Deluxe One-Way Cruise Split-Dubrovnik Mama Marija
Activity Level: 1
- Departs From: Split
- Location: Split, Bol, Hvar, Vis, Korcula, Mljet, Dubrovnik
- Duration: 8 days
- Availability: Saturdays, May - October
Activity Level: 1
- Departs From: Split
- Location: Split, Bol, Hvar, Vis, Korcula, Mljet, Dubrovnik
- Duration: 8 days
- Availability: Saturdays, May - October
- The Elegance One-Way Cruise is an extra value cruise.
- This cruise is carefully prepared in every detail in order to meet high personal requirements.
- A brand new ship launched in 2018
- MS Mama Marija is a brand new motor yacht with fully air-conditioned, spacious ensuite cabins with double or twin beds and an elegant design.
8 days from Split, Omis, Pucisca, Bol, Hvar, Bisevo Blue Cave, Vis, Korcula, Mljet, and to Dubrovnik
Cruise the Adriatic for 7 fabulous nights on the Deluxe Ship the MS Mama Marija (new ship for 2018 season). Breakfast, lunch and excursions included.
New Itinerary for 2018!
Deluxe Ship: MS Mama Marija
Itinerary8 days from Split, Omis, Pucisca, Bol, Hvar, Bisevo Blue Cave, Vis, Korcula, Mljet, and to Dubrovnik
DAY 1 • SATURDAY SPLIT
BRAND NEW DELUXE BOAT M/S MAMA MARIJA will be docked in Split harbour where you can board during the entire day. Welcome meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. where you will be introduced by our Cruise director to the Captain, our crew and of course your future fellow passengers with whom you will spend a week on board.
Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.
The embarkation will be possible throughout the day; passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. but they can leave luggage on board. Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with dinner.
Overnight in Split, (D)
DAY 2 • SUNDAY SPLIT - TROGIR
Our English speaking guide will do morning Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace.
Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace.
At 12:00 we will start our cruise to Trogir, small town that is on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage.
Lunch will be given while we cruise there with swim stop. In the afternoon you will arrive to this small town-museum, with its stone-houses, palaces, churches, monasteries, towers, walls and especially the main attraction in Trogir – the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, probably the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia.
Professional English speaking guide will do Trogir city tour and you will be left to your evening in this unique city full with cosy restaurants
Overnight in Trogir Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 3 • MONDAY TROGIR – BOL – HVAR
We start our day with morning departure towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat. (Golden cape). We will stop in Bol and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town for a walk, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim till lunch is served on board. After lunch we will continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, along of the many coves and bays on the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set.
Upon your afternoon arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island and explain how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries. Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants.
Overnight in Hvar Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 4 • TUESDAY HVAR-BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE - VIS
Morning cruise to Island Bisevo with its Blue cave. The cave has its own natural entrance which is located below sea level, which required that it visitors dive deeply only to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. This natural phenomenon creates a magical effect of deep blue and shiny silver, mystifying her visitors.
However, sometimes High Waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit. If that happens, we can provide an alternative half-day tour of Vis Island with WWII RAF Airport, along with Komiža – a peculiarly beautiful town boasting the longest fishing tradition on East Adriatic.
On the other hand, if we succeeded to see Blue Cave we will reach island of Vis after lunch.
Vis is a pearl among Croatian Adriatic islands, left untouched by the development of tourism for so many years - due to its strategic location on the open sea, it served as a military zone for many years.
Beautiful beaches, and preserved nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture are unique advantages of this unique Croatian island.
Overnight in Vis Town, (B,L)
DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY VIS – KORČULA
We start our day with morning departure towards the island of Korčula. We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon arrive to Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is a city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Our English speaking guide will do Korčula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.
Overnight in Korčula Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 6 • TUESDAY KORČULA – NATIONAL PARK MLJET – ŠIPAN ISLAND OR SLANO
Morning cruise towards Mljet National Park where we expect to come by 10:00 a.m. You will have just enough time to explore park, to walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century and, of course, to take a swim in the heart of National Park. Entrance fees to National Park Mljet are included. Return to a boat for a lunch. We shall continue our cruise to Šipan Island where we shell anchor in a small picturesque peaceful fishermen’s village of Šipanska Luka.
In case dock and lock schedules or weather conditions prevent us from anchoring in Šipanska Luka we shell cruise to Slano, located on the mainland.
We will have Captain’s dinner that evening on board with live music entertainment.
Overnight in Šipanska Luka or in Slano on the mainland, (B,L, Captain’s dinner with live music)
DAY 7 • FRIDAY – CRUISE TO DUBROVNIK CITY WALLS
Morning departure to Dubrovnik, passing by Elaphiti islands where directly to the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site.
We will cruise along Dubrovnik City walls and fortifications and have lunch on board directly in front of the Historical centre where you will have chance to take unforgettable group photo of breath-taking Dubrovnik.
We will do our best that we spend this last evening on anchorage in front of the Old Town, in peaceful environment with ship’s tender transfers to Old town and back in designated time that we will know on that day. You could have best cruise of your life.
It all depends on weather conditions, of course, and alternative port is Dubrovnik Gruž harbour.
In any case on that day our own English speaking guide will show us the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik.
After city tour you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ and have intimate farewell dinner. Return scheduled transfer to boat will be organize by tender ships or by coach. You will see why this city is called the Pearl of the Adriatic.
Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B,L)
DAY 8 • SATURDAY DUBROVNIK
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast. (B)
• English speaking cruise manager on board
• 7 crew members
• 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
• Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
• Welcome reception and dinner with three courses meals
• Buffet breakfast daily
• 6 lunches with three courses
• Captain’s dinner with live music
• Drink package with lunch/dinner on boat (¼ liters of wine/beer/soft drink/juice and tea/coffee after meals
• Afternoon tea with cake/biscuits
• Water package ( 2 x ½ liters per day and person)
• Professional English speaking guide for city tour of Split
• Professional English speaking guide for city tour of Trogir
• Professional English speaking guide for city tour of Hvar
• Entrance fees to Biševo Blue cave or Vis Island tour with Komiža
• Professional English speaking guide for city tour of Korčula
• National park Mljet entrance fees
• Professional English speaking guide for city tour of Dubrovnik with return transfer
• Wireless headset system for sightseeing’s (City Tours)
• Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
• CCTV Security Cameras on board
• Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)
• Port and tourist taxes and fees, € 25,00 per person/week, to be paid on board in cash
Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board. In case of inappropriate behavior Captain reserves the right in requesting clients to disembark.
DISCLAIMER: Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruise not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.
Luxury accommodations are provided.
MS Mama Marija Highlights
• Fully equipped modern non-smoking double and twin cabins with A/C, safe deposit box, Wi-Fi, Sat TV, fire alarm, smoke detectors, shower, toilet, bathroom, hair dryer, lifejackets, luggage space under the bed, cupboard and wardrobe cabinet. All the cabins have either window or porthole.
• Extra-large fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant on the upper deck, comprising separate bar and lounge area with beautiful large windows, big screen LCD TV, corner table for buffet breakfast, wireless Internet, loud-speakers and audio-system for announcements by Captain or cruise manager.
• Fully covered terrace with sitting area, tables and chairs with removable plastic window protection in case of winds.
• Swimming platform with 2 ladders.
• Two outdoor showers and public toilets.
• Sun-deck covering 390m2, including sun-beds and a shaded part for extra comfort.
• Elegant rooftop Jacuzzi.
• Closed Circuit Video surveillance and complete navigation equipment.
• Fire alarm and smoke detectors.
• Life rafts and tenders.
- • English speaking cruise manager on board
- • 7 crew members
- • 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
- • Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
- • Welcome reception and dinner with three courses meals
- • Buffet breakfast daily
- • 6 lunches with three courses
- • Captain’s dinner with live music
- • Drink package with lunch/dinner on boat (¼ liters of wine/beer/soft drink/juice and tea/coffee after meals
- • Afternoon tea with cake/biscuits
- • Water package ( 2 x ½ liters per day and person)
- • Professional English speaking guide for city tour of Split
- • Professional English speaking guide for city tour of Trogir
- • Professional English speaking guide for city tour of Hvar
- • Entrance fees to Biševo Blue cave or Vis Island tour with Komiža
- • Professional English speaking guide for city tour of Korčula
- • National park Mljet entrance fees
- • Professional English speaking guide for city tour of Dubrovnik with return transfer
- • Wireless headset system for sightseeing’s (City Tours)
- • Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
- • Daily cabin cleaning service
- • Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
- • CCTV Security Cameras on board
- • Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)
NOT INCLUDED: • Port and tourist taxes and fees, € 25,00 per person/week, to be paid on board in cash • Transfers
Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board. In case of inappropriate behavior Captain reserves the right in requesting clients to disembark. DISCLAIMER: Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruise not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.
Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance do I need to book?
For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are finalised. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June and September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.
Escorted group tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.
Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.
What do the different ship categories mean?
We have most of our ship photos here: Ship Photos Database
If you have been quoted a cruise with a particular ship name, then that is the ship that you will be on (bar any unforeseen emergencies). If you are given a generic A+Plus or A:Category or B:Category ship, then you will not know the ship name until the day of the cruise. All of these ships are in the photos database under their correct category, but we cannot tell you the exact ship name due to operational requirements as they are often shuffled about.
Deluxe cruises are always on specific ships and you will be given the name of the exact ship. These cruises have the word 'Deluxe' in their name.
Premium Superior (SUP) “Named” versions of A+Plus cruises will also be on specific ships and you will be given the name upon booking. If you are in any doubt which ship you will be on, please check with us. Thank you.
Some ships are being newly built for the 2017 season and therefore only have 'artists impression' type pictures. We will upload actual photos of the boats as they are finished and launched. Some may not launch until April 2017.
What do the different ship categories mean?
Ships with air-conditioned cabins and air-conditioned public areas (Deluxe and A+Category ships)
Deluxe Superior Ships: (SUP) There are a very small number of 'Deluxe Superior' ships from 2018. These Deluxe ships are slightly larger than a regular Deluxe Ship and some have VIP Balcony cabins. All cabins have ensuites and individual air-conditioning. All inside public areas are air-conditioned.
Deluxe Ships: All cabins have ensuites and individual air-conditioning. Deluxe ships are mostly new ships built within the last few years, many of them are being built each year. All inside public areas are air-conditioned.
A+Plus Category NEW Ships (Premium Superior SUP Ships) (SUP): All cabins have ensuites and air-conditioning. These A+ ships are brand new, more spacious than the older ships and include a few excursions in their price. All inside public areas are air-conditioned, including restaurant and cabins.
A+Plus Category Standard Ships (Premium Ships) (APlus): All cabins have ensuites and air-conditioning. These A+ ships are older versions, and some were built many years ago and have been renovated by adding basic air-conditioning units to the cabins. All inside public areas are air-conditioned.
Ships with no air-conditioning in the cabins, but with air-con in the restaurant/salon areas (A: and B: Category ships)
A:Category Ships (Traditional Ensuite Ships): All cabins are bunk beds, and have ensuite bathrooms. There are usually no double beds on these ships. Air-conditioning is available in the public areas of the ship such as the restaurant and/or salon only.
B:Category Ships (Traditional Standard Ships): All cabins are bunk beds, and have shared bathrooms only. There are no ensuite cabins on-board and no double beds. Air-conditioning is available in the public areas of the ship such as the restaurant and/or salon only. These B:Cat ships are used only for 18-35s cruises.
Each ship belongs to one category only and has only one category of cabin (even though there are different decks). A couple of ships use a different nomenclature for cabin types and this can lead to a bit of confusion. Each ship has slightly different deck plans and number of cabins, but the maximum number of passenger cabins on any ship is 21. Therefore the maximum number of passengers is usually only 40 per ship (not including the crew and cruise staff). The crew have their own separate quarters which are not shown on the deck plans.
What do the different cabin types and deck levels mean?
Standard/Lower Deck/Under Deck cabins: These cabins are all in the hull of the ship, and must be reached by an inside stairwell. These cabins have portholes only and the portholes are just above the water line. There are no opening windows in lower/under deck cabins. Some of the smaller, older boats only have lower deck cabins as the main deck is used for the public areas such as the restaurant and salon areas.
Main Deck cabins: These cabins are on the deck that is closest to the water line. This deck occasionally also has the restaurant or salon area as well at the back of the boat. Not all ships have Main Deck cabins available, it depends on the ship configuration whether this deck is used just for the restaurant/salon areas. Some ships have the doors to Main Deck cabins on the inside, so only windows are on the ‘outside’ wall of the cabin, and some ships have the doors as well as windows on the ‘outside’ wall of the cabin. All walkways past the outside wall of the cabins are public areas.
Upper Deck cabins: These cabins are on the deck above the Main Deck, and this deck often also has the restaurant or salon area as well at the back of the boat. Not all ships have Upper Deck cabins available, it depends on the ship configuration whether this deck is used just for the restaurant/salon areas. All walkways past the outside wall of the cabins are public areas.
VIP Balcony cabins: Only 3 ships have balcony cabins in the whole of Croatia. (All Deluxe Superior ships). Most of the VIP cabins will be on the Upper Deck, but not all. Very few ships have VIP cabins and there are only a few cabins per each of the 3 ships that do have them. Please book a year ahead if you want a VIP cabin. They book out a long time in advance.
Sun Deck (sun lounges): The Sun Deck (uppermost deck on any ship) has no cabins at all. Most cruises will let you sleep on the sun deck on the sun lounges/deck chairs provided for relaxation purposes, though there are no real beds on the sun deck. Some Deluxe ships have a small jacuzzi on the Sun Deck, and provide shaded areas. The older A: and B: ships do not have shade on the Sun Deck, though shade is provided in the public salon areas on the main or upper decks.
What is half-board? What meals are included?
Half-board (HB):This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.
Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.
Full-board is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!
What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers
Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.
Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.
How fit do I need to be for my holiday?
Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.
Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.
What happens if I can't attend an excursion?
It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.
What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?
For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.
For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.
What equipment do I need?
Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.
Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.
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- DAY 1 • SATURDAY SPLIT
- DAY 2 • SUNDAY SPLIT - TROGIR
- DAY 3 • MONDAY TROGIR – BOL – HVAR
- DAY 4 • TUESDAY HVAR-BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE - VIS
- DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY VIS – KORČULA
- DAY 6 • TUESDAY KORČULA – NATIONAL PARK MLJET – ŠIPAN ISLAND OR SLANO
- DAY 7 • FRIDAY – CRUISE TO DUBROVNIK CITY WALLS
- DAY 8 • SATURDAY DUBROVNIK