the interesting story of the town’s past. You’ll be able to marvel at landmarks like St. Mark’s Cathedral while multiple lion statues stare down revealing the centuries Korcula was under Venetian rule. Cruising on, we reach Mljet Island, a favorite among nature lovers. Take a tour, walking around its famous saltwater lakes in dazzling turquoise and emerald hues before returning to the ship for the Captain’s Dinner with live music this evening.
Dubrovnik (B, L)
Our final full day brings us to the Pearl of the Adriatic.” After we anchor you’ll disembark for a tour through the walled Old City, walking the marble streets to view iconic landmarks like Dubrovnik Cathedral, Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery which hosts the third oldest pharmacy in Europe. You’ll have the rest of the day to discover this magnificent city on your own, a few ideas including walking atop the stone defensive walls that circle the historic center which provides views of the endless red-tiled roofs, the Adriatic and nearby islands, or you might ride the cable car to the top of Mount Srd for a view over it all. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops to explore as well.
While it’s always hard to say goodbye, your luxury Croatia cruise comes to an end today, so you’ll want to have your bags packed and ready before enjoying one last breakfast onboard and farewells to your shipmates. Afterwards you’ll be met by your transfer for the journey to Dubrovnik Airport or to your hotel in Dubrovnik should you wish to stick around a bit longer.
- 7-night luxury Dalmatian coast cruise from Zadar to Dubrovnik
- Spacious, air-conditioned en-suite cabin with modern amenities on a deluxe small cruising ship
- Welcome Reception and dinner on Day 1
- Buffet-style breakfast with hot and cold items, daily
- Six four-course lunches
- Captain’s Dinner with live music
- Complimentary bottled water
- Free fresh fruit, tea and coffee available daily
- Dedicated Cruise Manager throughout
- Inspiring walking tours using Whisper technology through Zadar, Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik; Kornati, Krka and Mljet national parks
- Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
- Luggage handling
- Arrival transfer from Zadar Airport or your hotel in Zadar plus departure transfer to the airport or your hotel in Dubrovnik
- Daily cabin service
What's Not Included
- Port taxes of €90 per person
- Return flights to Croatia. (Please ask us if you would like flights included in your package)
2021 Zadar to Dubrovnik Departures
- May 8, 22
- June 5, 19
- July 3, 17, 31
- August 14, 28
- September 11, 25
- October 9
2022 Zadar to Dubrovnik Departures
- May 7, 21
- June 4, 18
- July 2, 16, 30
- August 13, 27
- September 10, 24
- October 8