Luxury Adriatic Cruise visiting highlights Split, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet, and Dubrovnik
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Cruise overview

Begin your Croatian adventure in Split, home to a scenic Old Town dominated by the incredible Diocletian’s Palace. Here you’ll embark the stylish MS Arca, which hosts up to 40 guests and boasts exceptional service and facilities in intimate surroundings. Unwind in the sophisticated lounge or out on the sun-deck as you sail through the shimmering waters and watch the enchanting destinations of Croatia come to life as the golden sun sets. Venture out in the evening to roam the cobblestone walkways, stop for a cocktail in one of the sea-front bars and enjoy alfresco dining with dishes from local, family-run restaurants.

You’ll then sail to Hvar, a chic and lively island popular with the jet-set, especially Zlatni Rat Beach, before ending the day at Vis. This largely rural island is known for its vineyards and being one of the locations for the hit movie, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

The next day you’ll reach Vela Luka on the island of Korcula, known for its unique customs and a history dating back to Neolithic times. Venture up to the incredible Vela Spila cave, where important artefacts from the Stone Age have been unearthed in recent years.

You’ll then head around the island to Korcula Town, with its charming medieval centre. Within its robust walls you’ll find bars, restaurants, galleries, an open-air cinema and the old cathedral with its famous bell tower. Climb to the top for a bird’s eye view of the narrow streets below.

At Mljet, marvel at one of the Dalmatian Coast’s most intriguing islands. You’ll find small, timeless villages like Pomena and Polace perched beside the water’s edge, along with a breathtakingly picturesque national park that’s home to lakes fringed by pine forests – a fairytale landscape.

After a night in port in Dubrovnik you’ll disembark for a two-night stay. Stradun, lined with a diverse selection of cafes and shops, is the city’s main artery and runs through the Old Town. Escape the city streets and head to nearby Mount Srd on the cable car, taking you to a viewpoint overlooking the harbour and beyond. Nearby is the city beach, Banje, while culture lovers will relish a music night at the Troubadour, a legendary café, or a visit to the centrally located Dubrovnik Contemporary Gallery for modern art. You won’t want to leave this Adriatic gem.

Cruise route

Split, Croatia

Hvar, Croatia

Vis, Croatia

Vela Luka, Croatia

Korčula, Croatia

Mljet, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Cruise day by day itinerary

Day 1, arrive Split, Saturday

Embark the superb MS Arca in the Croatian city of Split for a luxury intimate cruise around some of the Dalmatian Coast’s unsung jewels. This remarkable ship features 18 cabins across 2 decks, as well as a fully equipped bar, restaurant and spacious lounge area. Soak up the sun and the sights of the fabulous Adriatic Sea from the large sun-deck, complete with shaded areas and loungers, and leap into the azure waters from the rear swimming platform.

Day 2, Split – Bol – Stari Grad, Sunday

Split is a city that combines archaeological treasures, natural beauty and modern Dalmatian life with consummate ease. With its spectacular setting – a mountainous backdrop offset by the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea – it’s no wonder that a powerful Roman emperor once chose to build his palace here. Today, Diocletian’s Palace is one of the finest and best-preserved Roman monuments in the world and takes up a large area of the delightful Old Town.

Day 3, Stari Grad – Hvar – Vis, Monday

Hvar is known as a chic, jet-set island whose shores are blessed with coves and bays, while inland you’ll find rolling fields of lavender, fruit orchards and dense pine forests. In the main town, clustered around the harbour, discover the renaissance cathedral and take a stroll up to the imposing fortress that has loomed over the quaint red-roofed streets for centuries. End the day at Vis, used as a location in the hit movie Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Day 4, Vis – Vela Luka, Tuesday

The small town of Vela Luka lies on the west coast of Korcula, the most populous Croatian island not to be connected to the mainland by a bridge. This has helped it retain its unique customs and culture, such as the traditional Moreska sword dance. Vela Luka has a history stretching back 20,000 years and you’ll find plenty of artefacts on display at the Centre for Culture. For panoramic views, head to the Forteca, an Austro-Hungarian fortress built in the 19th century.

Day 5, Vela Luka – Korcula, Wednesday

Today you’ll visit the main town of Korčula. Travel inland to find stone-walled olive groves and sleepy hamlets and wander the remarkably well-preserved medieval Old Town. With its red-roofed houses, cobbled streets and 16th century cathedral, it’s quintessentially Croatian and is sometimes referred to as “Little Dubrovnik”.

Day 6, Korcula – Mljet, Thursday

A long and slender island at the south-eastern end of the Dalmatian region, Mljet is a place that has held visitors spellbound for centuries. Its west coast is where you’ll find the most alluring attractions, with a superb national park, lakes nestled at the foot of forest-clad mountains and quiet villages like Polace and Pomena. Their harbours are charmingly photogenic and home to a handful of unpretentious restaurants serving wonderful fresh seafood.

Day 7, Mljet – Dubrovnik, Friday

This picture-perfect medieval walled city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers ancient stone buildings, narrow cobbled streets and fortified ramparts rising above red-tiled rooftops. Stradun is the city’s focal point and main artery while Dubrovnik’s streets are generally blessedly free of traffic. A popular attraction here is the cable car ride that take you to the peak of Mount Srd. As well as taking in the dizzying views, you can relax at the Panorama Restaurant before making your way back to ground level.

Day 8, depart Dubrovnik, Saturday

After breakfast, it’s time to disembark.

Price & Inclusions


15 MAY 2021 USD1590.00 (Almost sold out)
Extra charge for upper deck cabin USD350.00

Port taxes payable on the spot USD45.00

  • 7 night half-board luxury cruise on board MS Arca
  • Daily breakfast and lunch, plus one captain’s dinner
  • Free WI-FI
  • 350 square metre sundeck with luxurious daybeds and a jacuzzi
  • Inspiring, dedicated cruise director and expert crew providing impeccable service
  • Overnight stays in port in Split and Dubrovnik

Tours & Options

Tours for the cruise can be customized. Please contact us and one of our travel designers will help you structure the tours based on your preferences.

Ship information


The deluxe MS Arca launched in 2017 offers sleek lines, excellent manoeuvrability and the latest in safety features and is well suited to cruise Croatia’s picturesque coast and berth in the historic smaller ports. For your comfort the ship features 18 spacious cabins on two decks. All are fully air-conditioned and have twin or double beds, private en suites and contemporary facilities. Public spaces are plentiful and include an air-conditioned salon-restaurant, with fully equipped bar. This leads to a spacious outdoor lounge area with comfortable sofas. The large sun deck on top of the ship includes sun-beds and a shaded area from which to take in the views. At the rear of the ship a swimming platform allows easy access to the sea during many swim stops.

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