SpecialTraditional Ensuite Package

Southern Explorer Traditional Ensuite Cruise 2024

Split - Makarska - Mljet NP - Dubrovnik - Šipan - Korčula - Hvar - Bol - Split

Small Ship Cruising is a unique way to experience Croatia’s pristine coast so pack light and hop onboard. Southern Dalmatia is hiding lots of gems waiting to be explored by adventurers, seekers of intact nature and incredibly beautiful beaches, wine lovers, and history buffs. The perfect blend of culture and adventure ensures no traveller leaves without a smile on their face, stunning photos on their phones, and happy memories that last forever.

Check in SPLIT on SATURDAYS from 1100HRS, departs Split Port at 1300HRS​
​Check out SPLIT on SATURDAYS after breakfast

KL Traditional Ensuite Small Ships
Traditional wooden small ships, A/C cabins with private shower/toilet, mostly bunk beds, A/C salon.  Name of vessel will be advised at time of arrival.​

Code: K1 KL2

MS Dalvin            MS Dalmatinac            MS Lopar            MS Plomin

MS Viktorija            MS Dalmatinka            MS Adonis            MS Toma  

MS Kalipsa            MS Moja Maja          MS Nikola            MS Labrador

MS Panorama

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Split - Makarska

At 1300HRS departure from Split Port (late arrivals can join in Makarska) southwards, towards Makarska. Lunch is served while cruising along the Dalmatian coast. Afternoon swim stop in one of the secluded bays enroute. For adrenaline lovers, there’s an optional zipline ride over the Cetina River Canyon. Enjoy Makarska in the evening. Stroll the waterfront with its wide promenade, a pathway out to a lighthouse and some cool bars. The main square is home to an impressive church and other monuments and sights. Overnight in the port of Makarska. (L)

Day 2
Makarska - Mljet

Early morning departure towards Mljet, with a swim stop on the Pelješac Peninsula. Part of Mljet Island is a National Park (entrance fee to be paid on the spot). In the afternoon, plan to visit its seawater lakes, the peaceful, tiny, St Mary’s Island in the middle of the large lake, the church, and the monastery. Walk or hire a bike to explore these stunning lakes. Overnight in the port of Polača or Pomena. (B, L)

Day 3
Mljet - Dubrovnik

After breakfast, depart towards Dubrovnik, the most famous town in Croatia and, for many, the highlight of this cruise. The Irish writer George Bernard Shaw called Dubrovnik ‘heaven on earth’. Unbelievable views of the surroundings along the way, enjoy and admire the beautiful stretch of the coast. Upon arrival, explore on your own or join an optional guided city tour, followed by an optional cable car ride up to the Srđ Mountain for spectacular views of the Old Town. Do not miss Stradun, both a street and a square in the Old Town, and walk at least part of the 1,940m long city walls which have protected Dubrovnik during earthquakes and attacks. Overnight in the port of this magical town. (B, L)

Day 4
Dubrovnik - Šipan or Trstenik

Late morning departure towards the island of Šipan or the small town of Trstenik on the Pelješac Peninsula. Gorgeous spots for an afternoon swim and time at leisure with the possibility of visiting a local winery. Overnight in the port. (B, L)

Day 5
Šipan or Trstenik - Korčula

After breakfast, depart towards the Island of Korčula, one of the famous islands in the Dubrovnik region. It’s the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Lunch on board in a bay near the Korčula town. The encircling town walls and bastions date back to the 13th Century, and there are some lovely churches and museums. Join an optional sightseeing of the Korčula Town, or an optional wine and local appetizer tasting at a local winery, before dining in one of the numerous seafront restaurants or konobas on your own. Overnight in the port of Korčula. (B, L)

Day 6
Korčula - Hvar

Early departure towards the Paklinski Islands near Hvar (the longest island in the Adriatic) for lunch and a swimming stop. Later, there is an optional afternoon sightseeing of Hvar, which resembles a film set. The Renaissance cathedral has its original tower and the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded in 1612. For those in good shape, Hvar offers an additional challenge, on the hill above the town, the fortress Španjola has dominated for centuries, strong and stable. Discover history once again, this time from a new dimension. Restless individuals always looking for fun will also find their empire here; numerous restaurants and bars are open late into the night. Don’t forget to buy some island lavender from local stalls. Overnight in Hvar. (B, L)

Day 7
Hvar - Bol - Split

The next stop is the Island of Brač. The most famous, and most photographed, beach in Dalmatia is Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) near Bol. Famous for its ever-changing shape, a shingle bar that moves according to the wind. Great place for a swim stops. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village that kept the atmosphere despite becoming a popular tourist spot. After lunch, on the way to Split, it is possible to join the optional river rafting excursion on the Cetina River. The approach to the Split Riviera is wonderful and offers the best views from on board. Upon arrival, join the optional guided tour of Split, a monumental city which together with the famous Roman Diocletian’s Palace is under UNESCO protection. Split is full of bistros and restaurant serving local specialities. Cool bars too. (B, L)

Day 8
Split

An early breakfast before the final goodbyes to the new friends and crew, and check out. (B)

Inclusions

  • 7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin
  • 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches (B, L)
  • Water dispenser
  • Cruise Director
  • Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)

Exclusions

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation

  • Tourist Taxes & Port Fees €60 per person approx
  • Mljet National Park Entrance Fee €25 per person approx

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
Upper/Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Sat 13 Jul 24Sat 20 Jul 24
$1,735$2,600$1,635$2,455
Sat 27 Jul 24Sat 03 Aug 24
$1,735$2,600$1,635$2,455
Sat 14 Sep 24Sat 21 Sep 24
$1,735$2,600$1,635$2,455
Sat 19 Oct 24Sat 26 Oct 24
$1,350$2,020$1,155$1,735
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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
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.

Disclaimer
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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