Southern Explorer

Explore the stunning Dalmatian islands and coastline

7 Nights, 8 days cruise.

This unique cruise explores a stunning area of the Adriatic coast between the historic cities of Split and Dubrovnik, with intermediate calls on the beautiful islands of Mjlet with its pristine National park, Hvar and Korcula as well as the mainland coastal resorts of Makarska and sleepy Trstenik. Dubrovnik is the highlight of this cruise and this historic UNESCO world heritage city needs no introduction. The old town inside the Medieval walls will enchant you and there is much to see in the afternoon, evening and morning you will spend here. Our cruise ends in Split, which has its own authentic old town which is well worth exploring. The coast and islands have a rich tradition in its cuisine, influenced through the ages by an eclectic range of styles and flavours, from the Venetians, as well as Ottoman and Slavic influences, with each of the islands having its own unique signature dishes and specialities.

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Ports of call: Split - Makarska - Mljet - Dubrovnik - Sipan/Trstenik - Korcula - Hvar - Split

Bol - Zlatni Rat - Croatia

The Weather

Temperatures range from the low 70s in early and late season to the high 80s plus, in late June through September. Winds are usually predictable, moderate and occasionally fresh (force 2-5) in the afternoon.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Split Southern explorer

Split – Makarska

Departure from Split harbour. We cruise along the Dalmatian coast towards Makarska. Afternoon swim at one of the wonderful beaches. Optional river rafting excursion or zip line on the Cetina river. Overnight in the port of Makarska.

Mljet southern explorer

Makarska – Mljet

Early morning departure towards Mljet, with a refreshing swim stop on the Peljesac peninsula. Afternoon visit to the salt lakes in Mljet national Park to enjoy the sun sea and tranquility of your surroundings. Once inside the National park, you may visit the monastery and church on St Mary isle or rent a bike (optional) and cycle around the lakes. Overnight in port.

Dubrovnik Croatia

Mljet – Dubrovnik

Morning departure to Dubrovnik, arriving in the afternoon. Explore the city on your own or join a guided tour, followed by an optional cable car ride up to Srd Mountain for spectacular views of the old town. Overnight in the port of this magical town.

Dubrovnik – Sipan/Trstenik

Morning is free to explore Dubrovnik, with it’s many narrow streets, monuments and churches.Early afternoon we continue our cruise towards Sipan isle or the small town of Trstenik, where we will swim in the afternoon, and spend the night. Possible visit to a local winery.

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Sipan/Trstenik – Korcula

After breakfast we depart for the island of Korcula, the birthplace of famous explorer Marco Polo. Afternoon arrival in Korcula. Optional sightseeing of Korcula and wine tasting at a local winery. Overnight in port.

Korcula wine tasting
Dalmatian Islands

Korcula – Hvar

Early departure towards the Pakleni islands for lunch and a swim stop. Optional afternoon sightseeing of Hvar, which is the longest island in the Adriatic. Hvar has much to offer in entertainment, excellent restaurants, bars and cafes. Overnight in Hvar.

Bol - Croatia

Hvar (Bol) – Split

Our next stop is Brac island. Swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol. After lunch we start our journey back to Split, making a swim stop along the way in one of the many bays on Brac island. Possibility to join a guided tour of Split, with its abundance of Roman architecture. Overnight in Split.

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Early breakfast and time to say goodbye to your new friends and the crew before we disembark.

Your named vessels, depending on departure date

Apr 15MV AmaliaJul 22MV Spalato
Apr 22MV AmaliaJul 29MV Dream & MV Amalia
Apr 29MV SeagullAug 5MV Lupus Mare & MV Moonlight
May 6MV AmaliaAug 12MV Amalia
May 13MV MajesticAug 19MV Spalato & MV Majestic
May 20MV Majestic & MV AmaliaAug 26MV Meridijan
Jun 3MV Amalia & MV DreamSep 2MV Vapor
Jun 10MV AmaliaSep 9MV Eos & MV Dream
Jun 17MV AntonelaSep 16MV Antonela
Jun 24MV DreamSep 30MV Meridijan
Jul 1MV DreamOct 7MV Dream
Jul 8MV Lupus MareOct 14MV Dream
Jul 15MV Amalia


Cabin on MV Antonela

Typical example of cabin on MV Antonela

All cabins include private shower and toilet.


Cabin on MV Antonela

Typical example of cabin on MV Amalia

All cabins include private shower and toilet.

Cabin on MV Dream

Typical example of cabin on MV Dream

All cabins include private shower and toilet.


Southern Explorer

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  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
  • Half -board: Continental breakfast and 4 course lunch + 1L of water daily
  • Captain’s Dinner (on A+ vessels)
  • Tea and coffee all day
  • Abundant fresh fruit
  • English-Speaking Cruise Director
  • Welcome reception and cocktail
  • Free wifi
  • Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water.
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
  • Crew tips.
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)
  • Captains dinner (except on A+ vessels)
  • Full board (Available at a supplement)

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