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Overview

Enjoy a deluxe Croatian cruise sailing for seven magical nights from Dubrovnik, the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic,’ to ancient Split with its renowned 4th-century palace. Look forward to plenty of luxuries on board, including en-suite cabins whilst enjoying the passing views of the island-dotted Adriatic. Throughout your adventure, look forward to plenty of mouthwatering traditional cuisine, tasty local wines and inspirational tours through fascinating medieval historic centers led by expert local guides.

  • From $3,821 PP
  • 13 Days
  • Deluxe Balcony
  • Dubrovnik
  • Venice

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Adriatic Delights Cruise & Private Land Tour
  • 12 nights and 13 days of luxury cruising and land tours from Dubrovnik
  • Transfer at the end to Zagreb or Venice
  • 7-night island-hopping across aboard a luxury small-ship
  • Fascinating guided tours through Dubrovnik, Korcula, Split and Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Four- and five-star hotel stays in bed-and-breakfast accommodation
  • Special tastings from wine to oysters
  • Lavish half-board meals all prepared fresh by the onboard chef
  • Multiple swim stops, including a visit to Croatia’s most photographed beach
  • Opportunities for sampling traditional Dalmatian fare throughout
  • Professional, attentive cruise director included throughout the ship

Itinerary

Day 1 DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik

Welcome to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” Our driver will meet you at the airport for a private transfer to your hotel in the city. You’ll soon discover how it got its nickname, with its magnificence revealed as soon as you step into the Old Town. As you’ll have the rest of the day at your leisurely, you may want to enjoy the pedestrianized streets on your own to shop for souvenirs, unwind in one of the many restaurants or cafes, or take a ride up to the top of Mount Srd via cable car for a spectacular view of the historic center, neighboring islands and the glistening expanse of the sea.

  • Excursions Included: N/A
  • Hotel Accommodation: Hotel More

Day 2 DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik

Today you’ll be able to board the elegant vessel that will bring you on the island-hopping portion of your tour. You’ll be transferred from your hotel (or the airport if you’re arriving into Dubrovnik today) to Gruz Harbour. Your cabin will be ready from 1pm on. Join a local guide for a walking tour through the cobbled streets of Dubrovnik’s walled Old City. You’ll be able to explore ancient wonders like Rector’s Palace and even walk atop the medieval walls with its intricate system of forts, towers, bastions and casemates while enjoying a panoramic view from above.

  • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Welcome Dinner

Day 3 DUBROVNIK - SLANO/STON

Ston

Today we will sail to the charming village of Slano, situated on the mainland. You can relax and enjoy the stunning scenery, as we cruise around Dubrovnik’s city walls before heading in the direction of the Elaphiti islands for a swim stop. Afternoon arrival in charming Slano, this traditional fisherman’s village was once fortified and is famous for its oysters. From Slano we head towards Ston, a sought-after seaside town which is known for its oyster production. You will take a small boat out into the middle of the estuary and enjoy sampling fresh oysters directly from the sea with a dash of lime and some locally produced wine. Return to the ship for the Captain’s Dinner onboard.

  • Excursions Included: Oyster farm tour and tasting in Ston
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Captain's Dinner

DAY 4 SLANO/STON - MLJET - KORCULA

Mljet National Park

Cruising north our next stop begins the island-hopping portion of your tour. You’ll get to visit Mljet Island with a walk along the shores of it famous pair of saltwater lakes, the largest of which has a tiny islet in the middle that hosts an ancient monastery and church. After returning to the ship we sail to picturesque Korcula. Famous as the birthplace of explorer Marco Polo, you’ll meet our local guide just outside of the walled Old Town for a walking tour through the historic interior, viewing Venetian-Gothic buildings like St. Mark’s Cathedral, Arneri Palace and the Bishop’s treasury while learning more about the landmarks as well as the history of Korcula itself. Afterward, you’ll have leisurely time this evening to sample the delicious traditional eats found in the many outstanding cafes and restaurants.

  • Excursions Included: Entrance fees to Mljet National Park, Guided walking tour of Korcula
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5 KORCULA - VIS

Vis

We’ll make an early departure for Vis this morning, arriving to the island known as the “Mediterranean as it once was” in the afternoon, stopping to enjoy a refreshing dip along the way. One of the most remote islands along the Dalmatian coast, it was only opened to the public in recent years after being closed off for four decades while used as a military base, leaving it wonderfully unspoiled of much commercial development. Tou may choose to enjoy its traditional architecture, lovely beaches and atmospheric vibe along the stone streets with a walk through Vis Town, stopping to take advantage of one of the outstanding tavernas.

  • Excursions Included: N/A
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6 VIS - BISEVO - HVAR

Blue Cave

We’re hoping for Croatia’s famously sunny warm weather to shine down on us today so that we can enjoy a tour of the remarkable Blue Cave on the island of Bisevo before we journey to today’s final destination, the island of Hvar. When conditions are right, you can enter on a small boat tour to experience its otherworldly-like blue glow that occurs when the sun enters through a crack in the rock, reflecting off the white limestone sea bottom. Afterward, we’ll continue to Hvar, known for attracting international jetsetters with world-class restaurants, lively bars and clubs. Upon our arrival, join a wine tasting tour, visiting one of the most popular wineries on the island in Jelsa.

  • Excursions Included: Entrance to the Blue Cave (entrance fee payable locally), Wine tasting in Hvar
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7 HVAR - BOL - TROGIR

Bol Zlatni Rat

Trogir is where we’ll spend tonight, but along the way we’ll make a stop at the town of Bol on Brac Island. This is where one of the most stunning beaches in all of Europe can be found. You can enjoy a swim off its shores, nearly all of which are surrounded by dreamy clear turquoise waters. Or, head into Bol to enjoy people watching while sipping coffee. After lunch, we continue to Trogir, where you’ll be able to take in the sights of this living open-air museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its stone homes, palaces, monasteries, churches and defensive walls. It also holds the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia, the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. After an inspirational walking tour, you’ll have leisurely time to wander through on your own.

  • Excursions Included: Guided tour of Trogir
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8 TROGIR - SPLIT

Split

Enjoy one last swim stop before you draw into Split today, our cruise’s final port of call. Upon our arrival, meet our local guide for a walking tour through its 1,700-year-old history, including the 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace that makes up nearly half the historic center, built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian to serve as his retirement residence. Afterward, wander through the maze-like complex on your own, browsing the ships and enjoying dinner in one of the many enticing restaurants or cafes. An evening stroll along the Riva, the seaside promenade is a perfect way to end the day.

  • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Split
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 9 SPLIT - PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK

Plitvice Lakes

After a final breakfast on-board you’ll disembark the cruise in Split. The rest of your journey will travel by land with a private driver, starting with a scenic drive to one of the world’s most breathtaking sights, and Croatia’s most popular attractions, on a guided walking tour. Images of Plitvice Lakes National Park often go viral thanks to its stunning natural beauty with 16 spectacular lakes with crystal clear blue-green waters that have been flowing over the limestone and chalk for thousands of years, creating calm pools and countless cascading falls, along with caves and rivers. You’ll ride about across one of the lakes and end the experience with a panoramic train ride that will bring you back to the entrance.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Hotel Degenija
  • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 10 PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK - OPATIJA

Opatija

Private transfer will bring you from Plitvice Lakes to the world-renowned seaside city of Opatija. Enjoy the afternoon to take in the timeless elegance and beauty of Opatija along the Istrian coast with its grand historic mansions, monuments, pretty parks and beaches, much of which can be enjoyed with a walk along the Longomare promenade, a path that winds along the coast bringing dazzling coastal and sea views.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Hotel Ambasador
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 11 OPATIJA

Motovun

Enjoy a day of leisure and relaxation in Opatija. Walk the famous ‘Lungomare’ promenade, which was originally constructed over 100 years ago, dating back to the heyday of health tourism and stretches for 12 kilometers from the picturesque town of Volosko to Lovran. It is a favorite for both local artists and visitors alike and the walk will provide an interesting callback to Opatija’s past. Admire the magnificent villas and hotels all around the town boasting a classical beauty that has easily weathered the ravages of time. Alternatively, relax at the hotel spa and enjoy your luxurious surroundings.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Hotel Ambasador
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 12 Istria Sightseeing & Tasting Tour

Truffle hunting

Today enjoy a tour beginning with a guided walk through the picturesque town of Rovinj, including time to drop into the galleries and souvenir stores of historic Via Grisia. You’ll then transfer by road to Motovun, around an hour away, stopping en route for a wine and brandy tasting session at a local winery, accompanied by light snacks. Motovun is arguably Istria’s most beautiful hill town and a center for the local truffle industry. Return to your hotel via the equally scenic village of Buzet, also in the heart of Croatia’s truffle country.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Hotel Ambasador
  • Excursions Included: Private guided sightseeing and tasting day tour through Istria
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 13 Private transfer to Zagreb or Venice

Venice

After breakfast this morning your unforgettable Dubrovnik to Venice tour ends with private transfer to Venice. Upon your arrival, you’ll be perfectly situated for enjoying the world-famous landmarks in this “Floating City,” from the Piazza San Marco to gondola rides through the canals. Be sure to sample some gelato and take in the view from the Campanile, the city’s tallest building. Alternatively your driver can transfer you to Zagreb.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

What's Included

  • 12 nights and 13 days of luxury cruising and land tours from Dubrovnik with a transfer to Zagreb or Venice*
  • 7-night deluxe cruise one-way from Dubrovnik to Split in your choice of cabin
  • Private airport, hotel and ship transfers throughout
  • 3-course Welcome Dinner on the first night of your cruise
  • Daily buffet-style breakfast and three-course set lunches on your cruise
  • Special 3-course Captain’s Dinner with live music
  • Fresh fruit provided daily
  • Complimentary filtered water, tea and coffee throughout
  • One-night stays on a bed-and-breakfast basis at four-or five-star hotels in Dubrovnik, Plitvice Lakes and Opatija
  • Guided walking tours through Dubrovnik, Korcula, Split, and Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Entrance fees to Mljet and Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Admission to the Blue Cave (Payable Locally)
  • Private guided sightseeing and tasting day tour through Istria
  • Oyster farm tour and tasting in Ston
  • One-way bus transfer from Gruz Harbour to Dubrovnik’s Old City for sightseeing
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard the ship
  • Professional English-speaking tour director included throughout
  • Cabin cleaning service, daily
  • Baggage handling
  • City and port taxes included

Your Ship

MS Phoenix 72

MS PHOENIX 72

Built-in 2021, Phoenix 72 is a modern, luxurious yacht, Offering 18 luxury cabins and accommodates up to 36 guests. You can enjoy the first-class facilities on board the ship, state-of-the-art technology, sun-loungers on the upper deck and a Jacuzzi to relax in. Soak up the scenery as you travel in style to the beautiful islands of Croatia.

Why Book With Cruise Croatia

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Departure Dates

Please select your year of departure.

2023

  • April

    Apr 28, 2023
  • May

    May 05, 2023May 12, 2023May 19, 2023May 26, 2023
  • June

    Jun 02, 2023Jun 09, 2023Jun 16, 2023Jun 23, 2023Jun 30 2023
  • July

    Jul 07, 2023Jul 14, 2023Jul 21, 2023Jul 28, 2023
  • August

    Aug 04, 2023Aug 11, 2023Aug 18, 2023Aug 25, 2023
  • September

    Sept 01, 2023Sept 08, 2023Sept 15, 2023Sept 22, 2023Sept 29, 2023
  • October

    Oct 06, 2023Oct 13, 2023

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