Responsible tourism: Dubrovnik to Split small ship cruise
The management of these vessels is dedicated to sustainable tourism in Croatia and are passionate about raising awareness of environmental, economic and sustainable tourism policies in Croatia. They believe the promotion of environmental awareness in the region will have a prolonged and positive impact on the livelihoods of the local people and maintain Croatia as a sustainable tourism destination for future generations.
Our visits to Mljet National Park & The Benedictine monastery on St Mary Isle will help preserve them by putting a little funding directly into their coffers.
The vessels that we use are all built in Croatia, specifically for use in these waters. This ensures that the most appropriate local resources are used wherever possible, and that the vessels are all built to comply and exceed local environmental and sustainability regulations.
By using small ships to visit and stay in some of the smaller ports and villages, we are providing an opportunity for a boost to tourism without the need for potentially unwanted and inappropriate new hotels to be built, and without increasing road traffic.
Vast floating blocks of flats, otherwise known as cruise ships, arrive direct from Venice and spill their loads onto the Dubrovnik dock where they are met by a huge fleet of buses that whisk them for a couple of hours in the beautiful city. These monoliths cruise past one of Europe's most beautiful coastlines with barely a second glance, and without a thought to the places they are missing.
Our vessel, on the other hand, stops at many small ports and towns where we can fully enjoy some of the very best that Croatia has to offer. The money that we will spend in many of these smaller communities will help to preserve the fantastic heritage of these antique coastline.
By leaving our guests free to choose their own dining venues in the evenings, this ensures that a range of small restaurants and cafes will benefit from our guests spending.
Our vessels are captained and crewed by Croatians, and most of the produce served on board in sourced locally, sometimes from the crew’s family members. The vessels are built in Croatia, providing important employment for the local coastal shipbuilding industry.
The owners and managers of these vessels fund and operate a cruise every year for some of the disadvantaged children of Vukovar, scene of some of the worst fighting of the Balkans war.
Reviews of Dubrovnik to Split small ship cruise
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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Reviewed on 28 Aug 2016 by Louise Hiron
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Loved being able to travel around Croatia while being completely looked after. Fantastic swimming stops, amazing places to visit. Loved it.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Take your snorkels and inflatables to make those swimming stops extra fun.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes especially when we visited the smaller islands as it helps their economy.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?