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Split to Dubrovnik Premium Cruise

The classic Croatian cruise from Split to Dubrovnik 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, Dubrovnik & 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.
07 September, 2019 to 14 September, 2019 Make a booking request for Split to Dubrovnik Premium Cruise, departing on 07 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 fees and taxes 40 EUR 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 fees and taxes 40 EUR 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 fees and taxes 40 EUR 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.

Split to Dubrovnik Premium Cruise itinerary:

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Day 1: SPLIT – MAKARSKA
MakarskaEmbark 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.
Day 2: MAKARSKA - BOL (BRAČ) - STARI GRAD
The Golden Horn beachContinue 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.
Day 3: STARI GRAD - HVAR
HvarNext 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.
Day 4: HVAR to VIS
The Blue CaveEarly 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.
Day 5: VIS - KORČULA
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.
Day 6: KORČULA - MLJET - ŠIPAN or SLANO
SipanWe 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.
Day 7: ŠIPAN or SLANO - DUBROVNIK
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.
Day 8:DUBROVNIK
Disembark after breakfast

Split to Dubrovnik Premium Cruise reverse itinerary:

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Day 8:DUBROVNIK *
Disembark after breakfast
Day 7: ŠIPAN or SLANO - DUBROVNIK *
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.
Day 6: KORČULA - MLJET - ŠIPAN or SLANO *
SipanWe 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.
Day 5: VIS - KORČULA *
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.
Day 4: HVAR to VIS *
The Blue CaveEarly 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.
Day 3: STARI GRAD - HVAR *
HvarNext 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.
Day 2: MAKARSKA - BOL (BRAČ) - STARI GRAD *
The Golden Horn beachContinue 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.
Day 1: SPLIT – MAKARSKA *
MakarskaEmbark 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.
* = Indicative
Map for Split to Dubrovnik Premium Cruise
Lupus Mare, the ship servicing Split to Dubrovnik 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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