• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Split
  • Location: Split, Bol, Hvar, Vis, Korcula, Mljet, Dubrovnik
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Availability: SATURDAYS, May - October
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Highlights

  • Discover charming Croatian coastline and islands on Deluxe motor sailer
  • Indulge all your senses, explore inspiring destinations, fishermen’s villages and small and cosy restaurants on shore for tasting local Mediterranean cuisine and nightlife
  • Half-board (breakfast and lunch) and excursions included
  • Professional English speaking guide for city tours of Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik with transfers and panoramic photo stop
  • MS Ambassador has fully air-conditioned, spacious cabins with double or twin beds, all with private ensuites and an elegant design
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8 days from Split, Trogir, Bol, Vis, Blue Cave, Hvar Town, Korcula Town, Mljet, Sipan/Slano and to Dubrovnik

A delightful one-way island hopping cruise that showcases the best of the Dalmatian Coast and the rich cultural history of the region. Relax on board in the jacuzzi in the morning and enjoy local tours in the afternoons. Includes half board meals and sightseeing tours. Cruise the Adriatic for 7 fabulous nights on the Deluxe Ship the MS Ambassador. Breakfast, lunch and excursions included.

Deluxe Superior Ship: MS Ambassador

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Itinerary


8 days from Split, Trogir, Bol, Vis, Blue Cave, Hvar Town, Korcula Town, Mljet National Park, Sipan/Slano and to Dubrovnik

Open age cruise. Double/twin cabins on Upper, Main and Lower Deck. Triple cabins are a queen bed and single bed and are on the Lower Deck. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement. Upper Deck has only 2 cabins. 2 x Triple cabins are on the Lower Deck.


SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/deluxe-superior/ambassador/

CRUISE FAQ: https://discovercroatia.com.au/before-your-cruise/

Same cruise, opposite direction: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/11/deluxe-cruise-dubrovnik-to-split-on-ms-ambassador/

INCLUDED:
• 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
• Welcome Reception and Dinner with three course meal
• Captain’s Dinner with live music
• Buffet breakfast daily
• 6 lunches with three courses
• Tea/coffee included, available in the bar
• Drinking water dispenser in the bar
• Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
• English-speaking Cruise Manager
• 7 crew members
• Bath towels changed every second day & linen changed mid-week
• Beach towel use
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Free unlimited Wi-Fi onboard
• CCTV Security Cameras on board
• Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)
• Credit card payment facilities

Sightseeing Tours Included:
• Professional English-speaking Local Guide for all City Tours
• City Tours of Split, Trogir, Hvar and Korčula
• City Tour of Dubrovnik Old Town with return transfer (panoramic photo stop included)
• Blue Cave Entrance fee (weather permitting)
• Mljet National Park Entrance fee
• Wireless headset system for walking tours


NOT INCLUDED:
• Port Tax €40 per person, to be paid on board in cash (obligatory)
• Beverages other than tea/coffee/water
• Beverages can be purchased at the bar only (you cannot bring alcohol onboard)
• Gratuities, tips or any other expense of personal nature
• Laundry service at selected ports of call
• Transfers to/from the cruise


#OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (to be booked and paid on the ship):
• Vis Island Tour excursion: 25 EUR pp min 20 pax
• Ston Town excursion: 25 EUR pp min 20 pax (including entrance to Kastio tower and Ston city walls)


ITINERARY:

Embarkation from 13.00hrs. Passengers who arrive earlier can leave their bags on board until their cabin is ready. Overnight in port, late arrivals possible.

DAY 1 • Saturday: SPLIT (D)
Your ship will be docked in Split harbor, where you can board during the entire day. At 7.00pm we’ll have a Welcome Meeting where the Captain will introduce you to the crew and your fellow passengers. Welcome Dinner will be served at 7.30pm. The embarkation is possible throughout the whole day. Passengers arriving in the morning will not be able to enter their cabins before 1.00pm but can leave their luggage on board. Captain will await for all the passengers arriving late at night. All the late arriving guests will be provided with dinner. Overnight in Split Historical Town.

DAY 2 • Sunday: SPLIT – TROGIR (B,L)
Our English speaking guide will do a morning Split City tour, walking us through the world famous Diocletian’s Palace. Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split- Dalmatia County. Over 1700 years old, Split abounds with cultural and historical sights, lots of them situated within the Split’s historical nucleus which has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list ever since 1979. Around midday we’ll sail out for Trogir, another city inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Lunch will be served on board and we’ll have a swim stop en route, arriving to Trogir in the afternoon. This town-museum is literally packed with palaces, churches, monasteries and towers, the main attraction being the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, probably the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia. A professional English speaking guide will take us for a Trogir city tour. Afterwards, you’ll have the evening on your own, free to explore or have a dinner in one of Trogir’s cosy taverns. Overnight in Trogir Historical Town.

DAY 3 • Monday: TROGIR – BOL – VIS (B,L)
In the morning we'll sail for Bol, a place best known for its beach of Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape), which regularly hits the top lists of the most beautiful European beaches. Once we stop in Bol, you can enjoy indulge in simple pleasures such as taking a walk around this nice little Dalmatian town, perhaps having a cup of coffee or a swim, until lunch is served on board. After lunch we shall continue cruising to Vis. Being an important strategic military stronghold for a long time, Vis was spared the excessive tourist development and thus retained its unspoilt beaches, ecological agriculture and traditional architecture.Overnight in Vis Historical Town.
#Optional Tour: Late afternoon Vis Island Tour excursion.

DAY 4 • Tuesday: VIS – BIŠEVO / BLUE CAVE – HVAR TOWN (B,L)
We'll cruise to the Island of Biševo and its Blue Cave, one of the most famous natural attractions in whole of the Adriatic Sea. Blue Cave is a water- logged cave that can be approached only by boat. However, at times high waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit. In case we can't enter Blue Cave due to such sea conditions, you will get a full ticket refund. After a swim stop and lunch we’ll continue cruising along many coves and bays, towards Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island. Hvar is one of the country’s most attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point of international jetsetters. Upon our arrival to Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you through this unique city, introducing you to its millennia-long history, culture and a way of life, along with few island’s peculiarities, such as the traditional farming of lavender. Afterwards, you'll have an evening on your own to explore and dine in one of numerous family owned restaurants and taverns. Overnight in Hvar Historical Town.

DAY 5 • Wednesday: HVAR – KORČULA (B,L)
We’ll start our day with morning departure towards the Island of Korčula. Before lunch, we shall stop for a swim in one of pristine bays en route. Our arrival to the Island of Korčula is scheduled for the afternoon. Town of Korčula is the island’s main settlement and is known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, one of the world’s most famous explorers of all times. Our English speaking guide will take you for a tour of Korčula Town, through its narrow and cobbled streets and its rich history. You’ll have rest of the evening free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula Historical Town.

DAY 6 • Thursday: KORČULA – MLJET – SLANO (B,L, CD-Captain’s Dinner)
Sailing out from Korčula in the morning, we’ll cruise towards Mljet National Park. You’ll have just enough time to explore park, walk around Great and Small Lake and visit the Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century or take a swim in the heart of Mljet National Park. Entrance fees to National Park Mljet are included. Take care to return to the boat for lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll continue our cruise to Slano, located on the mainland. Slano is one of the most picturesque places on the Dubrovnik Riviera, with a beautiful beach, dense pine forest and olive groves, a long cultural tradition and numerous historical monuments. Optional excursion to the nearby town of Ston. In the evening we shall have our Captain’s Dinner onboard, along with some live music entertainment.
#Optional Tour: Late afternoon excursion to Ston. City tour and entrance to Kastio tower and City walls included. After the city tour there's free time. Walk the walls or visit one of the family owned restaurants to taste their famous oysters. Then back to the ship for dinner. 17:00-20.00hrs.

DAY 7 • Friday: SLANO – DUBROVNIK (B,L)
Morning departure to Dubrovnik, passing by Elaphiti Islands with lunch onboard. Cruise directly to the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site. We will cruise along Dubrovnik City walls and fortifications where you will have chance to take unforgettable group photo of breathtaking Dubrovnik. We will disembark group directly in the Old Town where our own English speaking guide will show us the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After city tour you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ and have intimate farewell dinner. Return scheduled transfer by coaches to Gruž harbor will be organized, or you can return on your own later if you wish to stay in town. You will see why this city is called the Pearl of the Adriatic.
Overnight in Dubrovnik Gruz Harbour.

DAY 8 • Saturday: DUBROVNIK (B)
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast. You must vacate your cabin by 09.00hrs, but you can leave your bags onboard for a while if you are departing later.


B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, WD - Welcome Dinner, CD - Captain's Dinner


Notes: Ships Ambassador and Oscar are very similar so the cruise company reserves the right to switch the ship in case of charter. Notification will be sent at least 60 days before departure.
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BEDS: Many cruise ships have ‘flex-beds’; 2 single beds that can be moved together to form one large bed, leaving a small gap between the mattresses. All combined beds might have separate bedding, such as 2 single duvets.

RESTRICTIONS: Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules, especially with regards to bringing drinks onboard. In case of inappropriate behaviour Captain reserves the right in requesting clients to disembark. Ships are moored side by side with gaps in between ships, making it necessary for clients to jump across the gaps in order to get to the shore. Clients do this at their own risk. Assistance will be given to those needing it, but cruising is not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

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Accommodations

Luxury accommodations are provided.

 

Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • • 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
  • • Welcome Reception and Dinner with three course meal
  • • Buffet breakfast daily
  • • 5 lunches with three courses
  • • Captain’s Dinner with live music
  • • Tea/coffee included, available in the bar
  • • Drinking water dispenser in bar
  • • Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
  • • Entrance fees to Mljet National Park
  • • Entrance fees to Biševo Blue cave
  • • Professional English speaking guide for City Tours
  • • City Tours of Split, Trogir, Hvar and Korčula
  • • City Tour of Dubrovnik Old Town with return transfer (panoramic photo stop included)
  • • Wireless headset system for City Tours
  • • English-speaking Cruise Manager onboard & 7 crew members
  • • Towels changed every second day & linen changed mid-week
  • • Daily cabin cleaning service
  • • Free unlimited Wi-Fi onboard
  • • CCTV Security Cameras on board
  • • Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)
  • • Credit card payment facilities

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Taxes and fees, €40 per person, to be paid on board in cash (obligatory)
  • • Beverages other than tea/coffee/water
  • • Beverages can be purchased at the bar only (you cannot bring alcohol on board)
  • • Gratuities, tips or any other expense of personal nature
  • • Laundry service at selected ports of call
  • • Transfers to/from the cruise
  • OPTIONAL TOURS:
  • • Optional Vis Island Tour excursion
  • • Optional Ston Tour excursion

Frequently Asked Questions

We have loads more specific FAQ answered on our other pages, check them out here:

Before You Go (general info for all travellers)

Before Your Cruise (small ship Croatia cruises)

Before Your Private Charter (private gulets and yacht charter)

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

 

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

Cruise Ship Photos

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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Itinerary

  • DAY 1 • Saturday: SPLIT (D)
  • DAY 2 • Sunday: SPLIT – TROGIR (B,L)
  • DAY 3 • Monday: TROGIR – BOL – VIS (B,L)
  • DAY 4 • Tuesday: VIS – BIŠEVO / BLUE CAVE – HVAR TOWN (B,L)
  • DAY 5 • Wednesday: HVAR – KORČULA (B,L)
  • DAY 6 • Thursday: KORČULA – MLJET – SLANO (B,L, CD-Captain’s Dinner)
  • DAY 7 • Friday: SLANO – DUBROVNIK (B,L)
  • DAY 8 • Saturday: DUBROVNIK (B)