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LUXURY CROATIA CRUISE

Discover an authentic experience as you cruise Croatia on a luxury small ship!

Take in all Croatia has to offer as you immerse yourself in the natural, cultural and historical sights of this breathtaking country on a 7-day Elegance Cruise. Cruises depart from Split or Dubrovnik, taking in the most incredible and exciting destinations the Dalmatian coast has to offer.

Elegance Croatia Cruises offer the highest quality comfort onboard custom-built ships, featuring air-conditioned ensuite rooms, spacious dining saloons and large sundecks.

Set sail for a luxury small ship cruising experience like no other, and explore Croatia with like-minded travellers!

Authentic Croatian experience on a luxury small ship cruise
Immerse yourself in the natural, cultural and historical sights of Croatia
Explore Croatia's islands from your bike
EMBRACING THE ISLANDS...

The ambience of the beautiful Kraljica Jelena teamed with a great Captain and crew, and our very knowledgable guide, Ana, made our journey from Dubrovnik to Split most enjoyable. The food was great and the service was fantastic. The sailors were dedicated and very helpful too.

The rooms on board were very spacious and bathroom size incrediblly large. I cannot speak highly enough of our complete experience onboard the beautiful boat, and the crew. I would highly recommend Sail Croatia as the best way to visit the beautiful islands of Croatia.

Lorraine, 2019
BEYOND EXPECTATIONS!

This cruise was a first for me and I could not be happier with my experience from start to finish. Your reservations staff were responsive and helpful from the moment I reached out with many questions about the trip. Once on board, the ship, the captain and his crew were absolutely first class in every regard. Lastly, our Sail Croatia host, Antonio is an absolute gem! His knowledge, professionalism, humor, and his genuine concern for each and every passenger was clearly evident and very much appreciated. Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday!

Judy, 2019
ELEGANCE BY NAME, ELEGANT IN PRACTICE

Sail Croatia delivers the highest levels of customer service from the first email to when you step ashore at the end of your cruise. We took an Elegance cruise on the Olimp; Captain Renato runs a tight ship so there aren’t any problems. He navigated to the most amazing swim locations every day. Our guide Vedran was knowledgeable and went above and beyond to ensure all passengers had a great time. The meals delivered were outstanding. The Olimp team delivered the dream promised by Sail Croatia and then some. I can’t think of a single problem. That says it all !!! I will definitely be recommending an Elegance cruise to all of my family, friends and colleagues.

Peter, 2019
Itineraries
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Split Return South
Overview
Summary

The Split Return South route is ideal for those who want to fly in and out of Split International Airport. After checking in at Split, the first two days of this 7-day itinerary are spent on the exciting island of Hvar, exploring the traditional town of Stari Grad and the impressive, bustling town of Hvar.

Leaving Hvar behind, the cruise continues on to the green island of Mljet for day 3, before heading to the magical mainland city of Dubrovnik. Days 5 and 6 are spent exploring the island of Korcula and seaside town of Makarska, before the cruise returns to Split for one final night.

This star studded itinerary covers the very best of the Dalmatian islands!

Itinerary Highlights
  • Discover Diocletian's Palace, Split
  • Dine at a World Heritage Site in Stari Grad
  • Visit the Spanjola Fortress, Hvar
  • Explore a 12th Century Benedictine Monastery in Mljet
  • Walk Dubrovnik's famous City Walls
  • Find Marco Polo's birthplace in Korcula Old Town
  • Catch a famous sunset in Makarska
Split, Croatia
Check-in
Split
Summary

Split is known for its beaches and the fortresslike complex at its center, Diocletian's Palace, erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century. Once home to thousands, its sprawling remains include more than 200 buildings. Within its white stone walls and under its courtyards and galleries are shops, bars, cafes, cathedrals, hotels and several houses.

Check-in is from 11.00am to 12.00pm (midday). Please note your cabin may not be ready until 12:30pm. A Welcome Reception will commence onboard your ship between 12.00pm and 1.00pm, where you're able to join your fellow travellers for champagne and canapes before departing the harbour. Your ship will depart the harbour at 1pm sharp.

Useful Information
Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Welcome Reception
  • Included stress-free transfer from the airport to the harbour on day 1 of your cruise*

*complimentary transfer must be booked in advance with our Sales Team

Stari Grad, Croatia
Day 1
Stari Grad
Summary

Enjoy a traditional 3-course lunch onboard as we depart Split Harbour at 1pm and commence sailing towards our first destination - the quaint harbour town of Stari Grad. Situated on the northern side of the island, Stari Grad literally means 'Old Town' and it is the oldest town in Croatia. Stari Grad boasts an attractive network of old narrow streets and small squares around the harbour. Vineyards and olive groves surround the town and the Stari Grad Plain is a UNESCO protected World Heritage Site.

Tonight we'll enjoy a traditional Croatian Village Dinner on the Stari Grad Plain, indulging in delicious Peka and locally produced wine.

Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Stari Grad Local Village Dinner
Hvar, Croatia
Day 2
Hvar
Summary

This morning we'll head out to the stunning Pakleni Islands where we'll stop for a refreshing swim stop and lunch onboard. We'll continue to other side of Hvar Island to the famous Hvar Town, the ‘French Riviera’ of the Adriatic. Feel the part sipping champagne and docking alongside other super yachts. Although a haven for celebrity spotters, Hvar still remains authentic to its roots, with cobbled streets, historic architecture and a 7th Century Fortress overlooking the town.

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.

Please Note: 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 will be arranged.

Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Hvar Orientation Walk
Mljet, Croatia
Day 3
Mljet
Summary

Today we sail south-east to one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia, Mljet, 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, as well as the 12th century Benedictine monastery in the middle of Veliko. You're able to explore the stunning natural beauty 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 Excursion
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 4
Dubrovnik
Summary

There is nothing like waking up in the 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, allowing plenty of time to be spent exploring Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik’s Old Town is wonderfully captivating with its 1,940m long 15th century stone walls built to protect the city from invasion.

We highly recommended walking 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 City Historical Walking Tour is a great way to learn about this wonderful city.

Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Dubrovnik City Historical Walking Tour

*Transfer to/from the start/end location are not included

Korcula, Croatia
Day 5
Korcula
Summary

After breakfast we set sail for Korcula, the rumoured birthplace of Marco Polo. Lunch will be served onboard near Lumbarda bay, on the eastern side of Korcula island.

We will overnight in the port of Korcula Town. Explore this fortified town, with its narrow streets and lookout towers and spend your afternoon understanding the islands host of legends, myths and tales. The town's stone walls were built over two centuries ago, and the Old Town is built in a fishbone structure that you have to see to believe.

Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Korcula Orientation Walk
Optional Excursion
Makarska, Croatia
Day 6
Makarska
Summary

Enjoy cruising along the Adriatic coast as we make our way to the Makarska Riviera. Spend the afternoon swimming at one of the beautiful beaches along the riviera, relaxing onboard or enjoy strolling the streets of Makarska, exploring the beachfront markets.

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.

Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Captain's Dinner
Split, Croatia
Day 7
Split
Summary

Embrace your last morning cruising the Dalmatian coast as we make our way back to Split. Enjoy a swim stop in a secluded bay 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 once 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 cafes, bars and traditional Dalmatian restaurants.

Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Split Walking Tour
Optional Excursion
Split, Croatia
Day 8
Split
Summary

This morning it's time for an early onboard breakfast, before saying goodbye to the crew and all of your new friends.

Please Note: It is possible for you to leave the ship as early as needed on Sunday morning to catch flights, as all ships will be in port by Saturday night.

Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Included stress-free transfer from the harbour to the airport on day 8 of your cruise*

*complimentary transfer must be booked in advance with our Sales Team

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Dubrovnik to Split
Overview
Summary

The Dubrovnik to Split itinerary is popular with guests flying into Dubrovnik and out of Split. The first night of this itinerary is spent in Dubrovnik, allowing guests to explore this breathtaking medieval city.

After departing from Dubrovnik, this itinerary cruises north, visiting the Dalmatian Islands of Mljet, Korcula, Vis, Hvar and Brac before finishing in the historically rich city of Split.

This one way itinerary will take you through the famed favourites of Dalmatia, as well as the quieter, authentic gems that are hidden along the coast.

Itinerary Highlights
  • Walk Dubrovnik's famous City Walls
  • Explore a 12th Century Benedictine Monastery in Mljet
  • Find Marco Polo's birthplace in Korcula Old Town
  • Become enchanted at the incredible Blue Cave, Vis
  • Watch a sunset from the Spanjola Fortress in Hvar
  • Visit the largest island in Dalmatia; Brac
  • Discover Dicoletian's Palace, Split
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Check-in
Dubrovnik
Summary

Check-in at Dubrovnik's Port of Gruz between 11am - 12pm (midday). A Welcome Reception will commence onboard your ship between 12.00pm and 1.00pm, where you're able to join your fellow travellers for champagne and canapes.

Your ship will remain in Dubrovnik for the first night of your cruise, giving you time to explore this unique city.

Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Included stress-free transfer from the airport to the harbour on day 1 of your cruise*
  • Welcome Reception
Useful Information

*complimentary transfer must be booked in advance with our Sales Team

Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 1
Dubrovnik
Summary

Enjoy the beautiful views in Croatia's "heaven on earth" - according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Dubrovnik’s Old Town is wonderfully captivating, with its 1,940m long 15th century stone walls built to protect the city from invasion.

We highly recommend walking 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.

Special Elegance Inclusion

*Transfers to/from the start/end destination are not included

Mljet, Croatia
Day 2
Mljet
Summary

Today we sail north-west to one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia, Mljet, which is actually a National Park. The island is classed as Croatia’s greenest due to it's dense covering of Mediterranean pine forest.

The National Park is famous for its two salt lakes in the north end of the island - Veliko and Malo Jezero - as well as the 12th century Benedictine monastery in the middle of Veliko.

Those that wish to explore this pristine island can do so by kayaking, 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 cold drink in hand.

Optional Excursion
Korcula, Croatia
Day 3
Korcula
Summary

Relax as we set sail for the island of Korčula, and enjoy lunch onboard 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 features an impressive fish bone structure. The island's local population were once 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 great restaurants wrapped around the city walls overlooking the waterfront. 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.

Special Elegance Inclusions
  • Korcula Orientation Walk
  • Local Village Dinner
Vis, Croatia
Day 4
Vis
Summary

Early this morning and subject to weather conditions (which are normally excellent), we will make our way across to the island of Vis, one of the most outer-lying islands on the Dalmatian coast. Vis has been used over the centuries as a strategic military port and saw action by the Allied military through WWII against Italy and Germany. It has only recently opened to commercial tourism and the island still retains a lot of charm.

Please Note: If by chance the weather and wind isn't suitable to visit Vis, an alternative stop will be made on the itinerary. The captain reserves the right to amend the itinerary, as his number one priority is always safety.

Optional Excursion
  • Visit to the Blue Caves
Hvar, Croatia
Day 5
Hvar
Summary

Enjoy breakfast onboard overlooking the stunning Adriatic as we cruise towards Hvar island. Relax in the Croatian sunshine or take a dip in the refreshing Adriatic at our mid-morning swim stop before lunch is served onboard. After lunch, we continue on to Hvar, the ‘French Riviera’ of the Adriatic.

Feel the part sipping champagne and docking alongside other super yachts in Hvar Town. Although renowned for its celebrity spotting, Hvar still remains authentic to its roots, with its cobbled streets, historic architecture and 7th Century Fortress overlooking the town.

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.

Please Note: 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 will be arranged.

Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Hvar Orientation Walk
Milna, Croatia
Day 6
Milna
Summary

Enjoy a relaxing cruise this morning as we sailing towards to our final island destination - the island of Brac. Brac is the largest of the Dalmatian islands, and we will moor up in the waterside town of Milna. The island of Brac is famous for its native Mediterranean pine trees, relaxing atmosphere, and beautiful secluded bays.

You'll spend your afternoon swimming and relaxing in the stunning areas surrounding Milna, with the evening reserved to experience a local restaurant or waterside cafe.

Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Captain's Dinner
Split, Croatia
Day 7
Split
Summary

Embrace your last morning cruising the Dalmatian coast as we make our way back to Split. Enjoy your final swim stop in a secluded bay just outside of Split, before taking in this spectacular city as we cruise into Split harbour in the afternoon.

The UNESCO World Heritage city of Split bases the Old Town in and around the stunning Diocletian's Palace; a Roman emperor's' retirement palace from 295-305 AD. Stroll through the palace basement filled with market stalls and experience the historical architecture of this beautiful palace, consisting of 220 buildings within its boundaries and being 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 opening.

Special Elegance Inclusion
Split, Croatia
Day 8
Split
Summary

This morning it's time for an early onboard breakfast, before saying goodbye to the crew and all of your new friends.

Please Note: It is possible for you to leave the ship as early as needed on Sunday morning to catch flights, as all ships will be in port by Saturday night.

Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Included stress-free transfer from the harbour to the airport on day 8 of your cruise*

*complimentary transfer must be booked in advance with our Sales Team

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Split to Dubrovnik
Overview
Summary

The Split to Dubrovnik itinerary allows guests to explore the cities of Split and Dubrovnik before and after their cruise, as it starts and ends at different locations. Commencing in the UNESCO protected city of Split, this itinerary travels south through the Dalmatian islands of Brac, Hvar, Vis, Korcula and Mljet, before ending in the medieval city of Dubrovnik.

This one way itinerary covers the Dalmatian favourites, giving you a taste of authentic Croatia across 7 days!

Itinerary Highlights
  • Discover Diocletian's Palace, Split
  • Visit the largest island in Dalmatia; Brac
  • Watch a sunset from the Spanjola Fortress in Hvar
  • Become enchanted at the incredible Blue Cave, Vis
  • Indulge in Croatian cuisine at the onboard Captains Dinner
  • Find Marco Polo's birthplace in Korcula Old Town
  • Explore a 12th Century Benedictine Monastery in Mljet
  • Walk Dubrovnik's famous City Walls
Split, Croatia
Check-in
Split
Summary

Split, a town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, is known for its beaches and the fortresslike complex at its center, Diocletian's Palace, erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century. Once home to thousands, its sprawling remains include more than 200 buildings. Within its white stone walls and under its courtyards and galleries are shops, bars, cafes, cathedrals, hotels and several houses.

Check-in is from 11.00am to 12.00pm (midday). Please note your cabin may not be ready until 12:30pm. A Welcome Reception will commence onboard your ship between 12.00pm and 1.00pm, where you're able to join your fellow travellers for champagne and canapes before departing the harbour. Your ship will depart the harbour at 1pm sharp.

Useful Information
Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Included stress-free transfer from the airport to the harbour on day 1 of your cruise*
  • Welcome Reception

*complimentary transfer must be booked in advance with our Sales Team

Milna, Croatia
Day 1
Milna
Summary

Enjoy a 3 course lunch onboard as we depart Split Harbour at 1pm and commence sailing towards our first destination - the island of Brac. The largest of the Dalmatian islands, we will moor up in the waterside town of Milna.

The island of Brac is famous for its native Mediterranean pine trees, relaxing atmosphere, and beautiful secluded bays.

You'll spend your afternoon swimming and relaxing in the stunning areas surrounding Milna, with the evening reserved to experience a local restaurant or waterside cafe.

Hvar, Croatia
Day 2
Hvar
Summary

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 as we pass by the Golden Horn near the beautiful city of Bol on the Southern side of the Island, 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! Despite its celebrity status, Hvar still manages to remain authentic to its roots with its cobbled streets, historic architecture and 7th Century Fortress overlooking the town.

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.

Please Note: 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 will be arranged.

Optional Excursion
  • Hvar Orientation Walk
Vis, Croatia
Day 3
Vis
Summary

Early this morning, and subject to weather conditions (which are normally excellent), we will make our way to the island of Vis, one of the most outer-lying islands on the Dalmatian coast. Vis has been used over the centuries as a strategic military port and saw action by the Allied military through WWII against Italy and Germany. The island has only recently opened to commercial tourism and still retains a lot of charm.

Today the island is an idyllic destination, most famous for it's stunning Blue Cave, an island cave system accessible only by boat. The blue turquoise water and refracted light entering the cave make for amazing photo opportunities.

Please Note: If by chance the weather and wind isn't suitable to visit Vis, an alternative stop will be made on the itinerary. The captain reserves the right to amend the itinerary, as his number one priority is always safety.

Optional Excursion
  • Visit to the Blue Caves
Vela Luka, Croatia
Day 4
Vela Luka
Summary

We set sail from Vis and head to the western side of Korcula Island to the port of Vela Luka. The name Vela Luka translates to ‘big harbour’ and the town lies in a deep sheltered bay, lined with small coves. The town dates back to prehistoric times and archaeological artefacts can be found at the town's cultural centre.

Vela Luka has a strong agricultural background, particularly in olive growing, from which its olive oil is widely used and recommended by locals. There are a handful of restaurants and shops dotted along this quiet harbour and the town becomes increasingly popular in the summer months.

Special Elegance Inclusion
Korcula, Croatia
Day 5
Korcula
Summary

Relax with breakfast onboard as we set sail around Korčula Island towards the town of Korčula. The town of Korčula, said to be the home of Marco Polo, was mostly built in the 15th century, and has a fascinating fish-bone structure. The island's local population were originally 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 great restaurants wrapped around the city walls facing the waterfront. 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.

Special Elegance Inclusions
  • Korcula Orientation Walk
  • Local Village Dinner
Optional Excursion
Mljet, Croatia
Day 6
Mljet
Summary

This morning we sail south-east to one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia, Mljet. This island is actually a National Park and is classified as Croatia’s greenest island due to the dense covering of Mediterranean pine forest.

The National Park is famous for its two salt lakes in the north end of the island - Veliko and Malo Jezero - as well as the 12th century Benedictine monastery in the middle of Veliko. You can explore this pristine island by kayaking, 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 cold drink in hand.

Optional Excursion
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 7
Dubrovnik
Summary

There is nothing quite like waking up in peaceful Mljet and enjoying breakfast onboard your ship as we cruise towards the UNESCO protected and spectacularly beautiful city of Dubrovnik. Enjoy the stunning views along the way to "heaven on earth" - according to the famous writer, George Bernard Shaw. We will arrive into Dubrovnik in the afternoon, allowing plenty of time for you to explore Dubrovnik’s Old Town.

The city is wonderfully captivating, with its stone walls and historic charm. It is highly recommended to walk around the 1,940m long, 15th century 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.

Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Dubrovnik Walking Tour

*Transfers to/from the start/end destination are not included

Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 8
Dubrovnik
Summary

This morning it's time for an early onboard breakfast, before saying goodbye to the crew and all of your new friends.

Please Note: It is possible for you to leave the ship as early as needed on Sunday morning to catch flights, as all ships will be in port by Saturday night.

Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Included stress-free transfer from the harbour to the airport on day 8 of your cruise*

*complimentary transfer must be booked in advance with our Sales Team

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Split Return (North)
Overview
Summary

The Split Return North Route is perfect for those who are looking to explore the historical town of Split before and after their cruise. After checking in at Split Port, this route will take you north through the seaside towns of Trogir and Sibenik, before arriving at the impressive waterfront city of Zadar.

On day 4 this itinerary navigates south toward the mainland town of Vodice, allowing you to take in the stunning Krka National Park and waterfalls. Leaving Vodice behind, the next three days on the Split Return North Route take in the islands of Vis and Hvar before returning to the UNESCO protected city of Split.

Itinerary Highlights
  • Discover Diocletian's Palace, Split
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Trogir Town Centre
  • Indulge in authentic Dalmatian cuisine at a Local Village Dinner
  • Take in the Sea Organ and Sun Salutation in Zadar
  • Visit the Krka National Park & waterfalls
  • Become enchanted at the incredible Blue Cave, Vis
  • Watch a sunset from the Spanjola Fortress, Hvar
Split, Croatia
Check-in
Split
Summary

Split, a town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, is known for its beaches and the fortresslike complex at its center, Diocletian's Palace, erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century. Once home to thousands, its sprawling remains include more than 200 buildings. Within its white stone walls and under its courtyards and galleries are shops, bars, cafes, cathedrals, hotels and several houses.

Check-in is from 11.00am to 12.00pm (midday). Please note your cabin may not be ready until 12:30pm. A Welcome Reception will commence onboard your ship between 12.00pm and 1.00pm, where you're able to join your fellow travellers for champagne and canapes before departing the harbour. Your ship will depart the harbour at 1pm sharp.

Useful Information
Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Included stress-free transfer from the airport to the harbour on day 1 of your cruise*
  • Welcome Reception

*complimentary transfer must be booked in advance with our Sales Team

Trogir, Croatia
Day 1
Trogir
Summary

Enjoy a 3-course lunch onboard as we depart Split Harbour at 1pm and commence sailing towards to our first destination- the seaside town of Trogir. This tiny medieval town is packed with stunning architecture, impressive fortifications, and cosmopolitan restaurants.

Trogir is the perfect place to soak up an authentic Croatian experience, so why not spend your afternoon strolling through the fascinating Old Town, swimming or relaxing in this beautiful area. Enjoy the evening experiencing a local restaurant or waterside cafe.

Sibenik, Croatia
Day 2
Sibenik
Summary

This morning we’ll leave Trogir behind and sail toward the beautiful city of Sibenik, the oldest native Croatian city on the Adriatic. We will be stopping off at a secluded bay for a swim,where you’ll catch a glimpse of the beautiful island of Zlarin as we make our way to this evening’s destination.

We’ll moor in the protected natural harbour of Sibenik, giving you every opportunity to discover the city at your leisure, indulge in coffee and cake on the waterfront riva, or explore the abundance of medieval forts, cathedrals and churches located a stone’s throw away from the ship.

Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Local Village Dinner
Zadar, Croatia
Day 3
Zadar
Summary

Enjoy breakfast looking out over the stunning Adriatic Sea as we cruise toward the fascinating city of Zadar; historically known as the center of Dalmatia. This notable town has stood the test of time and is filled with beautiful Roman architecture and medieval churches, yet blended with cosmopolitan cafes and quality waterfront restaurants.

Spend the afternoon along the waterfront of Zadar, taking in the city’s two unique attractions – the sound-and-light spectacle of the Sea Organ and Sun Salutation, which needs to be seen and heard to be believed! Sip on champagne as you marvel at Zadar’s most famous attraction; the stunning sunset out over the sea, before indulging in delicious local cuisine.

Special Elegance Inclusions
Vodice, Croatia
Day 4
Vodice
Summary

Relax as we set sail and head toward the coastal town of Vodice and enjoy a 3-course lunch at your Captain’s favourite secluded bay along the way. Spend the afternoon swimming at one of the beautiful pebbled beaches, relaxing onboard, or take part in an optional trip to the Krka Waterfalls National Park, one of the most beautiful spots in all of Croatia.

Vis, Croatia
Day 5
Vis
Summary

Early this morning and subject to weather conditions (which are normally excellent), we will make our way across to the island of Vis, one of the most outer-lying islands on the Dalmatian coast. Vis has been used over the centuries as a strategic military port and saw action by the Allied military through WWII against Italy and Germany. It has only recently opened to commercial tourism and the island still retains a lot of charm.

Please Note: If by chance the weather and wind isn't suitable to visit Vis, an alternative stop will be made on the itinerary. The captain reserves the right to amend the itinerary, as his number one priority is always safety.

Optional Excursion
Hvar, Croatia
Day 6
Hvar
Summary

Enjoy breakfast onboard overlooking the stunning Adriatic as we cruise towards Hvar island. Relax in the Croatian sunshine or take a dip in the refreshing Adriatic at our mid-morning swim stop before lunch is served onboard. After lunch, we continue on to Hvar, the ‘French Riviera’ of the Adriatic.

Feel the part sipping champagne and docking alongside other super yachts in Hvar Town. Although renowned for it's celebrity spotting, Hvar still remains authentic to its roots, with its cobbled streets, historic architecture and 7th Century Fortress overlooking the town.

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.

Please Note: 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 will be arranged.

Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Hvar Orientation Tour
Split, Croatia
Day 7
Split
Summary

Embrace your last morning cruising the Dalmatian coast as we make our way back to Split. Enjoy your final swim stop in a secluded bay just outside of Split, before taking in this spectacular city as we cruise into Split harbour in the afternoon.

The UNESCO World Heritage city of Split bases the city centre in and around the stunning Diocletian's Palace, a Roman emperor's' retirement palace from 295-305 AD. This beautiful palace consists of 220 buildings within its boundaries, is home to 3,000 people and Split is now the second largest city in Croatia.

Stroll through the palace basement filled with market stalls and historical architecture or have a coffee on the waterfront Riva.

Special Elegance Inclusion
Split, Croatia
Day 8
Split
Summary

This morning it's time for an early onboard breakfast, before saying goodbye to the crew and all of your new friends.

Please Note: It is possible for you to leave the ship as early as needed on Sunday morning to catch flights, as all ships will be in port by Saturday night.

Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Included stress-free transfer from the harbour to the airport on day 8 of your cruise*

*complimentary transfer must be booked in advance with our Sales Team

Inclusions
Sail Croatia Chefs
Captains Dinner Evening

Captains Dinner Evening Experience traditional Croatian cuisine, as your Captain puts on an evening complete with local entertainment!

Swimming in a secluded Croatian bays
Daily Swim Stops

Daily Swim Stops Dive into crystal clear water, straight off your ship!

Daily Buffet Breakfast on a Sail Croatia Cruise
Daily Buffet Breakfast

Daily Buffet Breakfast Wake up to a freshly prepared breakfast daily

Taking in the Adriatic Sea
Return Airport Transfers

Return Airport Transfers Return Airport transfers (on the start/end day of your cruise) are included

Sail Croatia Welcome Reception
Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception Get to know your fellow travellers over a glass of champagne and canapes once you board your ship!

Sail Croatia Tour Managers
Tour Manager

Tour Manager Your dedicated Tour Manager can assist with any questions onboard

Authentic Croatian Viallage dinner
Local Village Dinner

Local Village Dinner Immerse yourself in the traditional way of life as you experience authentic Croatia

Croatian Cruise dinning table
3 Course Lunch Daily

3 Course Lunch Daily A 3 course lunch is included daily on all Elegance Cruises

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20% OFF

20% off Cruises in April, May & June, and 10% off in July & August on selected 2021 dates and ships. Book by the 31st of March 2021 and secure your spot with only a £50 / €60 deposit! T's & C's apply.

Chat with us or enquire for more information!

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Elegance group having dinner
Short Cruise Mini Elegance Cruise

The Mini Elegance Cruise is ideal for those that are short on time, but still looking to experience luxury small ship cruising in Croatia.

This special mini cruise will set sail on limited departures in 2021, and is available on a 3 or 4 day itinerary.

Croatian Cruise Sunset from Esperanza
Special Cruise Best of Croatia Cruise

The Best of Croatia Cruise covers the best of a traditional Elegance Cruise, with additional destinations included, allowing you to traverse the Croatian coast in style!

This special cruise is offered on an 11 day cruise from Dubrovnik to Zadar or a 10 day cruise from Zadar to Dubrovnik, departing on our newest Elegance ship; Alfa Mario!

Elegance Ships
Sail Croatia Ship, Olimp
Olimp

Olimp is a custom-built luxury small ship that accommodates 36 guests onboard. This impressive vessel features a modern, sleek design and ample deck space to relax, socialise and take in the beautiful view! Olimp also features a swimming platform for easy access into the water.

49 meters long
2017 build
Top deck jacuzzi
Sail Croatia Ship, Queen Jelena
Queen Jelena

Modern comfort meets traditional design on the ‘Queen of the Sea’. This stunning ship can accommodate 38 guests onboard, plus crew, and provides multiple areas to relax and unwind, as well as a luxurious swimming ladder for easy access into the water.

50 meters long
2018 build
Sun Deck Jacuzzi
Sail Croatia Ship, Esperanza
Esperanza

Esperanza is a beautiful ship that was custom designed for sailing in Dalmatia and accommodates 38 guests onboard. This ship guarantees a luxury cruising experience with its spacious saloon, large main and top decks, and a swimming platform to access the water easily.

46 meters long
2016 build
Sun Deck Jacuzzi
Sail Croatia Ship, Alfa Mario
Alfa Mario

Alfa Mario is the newest vessel to join the Elegance fleet and will set sail for the first time in 2021. This stand out vessel offers spacious air-conditioned cabins and multiple sun deck areas, and its sleek, modern design is guaranteed to offer a luxurious cruising experience onboard.

52 meters long
New in 2021
Splash pool & jacuzzi
Elegance FAQ's
What Health and Safety Measures Will be In Place in Light of COVID-19?

Sail Croatia takes the health and safety of our guests and staff seriously and as such we will be implementing measures onboard our ships to limit and prevent the spread of the virus. In line with Government guidelines, our staff members have been trained to adhere to strict Health and Safety procedures and policies until measures can be relaxed.

Upon advice from the Croatian Institute for Public Health, please expect the following measures to be in place throughout your cruise:

  • Check-in will be conducted outdoors in a specially designated area
  • All ships will be thoroughly cleaned daily, as well a final disinfection process occurring prior to guest arrival
  • Staff will wear appropriate PPE when working around our ships and guests. This may include masks whenever inside social distancing guidelines and gloves whenever touching surfaces
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on all ships and is required to be used whenever boarding
  • Social distancing measures will be in place in accordance with government guidelines
  • There will be spaced seating for meal services and longer service of meals

Due to the unique nature of the space on each ship, risk assessments will be conducted that are specific to each layout and additional measures may be implemented onboard to cater for each space.

Whilst we will endeavor to do our very best to reduce the spread of COVID-19, please recognise that there is a clear risk of the spread of the disease whilst on holiday. Our aim is to keep our guests safe and Croatia free of the spread of the virus. We kindly ask for your support throughout this process. Our measures will continue to be updated in line with best practices and Government guidelines. If you have any questions, a member of our Sales Team will be able to assist you.

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 (South/North), or one way departure, from April to October, exclusively on our top of the range ships, offering the highest level of luxury and comfort onboard.

What time do cruises start/finish?

The Elegance cruise departs on a Sunday at 13:00 from either the Split or Dubrovnik harbour. The ship returns to Split/Dubrovnik on a Saturday afternoon, with the last night of the cruise spent in Split/Dubrovnik. You are able to disembark the ship after breakfast between 8am and 9am on Sunday morning.

Are transfers between the airport and the port included?

As part of your Elegance cruise, transfers are included between the airport and your hotel, or straight to the ship on the start day of your cruise. Transfers from the ship to the airport are also included on the last day of your cruise. Please advise your flight details (flight number, arrival/departure time) at least 5 days before departure by emailing our Sales Team on [email protected] Once we have this information we will be happy to arrange these for you.

What ages are onboard the ship?

The minimum age onboard the Elegance cruise is 18. If you are looking for a Sail Croatia experience with children younger than 18 years old, you may be interested in our Private Yacht Tours!

What are the cabin arrangements?

Cabins on the Elegance cruise are our most luxurious and spacious cabins, consisting of a Twin or Double bed, ensuite and air-conditioning. Twin or Double bed cabins are confirmed during the booking stage, so please let us know your preferences. On some ships, we also have Triple cabins available. Triple cabins consist of a double bed and a single bunk, and we provide a 10% discount per person. Each cabin is approximately 10-12 square meters (including the ensuite).

What is the difference between Above Deck and Lower Deck cabins?

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 more affordable than the Above Deck cabins, however they are usually slightly larger in size as there is no walk-way around the outside. They are also often cooler and quieter in the evenings. The main benefit with the Above Deck cabins is that they are on the main or upper deck, easily accessible without having to use the stairs!

Above Deck Lower Deck
Above water level At water level
On the main deck Below the main deck
No stairs* Large portholes
  Quieter
  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.

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

If you prefer to have your own cabin, you can pay a single supplement which is 50% of the one person price. Please note single supplements are not applicable on Special Offers or discounted cruises. Alternatively, we can match you with another solo traveller of the same sex onboard the ship.

What meals are served onboard?

Each morning the onboard cook will prepare a buffet breakfast, complete with hot and cold dishes. A traditional three course lunch is also served daily, prepared by the onboard cook. Two evening meals are included on all Elegance cruises; a Captain's dinner (complete with entertainment) and a Traditional Village Dinner. On the other evenings, we encourage you to explore the local towns and experience Dalmatian cuisine. Your onboard Tour Manager will be able to offer suggestions on the best places to eat at each destination!

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

Our onboard cook is able to cater for vegetarians and travellers with special dietary requests. If you are allergic to certain foods, please specify in advance what this includes. We will note this so the cook can be prepared.

Are there any local payments that I need to be aware of?

A local payment of 30 Euros per person is payable onboard your Sail Croatia Cruise. This payment incorporates port fees and tourist taxes throughout the week and is subject to change.

What type of luggage should I bring?

If you’re joining us from within Europe, we highly recommend limiting your luggage to one suitcase; however, we understand that this might not be possible for international travellers who are flying in just for the cruise, or on extended trips. In most cabins, you will be able to store bags under the bed; however, in the case of excess luggage, please ask check-in staff to give you additional information about possible storage.

Will I get to visit the Blue Cave as a part of my cruise?

A visit to the Blue Cave in Vis is dependant on weather conditions and your itinerary. If conditions allow, an optional visit to the Blue Cave will be offered. This activity is not a part of your booking with us and therefore Sail Croatia shall not be deemed responsible for any damage, loss or dissatisfaction related to the Blue Cave visit.

Am I able to use the jacuzzi onboard 24/7?

You’re welcome to relax in the onboard jacuzzi throughout your cruise. Please note that the jacuzzi may not be available at all times due to conditions such as electricity consumption, fresh water usage onboard and weather conditions.

How does Sail Croatia contribute to sustainable tourism?

Sail Croatia is committed to sustainable tourism and eco-friendly practices. To find out more on what we’ve achieved so far and our goals for a sustainable future, check out our sustainability report here.