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Split Return Deluxe Balcony Cruise

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

A magical 7-night adventure, you’ll explore the beautiful Dalmatian coast on board a newly built small ship cruise with balconies. Look forward to mouthwatering meals both onboard and off, with time to sample the local cuisine while in port and fresh, half-board meals (including a daily breakfast buffet, daily three-course set lunch, and some special dinners) prepared on the ship based on seasonal, local ingredients. You’ll embark on multiple guided tours of Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik, led by locals for expert insight. Enjoy fresh oyster tasting in Ston, wine tasting in Hvar and numerous swim stops in secluded bays throughout.

Deluxe Balcony
$1,675per person
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Route & Map

  • Day 1
    • Split

      • Guided tour of Split
      • Welcome Reception Dinner
  • Day 2
    • Korcula

      • Guided tour of Korcula
  • Day 3
    • Mljet & Dubrovnik

      • Entrance to the Mljet National Park
      • Sunset dinner overlooking the city walls and Old Town
  • Day 4
    • Dubrovnik

      • Guided tour of Dubrovnik Old Town
  • Day 5
    • Ston

      • Fresh oyster & mussel tasting
      • Captain's Dinner with live entertainment
  • Day 6
    • Hvar

      • Wine tasting at a sought after family winery
  • Day 7
    • Trogir

      • Free time to explore this hidden gem
  • Day 8
    • Departure from Split

    • Our Deluxe Balcony Ship

      MS Markan

      The MS Markan made her maiden voyage in 2018. Measuring 161 feet by 28 feet, she offers deluxe accommodation in 19 guest cabins including 9 VIP cabins with private balconies. Look forward to relaxing on the spacious sundeck, soaking up the sunshine and the scenery, while attentive crew members help complete the experience for the ultimate cruise of a lifetime.

      Departure Dates


      • June

        Jun 12, 2024Jun 26, 2024
      • September

        Sep 18, 2024

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      What's Included

      • Private transfers to/from the ship
      • Professional English-speaking cruise director with fascinating lectures
      • Free WiFi on-board
      • Daily cabin service & luggage handling
      • Daily swim stops in beautiful bays
      • Access to water sports including SUP, Sea Kayaks and Water Toys
      • Full financial trip protection for your guaranteed peace of mind
      Food & Beverage
      • Buffet breakfast daily with fresh fruit
      • Three course set lunch daily with fresh salads
      • Three course welcome reception dinner
      • Captain's dinner with live entertainment
      • Three course sunset dinner overlooking Dubrovnik Old Town
      • Unlimited filtered water with complimentary reusable bottles
      • Complimentary tea and coffee at breakfast and lunch
      • Expert guided tour of Dubrovnik Old Town
      • Guided tour of Split with a local expert
      • Fresh oyster and mussel harvesting in Ston
      • Guided tour of Korcula with a local expert
      • Wine tasting tour at a sought after family winery in Hvar
      • Entrance to the Mljet National Park
      • Professional whisper headsets for guided walking tours

      What's Not Included

      • International airfare to/from Croatia
      • Gratuities
      • Port taxes are excluded - Please see your personal quote for the port taxes due
      • We strongly advise all guests to purchase comprehensive travel insurance
      • Additional meals and drinks packages not mentioned in itinerary

      Supplement Free Cabins for Single Travelers

      • We have a limited number of supplement free cabins for single travelers per departure. Once these supplement free cabins have sold out, a single supplement of 80% applies to lower deck cabins.

      Day by Day Itinerary

      Day 1 SPLIT

      Split Bell Tower

      Our driver will be there to welcome you at Split International Airport or your Split hotel to provide a private transfer to the port where your elegant ship awaits. Check-in is available from 2 pm on and once you’ve settled in, you’ll join our local guide for a tour of Split’s historic center. Nearly half is covered by the 4th-century Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, which includes some of the most impeccably preserved Roman architecture in the world. After exploring, return to the ship for a welcome cocktail reception/meet-and-greet where you’ll get to know your fellow passengers, the captain, and crew followed by a delicious, multicourse welcome dinner.

      • Excursions Included: Guided tour of Split
      • Meals Included: Welcome Dinner

      Day 2 SPLIT – KORCULA

      Korcula Old Town

      Departing early this morning from ancient Split, we head toward Korcula Island. Best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, it has a fairytale-like walled Old Town complete with gates, towers, and bastions. Along the way, we’ll stop in a secluded bay to enjoy lunch surrounded by the spectacular scenery. Arriving at Korcula early this afternoon, meet up with our local guide for a walking tour of the enchanting historic center where you’ll notice significant Venetian influence, including the winged lions at St. Mark’s Cathedral. Afterward, explore on your own, enjoying dinner in one of the many traditional tavernas or fine-dining restaurants, some with sea views.

      • Excursions Included: Guided tour of Korcula Old Town
      • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch



      Enjoy breakfast as we continue our cruise south with the first stop today being the Mljet National Park. This fascinating island comprises of an inland fresh water lake, which is complimented by beautiful fauna and flora which makes it a really relaxing and enjoyable island to visit. Join our Cruise Director for a walk through this stunning national park or if you are feeling active there are bikes and sea kayaks you can hire. We board our vessel again ready for lunch as we set sail for Dubrovnik. Enjoy a refreshing swim stop on route followed by a scenic sail along the Dubrovnik city walls. This evening we have a special sunset dinner on board the boat which will be docked near the city walls and offering a stunning view of the Old Town.

      • Excursions Included: Entrance to Mljet National Park
      • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      Day 4 DUBROVNIK

      Dubrovnik Old Town

      This morning, join our Cruise Director and our expert local guide for a tour of the city’s UNESCO-listed historic center. Look forward to expert insight while marveling at centuries-old buildings, including Gothic-style Rector’s Palace and the Renaissance Sponza’s Palace. After the tour, enjoy the rest of the afternoon to further explore this magnificent city at your leisure.  You can choose to take a trip up the Dubrovnik cable car and enjoy spectacular views over Dubrovnik or even walk the city walls and see Dubrovnik from a completely different angle. This evening we have an optional traditional Croatian village dinner experience at a superb family run restaurant which offers delicious food and an amazing atmosphere with live music.  

      • Excursions Included: Guided tour of Dubrovnik Old Town
      • Meals Included: Breakfast
      • Optional Experience: Traditional Croatian Village Dinner on Srj Mountain


      Oyster tasting in Slano

      A scenic and tasty day awaits. We’ll cruise to the Peljesac Peninsula. It’s renowned for producing some of the most popular red Croatian wines and its mouthwatering oysters, with the high concentration of salt and minerals in the bay said to be the reason behind the delicious flavor. En route, enjoy a swim stop in a serene bay. Upon arrival at the port, you’ll follow your Cruise Director for a short traditional boat ride to Ston for a memorable tasting of freshly harvested oysters and mussels. We’ll head back to the ship in the early evening providing time to prepare for the Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment.

      • Excursions Included: Fresh oyster & mussel tasting
      • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Captain's Dinner with live entertainment

      Day 6 SLANO – HVAR


      Today we make our way further up the coast towards one of the highlights on our itinerary, the glitzy island of Hvar, one of the most beautiful islands in the Adriatic. With a short swim stop and lunch on board, we will arrive in Hvar in the mid-afternoon. On arrival, join our Cruise Director for a very interesting afternoon as you set off to try a variety of wines at a very sought after family winery. This evening you will have time to enjoy dining alfresco in one of the many world-class restaurants on offer in this picturesque town.

      • Excursions Included: Wine tasting at a sought after family winery
      • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 7 HVAR – TROGIR


      This morning we set off before breakfast from Hvar and make our way to the hidden gem that is Trogir. With a shorter distance to sail today, we will have time for an extended swim stop on our penultimate day on the cruise. Once we arrive in Trogir, you will have free time to explore this stunning medieval gem which many refer to as a little Venice. It’s like an open-air museum with significant Venetian influence. Spend your last night on the cruise sampling one of Trogir’s many small traditional restaurants which are full of atmosphere and delicious local cuisine.

      • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 8 DEPARTURE

      Split Aerial View Diocletian's Palace

      After an unforgettable week of cruising and land tours, we’ll make our way back to Split early this morning. If you have an early flight from Split International Airport, it’s possible to disembark in Trogir which is just a short drive away. Otherwise, continue with us to Split, with disembarkation by 9 am. You’ll have time for one last breakfast onboard and goodbyes to your captain, the crew, and fellow passengers, many of whom are probably new friends. Your driver will be there to provide a private transfer to Split’s airport or your ongoing hotel if you’ve decided to spend more time in this beautiful city.

      • Meals Included: Breakfast

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