Small Ship Cruises

Dalmatian Paradise Cruise

Discover The Beautiful Dalmatian Islands And Croatia Coastline On A Deluxe Cruise

10-Day Package Holidays

Explore a stunning coastline that is off the charts as today’s most sought-after cruise destination. Surprisingly blue waters, limestone walls gleam white in the sun under red roof tiles, and on the islands green pine trees dot the horizon. With its breath-taking natural beauty and rich history, with a legacy that dates back to classic Greek civilisation, Roman occupation, the Venetians (the great Marco Polo was born on Korcula), the Byzantine empire and beyond. All have left their legacies and we’ll get you up close and personal into tiny harbours on our small deluxe yachts.

This is a very elegant way to travel – normally with a maximum of 38 guests in twin or double cabins with private facilities. It is rather comparable to an elegant country house party at sea with a daily change of scenery with the benefit of local knowledge to know where all the best photo-calls and watering holes are. We believe it is excellent value.

Your Holiday Includes:

  • ATOL Protection
  • Port Charges
  • In-destination transfers
  • Return flights from the UK
  • 7 Night Cruise on a Half-board Basis
  • 2 Night Hotel in Split on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Don’t Miss…

  • The salt lakes at Mljet
  • Hvar – the lavender island
  • Marco Polo’s house on Korcula
  • Peljesac, famous for its wines
  • Zlatni Rat beach (the Golden Cape)
  • Traditional Croatian village party
  • Two nights in wonderful Dubrovnik old town

Day-By-Day Itinerary

Friday – Split

Explore Split town at leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Saturday – Split

You will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the Split port for embarkation. A meet and greet party is arranged on board. Overnight in Split.

Embarkation Time: 14:00

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

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Sunday – Korcula

Morning departure toward the charming Island of Korcula, the birthplace of explorer Marco Polo. Lunch stop at one of the bays along the way. Afternoon arrival in Korcula, a guided walking tour of this enchanting town with fortified walls. Korcula has an abundance of restaurants, bars and clubs for those who enjoy evening entertainment. Overnight in Korcula.

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

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Monday – Korcula – Mljet – Dubrovnik

The morning will be spent on the island of Mljet, where you can explore the salt lakes in Mljet National Park and enjoy a boat ride to St Mary Isle. Travel through an ancient Benedictine monastery and a church dating back to 12th century. Alternatively, you may rent out kayaks or bicycles to roam around the National Park on your own. Return to the ship for lunch and departure to Dubrovnik. The captain will take you for an evening cruise along side the old city walls while a buffet dinner is served. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Tuesday Dubrovnik

In the morning after a breakfast we will engage in a guided walking tour around this magical town, where we will take the cable car from the old town to Srd Mountain to enjoy the scenic views. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Wednesday – Dubrovnik – Peljesac Peninsula

In the morning we will head toward the Kucisce Peljesac Peninsula, an area well known for its excellent wine. Before lunch we will make a brief stop at one of the Elaphiti islands. In the afternoon we will visit the village of Kuna, where we will go to a local farm and indulge in a typical village celebration with Croatian delicacies, an all-inclusive dinner made with local produce. Late transfer back to ship. Overnight on Pelješac peninsula.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Thursday – Peljesac Peninsula – Hvar(Bol)

Morning departure towards the jet-set island of Hvar. Lunch stop on the small Island of Šcedro followed by a swim stop at the Pakleni Islands. Upon arrival to Hvar, a lavender product presentation will be shown before a tour in the town. Hvar has an abundance of evening entertainment, with many restaurants, bars and cafes open long into the evening. Overnight in Hvar.

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

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Friday – Island Of Brač

In the morning, we will travel to the island of Brac and the picturesque town of Bol. You will have an opportunity to swim at one of the most famous beaches in Croatia, Zlatni Rat (the Golden Cape). Lunch on board. In the afternoon, wine tasting at the facilities of the oldest Dalmatia wine cooperative (dating back to 1903), followed by the Captain’s farewell dinner with entertainment on board. Overnight in Bol or nearby Milna.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and Captain’s dinner

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Saturday – Milna/Bol – Split

Early morning departure for Split. On arrival it will be time to say goodbye to your new friends and the crew. Disembarkation at 9am and a private transfer to Split airport.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Please note the last overnight is not in Split port as the ship arrives in Split on Saturday morning at 09:00 AM.

  • All local transfers
  • Flights from London Gatwick, Manchester or Bristol
  • 2 nights at Peristil hotel on a bed and breakfast basis

On Board Your Vessel

Accommodation on board your chosen category vessel (deluxe / deluxe superior) for 7 nights in your chosen cabin grade with air conditioning, en suite bathroom and TV

  • Croatian wine tasting
  • Complimentary wi-fi onboard
  • Water plus tea and coffee after lunch
  • Professional English speaking cruise director
  • Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula, Split
  • Half board including welcome cocktail and Captain’s dinner with live entertainment

Below flight times are indicative and subject to availability. You will be advised exact flight details at the time of booking.

London Gatwick

  • Thursday Depart London Gatwick: 10:45 Arrive Split:14:15
  • Saturday Depart Split:16:05 Arrive London Gatwick: 17:40


  • Thursday Depart Manchester: 08:00 Arrive Split:11:55
  • Saturday Depart Split:13:35 Arrive Manchester: 15:35


(please note hotel stay will be after your cruise)

  • Saturday Depart Bristol: 06:55 Arrive Split:10:30
  • Monday Depart Split:10:20 Arrive Bristol: 12:05

All local transfers are included in your package.

  • Split airport to Peristil hotel – approximately 45 min
  • Peristil hotel to Split harbour (cruise embarkation) – approximately 30 min
  • Split harbour to Split airport – approximately 45 min
  • Optional excursions and national park entry fees
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Crew gratuities (optional – recommended amount EUR 10 – 14 per passenger per day)

Ports Of Call: Split – Korcula – Mljet – Dubrovnik – Peljesac Peninsula – Hvar – Bol – Split

In the event of inclement weather or adverse operating conditions, the cruise itinerary may need to be altered at the discretion of the captain for the comfort and safety of our guests. The Captain and Cruise Director will will keep you fully briefed on the daily programme.

The Weather

Temperatures range from the mid 20s in early and late season to the low 30s plus, in late June through September. Winds are usually predictable, moderate and occasionally fresh (force 2-5) in the afternoon.

Your Vessel: M/Y Futura

Your cruise will be operated on one of the ships shown or in the same Katarina Line fleet, which are nearly identical in size, facilities and service. We will inform you of the vessel name at the time of booking.

Superior is a new class of recent additions to the Katarina Line fleet sailing in Croatian waters. Vessels are minimum 47 meters in length, newly built or refurbished after 2016, they have  a spacious sun deck with sun beds and  hot tubs, a swimming platform on the aft deck, plus  panoramic lounge and dining area.  Spacious, superbly designed, air-conditioned private cabins that has either a double or twin beds, with cupboards and wardrobes, safes, hairdryers, complimentary toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. There are 18-19 cabins on board, 15 to 20 meters in size, with a limited number of balcony cabins also available.


  • Sun loungers on the top deck with jacuzzi
  • Swimming platform for easy access
  • Exceptional personal service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Leisure equipment: tender boat (8 max), swimming, snorkelling equipment
  • Spacious restaurant and bar area

Fully air-conditioned cabins equipped with hairdryer, safe deposit box, LCD TV, internal phone and vanity set.
– 19 ensuite cabins serviced daily:

  • 11 Main deck ensuite cabins (14.4 – 18 m2)
  • 8 Lower deck ensuite cabins (15.5 – 17.4 m2)

Your Hotel: Hotel Peristil

Stay in the heart of Split

Located right next to the Silver Gates within the UNESCO-protected Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Hotel Peristil offers an a la carte restaurant. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property.

All rooms are air-conditioned and come with a flat-screen satellite TV and a desk. The private bathroom comes with a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. Some have preserved the original palace walls, and some overlooks the Peristyle and the Cathedral of St. Domnius.

The beautiful Riva Promenade is 200 yards away, while Marmontova’s shopping street is about 400 yards away. Poljud Stadium is located at a distance of 0.9 miles and the forest park of Marjan can be reached with a 10-minute walk.

Split Port with the Ferry Terminal is about 50 yards away, while the Main Bus and Train Stations are reachable within 200 yards. Split Airport is 13.7 miles away.


  • Room service
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport shuttle

Superior Double Room (Included in your Holiday)

Room Amenities:

  • Hairdryer
  • Writing desk
  • Bathroom
  • Air condition
  • Double Bed
  • Chair
  • Shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Two night stands
  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Closet
  • Wardrobe
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Armchair and coffee table
  • Seating area

We sail in and out of Split, Croatia’s second largest city. It has some wonderful history dating back to the Palace of Diocletian, built by the eponymous Roman Emperor in the 4th Century. The remains of the Palace are well worth a visit as are the sprawling streets of the old city.


Dalmatian Paradise Cruise 2023

Prices (£) per person from:

Departure datesDeluxe vesselsDeluxe Superior vessels
Lower deckUpper/ Main deckLower deckUpper/ Main deckUpper/ Main VIP

Dalmatian Paradise Cruise 2023

Prices (£) per person:
Price includes local transfers (Split airport – port and port – Split airport)

Departure datesDeluxe vesselsDeluxe Superior vessels
Lower deckUpper/ Main deckLower deckUpper/ Main deckUpper/ Main VIP