Itinerary + Map

Day 1 Split – Makarska
Depart Split harbour at 13.00hrs, cruising through Brac Strait to the Makarska Riviera. Enjoy lunch onboard and spend the afternoon meeting your fellow passengers. Tonight, discover the charming coastal town of Makarska, a popular seaside resort. L

Day 2 Makarska – Mljet
Your first stop this morning is in one of the picturesque bays on the Pelajesac Peninsula. After a swim, enjoy lunch and head towards the island of Mljet. According to Greek legend, Odysseus believed Mljet to be the most seductive of the Adriatic islands which has been enchanting visitors ever since. On arrival, you will have an opportunity to explore beautiful Mljet National Park. Get around by walking or hiring a bike, enjoy swims or visit a church and monastery grounds on the lake island of St Mary's. BL

Day 3 Mljet – Dubrovnik
After breakfast, continue your cruise to the jewel of the Adriatic. Few cities conjure stronger images of history, beauty and survival than the walled city of Dubrovnik. Start exploring right away on a guided walking tour to learn more about the city. The highlight is the Old Town, virtually unchanged since the 13th century, with a walk along the Stradun, the city’s main thoroughfare. The evening is at leisure for you to enjoy this magical city. BL

Day 4 Dubrovnik – Sipan / Trstenik
A late morning departure allows for a little further exploration of Dubrovnik. Depart for the island of Sipan, one of the small, unspoilt Elaphite Islands, or Trstenik on the Pelajesac Peninsula, both beautiful spots to enjoy an afternoon swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing. This evening gather for the Captain's dinner onboard. BLD

Day 5 Sipan / Trstenik – Korcula
After breakfast, depart for Korcula, birthplace of Marco Polo featuring historic medieval architecture. Discover this small town with its fortress and impressive city walls, renowned for having more legends, stories and monuments than anywhere else on the Dalmatian coast. BL

Day 6 Korcula – Hvar
Depart early morning and head towards the Pakleni Islands to enjoy a swim before being served lunch. In the late afternoon you arrive in the lively port of Hvar Town on the island of Hvar which is famous for its lavender fields and vineyards. Explore this historical town with its labyrinth of streets and famous Renaissance church. In the evening enjoy the abundance of restaurants, bars and cafes that line the port. BL

Day 7 Hvar – Split
As you cruise back towards Split, today’s highlight will be the island of Brac, one of the most popular Adriatic islands. Stop for lunch and a swim at one of Croatia’s most famous beaches, Zlatni Rat, whose shape is ever changing. On arrival in Split the afternoon is free to discover the city’s Roman architecture, particularly the Diocletian’s Palace. The evening is then free to enjoy this coastal city's restaurants and bars. BL

Day 8 Split
We hope you have enjoyed your Southern Explorer cruise. Farewell your fellow travellers as you disembark after breakfast. B

  • Daily cabin service
  • Fresh towels and bed linen mid week
  • Luggage handling
  • 8 day cruise in a sea-view cabin
  • Exclusions: Tourist taxes and port fees (approx. Eur40 per adult, Eur36.50 per child 0-11yrs, Eur33 per child 12-18yrs), National Park fees (Eur15-17 per person), Gratuities and Optional excursions, paid locally.
    *services may be adjusted to fit within covid guidelines
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 7 three-course lunches
  • Captain’s Dinner
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • Complimentary bottled water (1.5L per person per day)
  • Complimentary afternoon tea and coffee
  • Guided tour of:
    Dubrovnik

Pricing

Prices are per person in ZAR

Date Twin/Double Single Triple
Standard Cabin, Lower Deck Standard Cabin, Main/Upper Deck Standard Cabin, Lower Deck Standard Cabin, Main/Upper Deck Standard Cabin, Lower Deck Standard Cabin, Main/Upper Deck
16 Apr 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R11,715 R11,220 R12,265 R11,715 R17,600 R16,720 R18,480 R17,490 R10,560 R10,010 R11,035 R10,520
23 Apr 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R11,715 R11,220 R12,265 R11,715 R17,600 R16,720 R18,480 R17,490 R10,560 R10,010 R11,035 R10,520
30 Apr 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R12,760 R12,155 R13,530 R12,870 R19,140 R18,260 R20,350 R19,250 R11,475 R10,890 R12,135 R11,550
07 May 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R12,760 R12,155 R13,530 R12,870 R19,140 R18,260 R20,350 R19,250 R11,475 R10,890 R12,135 R11,550
14 May 2022
First Class Vessel
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21 May 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R12,760 R12,155 R13,530 R12,870 R19,140 R18,260 R20,350 R19,250 R11,475 R10,890 R12,135 R11,550
28 May 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R13,420 R12,760 R14,685 R13,915 R20,130 R19,140 R22,000 R20,900 R12,100 R11,440 R13,160 R12,500
04 Jun 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R13,420 R14,685 R20,130 R22,000 R12,100 R13,160
11 Jun 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R15,180 R16,335 R22,880 R24,530 R13,675 R14,700
18 Jun 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R16,335 R17,490 R24,530 R26,180 R14,700 R15,730
25 Jun 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R16,885 R18,150 R25,300 R27,280 R15,105 R16,315
02 Jul 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R16,885 R18,150 R25,300 R27,280 R15,105 R16,315
09 Jul 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R16,885 R18,150 R25,300 R27,280 R15,105 R16,315
16 Jul 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R16,885 R18,150 R25,300 R27,280 R15,105 R16,315
23 Jul 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R16,885 R18,150 R25,300 R27,280 R15,105 R16,315
30 Jul 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R16,885 R15,180 R18,150 R16,335 R25,300 R22,770 R27,280 R24,530 R15,105 R13,600 R16,315 R14,665
06 Aug 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R16,885 R15,180 R18,150 R16,335 R25,300 R22,770 R27,280 R24,530 R15,105 R13,600 R16,315 R14,665
13 Aug 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R16,335 R14,795 R17,490 R15,730 R24,530 R22,110 R26,180 R23,540 R14,700 R13,235 R15,730 R14,150
20 Aug 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R16,335 R17,490 R24,530 R26,180 R14,700 R15,730
27 Aug 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R15,180 R16,335 R22,880 R24,530 R13,675 R14,700
03 Sep 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R15,180 R16,335 R22,880 R24,530 R13,675 R14,700
10 Sep 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R15,180 R16,335 R22,880 R24,530 R13,675 R14,700
17 Sep 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R13,420 R14,685 R20,130 R22,000 R12,100 R13,160
24 Sep 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R12,760 R13,530 R19,140 R20,350 R11,475 R12,135
01 Oct 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R11,715 R11,220 R12,265 R11,715 R17,600 R16,720 R18,480 R17,490 R10,560 R10,010 R11,035 R10,520
08 Oct 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R11,715 R11,220 R12,265 R11,715 R17,600 R16,720 R18,480 R17,490 R10,560 R10,010 R11,035 R10,520
15 Oct 2022
First Class Vessel
Enquiry R11,715 R11,220 R12,265 R11,715 R17,600 R16,720 R18,480 R17,490 R10,560 R10,010 R11,035 R10,520

Ship Information

Value First-Class (Un-named)

Affordable comfort and value:  A great option if you seek a great value comfortable Croatian cruise. These cruises are popular with a range of travellers from for young to old, couples, friends and families. The boats in this category are steel hulled, and all the cabins have a private en-suite. Air conditioning is available in the public areas at a minimum. In this category the exact ship for each cruise is not allocated until approximately one to two weeks prior to departure. The vessels allocated are all similar and usually launched 12-15 years ago or refurbished. Expect simple but very comfortable cabins and public areas and a relaxed atmosphere on-board. The images below are representative of various boats used in this category.