What Health and Safety Measures Will be In Place in Light of COVID-19?
What are Explorer Cruises?
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
- Staff will wear appropriate PPE when working around our ships and guests. This may include masks whenever
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 time do cruises start/finish?
Explorer cruises are great for young professionals and young at heart travellers looking to experience the
true beauty of Croatia. There is an emphasis on sightseeing and relaxing, whilst still giving you the
opportunity to explore the nightlife in Croatia each evening should you wish to!
What are the cabin arrangements?
All Explorer ships depart from Split or Dubrovnik on a Saturday at 13:00. All ships arrive at their final port
on a Friday afternoon, and check-out is between 8am and 9am on the following Saturday.
What is the difference between Above Deck and Lower Deck cabins?
Our Explorer ships consist of either 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.
I am travelling by myself, is there a single supplement?
Above Deck cabins are on the main deck of the ship or just above it. Lower Deck cabins are in the hull of the
ship. There are pros and cons to both - Lower Deck cabins are often cooler and quieter at night, as you do not
have many travellers walking past your cabin as much as the Above Deck cabins. Above Deck cabins offer more
natural light and ventilation. Each ship is unique and therefore the layout varies from ship to ship. Please
note: On some ships, the Above Deck cabins are located across two levels, i.e. located on the main deck and on
a higher deck level.
What age/nationality are the passengers?
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 food is included?
Explorer cruises have a wide age range of adults onboard. A typical Explorer cruise will usually have a mix of
couples, young professionals and 'young at heart' travellers, usually aged from mid 20s to mid 60s. We
recommend a minimum age of 15 and upwards onboard for our Explorer Cruises. We find this age upwards works
well for the other customers onboard the ship and find that often older teens will enjoy many aspects of this
cruise. Mainly English-speaking travellers join us on our Explorer Cruises. Travellers are typically from
Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK & South Africa
Can I bring food and drink onboard?
Breakfast and a 3-course lunch are included daily on our Explorer cruises. Breakfast is usually continental
style, with additional warm food such as eggs. Lunches are usually 3 courses, with a soup/salad starter, meat
or fish-based main course and fruit/cake for dessert, prepared by your onboard cook. A Captains Dinner is also
included in Explorer Cruises. All other evenings, we encourage our clients to explore the local towns,
experiencing local food and wine! Of course we can offer suggestions on the best places to go!
Are there any local payments that I need to be aware of?
You cannot bring food and drink onboard the ship, except for items that fill specific dietary requirements.
Each boat has its own bar and drinks consumed onboard must be purchased from here. You have unlimited access
to the onboard water cooler during the salon opening times. We recommend bringing a re-usable water bottle
with you onboard, and filling this up before the salon closes for the evening.
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?
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.
How does Sail Croatia contribute to sustainable tourism?
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
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.