- 8-day Croatia cruise from Dubrovnik
- Visit several stunning Adriatic Islands including Mljet, Brač, Lopud and Lokrum
- Explore the pine-covered hillsides and lush vineyards of Hvar Island
- Stop by Korčula Island, said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo
- Take a refreshing dip in natural swimming pools on the Pelješac Peninsula
- Spend time at lively restaurants and bars in Makarska
- Enjoy guided tours or free time to explore on your own at each destination
The next day, journey to Hvar Island, once ruled by the Venetian Republic in the Middle Ages. This island is full of freshwater springs, pretty hillsides, vineyards, orchards and picturesque lavender fields.
Continue the following day to Bol on Brač Island to lounge on the beach and see the highest mountain of all the Adriatic islands. Then, cross Makarska Riviera, a stretch of the Croatia coast, to discover the nightlife scene in Makarska.
On your fifth day, visit Korčula Island, said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, and the following day, stop to swim in Trstenik on the Pelješac Peninsula, famous for its wine culture. Continue to Šipanska Luka on Šipan for an overnight stay before heading to the island of Lopud, where you can spend time lounging on the beach.
Your next stops include Lokrum Island, a nature reserve, and Lopud, with pristine beaches that beg to be lounged on. From atop Lokrum Hill, home to Fort Royal, a 19th-century French fort, admire incredible views of Dubrovnik, the seaside resort of Cavtat and the Elafiti Islands.
Some meals are included, as well as accommodation on the ship’s lower, main or upper deck. In each destination, you’ll take a guided tour or have free time to discover the area’s wonders on your own.
Your state-of-the-art M/Y Mali Ante cruise ship has a capacity to hold 38 to 42 people. All cabins boast air conditioning, and have their own bathrooms. The cruise ship also features a comfortable air-conditioned saloon, separate bar and a lower diving platform so that you can go sea-swimming if you wish! The cruise sails out on Monday but you may embark on Saturday or Sunday.
Please note: The listed price does not include a city tax, payable at the time of cruise check-in. The tax is required by the ship and is not within our control.
When you meet at the Dubrovnik port, you’ll be welcomed on board by your friendly captain and the crew. Then, begin your journey along the Adriatic Sea to several amazing Croatia locations. Enjoy dinner on board before settling in for the night in your cozy room.
Overnight: Cruise ship in Dubrovnik
Day 2: Dubrovnik – Pomena (Island of Mljet) (L)
Cruise to Pomena, a hidden port on idyllic Mljet, one of the many Adriatic islands. Hop off the ship to explore the island, covered in pine and oak trees, and learn about its history in the legends of Odyssey.
Lunch will be served on board, after which you can take a walk and visit the two saltwater lakes – some of the most visited attractions on the island -- or discover isolated natural pools for a refreshing swim.
If you wish, you may explore Mljet National Park (own expense) on your own.
Overnight: Cruise ship in Pomena
Day 3: Pomena – Island of Hvar (L)
Today's journey will take you to the island of Hvar, once a center of the Venetian Republic in the Middle Ages. Hop off the ship to explore this island, featuring a large fertile coastal plain, freshwater springs, pine-covered hillsides, vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields.
Visit the cathedral, a Franciscan monastery, a fortress and a theater. Enjoy lunch back on board and then have free time to explore more on your own.
Overnight: Cruise ship in Hvar
Day 4: Hvar – Bol (Island of Brac) – Makarska (L)
In the morning, head to Brač Island, home to Vidova Gora, the highest mountain of all the Adriatic islands. Spend time lounging on the beach and then enjoy lunch on board.
In the afternoon, the ship will continue to the Makarska Riviera, a stretch of the Croatian coast. Here, visit the town of Makarska and enjoy an amazing view of the Biokovo mountains topped by the peak of St George. When night falls, stop by the many bars or restaurants for a glimpse into local nightlife.
Overnight: Cruise ship in Makarska
Day 5: Makarska – Korčula (B, L)
After breakfast, you’ll cruise east around the island of Hvar, through the Strait of Pelješac and on to the Island of Korčula, which is said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. Have lunch on board and then explore Korčula Old Town, located on a small headland featuring Venetian architecture in its defensive walls.
Overnight: Cruise ship in Korčula
Day 6: Korčula – Pelješac Peninsula – Šipanska Luka (Island of Šipan) (L)
Today will bring you to the Pelješac Peninsula, famous for its vineyards that cultivate the red wines of Dingac and Postup. Stop on the peninsula to visit Trstenik for some swimming.
In the late afternoon, enjoy lunch on board and then continue to Šipanska Luka on the island of Šipan.
Overnight: Cruise ship in Šipanska Luka
Day 7: Šipanska Luka – Island of Lopud – Lokrum Island – Dubrovnik (B, L)
After breakfast, cruise to the island of Lopud, where you can spend time lounging on the pristine beaches. Enjoy lunch and then continue to Lokrum Island, a premier swimming spot among locals. In 1964, this island was declared a Managed Nature Reserve and then later a Special Forest Vegetation Reserve.
Head to Mrtvo More, a small lake on the island that feeds in from the sea. Then, on Lokrum Hill, stop by Fort Royal, an interesting fortress built in the shape of a star by the French in 1806. From here, marvel at great views of Dubrovnik, the seaside resort of Cavtat and the Elafiti Islands.
In the late afternoon, you’ll return to Dubrovnik for your last overnight stay on the cruise ship.
Overnight: Cruise ship in Dubrovnik
Day 8: Dubrovnik (B)
Reminisce on your amazing Croatia experience while enjoying breakfast. You’ll then disembark the ship to conclude your cruise.