Southern Explorer Traditional Cruise from Split

8 Days

  • R9,000 p.p.s Low Season
  • R 15,300 p.p.s High Season
  • Saturdays April to October
  • Mostly Bunk beds in cabins
  • Breakfasts, 3-course lunches
  • Comfortable, approx. 3 and 2 Star

Southern Explorer Traditional cruise from Split is an ideal option for younger travellers and groups.

All you will need is a few T-shirts and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days sailing on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another.

Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the chef) take care of you. During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea.

The evenings you have at leisure to find a good restaurant or discover old churches or other historical monuments…

Route: SPLIT – MAKARSKA – MLJET – DUBROVNIK – ŠIPAN / 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 Korčula

Traditional cruise from Split is a budget cruise offered on Traditional Ensuite and Traditional ships. These ships are a great option if you want amazing value for money.

These ship types are most popular with groups, young travellers and budget-conscious travellers looking for a great experience on a budget.

Overview

GENARAL:

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

At 13h is departure 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.

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 specialties. Cool bars too.

An early breakfast before the final goodbyes to the new friends and crew and check-out.
Legend: B – breakfast, L – lunch, CD - Captain`s dinner

Included:

  • Continental breakfasts,
  • Three-course lunches,
  • Water dispenser available,
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Not Included:

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

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

TRADITIONAL ENSUITE SHIPS

Departure Lower Main deck Status
April 22, 29 € 450 € 550 Available
May 6, 14 € 500 € 600 Available
May 20,27 € 500 € 600 Available
June 03, 10 € 650 € 750 Available
June 17, 24 € 750 € 850 Available
July 1, 8, 15 € 750 € 850 Available
July 22, 29 € 750 € 850 Available
Aug 5,12, 19, € 750 € 850 Available
Sept. 2,9,16 € 750 € 850 Available
Sept. 23 € 650 € 750 Available
Sept. 30 € 500 € 600 Available
Oct 07, 14 € 500 € 600 Available

TRADITIONAL SHIPS:

Departure Lower Main deck Status
April 22, 29 € 400 € 450 Available
May 6, 14 € 450 € 500 Available
May 20,27 € 450 € 500 Available
June 03, 10 € 550 € 600 Available
June 17, 24 € 600 € 650 Available
July 1, 8, 15 € 600 € 650 Available
July 22, 29 € 600 € 650 Available
Aug 5,12, 19, € 600 € 650 Available
Sept. 2,9,16 € 600 € 650 Available
Sept. 23 € 550 € 600 Available
Sept. 30 € 450 € 500 Available
Oct 07, 14 € 450 € 500 Available

Reductions and Supplements:

  • 3rd adult sharing a cabin -30%
  • Child (age 3 – 11) in twin with 1 adult -30%
  • Child (age 3 – 11) sharing a cabin with 2 adults -50%
  • SINGLE use cabin supplement (on request)   +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.

Please note Rand rates are subject to change without prior notice due to currency fluctuations. Rand price will be confirmed at the time of booking and when the full payment is due according to the exchange rates at the time of payment.

From the day of confirmation up till 30 days prior to arrival – DEPOSIT EUR 200 per person + an 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.

TRADITIONAL ENSUITE

Wooden ships, air-conditioned cabins with private shower/toilet, mostly bunk beds, air-conditioned salon.

Included services: Continental breakfasts, three-course lunches, water dispenser available. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

TRADITIONAL

Wooden ships, cabins with washbasin and bunk beds. Shared showers/toilettes, air-conditioned salon, cabins have no A/C.

Included services: Continental breakfasts, three-course lunches, water dispenser available. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Southern Explorer Traditional Cruise from Split