Dalmatian Coast Cruises

Explore the historic mainland and beautiful islands of the Dalmatian coast

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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 boutique yacht 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.
8-Day The Islands of Dalmatia

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 in unrivalled luxury on-board the intimate MV Adriatic Princess II, our exclusively-chartered ocean yacht coming to the waters of the Adriatic in 2019.
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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.

Discover the Dalmatian Coast in ultimate luxury

Considerately designed to negotiate the island-strewn waters of the Adriatic, the MV Adriatic Princess II is an intimate luxury 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.

Launching on the waters of the Dalmatian coast in 2019, the MV Adriatic Princess II is an elegant yacht brimming with technological features and luxurious finishing touches. 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.