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Dubrovnik to Split Premium cruise

The classic Croatian cruise from Dubrovnik to Split via the islands, ports and bays of Croatia's southern Adriatic coastline. Most of the small ports and harbours in Croatia restrict the vessels that can enter to a maximum of 50 metres length, or less, so larger vessels cannot enter most of the beautiful ports that we will visit.

Your day will usually start with breakfast, though energetic passengers will often take a short walk or a swim before breakfast. We often have breakfast under way so we can relax and watch the scenery go by while sipping coffee. We will stop on most morning for a swim in a secluded bay before carrying on to our destination for the day. Lunch will either be taken whilst cruising or shortly after we arrive - we usually cruise for around 4 hours per day. So you can spend your mornings admiring the spectacular scenery, swimming in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea and relaxing on deck.

On several afternoons you can join a guided walk (included) of your destination (Hvar, Korcula, Split) or just explore the towns on your own. In the evenings you can take your pick from the many restaurants, cafes and bars of these old historical towns - It will almost certainly be warm enough to sit outside and enjoy a meal in the open air.

Although we travel by small cruise ship, this is more about the places we visit than the cruise - Think of your vessel as a small moving boutique hotel that means you can wake up in a different place every morning but in a small intimate port that even small traditional cruise ships cannot get close to but where hotel accommodation is extremely hard to find.

All you will need is a few T-shirts, some shorts (and occasionally a very light jacket for the evenings) and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days sailing on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the cook) take care of you. During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea. The evenings you have free to find a good restaurant or discover old churches or other historical monuments...

Adult on 3rd bed in a triple cabin 30%
Single use of cabin +50%

What's included
• All breakfasts (buffet) and lunches (3 courses) are included, and 1 evening meal (The captain's dinner). For other evening meals you are free to choose from the many restaurants and cafes available in the ports we visit.
• Walking tours of Korcula, Split & Hvar
• Air-conditioned cabins are 10 to 11m2 in size with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.
• English speaking tour manager on board
• Daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen
• Luggage handling
• Olive oil and wine tasting on board
• Afternoon tea and coffee.


Makarska

This itinerary is also available in reverse. Click here for additional dates.
14 September, 2019 to 21 September, 2019 Make a booking request for Dubrovnik to Split Premium cruise, departing on 14 September, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower deck cabins £ 999 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £36 GBP pp)
There are 8 lower deck cabins, 4 twin and 4 double bedded cabins. All have air conditioning, ensuite shower and W/C and are equipped with hair dryers.
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Main deck cabin £ 1199 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £36 GBP pp)
There are ten cabins on the man deck, 8 double bedded cabins and 2 twin cabins. All have ensuite shower and W/C and are equipped with hair dryers. All cabins have air conditioning.
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Upper deck cabin £ 1350 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £36 GBP pp)
There are just two twin bedded cabins on the upper deck situated behind the bridge. Both have ensuite shower and W/C and are equipped with hair dryers. All cabins have air conditioning.

Dubrovnik to Split Premium cruise itinerary:

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Day 1: DUBROVNIK - ŠIPAN or SLANO

SipanYou will join our vessel, Lupus Mare, in Dubrovnik's Gruz Harbour in time to set sail at 13:00, and a buffet lunch will be provided as we cruise along the Dalmatian coast to one of the Elaphiti islands - Šipan, or the small village of Slano on the mainland. Both are peaceful fishermen's villages where you can experience a fantastic sunset. We will moor overnight and you are free to explore the cafes, restaurants and bars of the beautiful little port Overnight in the port.

Day 2: ŠIPAN or SLANO - MLJET - KORČULA

MljetAfter a relaxed breakfast and perhaps an early swim we will head to Mljet Island and its National Park. After lunch on board there is free time to enjoy the salt lakes in the National Park on foot or by bike (rental is extra) and to enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island. You can visit St Mary's Monastery, built on an island on a lake on an island. In Mljet National Park, you can visit the old abbey and church, or just use a small boat to roam around the National Park. Bicycles can also be hired to cycle around the paths that surround the lakes.

We continue to Korčula where we arrive in late afternoon. Surrounded by ancient walls and fortified bastions, Korčula’s old town is very well preserved with its layout and structure dating back to 13th century. Korčula is the birthplace of Marco Polo and one of the best preserved mediaeval cities in the Mediterranean. The island is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic Sea, with abundant vineyards and olive groves. Its southern coast is formed by small beaches and quiet coves. Korcula has a variety of fine restaurants, many of which grow their own produce, and you can usually sit outside and enjoy a beautiful warm evening whilst sampling the local cuisine, and sipping some wine from the island. Overnight in port.

Day 3: KORČULA - VIS

The Blue CaveWhile we relax over breakfast the crew will cast off and we will head to Little Biševo Island to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (depending on weather conditions). We will continue to Vis Island, which was closed to the public until recently as it a strategic naval harbour. Because of this isolation, Vis has a special charm, a feeling of ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it really interesting to see. We will overnight in the town of Vis near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia. If interested, there should be time to visit the remains of the Roman thermal palace & city museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful villae rusticae situated along the waterfront.

Day 4: VIS - HVAR

HvarOur next destination little Šćedro Island where we will have plenty of time to take a dip and relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. After lunch we cruise to Hvar, a thriving small port town full of historic buildings, trendy boutiques and great restaurants, all dominated by a castle that towers over the harbour from its hill top perch. You can take a short, sharp, steep walk up to the castle to get tremendous views over the harbour and some neighbouring islands. You can also explore the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower and also the oldest community theatre in Europe, founded in 1612. Hvar, - the 'sunshine and jet-set island' - offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night.

Day 5: HVAR - BOL - MAKARSKA

The Golden Horn beachWe will depart from Hvar and cruise to the beautiful island of Brač and the lovely small fishing port of Bol, best known for its famous Zlatni Rat beach ( The Golden horn), an amazing natural phenomenon.

After a swimming break or short walk around the village we cruise to the dramatic mainland port of Makarska, with its stunning backdrop od the 5700 foot high Sveti Dure Mountain. where strolling along the streets, you will come across numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sites. Overnight in port.

Day 6: MAKARSKA - PUČIŠĆA - OMIŠ

MakarskaEarly in the morning we continue our cruise towards Pučišća situated on the northern side of the Brač Island. There is a possibility of visiting a stone-masonry workshop, one of the few stone masonry workshops left in Europe. We continue to Omiš, a picturesque town surrounded with steep rocky mountain cliffs, where the river Cetina flows into the Adriatic sea, ideal for river rafting on the streams of the Cetina River. Overnight in port.

Day 7: OMIŠ - SPLIT

Departure for Split, a UNESCO World Heritage city, famous for its old city centre, the 1700 year old Diocletian's Palace. Upon arrival we recommend to join our guided tour of Split with an English speaking guide. Overnight in Split.

Day 8: SPLIT

Disembark after breakfast

Dubrovnik to Split Premium cruise reverse itinerary:

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Disembark after breakfast

Departure for Split, a UNESCO World Heritage city, famous for its old city centre, the 1700 year old Diocletian's Palace. Upon arrival we recommend to join our guided tour of Split with an English speaking guide. Overnight in Split.

MakarskaEarly in the morning we continue our cruise towards Pučišća situated on the northern side of the Brač Island. There is a possibility of visiting a stone-masonry workshop, one of the few stone masonry workshops left in Europe. We continue to Omiš, a picturesque town surrounded with steep rocky mountain cliffs, where the river Cetina flows into the Adriatic sea, ideal for river rafting on the streams of the Cetina River. Overnight in port.

The Golden Horn beachWe will depart from Hvar and cruise to the beautiful island of Brač and the lovely small fishing port of Bol, best known for its famous Zlatni Rat beach ( The Golden horn), an amazing natural phenomenon.

After a swimming break or short walk around the village we cruise to the dramatic mainland port of Makarska, with its stunning backdrop od the 5700 foot high Sveti Dure Mountain. where strolling along the streets, you will come across numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sites. Overnight in port.

HvarOur next destination little Šćedro Island where we will have plenty of time to take a dip and relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. After lunch we cruise to Hvar, a thriving small port town full of historic buildings, trendy boutiques and great restaurants, all dominated by a castle that towers over the harbour from its hill top perch. You can take a short, sharp, steep walk up to the castle to get tremendous views over the harbour and some neighbouring islands. You can also explore the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower and also the oldest community theatre in Europe, founded in 1612. Hvar, - the 'sunshine and jet-set island' - offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night.

The Blue CaveWhile we relax over breakfast the crew will cast off and we will head to Little Biševo Island to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (depending on weather conditions). We will continue to Vis Island, which was closed to the public until recently as it a strategic naval harbour. Because of this isolation, Vis has a special charm, a feeling of ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it really interesting to see. We will overnight in the town of Vis near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia. If interested, there should be time to visit the remains of the Roman thermal palace & city museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful villae rusticae situated along the waterfront.

MljetAfter a relaxed breakfast and perhaps an early swim we will head to Mljet Island and its National Park. After lunch on board there is free time to enjoy the salt lakes in the National Park on foot or by bike (rental is extra) and to enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island. You can visit St Mary's Monastery, built on an island on a lake on an island. In Mljet National Park, you can visit the old abbey and church, or just use a small boat to roam around the National Park. Bicycles can also be hired to cycle around the paths that surround the lakes.

We continue to Korčula where we arrive in late afternoon. Surrounded by ancient walls and fortified bastions, Korčula’s old town is very well preserved with its layout and structure dating back to 13th century. Korčula is the birthplace of Marco Polo and one of the best preserved mediaeval cities in the Mediterranean. The island is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic Sea, with abundant vineyards and olive groves. Its southern coast is formed by small beaches and quiet coves. Korcula has a variety of fine restaurants, many of which grow their own produce, and you can usually sit outside and enjoy a beautiful warm evening whilst sampling the local cuisine, and sipping some wine from the island. Overnight in port.

SipanYou will join our vessel, Lupus Mare, in Dubrovnik's Gruz Harbour in time to set sail at 13:00, and a buffet lunch will be provided as we cruise along the Dalmatian coast to one of the Elaphiti islands - Šipan, or the small village of Slano on the mainland. Both are peaceful fishermen's villages where you can experience a fantastic sunset. We will moor overnight and you are free to explore the cafes, restaurants and bars of the beautiful little port Overnight in the port.

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Map for Dubrovnik to Split Premium cruise
Lupus Mare, the ship servicing Dubrovnik to Split Premium cruise

Lupus Mare

Lupus Mare - The 'Sea Wolf' was launched in 2011 and extensively revamped in 2017. Built specifically fro cruising the coast and islands of Croatia's Adriatic coastline, she is perfect for the small ports and harbours that are inaccessible to other larger vessels.

Lupus Mare has 20 cabins and carries a maximum of 42 passengers. Every cabin has an ensuite shower and W/C, and hair dryer, and there is air conditioning in every cabin. She has a large dining room, and outside lounge to the rear and a large sun deck that fills the whole of the top deck of the vessel, which has a shaded areas and enough chairs for everyone to enjoy the view and the sun.

Cabins
There are two double bedded cabins on the upper deck situated behind the bridge. There are 10 further cabins on the main deck, 2 x twin cabins and 8 x doubles, and a further 8 cabins on the lower deck, 2 of which can be triple cabins if required.

Main deck double cabin
Main deck cabin Lupus Mare

Lower deck double cabin

Lower deck double cabin

Swim Platform on Lupus Mare

Swim platform on Lupus Mare

 

Sun deck on Lupus Mare

Dining room

Split - Home to Diocletian's extraordinary palace
Hvar - Chic small port town
Korcula - Historic birthplace of Marco Polo
Vis & the Blue Cave
Stunning Dubrovnik
Swimming every day in the warm clear sea
Local cuisine and wine
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