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Elegance Cruises:

  • Luxury small ship cruising on the stunning Adriatic Sea
  • 7 nights on-board our very best ships
  • Experience the Dubrovnik City Walls, the stunning Mljet National Park, and so much more
  • Discover historical seaside towns & iconic Croatian destinations with included Orientation Tours
  • Experience a Traditional Croatian Village Dinner
  • Enjoy a Captains Dinner evening on-board including traditional entertainment
  • Enjoy freshly prepared buffet breakfasts & 3- course lunches daily
  • Swim off the ship in secluded, pristine bays; perfect for swimming!

Experience all Croatia has to offer in style with our Elegance cruise, discover the Adriatic coast like never before while you immerse yourself in the natural, cultural and historical sights of this breathtaking country. Elegance offers the highest quality comfort on board our brand new Elegance ship, featuring private ensuite rooms with air conditioning.

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Receive an exclusive and authentic Croatian experience as we offer you small ship cruising at its finest. Your on board Croatian cruise manager and crew provide a personal experience for every guest ensuring exceptional service is delivered at all times. Enjoy elegant Croatian cuisine as all meals are prepared using local ingredients cooked and served traditionally with a modern flare.

Explore the pristine Croatian coastline as well as relax and unwind in luxury on our Elegance cruises.

How to Book

1Under 'Our Elegance Routes' select the Elegance Route you wish to sail. Once you have selected your desired route click on the pricing slider found at the bottom of each itinerary.

2Using the price table select your departure date, boat type and deck level. Once this is selected click on the price. You will then be directed to the overview.

3Once in the overview you will be able to see your booking details. Select the number of passengers in your booking and you will be directed onto the next step.

4In this section we require you to enter your contact details, and some information about yourself. These details are important as they allow us to ensure we can reach you in a timely manner, and are put onto a boat with likeminded travellers.

5Once you have completed filling out all of your details press submit.

6Our team will now review your booking request and check availability to ensure there is space onboard the departure you are interested in.

7Our team will hold space for you onboard and email you a quote in which you'll be able to make payment online through our customer portal to secure your space. If your first choice isn't available we will be in touch to discuss available options and work out the best alternatives for you.

You are only required to make a deposit payment of £50 per person to secure your space onboard. Full payment is due 8 weeks before departure.

Ship Types & Cabins

  • Premier Plus Boats - More Space Onboard plus Private Air-conditioned* Cabins with Ensuite (Shower & Toilet).

On each boat there are Above and Lower Deck cabins which also differ in price:
  • Above Deck Cabins - On the main deck of the boat and may be arranged across 2 levels.
  • Lower Deck Cabins - Are within the hull of the boat below the main deck.

Elegance Inclusions

  • Return Transfers (Start/end day only)
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Daily 3-course lunch
  • 1 litre of water daily
  • Captains Dinner & Entertainment
  • Orientation Tour: Hvar (Southern Routes only)
  • Orientation Tour: Dubrovnik (Southern Routes only)
  • Orientation Tour: Korcula (Southern Routes only)
  • Orientation Tour: Split (Southern Routes only)
  • Orientation Tour: Zadar (Northern Routes only)
  • Local Village Dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Dedicated Tour Manager
  • Wi-Fi (Subject to download limits)

Local Tax, Supplements & Discounts

Local Tax:

Local Visitors Tax - A local tourist tax of EUR20 per person is payable onboard.

Single Travellers:

Single Supplement - We will match you up with another independent traveller at no additional cost. If you want the cabin to yourself, you need to pay an additional 50% of the full 1 person price.

Optional Supplements:
  • National Parks - An optional entrance to Nature/National Parks (approx 100 Kunas) are not included and are to be paid locally.

*Air-conditioning subject to power supply at local ports which is sometimes restricted. If by chance restrictions apply in the ports, the air-conditioning will be run by onboard generators until midnight when they must be turned off to allow for guests to sleep. **Wi-Fi is restricted to mobile network coverage. Download limits apply.

All Prices are subject to change without notice. In general, prices increase as the departure date gets nearer, so for the cheapest price, it’s best to book as early as possible. Once you've paid your deposit, the price is fixed and will not change unless we reduce the price of a departure which we will pass on to you as part of our Price Promise.The prices reflect the level of demand - so cheaper prices are available in the quieter parts of the season (i.e. May/June and September/October).

Our Elegance Itineraries

Split Return (South)- Most Popular- Easiest for return flights

Elegance Return Cruise Itinerary, Sail Croatia

We pride ourself on our local partnerships and are dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service. Maintaining our local knowledge and positive relationships within the Croatian community is essential to providing each guest with an authentic Croatian experience. Relax and enjoy sailing the crystal waters of the Adriatic and explore the stunning islands between Split and Dubrovnik.

Departure Day: Sunday (May - Oct)
Departure Time: 1PM
Finish Time: 9AM the following Sunday
Note it is possible to finish on Saturday evening as the boats will dock in Split around 5pm


Enjoy a 3 course lunch on board as we depart Split Harbour at 1pm and commence sailing towards to our first destination - the island of Brac. The largest of the Dalmatian islands, we will moor up in the port of Bol on the southern side of the island, the oldest town on Brac. The area is famous for the ‘Zlatni Rat’ (Golden Horn) beach, the tip of which changes shape according to the lapping of the waves. Surrounded by native Mediterranean pine trees, spend your afternoon swimming and relaxing in this beautiful area. Enjoy the evening experiencing a local restaurant or waterside cafe. In some occurances we will dock in Milna for the night, this is either due to bad weather or port restrictions.

  • Pre-book your stress-free transfer from Split Airport to the Harbour (included) and board your home for the next 7 days!


Enjoy breakfast overlooking the stunning Adriatic as we cruise towards Hvar island. Relax in the Croatian sunshine or take a dip into the refreshing Adriatic at our mid-morning swim stop before lunch is served onboard. After lunch we continue onto Hvar, the ‘French Riviera’ of the Adriatic. Feel the part sipping champagne and docking alongside other super yachts and possibly sighting a celebrity. Hvar still remains authentic to its roots though with cobbled streets and historic architecture, with the 7th century fort ruins overlooking the town, a must-see for breathtaking views. Don’t miss out on the included Hvar orientation walk to see the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, as well as the oldest community theatre in Europe, which dates back to 1612.

The docking time in Hvar can be early evening in peak season due to port authority restrictions. However, if guests would like to arrive earlier, water taxi transfers can be arranged.


Today we sail south-east to one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia, Mljet Island which is actually a National Park and Croatia’s greenest island covered by dense Mediterranean pine forest. The National Park is famous for its two salt lakes in the north end of the island - Veliko and Malo Jezero - and the 12th century Benedictine monastery in the middle of Veliko. Additionally, explore one of the most pristine parts of the island by cycling or walking around to where the sea meets the lake. After exploring, spend your afternoon on the top deck of the ship watching a magical Mljet sunset with a drink in hand.

Optional Activities

  • Mljet National Park Entrance (90 - 110 Kunas. Average price depending on travel date)


There is nothing like waking up in peaceful Mljet and enjoying breakfast as we cruise towards the UNESCO protected and spectacularly beautiful city of Dubrovnik. Enjoy the beautiful views along the way towards "heaven on earth" - according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. We will arrive into Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Dubrovnik’s old town is wonderfully captivating with its 1,940m long 15th century stone walls built to protect the city from invasion. It is highly recommended to walk around the walls to grasp the diverse nature of this city. Walk along the Stradun, the promenade inside the old city walls and meander the alleyways to discover numerous local restaurants, shops and bars. The included Dubrovnik walking tour is a great way to learn about this wonderful city.

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Optional Activities


Relax as we set sail for the island of Korčula. and enjoy lunch in the beautiful Lumbarda Bay. The town of Korčula, said to be the home of Marco Polo, was mostly built in the 15th century, and the island's local population were famous for their decorative stone carving work, which to this day still adorn the city's facades. Korčula is also known as a gastronomic destination with many good restaurants that wrap around the edges of the seaside. You may be lucky enough to see a performance of “Moreska” - a dramatic sword dance, which was widespread in the Mediterranean countries in the 11th century, but today only exists here on the island. We will overnight in Korčula Town and enjoy a traditional Croatian dinner in the village of Zrnovo, one of the oldest settlements on the island.

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Optional Activities


Enjoy cruising back up along the Adriatic coast as we make our way to Makarska Riviera. Spend the afternoon swimming at one of the beautiful beaches along the riviera, relaxing on board or enjoy strolling around the streets of Makarska exploring the local markets on the beachfront as well. Take a walk around the tip of the riviera for a wonderful view of the Biokovo Mountain range and get up close to the statue of St Peter watching protectively over this beautiful town. Unwind with a cocktail as you absorb the beauty of Makarska and watch the spectacular sunset over the Adriatic.

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Embrace your last morning cruising the Dalmatian coast as we make our way back to Split. Enjoy your final swim stop in secluded bays just outside of Split and then take in this spectacular city as we cruise into Split harbour in the afternoon, This UNESCO World Heritage city bases the city centre in and around the stunning Diocletian's Palace, the Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement palace from 295-305 AD. Stroll through the palace basement filled with market stalls and outside experience the historical architecture of this beautiful palace that consists of 220 buildings within its boundaries and is home to 3,000 people. Split is now the second largest city in Croatia and continues to grow every year with numerous, cafe bars and traditional Dalmatian restaurants.

Special Elegance Inclusion

Optional Activities


Enjoy an early breakfast after which it is time to say goodbye to the crew and your fellow guests! Disembark from the ship by 9am.

  • Disembark from the ship by 9am and take your pre-booked transfer (included) back to Split Airport.

It is possible for you to leave as early as needed on Sunday morning to catch flights as the ship will be in port by Saturday night

Elegance Return Route 2017 Pricing

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Dubrovnik to Split
Split Return
Split Return (North)
Split to Dubrovnik

DatePremier Plus
Above Lower
30 - Apr£799£649
07 - May£919£769
14 - May£1029£869
21 - May£1099£949
28 - May£1199£999
04 - Jun£1299£1199
11 - Jun£1299£1199
18 - Jun£1329£1199
25 - Jun£1329£1199
02 - Jul£1329£1199
09 - Jul£1329£1199
16 - Jul£1299£1149
23 - Jul£1299£1149
30 - Jul£1329£1169
06 - Aug£1329£1199
13 - Aug£1299£1149
20 - Aug£1329£1149
27 - Aug£1329£1199
03 - Sep£1329£1199
10 - Sep£1329£1199
17 - Sep£1329£1199
24 - Sep£1099£929
01 - Oct£849£699
08 - Oct£749£649
15 - Oct£749£649
DateAbove Lower
Premier Plus
*The above dates are for pricing purpose only, please get a quote for availability.
All prices are per person.
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Our Relevant Specials

Elegance Cruise Specials

Just when you thought small ship cruising couldn’t get any better- we’ve added a discount to group bookings of 6 or more passengers on selected departures throughout July and August in our Lower Deck cabins! Experience all Croatia has to offer in style with our Elegance cruise! Discover the Adriatic Sea like never before while you immerse yourself in the natural, cultural and historical sights of this breathtaking country.

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Green Sail Adventure 2017

Sail Croatia is dedicated to sustainable tourism and we are passionate about raising awareness of environmental, economic and sustainable tourism policies in Croatia which has resulted in the creation of Green Sail. We 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.

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Our Elegance Reviews

Sail Croatia Elegance Cruise
Rated 4.6/5 based on 67 customer reviews in 2016
Blooming Marvellous!
5/ 5stars.
We travelled as a group of 6 (three couples) from Burnley. We were celebrating forthcoming 60th birthdays. The other guests on the cruise were of a similar age and all English speaking. We made a lot of friends during the cruise. We all had the most marvellous experience. The ship (Diamond) is absolutely beautiful and spotlessly clean. The staff were amazing and nothing was too much trouble. The cabins are spacious and totally functional. - 21-Jun, 2016
Amazing 7 Days!
5/ 5stars.
We went as a group of 10 friends and came back having made many more from all around the world. The islands were all beautiful and the ship fantastic - made even more amazing by the crew and Ivana. We also took part in the white water rafting which was brilliant and as for the Captains Dinner - well that was a blast!!! I would whole heartedly recommend this cruise - I'm only sorry ours is over. - 23-Jun, 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Elegance Cruises?

Elegance Cruises are our most luxurious cruises, aimed at couples and mature travellers looking for a mix of sightseeing and relaxation. These cruises sail on a 7 day Split return route from May to October exclusively on our exclusive Elegance ships, offering the highest level of comfort onboard.

What are the departure/arrival times?

Our Elegance cruises depart on Sundays at 1pm from Split harbour. The ship returns to Split on the Saturday afternoon, with the last night of the cruise spent in Split. Disembarkation is after breakfast by 9am on the Sunday morning.

What ages are onboard the ship?

Minimum age onboard our Elegance cruises is 18. Young adults aged 18 and over are welcome onboard our Elegance cruises.

What are the names of the ships?

Our Elegance ships are named Diamond, Romantic Star& Esperanza. Diamond sailed its maiden voyage in 2015 and Romantic Star and Esperanza were brand new for the 2016 season.

What are the cabins like?

Our Elegance ship cabins are our most luxurious cabins. The private cabins are all twin share, ensuite and with air-conditioning. The cabins can be configured as a double bed or twin beds. Each cabin is approximately 10-12 square metres (including the shower room).

What is the difference between Above Deck and Lower Deck?

The Above Deck cabins are located on the main deck of the ship and may have internal or external access. The Lower Deck cabins are situated in the hull of the ship and are accessed via stairs from the main deck down into the hull. The Lower Deck cabins are slightly cheaper than the Above Deck cabins but they are actually slightly larger in size and are often cooler and quieter in the evenings. The main benefit with the Above Deck cabins is they are on the main deck or upper deck, with most above deck cabins opening out to the sea or with forward cabins having oversized cabin windows.

Above Deck Lower Deck
Above water level At water level
On the main deck Below the main deck
Large windows / doors Large portholes
No stairs* Quieter
  Further from engine*
  Cooler during the hot months
  Generally larger cabins* (due to lack of walkway)
  Lower in price

*Dependent on ship, see ship plans below for more details.

What are the cabin arrangements?

The cabins are based on 2 sharing, and consist of Twin beds, Bunk beds or one Double bed. If you prefer a certain cabin type, it’s important that you let us know this upon booking, so we are aware and will note your request. Our ship allocation is finalised a week before departure, so we are unable to 100% guarantee a Twin bed or Double bed cabin, due to the fact each of our ships have completely unique cabin configurations, and therefore an always different number of Twin and Double cabins available on-board. On some ships, we also have Triple cabins available. Triple cabins consist of a double bed and a single bunk. We can check the availability of these when you book. If you would like to book a Triple cabin please let us know, we don’t automatically allocate these to odd numbered groups as they are about the same size as our 2 person cabins.

I am travelling by myself. Is there a Single supplement?

If you are travelling on your own and wish to have your own cabin, a Single Supplement is applicable, which is 50% of the one person price. In Above Deck cabins we would allocate you a cabin with a Single Supplement. If you are happy to share the cabin, we can match you up with another independent same-gender traveller in Lower Deck cabins.

What meals are served on the ship?

Each morning, the onboard chef will prepare a buffet breakfast, with hot and cold dishes. A sumptuous three course lunch is also served every day, freshly prepared by our onboard chef. There are also two evening meals included during the week on our Elegance cruises: a Captain's dinner evening and a traditional village dinner in Korcula. On the other evenings, we encourage you to explore the local towns in the evening to enjoy the local cuisine. We can offer some suggestions on the best places to go.

I am a vegetarian or have a special dietary request - do you cater for me?

Our chef can cater for vegetarians and travellers with special dietary requests. If you are allergic to certain kinds of food, please specify in advance what it includes. We will note this so the chef can be prepared.

Can I bring food and drink onboard?

You cannot bring food and drink onboard the boat, except for specific dietary requirements. Each boat has its own bar and drinks consumed onboard (including bottled water) must be purchased from here.

What about travel insurance?

We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance before you go. Our partners, World Nomads Travel Insurance, offer great deals. Click here for an insurance quote.

Are there powerpoints on the ships?

Yes. There are European 2 pin points which can be used for charging phones, cameras and use of hairdryers, etc. These are located in the cabins.

Do you sail from island to island?

Essentially, the ships are motor cruisers which enable the ships to take in more islands and get from point to point as per the schedule. For ships that have sails, these do go up if the the conditions are right but the wind isn't reliable enough to allow the boats to keep to the itineraries so we cruise using the engine most of the time.

What nationality are the crew?

Our crews are Croatian. They are local people showing you the best of their own culture.

Do the crew speak English?

The majority of the crews do and there will be at least one crew member that will speak English on the boat and they will be responsible for looking after you. You will also have a dedicated English-speaking Sail Croatia representative onboard who will be able to assist you. You can expect to encounter traditional people with traditional values. They are excellent hosts and go out of their way to ensure you have a fantastic trip.

How many people are on the ship?

The Elegance ship accommodates approximately 36 - 40 people.

What nationality are the passengers?

Our guests are mainly English-speaking travellers (e.g. from the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa). We usually find a mix of couples, professionals and mature travellers onboard our Elegance cruises.

What are the typical temperatures in Croatia during the season?

Average temperatures in Croatia in degrees celsius are:
Apr 17
May 21
June 25
July 29
Aug 28
Sep 25
Oct 21

Our Elegance Ships

Our Elegance Premier Plus Ships are some of the newest ships sailing the Adriatic. Specifically built for small ship cruising to allow for docking in small islands and ports, they are the ultimate in exclusivity. These ships are modern in design and built to hold approximately 40 passengers. Large cruise liners can be great, however you may start to desire a heightened local and authentic adventure to truly appreciate the country and areas you visit. small ship cruising has this advantage. Develop a friendship with your crew and Captain when travelling on a small ship; listen to their stories of what life was like growing up in this region that was once war-torn. Respect is earned when you appreciate their heritage, culture and customs, likewise Croatians are also intrigued by tourists and appreciate hearing fellow stories of distant countries, so share your life stories and bond whilst sailing the stunning Adriatic.

All of our ships, including our Elegance fleet, are locally owned and operated, so you receive an authentic Croatian experience from the moment you board. The crew treat their ships like their home as they welcome you on board and into their lives. We pride ourselves in operating with an exclusive number of Elegance Ships designed specifically to work with us to produce the unmatched high quality of our Elegance Cruise. Our Elegance Ships provide you with a home away from home that allows you to wake up to the pristine Adriatic Sea each morning.

Length: 49 metres
Width: 8.80 metres
Capacity: 40
Built: 2015
Hull Type: Steel

Number of Cabins:

Above Deck: 12
Below Deck: 8

Enjoy the highest standard of luxury and comfort onboard Diamond, the first addition to our Elegance Ship fleet. Having sailed its maiden voyage in 2015, you can be sure all amenities are of exceptional quality. Successfully launching new ships yearly since 2010, Sail Croatia strives to provide the latest ships to cruise the Adriatic. Ideal for coastal cruising, Diamond only accommodates up to 40 passengers, heightening your onboard experience as well as providing you space to relax and unwind.

Diamond provides a relaxed atmosphere for you to unwind and take in the majestic Adriatic. Each cabin is twin share and spacious, including a private ensuite and air conditioning. Relax on the top deck or under the shade or even in the splash pool as you cruise the beautiful Dalmatian coast.

Diamond Saloon Diamond Exterior in Korcula Luxurious cabins onboard Sail Croatia

Diamond's Deck Plans

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Top Sundeck

Ship Diamond Elegance, Sail Croatia

Saloon Deck

Ship Diamond Elegance, Sail Croatia

Above Deck Cabins

Ship Diamond Elegance, Sail Croatia

Lower Deck Cabins

Ship Diamond Elegance, Sail Croatia
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Please note that all bed configurations are for illustrational purposes only. Please let us know if you'd like to request a Double or Twin bed and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Length: 47 metres
Width: 8.60 metres
Capacity: 36
Built: 2016
Hull Type: Steel

Number of Cabins:

Above Deck: 10
Below Deck: 8

Romantic Star joins our Sail Croatia Elegance fleet in 2016. This vessel is perfectly designed for luxury small ship cruising. Holding a total of 36 passengers, this ship is fitted with both above and lower deck twin and double cabins all containing private ensuites, air conditioning and donning the latest amenities. Enjoy relaxing on the main deck in the shade, or take in the sunshine on the top deck as you sail the Adriatic dipping in and out of the splash pool.

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Romantic Star's Deck Plans

Ship Diamond Elegance, Sail Croatia

Top Sundeck

Ship Romantic Star Elegance, Sail Croatia

Saloon and Lounge Deck

Ship Romantica II Elegance, Sail Croatia

Above Deck Cabins

Ship Romantic Star Elegance, Sail Croatia

Lower Deck Cabins

Ship Romantic Star Elegance, Sail Croatia
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Please note that all bed configurations are for illustrational purposes only. Please let us know if you'd like to request a Double or Twin bed and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Length: 46 metres
Width: 8.60 metres
Capacity: 38
Built: 2016
Hull Type: Steel

Number of Cabins:

Above Deck: 11
Below Deck: 8

Esperanza joins our Sail Croatia Elegance fleet in 2016. This vessel is perfectly designed for luxury small ship cruising. Holding a total of 36 passengers, this ship is fitted with both above and lower deck twin and double cabins all containing private ensuites, air conditioning and donning the latest amenities. Enjoy relaxing on the main deck in the shade, or take in the sunshine on the top deck as you sail the Adriatic dipping in and out of the splash pool.

Esperanza's Deck Plans

Ship Esperanza Elegance, Sail Croatia

Top Sundeck

Ship Esperanza Elegance, Sail Croatia

Saloon and Lounge Deck

Ship Esperanza Elegance, Sail Croatia

Above Deck Cabins

Ship Esperanza Elegance, Sail Croatia

Lower Deck Cabins

Ship Esperanza Elegance, Sail Croatia
Please click the deck plan images to enlarge

Please note that all bed configurations are for illustrational purposes only. Please let us know if you'd like to request a Double or Twin bed and we will try our best to accommodate you.