Croatia Cruise - M/S Mama Marija Dubrovnik to Split 

Akin to an oversized private yacht, sailing aboard the MS Mama Marija is a wonderful way to explore delightful Croatian islands on a one-way voyage from Dubrovnik to Split.

There is something rather special about sailing on a small ship around the Croatian islands. The calm waters and beautiful views create a serene atmosphere perfect for relaxation. The slower pace of travel allows for a deeper connection with the culture and history of the islands, with the chance to linger in ports in the evening as the ship docks overnights. The smaller group fosters a sense of camaraderie among fellow travellers, with the opportunity to enjoy meals together in the onboard restaurant and explore the islands on guided group tours.

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Day 1


You’ll board the MS Mama Marija in Dubrovnik’s Gruž harbour. Dinner follows a welcome meeting where you’ll meet the crew and fellow passengers. Overnight in Dubrovnik (D)

Dubrovnik Old Town, Croatia

Day 2

Dubrovnik & Slano

Your guide and coach will arrive at Dubrovnik’s pier after breakfast. You'll explore the historical centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the city tour, you'll have some free time to explore on your own, perhaps taking a scenic cable car to the top of Mount Srđ, which offers a 360-degree city vista. Later, you'll have lunch onboard before sailing to Slano on the mainland. Slano is one of the most picturesque places on the Dubrovnik Riviera, with beautiful beaches, dense pine forests, and olive groves. There's also an optional excursion to Ston, a fortified town famous for its 3-mile long walls, old salt works and an oyster/mussel farm.

Slano, Croatia

Day 3

Mljet National Park & Korčula

The day begins with a morning sailing towards Mljet National Park. You’ll have enough time to explore the park, walk around the Great and Small Lakes, and visit the Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Lunch is served as you sail for Korčula, arriving in the afternoon. Korčula is the island’s main settlement and is known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, one of the world’s most famous explorers. You’ll tour the town, winding through its narrow, cobbled streets and learning its rich history. You’ll have the rest of the evening free to enjoy one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula Historical Town (B, L).

Korcula, Croatia


Day 4


As you sail towards Vis, lunch is served on board. Along the way, there’s the chance to take a refreshing swim. Compared to other Adriatic islands, Vis is distinct in many ways. It served as a critical military base for centuries, which helped to preserve its natural beaches and traditional architecture. You can spend your afternoon exploring the town, its lovely stone streets, beaches, and taverns. There's an optional military tour and a Vis Island excursion which ends in Komiža, a fishermen's village where you will be served dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Vis Town (B, L)

Vis, Old Town, Croatia

Day 5


You’ll have the opportunity to visit the renowned Blue Cave in Biševo, a popular natural attraction in the Adriatic Sea. The light casts an ethereal blue glow, creating an otherworldly ambience. However, please note that there may be occasions where high waves or inclement sea conditions prevent entry into the cave. This determination will only be made at the time of the scheduled visit. After a swim stop and lunch on board, you’ll continue cruising past coves and bays towards Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island. On arrival, a local guide will walk you through the city, introducing you to its millennia-long history, culture, and way of life. Afterwards, you'll have an evening to explore and dine in one of the numerous restaurants and taverns. Overnight in Hvar Historical Town (B, L).


Hvar, Croatia

Day 6

Bol & Trogir

Today, you’ll sail towards Bol, well-known for its beautiful Zlatni Rat beach. On arrival, you can enjoy simple pleasures such as strolling around the charming Dalmatian town or a refreshing swim until lunchtime. After lunch, you’ll continue the journey towards Trogir, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. This town is like a museum, full of palaces, churches, monasteries, and towers. A professional guide will take you on a city tour of Trogir. You will then have some free time to explore on your own. In the evening, there’s a Captain's Dinner on board, accompanied by live music entertainment. Overnight in Trogir (B, L, D).

Bol, Croatia

Day 7


Split is the last port on your cruise, with a swim stop on the way. After lunch, you’ll take a city tour and have the chance to walk through the world-famous Diocletian’s Palace. Split, a city over 1,700 years old, is full of cultural and historical landmarks. Many of them are located within the historical core of Split, which has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1979. After the tour, you can explore this vibrant Mediterranean city at your own pace. Overnight in Split (B, L)


Day 8


After breakfast, you’ll disembark the ship. (B)