Island Hopping Cruise

Southern Pearls One Way Cruise from Dubrovnik to Split

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Chill out time on the Adriatic. You only need a few T-shirts and a swimsuit for eight unforgettable days cruising the southern Adriatic Sea, hugging the coast, and island hopping.

Relax and let the captain and crew care for you. During the day, swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea. Evenings are at leisure to enjoy a good restaurant or discover old churches and other historical monuments.


Šipan or Slano



Biševo (Blue cave)







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Southern Pearls One Way Cruise from Dubrovnik to Split

Day 1 - Dubrovnik - Šipan or Slano


Depart from Dubrovnik’s Gruž harbor at 1 p.m. (late arrivals can join in Slano). Lunch is served on board while navigating along the Dalmatian coast either to one of the Elaphiti Islands, such as Šipan or to the small village of Slano on the mainland. Both are quiet fishermen’s villages where you can relax and enjoy a fabulous sunset. Overnight in port. (L)

Day 2 - Šipan or Slano - Mljet - Korčula


After breakfast, cruise towards the island of Mljet with lunch on board. You will have free time to enjoy Mljet National Park (entrance fee paid locally). Mljet is a beautiful and tranquil island. Enjoy this sprawling island’s beaches, caves, wildlife, hiking paths, and ancient ruins. Visit an old abbey in the middle of the large lake, rent a small boat, or hop on bikes to explore the natural wonders. We continue to the island of Korčula and arrive in the late afternoon. Join our guided tour of Korčula (included on Premium Superior vessels). Korčula is surrounded by well-preserved ancient walls and fortified bastions dating back to the 13th century. Overnight in port. (B, L)

Day 3 - Korčula - Biševo (Blue cave) - Vis


Early in the morning, we cruise towards the island of Biševo to visit the Blue Cave (entrance fee paid locally). The cruise continues towards the island of Vis, a former strategic harbor for the Yugoslav Navy and off-limits to tourists for many years. Vis has retained a rather special charm, embodying the phrase the Mediterranean as it once was. Vis was developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban center in Croatia, formed by the Greeks in the 4th century BC. Visit the remains of the Roman Baths and City Museum, or take a walk and enjoy the view of the beautiful Villae Rusticae along the waterfront. For those interested in seeing more, rent a car or scooter and explore this charming island alone. (B, L)

Day 4 - Vis - Hvar


The next destination is the island of Šćedro, located off the south coast of the island of Hvar. We will have time to relax and take a refreshing swim. After lunch, we depart for Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic followed by an optional guided tour (included on Premium Superior vessels). Highlights include the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, the oldest community theater in Europe founded in 1612, and the famous horseshoe-shaped harbor. Hvar town is a jet-setter destination with plenty of restaurants, bars, cafés, and clubs. (B, L)

Day 5 - Hvar - Bol - Makarska


Leave Hvar behind and continue towards beautiful Brač Island and the famous town of Bol. Bol has one of Dalmatia’s most unusual and most photographed beaches, Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn). Directional winds and waves cause the shape of the beach to change frequently. After a swim stop at this famous beach, we will head towards Makarska, a prominent tourist spot. Take a stroll and discover numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sites. Overnight in port. (B, L)

Day 6 - Makarska - Pučišća


Today’s destination is Pučišća, a typical Mediterranean village situated on the northern side of Brač Island. Before we arrive, we will stop to swim and relax in a secluded bay en route. After lunch on board, explore Pučišća, home of the world-famous white stone of Brač. This stone has been used in structures such as the Liverpool Cathedral, the White House in Washington, D.C., and other famous buildings. You can visit a stonemason workshop, one of the few workshops still operating in Europe. Overnight in port with a Captain’s dinner on board (included on Premium Superior and Premium vessels). (B, L, CD)

Day 7 - Pučišća - Split


Depart for the last destination, the city of Split. Upon arrival, join a guided tour (included on Premium and Premium Superior vessels). The old town of Split is under UNESCO protection, and its monuments are adored by locals and the many visitors who fall in love with this ancient city. Historical buildings, great restaurants, cool bars, and bustling cafés are some reasons why Split is the central hub of Dalmatia. Overnight in Split. (B, L)

Day 8 - Split


After an early breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to the crew and your new friends. Check out by 9 a.m. (B)

B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner, T Tasting, CD Captain's Dinner

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