Croatia Cruise - M/S Mama Marija Split to Dubrovnik 

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7 nights

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Day 1


Depart the UK on your flight to Split and on arrival, board MS Mama Marija for a seven-night voyage to Dubrovnik. You can embark at any time of the day with cabins ready from 1pm. Tonight there will be a welcome meeting before dinner is served on board. D.

Day 2


Your first full day will begin with a guided walking tour of Split. See the cultural and historical sights of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city including the world-famous 4th-Century Diocletian’s Palace, which forms about half of Split’s Old Town. Sail to another UNESCO World Heritage site: the fascinating town of Trogir. A guide will take you on a walking tour around this town, known for its ancient palaces, churches, monasteries and towers. The star attraction is the Cathedral of Saint Lawrence, which has the finest examples of sacral architecture in Croatia. This evening is free to wander around the town and have dinner in one of the charming taverns. B, L.

Trogir, Croatia

Trogir, Croatia

Day 3

Bol & Vis

Sail to Bol, home to one of Europe’s most beautiful beaches. Zlatni Rat (nicknamed ‘Golden Horn’ for its shape) is a stunning sandbar that extends into the sea for almost half a mile. In Bol, explore this small Dalmatian town or go for a swim until lunch is served. After, carry on to the lesser-visited destination of Vis – a former military stronghold, with tranquil beaches and traditional architecture. There’s also the option to add on a late afternoon Vis Island Tour excursion to see more of the area’s landscapes by coach. The evening will be free for you to find a local restaurant for dinner. B, L.

Bol, Brac

Vis, Old Town, Croatia

Day 4

Biševo & Hvar

First stop today is the island of Biševo, famed for its remarkable Blue Cave, a 24-metre-long water-logged cave that can only be reached by boat (cave visit will be dependent on the tides). After stopping for a swim and lunch, cruise along the region’s bays and coves towards the popular island of Hvar. A guided walking tour will introduce you to the history and local way of life such as the tradition of lavender farming. The evening is free to explore and find a charming family-run restaurant for dinner. B, L

Hvar, Croatia

Hvar, Croatia

Day 5


Leave Hvar this morning and sail towards the island of Korčula. Stop at one of the pristine bays for a swim before lunch, then continue to Korčula in the afternoon. Korčula Town is famous as the birthplace of intrepid explorer Marco Polo, find out more about his life and the town’s attractions on a guided walking tour around the cobbled streets. Enjoy a free evening and take advantage of the many family-owned restaurants that dot the town. B, L.

Korcula, Croatia

Day 6


Cruise to Mljet National Park, where there will be time to explore, walk around the Great and Small saltwater lakes or visit the peaceful islet of Saint Mary. Lunch is on board, then it’s off to Slano on the Dubrovnik Riviera. There will be the chance for an optional excursion to the fortified town of Ston. (2023 departures may visit Sipan Island instead of Slano. The highlight tonight is the Captain’s Dinner with delicious food and live music. B, L, D

Slano, Croatia

Ston, Croatia

Day 7


This morning, sail to Dubrovnik, passing the Elaphiti Islands. After lunch, cruise past the city walls and fortifications right into the historical heart of Dubrovnik, for an unforgettable arrival. This is a dream photo opportunity! Disembark in the Old Town, where a guide will be waiting to show you the sights. There’ll be time to explore independently, visit the city walls, take a cable car up to the top of Mount Srđ or seek out the best place for your final evening meal in Croatia. B, L.

Cable Car to Mount Srd, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik Old Town, Croatia

Day 8


After breakfast, say your farewells and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport and return flight to the UK. B.