Hi Susi, we travelled on Vapor on 31 Aug until the 6 Sept from Split to Dubronik. The crew were very helpful and friendly. The food was good and Stan our cruise manager was fantastic. His knowledge of the area was exceptional. We really enjoyed our cruise. The islands are amazing. I would recommend this cruise to our friends. Thanks.
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Spend your mornings admiring the spectacular scenery from the sun deck and, enjoying swimming in crystal clear Adriatic sea. In the afternoons and evenings you will explore old historical towns and the monuments, ancient buildings, restaurants, cafes and bars that make these destinations so enchanting. This route departing from Split and ending in Dubrovnik offers a fantastic 7 night experience of Croatia from the sea. From Split, home to the extraordinary Diocletian's Palace, we sail down the coast via Omis (Zipline or rafting available) to Makarska. We then head to the islands of Hvar (jetset), Vis (Blue Cave), Korcula (Birthplace of Marco Polo) and Mljet (National Park with Lakes) before reaching glorious Dubrovnik.
Pack light - a few T-shirts and a swimming costume (light jumper or jacket for Spring/Autumn) and 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.
- Buffet breakfasts, three course lunches, Captain’s dinner
- English speaking tour manager on board
- Guided tour of Split
- 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,
- Litre of water per person daily & free WiFi.
Single passengers and children
- adult on 3rd bed in a triple cabin – 30%
- children under 10 years – 50%
- single use of cabin +50% (avoid by sharing)
- Dubrovnik - Vis Island - Mljet National Park - Split & Diocletian's Palace
There are no future departures for this trip at this stage.
Embark in time to leave Split Harbour at 13:00h and cruise along the Dalmatian coast towards Makarska whilst enjoying your lunch. Afternoon swim at one of the wonderful beaches. From there, those feeling adventurous can join our optional river rafting on the streams of the Cetina River or adrenaline pumping zipline over Cetina River canyon and meet the ship again in Makarska. Climb up to the old fortress above the town or just take a walk through the old town of Omiš and discover the glorious long history through the many historical monuments. Overnight in Makarska, the famous tourist destination with many restaurants and bars and a beautiful promenade along the famous beach. Enjoy the magic of Makarska Riviera and be sure to take a walk along the city streets – with many churches and other cultural sites.
Continue our cruise towards the island of Brač, more precisely to the town of Bol, known for its famous Zlatni Rat beach (Golden horn), a natural phenomenon with a very unusual shape. After a swimming break and lunch we continue our journey towards Stari Grad on Hvar Island, the sunniest Adriatic island. Free afternoon to explore this unique town. The famous Stari Grad Field is the oldest in Croatia and the best preserved example of an ancient Greek system of agriculture, together with the old town it is a part of a UNESCO world heritage site.
Next destination is the town of Hvar, a favourite destination for jet setters from all around the world. After lunch we stop for swimming, relaxing and refreshment in clear, crystal blue sea at the nearby Pakleni Islands. We will arrive in Hvar in the afternoon in time for some sightseeing of this extraordinary town. Hvar offers many cultural and historical sites (Renaissance cathedral, the oldest communal theatre in Europe founded in 1612, Franciscan monastery, the Benedictine convent famous for their lace listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Spanjola fortress towering high above the town ...) and many restaurants and bars open late into the night.
Early in the morning we cruise towards to little Biševo Island to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. Our visit will depend on sea conditions. We continue towards Vis off limits to the public for many years until recently as it was a strategic naval harbour. Because of its isolation, Vis has a special charm ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it really interesting to see. Overnight in Vis, situated on the northern side of the island, developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal palace, city museum or simply take a walk enjoying the view of beautiful ''Villae Rusticae'' situated along the coast.
During breakfast we depart to Korčula, the birthplace of famous explorer Marco Polo. Surrounded by mediaeval walls, Korčula resembles a miniature Dubrovnik when approached from the sea. It has more legends, tales and monuments than you will find anywhere else along this coast. Today, Korčula is the only place in the world where the Spanish mediaeval knight's game – Moreška is still performed. Upon arrival enjoy a walk through the streets of the old town built in the shape of a fish bone. Enjoy the numerous konobas /taverns, restaurants, cocktail bars or night-club located within and around the city walls. Overnight in port.
We continue cruising towards one of the greenest Adriatic islands – the island of Mljet, and its National Park. Free time to enjoy the beauties of the National Park (two salt lakes connected by a narrow channel to the sea, a boat ride to the St Mary Isle in the Great Lake, where the old church and monastery are situated. Cycling around or swimming in the lakes is permitted. We continue our cruise towards Šipan, part of Elaphiti islands near Dubrovnik, or towards Slano on the coastline, both are small fishermen's villages where we will overnight in the port.
Early in the morning we depart towards our final destination – a true pearl of the Adriatic. After lunch and a short swim stop, we arrive in Dubrovnik followed by an optional cable car ride up to Srđ mountain for spectacular views of the old town. We recommend a stroll along the city walls, 1940 metres in length with magnificent views of the old town of Dubrovnik and the surrounding islands. Overnight in the harbour.
Disembark after breakfast
Embark in Dubrovnik (Gruz) Harbour in time to set sail at 13:00, lunch is served as we cruise along the Dalmatian coast down to the 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. Overnight in the port.
After breakfast we continue our journey towards the Mljet Island and its National Park. After lunch on board there is free time to enjoy the salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island. In the middle of the large lake, inside 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. Overnight in port.
Early departure to cruise to Little Biševo Island to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. Our visit will depend on weather conditions. Continue towards the Vis Island, which was closed to the public until recently as it a strategic naval harbour due to its unique geographical position. Because of this isolation, Vis has a special charm of ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it really interesting to see. Overnight in the town of Vis near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia. If interested, 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.
Our next destination is the little Šćedro Island where we will have enough time to relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. We depart for Hvar after lunch. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also the oldest community theatre in Europe was founded here in 1612. Hvar, - the 'sunshine and jet-set island' - offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night.
Leave Hvar and continue our cruise towards the island of Brač, or more precisely to the town of Bol, best known for its famous Zlatni Rat beach ( The Golden horn), a natural phenomenon. After a swimming break or short walk around the village we continue towards Makarska where strolling along the streets, you will come across numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sites. Overnight in port.
Early 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.
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.
Disembark after breakfast
Vapor is a comfort level ship, all cabins have air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. Vapor carries a maximum of 37 passengers in spacious cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.
She is 33m in length with 4 lower deck twin cabins, 4 lower deck double cabins, 4 main deck twin cabins, 5 upper deck twin cabins and 1 main deck triple cabin (a double bed and a single bed). All cabins are 9-10m2 in size
Included services: buffet breakfasts, three course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board, one guided tour, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling.
From Venice to Opatija, Plitvice Lakes to Split
The cruise from Dubrovnik to Split on Vapor was excellent in every way; the cabin was comfortable and clean. The crew were very helpful, courteous and efficient. The islands we visited were interesting and well-chosen and our tour director was really excellent; he had a delightful combination of knowledge and humor. I would happily do it all again. Susan