Southern Croatia cruise in comfort

“An 8 day odyssey around some of Croatia’s most stunning islands, on board a small ship with max 40 passengers. A cruising holiday loves the land as much as the water. ”

Highlights

Split | Makarska | Mljet National Park | Korcula Island | Dubrovnik | Sipan | Trstenik | Hvar Island | Brac Island | Zlatni Rat beach

Description of Southern Croatia cruise in comfort

One of the finest ways to take in Southern Croatia, its coves, islands and culturally rich cities, is on board a small cruise boat, travelling in comfort and style but with only 40 passengers on board. This Southern Croatia cruise begins and ends in the ancient harbour of Split, with plenty of time built into your itinerary to explore the city’s magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site. The centre of this is the Roman built Diocletian's Palace with a maze of other ancient archaeological wonders all around it.

From Split we set sail to discover the islands of Southern Croatia and this stunning Dalmatian coast. Such as Korcula, famous for being the island where Marco Polo was born. And, with its ancient, fortified centre, is sometimes called a mini Dubrovnik. Or Hvar which, as well as being famous for sailing chic, is also home to some stunning ancient fishing towns, remote and idyllic bays for swimming in and lavender fields. And Mljet Island, a stunning mixture of pine wooded hills, sandy beaches and also two salt water lakes in the interior. All protected by the Mljet National Park.

On all of these islands, and more, we stop to take in some wonderful local experiences, many of which include food and wine, as Croatia is brimming with local produce and also many local tavernas hugging the waterfront. Wine tastings at various island vineyards is one of our favourite things to do on our trips. As is our stop off in Dubrovnik, surely the most magnificent medieval city on the Mediterranean.

Other details

For these Croatia cruises, we use a variety of small vessels, all with comfortable, ensuite and spacious accommodation as well as excellent deck facilities. Sleeping maximum 40 passengers so you will never feel overcrowded. Scroll down to see some photos of the ships that we use on these trips. We love having families on board and children under ten will be given a 50 per cent discount, although we do advise checking to see what family accommodation is available. You will also have plenty of family time, with only one dinner on board, and the rest of evening meals are on shore, exploring local restaurants and tavernas. Breakfasts, lunches and one dinner are included in the price of the holiday.

Solo travellers are also most welcome, sharing a cabin with another solo traveller of the same gender, or for a solo supplement of 50% for their own cabin.

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Southern Croatia cruise in comfort

Environment

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.

Community

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. 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.

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.

20 Reviews of Southern Croatia cruise in comfort

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Reviewed on 23 Oct 2017 by

The best part was Croatia itself. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2017 by

I liked the fact that there was enough time for activities ( hiking, swimming, sightseeing), traveling and relaxation. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Oct 2017 by

Wonderful places, weather and company. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Oct 2017 by

My lasting impression? ...we were all, including the crew, 'one happy family' having a great time in a beautiful part of the world. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2017 by

There were many highlights. Stopping in a different place every afternoon, getting of the yacht and going to explore the island and having dinner at different restaurants every night. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Sep 2017 by

The most memorable was sailing into Dubrovnik and later doing the Game of Thrones tour. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Sep 2017 by

Hvar and Kracula were amazing island and definitely worth a second visit. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2017 by

We were able to start the day together over breakfast and come back together later in the day and share our adventures. The size of this cruise (40 people max) was great, the other travellers friendly, and the staff and facilities were fantastic! Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2017 by

The whole holiday was fantastic. The boat ----the crew---the journey---the food-- the country and other passengers from all over the world. The planned journey was excellent----Split-Dubrovnic plus all of the islands. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Jun 2017 by

The whole experience was lovely. The crew were great as was the tour rep on board. All the passengers on board from all nationalities joined in and we had a wonderful time together. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2017 by

The swimming from the boat in crystal clear water was the best highlight. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2017 by

The highlight of the trip for me was walking around the walls of Dubrovnik. The cruise ship, Spalato, was wonderful with a comfortable shady deck where you can sit and watch the amazing scenery go by. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Jul 2017 by

The highlight was the water along the Dalmatian coast is so crystal clear - beautiful swimming. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 May 2017 by

The people we met, the villages and small towns we visited and the turquoise waters. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Sep 2017 by

Hvar was a beautiful town. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Jul 2017 by

The isolated, crowd-free swim stops was the highlight. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Jun 2017 by

Comfort, food and host guide were all excellent and the other 36 passengers were pleasing to meet. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2016 by

The holiday was exactly as described and is a great way to see several different islands. Meeting and travelling with people from different countries made the trip very enjoyable. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Jul 2016 by

Natural beauty of the islands and significant history of the places visited. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Jul 2016 by

I enjoyed it lots, friendly people, a good sun deck and lots of yummy food! Read full review

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