Southern Explorer KL2 – Premium Cruise from Split - 8 Days

Great value cruise from Split! Explore stunning Dalmatian islands and coastline. Spend your mornings admiring the spectacular scenery and enjoying swimming in crystal clear Adriatic sea. Afternoons and evenings are reserved for exploring old historical towns or having fun till morning hours.

This cruise from Split takes you to the city of Makarska first. Stroll the city’s waterfront and visit some cool bars. Then carry on to Mljet island and visit it’s National Park famous for the inland seawater lakes.

The cruise takes you to Dubrovnik next. The most famous place in Croatia is for many the highlight of this cruise.  After arrival, you can explore on your own or join the guided city tour.

From Dubrovnik, you will cruise to the islands of Korcula and Hvar. Sightseeing of Hvar Town is a must. Hvar Town also offers an entertainment extravaganza: clubs and bars that open well into the night together with some excellent restaurants.

You will also visit Brač and the most famous (and most photographed) beach in Dalmatia  Zlatni Rat near Bol and it is here that we stop to swim). Then it’s back towards Split where your cruise concludes.

ROUTE:

Split – Makarska – Mljet – Dubrovnik – Trstenik – Korčula – Hvar – (Bol) Split

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Swimming at secluded beaches,
  • Dubrovnik, Hvar, national park Mljet,
  • Optional Zip line over Cetina river canyon,
  • Optional wine tasting in Korčul

Cruise is available on two ship types, Premium and Premium Superior. Please check scheduled dates and pricing for both options.

All cruises and tours are available on request.

All packages exclude flights.

Please check Dates and Prices for Scheduled departures.

Availability shown is just a guideline.

Please fill in the Enquiry form below if you would like to book or check availability for a specific date or if you have any questions.

2020 CRUISE RATES per PERSON per WEEK IN EURO | Scheduled Departures on Saturdays

Premium Superior
Departure dates: Main deck Lower deck Status
April 11, 18, 25; €750 € 715 Available
May 02, 09, 16; € 820 € 775 Available
May 23, 30; € 890 € 815 Available
Jun 06, 13; € 995 € 925 Sold out
Jun 20; € 1065 € 995 Sold out
Jun 27; € 1105 € 1025 Sold out
Jul  11, 18, € 1105 € 1025 Sold out
Aug 01, 08 € 1105 € 1025 Available
Aug 15, 22, 29; € 1065 € 995 Available
Sep 05; € 1065 € 995 Available
Sep 12,  € 995 € 925 Sold out
Sep 26; € 820 € 775 Available
Oct 03, 10 € 750 € 715 Available
Premium Ship
Departure Dates: Main deck Lower deck Status
April 11, 18, 25; €650 €620 Available
May 02, 09, 16, €715 €675 Available
May 23, 30, €775 €710 Available
Jun 06;  €775 €710 Sold out
Jun 13; €865 €805 Sold out
Jun 20; €925 €865 Available
Jun 27; €960 €890 Sold out
Jul 18, 25; €960 €890 Available
Aug 01, 08 €960 €890 Available
Aug 15, 22; €925 €865 Available
Aug 29; €865 €805 Available
Sep 05, €865 €805 Available
Sept 19, €775 €710 Sold out
Sept 26, €715 €675 Available
Oct 03, 10 €650 €620 Available

REDUCTIONS :  

  • Adult on 3rd bed in a triple cabin  Less 30%
  • Children under 10 years  Less 50%
  • Single-use of cabin Extra 50%

Upon confirmation of reservation, a 250 EUR deposit per person is required (non-refundable) and balance payment to be paid 60 days before arrival.

All cruises and tours are on Request. Availability is just a guideline. Fill in the enquiry form below if you would like us to us to check availability for you.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • 35% of the total cruise rate 35 – 22 days prior to the cruise
  • 50% of the total cruise rate 21 – 15 days prior to the cruise
  • 100% of the total cruise rate 14 – 0 days prior to the cruise

Day 1
Saturday Split - Makarska

Board your ship and at 13pm depart from Split harbor southwards towards Makarska. Lunch is served as we cruise along the Dalmatian coast. Feeling adventurous? There’s an afternoon swim stop in one of the bays. Then join our optional river rafting excursion or zip line on the Cetina river. Meet back on the ship in 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. Overnight in the port of Makarska.

Day 2
Sunday Makarska - Mljet

Early morning departure towards the island of Mljet. On the way, we stop to swim on Pelješac. Part of Mljet island is a National Park and in the afternoon, we visit the seawater lakes then cross to the peaceful, tiny St Mary’s island in the middle of the large lake to visit the church and the monastery. Walk or hire a bike to continue around these stunning lakes. Overnight in the port of Polača/Pomena depending on weather and space.

Day 3
Monday Mljet - Dubrovnik

After breakfast depart for Dubrovnik, the most famous place in Croatia and, for many, the highlight of this cruise. The Irish writer George Bernard Shaw called Dubrovnik “heaven on earth” and we pass a beautiful stretch of coast on our way there. After arrival, you can explore on your own or join our guided city tour (included for Premium and Prem. Superior) followed by an optional cable car ride up to Srđ mountain for spectacular views of the old town. Don’t miss STRADUN – both a street and a square in the old town and try to find time to walk at least part of the, 1,940 m long city walls which have protected Dubrovnik during earthquakes and attacks! Overnight in the port of this magical town.

Day 4
Tuesday Dubrovnik - Sipan

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 we spend the night here. There’s usually the possibility to visit a local winery. Later we enjoy the special Captain’s dinner on board.

Day 5
Wednesday Sipan - Korcula

After breakfast, we depart for the island of Korčula, one of the famous islands in the Dubrovnik region. It’s the birthplace of famous explorer MARCO POLO. Lunch on board in a bay near Korčula town then we continue, arriving in the afternoon. The encircling walls and bastions of Korčula town date back to the 13th century and there are some lovely churches and museums. Join the optional sightseeing of Korčula town (included on Prem.Sup.) with 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 town

Day 6
Thursday Korcula - Hvar

Early departure towards the Paklinski Islands near Hvar (the longest island in the Adriatic) for lunch and a swimming stop. Later, there’s an optional afternoon sightseeing of Hvar Town (included on Prem.Sup.), which resembles a film set. The Renaissance cathedral has its original tower and the oldest community theatre in Europe is here, founded in 1612. Hvar Town offers an entertainment extravaganza: clubs and bars that open well into the night together with some excellent restaurants. Don`t forget to buy some island lavender from local stalls. Overnight in Hvar Town.

Day 7
Friday Hvar- Brac - Split

Our next stop is the island of Brač. The most famous (and most photographed) beach in Dalmatia is Zlatni Rat near Bol (the Golden Horn – a shingle bar that moves and changes shape according to the wind) and it is here that we stop to swim). Bol is a typical fishermen’s village that still feels like that despite being a popular spot for visitors. After lunch, we start our journey to Split for our final overnight. We stop at one of the many bays on Brač island for more swimming. The approach to the Split Riviera is wonderful and we have the best views from on board. On arrival, you can join our guided tour of Split, a monumental city which together with the famous Roman Diocletian’s Palace is under UNESCO protection. Split if full of bistros and restaurant serving local specialities. Cool bars too.

Day 8
Saturday Split

An early breakfast before your final goodbyes to new friends and the crew.

Included:

  • Buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, Captain’s dinner,
  • English speaking tour manager on board,
  • Three guided tours on Premium Superior ship
  • *One Guided Tour on Premium ship
  • Daily cabin service,
  • the mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen,
  • Luggage handling,
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board,
  • Afternoon tea and coffee.

Not Included:

  • International Flights
  • Airport Transfers (EUR 50 from Split airport to Split port)
  • VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES(to be paid on the spot) EUR 40.- per person per week
  • Any Meals and drinks not specified above

PREMIUM SUPERIOR

Premium superior vessels are recently built mini deluxe vessels featuring similar comfort, but are smaller in size – 38 to 41m in length. Air-conditioned cabins are 8 to 14m2 in size with double or twin beds, hairdryer and safety deposit box. Included services: buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board, three guided tours, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee, a liter of water per person daily. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

PREMIUM

Premium steel-hulled vessels with modern traditional look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hairdryer and safety deposit box. Ships are from 29 to 35m in length with cabins 8 to 14m2 in size. Included services: buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board (except on KL1 and KL5), one guided tour, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee, a liter of water per person daily. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Southern Explorer KL2 – Premium Cruise from Split

Trip Facts

  • R 11,500 p.p.s Lower deck Premium ship Low Season
  • R 18,800 p.p.s Main deck Premium Superior High season
  • Main deck or Lower deck Cabins
  • Premium
  • Breakfasts, three course lunches, Captain’s dinner
  • Guided tours of Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar
  • Katarina Line Premium and Premium Superior Ship
  • 38