Dalmatian Coast Cruises

Explore the historic mainland and beautiful islands of the Dalmatian coast

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2020 Dalmatian Coast
Welcome to the Dalmatian coast, a mountainous seaboard rich with extraordinary heritage sites on the cusp of the Adriatic. This sublime region stretches along Croatia’s southern shores from Rab Island to the Bay of Kotor, offering an inspiring blend of unique heritage and supreme coastal splendour.
Join Emerald Waterways on the Dalmatian coast and experience the highlights of Croatia like never before. Our exclusively-chartered ship offers an intimate floating hotel as you negotiate Dalmatia’s momentous coastal passage, from the historic paradise isles of Trogir, Hvar and Brač, to the lauded antiquities of Split, Šibenik and Dubrovnik.
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Throughout your Adriatic voyage, you can choose to discover independently or as part of a group, with a choice of seven organised shore excursions to help you experience more of the Dalmatian coast’s remarkable heritage. Additionally, your cruise is complemented by a choice of exclusive EmeraldPLUS and DiscoverMORE experiences, giving you the freedom to explore and discover the very best of this inspiring region.

  • Enjoy immersive tours, led by a local guide, in Trogir, Šibenik, Hvar, Split, Korčula, Dubrovnik and Ston.
  • Discover Croatia’s rich history of stonemasonry with a visit to Pučišća – an EmeraldPLUS highlight.
  • Travel on-board the intimate MV Adriatic Princess, our exclusively-chartered ocean ship launched the waters of the Adriatic in 2019. And, launching in 2020, MS Swallow and MS Lastavica

A voyage through Croatian history and culture

The Dalmatian coast is integral to Croatia’s cultural identity and heritage, and has been an important Mediterranean passage since the age of the Romans. This remarkable timeline is evident in the region’s string of fascinating historic sites, many of which have received World Heritage-listed status on account of their enduring cultural significance.

During our The Islands of Dalmatia itinerary, you’ll discover the rich history of the coast, from a visit to the exquisite St Stephen’s Cathedral on the historic island of Hvar, to a walking tour of Dubrovnik’s World Heritage-listed Old Town in the company of an expert local guide. The cultural immersion continues on the beautiful isle of Brač, where an EmeraldPLUS experience in Pučišća lets you uncover Croatia’s rich legacy of stonemasonry.

As you negotiate the islands and mainland of Dalmatia, you’ll discover rich traditions and customs which have played a part in local Croatian life for centuries. Sample the country’s esteemed viticulture on the Pelješac peninsula, revel in the Venetian-influenced café culture of Korčula, and marvel at the splendour of Krka National Park – Croatia’s most precious and historic landscape.

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Extend your stay

Those wishing to extend their cruise around the Croatia archipelago can do so with our 4-day Zagreb city stay, or our 9-day Discover Croatia tour, showcasing the best of these memorable destinations. 

Discover the Dalmatian Coast

Considerately designed to negotiate the island-strewn waters of the Adriatic, the MV Adriatic Princess is an intimate yacht which promises effortless passage through Dalmatia. The ship’s proportions allow it to access small ports that larger vessels simply cannot reach, for a unique and authentic glimpse at local life on Croatia’s shores.
 
Launched on the waters of the Dalmatian coast in 2017, the MV Adriatic Princess is an elegant ship brimming with technological features.. The ship features just 18 en-suite cabins for a maximum capacity of 36 guests, promising an unrivalled sense of intimacy and exclusivity as you explore the momentous waters of the eastern Adriatic.
 
Wake to the timeless soundtrack of the coast as you prepare for another wonderful day in Dalmatia, whether you spend it exploring a heritage landmark or lounging on the terrace beneath the Mediterranean sun. Throughout your journey, the ship will make swim stops in idyllic locations, inviting you to explore the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic at your own pace.

Explore our new yachts for 2020

The sun-kissed calm of the Mediterranean Sea is the perfect setting for an ocean cruise on board our brand-new MS Swallow and MS Lastavica yachts. Exclusively chartered for our 2020 itineraries, these contemporary yachts have been specially designed to sail the Dalmatian coast’s many attractive isles and to dock in small ports. 

Intimate and spacious in equal measure, a maximum guest number of 36 ensures you can spend time enjoying a drink from our bar, reading in the lounge, or relaxing on a sun lounger on the Sunny Deck, with abundant room to roam. And, you’ll have the opportunity to dip into the crystal-clear waters for swim stops, made easier by the ship’s innovative swim platform and specially fitted steps to make the transition seamless.

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