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Discover the Pearl of the Adriatic for Less

To celebrate the launch of our brand new Dubrovnik Return Route, we're offering discounted Elegance cruises on select departures between June and October, 2022.

Discover the charming walled city of Dubrovnik and cruise the Dalmatian coast in absolute luxury on this brand new route. Starting and ending in Dubrovnik, this is the ideal itinerary for those looking to immerse themselves in this ancient city before and after their cruise.

The luxurious Esperanza will sail exclusively on the Dubrovnik Return Route, boasting a sundeck jacuzzi, wide open decks and a spacious dining salon.

*Ts & Cs: Discount applies to new bookings only, subject to availability and is not applicable with any other offer. Book by 15 February, 2022.

Esperanza sailing in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik from the hill
Elegance guests enjoying a meal

Itinerary

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Dubrovnik Return
Overview
Summary

The Dubrovnik Return route is perfect for those looking to fly in and out of Dubrovnik International Airport. After joining your ship in the medieval city of Dubrovnik on day 1, you'll cruise to the breathtaking island of Mljet to catch a magical sunset and enjoy your first night onboard.

Day 2 will see you leave Mljet behind and continue on to the island of Hvar, exploring both Hvar Town and Stari Grad, before cruising to the city of Split on day 4. Days 5 and 6 are spent exploring the seaside town of Makarska and the impressive island of Korcula, before the cruise returns to Dubrovnik for one final magical night.

Itinerary Highlights
  • Walk Dubrovnik's famous City Walls
  • Watch a sunset from the Spanjola Fortress in Hvar
  • Dine at a World Heritage Site in Stari Grad
  • Discover Diocletian's Palace, Split
  • Experience waterfront dining in Makarska
  • Find Marco Polo's birthplace in Korcula Old Town
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Check-in
Dubrovnik
Summary

Check-in at Dubrovnik's Port Gruž between 11am - 12pm (midday). A Welcome Reception will commence onboard your ship between 12pm and 1pm, where you're able to get to know your fellow travellers over champagne and canapes. Your ship will depart the harbour at 1pm sharp.

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

Mljet, Croatia
Day 1
Mljet
Summary

We'll sail out of Dubrovnik this afternoon and cruise north-west towards the beautiful island of Mljet. Take in the breathtaking scenery as you enjoy a 3-course lunch onboard and get to know your fellow travellers. The island of Mljet is classed as Croatia’s greenest due to its dense covering of Mediterranean pine forest; this tranquil island is sure to captivate you!

Once docked, spend your afternoon exploring the quaint town, or relax on the top deck of the ship watching a magical Mljet sunset with a cold drink in hand.

Hvar, Croatia
Day 2
Hvar
Summary

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

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
Stari Grad, Croatia
Day 3
Stari Grad
Summary

This morning we'll leave Hvar Town behind and cruise to the northern side of Hvar Island, spending the night in Stari Grad.

Stari Grad literally means 'Old Town', so it's no surprise that 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 Inclusions
  • Stari Grad Local Village Dinner
Split, Croatia
Day 4
Split
Summary

Enjoy breakfast onboard as we depart Hvar Island and cruise towards the waterfront city of Split. Along the way we'll enjoy a swim stop in a secluded bay just outside of Split, before docking in Split Harbour in the afternoon. This UNESCO World Heritage city is centered in and around the stunning Diocletian's Palace, which was 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
  • Cetina River Rafting
Makarska, Croatia
Day 5
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
Korcula, Croatia
Day 6
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 island's 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
  • Buggies
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 7
Dubrovnik
Summary

This morning we'll 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.

The included Dubrovnik Walking Tour is a great way to learn about this wonderful city.

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

Optional Excursion
  • Game of Thrones Walking Tour
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

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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MS Esperanza Exterior
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MS Esperanza Top Deck
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MS Esperanza Below Deck Cabin
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Esperanza

Esperanza is a luxurious custom-built ship, guaranteed to deliver a seamless cruising experience. Accomodating a maximum of 38 guests, the ship features Above and Lower deck cabins, a top deck jacuzzi and a spacious dining salon.

Length: 46m
Built: 2016
Capacity: 38
Cabins: 19
Jacuzzi

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. To view the Health and Safety measures that will be in place, please view our Cruise with Confidence page.

Whilst we will endeavour 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.

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 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.

What time do cruises start/finish?

Check-in is available between 11am and 12pm on day 1 of the cruise, with a Welcome Reception commencing at 12pm, and the ship departing at 1pm. You'll reach your final destination the day before check-out, with the last night of the cruise spent in Dubrovnik. You are able to disembark the ship after breakfast between 8am and 9am on the last day of your cruise.

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 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.

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.