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Join us on board the MS Adriatic pearl for a week-long luxury cruise around the unforgettable highlights of Dalmatia.
The Adriatic Pearl was newly refurbished in 2018, with increased cabin size and improved on-board services to give you a luxurious and memorable sailing experience as you discover the wonders of Croatia.
The cruise begins in Zadar, a city where the old meets the new.
You’ll discover the ancient Roman Forum which dates from the 2nd century BC, as well as some modern art installations, including the famous “sea organ” which plays music using the force of the waves.
Setting sail, the first destinations is Šibenik a town with an impressive fortress and cathedral.
Next, you’ll sail to the second-largest city, Split, stopping off at Trogir en route.
The next destination is Hvar, the sunniest place in Croatia, and also one of the most picturesque towns on the Adriatic.
From there, you’ll arrive at the island of Korčula, which was once fought over by the Venetians, with its distinctive architecture styles apparent all over the town.
The sailing tour continues to Mljet island, one of Croatia’s national parks, known for its stunning beauty, before a stop at Slano on the mainland.
The tour ends in the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik, a majestic ancient town with UNESCO-protected heritage, and one of the most popular destinations in the world.
Zadar and Dubrovnik
7 nights/8 days
April 25 | May 09, 16, 23 May 30 | June 06, 13, 20, 27 | July 04, 11, 18, 25 | August 01, 08, 15, 22, August 29 | September 05, 12, 19, 26 | October 03, 10
April 25 | May 09, 23 | June 06, 20 | July 04, 18 | August 01,15, 29 | September 12, 26 | October 10
Optional excursions are available to purchase on spot.
Additional hotel stays, day trips and activities can be added to your itinerary before or after the cruise.
Due to the specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian harbours, cruise ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore.
In such cases, clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk.
Crew assistance will be given to those requesting it.
Cruise not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.
You can board the ship any time after 2pm, and after checking into your luxury cabin you will have the opportunity to meet the captain, crew and other guests over a welcome drink and snack.
During the evening you will have dinner on board the ship then you can relax in preparation for sailing in the morning.
Overnight in Zadar.
After breakfast you can choose an optional Zadar walking tour, which will include the 2nd century BC Roman Forum, passing by the 9th century pre-Romanesque church of St. Donatus as well as St. Anastasia church.
In the early afternoon, you will set sail towards Šibenik, which also has the option of a guided walking tour.
Šibenik is fast-becoming one of Croatia’s up and coming gems, with its narrow stone alleys, the remarkable Cathedral of St. James, and excellent cuisine.
Overnight in Šibenik.
Today you will have an exciting day of sailing down the narrow channel of St. Anthony as you sail towards Trogir en route, located on a tiny island which is linked by a bridge to the mainland and also linked to the larger Čiovo island.
In the afternoon you can take an optional walking tour or explore on your own, before you board the ship and continue on to the final stop of the day – Split.
When you arrive in Split, you can take the optional walking tour, or explore on your own.
Either way, you’ll be amazed at the size of Diocletian’s Palace which was built in the 4th Century AD, and is a UNESCO-protected heritage site.
Overnight in Split.
In the morning you can explore more of the bustling passageways and courtyards of Split, or relax on one of the city’s beaches.
Or, if you want to explore even further, there’s an optional trip to Omiš at the mouth of the Cetina River, where you can sail up the canyon on a boat trip.
In the afternoon, you will sail to Hvar, officially the sunniest place in Croatia, and one of the most popular tourist destinations.
You can choose to take the optional walking tour, or explore Hvar on your own.
Overnight in Hvar.
Today you’ll sail to Korčula Island, one of the largest islands in the Adriatic, known for its luscious dark forests and Venetian architecture as well as some very trendy restaurants and cocktail bars.
Korčula is also said to be the birthplace of the famous explorer, Marco Polo.
You can explore Korčula on your own or take advantage of the optional guided walking tour.
Overnight in Korčula.
Another one of Croatia’s gorgeous islands is your destination today – the island of Mljet, which is one of Croatia’s protected natural parks.
Mljet is home to two salt lakes connected to the sea via a narrow canal where active travellers will get a thrill from hiking, cycling or kayaking.
You can also enjoy a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters before boarding the ship and sailing to Slano on the mainland, where you will be invited for a special Captain’s dinner on the ship.
Nearby to Slano, the small town of Ston is known for its locally-produced delicacies, including salt, wine and seafood.
For the best opportunity to taste and learn all about the production of these foods, we recommend our optional Taste of Dalmatia tour, or alternatively, you can have free time to relax in Slano.
In the early afternoon you will set sail to the final stop on the tour, and Croatia’s most renowned hotspot, Dubrovnik.
As you approach, you’ll have a great view of the mighty city walls which were built to protect the town from invaders, with towers and fortifications along its perimeter.
The boat will anchor in the port of Gruž, and you’ll have the option to join a guided walking tour through the winding streets of Dubrovnik old town.
The evening is free to spend as you choose, whether you prefer a bit of romance and glitz and glam, or if you would rather walk in the footsteps of your favourite Game of Thrones actors around the filming locations throughout the city.
You’ll spend a final evening on board the ship in Dubrovnik.
Enjoy your breakfast before disembarking the ship by 9:00am. Why not add an extra couple of nights’ stay in Dubrovnik to make the most of your trip?
Breakfast varies, although it mostly includes fried or scrambled eggs, a selection of salami, sausages and cheese with bread, rolls or toast and different types of cereal.
Lunch is the main meal in Croatia – it usually starts with soup, which is followed by a cooked meal.
Croatian food is heavily influenced by Austrian and Italian cuisines.
In Dalmatia, seafood, risottos, and pasta are very popular.
In continental parts, you should try schnitzel, roast meat dishes, roast potatoes, different types of pies etc.
If you prefer a lighter lunch, many restaurants offer different salads, soups, sandwiches etc.
Beaches in Croatia are mostly pebbly, some are rocky and there are several sandy beaches, although rare.
If you’re traveling with small children, it might be a good idea to get the beach shoes for them.
These can be purchased at shops and stands situated by or at beaches in Croatia.
The Croatian currency is Kuna. 1 British Pound (GBP) equals about (at Aug 2019) 8.20 Kuna (HRK).
Yes, Croatia entered the European Union in 2013.
Yes. Your travel agent will provide his/her mobile phone number, so you can reach them quickly.
Should you need any assistance before or during the holiday, let them know and they will help as soon as possible.
Give your agent a day’s notice and he/she will book a table at a requested restaurant for you or suggest best restaurants in the area.
Yes. Any additional cost will be added to your remaining balance invoice, which is due 60 days prior to your departure.
Your agent will share their personal mobile phone number with you; you’re welcome to contact them anytime (we recommend Whatsapp to save money!) should you have any questions or need assistance.
All our agents are native Croatians with rich knowledge of their country and the region.
A minimum deposit of 20% is due at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due 60 days before your departure date.
Please note that the deposit and balance due date may vary depending on the nature of the booking.
We accept payment from all major credit/debit cards.
You can pay via an online payment link which will be sent to you upon request or via bank transfer.
Yes, just let your agent know that you’d like to pay in instalments. The full amount needs to be paid 60 days prior to your departure.
We’ll email the confirmation pack to you.
Three weeks before departure, we’ll send you a pack containing all your travel documents (service vouchers).
The pack will normally be sent to your home address.
Alternatively, we can arrange the delivery to another address or to your hotel in Europe (applicable for clients travelling from other continents).
Please see our Terms & Conditions for our cancellation policy.
Since 2007 the Croatian government has levied a tourist tax or otherwise known as a Sojourn tax.
This is a tax imposed on all visitors and is common amongst virtually all the European countries.
The tax is paid to the various tourist boards and used to maintain their tourist facilities.
The amount levied ranges from 10kn to 20kn per person, per day depending on which town/city you are staying in and the season you arrive in.
The tourist tax is calculated by the hotel and added to your final hotel bill when you check out.
Please note it is your responsibility to make sure your travel documents are valid.
If you require a Visa to visit Croatia, please make sure to obtain it on time.
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We also suggest that you purchase travel health insurance before your trip to Croatia.