How Do I Get to Croatia?
What are Elegance Cruises?
Flying into Croatia is the most popular way to arrive in the country, however there are also great bus and self-drive options. Learn more about flying to Croatia here, or if you’re planning on driving to Croatia, you can find more information here.
What time do cruises start/finish?
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 return (South/North/Dubrovnik), or one way departure, from April to October. Elegance Cruises operate exclusively on our top of the range ships, offering the highest level of luxury and comfort onboard. If you’re looking for a different cruise experience, view our Croatia small ship cruises.
What if I can’t make the check-in time?
Check-in is available between 11am and 12pm on day 1 of the cruise, with a Welcome Reception commencing at 12pm. Guests travelling on the Dubrovnik - Split itinerary will stay in Dubrovnik for the first night, and all other itineraries will depart the harbour at 1pm. You'll reach your final destination the day before check-out, 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 the last day of your cruise. If you’re unable to make it to check-in on time, you can easily catch up with your ship at your first destination. Please see FAQ: What if I can’t make the check-in time?
Are transfers between the airport and the port included?
If you’re unable to arrive at your departure point for check-in, it’s easy to catch up with your ship at your first destination. See information on how to get to your first destination below:
- Split Return South: your first night will be spent in Stari Grad, which is easily accessible via ferry from Split (2 hours). You can find the ferry timetable online here.
- Split - Dubrovnik: your first night will be spent in Milna, which is easily accessible via ferry from Split (30 minutes or 1 hour & 10 minutes depending on the ferry). There are two ferries servicing Milna and you can find the ferry timetables online here and here.
- Split Return North: you will spend your first night in the mainland destination of Trogir. Trogir is easily accessible by public bus from Split (45 minutes). You can find the bus timetable online here.
- Dubrovnik - Split: you will stay overnight in Dubrovnik on night 1, so arriving late is not a problem!
If you need assistance planning your arrival, a member of our Sales Team will be happy to help you connect the dots! We are able to provide land based transfers if required, or our Operations Team are also able to assist you on the ground with logistics.
What ages are onboard the ship?
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 are the cabin arrangements?
Elegance Cruises are for mature travellers, so there is an 18+ age restriction onboard. If you are looking to travel with children aged 15+, our Explorer Dubrovnik and Split Cruises may be an option for you. If you’re travelling with younger children, you may be interested in our Private Yacht
What is the difference between Above Deck and Lower Deck cabins?
Our Elegance ships offer the most spacious and luxurious cabins, ranging in size from 10-12m2. Cabins are equipped with either Twin beds or a Double bed, a private ensuite bathroom and air-conditioning. Twin or Double bed cabins are confirmed during the booking stage, so please let us know your preference.
The shape and layout of cabins can vary depending on their location, as they are configured around the build of the individual ship. We will do our best to accommodate cabin location preferences based on those who book first.
On some ships, we also have triple cabins available for guests that are travelling as a group of three and would like to share a cabin. Triple cabins consist of a double bed and a single bunk, and we provide a 10% discount per person for these cabin types. In some Triple cabins, the double bed may be slightly smaller to accommodate the additional single bed, meaning these cabins may not be suitable for travellers that require more space. If you would like to book a triple cabin please let us know and we can check availability when you enquire.
I am travelling by myself. Is there a Single supplement?
At the booking stage, you will have the option to select a Lower Deck or an Above Deck cabin onboard the ship.
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! Please note:
Above Deck cabins are either equipped with a window or a port hole, some of these will be fixed and cannot be opened. Lower Deck cabins are equipped with a port hole which cannot be opened.
Each ship is unique and therefore the layout does vary from ship to ship.
|Above water level
||At water level
|On the main deck
||Below the main deck
||Quieter Large portholes
||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 meals are served onboard?
If you prefer to have your own cabin, you can pay a single supplement which is 50% of the per person website price. Please note single supplements are limited in their availability and 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.
I am a vegetarian or have a special dietary request - do you cater for me?
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!
Are there any local payments that I need to be aware of?
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
What type of luggage should I bring?
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.
Will I get to visit the Blue Cave as a part of my cruise?
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.
Am I able to use the jacuzzi onboard 24/7?
The Blue Caves are a very popular attraction. A visit to the Blue Cave in Vis is dependant on your itinerary, the weather conditions and how busy the attraction is on the day. 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.
Will limited mobility affect my cruise experience?
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
How does Sail Croatia contribute to sustainable tourism?
It is common in Croatia for several ships to dock side by side, requiring guests to walk over small crossings and between adjoining vessels to get from the ship to the dock at some ports. Whilst our crew members are always available to assist guests, this may not be an easy manoeuvre for people of limited mobility. Due to the nature of our luxury small ships we don’t have elevators onboard, and guests are required to use stairs to access some cabins. Our experienced Sales Team would be more than happy to recommend the best cabin type for you and assist with any specific questions.
What other cruises do you operate?
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.
Do I need to purchase travel insurance?
Sail Croatia offer cruise and yacht experiences to suit every travel style, including luxury Croatia Cruises for mature travellers, Explorer Cruises between Split and Dubrovnik, Navigator Party Cruises, and Active Cruises on our Cycle Croatia and Hike Croatia Cruise experiences.
Yes, we highly recommend that you take out Travel Insurance that would cover cancellation, personal injury, medical expenses, personal
liability & loss of personal property before you travel with us. It’s also important to check that your insurance covers all of the
optional excursions you may be doing whilst onboard the cruise with us. Find out more about Travel Insurance here.
Please note: Once a booking is confirmed, there are fees applicable if you need to make a change to your booking or if you need to
cancel. All fees can be found on our Booking Terms. Whilst we are unable to offer refunds, we can provide a letter confirming your
cancellation with us which may aid your Travel Insurance claim, if required.