Adriatic Explorer Northwards Cruise from Split - 8 Days

Experience magnificent Croatia on the Adriatic Explorer northwards cruise from Split.

Depart from Split and visit Krka National Park, Sibenik and Zadar. Then sail to National Park Kornati with 89 unforgettable islands, islets and reefs. Afterwards, we continue to the island of Vis and stop by to visit the Blue Cave. We visit Hvar and Brac before sailing back to Split.

Along the way, you will get to explore picturesque harbours and villages, enjoying the local food and hospitality. You will witness a remarkable history on many guided sightseeing tours. And marvel at the natural beauty of Croatia with landscapes that relax the body and soul.

Cruising the Adriatic on our Deluxe small cruise ships, enjoying the local food and hospitality, is the best way to discover Croatia. Including sightseeing and breakfast and lunch.

  • Visits to Hvar and Zadar
  • Krka National Park and magnificent waterfalls
  • Kornati National Park with many small islands
  • Vis & the Blue Cave / Bisevo
  • Split and the stunning Diocletian’s Palace

This cruise goes north from Split and does not visit Korcula or Dubrovnik. Our other route  Adriatic Explorer Supreme cruise from Split goes south to Mljet, Korcula and Dubrovnik.

Adriatic Explorer cruise from Split, you will explore Croatian coast sailing onboard our Deluxe vessels MS Arca or MS Adriatic Queen.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS 15% or 10%, depending on departure dates, for bookings made before 31.03.2021.  EBD deposit payment due before 15.04.2021  The balance is due 30 days prior to tour departure.


All cruises and tours are available on request.

All packages exclude flights.

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Availability shown is just a guideline.

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Ship: MS Arca

Date Main deck Lower deck Status
01 05 2021 € 1 490 € 1 290 Available
08 05 2021 € 1 490 € 1 290 Available
15 05 2021 € 1 490 € 1 290 sold out
22 05 2021 € 1 690 € 1 490 Available
29 05 2021 € 1 690 € 1 490 Available
05 06 2021 € 1 790 € 1 590 Available
12 06 2021 x x x
19 06 2021 € 1 790 € 1 590 Available
26 06 2021 € 1 790 € 1 590 Available
03 07 2021 € 1 790 € 1 590 sold out
10 07 2021 € 1 790 € 1 590 Available
17 07 2021 € 1 790 € 1 590 Available
24 07 2021 € 1 690 € 1 490 Available
31 07 2021 € 1 690 € 1 490 sold out
07 08 2021 € 1 690 € 1 490 Available
14 08 2021 € 1 690 € 1 490 sold out
21 08 2021 € 1 690 € 1 490 Available
28 08 2021 € 1 790 € 1 590 sold out
04 09 2021 € 1 790 € 1 590 sold out
11 09 2021 € 1 790 € 1 590 sold out
18 09 2021 € 1 790 € 1 590 Sold out
25 09 2021 € 1 690 € 1 490 Sold out

Ship: MS Adriatic Queen

Date Main deck Cabins Status
24 April 2021 € 1 490 Available
15 May 2021 € 1 490 Available
22 May 2021 € 1 690 Available
12 June 2021 € 1 790 Available
03 July 2021 € 1 790 Available
31 July 2021 € 1 790 Available
07 Aug. 2021 € 1 690 Available
11 Sept 2021 € 1 790 Available
18 Sept 2021 € 1 790 Available


Day 1
SPLIT ARRIVAL, Saturday (WR, D*)

You will be transferred from Split’s airport or your Split hotel to harbour, where embarkation begins at 13:00h. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome Reception followed by dinner this evening.

Day 2

Depart from Split early in the morning towards Šibenik. After lunch disembark in Šibenik and take the bus to visit Krka National Park. It’s magnificent waterfalls, including the famous waterfall Skradinski Buk, are one of Croatia’s most famous sights. After the sightseeing tour, we will return to Šibenik, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. Set out on a walking tour of Šibenik historical centre and visit one of the most beautiful Renaissance Cathedrals of the Adriatic. Your night is at leisure in town.

Day 3

Leaving Šibenik early in the morning we set sail for Galešnjak, a typical small Dalmatian island, where you can enjoy a swim stop in one of the secluded bays. Enjoy lunch while we cruise into Zadar harbour in the afternoon. Set out on a walking tour of Zadar historical centre and admire the old walls and Port Gate built in the 16th century. Visit the Square of the Five Wells, the Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. If there is a breeze, enjoy at the sea organ, an amazing art installation. Overnight in Zadar.

Day 4

Morning departure for Sali, a tourist town on Dugi Otok surrounded by hills, fields, bays and islets. Enjoy swimming in one of the secluded bays. We set sail for the National Park Kornati, comprised of 89 unforgettable islands, islets and reefs. The Kornati National Park is often mentioned as a “nautical paradise” and a rich marine eco-system. Afterwards, we continue to Primošten built on a hill and dominated by the parish Church of St. George which was built in 1485. Your evening is at leisure in town.

Day 5
PRIMOŠTEN – VIS, Wednesday (B, L, CD)

We will have an early morning cruise towards the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit. Upon arrival in town of Vis join the walking tour to visit the remains of the Roman thermal place and views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s dinner onboard.

Day 6

We will have an early morning cruise towards the small island of Biševo to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however, you will be notified of this on time. Enjoy a relaxing cruise as we sail towards the island of Hvar, with swim stop in one of the secluded bays. Hvar is a favourite holiday destination for international celebrities, but it’s also a charming seaside town with 8 centuries of architecture. On a walking tour visit the old town with the picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe. We will continue towards Stari Grad on the Hvar Island, the sunniest Adriatic island. The famous Stari Grad Field is the oldest in Croatia and the best-preserved example of the ancient Greek system of agriculture. It is a part of world heritage protected by UNESCO. Overnight in Stari Grad.

Day 7
STARI GRAD – BOL (Wine tasting) – SPLIT, Friday (B, L, T)

In the morning we will continue towards our final island destination – the island of Brač where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Golden Horn near Bol – whose pebbles shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape. Join the visit to a winery where you will have a guided winery tour to learn more about Dalmatian wines and enjoy a Wine tasting. We arrive in Split in the afternoon. This UNESCO World Heritage city bases the city centre in and around the stunning Diocletian’s Palace, the Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement palace from 295–305 AD. Stroll through the palace basement filled with market stalls and outside experience the historical architecture of this beautiful palace. See the remnants of Split`s Roman heritage, it`s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter`s temple, the Peristyle and many other unique sites. Overnight in Split.

Day 8

After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Split airport or your Split hotel.


  • • 7 nights cruise from Split to Zadar and back to Split
  • • Accommodation in your cabin with private bathroom, air conditioning & LCD TV
  • • Arrival/departure shared transfer from airport or hotel to Split port and back on the first and last day
  • • Daily buffet breakfast
  • • 6 lunches, all with 4 courses
  • • Captain's Dinner and Welcome dinner
  • • Water dispenser in the restaurant
  • • Complimentary fresh fruits available daily
  • • Professional Cruise Manager throughout
  • • Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek
  • • Luggage handling
  • • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • • City tours at Krka National Park, Šibenik, Zadar, Kornati National Park, Vis, Hvar & Split
  • • Wine Tasting in Bol


  • • Tourist tax port tax – EUR 35 per person to be paid on board in cash (obligatory)
  • • Entrance fees
  • • Drinks on board, extra meals
  • • Entrance to Blue Cave to be paid on the spot: up to 13 EUR per person (depending on the season)


The deluxe MS Arca launched in 2017 offers sleek lines, excellent manoeuvrability and the latest in safety features and is well suited to cruise Croatia’s picturesque coast and a berth in the historic smaller ports.

For your comfort, the ship features 18 spacious cabins on two decks. All are fully air-conditioned and have twin or double beds, private en suites and contemporary facilities.

Public spaces are plentiful and include an air-conditioned salon-restaurant, with a fully equipped bar. This leads to a spacious outdoor lounge area with comfortable sofas. The large sun deck on top of the ship includes sun-beds and a shaded area from which to take in the views. At the rear of the ship, the swimming-platform allows easy access to the sea during many swim stops.

MV Adriatic Queen

The deluxe, stylish MV Adriatic Queen small cruise ship started her life as a commercial catamaran and was fully stripped down and re-built and launched in 2017 as a small cruise ship with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and comprehensive amenities.

Due to its size and limited passenger numbers the ship allows for an intimate cruise to some of the most popular destinations along the spectacular Adriatic Coast. Modern, spacious cabins comprise double or twin beds, private facilities, full air-conditioning, portholes or windows, safe, fridge, LCD TV, sound-proofing, as well as the latest in safety systems. Public areas include a bridge deck air-conditioned restaurant/bar with panoramic windows, swimming platform and sundeck with lounge chairs and a Jacuzzi.

All passengers cabins are the Main Deck only on this ship (no Lower Deck cabins). Only 16 double/twin cabins, all with air-conditioning and ensuites.

Free Wifi is available on the ship, though speed can be limited due to the satellite connection.

Cabin specification (all have ensuites and air-con):

* 15 double/twin bed cabins (most twin beds can be moved together to form a double)
* 1 triple cabin (the triple cabin has 3 single beds)

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Adriatic Explorer Northwards Cruise from Split

Trip Facts

  • R23,850 pp Lower deck in Low season
  • R33,100 pp Upper deck in High season
  • Under deck or On deck Cabins
  • Daily breakfast, 6 Lunches, 2 Dinner
  • Deluxe Supreme ships 5*
  • MS Arca and MS Adriatic Queen
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