Stella Maris small ship Croatia cruises
  • Included Features

    • 7-night cruise from Dubrovnik on board the M/S My Wish in a cabin with private facilities
    • Arrival Dubrovnik airport transfer
    • Departure transfer to Venice port or airports: Venice, Pula or Ljubljana
    • Welcome reception followed by dinner
    • Breakfast daily
    • 6 lunches on board
    • 4 dinners:
    • Welcome reception with dinner on board
    • 1 dinner at a local restaurant in Korcula
    • Captain’s dinner with live music and a glass of wine
    • 1 Dinner at a local restaurant in Porec
    • Complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea
    • Professional Cruise Manager throughout
    • Luggage handling
    • Port taxes
    • Sightseeing tours with licensed local guides
    • Whisper technology enhanced touring
    • Free Wi-Fi on board

    Cruise highlights:

    • Dubrovnik, Croatia’s “Pearl of the Adriatic”
    • Korcula, the island of Marco Polo
    • Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island
    • Split, built around Diocletian’s Palace
    • Krka National Park
    • Tasting of traditional Maraschino liqueur in Zadar
    • The Island Losinj, Croatia’s best kept secret
    • The Amphitheatre in Pula
    • Brijuni National Park
    • Rovinj, a stunning little town
  • Day 1, arrive in Dubrovnik, Sunday

    Upon arrival at Dubrovnik airport, transfer to Dubrovnik port, where embarkation begins at 2 pm. Settle in your cabin, before attending a Welcome reception followed by dinner this evening. Alternatively, you can also join from a Kompas escorted tour. (WD)

    Day 2, Dubrovnik – Korcula, Monday

    After breakfast, join us for a morning walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of Adriatic” and a UNESCO World Heritage site. We visit the Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy. Afterward, we return to our ship for lunch. We sail towards the magical island of Korcula, and its fairy-tale-like walled town bearing the same name. The birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo is believed to be here. Our walking tour takes us through Korcula’s narrow, cobble stone streets and includes a visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Tonight, enjoy dinner on us in a local restaurant. (B, L, D)

    Day 3, Korcula – Hvar – Split, Tuesday

    We sail from Korcula to Hvar, Croatia’s sunniest island and a delightful seaside resort with 8 centuries of architecture. On our walking tour, there is a pine-scented breeze as we explore the picturesque little streets of the old town, and the first public theatre in Europe. There is free time to pop into craft shops or cafes, tucked into old Venetian palaces. We board our ship in time for lunch, and cruise to Split. Our afternoon walking tour features Split’s historic inner city, built around the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, we see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple and its Cathedral. The evening is at leisure for a stroll along Riva, to taste the local cuisine and to enjoy some local vistas. (B, L)

    Day 4, Primosten – Krka National Park – Zadar, Wednesday

    In the morning, we sail from Split towards Primosten to visit the Krka National Park, known for its magnificent waterfalls. Afterward, we drive by motorcoach to Vodice, and rejoin our ship there. Lunch is served on board while we sail to Zadar, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. The evening is at leisure in Zadar. (B, L)

    Day 5, Zadar to Mali Losinj, Thursday

    After breakfast, there is a walking tour of Zadar’s historical center. We admire the 16th century Port Gate where the Venetian lion still guards the entrance. We also see the Square of the Five Wells, the Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum, and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. Later on, there is time for swimming, a short visit and a taste of the traditional Maraschino liqueur on one of the islands. Lunch is served aboard en route to Mali Losinj. The evening in Mali Losinj is at leisure to explore its charming harbor, and historic sea front. (B, L)

    Day 6, Mali Losinj – Pula, Friday

    We depart in the morning and enjoy lunch on board. In the afternoon, we visit Pula, arguably one of the most beautiful Istrian cities. Our guided tour of Pula is about antiquity, as we walk in the footsteps of the Romans and visit the Amphitheatre. The rest of the day is free to discover this ancient town on your own. Tonight, aboard our ship, there is the Captain’s dinner with live entertainment and a glass of wine. (B, L, D)

    Day 7, Pula – National Park Brijuni – Rovinj – Porec, Saturday

    We continue sailing to the Brijuni National Park, once the personal State Summer Residence of President Marshal Josip Broz Tito. On the island, flora, fauna, and heritage are uniquely and harmoniously blended. Following our visit, lunch is served on board. Later, we reach the romantic town of Rovinj. We walk around the Old town’s winding streets to the foot of the Church of St. Euphemia, a favorite gathering place of artists from around the world. Our cruise concludes in Porec with dinner in a local restaurant. Thereafter, we return to our ship for the last night on-board. (B, L, D)

    Day 8, depart Porec, Sunday

    After breakfast, it’s time to disembark and transfer from Porec port to Venice, Pula or Ljubljana airport. Alternatively, continue on to join Kompas’ “Quintessential Italian Trio” tour. (B)

  • Route for K231 – Adriatic Cruise

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