Itinerary + Map

Day 1 Split – Makarska
Depart Split harbour at 13.00hrs, cruising through Brac Strait to the Makarska Riviera. Enjoy lunch onboard and spend the afternoon meeting your fellow passengers. Tonight, discover the charming coastal town of Makarska, a popular seaside resort.

Meals included: Lunch

Day 2 Makarska – Mljet
Your first stop this morning is in one of the picturesque bays on the Pelajesac Peninsula. After a swim, enjoy lunch and head towards the island of Mljet. According to Greek legend, Odysseus believed Mljet to be the most seductive of the Adriatic islands which has been enchanting visitors ever since. On arrival, you will have an opportunity to explore beautiful Mljet National Park. Get around by walking or hiring a bike, enjoy swims or visit a church and monastery grounds on the lake island of St Mary's.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 3 Mljet – Dubrovnik
After breakfast, continue your cruise to the jewel of the Adriatic. Few cities conjure stronger images of history, beauty and survival than the walled city of Dubrovnik. Start exploring right away on a guided walking tour to learn more about the city. The highlight is the Old Town, virtually unchanged since the 13th century, with a walk along the Stradun, the city’s main thoroughfare. After there is an option to take the cable car up Mt Srd for spectacular views over the town. The evening is at leisure for you to enjoy this magical city.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 4 Dubrovnik – Sipan / Trstenik
A late morning departure allows for a little further exploration of Dubrovnik. Depart for the island of Sipan, one of the small, unspoilt Elaphite Islands, or Trstenik on the Pelajesac Peninsula, both beautiful spots to enjoy an afternoon swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing. This evening gather for the Captain's dinner onboard.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 Sipan / Trstenik – Korcula
After breakfast, depart for Korcula, birthplace of Marco Polo featuring historic medieval architecture. On arrival in the late afternoon, you are free to discover this small town with its fortress and impressive city walls. The town and island itself are renowned for having more legends, stories and monuments than anywhere else on the Dalmatian coast. The evening is free for you to explore at your leisure and dine in one of the many konobas.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 6 Korcula – Hvar
Depart early morning and head towards the Pakleni Islands to enjoy a swim before being served lunch. In the late afternoon you arrive in the lively port of Hvar Town on the island of Hvar which is famous for its lavender fields and vineyards. Your time here is free to explore this historical town with its labyrinth of streets and famous Renaissance church. In the evening enjoy the abundance of restaurants, bars and cafes that line the port.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 7 Hvar – Split
As you cruise back towards Split, today’s highlight will be the island of Brac, one of the most popular Adriatic islands. Stop in Bol for a swim at one of Croatia’s most famous beaches, Zlatni Rat, whose shape is everchanging. On the way to Split, you may join an optional rafting excursion on the Cetina River. The evening is free in Split to discover the city’s Roman architecture, particularly the Diocletian’s Palace and enjoy this coastal city's restaurants and bars.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 8 Split
We hope you have enjoyed your Southern Explorer cruise. Farewell your fellow travellers as you disembark after breakfast.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • Cruise Manager
  • Daily cabin service
  • Fresh towels and bed linen mid week
  • Luggage handling
  • 8 day cruise in a sea-view cabin
  • Exclusions: Tourist taxes and port fees (approx. EUR60 per person per week – to be paid locally), National Park fees (approx. EUR 25 per person), transfers, gratuities and optional excursions.
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 7 lunches
  • Captain’s Dinner
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • Complimentary water from dispenser
  • Complimentary afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits
  • Guided tour of:
    Dubrovnik

Pricing

Prices are per person in GBP

Date Twin/Double Single Triple
Standard Cabin, Lower Deck Standard Cabin, Main/Upper Deck Standard Cabin, Lower Deck Standard Cabin, Main/Upper Deck Standard Cabin, Lower Deck Standard Cabin, Main/Upper Deck
18 May 2024
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25 May 2024
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Enquiry £895 £720 £1,055 £845 £1,350 £1,075 £1,580 £1,270 £810 £650 £950 £765
01 Jun 2024
First Class Vessel
Enquiry £1,110 £1,215 £1,665 £1,820 £995 £1,095
08 Jun 2024
First Class Vessel
Enquiry £1,110 £1,215 £1,665 £1,820 £995 £1,095
15 Jun 2024
First Class Vessel
Enquiry £1,165 £1,050 £1,320 £1,185 £1,745 £1,570 £1,980 £1,785 £1,050 £945 £1,185 £1,070
22 Jun 2024
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29 Jun 2024
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20 Jul 2024
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03 Aug 2024
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24 Aug 2024
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07 Sep 2024
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21 Sep 2024
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05 Oct 2024
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12 Oct 2024
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19 Oct 2024
First Class Vessel
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Ship Information

First-Class (Un-named)

Affordable comfort and value:  A great option if you seek a great value comfortable Croatian cruise. These cruises are popular with a range of travellers from for young to old, couples, friends and families. The boats in this category are steel hulled, and all the cabins have a private en-suite. Air conditioning is available in the public areas at a minimum. In this category the exact ship for each cruise is not allocated until approximately one to two weeks prior to departure. The vessels allocated are all similar and usually launched 12-15 years ago or refurbished. Expect simple but very comfortable cabins and public areas and a relaxed atmosphere on-board. The images below are representative of various boats used in this category.

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