Come join our 

Croatia Dance Cruise Adventure!

Aug 17-24, 2024

Discover the glittering Dalmatian coast aboard our private yacht on this 8-day dance adventure from Dubrovnik to Split! 

Croatia’s Dalmatian coast is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Imagine the sun warming you while you luxuriate on this beautiful yacht – just peacefully watching the clear water wash against limestone cliffs and pebbly shores as you pass on by. 

This cruise has plenty of opportunity for classes & dancing, idle relaxation, and exciting activities like a river cruise, a hike to the waterfalls of the Krka National Park, and expeditions like a winery trip near romantic Korcula, and dining and dancing after dark in the port cities we visit!

The lovely MS Aurora -- our home away from home for the next 8 days  

Beautiful Dubrovnik, a world heritage UNESCO site and our departure point for the cruise

Dubrovnik -- well worth getting there a day or two early to explore

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Dubrovnik

Welcome aboard Zdravo and welcome to Croatia. Lovely Dubrovnik features the terracotta rooves, ancient cliff-forged walls and crystal coasts that many people associate with Dalmatia. Your adventure begins this evening at 5 pm, when you will be welcomed aboard the Aurora and introduced to your crew and fellow travelers. Enjoy a drink and get to know each other before your first dinner dance on the ship this evening. 

  • Included Activities:  Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer 

  • Meals Included: Dinner 

  • Special Information: A complimentary arrival transfer is included from Dubrovnik Airport to the Port of Dubrovnik on day one of this trip. Please provide your flight details at least 25 days prior to arrival so as we can organize this transfer for you. Bags can be dropped off at the ship from noon. Feel free to explore Dubrovnik at your leisure until boarding commences at 5pm.

Day 2: Korcula 

After breakfast and a morning dance class, set sail for Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo, with lunch on board and if time permits, a quick swim stop en route. In the afternoon, embark on an orientation walk before enjoying an evening to explore at your own pace and dance with fellow dancers. If you're hungry, your leader can assist with dinner recommendations. 

  • Included Activities: Korcula orientation walk 

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch 

  • Special Information:  Sailing time between Dubrovnik and Korcula is approximately 6hrs, depending on the conditions

Day 3: Opuzen, Winery Visit 

Depart for Opuzen, enjoying breakfast on board, a dance class, and a mid-morning swim stop in beautiful clear turquoise waters near the small island of Badija, then continue on to Trpanj. Transfer to Matusko Winery for a tour of the vineyard and a tasting, before returning to the ship and sailing up the River Neretva to Opuzen. Tonight, enjoy dinner and dancing onboard the Aurora. 

  • Included Activities: Trpanj - Matusko Winery visit and tasting 

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Bosnia and Herzegovina, River Tour

An early start this morning to make our way to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina by minibus. Take a guided walk through the town, visiting a local coffee shop where you will see how the Bosnian coffee is made and have a taste of it, afterwards and enjoy some free time to explore the town and have lunch at your leisure. Return to Opuzen in the early afternoon when we will jump into small wooden boats for a leisurely cruise through the surrounding wetlands (with local snacks and music on board). End up at a beautiful local restaurant overlooking the water for Peka Veal and other local dishes. Board the boats to return to Opuzen. You may want to venture out to one of the friendly bars around the town square to dance with your fellow dancers and meet the locals over a beer or two. 

  • Included Activities:  Opuzen - Neretva River photo safari boat tour; Mostar - Guided Tour with Coffee Experience 

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Hvar

Enjoy a morning dance class while you sail into Jelsa on the island of Hvar.  There, you'll take a private transfer to a local farm for local produce tasting and a walk through the nearby lavender fields, then drive to Hvar town. Explore on a walk with your leader before continuing on to Starigrad in the evening.  Dance the night away with your fellow dancers!

  • Included Activities: Hvar - Lavender and Honey Tour 

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Split

Spend the morning sailing and attending dance class, arriving in Split in the early afternoon. You will meet a local guide who will take you on a walk around Split, then the afternoon is yours to enjoy some free time for pop-up dances while we explore the beautiful lane ways and squares of the old city.  

  • Included Activities:  Split Guided Tour

  • Optional Activities - pay on tour (1 Croatian Kuna (HRK) = $0.145 USD;  $1 USD = 6.87 HTK)

                      • Split - Gallery of Fine Arts - HRK40 

                      • Split - City Museum - HRK22 

                      • Split - Diocletian's Palace - HRK42 

                       • Split - St Domnius Cathedral and Tower (entrance fee) from - HRK70 

                       • Split - Dalmatian Wine and Dine Urban Adventure - EUR 100 

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch 

  • Special Information Sailing times between Hvar and Split are approximately 5.5hrs, depending on the conditions.

Day 7: Krka National Park 

After a leisurely breakfast on board, head out with some more time to explore the Split’s old city. After lunch, return to the boat ready to take your private bus transfer to Krka National Park. Here you will board a smaller boat for some cruising and exploring within the park. The park spans two thirds of the Krka River, and some 142 square kilometers. You visit some of the gorgeous waterfalls for which this park is renowned. Afterwards, return by bus to Split, in time for a captain's dinner for your evening repast, followed by our farewell dance. 

  • Included Activities: Krka National Park waterfalls 

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

  • Special Information The wooden jetties and walkways in Krka National Park can be quite slippery. Do take care, ensuring your footwear has a reasonable grip, and the stunning scenery will be well worth it.

Day 8: Farewell- Split 

Your small ship adventure cruise along the Dalmatian coast ends after breakfast this morning. Should you require a transfer to Split international airport (SPU), please enquire with your Travel Consultant prior to travel or your Tour Leader during your trip.  

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

PRICING & REGISTRATION


  The four pricing options are listed below. 
PLEASE NOTE:  Unlike most other cruises which charge extra for things like port charges, tips, taxes, excursions, entrance fees, tour-guides, specialty workshops, and more, our pricing is all-inclusive and covers tons of added extras, including:


What’s included:

  • Lodging:  7 nights onboard the MS Aurora

  • Half-board meal plan (2 meals/day, see itinerary below for specifics)

  • All tax's, fees, port charges, excursions costs, and VAT

  • Single Airport Transfer either to or from the ship (pre- or post- cruise, you decide)

  • National park entrance fees

  • A very special "Welcome on Board" captains dinner

  • WiFi Internet 24/7

  • Daily dance lessons by a world-class instructor

  • Special group dance parties on shore and aboard ship

  • An onboard English speaking guide is with us 24/7.  

  • 4 unique guided tours of the region (a wine tasting tour, a river photo safari tour, acoffee experience tour, a lavender & honey tour)

  • Krka National Park waterfalls (entrance and tour included)

  • An onboard concierge to handle all travel the details before and during your trip

  • All activities and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary

  • Snorkeling equipment & towels

  • Peace of Mind:  Other than your plane tickets we take care of everything and make sure you are on time and where you need to be.

What’s NOT included:

  • Airfare

  • Travel insurance (required)

  • Specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages

  • 1 meal/day not included in our half-board meal plan which covers 2 meals/day

  • 2nd Airport transfer (either to or from the ship, you can decide which leg)

  • Any pre- or post- cruise lodging

  • Tips 



Package
Description
Price
Shared Lower Deck

(8 rooms available).  Shared room on the lower level with two twins that can be used separately or combined for a couple. Deposit: $800

$3295

Shared Upper Deck

(10 rooms available):  Shared room on the Upper Deck with a Double bed.  Deposit $800

$3,495

Single Lower Deck

(8 rooms available).  Single occupant room on the lower level.  Deposit: $800

$6,590

Single Upper Deck

(10 rooms available):  Single occupant room on the Upper Deck.  Deposit $800

$6,990