Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Split
Your cruise commences with a shared airport arrival transfer to Split harbour with embarkation from 14.00hrs. Once settled, embark on a walking tour at 18.00hrs of the historic inner city where you can witness the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, it's Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle and many other fascinating, unique sites. This evening return to the ship and meet your fellow passengers at a welcome reception followed by dinner onboard.

Meals included: Dinner

DAY 2 Split - Trogir
Cruise towards Trogir and enjoy a guided tour. Located on a small island, joined to the mainland by a bridge, this town has a well preserved old town with a wonderful mix of architectural styles. Following this, you will be taken on a guided tour to visit Krka National Park, an area rich with flora and fauna where you will find impressive waterfalls, several scenic lakes, and plenty of adventurous hiking trails.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 3 Trogir - Hvar
This morning Continue on to Stari Grad, located on the island of Hvar, supposedly the sunniest island in the Adriatic. Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe. On disembarkation you will be taken by bus to Hvar Town, a hot spot for travellers from around the world. Here, enjoy a guided tour of the charming town, seeing the Renaissance cathedral and the oldest community theatre in Europe. After soaking it all in, hop back on the bus to Stari Grad.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 4 Hvar - Bisevo - Vis
Enjoy breakfast as you cruise to the spectacular Blue Cave on the island of Biševo. The cave’s natural underwater entrance creates a magical deep blue light that engulfs the interior (subject to weather conditions). Sail to Vis, which for many years was used as a strategic military base and as such was closed off to the general public. As a result, the island has retained a remarkable untouched charm. Upon arrival, spend an afternoon at leisure to explore. You may like to walk along the coastal Villae Rusticae or visit the ancient Issa or Roman baths.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Please note: The Blue Cave is only accessible with small boats through an entrance just 1.5m high so unfortunately it can easily be made inaccessible by bad weather and high waves.

DAY 5 Vis - Korcula
Continue towards the town of Korcula, best known as the supposed birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch en route in one of the secluded bays. Upon arrival embark on a guided walking tour of the town and discover its fishbone streets and numerous restaurants. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You can visit the small Marco Polo Museum and climb the tower for wonderful views, enjoy a drink at a bar within the fortifications or simply wander through its charming pedestrian streets.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 6 Korcula - Mljet - Slano
Today you cruise to Mljet to visit the National Park famous for its salt lakes and an ancient Benedictine monastery. Here, you can either rent bicycles, scooters, or kayaks to explore the National Park or join your Cruise Manager for a stroll to the salt lakes. Enjoy lunch onboard on your way to Slano, a peaceful fisherman's village. On arrival, embark on your excursion to Ston, a once-fortified small village now famous for its oysters. After exploring the town's medieval ramparts a short coastal walk leads you to an oyster farm where you will learn more about oysters and enjoy a tasting of this delicious treat. Upon returning to the vessel tonight, enjoy the Capitan's dinner, whilst overnighting in Slano.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 7 Slano - Dubrovnik
Cruise to the Elephati Islands this morning and enjoy a swim in one of the bays before arriving in Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. Enjoy lunch on board as you cruise along the famed city walls. Upon arrival embark on a guided city tour to discover the treasures of the Old Town and visit the Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy. Afterwards, the remainder of the day is yours to explore the town and surrounds, perhaps take the cable car to the top of Mount Srd.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 8 Dubrovnik
Say goodbye to your crew and new friends as you disembark after breakfast. Your adventure continues with an included shared departure transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Cruise Manager
  • National Park Fees
  • Daily cabin service
  • Fresh towels and bed linen mid week
  • Beach towel hire
  • Luggage handling
  • 8 day cruise in a sea-view cabin

Exclusions: Port fees and tourist tax (approx. EUR60 per person to be paid on board in cash), Blue Cave entrance fee (approx. EUR12-18 per person – to be paid locally) and gratuities

  • 7 buffet breakfasts
  • 6 three course lunches with salad bar
  • 2 dinners including a Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Dinner with live music
  • Complimentary water from dispenser
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and fresh fruit daily
  • Oyster Tasting in Ston
  • Guided tours of:
    Split
    Trogir
    Hvar
    Korcula
    Dubrovnik
    Including wireless headset
  • Visit:
    Blue Cave, Bisevo
    Krka National Park (includes entrance fee)
    Mljet National Park (includes entrance fee)
  • Entrance fees:
    Franciscan Monastery
    Diocletian’s Palace

Pricing

Prices are per person in ZAR

Date Twin/Double Single Triple
Standard Cabin, Lower Deck Standard Cabin, Main Deck Standard Cabin, Upper Deck Standard Cabin, Sun Deck Standard Cabin, Lower Deck Standard Cabin, Main Deck Standard Cabin, Upper Deck Standard Cabin, Sun Deck Standard Cabin, Lower Deck
01 Jun 2024
MS Desire
Enquiry Sold Out R56,925 Sold Out Sold Out Sold Out R102,465 Sold Out Sold Out Sold Out
15 Jun 2024
MS Desire
Enquiry R45,195 R41,570 R56,925 R52,150 Sold Out Sold Out R81,305 R74,000 R102,465 R93,090 Sold Out Sold Out R40,710 R37,430
29 Jun 2024
MS Desire
Enquiry R45,195 Sold Out Sold Out Sold Out R81,305 Sold Out Sold Out Sold Out R40,710
13 Jul 2024
MS Desire
Enquiry R45,195 Sold Out Sold Out Sold Out R81,305 Sold Out Sold Out Sold Out R40,710
27 Jul 2024
MS Desire
Enquiry R41,285 R29,725 R49,105 R35,245 Sold Out Sold Out R70,150 R49,965 R83,490 R59,280 Sold Out Sold Out R37,145 R26,850
10 Aug 2024
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24 Aug 2024
MS Desire
Enquiry R45,195 Sold Out Sold Out Sold Out R81,305 Sold Out Sold Out Sold Out R40,710
07 Sep 2024
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21 Sep 2024
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05 Oct 2024
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Ship Information

Boat 1: MS Desire

  • Launched: 2017
  • Length: 49m
  • Breadth: 8.7m
  • Speed: 18.5km/h
  • Crew: 6
  • Passengers: 41
  • Cabins: 19
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Sun decks with with sun beds and outdoor bar
  • Mini swimming pool
  • Salon restaurant
  • Bar
  • Large screen LCD TV
  • Outdoor lounge with tables and comfortable sofas
  • Rear swimming platform
  • Air-conditioned en-suite cabins
  • Free Wi-Fi
Deck Cabin Bedding Size (sqm) Window To Open
Sun Deck Standard Double 17 Window Yes
Upper Deck Standard Double 17 Window Yes
Main Deck Standard (Stern) Double/Twin 15-19 Window Yes
Main Deck Standard (Bow) Double/Twin 15-19 Large Porthole Yes
Lower Deck Standard Double/Twin 15-20 Porthole No

Amenities

  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
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