Sail around Croatia on a small ship
What we love: This small ship voyage is far from your typical cruise. You'll dock overnight in port and sail in the mornings, allowing you to spend evenings in Croatian towns.
Set sail on a boutique ship carrying just 38 passengers on a voyage that takes you through the beautiful waters of the Adriatic to visit some of Croatia's most beautiful locations, including Krka National Park and the sought-after island of Hvar.
You'll sail from Split on a round-trip cruise. Over seven days, you'll hop from place to place, visiting towns and coves, islands and cities. During scheduled swim stops, leap from the ship directly into gin-clear waters, away from the crowds and appreciate the beauty of Croatia in peace.
You'll visit some of the most beautiful spots in Croatia, including the waterfalls of Krka National Park and sail among the islands of the Kornati National Park - an archipelago of over 80 protected islands. The celebrity-favoured enclave of Hvar is another highlight of the itinerary, where there's time to explore before sailing on to Vis for wine tasting in a local bar.
Sightseeing tours of the ports and towns are included, and you'll head off on walking tours of Šibenik, Zadar, Vis, Hvar Town, and Split where you'll see the architectural highlights and get a feel for the culture of each place.
Each day, breakfast and lunch are included, and although there's a welcome dinner and captain's dinner to look forward to, evenings are otherwise spent in port, where you can choose where you want to dine and how you want to spend your evenings.
Various departure dates in May, July, August, September and October are available, please enquire for more information.
Reasons to book
Sail on a small ship
Breakfast and lunch onboard
Evenings in ports
Visit secluded bays
Venture through Kornati National Park
- Return flights from to Split from London Gatwick, London Luton, Bristol and Manchester with 15kg hold baggage per person included (Easyjet, WizzAir or Jet2)
- Seven-night cruise aboard M/S Prestige
- Supreme category lower deck cabin
- Shared transfer from airport to Split port and back
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Six three-course lunches with salad bar
- Captain's dinner and welcome dinner
- Complimentary coffee, tea and fresh fruits available daily
- Cruise Manager throughout
- Free WiFi
Please note the following are not included: Port tax + tourist tax of approximately 35 EUR per person (to be paid on board in cash), drinks, and entrance fees (including for the Blue Cave).
Day1Arrive in SplitSplit, Croatia
Arrive in Split, where you'll be met and transferred to the port to board the M/S Prestige. There's time to get settled in your cabin before a welcome reception and dinner this evening. The ship sails tomorrow.
You'll sail for Šbenik this morning and enjoy lunch onboard before disembarking to visit the glorious Krka National Park. Here, the Skradinski Buk waterfall is one of Croatia's most photographed sights. You'll visit the city next, taking a walking tour of the historical centre and visiting the cathedral that's considered one of the most beautiful Renaissance cathedrals in the Adriatic.
This evening, the time is yours in the city.
Day3Galeśnjak and ZadarZadar, Croatia
The ship sails early from Šbenik, bound for Galeśnjak, a small Dalmatian island where there's time to swim in one of the island's secluded bays. Lunch is served onboard as the ship sails into Zadar, where you'll disembark for a walking tour of the historical centre, visiting the 16th-century port gate, Square of the Five Wells, the Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum and St Anastasia Cathedral.
You'll spend the evening in Zadar.
You'll leave Zadar behind this morning, sailing through the Kornati National Park, navigating through the 89 islands, islets, and rocks that comprise this beautiful region and marine ecosystem. There's time to swim in a hidden cove, before sailing to the Primośten, a hilltop town where you'll spend the evening.
Day5Stari Grad, HvarHvar, Croatia
You're destined for Hvar today, sailing past one of the region's most famously beautiful beaches, Golden Horn. You'll dock at Stari Grad, one of the oldest towns in Europe and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day6Hvar Town and VisVis, Croatia
This morning, you'll visit Hvar Town for a walking tour of the old town, where pretty streets are lined with 800 years of architecture. You'll continue to the island of Vis to visit the remains of a Roman thermal palace and enjoy some time along the waterfront, where you'll try wine tasting in one of the local bars.
You'll dine on board tonight, joining fellow passengers for the Captain's dinner.
You'll sail early this morning, heading toward the small island of Biśevo to visit the Blue Cave if weather conditions allow (entrance fee applies). This mysterious cave appears to glow bright blue at certain times of the day. You'll continue to Split, where you'll have time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city throughout the afternoon and evening.
You've got a final night onboard tonight.
Day8Return homeSplit, Croatia
You'll disembark after a final breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight home.