The Split Return South itinerary is perfect for travellers flying in and out of Split, as this route starts and ends in the waterfront city.
After checking in at Split Port, this itinerary travels south along the coast to the seaside town of Makarska, before cruising to Korcula and the famous medieval city of Dubrovnik. Leaving Dubrovnik behind, the itinerary then continues north through the islands of Mljet and Hvar, before returning to Split on day 7..
Traditional, Croatia-built wooden cruise vessels. Modern cabins and facilities with a vintage style. Novi Dan’s 15 cabin capacity offers a person capacity of 30 to 38 passengers. Otac Duje is the sister ship offering 13 ensuite cabins with overnight air-conditioning available, with a capacity of 26 to 28 passengers.
7 Nights Accommodation
Choose your comfort level with a variety of modern, spacious ships available
Daily Buffet Breakfast
Wake up to a freshly prepared breakfast daily
3 Course Lunch Daily
Enjoy a 3-course lunch daily
Captains Dinner Evening
Experience traditional Croatian cuisine, as your Captain puts on an evening complete with local entertainment!
Traditional, Croatia-built wooden cruise vessels.
Modern cabins and facilities with a vintage style.
Novi Dan’s 15 cabin capacity offers a person capacity of 30 to 38 passengers.
Otac Duje is the sister ship offering 13 ensuite cabins with overnight air-conditioning available, with a capacity of 26 to 28 passengers.
-Port and marina fees, taxes and fuel are all included in your cabin charter package price.
-Captain and Crew -Linen is provided on this cabin charter.
Please note that you must bring along your own bath/beach towel. No towels are provided. -Onboard tour leader -Unlimited drinking water per day per person -Free Wi-fi
Wi-fi is available on your cruise (subject to download limits)
Your dedicated Tour Manager will assist you with any questions onboard
Daily Swim Stops
Dive into crystal clear water, straight off your ship!
What Health and Safety Measures Will be In Place in Light of COVID-19?
Sail Croatia takes the health and safety of our guests and staff seriously and as such we will be implementing measures onboard our ships to limit and prevent the spread of the virus. To view the Health and Safety measures that will be in place, please view our Cruise with Confidence page.
Whilst we will endeavour to do our very best to reduce the spread of COVID-19, please recognise that there is a clear risk of the spread of the disease whilst on holiday. Our aim is to keep our guests safe and Croatia free of the spread of the virus. We kindly ask for your support throughout this process. Our measures will continue to be updated in line with best practices and Government guidelines.
What are Elegance Cruises?
Elegance Cruises are our most luxurious cruises, aimed at couples and mature travellers looking for a mix of sightseeing and relaxation. These cruises sail on a 7 day return (South/North/Dubrovnik), or one way departure, from April to October. Elegance Cruises operate exclusively on our top of the range ships, offering the highest level of luxury and comfort onboard.
What time do cruises start/finish?
Check-in is available between 11am and 12pm on day 1 of the cruise, with a Welcome Reception commencing at 12pm. Guests travelling on the Dubrovnik - Split itinerary will stay in Dubrovnik for the first night, and all other itineraries will depart the harbour at 1pm. You'll reach your final destination the day before check-out, with the last night of the cruise spent in Split/Dubrovnik. You are able to disembark the ship after breakfast between 8am and 9am on the last day of your cruise. If you’re unable to make it to check-in on time, you can easily catch up with your ship at your first destination. Please see FAQ: What if I can’t make the check-in time?
What if I can’t make the check-in time?
If you’re unable to arrive at your departure point for check-in, it’s easy to catch up with your ship at your first destination. See information on how to get to your first destination below:
Split Return South: your first night will be spent in Stari Grad, which is easily accessible via ferry from Split (2 hours). You can find the ferry timetable online here.
Split - Dubrovnik: your first night will be spent in Milna, which is easily accessible via ferry from Split (30 minutes or 1 hour & 10 minutes depending on the ferry). There are two ferries servicing Milna and you can find the ferry timetables online here and here.
Split Return North: you will spend your first night in the mainland destination of Trogir. Trogir is easily accessible by public bus from Split (45 minutes). You can find the bus timetable online here.
Dubrovnik - Split: you will stay overnight in Dubrovnik on night 1, so arriving late is not a problem!
If you need assistance planning your arrival, a member of our Sales Team will be happy to help you connect the dots! We are able to provide land based transfers if required, or our Operations Team are also able to assist you on the ground with logistics.
Are transfers between the airport and the port included?
As part of your Elegance cruise, transfers are included between the airport and your hotel, or straight to the ship on the start day of your cruise. Transfers from the ship to the airport are also included on the last day of your cruise. Please advise your flight details (flight number, arrival/departure time) at least 5 days before departure by emailing our Sales Team on [email protected] Once we have this information we will be happy to arrange these for you.
What ages are onboard the ship?
The minimum age onboard the Elegance cruise is 18. If you are looking for a Sail Croatia experience with children younger than 18 years old, you may be interested in our Private Yacht Tours!
What are the cabin arrangements?
Cabins on the Elegance cruise are our most luxurious and spacious cabins, consisting of a Twin or Double bed, ensuite and air-conditioning. Twin or Double bed cabins are confirmed during the booking stage, so please let us know your preferences. On some ships, we also have Triple cabins available. Triple cabins consist of a double bed and a single bunk, and we provide a 10% discount per person. Each cabin is approximately 10-12 square meters (including the ensuite).
What is the difference between Above Deck and Lower Deck cabins?
Above Deck cabins are located on the main deck of the ship and may have internal or external access. The Lower Deck cabins are situated in the hull of the ship and are accessed via stairs from the main deck down into the hull. The Lower Deck cabins are slightly more affordable than the Above Deck cabins, however they are usually slightly larger in size as there is no walk-way around the outside. They are also often cooler and quieter in the evenings. The main benefit with the Above Deck cabins is that they are on the main or upper deck, easily accessible without having to use the stairs!
Above DeckLower DeckAbove water levelAt water levelOn the main deckBelow the main deckNo stairs*Large portholes Quieter Cooler during the hot months Generally larger cabins* (due to lack of walkway) Lower in price
*Dependent on ship, see ship plans below for more details.
I am travelling by myself. Is there a Single supplement?
If you prefer to have your own cabin, you can pay a single supplement which is 50% of the one person price. Please note single supplements are not applicable on Special Offers or discounted cruises. Alternatively, we can match you with another solo traveller of the same sex onboard the ship.
What meals are served onboard?
Each morning the onboard cook will prepare a buffet breakfast, complete with hot and cold dishes. A traditional three course lunch is also served daily, prepared by the onboard cook. Two evening meals are included on all Elegance cruises; a Captain's dinner (complete with entertainment) and a Traditional Village Dinner. On the other evenings, we encourage you to explore the local towns and experience Dalmatian cuisine. Your onboard Tour Manager will be able to offer suggestions on the best places to eat at each destination!
I am a vegetarian or have a special dietary request - do you cater for me?
Our onboard cook is able to cater for vegetarians and travellers with special dietary requests. If you are allergic to certain foods, please specify in advance what this includes. We will note this so the cook can be prepared.
Are there any local payments that I need to be aware of?
A local payment of 30 Euros per person is payable onboard your Sail Croatia Cruise. This payment incorporates port fees and tourist taxes throughout the week and is subject to change.
What type of luggage should I bring?
If you’re joining us from within Europe, we highly recommend limiting your luggage to one suitcase; however, we understand that this might not be possible for international travellers who are flying in just for the cruise, or on extended trips. In most cabins, you will be able to store bags under the bed; however, in the case of excess luggage, please ask check-in staff to give you additional information about possible storage.
Will I get to visit the Blue Cave as a part of my cruise?
A visit to the Blue Cave in Vis is dependant on weather conditions and your itinerary. If conditions allow, an optional visit to the Blue Cave will be offered. This activity is not a part of your booking with us and therefore Sail Croatia shall not be deemed responsible for any damage, loss or dissatisfaction related to the Blue Cave visit.
Am I able to use the jacuzzi onboard 24/7?
You’re welcome to relax in the onboard jacuzzi throughout your cruise. Please note that the jacuzzi may not be available at all times due to conditions such as electricity consumption, fresh water usage onboard and weather conditions.
How does Sail Croatia contribute to sustainable tourism?
Sail Croatia is committed to sustainable tourism and eco-friendly practices. To find out more on what we’ve achieved so far and our goals for a sustainable future, check out our sustainability report here.
• International and Domestic Flights
• Insurance: All types
Entrance fees and optional activities are not included in the cabin charter package price.
25 Euros for one way or 35 Euros return Tourist Tax (payable on the first day in cash - euros or Kuna)
Dinners MEALS & DRINKS Half board accommodation including breakfast and lunch unless stated otherwise in your itinerary.
Unlimited drinking water per person per day. On this cruise, you may not bring along your own drinks.
A bar tab is set up for the duration of the Cruise. All bar tabs are paid on the conclusion of your cruise.
For any dietary requirements, please inform us prior to travel, onboard cooks will try to accommodate.
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