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Overview

Embark on a magical small-ship cruise that will bring you to the best of the Southern Dalmatian coast, seeing, feeling and tasting the Croatian way of life on a round-trip journey from Split with visits to Makarska, Dubrovnik, Trstenik, Korcula, Hvar and Brac.

  • From $1,047 PP
  • 8 Days
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Superior
  • Split
  • Split

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Superior Split Return Cruise

Highlights

  • 7-night Superior Cruise from the magnificent city of Split
  • Explore a hand-picked selection of magnificent & charming islands and cities along this spectacular coastline
  • Private airport transfers to and from the ship in Split
  • Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar & Korcula
  • Visit the breathtaking Mljet National Park
  • Sumptuous breakfast & 3-course lunch daily on board
  • Welcome Cocktail Evening
  • Captain's farewell Dinner with live local entertainment
  • Professional English-speaking Cruise Director, with lectures on board
  • Free WiFi on-board

Itinerary

DAY 1 SPLI - MAKARSKA

Makarska

Your adventure begins as we set sail from Split at approximately  1p.m., cruising along the spectacular Dalmatian coast through the glistening Adriatic Sea, stopping to enjoy a refreshing swim in one of the secluded bays while making our way to Makarska, the center of the Makarska Riviera. The adventurous can choose to whiz across a zipline or enjoy a thrilling rafting excursion at the Cetina River. In the evening, wander through the classically Mediterranean, atmospheric Old Town, an ancient center characterized by its narrow streets where the sun can barely break through the shadows of overgrown vines. Overnight in Split.

  • Meals Included: Dinner

DAY 2 MAKARSKA - MLJET

Mljet National Park

Get energized for the day with a refreshing morning swim along the slender, finger-like peninsula of Peljesac as we cruise to the lush and tranquil island of Mljet. Take in the vibrant greens and blues of the sea, forests and sparkling lakes in this fairytale-like destination. We’ll hop aboard a smaller boat to the Isle of St. Mary which lies in the southern part of the Great Lake to marvel at a 12th-century Benedictine Monastery and the Romanesque church. Afterward you’ll have the opportunity for a bike ride, immersing yourself in the striking beauty of the island as you discover breathtaking vistas around nearly every bend.

  • Excursions Included: Entrance to the Mljet National Park
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3 MLJET NATIONAL PARK - DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik

Today you’ll experience one of the highlights of this cruise, traveling along the route playwright George Bernard Shaw called “heaven on Earth,” to the medieval city of Dubrovnik. You’ve probably glimpsed it before, at least on-screen, as its made appearances in many films and television shows, perhaps most famously, in the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” You’ll be able to tour the maze of narrow cobbled streets of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Old City, mesmerized by incredible sights like the Romanesque-Gothic Franciscan Monastery. Afterwards, wander on your own, strolling along the famous Stradun inside the city walls and checking off one of Dubrovnik’s must-experiences, an unforgettable cable car ride to Mount Srd to take in a jaw-dropping view of the Old City, the dazzling blues of the Adriatic and countless island gems.

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

DAY 4 DUBROVNIK - SIPAN/TRSTENIK

Sipan Island

You’ll have more time to get lost in the surreal beauty of Dubrovnik, discovering some of the world’s most well-preserved Baroque churches, palaces and monasteries as well as Renaissance façades and fountains that are intertwined with glistening marble-paved squares. After returning to the ship, enjoy a revitalizing swim during a stop on the Peljesac peninsula as we make our way to either Sipan Island or Trstenik. After arrival, we may even be able to enjoy a visit to a local winery for a tasting. Overnight in Sipan or Trstenik.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5 SIPAN/TRSTENIK - KORCULA

Korcula

Our next stop is on Korcula, the birthplace of intrepid explorer Marco Polo, often referred to as “miniature Croatia,” encompassing the very best the country has to offer, with everything from endless olive groves and picturesque vineyards to sandy beaches and dense woodland. Explore the succession of narrow streets in Korcula Old Town that branch off the spine of the main street, noting its fish bone shape used to reduce effects of wind and sun, offering residents sheltered accommodation. It’s all surrounded by 14th-century stone walls and towers that make it especially photogenic. After touring the town you’ll be able to sample delicious wines at a local winery and dine on traditional Croatian fare in one of the many outstanding eateries. Overnight in Korcula

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

DAY 6 KORCULA - HVAR

Hvar

On our way to the beautiful Pakleni Islands, you’ll be able to cool off with a dip in the sea before stopping on the seductive island of Hvar. A magnet for the rich and famous, it’s considered to be one of the most exquisite islands in the Adriatic. It also boasts some of the most well-preserved architectural delights, including a Renaissance cathedral and Europe’s oldest community theater, dating back to the early 17th-century. Enjoy a night out in Hvar town, dining on southern Croatian cuisine with a glass of fine wine at one of the many local restaurants and perhaps sampling some of its fantastic bars. Overnight in Hvar

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

DAY 7 HVAR - BOL - SPLIT

Bol Zlatni Rat

Your last full day of the cruise brings an especially grand finale with a visit to Croatia’s most famous and most beautiful beach, Zlatni Rat. Often called the “Golden Horn,” with the wind and waves constantly changing its shape, you’ll be able to take a dip in the strikingly clear turquoise waters that surround it. Afterward, wander through the picturesque fishing village of Bol with its winding streets lined with small stone houses splashed with purple and pink geraniums. As we cruise on toward Split, we’ll stop at a remote, hidden bay on Brac Island where you can swim and take in magnificent views of the Split Riviera. Once in the lively city itself, join a professionally-led tour to soak up its World Heritage history while exploring Roman architectural treasures in the 4th-century Diocletian Palace. Overnight in Split

 

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

DAY 8 DEPARTURE

Split

After a tasty breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to captain, crew and all your new friends as this cruise-of-a-lifetime comes to an end. Private transfer is provided to Split Airport or your Split Hotel.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

What's Included

  • Superior, spacious small-ship cruise experience, with just 38 passengers on board
  • Private arrival and departure transfers from and to the respective airports
  • 7-Night cruise from the charming medieval city of Split
  • Half Board including daily buffet breakfast, 3 course set lunch and daily fresh fruit
  • 1 litre of bottled water per day
  • 3-Course welcome dinner with cocktail
  • Captain’s evening dinner with live entertainment
  • Entrance to the Mljet National Park
  • Includes guided city tours of Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar and Korcula
  • Professional English-speaking cruise director
  • Free WiFi on-board
  • Daily cabin service & luggage handling

Your Ship

MS Splendid

MS SPLENDID

The 126-feet-long and 26-feet-wide MS Splendid has a standard cruising speed of nine knots and offers the ultimate small-ship experience with capacity for up to 40 passengers, ensuring a highly personal, uncrowded experience. She has 18 comfortable air-conditioned cabins, with 6 on the upper deck, 4 on the main deck and 8 on the lower deck, ranging from 108- to 129-square feet, and an expert crew that is sure to make the excursion unforgettable.

Why Book With Cruise Croatia

Covid Safe

Covid-Safe Procedures

No credit card fees

No Credit Card Fees

Low deposit

Low Deposit & Flexible Cancellation Policy

Small Ship Expert

Croatia's Small Ship Experts

Financial Protection

100% Financial Protection

24 hour support

24/7 Local Ground Support

Departure Dates

Please select your year of departure.

2021

  • May

    May 01, 2021May 08, 2021May 15, 2021May 22, 2021May 29, 2021
  • Jun

    Jun 05, 2021Jun 12, 2021Jun 19, 2021Jun 26, 2021
  • Jul

    Jul 03, 2021Jul 10, 2021Jul 17, 2021Jul 24, 2021Jul 31, 2021
  • Aug

    Aug 07, 2021Aug 14, 2021Aug 21, 2021Aug 28, 2021
  • Sep

    Sep 04, 2021Sep 11, 2021Sep 18, 2021Sep 25, 2021
  • Oct

    Oct 02, 2021Oct 09, 2021

2022

  • April

    April 30, 2022
  • May

    May 07, 2022May 14, 2022May 21, 2022May 28, 2022
  • Jun

    Jun 04, 2022Jun 11, 2022Jun 18, 2022Jun 25, 2022
  • Jul

    Jul 02, 2022Jul 09, 2022Jul 16, 2022Jul 23, 2022Jul 30, 2022
  • Aug

    Aug 06, 2022Aug 13, 2022Aug 20, 2022Aug 27, 2022
  • Sep

    Sep 03, 2022Sep 10, 2022Sep 17, 2022Sep 24, 2022
  • Oct

    Oct 01, 2022Oct 08, 2022

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