Deluxe Superior Package

Adriatic Explorer Deluxe Superior Cruise 2024

Dubrovnik - Korčula - Metković - Split - Krka NP - Šibenik - Zadar - Rab - Opatija

Epic landscapes, old cultures and laid back charm. Experience it all cruising along the spectacular Croatian coastline and islands on lavishly designed Deluxe Superior vessels. This cruise from Dubrovnik to Opatija visits some of the best of Croatian islands and coastline with numerous services and wine & gourmet experiences included in the package.

Check in DUBROVNIK on SATURDAY from 1200HRS, departs Gruž Port at 1300HRS​
Check out OPATIJA on SATURDAY after breakfast

KL Deluxe Superior Small Ships
Larger & amongst the best small ships on the Adriatic, new or refurbished after 2016. Built from high quality wood, glass, marble, stainless steel or similar, minimum length 47m. Spacious Sun Deck, hot tub, lavishly designed A/C double or twin cabins with ensuite, toiletries, hair dryer, wardrobe cabinet, slippers, deposit box. Cabins 15-20m2.

Code: K1

MS Black Swan      MS Markan      MS Infinity      MS Aurelia

MS Ave Maria      MS Futura      MS Riva      MS Rhapsody

MS Adriatic Sky      MS Avangard      MS Adriatic Sun

MS Maritimo      MS Nautilus

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Dubrovnik - Korčula

Departure at 1300HRS towards Korčula, an island also known as the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo, with a swim stop and lunch on board. Korčula Town is commonly referred to be a ‘miniature Dubrovnik’, as it is encased by medieval stone ramparts and towers. Sightseeing with a local guide through the old town and tiny streets, built in a fishbone pattern for a reason you will hear about during the guided tour. Lots of simple taverns, restaurants, and cool cocktail bars for chill-out time. Overnight in Korčula. (L)

Day 2
Korčula - Metković

Today, discover one of the last remaining wetland deltas in Europe. Cruise to Metković, on the banks of the river Neretva after which the delta is named. Here, mandarins grow by the water channels. Take a barge ride to explore the groves, the flora and fauna, wild birds, and the traditional way of life of the Neretva people. There’s a delightful ‘time warp’ feeling like nowhere else on the coast. Narona archaeological museum in Vid, which you visit, was formally inaugurated in 2007 as the first Croatian ‘in situ’ museum exhibiting the remains of a Roman temple named Augusteum with 17 marble statues, some outsized and some of the natural height. This is where the ancient Illyrians, Greeks, and Romans once sailed; and according to legend, the pirates of Neretva planned their raids on enemy galleys. Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board is scheduled for this evening. Overnight in Metković. (B, L, D)

Day 3
Metković - Split

From Metković the cruise continues toward Split, the capital of the Dalmatia region; the second-largest city in Croatia with the famous Diocletian’s palace, a UNESCO-protected Heritage Site, chosen by the Roman Emperor Diocletian as a retirement spot. Upon arrival, a local guide takes you for a walk through the historic and buzzing old town centre and to the market. Overnight in Split. (B, L)

Day 4
Split - Krka Waterfalls - Šibenik

Wine and waterfalls! Cruise towards Skradin, then board a coach. The first stop is the local winery for wine tasting and light tapas lunch. Back in Skradin, walk through the Krka Waterfalls National Park and visit “Skradinski Buk”. Jaw-droppingly beautiful, this is the most popular of the Krka waterfalls. There are 17 waterfalls, with cascades up to 100m wide, and the Krka River tumbles 45.7 meters. The afternoon destination is Šibenik, a town situated in the very central part of Croatia’s Adriatic coast. Explore the glorious Old Town, the cultural monuments and the most famous sight, the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of St James. Wander and discover the historic core and waterfront or enjoy some good boutique shopping. Dinner on board and overnight in Šibenik. (B, T, D)

Day 5
Šibenik - Zadar

After breakfast, leave for Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia, famous for its rich historical heritage of world importance. There is history at every turn; the Roman Forum from the 1st Century; St Donat church from the 9th century, the most famous medieval basilica, and the symbol of the city. The mighty city walls encase the old town and there is a representative City Gate from the 16th century. Among many museums, the Museum of Ancient Glass stands out together with over 30 churches and majestic family palaces and villas. On the waterfront, the award-winning Sea Organ and ‘Greeting to the Sun’ light installations show the funky side of Zadar. Overnight in Zadar. (B, L)

Day 6
Zadar - Rab

Departure towards Rab, known as the ‘island of love’, and the Old Town of the same name. Guided city tour including the medieval walls and the famous four towers (maybe climb one of them later), together with palaces, churches, and squares. There’s a slight Montmartre feel with many artists painting and exhibiting out on the streets. Legend has it that local nuns created a special Rab cake for a visiting Pope, you will sample this after the tour. The recipe remains forever secret. Overnight in Rab. (B, L, T)

Day 7
Rab - Opatija

The famous Opatija Riviera is often compared to the French Riviera and the magnificent views of it from the sea follow ahead. Royal families, celebrities, and musicians have visited and stayed in Opatija. The experienced guide will tell you about the magnificent history of Opatija and show you its most precious monuments. Walk the famous Franz Joseph promenade, Lungomare to the fishermen's village of Volosko, home to some of the best seafood restaurants in Croatia; or enjoy Kraš Choco bar to try exclusive chocolate cocktails, cakes, or ice cream. There’s a real café-society here. Overnight in the port of Opatija. (B, L)

Day 8

Gather for one final breakfast on the vessel, followed by goodbyes with the crew and new friends, before they see you off in Opatija. (B)


  • Shared airport transfer at prescheduled times Day 1
  • 7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin
  • Welcome Reception & Cocktail
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 1 Dinner (B, L, D)
  • 1 Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment (D)
  • Wine Tasting & Light Tapas Lunch in a Local Winery (T)
  • Rab Cake Tasting in Rab (T)
  • Olive Oil & Wine Tasting Onboard
  • Fresh fruit, tea & coffee after lunch daily
  • Water dispenser
  • Barge excursion & visit to Narona Museum in Metković
  • Cruise Director
  • Daily cabin service
  • Daily towel change, midweek bed linen change
  • Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
  • Visitor taxes & Port fees
  • Porterage


  • Korčula
  • Split
  • Zadar
  • Rab
  • Opatija


  • Metković - Narona Museum
  • Krka Waterfalls - National Park


Optional Excursion (booked & paid direct, price subject to change)

  • Korčula Village Dinner €40-55 per person approx

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
VIP CabinsTwinSingle Upper/Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Sat 28 Sep 24Sat 05 Oct 24
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Important Notes

Upper Deck Cabins are above the Main Deck
​Main Deck Cabins are on the Main Deck
Lower Deck Cabins are in the hull of the ship, below the Main Deck
VIP Cabins are on the Main or Upper Deck, on limited vessels and departures
Upper & Main Deck Cabins are allocated according to availability

Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions, crowding or other circumstances out of his control. Departures are guaranteed for minimum 10 participants. Cruise Operator reserves the right to cancel or change the ship name if necessary. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form onboard). Guests are not permitted to bring beverages onboard the vessel that have been purchased onshore. All drinks must be purchased onboard. In the event of inappropriate behaviour the Cruise Operator and Captain reserves the right to disembark guests. Most arrival times in port are in the late afternoon.

Port taxes, entrance fees, sightseeing and excursions (if not included in the package) must be paid in local currency upon arrival.

Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian Ports, multiple ships are moored side by side. This makes it necessary to cross from one ship to the other where there are gaps in between each ship. Special care must be taken at all times when crossing between the ships, and guests do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. View from cabin windows and balconies may be obstructed when moored in port and alongside other ships. Cruises are not recommended for those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

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