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Stella Cruise Split – Dubrovnik M/S Stella Maris

5
(5 Reviews)
From $3,900 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Split, Hvar, Ploce, Korcula, Mljet, Slano, Kotor, Dubrovnik

    Group Size:
    1 to 36
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Cruise, Deluxe Croatia Cruises

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Cruise at a Glance

Cruise at a Glance

Depart from the historical Split on this beautiful small ship cruise of Croatia!

  • Deluxe vessel and cabins fully equipped with private bathroom, air conditioning & LCD TV
  • Enjoy guided city tours of Mostar, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Korčula, Hvar and Split
  • Discover Mljet National Park
  • Take in the beautiful view of Kotor Bay
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

You will be transferred from Split airport to the port. Embarkation starts at 14:00h. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome reception followed by dinner this evening. Overnight in Split.

Meals Included:
Dinner

Morning guided walking tour of Split shows us the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, it’s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. Set sail towards town of Hvar on the island of Hvar a favourite vacation destination of world celebrities, but also a charming seaside town with 8th century architecture. Before lunch, there is time for a swim stop in the clear blue sea. Upon arrival in Hvar, you will enjoy visiting 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.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Early in the morning sail to Ploče with a stop along the way to swim and relax, if weather permits, with lunch on board. Take the coach for an excursion to Mostar with dinner included. Mostar is the city were east and west meet. Built alongside the Neretva River is known by all thanks to the image of its beautiful “Old Bridge” (Stari Most) which is the heart and symbol of the city. Since 2005 the “Old Bridge”, as well as the old city of Mostar have been inscribed as a World Heritage by UNESCO. Walkthrough the streets, visit the Turkish house and the mosque. Overnight in Ploče.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Ploče, we will have an early morning cruise towards the island of Korčula, with swim 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. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of many local restaurants. Overnight in Korčula.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning head further south to the Island of Mljet, with swim stop, weather permitting, in one of pristine bays, time to relax and lunch on board. 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. Lunch on board and departure for a small village called Slano on the mainland. Slano is a peaceful fishermen’s village, and the starting
point to Ston, situated on Pelješac peninsula, fortified small village famous for its oysters. Pelješac peninsula is known as one of the best wine producing regions in Croatia. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s dinner and overnight in Slano.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Captain's Dinner

In the morning we set sail to Kotor. After lunch on board, we are going to visit Lovćen Mountain, Njeguši Village and Budva. Encounter Montenegro’s rich culture, historical heritage and natural beauty as you travel by bus up the serpentine Lovćen Hills. A beautiful view of Kotor Bay and lovely mountain scenery accompany you enroute to Njeguši, where you will visit the village smokehouse. Stop for a snack of smoked ham and cheese, brandy and wine—all local specialties. Then, head down the mountains towards the city of Budva—believed to be one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast. It is more than 2,000 years old. After panoramic stop above Budva you will drive back to Kotor to explore the city that is known as the jewel of Montenegro. Your guide will take you on a walking tour that will include a visit to St Tryphon’s Cathedral, and you will see the Orthodox Church of St Luka from the outside. Your evening is free in Kotor.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

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

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport. End of services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

7 nights deluxe cruise

Touring with licensed local guides

Professional English-speaking cruise manager

Tours as per itinerary

City tours of Mostar (with lunch), Dubrovnik, Kotor, Korčula, Hvar and Split

7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 3 Dinners

Deluxe cruise on M/S Stella Maris (or similar)

Arrival shared transfer from Split airport to port (on day of arrival only)

Departure shared transfer port to to Dubrovnik airport (on day of departure only)

Water dispenser

Complimentary coffee, tea and fresh fruits available daily

Whisper technology enhanced touring

Daily cabin servicing

Fresh bed linen and towels midweek

Luggage handling

One beach towel per person per week

Free Wi-Fi on board

Lovćen/Njeguši/Budva Excursion – ride by bus, snack in Njeguši (smoked ham and cheese, brandy and wine)

Wine tasting in Korcula

Entrance fees to:

  • Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy
  • Diocletian’s Palace
  • St Tryphon’s Cathedral
  • Mljet National Park

Tips and gratuities

Passport or visa fees

Baggage and personal insurance

Any beverages or food not listed in itineraries

All other entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions

Port tax of EUR 70 per person (to be paid on board in cash)

Any other items of personal nature

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

  • Refurbished: 2017
  • Length: 49 m
  • Breadth: 8.10 m
  • Speed: 19 km/h
  • Passengers: 36
  • Cabins: 18
  • Voltage: 220 V
  • Sun-deck with deck-chairs, sun-beds and ample shade
  • Salon restaurant
  • Lounge bar with outside seating
  • Large screen LCD TV
  • Swimming platform
Lower Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Triple
  • Size(sqm): 15-16
  • Window: Porthole
  • To Open: No
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 15-17
  • Window: Yes
  • To Open: Yes
  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe

Important things to 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.

Due to size of the ports, vessels may be lined up next to each other which may result in other passengers boarding your vessel to reach another vessel.

All itineraries and cruise vessels are subject to change without notice. Sailing is at the Captains discretion. Port Taxes are subject to change at any time.

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Reviews for Stella Cruise Split – Dubrovnik M/S Stella Maris

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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.
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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.
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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.

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Stella Cruise Split – Dubrovnik M/S Stella Maris

5
(5 Reviews)
From $3,900 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Split, Hvar, Ploce, Korcula, Mljet, Slano, Kotor, Dubrovnik

    Group Size:
    1 to 36
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Cruise, Deluxe Croatia Cruises

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

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