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August 19 – Special Offer – Split to Dubrovnik Deluxe Balcony Cruise – MV Ave Maria

  • Ship Type:Deluxe Balcony
  • Departs From:Split
  • Duration:7 Nights

This small-ship Croatian cruise is ideal for foodies, nature lovers and history enthusiasts, offering an intimate experience that will bring you to many of the country’s highlights along with some of its hidden treasures. Travel to a handpicked selection of spectacular destinations from intriguing cities with medieval Old Towns to some of the most captivating islands. Start by traveling back in time to the 4th-century in Split’s renowned Diocletian’s Palace and end your grand adventure in the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic,’ Dubrovnik, enjoying everything from wine tasting, sampling fresh oysters and fascinating historic tours to swimming off the shores of one of Europe’s most beautiful beaches in between.

Deluxe Balcony
From
$1,675per person
Full $1,995
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Route & Map

  • Day 1
    • Split

      • Guided tour of Split
      • Welcome Dinner
  • Day 2
    • Trogir

      • Guided tour of Trogir
  • Day 3
    • Hvar

      • Wine tasting at a popular family-run winery on Hvar
  • Day 4
    • Vis

      • Experience a tranquil oasis in Vis
  • Day 5
    • Korcula

      • OPTIONAL Blue Cave tour
      • Guided tour of Korcula
  • Day 6
    • Slano/Ston

      • Fresh oyster and mussel tasting in Ston
      • Captain's Dinner
  • Day 7
    • Dubrovnik

      • Guided tour of Dubrovnik
  • Day 8
    • Departure from Dubrovnik

    • What's Included

      General
      • 7-nights cruise from Split to Dubrovnik
      • Private arrival transfer from Split Airport or your Split hotel and departure transfer to Dubrovnik Airport or your Dubrovnik hotel
      • Professional English-speaking cruise director throughout
      • Complimentary WiFi
      • Daily swim stops
      Food & Beverages
      • Half-board meals: a breakfast buffet and multicourse lunches served daily
      • Cocktail welcome reception and three-course dinner on first night
      • Captain’s Dinner, with live music and entertainment
      • Fresh fruit provided daily
      • Complimentary tea, coffee and filtered water available throughout the trip
      Excursions
      • Wine tasting at a popular family-run winery on Hvar
      • Visit to an oyster farm with a fresh oyster and mussel tasting
      • Walking tours with professional local guides in Split, Trogir, Korcula and Dubrovnik

      What's Not Included

      • International airfare to/from Croatia
      • Gratuities
      • Port taxes of €60 per person
      • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
      • Additional meals and drinks packages not mentioned in itinerary
      • Price based on double occupancy in a double or twin room. Single Supplement in lower deck cabins of 60-80%

      Cruise Ships

      MV Ave Maria

      MV AVE MARIA

      A state-of-the-art deluxe cruise ship, the MV Ave Maria is one of the newer and most luxurious vessels to sail Croatia, with her maiden voyage made in 2018. She has a maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 19 cabins, which guarantees an intimate setting for a magical excursion along the Dalmatian coast.

      Itinerary

      Day 1 SPLIT

      Split

      Welcome to the ancient city of Split – you’ll be met by private transfer at Split Airport or your Split hotel for the short drive to the harbor where your luxurious small-ship cruiser awaits. Enjoy a welcome drink and refreshments, with embarkation anytime from 1 p.m. on. This afternoon, join our expert local guide for a tour of the beautiful historical town of Split. Join a welcome meeting and cocktail reception at 7 p.m. You’ll learn more about what to expect on this unforgettable excursion and get an introduction to your captain, the crew, and your fellow passengers before enjoying a three-course dinner.

      • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Split
      • Hotel Accommodation: Welcome Dinner

      Day 2 SPLIT -TROGIR

      trogir old town

      We set sail whilst guests are enjoying breakfast towards the beautiful Old Town of Trogir. Before our arrival though it’s time for your first swim stop of this trip in a quiet secluded bay. You will enjoy lunch on board before arriving in Trogir and docking directly in the town’s picturesque harbor. Enjoy the afternoon exploring this wonderful UNESCO-listed town which is often compared to Venice with its medieval streets, magnificently preserved castle, and beautiful marina. Trogir is full of charming restaurants and quaint bars, the perfect spot for your first dinner off the boat.

      • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Trogir
      • Hotel Accommodation: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 3 TROGIR - HVAR

      Hvar

      Our cruise will bring us sunny Hvar this afternoon, one of the most popular islands in Croatia, but first we’ll make a stop on Brac Island where you’ll have the opportunity to swim from the shores of one of the most stunning beaches in all of Europe, Zlatni Rat, a long stretch nearly surrounded by breathtaking turquoise water. Or if you prefer, you can explore the town of Bol. Once back on board, we continue our journey to Hvar enjoying views of hidden coves and sparkling bays along the way. Upon our arrival, join a wine tasting tour at a popular family-run winery in the small town of Jelsa.

      • Excursions Included: Wine tasting at a popular family-run winery on Hvar
      • Hotel Accommodation: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 4 HVAR - VIS

      Pakleni archipelago

      We continue to the peaceful island of Vis which due to its secluded and isolated position, has a unique charm. On route, we will sail through the beautiful Pakleni Islands which are known for their stunning bays and crystal clear coves. The captain will dock in one of these coves for an extended swim stop giving guests time to sample some of the water toys on board the boat. We then continue to Vis Town, situated on the northern side of the island. On arrival, join our cruise director for a tour to a local winery to sample some of their very sought-after wines in a very unique wine cellar which was once a World War II bunker.

      • Excursions Included: Wine tasting tour on Vis Island
      • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 5 VIS – BLUE CAVE - KORCULA

      Korcula

      We have an early start this morning as we set off from Vis and head to the Island of Bisevo, home to the magical Blue Cave. Enjoy a guided tour inside this beautiful natural phenomenon and marvel at the beautiful colors which will leave you mesmerized. Please note that entry to the Blue Cave is subject to weather and sea conditions, which is why it’s listed as an optional tour with a EUR20pp entrance fee payable on the day. We then sail on to the island of Korčula, which is best known as the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Relax and admire the stunning secluded bays en route. This afternoon you will arrive on the island and you will have a guided walking tour of the charming Old Town. The picturesque fortified town, ruled by Venetians in the past, has an ingenious layout in the shape of a fishbone.

      • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Korcula, Guided tour of the Blue Cave (entrance fee payable locally)
      • Hotel Accommodation: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 6 KORCULA - MLJET – SLANO/ STON

      Ston

      Mljet is the next island on our agenda, a favorite for many as one of the greenest and most beautiful in all of Croatia. You’ll have time to explore its famous saltwater lakes on your own, including Great Lake, with tiny St. Mary Islet in the middle home to an ancient Benedictine monastery. Cruising on to the mainland, we’ll visit the traditional fishing village of Slano, the gateway to the enchanting fortified village of Ston. It’s renowned for its oysters, a delight you’ll get to taste after we wander around the medieval ramparts. A short walk will then take us to an oyster farm to sample the delicacies along with fresh mussels. Back on board, this evening is reserved for the Captain’s Dinner with the feast complemented by live music and entertainment.

      • Excursions Included: Fresh oyster and mussel tasting experience at a Ston oyster farm
      • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Captain’s Dinner

      Day 7 SLANO/STON - DUBROVNIK

      Dubrovnik

      The final destination of our cruise brings us to the enchanting walled city of Dubrovnik. We’ll sail around those ancient walls for a dazzling view from the water before pulling into port. Meet up with our local guide who will reveal the ancient pedestrian-only Old Town, filled with magnificent treasures, including impressive architecture with Gothic and Renaissance influences. You’ll have time to explore leisurely on your own, perhaps taking a walk atop the defensive walls which brings spectacular panoramas of the historic center’s endless red-tiled roofs, the Adriatic, and the Elaphiti Islands. Celebrate your trip with a fine meal and a glorious sunset view afterward in one of the rooftop restaurants.

      • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik
      • Hotel Accommodation: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 8 DEPARTURE

      Dubrovnik

      With departure day here, disembarkation is at 9 a.m. Take time for goodbyes this morning, perhaps joining some of your fellow shipmates at breakfast before a private transfer brings you to Dubrovnik Airport or your local hotel.

      • Meals Included: Breakfast

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      What Our Clients Say

      Why drive when you can sail

      Big thank you to the team at Cruise Croatia for putting us on such a beautiful cat and along with skipper Ivan. We loved the Kornati islands, swimming off the back of the boat and getting away from the hussle and bustle in Split

      Kathy Johnson from New York

      A tick off the bucket list

      Its going to be very hard for future vacations to live up to this one. Brand new boat, exceptional crew, stunning islands, hugely entertaining fun. Our first covid trip and boy did it live up to expectations. Great job Muno and Julian

      Bobb Barnett from San Diego

      Great cruise, shame about the weather!

      Highly recommend this cruise to anyone looking to explore the beautiful Dalmatian coast. We met some really amazing people on board and despite some very wet October weather, we enjoyed the cruise and made some new friends.

      Dorothy Avery from Leeds, UK

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