- 7-day independent Adriatic cruise around the stunning Dalmatian Coast
- Dock at night in the mainland towns of Split, Makarska and Dubrovnik, as well as the islands of Korčula, Mljet and Hvar
- Cruise around the idyllic Elaphiti Islands and discover the charms of Olipa with its secluded coves
- Explore Mljet National Park if you wish, and then stroll around historical Hvar Town
- Full-board catering is included throughout the duration of your cruise
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What You Can Expect
Start with an airport transfer from Split Airport to the port in time for a 2pm check-in at your boat. Alternatively, if you are already in the city you can opt for a hotel-to-port transfer. Meet your host on board to hear a detailed breakdown of the itinerary throughout your cruise. All meals are included, and your host will give timings for each meal before leaving. Then, however you spend the rest of your time on your cruise is up to you!
Dock overnight in sleepy village ports or vibrant coastal towns, following a well-considered route that introduces you to both sides of the dazzling Dalmatian Coast. Party all night in the mainland towns of Split, Makarska and Dubrovnik (if you wish), and embrace tranquil sunsets on the islands of Korčula, Mljet and Makarska.
After boarding your cruise ship and checking your 7-day itinerary, the rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure. Maybe visit the neighborhood of Riva to get a taste for Split’s laid-back café culture, browse the craft stalls at Split Market or lounge on the city beaches.
Overnight: Dock at Split Port (mainland)
Day 2: Split – Brac – Omis – Makarska (B, L, D)
Enjoy breakfast on board your boat and then spend your morning in Split at leisure. Maybe take a stroll around the city center – part of the fascinating Diocletian Palace UNESCO World Heritage Site – and see incredible monuments like the Temple of Jupiter and Cathedral of St Duje.
Board your boat at Split Port at 2pm, and then set sail for the islands of Brac or Omis (depending on the weather conditions) – two gorgeous rocky outlets basking in the Adriatic, just off the coast of Croatia. Enjoy some free time on both of the islands to explore their pretty pebble beaches, and then continue cruising south to Makarska – a vibrant beach town back on Croatia’s mainland. Check in to your hotel in the late afternoon and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Dock at Markarska Port (mainland)
Day 3: Makarska – Hvar or Loviste – Korčula (B, L, D)
Enjoy breakfast on board and then cruise out of Makarska toward the island of Korčula. Stop on the way at either the coastal town of Lovište on the mainland’s Pelješac Peninsula, or at the island of Hvar. The location will be decided on the day of travel, but you’ll enjoy time for swimming in deep blue waters of the Adriatic at either destination.
Relax over lunch on your boat, and then arrive at Korčula in the afternoon. As one of the many alleged birthplaces of the intrepid 13th-century explorer Marco Polo, the island brims with history making it as culturally rich as it is aesthetically pleasing. Take a walk around the island’s Old Town to see sites like the Cathedral of St Mark or perhaps pay a visit to Vela Luka to see 20,000-year-old caves.
Overnight: Dock at Korčula Port
Day 4: Korčula – Olipa – Dubrovnik (B, L, D)
Relax over breakfast as your cruise ship glides away from Korčula Port, heading south to the neighboring island of Olipa – the westernmost isle in the Elaphiti Islands archipelago. This gloriously isolated, rocky outcrop gets relatively few visitors, so spend your time here making the most of the seclusion. Perhaps swim in its magical coves or take a stroll to see its cute little lighthouse on the island’s southernmost tip.
Hop back on board your boat and cruise back to the mainland, stopping at Croatia’s captivating city – Dubrovnik – in the late afternoon. Spend your evening getting acquainted with the city, perhaps discovering its world-famous nightlife scene.
Overnight: Dock at Dubrovnik Port (mainland)
Day 5: Dubrovnik – Elaphiti Islands – Mljet (B, L, D)
After breakfast, cruise back north to the Elaphiti Islands and spend most of your morning swimming in the sea and soaking up the scenery. The largely uninhabited cluster of tiny islands is the embodiment of a Mediterranean idyll with rocky coves and swaying palm trees set against the backdrop of a startling blue sea. Soak it all up and then head back to the boat for lunch.
Continue cruising to the equally enchanting island of Mljet and dock in Pomena, its main town. More akin to a fishing village, Pomena’s biggest draw is it charming harbor lined with historical fishing boats and slicker yachts. Stroll around, getting a feel for laid-back island life, or perhaps venture further out and explore beautiful Mljet National Park – Dalmatia’s most important protected area of land.
Overnight: Dock at Mljet Port
Day 6: Mljet – Hvar (B, L, D)
Cruise away from Mljet as you enjoy breakfast, and head north toward the island of Hvar. If time permits, then stop at Scedro, an island and nature park just south of Hvar. Unspoilt in every sense of the word, the island is one of the best places in the Adriatic to find secluded coves to swim in.
Enjoy lunch as you cruise to Hvar, and then perhaps take a stroll through the town to explore. Be sure to visit Hvar Pjaca – one of Dalmatia’s largest squares – and then wander along the glitzy seaside promenade that doubles up as Hvar Town’s main street. Stroll past the Arsenal building that houses one of the oldest European theaters – Hvar Historical Theatre – and pose for pictures in front Hvar’s Franciscan monastery with its elegant bell tower.
Overnight: Dock at Hvar Port
Day 7: Hvar – Brac – Split (B, L, D)
Savor an early breakfast as you leave Hvar and cruise back toward Split. Stop at the island of Brac for one last swim in the Adriatic and then head north. Enjoy lunch on board your boat and then arrive in Split in the afternoon. Use your time here to see anything that you may have missed before, like Bačvice Beach or stroll up Marjan Hill to marvel at panoramic views of the city from Vidilica Terrace.
Overnight: Dock at Split Port
Day 8: Split (B)
After breakfast on board, disembark your boat and then finish your tour with either a Split Airport transfer or hotel transfer.
This is an amazing trip...they let you go your own way but are always on hand with recommendations if you ask for them. Weather was beautiful and it was so relaxing watching the islands float by while sitting in a recliner on the deck in the shade! The ship is in great shape and the room is small but well-equipped.
A relaxing and enjoyable way to visit Croatia. The crew were very attentive, the food was good and the trip ticked all of the boxes.