Southern Explorer – Premium Cruise from Split

8 Days

  • R13,500 p.p.s Lower deck Low Season
  • R23,500 p.p.s Main deck High season
  • Saturdays from April 2023
  • Main deck or Lower deck Cabins
  • Premium Superior or Premium Ships
  • Breakfasts, three course lunches, 1 dinner
  • Guided tours
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Great value Croatian cruise from Split! Explore stunning Dalmatian islands and the coastline. Spend your mornings admiring the spectacular scenery and enjoying swimming in the 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 its 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 in 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

Cruise Highlights:

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

This great value Croatian cruise from Split is available on two ship types, Premium and Premium Superior. Please check the scheduled dates and pricing for both options.

Overview

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.

Itinerary

Board your ship and at 13pm depart from Split harbour 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

2023 CRUISE RATES per PERSON per WEEK IN EURO | Scheduled Departures on Saturdays

Premium Superior Ships

Departure Lower Main deck Availability
15.04.2023. € 800 € 900 Available
22.04.2023. € 800 € 900 Available
29.04.2023. € 800 € 900 Available
06.05.2023. € 850 € 1 000 Available
13.05.2023. € 850 € 1 000 Available
20.05.2023. € 850 € 1 000 Available
27.05.2023. € 850 € 1 000 Available
03.06.2023. € 1 000 € 1 200 Available
10.06.2023. € 1 000 € 1 200 Available
17.06.2023. € 1 100 € 1 300 Available
24.06.2023. € 1 100 € 1 300 Available
01.07.2023. € 1 100 € 1 300 Available
08.07.2023. € 1 100 € 1 300 Available
15.07.2023 € 1 100 € 1 300 Available
22.07.2023. € 1 100 € 1 300 Available
29.07.2023. € 1 100 € 1 300 Available
05.08.2023. € 1 100 € 1 300 Available
12.08.2023. € 1 100 € 1 300 Available
19.08.2023. € 1 100 € 1 300 Available
26.08.2023. € 1 100 € 1 300 Available
02.09.2023. € 1 100 € 1 300 Available
09.09.2023. € 1 100 € 1 300 Available
16.09.2023. € 1 100 € 1 300 Available
23.09.2023. € 1 000 € 1 200 Available
30.09.2023 € 850 € 1 000 Available
07.10.2023. € 850 € 1 000 Available
14.10.2023. € 850 € 1 000 Available

Premium Ships

Departure Lower Main deck Availability
15.04.2023. € 700 € 750 Available
22.04.2023. € 700 € 750 Available
29.04.2023. € 700 € 750 Available
06.05.2023. € 750 € 850 Available
13.05.2023. € 750 € 850 Available
20.05.2023. € 750 € 850 Available
27.05.2023. € 750 € 850 Available
03.06.2023. € 900 € 1 000 Available
10.06.2023. € 900 € 1 000 Available
17.06.2023. € 1 000 € 1 100 Available
24.06.2023. € 1 000 € 1 100 Available
01.07.2023. € 1 000 € 1 100 Available
08.07.2023. € 1 000 € 1 100 Available
15.07.2023 € 1 000 € 1 100 Available
22.07.2023. € 1 000 € 1 100 Available
29.07.2023. € 1 000 € 1 100 Available
05.08.2023. € 1 000 € 1 100 Available
12.08.2023. € 1 000 € 1 100 Available
19.08.2023. € 1 000 € 1 100 Available
26.08.2023. € 1 000 € 1 100 Available
02.09.2023. € 1 000 € 1 100 Available
09.09.2023. € 1 000 € 1 100 Available
16.09.2023. € 1 000 € 1 100 Available
23.09.2023. € 900 € 1 000 Available
30.09.2023 € 750 € 850 Available
07.10.2023. € 750 € 850 Available
14.10.2023. € 750 € 850 Available

Restrictions:

  • 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 200 EUR deposit per person is required (non-refundable) and the balance payment to be paid 60 days before arrival.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

From the day of confirmation up till 30 days prior to arrival – DEPOSIT EUR 200 per person + additional 50 EUR if the land program is booked) – non-refundable

29 – 22 days – deposit + 25% of the remaining balance

21 – 15 days – deposit + 50% of the remaining balance

14 – 0 days – 100% fee

Name change/date change fee – EUR 20 per person

Date change fee – EUR 20 per person – valid only if the change is done up to 30 days prior to booked departure, otherwise regular cancellation conditions will be applied

OBLIGATORY SUPPLEMENT:

VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED (to be paid on the spot) EUR 40. per person per week.

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 a safety deposit box.

Included services: buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English-speaking tour manager on board, three guided tours of Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, cabin service, a mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea, and coffee with biscuits, complimentary water, free 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, guided tours of Dubrovnik, daily cabin service, a mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea, and coffee with biscuits, complimentary water, free WI-FI.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Southern Explorer – Premium Cruise from Split