Dalmatian Islands Cruise follows one of Europe's sunniest coastlines, so there are ample opportunities here for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing, with plenty of cultural and historic sites at literally every stop. Starting from Dubrovnik, this cruise will take you around the islands of Mljet, Korcula, Hvar and Vis, and visiting towns and cities of Sibenik, Krka, Trogir, Pucisca, Omis and Split.
Dalmatian Islands Cruise Itinerary - MS Agape Rose or MS Adriatic Star or similar
Summer 2020 Departures
The cruise departs every Saturday between 25 April - 10 October 2020 with exception of 02 May.
Day 1 Saturday: Dubrovnik
Embarkation in Dubrovnik from 2pm. Meanwhile you will be served a welcome drink with snack and offered a chance to meet your Cruise Director, the Captain and the crew. Captain's instructions are given and safety measures explained. Dinner on board and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 2 Sunday: Dubrovnik - Slano
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before joining an optional guided tour of Dubrovnik Old Town. Surrounded in immense city walls, as if in a universe of its own, the world-famous Gothic and baroque facades line up as you walk the same streets like the cast and crews of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood. The merchant power equal to the one of the Venetian Republic, Dubrovnik was a large seafaring force. Dubrovnik nobility and captains fancied the small town of Slano for their summer estates and you will understand why as soon as you arrive in the afternoon. Explore this quaint seaside settlement on your own or join our optional tour to the town of Ston, known for many things gourmand: potent wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. Overnight in Slano.
Day 3 Monday: Mljet - Korcula
After breakfast, enjoy the start of your day before arriving to the green island of Mljet. The national park on the island is the home of two salt lakes connected to the sea via a narrow canal. Nature lovers will get a thrill from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking to the small islet in the centre of the lake, charming with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Alternatively, join our optional excursion – but whatever you do, do not pass on setting foot on Mljet. After a refreshing dip along the way, visit Korcula. You’ll know Korcula was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues which lurk as you from the town’s facades and gates, intertwined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will get to see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. The alleged home of the world renowned traveller Marco Polo is bound to charm you whether you explore it on your own or on an optional walking tour. Overnight in Korcula.
Day 4 Tuesday: Korcula - Hvar - Vis
Enjoy a breakfast with a view and a morning sail to Hvar, officially the sunniest of 1200 Croatian islands. This jet-set favourite is also the island with the most UNESCO-listed heritage in the entire world, so consider joining the optional guided tour. In the afternoon, hop over to the island of Vis, the most distant from the coast of all inhabited islands in Croatia. Closed off to the public for the larger part of the 20th century for its role as an important Yugoslav military base, Vis and its nature remain incredibly preserved even today. Captains dinner on board and overnight in Vis.
Day 5 Wednesday: Vis - Sibenik
You will wake up to views of Vis town waterfront, comprised of the newer, 19th-century harbour area, and the historic, medieval corner. Spanning over two millennia, the array of heritage in this small settlement might not surprise, ranging from a Greek cemetery and Roman baths to an English fort and Yugoslav militia tributes. Join an optional guided tour to get insight into the tumultuous history of Vis before setting sail towards the mainland. Arriving to Sibenik, snatch a spot on the deck, as its stone waterfront, nestled beneath the impressive St. Michael fort, remains a sight to behold. An optional walking tour will introduce you to Sibenik’s great claim to Renaissance – both the one centuries ago, when the town’s Cathedral of St. James was constructed, and the present day, with the town known as one of Croatia’s upcoming gems. Experience its stone alleys and great cuisine in an evening on your own. Overnight in Sibenik.
Day 6 Thursday: Krka - Skradin - Split
A showcase of stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage, Trogir has been protected by UNESCO, just like its big neighbour and your next stop, the town of Split. Explore on your own or join an optional Split walking tour to learn about the Diocletian’s Palace, once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate and today a lively city centre. Whatever you do, make sure to take it easy in Split, as after all, that is the true highlight of local living here. Dinner on board and overnight in Split.
Day 7 Friday: Split - Pucisca - Omis
As you wave Split and its easy-going spirit goodbye, you’ll be heading to one of the neighbouring islands, Brac, known as the homeland of ‘the Croatian marble’. You’ve probably seen this ultra-quality limestone before, perhaps on the front of the White House in Washington, DC or Bundestag in Berlin, but the optional tour of the still-operating stone masonry school in Pucisca brings a chance to learn more about shaping this stone for eternity. Once back on the mainland, get stunned by the dramatic coast rocks backing the lovely settlement of Omis, right at the mouth of the Cetina River. Consider exploring the Cetina River canyon and joim the optional boat excursion. Overnight in Omis.
Day 8 Saturday: Split
Disembarkation after breakfast by 9am. Transfer to Split Airport for homeward journey or hotel of your choice on the Dalmatian Riviera for a second week.