Cruise from Dubrovnik to Split with Avangard
A summer cruise to remember! Board your beautiful deluxe vessel in Dubrovnik, Croatia's southernmost city, and be ready to head up north towards Split. This route brings an opportunity to explore many of Croatia highlights: Hvar, Brač, Korčula, the national park of Mljet. Other destinations include the former fishermen's village of Slano and Ston, a once fortified small town near Dubrovnik, famous for its oysters, which you will also have a chance to taste during the half-day excursion.
Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik Gruž harbor for check in from 14.00h onwards. After settling in, transfer to city gates for a guided tour of the city. The special charm of this ancient town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. Many of the monuments belong to the modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of Gothic style. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the mighty ramparts and of the Elaphiti Islands. After the tour, return transfer to the ship for a welcome meet & greet cocktail reception on board.
Departure to the small village of Slano on the mainland. Enjoy the magical scenery as the ship cruises around Dubrovnik city walls before continuing to one of the Elaphiti islands for a swimming stop. Afternoon arrival in Slano, a peaceful fishermen's village and our starting point to Ston, once fortified small village and famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s long medieval ramparts, heading for a small village nearby to learn more about oysters and a special tasting of this delicacy. Time at leisure and return transfer to ship, Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board.
This morning, you cruise a little further north to the Island of Mljet. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own, but beware of the nymphs!
Early morning departure towards the island of Korčula best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korčula Town followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting place surrounded by walls and one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Fish bone street pattern was used in the design of Korcula Old Town for a natural cooling effect and it provides citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy a gourmet experience and numerous bars for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to small village near Korčula Town for typical Dalmatian dinner and to learn about the history and traditional way of living.
Continue to the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public for years. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit. Vis town, situated on the northern side of the island, has developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban center in Croatia. Try some exquisite local wines. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront.
Early in the morning you cruise towards the small island of Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrances to be paid on the spot – approx. 10-15 EUR). As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this on time. Continue towards the jet-set island of Hvar with a swimming stop and lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic is known for glorious lavender fields and breath-taking beauty. Arrival in the afternoon on the tour of the town - the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Hike up the zig-zag path to the town fort overlooking the harbour for lovely scenic views of your ship and the Paklinski Islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment - numerous restaurants, bars and clubs, many open long into the night.
Morning departure to Brač island where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose shingle promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly cause the shape to change. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination yet retaining its charm. Continue to Split to enjoy a guided tour of the city upon arrival, a historical town under UNESCO world heritage protection. Here there is an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian Palace, once inhabited by the Roman Emperor.
Breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am.
Arrival and departure transfers from Dubrovnik airport and to Split airport (on the day of arrival and day of departure)
Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
Daily buffet breakfast
Three-course lunch daily + cheese and salad bar
Captain's dinner with live entertainment
A drink with lunch onboard (other drinks to be paid on board in cash)
Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day
Olive oil and wine tasting on board
Abundant fresh fruit
Daily cabin service and towel change
Visitors' taxes & port fees
Spectacular cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
Croatian wine tasting
One-way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
Dubrovnik cable car fee
Half-day excursion of Ston with Oyster farm visit and tasting (Including entrance to the Ston walls and Ston saltworks)
Mljet National Park entrance fee
OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTS: Korčula village dinner experience: EUR 35.- per person; Blue cave entrance approx. EUR 10-15.- per person
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To confirm your booking, a deposit payment of 200 Eur per person must be paid at the time of making your booking (non-refundable). The balance payment due date is 60 days prior to departure.
Cancellations must be advised to MyCroatiaCruise in writing. Per person cancellation charges apply as follows:
- From the day of confirmation up till 30 days before the date of travel: Full deposit 200 EUR per person
- 29 - 22 days: 25% of the total cost
- 21 - 15 days: 50% of the total cost
- 14 - 0 days: 100% of the total cost
Supplements and reductions
Flexible Booking Conditions
Travelling still remains slightly uncertain even in 2022, therefore, our key priority is to provide more booking flexibility to our hesitating customers. Why deprive yourself of your dream holidays in 2022, when you know you can rearrange in case you are unable to travel due to Covid-19 related restrictions*?
In order to increase the consumer confidence, we at My Croatia Cruise offer free cruise reschedule** within 24 months if your travel is affected by Covid-19 related restrictions.
*With Covid-19 related restrictions, one of the following must apply:
- If you test positive for COVID-19 within 30 days before the departure date and can provide medical evidence (certificate/statement) to support this.
- If government policies of the destination country prevent you from entering due to their restrictions on your country of residence.
- If government policies of the country of your residence force holiday cancellation and prevent you from travelling due to their guidelines and restrictions.
Should you prefer to cancel completely due to the reasons mentioned above, most of our cruises are 90% refundable up to 30 days before the departure date. ***
** Rescheduling is subject to availability.
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