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Itineraries

Dubrovnik to Zadar (11 DAY) Dubrovnik to Zadar (11 DAY)
DUBROVNIK
DAY 1 | Overnight Stay

Check-in at Dubrovnik's Gruz harbour from 11am, with lunch served onboard at 1pm, giving you the perfect opportunity to get to know your new shipmates! Dubbed "heaven on earth" by the famous writer George Bernard Shaw, today you’ll have the opportunity to explore the 13th century Old Town of Dubrovnik. Walk the impressive 1,940m long city walls and discover hidden gems such as cafes and bars perched along the walls, where you can sit back with a cold drink and watch the sunset.

Best of Croatia Inclusions:

  • Included stress-free transfers from the airport to the harbour
  • Dubrovnik Walking Tour - Transfers to/from the start/end destination are not included
MLJET
DAY 2 | Overnight Stay

This morning we’ll depart Dubrovnik and begin our sail north through the beautiful Elaphite Islands whilst lunch is served onboard. A refreshing swim stop will be had before continuing onto Mljet National Park.

Once docked in the late afternoon, you are free to explore the salt lakes within the National Park. Inside the National Park you are able to visit the isle of St Mary, which is home to an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a church dating back to the 12th century. The National Park is best discovered using a bike or kayak that can be hired within the park grounds.

We will overnight in the port of Polace or Pomena this evening and catch one of Mljet's famous sunsets from the back of the ship.

Optional Activities:

  • Mljet National Park
  • Bike & Kayak hire
KORCULA
DAY 3 | Overnight Stay

From Mljet we'll set sail for the island of Korcula, the rumoured birthplace of Marco Polo. Lunch will be served onboard near Lumbarda bay and tonight we will spend the night in the port of Korcula Town. Explore this fortified town, with its narrow streets and lookout towers, spending 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.

Best of Croatia Inclusions:

  • Korcula Orientation Walk
  • Local Village Dinner

Optional Activities:

  • Buggies
LASTOVO / VELA LUKA
DAY 4 | Overnight Stay

Enjoy breakfast onboard as we cruise toward the island of Lastovo. Along with Mljet, Lastovo is one of the greenest Croatian islands, with more than 70% of the land being covered by forest. The island of Lastovo has been permanently inhabited for several thousand years, but in ancient times it was first colonized by the Greeks and then the Romans. Explore the island's beautiful scenery, architecture, untouched nature and the local lifestyle on the island. The island of Lastovo and the archipelago that surrounds it is quite secluded, so watching the stars at night makes for an impressive experience. If weather prohibits a visit to Lastovo, the ship will overnight in Vela Luka instead.

VIS
DAY 5 | Overnight Stay

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 Croatian 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 still retains a lot of its historical charm, as it is not frequently visited due to its location.

Please Note:

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

Optional Activities:

  • Vis Tour
  • Blue Cave visit*

*A visit to the Blue Cave is dependent 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.

HVAR
DAY 6 | Overnight Stay

Today we'll head toward the island of Hvar, the longest and one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic. We will overnight in Hvar Town, where the 16th century Spanjola Fortress towers above the township. The fascinating outer-lying Islands, waterfront restaurants and famous bars make it a popular stop on the itinerary!

We dock in a prime position along the waterfront, providing the perfect base to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Stunning sunsets, incredible nightlife, well-preserved architecture and inviting waterfront cafes mean Hvar has something for everyone.

Please Note:

The docking time in Hvar can be early evening in peak season due to Port Authority restrictions. If guests would like to arrive on Hvar island earlier, water taxi transfers can be arranged for one time slot per ship, which will be included for all guests.

Best of Croatia Inclusions:

  • Hvar Orientation Walk
SPLIT
DAY 7 | Overnight Stay

We leave the island of Hvar behind this morning and make our way back to the mainland, where we will spend the night in the beautiful city of Split. We'll stop for a swim and lunch along the way at one of the hidden coastal bays, perfect for diving right off the ship.

Split, is well known for its beaches and the fortress like complex at its centre, 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.

Best of Croatia Inclusions:

  • Split Walking Tour

Optional Activities:

  • Canyoning
  • Zip Line
TROGIR
DAY 8 | Overnight Stay

After a buffet breakfast onboard we'll head off to explore Krka National Park on the included excursion! After exploring and discovering the beauty of Krka, you will be transferred to the tiny, medieval town of Trogir, where the ship will be waiting for you! Packed with stunning architecture, impressive fortifications, and cosmopolitan restaurants, Trogir is the perfect place to soak up an authentic Croatian experience! Enjoy the evening experiencing a local restaurant or waterside cafe.

Best of Croatia Inclusions:

  • Krka National Park Excursion
ZLARIN
DAY 9 | Overnight Stay

This morning we’ll cruise away from the mainland and head toward the island of Zlarin, with a swim stop along the way of course! The island of Zlarin is known as the green island thanks to its stunning natural environment, including Mediterranan pine forests, olive groves and crystal clear water in every shade of green and blue. Zlarin boasts no motorcars on the island, an abundance of beautiful beaches and delicious local food. Spend the afternoon exploring and relaxing on this hidden gem!

SIBENIK
DAY 10 | Overnight Stay

We’ll sail from Zlarin to Sibenik, the oldest native Croatian city on the Adriatic. We will stop off at a secluded bay for a swim before mooring 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. This evening you’ll experience authentic Croatian cuisine and hospitality with the Local Village Dinner!

Best of Croatia Inclusion:

  • Local Village Dinner
ZADAR

DAY 11 | Overnight Stay

Enjoy breakfast overlooking the stunning Adriatic Sea as we spend our final day cruising toward the fascinating city of Zadar; historically known as the center of Croatia. 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 need 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.

Best of Croatia Inclusions:

  • Zadar Walking Tour

DAY 12 | Finish

This morning it's time for an early onboard breakfast, before saying goodbye to the crew and all of your new friends by 8.30am.

Zadar to Dubrovnik (11 DAY) Zadar to Dubrovnik (11 DAY)
ZADAR
DAY 1 | Overnight Stay

Check-in at Zadar harbour from 11am, with lunch served onboard at 1pm, giving you the perfect opportunity to get to know your new shipmates! We’ll spend the night in the fascinating city of Zadar; historically known as the center of Croatia. 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 need 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.

Best of Croatia Inclusions:

  • Included stress-free transfers from the airport to the harbour
  • Zadar Walking Tour
SIBENIK
DAY 2 | Overnight Stay

We’ll sail from Zadar to Sibenik, the oldest native Croatian city on the Adriatic this morning. We will stop off at a secluded bay for a swim before mooring 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. This evening you’ll experience authentic Croatian cuisine and hospitality with the Local Village Dinner!

Best of Croatia Inclusion:

  • Local Village Dinner
TROGIR
DAY 3 | Overnight Stay

After a buffet breakfast onboard we'll head off to explore Krka National Park on the included excursion! After exploring and discovering the beauty of Krka, you will be transferred to the tiny, medieval town of Trogir, where the ship will be waiting for you! Packed with stunning architecture, impressive fortifications, and cosmopolitan restaurants, Trogir is the perfect place to soak up an authentic Croatian experience! Enjoy the evening experiencing a local restaurant or waterside cafe.

Best of Croatia Inclusion:

  • Krka National Park Excursion
SPLIT
DAY 4 | Overnight Stay

We leave Trogir behind this morning and make our way back to the mainland, where we will spend the night in the beautiful city of Split. We'll stop for a swim and lunch along the way at one of the hidden coastal bays, perfect for diving right off the ship.

Split, is well known for its beaches and the fortress-like complex at its centre, 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.

Best of Croatia Inclusions:

  • Split Walking Tour

Optional Activities:

  • Canyoning
  • Zip Line
HVAR
DAY 5 | Overnight Stay

Today we'll head toward the island of Hvar, the longest and one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic. We will overnight in Hvar Town, where the 16th century Spanjola Fortress towers above the township. The fascinating outer-lying Islands, waterfront restaurants and famous bars make it a popular stop on the itinerary!

We dock in a prime position along the waterfront, providing the perfect base to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Stunning sunsets, incredible nightlife, well-preserved architecture and inviting waterfront cafes mean Hvar has something for everyone.

Please Note:

The docking time in Hvar can be early evening in peak season due to Port Authority restrictions. If guests would like to arrive on Hvar island earlier, water taxi transfers can be arranged for one time slot per ship, which will be included for all guests.

Best of Croatia Inclusions:

  • Hvar Orientation Walk
VIS
DAY 6 | Overnight Stay

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 Croatian 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 still retains a lot of its historical charm, as it is not frequently visited due to its location.

Please Note:

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

Optional Activities:

  • Vis Tour
  • Blue Cave visit*

*A visit to the Blue Cave is dependent 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.

LASTOVO / VELA LUKA
DAY 7 | Overnight Stay

TEnjoy breakfast onboard as we cruise toward the island of Lastovo. Along with Mljet, Lastovo is one of the greenest Croatian islands, with more than 70% of the land being covered by forest. The island of Lastovo has been permanently inhabited for several thousand years, but in ancient times it was first colonized by the Greeks and then the Romans. Explore the island's beautiful scenery, architecture, untouched nature and the local lifestyle on the island. The island of Lastovo and the archipelago that surrounds it is quite secluded, so watching the stars at night makes for an impressive experience. If weather prohibits a visit to Lastovo, the ship will overnight in Vela Luka instead.

KORCULA
DAY 8 | Overnight Stay

From Lastovo we'll set sail for the island of Korcula, the rumoured birthplace of Marco Polo. Lunch will be served onboard near Lumbarda bay and tonight we will spend the night in the port of Korcula Town. Explore this fortified town, with its narrow streets and lookout towers, spending 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.

Best of Croatia Inclusions:

  • Korcula Orientation Walk
  • Local Village Dinner

Optional Activities:

  • Buggies
MLJET
DAY 9 | Overnight Stay

We depart from Korcula and begin our sail to Mljet National Park.

Once docked in the afternoon, you are free to explore the salt lakes within the National Park. Inside the National Park you are able to visit the isle of St Mary, which is home to an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a church dating back to the 12th century. The National Park is best discovered using a bike or kayak that can be hired within the park grounds.

We will overnight in the port of Polace or Pomena this evening and catch one of Mljet's famous sunsets from the back of the ship.

DUBROVNIK

DAY 10 | Overnight Stay

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 in 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.

Best of Croatia Inclusions:

  • Dubrovnik Walking Tour - Transfers to/from the start/end destination are not included

DAY 11 | Finish

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

YOUR SHIP

ALFA MARIO

INCLUSIONS

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

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

Brand New Ship
Relax and unwind on our newest Elegance Premier Plus ship!

Relax and unwind on our newest Elegance Premier Plus ship!

Authentic CROATIAN CUISINE
Enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast and 3-course lunch daily

Freshly prepared breakfast and a 3-course lunch are included daily on all Elegance Cruises.

Local Village Dinner
Experience authentic Croatia at a traditional village dinner

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

Krka National Park Excursion
Discover Krka National Park on this included excrursion

Discover Krka National Park on this included excrursion

Explore Historic Towns
Explore Croatia with orientation tours at selected locations

Explore Croatia with included Orientation Tours at selected locations

Airport Transfers
Relax with return airport transfers

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

Stay Connected
Wi-fi is available throughout your cruise (subject to download limits)

Wi-fi is available on your cruise (subject to download limits)

PRICING 2021

*Prices fluctuate regularly in line with demand for our cruises. Our Price Promise ensures clients who book early will never pay more than those who book later.
Alfa Mario
Departures Lower Deck Above Deck
6th June £2,579 £2,879
5th September £2,579 £2,879

*The above is for pricing purposes only, please submit an enquiry for availability.

Alfa Mario
Departures Lower Deck Above Deck
17th June £2,319 £2,619
16th September £2,319 £2,619

*The above is for pricing purposes only, please submit an enquiry for availability.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Best of Croatia Cruise?

The Best of Croatia Cruise is aimed at couples and mature travellers looking for a mix of sightseeing, luxury and relaxation. These cruises sail on either an 10 day Zadar to Dubrovnik route or a 11 day Dubrovnik to Zadar route. This exclusive cruise will take place on two departures only onboard a brand new ship, offering the highest level of luxury and comfort onboard.

What are the departure/arrival times?

The Best of Croatia Cruise departs at 13:00 on the departure day, from either Zadar or Dubrovnik, depending on your itinerary. You are able to disembark the ship after breakfast on the last day of your cruise between 8am and 9am.

Are transfers between the airport and the port included?

As part of your Best of Croatia 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 Reservations 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 Best of Croatia 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 cabins arrangements?

Cabins on the Best of Croatia Cruise are the newest and most luxurious within our fleet, 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. Each cabin is approximately 10-12 square meters (including the ensuite).

What is the difference between Above Deck and Lower Deck?

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 for more details.

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

If you are travelling on your own and wish to have the cabin to yourself, a Single Supplement is applicable, which is 50% of the one person price. In Above Deck cabins we will 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 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 the Best of Croatia Cruise; 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 45 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.