About Dalmatian Cruises from Split
Experience Croatia’s natural beauty & rich cultural heritage aboard this selection of cruises.
Activity code: CRC13/19
Duration: 8 Days
The 'Classic' and 'Luxury' Dalmatian Cruises are high quality, fully-inclusive journeys departing Omis on Saturdays throughout the summer. The itinerary is designed to give you a variety of scenery and sightseeing time in the waters of the Southern Adriatic. With or without the attractive excursion package you will still have enough time to relax, swim and explore mediaeval towns, islands and mainland. Excellent tour guides at your destinations will give you an insight into the culture, history, customs and cuisine of Dalmatia. Moreover, you will be able to see, feel, hear and taste the Croatian way of life - Croatia’s past blended with the present.
CLASSIC CRUISE - ref. C19
You will be cruising on board the M/S "Adriatic Pearl", a high comfort cruise ship with air-conditioned cabins, a welcoming, carefully chosen professional staff and a dedicated Cruise Director. The M/S Adriatic Pearl was commissioned in 2012 and refurbished in 2018; it is 41m long, 8.5m wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. Total capacity is 40 persons with 18 ensuite cabins on the main and lower deck, all air-conditioned.
LUXURY CRUISE - ref. C13
The luxury class MS Agape Rose was commissioned in 2017; it is 48.5 m long, 8.5 m wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. Her capacity is 38 persons. She has 19 ensuite cabins on the main and lower deck, all are fully air-conditioned with LCD TV.
Cabin furnishings include a cupboard, a cabinet and a window or a porthole. All cabins are equipped with power sockets; bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower, WC, hairdryer and a vanity sink unit.
CABIN LOCATIONS & SIZES:
OTHER PARTS OF BOAT: on the main deck and the upper deck there is one bathroom with showers. Upper deck houses a fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant that sits all guests at the same time with a fully equipped bar and LCD TV. At the rear of the boat you can find a shaded lounge area with club tables and comfortable sofas. Top deck, also called the "sun deck" offers 155 m2 of space and is equipped with sun loungers, also WI-FI is available free of charge in the salon and in the rear part of the boat.
Cabin furnishings include a cupboard, a cabinet and a window or a porthole. All cabins are equipped with power plugs, LCD TV, safe. Bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower, WC, hairdryer and a vanity with a sink.
CABIN LOCATIONS & SIZES:
OTHER PARTS OF BOAT: on the main deck and the upper deck there is one bathroom with showers. Upper deck houses a fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant that sits all guests at the same time with a fully equipped bar and LCD TV. At the rear of the boat you can find a shaded lounge area with club tables and comfortable sofas. Top deck, also called the "sun deck" offers 170 m2 of space and is equipped with sun loungers and jacuzzi, also WI-FI is available free of charge in the salon and in the rear part of the boat.
Embark at any time after 14:00. Over a welcome drink and snack, meet your Cruise Director and crew who will acquaint you with the onboard rules and safety measures. Your journey begins with a dinner onboard and overnight in Omiš.
Waking up to the dramatic backdrop of the charming town of Omiš will probably entice you to travel up the river Cetina and through its canyon in the optional tour. * Later, you will be able to compare this bit of hinterland with the lovely island of Brač, the homeland of ‘Croatian marble’. You may have seen this high-quality limestone before on the front of the White House in Washington DC or the Bundestag in Berlin, but the optional tour* to the still-operating stonemasonry school in Pučišća gives you the chance to learn more about shaping this stone. Back on the mainland you'll stop in Split. Whether you explore on your own or join the optional walking tour*, don’t miss the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian. Originally planned as his retirement estate, today it is the lively centre of Croatia’s second largest city. Dinner on board and overnight in Split.
* Split Walking tour – optional walking tour package
* Stonemasonry School in Pučišća town – optional walking tour package
** Optional excursion: Cetina river
Many believe that it would be impossible to surpass the beauty of the Croatian coastline but there are sites on the Croatian mainland which surely parallel it, such as the Krka River and its stunning estuary.
A coach trip brings you to the small town of Skradin, guardian of the mouth of River Krka, and the gateway to its National Park. Here tumbling waterfalls fall into calm lakes, and around every corner is a photo opportunity. We recommend a visit here before heading back to the coast to visit the gem of Trogir, a little island with a bridge to the mainland. Explore its narrow streets showcasing stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage. Trogir is protected by UNESCO, just like the Cathedral of St. James at your next stop, Šibenik. With the towering fortress of St Michael, Šibenik is a sight to behold from every perspective. An optional walking tour* will introduce you to Šibenik's interesting history and present day. Wander through its stone alleyways at your leisure and take your pick from many great restaurants. Overnight in Šibenik.
*Šibenik Walking tour – optional walking tour package
Enjoy the stunning waterfront of Šibenik as you navigate the narrow channel of St. Anthony out to the open seas. Today you will sail to the island of Vis. You’ll recognize its main settlement, the town of Vis, by numerous masts criss-crossed over the image of its seafront facades. Comprised of the newer, 19th-century harbour area, and the historic, medieval corner, the past of Vis spans over two millennia, hence the colourful array of heritage in this small settlement ranging from a Greek cemetery and Roman baths to an English fort and Yugoslav militia tributes. Join an optional guided tour* to get insight into the tumultuous history of Vis and getting some ideas on what to do that evening. Overnight in Vis.
** Optional excursion: Island of Vis
Enjoy breakfast with a view and a morning sail to Hvar, officially the sunniest of all 1200 Croatian islands. This favourite to the jet-set has a wealth of UNESCO-listed heritage, so consider joining the optional guided tour*. Then, hop over to Korčula Island, one of the largest islands in the Adriatic, known for its signature lush dark forests. You’ll know Korčula was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you set your eyes on the many lion statues on the town’s facades and gates, inter-twined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will get see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. The alleged home of the famous traveller, Marco Polo, is bound to charm you whether you explore it on your own or on an optional walking tour*. Overnight in Korčula.
* Hvar Walking tour – optional walking tour package
* Korčula Walking tour – optional walking tour package
Continue to another green island, this time Mljet. The National Park on the island is home to two saltwater lakes connected to the sea via a narrow canal. Nature lovers will get a thrill from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking to the small inlet in the centre of the lake, charming with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Alternatively, join the optional excursion – highly recommended! Enjoy lunch on board followed by a refreshing dip before setting sail back to the mainland and the small settlement of Slano. Near Slano, the small town of Ston's claim to fame is its potent wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. The optional tour the Taste of Dalmatia* highlights all these treasures, but you can also just relax in Slano, where you are docked overnight.
** Optional excursion: Mljet National Park
** Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia
After breakfast sail to Croatia’s southernmost gem, the world-renowned Dubrovnik. You'll sail beneath its mighty walls, much in the same way its enemies and allies used to, before dropping anchor in the port of Gruž. The optional walking tour* of Dubrovnik Old Town takes you past the city's landmarks; you'll stroll down the same streets as the cast and crew of Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood. You'll be transported back in time to when this was an independent republic, once which rivalled the Venetian Republic. Enjoy an evening of romance, glitz and glamour, as you will be staying in Dubrovnik overnight.
* Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruž) to the Old town – optional walking tour package
Enjoy your breakfast before disembarking the ship by 9am.
Walking tour package – (UKP) £ 85 per person (pre-booked only):
Optional excursions (pay locally):
Rates do not include:
One week's cruising from Dubrovnik on m/s Adriatic Pearl. Price based on 2 sharing a lower deck cabin in low season. 3rd person reduction - 40%; single supplement - 50%.
Prices from £792
Full Board Supplement: £ 153 per person
All prices are per person