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Overview

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.

  • From $1,697 PP
  • 8 Days
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Deluxe Balcony
  • Split
  • Dubrovnik

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Highlights

  • A Deluxe Cruise from magnificent Split to elegant Dubrovnik in a new ship with private balcony cabins available
  • Enjoy a hand-picked selection of charming islands and cities along this spectacular coastline from the deck of your deluxe ship
  • Inspirational guided walking tours of the medieval towns of Dubrovnik, Split & Korcula
  • Guided tour of the breathtaking Mljet National Park, as well as the natural marvel of the Blue Cave
  • Sumptuous breakfast & 3-course lunch daily on board, prepared by our talented local chefs
  • Welcome Cocktail Evening & Captain's farewell Dinner with live local entertainment
  • Various tasting experiences such as fresh oysters at a unique oyster farm & wine tasting experiences at a family winery
  • Professional English-speaking Cruise Director
  • Private airport transfers to and from the ship in Dubrovnik & Split

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. Feel free to drop off your bags and let us handle them for you if you arrive early so you can go exploring unencumbered. There’s plenty to explore just steps away from the ship, including the seaside Riva promenade. 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.

  • Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 SPLIT -TROGIR

Trogir

Step within the well-preserved walls in the historic center of Split with our expert local guide after breakfast for an inspiring tour through the more than 1,700-year-old Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. Strolling the centuries-old maze of streets and alleyways is like taking a trip back through time, discovering influences by the Greeks, Romans and Venetians. After returning to the ship, we’ll begin our cruise with the first stop medieval Trogir. The walled town is a UNESCO protected site that’s like an open-air museum, with a history that dates back some 2,300 years. Marvel at the well-preserved Kamerlengo Castle and the renowned Cathedral of St. Lawrence, one of the finest examples of Renaissance and Gothic architecture.

  • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Split
  • Meals Included: 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 before returning to Hvar for a guided walking tour of this beautiful Old Town.

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

DAY 4 HVAR – VIS

Blue Cave

Today we sail to the peaceful island of Vis, famed for its seclusion and isolation. To get to Vis we sail through the beautiful Pakleni island archipelago which is known for its stunning secluded bays with crystal clear water. Our captain will dock in one of these bays giving the guests an extended swim stop and time to snorkel or use the various water toys on the yacht. We will arrive in Vis in the mid-afternoon. Vis was once a strategic Yugoslav naval base and off limits to visitors. Due to the island’s seclusion and isolation, Vis has retained a very unique charm that typifies ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure exploring the picturesque town of Vis with its charming sea front cafes and labyrinth of quaint streets. If you are feeling energetic take a walk up to Fort George which enjoys breath taking views over Vis and is a gorgeous spot to enjoy a drink and watch the sunset.

  • Excursions Included: Entrance fees to the Blue Cave
  • 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 colours which will leave you mesmerized. Please note that entry to the Blue Cave is subject to weather and sea conditions, which is why its listed as an option 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 on 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
  • Meals Included: 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 with live entertainment

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 talking 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 glorious sunset view afterwards in one of the rooftop restaurants.

 

  • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik
  • Meals Included: 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 private transfer brings you to Dubrovnik Airport or your local hotel.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

What's Included

  • Private arrival transfer from Split Airport or your Split hotel and departure transfer to Dubrovnik Airport or your Dubrovnik hotel
  • 7-nights cruise in your choice of cabin from Split to Dubrovnik
  • 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
  • Wine tasting at a popular family-run winery on Hvar
  • Tour in Ston which includes a visit to an oyster farm with a fresh oyster and mussel tasting
  • Entrance fees to the Blue Cave (entrance fees payable locally), Mljet National Park
  • Walking tours with professional local guides in Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik
  • Professional English-speaking cruise director throughout
  • Complimentary WiFi

Your Ship

MV Ave Maria

MV AVE MARIA

The MV Ave Maria which made her maiden voyage in the summer of 2018, is a 161-foot-long deluxe superior vessel that offers an elegant experience without the high price tag. Her many comforts and advanced technology guarantees a fabulous cruising experience for up to 38 passengers in either a VIP double/twin cabin with private balconies for enjoying the sea breeze and awe-inspiring views, or a double/twin cabin with a porthole.

Aurelia Small Cruise Ship, Croatia

MS AURELIA

The MS Aurelia is a luxury vessel built in 2019/2020 with state-of-the-art equipment. The ship holds a maximum of 38 passengers in 18 twin or double cabins, including 8 VIP upper deck cabins each with their own private balcony, 2 main deck cabins with picture windows and 8 lower deck cabins, with portholes. Guests can also find a spacious fully air-conditioned main deck dining room with bar and lounge area with LCD TV. The Aurelia is 49m (161 ft) long, 8.8 m (28 ft) wide with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles.

Markan

MS MARKAN

The luxury Markan small-cruise ship was built in 2018 with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. She’s 161-feet-long, 28-feet-wide and has a cruising speed of nine nautical miles per hour with a maximum capacity of 38 passengers that guarantees are more intimate experience for all passengers.

Why Book With Cruise Croatia

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Departure Dates

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2023

  • May

    May 06, 2023May 13, 2023May 20, 2023May 27, 2023
  • Jun

    Jun 03, 2023Jun 10, 2023Jun 17, 2023Jun 24, 2023
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  • Sep

    Sep 02, 2023Sep 09, 2023Sep 16, 2023Sep 23, 2023Sep 30, 2023
  • Oct

    Oct 07, 2023Oct 14, 2023

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