• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Split
  • Location: Split, Makarska, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula
  • Duration: 8 days (Sat-Sat)
  • Availability: SATURDAYS only, weekly departures


  • Open-age cruise, most suitable for families and budget travellers
  • Excellent value 7 night return cruise from Split visiting Dubrovnik and the islands
  • Enjoy seven unforgettable days cruising on the southern Adriatic Sea
  • Mornings you can relax on the spacious sundeck or outdoor lounge
  • Afternoons and evenings free to explore Croatia's finest destinations
  • Relax and let the Captain and Crew take care of you
  • Daily swim stops
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8 days from Split, Makarska, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Trstenik, Korčula, Hvar, (Bol), and back to Split

This 7 night Split return cruise showcases the best of the Dalmatian coast.
Breakfast, lunch and Captain's Dinner included.
All cabins have air-conditioning and ensuites.
**Open-age cruise, suitable for families, couples and small groups. **

(See our separate listing for dedicated 18-30s cruises)


Open age cruise, suitable for families and budget travellers. Double/twin cabins on Main and Lower Deck. Solo travellers must book a cabin for solo use. Not all ships have triple cabins, please check with us first. There are no quad cabins.

For this trip all you will need is a few T-shirts and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days sailing on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the captain and his crew take care of you. During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea. The evenings you have free to find a good restaurant or discover historical monuments


8 days from Split, Makarska, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Trstenik, Korčula, Hvar, (Bol), and back to Split

• 7 nights onboard in an ensuite cabin with air-conditioning
• Daily cabin service
• Mid-week linen change
• English-speaking Cruise Manager
• Free Wi-Fi onboard

Meals Included:
• Buffet breakfasts daily
• Three course lunches
• Captain's Dinner
• Unlimited drinking water dispenser onboard

Sightseeing and Tours Included:
• Guided Walking Tours of Dubrovnik, Hvar and Korcula
• Daily swim stops (weather permitting)

• Port Tax €60pp / week - mandatory (pay onboard)
• Meals and drinks not listed
• Beach towel hire: ~ €5/week
• Optional excursions / entrances

# Optional Excursions (book onboard):
• Entrance fee to Mljet National Park: ~ €25pp
• Wine tasting in Korcula: ~ €25pp

Check-in 11.00-12.30hrs. The cruise departs Split port at 13.00hrs (1pm) sharp. Please do not be late. If you miss the departure you will need to arrange transfer at your own expense to Makarska to meet the ship.

Day 1: SPLIT Embarkation: 13.00hrs Departure! - then to MAKARSKA (L)
At 13hrs the ship departs from the Split harbour southwards, towards Makarska. Lunch is served while cruising along the Dalmatian coast. Afternoon swim stop in one of the secluded bays on route. For the adrenaline lovers, there’s an optional zipline ride over the Cetina river canyon. Enjoy Makarska in the evening. Stroll the waterfront with its wide promenade, a pathway out to a lighthouse and some cool bars. The main square is home to an impressive church and other monuments and sights. Overnight in the port of Makarska.
# Included: Lunch onboard

Day 2: to MLJET (B,L)
Early morning departure towards Mljet, with a swim stop on the Pelješac Peninsula. Part of Mljet Island is a National Park. In the afternoon, plan to visit its seawater lakes, the peaceful, tiny St Mary’s Island in the middle of the large lake, the church and the monastery. Walk or hire a bike to explore these stunning lakes. Overnight in the port of Polača or Pomena.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Optional: Mljet National Park Entrance Fee

Day 3: to DUBROVNIK (B,L)
After breakfast, depart towards Dubrovnik, the most famous town in Croatia and, for many, the highlight of this cruise. The Irish writer George Bernard Shaw called Dubrovnik “heaven on earth”. Unbelievable views of the surroundings along the way, enjoy and admire the beautiful stretch of the coast. Upon arrival, join our locally-guided city tour. Afterwards you are left to explore on your own. Perhaps take an optional cable car ride up to the Srđ mountain for spectacular views of the old town. Don’t miss 'Stradun', both a street and a square, in the Old Town, or walk at least part of the 1940m long city walls which have protected Dubrovnik during earthquakes and attacks! Return to the ship at your leisure after your exploration of this magical town. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Dubrovnik

Late morning departure towards the island of Šipan or the small town of Trstenik on the Pelješac Peninsula. Gorgeous spots for an afternoon swim and time at leisure with the possibility to visit a local winery. In the evening enjoy the included special Captain’s Dinner onboard. Overnight in the port.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Captain’s Dinner onboard

Day 5: to KORČULA (B,L)
After breakfast, departure towards the island of Korčula, one of the famous islands in the Dubrovnik region. It’s the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Lunch on board in a bay near the Korčula town. The encircling town walls and bastions date back to the 13th Century and there are some lovely churches and museums. Join our locally-guided sightseeing tour of the Korčula town or optional wine and local appetizer tasting at a local winery before dining in one of the numerous seafront restaurants or konobas on your own. Overnight in the port of Korčula.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Korcula
# Optional: Wine tasting in Korcula

Day 6: to HVAR (B,L)
Early departure towards the Paklinski Islands near Hvar (the longest island in the Adriatic) for lunch and a swimming stop. Upon arrival, join our locally-guided afternoon sightseeing tour of Hvar Town. The Renaissance cathedral has its original tower and the oldest community theatre in Europe, founded in 1612. Hvar is known as a jet-set island, offering abundant entertainment, excellent restaurants, bars and cafés serving drinks long into the night. Don`t forget to buy some island lavender from local stalls. Overnight in Hvar.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Hvar

Day 7: to Bol, then SPLIT (B,L)
The next stop is the island of Brač. The most famous (and most photographed) beach in Dalmatia is Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) near Bol – famous for its everchanging shape - a shingle bar that moves according to the wind. Great place for a swim stop. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village that kept the atmosphere despite becoming a popular touristic spot. After lunch, on the way to Split, it is possible to join the optional river rafting excursion on the Cetina River. The approach to the Split Riviera is wonderful and offers the best views from onboard. Upon arrival, join the optional guided tour of Split, a monumental city which together with the famous Roman Diocletian’s Palace is under UNESCO protection. Split is full of bistros and restaurant serving local specialities. Cool bars too! Overnight in Split port.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard

Day 8: SPLIT - Disembarkation (B)
One final breakfast onboard. After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to the Crew and all your new friends! You must vacate your cabin and disembark the ship by 09.00hrs. If you need to leave early you can do so anytime from 5am-9am. Split port has the main bus/coach and train stations 50m across the road. There are plenty of storage kiosks around if you are departing later and need somewhere to store your luggage.
# Included: Breakfast onboard

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, CD=Captain's Dinner
NB: Most beds are 'fixed', and you might end up with twin beds, even if you request a double.


Great accommodations are provided.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)

Before Your Cruise - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)

Before Your Island Hopping Tour - General Info (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)


Click here to see how the booking process works: https://www.discovercroatia.com.au/booking-process-how-to-book/

How far in advance do I need to book?

Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.

Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.

Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.

What do the different ship categories mean?

Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions.


What is half-board? What meals are included?

Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.

Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.

Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!


What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers

Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.

Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.

How fit do I need to be for my holiday?

Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.

Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.

What happens if I can't attend an excursion?

It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.

What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?

For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.

For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.

What equipment do I need?

Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.

Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or email:

Call us or WhatsApp: +612-9212-1507
Email us: [email protected]



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  • Day 1: SPLIT Embarkation: 13.00hrs Departure! - then to MAKARSKA (L)
  • Day 2: to MLJET (B,L)
  • Day 3: to DUBROVNIK (B,L)
  • Day 4: to ŠIPAN / TRSTENIK (B,L,CD)
  • Day 5: to KORČULA (B,L)
  • Day 6: to HVAR (B,L)
  • Day 7: to Bol, then SPLIT (B,L)
  • Day 8: SPLIT - Disembarkation (B)