Central Croatia luxury cruise from Split

“A week long cruise with maximum 40 passengers, along the coast off Split, taking in both mainland cities and islands. ”

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Split | Trogir | Sibenik | Zadar | Vodice | Vis | Hvar | Krka National Park

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27 Apr 2019
£ 1125
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04 May 2019
£ 1125
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11 May 2019
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18 May 2019
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19 May 2019
£ 1599
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25 May 2019
£ 1345
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08 Jun 2019
£ 1345
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15 Jun 2019
£ 1345
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22 Jun 2019
£ 1345
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29 Jun 2019
£ 1345
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30 Jun 2019
£ 1649
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06 Jul 2019
£ 1345
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13 Jul 2019
£ 1345
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14 Jul 2019
£ 1649
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20 Jul 2019
£ 1345
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27 Jul 2019
£ 1255
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03 Aug 2019
£ 1255
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31 Aug 2019
£ 1345
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07 Sep 2019
£ 1345
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08 Sep 2019
£ 1649
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14 Sep 2019
£ 1345
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Central Croatia luxury cruise from Split

Environment

The company that operate this vessel is dedicated to sustainable tourism and is passionate about raising awareness of environmental, economic and sustainable tourism policies in Croatia which has resulted in the creation of Green Sail. They believe the promotion of environmental awareness in the region will have a prolonged and positive impact on the livelihoods of the local people and maintain Croatia as a sustainable tourism destination for future generations. They run an annual beach clean cruise which also includes workshops about sustainable tourism.

Small ship cruises in Croatia help reduce the increasing pressure to build new hotels in this popular destination by providing a range of sympathetic bed space when and where it is needed. These vessel are like moveable boutique hotels and by moving from port to port they also take the pressure of the road system in some overcrowded towns and cities.

Solid and liquid waste is all taken ashore for disposal, and these modern vessels have new engines which use less fuel and give off less emissions than older vessels.

Community

Vast floating blocks of flats, otherwise known as cruise ships, arrive direct from Venice and spill their loads onto the Dubrovnik dock where they are met by a huge fleet of buses that whisk them for a couple of hours in the beautiful city. These monoliths cruise past one of Europe's most beautiful coastlines with barely a second glance, and without a thought to the places they are missing.

Our vessel, on the other hand, stops at many small islands ports and towns where we can fully enjoy some of the very best that Croatia has to offer. The money that we will spend in many of these smaller communities will help to preserve the fantastic heritage of these antique coastline.

By leaving our guests free to choose their own dining venues in the evenings, this ensures that a range of small restaurants and cafes will benefit from our guests spending.

Our vessels are captained and crewed by Croatians, and most of the produce served on board in sourced locally, sometimes from the crew’s family members.

4 Reviews of Central Croatia luxury cruise from Split

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Reviewed on 10 Jun 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Loved seeing Croatia by water - the MS Desire was a beautiful boat and made the experience very relaxing and pleasurable

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Pack light - as there are a lot of stairs and walking in these older areas you are visiting in Croatia

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, most of the restaurants, shops were employing locals. I purchased local made handicrafts. Ate locally produced food.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Fantastic - I enjoyed the professional team on board and their organisation for transfers etc were great.

Reviewed on 09 Oct 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


We really enjoyed the moment we arrived at our next destination, the view from the ship was always something to behold as each arrival was so very
different.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Bring sensible shoes. The walk from ship to ship once at port can be a bit daunting.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, in that the company used local guides and drivers. Not sure if all the huge number os ships that cruise around that area burning fuel does much for the
environment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Excellent but a bit on the expensive side by the time you pay for drinks and tips.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for your feedback, I'm glad to see how much you enjoyed your vacation. A cruise on a small ship in general won't improve the environment, but it
is usually better than a large vessel and various other forms of transport - Especially a flight. There are some benefits in that having more accommodation
available negates the need for building hotels, which can be bad for the environment (Quarrying, transport, building etc). We do try to minimise the
environmental impact of the cruises, for instance the vessels usually only motor for around 4 hours per day - Larger vessel are forced to cruise for much
longer as they can't stop in the nearby small ports.

I believe Responsible Tourism is more than just the environment though - To support the local communities and customs it is important that people do
visit, and how they visit. The ship is locally owned and managed, the crew are all Croatian, and you will have spent a lot of time ashore eating in restaurants
and cafes, and using local guides, and we consider that to be very important.

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


All excellent so impossible to single out 1 part, given the variety of experiences and ports of call.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Don't expect luxury service (buy your own drinks), but crew and particularly tour manager, excellent .

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes because we ate in local restaurants.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Excellent. BUT concerned that life jackets were under our heavy
mattresses from where it would have been impossible for us to retrieve them in an emergency. The shower was much too low, my husband is 5 foot 9inches
and had to bend to get under the rainshower head.

Reviewed on 10 Jun 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Visiting Korcula and Hvar Islands.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Be sure you really like to eat fish as there is a lot of fish served for lunch.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Not really.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


This was a great vacation if you’re a people person and the other passengers are friendly. We had a fabulous group mainly of Australians who were very well traveled and interesting so we enjoyed our time on board a lot. We had lots of occasions to swim from the boat and all the places we stopped at were fascinating.

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