Arca Cruise Split-Split M/S Arca | 8 Days

Jump to Section
TRIP IN BRIEF

Arca Cruise Split-Split M/S Arca

5
(5 Reviews)
From $2,276 AUD $2,678 AUD SAVE $402 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Dubrovnik, Elaphiti Islands, Slano, Mljet, Korcula, Bisevo, Vis, Stari Grad, Trogir, Split

    Group Size:
    1 to 38
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Cruise, Deluxe Superior Croatia Cruises

Or contact your local travel agent.

Croatia
Speak to our Croatia Expert - Olivia

Olivia has travelled throughout Croatia, both touring on a coach, as well as cruising throughout the Adriatic Islands.

Book with security & flexibility
  • Trust & Confidence

    We’ve been around for over 30 years, and are accredited with the Australian Federation of Travel Agents and the Council of Australian Tour Operators.

  • Largest Selection

    We have the largest range of quality tours, packages and cruises in the Mediterranean and Middle East; carefully selected by our specialised product experts.

  • Expert Knowledge

    Collectively, our team have travelled to every destination we feature – ensuring you always have the best and most up to date advice in choosing your perfect holiday experience.

  • 24/7 Support

    Our team is available via phone, email or online chat. We also have a 24/7 team of experts based in each country we feature, to assist during your travels.

Cruise at a Glance

Cruise at a Glance

Stand out from the crowd onboard the distinctive M/S Arca as you explore the best of Croatia’s beautiful coast!

  • Enjoy guided city tours of Split, Hvar, Korčula and Dubrovnik
  • Sample Croatia’s excellent wines at a wine tasting in Korčula
  • Immerse yourself in nature on a guided tour of Mljet National Park
  • Deluxe superior vessel and cabins fully equipped with private bathroom, air conditioning & LCD TV
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Saturday:            SPLIT

You will be transferred from Split’s airport to harbour, where embarkation begins at 14:00h. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome Reception followed by dinner. Overnight in Split. (D)

DAY 2 – Sunday:               SPLIT – BRAC – JELSA, HVAR

Morning sail towards Bol on Brač Island, where you will discover one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Mediterranean – “Zlatni Rat” (the Golden Horn), which is constantly changing its shape due to the ocean currents. Swim stop if weather permits. Return to the ship for lunch and set sail for Jelsa on the island of Hvar. One of the most picturesque towns on the island of Hvar; Jelsa is nestled in amongst hills dense with pine woods. The town quay extends all the way around the harbour with numerous laid moorings. Walk around the town’s old stone street, squares, see churches, and parks. Enjoy a coffee in the main square and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere of this bustling town. Your evening is free to explore Jelsa on your own. Overnight in Hvar. (B, L)

DAY 3 – Monday:             HVAR – KORCULA  

Early in the morning we set sail for the island of Korčula, with swimming stop, if weather permits, in one of pristine bays, time to relax and lunch on board. Continue towards Korčula, the most preserved medieval town, thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour of Korčula which takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets full of history and enjoy wine tasting in one of the local wine bars. Evening is free to explore the town on your own. Overnight in Korcula. (B, L)

DAY 4 – Tuesday:             KORCULA – DUBROVNIK   

In the morning, sail to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, you will enjoy a guided tour of the historical centre of Dubrovnik, walk through Stradun – both a street and a square, the most famous place inside the town walls, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After city tour, you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls, the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s second oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace, and the Cathedral, or take a boat ride to Lokrum island or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L)

DAY 5 – Wednesday:     DUBROVNIK – MLJET   

In the morning head further north to the Island of Mljet. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). Join the Cruise Manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles, scooters, or kayaks to explore the National Park or island on your own. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s dinner on board. Overnight in Mljet. (B, L, D)

DAY 6 – Thursday:           MLJET – HVAR

Take a break for a swim during your morning cruise. Continue sailing through lunch, arriving this afternoon in Hvar, a charming seaside town with 8 centuries of architecture, and also a favourite holiday destination for international celebrities. During a walking tour, visit the many historical sights of the town, such as St Stephen’s Square and Cathedral, the Arsenal with the theatre built on its first floor, the first municipal theatre in Europe. Above Hvar Town is the impressive fortress Fortica offering magnificent views over the bay and Pakleni islands. Your evening is free in Hvar. You can explore more and dine on your own at one of the many restaurants in town. Overnight in Hvar. (B, L)

DAY 7 – Friday:                 HVAR – SPLIT  

Next, we head to our final port Split with a stop along the way to swim, cool off and relax, if weather permits, with lunch on board. In the late afternoon we arrive in Split to take a walking tour of the historic inner city takes us to the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. Your evening is free in Split. Overnight in Split. (B, L)

DAY 8 – Saturday:            SPLIT

After breakfast it is time to disembark. You will be transferred to Split airport. End of services. (B)

INCLUSIONS:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in cabin with private facilities, A/C & TV
  • Arrival/departure shared transfer from Split airport to Split port and back on the first and last day of the program
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 6 lunches (3 course meal and salad bar)
  • Welcome dinner and Captain’s dinner
  • Water dispenser
  • Complimentary coffee, tea and fresh fruits available daily
  • Professional English-speaking Cruise Manager throughout
  • Whisper technology
  • Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek
  • Luggage handling
  • One beach towel per person per week
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • City tours of Split, Hvar, Korčula and Dubrovnik
  • Guided tour and entrance to Mljet National Park
  • Wine tasting in Korčula

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Drinks on board (except water)
  • Extra Meals
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the program
  • Port tax + Tourist tax 60 EUR per person (to be paid on board in cash)

PLEASE NOTE

Cruise provides plenty of time for sunbathing, swimming, and exploring the charming Dalmatian towns. In case of unfavourable weather and/or sea conditions, the cruise itinerary may be modified in the interest of passengers’ safety.

Want to read this later?

Download this trip's brochure as a PDF.

Pricing & Availability

Filter Dates
2024
2025
Departing Ending
 

All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Ship Details

  • Launched: 2017
  • Length: 48.2m
  • Breadth: 8.1m
  • Speed: 19 km/h
  • Crew: 6
  • Passengers: 38
  • Cabins: 19
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Sun deck with sun beds
  • Salon restaurant
  • Bar
  • Large screen LCD TV
  • Outdoor lounge with tables and comfortable sofas
  • Air-conditioned en-suite cabins
  • Free Wi-Fi
Lower Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin/Triple
  • Size(sqm): 14-18
  • Window: Porthole
  • To Open: No
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin/Triple
  • Size(sqm): 14-18
  • Window: Window
  • To Open: Yes
Upper Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double
  • Size(sqm): 14-18
  • Window: Window
  • To Open: Yes
  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk

Have a question about this tour?

You can ask your question here, and we’ll get back to you!

Reviews for Arca Cruise Split-Split M/S Arca

avatar default
Karen Boswell
Amazing Adriatic

Review for: Adriatic Princess Split-Split M/S Adriatic Princess

We were a group of 4 adults, who had an amazing Adriatic adventure. We were greeted warmly on arrival, and were throughout the cruise. The cabins were fabulous, and the crew attentive and friendly. A staff member told us that we would start the week as strangers and leave as family. This was indeed the case, and we found it hard to believe that we had only known them all for 7 days. The boat was roomy, with plenty of space for all to find a corner to relax, whilst sailing. The tours, and activities, were informative and enjoyable. The beautiful Adriatic sea was clean and clear, and being able to swim directly off the boat was fantastic. The ports of call were also beautiful, with quaint villages and old towns. We loved Dubrovnik's Old Town the most, with its historical buildings and character. We would highly recommend a cruise with Sun Island, and the transfers and bookings, surrounding our cruise, were all on time and efficient. We will look forward to our next adventure with Sun Island.
Review Image
avatar default
Elizabeth K
Croatia & Adriatic Cruise - M/S Premier

Review for: From Croatia to Italy Cruise & Stay - M/S Premier

This tour was the 2nd week of October and the last tour of the season. That came with both positives and negatives. First the positives: 1. Great Tour Managers: Gabby on land and Zoran on the MS Premier. They (and the entire crew) were extremely friendly and helpful! 2. Great itinerary with magnificent scenery! 3. Good food and lots of it! 4. Lots of plugs in your room. 5. Adequate storage space. 6.. The ship was attractive and clean, and the small numbers allowed the passengers and crew to get to know each other well. 7. During the 2nd week of October, there were no crowds at all in ports which was great, and it was not hot on the walking tours, but at times it was nippy. Negatives: 1. It was too cold to swim except on the last day, and we got some strong winds. We could not enjoy sitting on the ship decks for most of the trip, but everyone went on deck to take photos. 2. The heating and air conditioning on the Premier is controlled by the Captain. The entire ship must be set on either air conditioning or heat. This was a problem for passengers on the lower deck. It was way too hot and stuffy when the heat was turned on at night. If you were upstairs, you could open your balcony door if it got too hot, but downstairs we had to turn the ventilation off completely. This would not be a problem during the summer when the AC would be on the entire time. 3. If you take the last cruise of the year, the bar begins to run out of certain items towards the end of the cruise. 4. The bath products were minimal. You got individual packets of body wash/shampoo, but no conditioner. or lotions, and there was only one tiny waste basket in the bathroom. They needed a waste basket in the room.
avatar default
Lucas
Excellent vessel

Review for: Beauty Cruise Split - Split M/S Equator

The cruise ship 'Avangard' is an excellent vessel. An almost brand new vessel with spacious living areas, luxurious ensuite cabins which were regularly refreshed, gourmet meals. Highly competent captain and sailing crew. Dedicated, skilled and friendly waiting/bar staff, Very knowledgeable and accommodating tour leader. The Split (to Dubrovnik) to Split 7-day tour itinerary was brilliant. So much to see and do, with excellent shore excursions.

Looking for more?

TRIP IN BRIEF

Arca Cruise Split-Split M/S Arca

5
(5 Reviews)
From $2,276 AUD $2,678 AUD SAVE $402 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Dubrovnik, Elaphiti Islands, Slano, Mljet, Korcula, Bisevo, Vis, Stari Grad, Trogir, Split

    Group Size:
    1 to 38
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Cruise, Deluxe Superior Croatia Cruises

Or contact your local travel agent.

Croatia
Speak to our Croatia Expert - Olivia

Olivia has travelled throughout Croatia, both touring on a coach, as well as cruising throughout the Adriatic Islands.

Similar Trips

Tour
Prestige Cruise Split-Dubrovnik M/S Prestige

Prestige Cruise Split-Dubrovnik M/S Prestige

8 Days | Split to Dubrovnik

5
(5 Reviews)
Cruise
Adriatic Paradise Split-Split M/S Adriatic Princess

Adriatic Paradise Split-Split M/S Adriatic Princess

8 Days | Split to Split

5
(5 Reviews)
Cruise
Arca North Cruise Split-Split M/S Arca

Arca North Cruise Split-Split M/S Arca

8 Days | Split to Split

5
(5 Reviews)
Cruise
Roko Cruise Split-Dubrovnik M/S Roko

Roko Cruise Split-Dubrovnik M/S Roko

8 Days | Split to Dubrovnik

5
(5 Reviews)