Discover the idyllic Croatian archipelago and Dalmatian Coast on a 7-night cruise from Split. In the day, use your free time for cool-down dips in the sea and dock overnight in the mainland towns of Split and Dubrovnik and the islands of Hvar, Mljet, Omis and Korčula. With only 18 cabins, the boat is just the right size to get up close to the tinier, secluded islands that the bigger vessels can’t reach. Enjoy half-board catering in your cruise, and optional excursions and tours at your own expense, if you wish.
- 7-night independent Adriatic cruise around the stunning Dalmatian Coast
- Dock at night in the mainland towns of Split and Dubrovnik, as well as the islands of Korčula, Mljet, Hvar and more
- Cruise around the idyllic Elaphiti Islands and stop to swim and sunbathe
- Enjoy an included excursion to Montenegro via the Gulf of Kotor
- Explore Mljet National Park if you wish, and then stroll around historical Hvar Town
- Enjoy half-board catering for the duration of your cruise
Aboard the intimately sized, MS Adriatic Princess, you have everything you need to cruise around the Adriatic in comfort. The boat also has a dining area, bar and a sizeable deck that’s the perfect place to top up your tan as you cruise.
To begin your experience, make use of an airport transfer to the port, and embark at the start of the afternoon. Or, start with a transfer to the port from your hotel. Once on board, meet your host to learn about your full itinerary.
Your cruise includes half-board catering so you can enjoy breakfasts and lunches (except on day 5 when you will be served breakfast and dinner). The rest of your time on the boat is free time, and how you enjoy it is down to you. Enjoy one included excursion to Montenegro, and take part in other daily tours and guided excursions at your own expense, if you wish. Read the Itinerary for details.
Day 1: (Saturday) Split
Boarding starts at 1pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and snack on board, and get a chance to meet your cruise director and the crew. After a safety briefing and some free time to settle in, have dinner on board and see the city one last time before the morning departure.
Overnight in Split.
Day 2: (Sunday) Split – Hvar – Vela Luka
After breakfast, opt for a Split walking tour with a guide who will show you the Diocletian Palace, built over 1,700 years ago. Since then, the UNESCO-listed Old Town has developed around the palace, creating a unique urban landscape.
Set sail toward Hvar, known as the sunniest island in Croatia, famous for its lavender and rosemary fields, scenic coastline, and historical towns. Upon arrival, debark with your guide for a walk around the ancient streets.
Afterward, head to Korcula Island. Along the way, stop for a swim by the Pakleni Islands. Enjoy a snack of Dalmatian fried fish before arriving in Vela Lula (Korcula Island) in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Vela Luka (Korcula Island).
Day 3: (Monday) Vela Luka – Pomena – Slano
After leaving Vela Luka, your captain will anchor in one of the scenic bays so you can hop in for a swim in the Adriatic, surrounded by pine trees and the sound of crickets. Continue sailing to Pomena on the island of Mljet, home to a national park known for its two turquoise lakes surrounded by thick forest.
Enjoy plenty of free time to explore the park, renting bikes or jogging on the paths around the lakes or in the forests. If you feel like relaxing, you can take a boat ride to a tiny island in one of the lakes, home to a monastery and 12th-century church. Depart for Slano in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Slano.
Day 4: (Tuesday) Slano – Dubrovnik
After breakfast you are free to take the optional Taste of Dalmatia tour, where you will visit Ston, a small town famous for its city walls (the longest in Europe), followed by a visit to a local winery. Later, sail to Lopud Island for a short swim before continuing to Dubrovnik and Gruž.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 5: (Wednesday) Dubrovnik – Excursion to Montenegro
Enjoy an excursion to Montenegro after breakfast. Located less than an hour's drive from Dubrovnik, Montenegro offers stunning beaches and mountain scenery. Arrive in the Gulf of Kotor, one of the earliest inhabited areas, with evidences of civilization dating from Illyrian, Roman, and early Christian periods.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 6: (Thursday) Dubrovnik – Elaphite Islands – Korčula
Morning departure from Dubrovnik to Korčula. On the way to Korcula, stop for a swim and relax on one of the Elafiti Islands. Lunch will be served on board before the late afternoon arrival to Korcula, the alleged birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Then enjoy a walk around the town of Korcula with your guide. Learn about its history, architecture, and the legend of Marco Polo who spent his childhood in the streets of Korcula.
Day 7: (Friday) Korčula – Brac – Omis
Sail toward Brač. Your captain will anchor along the way for a swim in a secluded bay, after which you will continue your journey toward Pucisca. After docking at Pucisca, visit a stone-masonry school nearby where you will learn about Brac limestone.
Continue to Omiš, known for its scenic Cetina canyon. Opt to take a Cetina River trip, followed by dinner on board.
Overnight in Omis.
Day 8: (Saturday) Omis – Split
Early morning departure from Omis toward Split. Debark after breakfast.