To view Prestige Holidays’ supplier’s terms and conditions click here.
Discover Croatia's Dalmatian islands on an exclusive small-ship cruise
For up-to-date information on travel and COVID-19, click here.
The islands off the coastline of Croatia are some of the most beautiful in Europe and there can be no better way to explore them than by small ship. Sailing on a newly-renovated motor cruiser, your journey will begin in the beautiful walled city of Dubrovnik, a Unesco World Heritage site since 1979.
Explore the winding streets, imposing palaces and atmospheric piazzas before boarding your home for the next seven nights. You'll stop off Mljet, Korcula and Croatia's sunniest island, Hvar, as well as visit the picture-perfect waterfalls on the river in Krka National Park. Admire the country's sun-soaked Mediterranean shores from your comfortable small-ship, complete with a salon-restaurant, bar and a sundeck with a jacuzzi.
Relax and unwind on-board
MS Ohana offers stylish cruising for just 38 guests in 18 en-suite cabins. On-board there's a salon-restaurant where meals are served informally, there's also a TV lounge/ bar area, plus ample comfy seating and a sundeck with a Jacuzzi. Sailing along the Adriatic on a small ship allows time for swimming stops in picturesque bays, not reached by the big cruise ships. With no overnight sailing you can enjoy the evening ambience in the atmospheric towns en route.
The Dalmatian coast
This itinerary starts in the fascinating city of Dubrovnik, with its labyrinth of limestone streets and alleyways, palaces, churches, monasteries and picturesque piazzas. You'll then sail to the green island of Mljet and Korcula, a Venetian stronghold and the alleged home of traveller Marco Polo, visit buzzing Hvar, Croatia's sunniest island, Vis and Šibenik. There will be an included excursion inland to Skradin, from where you can visit the Krka National park and Trogir, another town protected by Unesco and with architecture founded on its Greek and Roman heritage.
Your final few stops are Croatia's cultural capital Split, home to the Roman emperor Diocletian's palace, now another Unesco World Heritage site and also famous for appearing in HBO's Game of Thrones, the neighbouring island of Brac and Omiš where you'll disembark after enjoying a farewell meal. Don't miss this opportunity to relax on-board this newly built, intimate motor cruiser, while enjoying spectacular views over the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic.
Reasons to book
The best time to travel
Newly built motor-cruiser for 2020
Medieval walled cities
Return flights from London Gatwick outbound to Dubrovnik and inbound from Split
A seven-night half-board cruise on MS Ohana - breakfast, five lunches and three dinners are served on-board
Welcome drinks and farewell meal in a local on-shore restaurant
Complimentary afternoon snack, plus fresh fruit and tea/coffee throughout the day
Excursion by coach to Skradin and Trogir
Free Wi-Fi on-board
Services of a cruise manager and Prestige Holidays tour manager
Embarkation begins today at 2pm. Over a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Manager, Cruise Director and the friendly crew. Dinner will be served onboard this evening and you will spend the night in port in Dubrovnik.
Day2Dubrovnik - SlanoSlano, Croatia
A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, Dubrovnik is a spectacular city to visit. Explore the labyrinth of limestone streets and alleyways today, teeming with palaces, churches, monasteries and picturesque piazzas. You can join an optional guided walking tour or explore the old town independently. You can also wander through the quaint seaside settlement of Slano independently or on an optional tour, or take a Taste of Dalmatia tour in the town of Ston, known for potent wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. Tonight you'll sleep in port in Slano.
Day3Mljet National Park and KorčulaMljet National Park, Croatia
Sail to the green island of Mljet. The national park on the island is the home of two salty lakes connected to the sea via a narrow canal. Nature enthusiasts are able to hike or cycle here, and even kayak to the small islet in the center of the lake, with its charming 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. A swimming stop will be made en-route to Korčula, a Venetian stronghold and the alleged home of the world renowned traveller Marco Polo. Explore the charming walled old town or join the guided walking tour today before resting overnight here.
Day4Korčula - Hvar - VisKorcula, Croatia
Enjoy a breakfast with a view and a morning sail to Hvar, officially the sunniest of the 1200 Croatian islands. This jet-set favourite, is also the island with the most UNESCO-listed heritage sites in the world, so to discover interesting facts consider joining the optional guided tour. In the afternoon, sail to the island of Vis, the most distant from the coast of all inhabited islands in Croatia. Closed off to the public for the larger part of the 20th century for its role as an important Yugoslav military base, Vis and its nature remain incredibly preserved even today. The captain will dine with guests on board this evening.
Day5Vis - ŠibenikVis, Croatia
You will wake up to views of Vis town waterfront, comprised of the newer, 19th-century harbour area, and the historic, medieval corner. Join an optional guided tour to get insights into the tumultuous history of Vis before setting sail towards the mainland. As the Adriatic Star sails in to Šibenik, find a spot on the deck, as its waterfront, nestled beneath the impressive St. Michael fort, is a sight capture. On arrival an optional walking tour will introduce you to Šibenik's Renaissance history and a view of the Cathedral of St. James a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Day6Krka National Park – Skradin – Trogir – SplitKrka National Park, Croatia
A coach trip takes you to the small town of Skradin, the guardian of the mouth of River Krka, and the gateway to its National park. The place where wild waterfalls inspire serene lakes, the park is definitely worth a visit before heading back to the coast to visit Trogir, a petite island bridged to the mainland. A showcase of stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage, Trogir has been protected by UNESCO, just like its larger neighbour and your next stop, the town of Split. Explore on your own or join our optional* Split walking tour to learn about the Diocletian's Palace, once the Roman Emperor's retirement estate and today a lively city centre. Dinner will be served on board.
Day7Brač and OmišOmis, Croatia
Bid farewell to the crew and fellow guests after breakfast this morning and take your return flight to the UK from Split.
Day8Trogir - Disembark MS OhanaTrogir, Croatia
Disembark MS Ohana in Trogir today.
Brand new small-ship
Launching in 2020, the deluxe, brand new MS Ohana, boasts state-of-the-art equipment and modern, spacious cabins. Cabins all feature double or twin beds, private facilities, full air-conditioning, portholes or windows, safe, fridge, LCD TV and sound-proofing. The ship takes 38 passengers in 18 ensuite cabins on the main and lower deck, all with private ensuites. Public areas include a fully air-conditioned restaurant/bar with panoramic windows and LCD TV on the Main Deck. On the Upper Deck you will find a relaxing shaded lounge area with tables and comfortable sofas. The best part? You can admire the views as you cruise Croatia's coast on the Sun Deck equipped with lounge chairs and a Jacuzzi.