Dalmatian Island Explorer MV Emanuel

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
  • Saga Holidays

This voyage aboard MV Emanuel offers a wonderful way to appreciate Croatia's myriad islands and islets.

The crystal-clear waters of Croatia’s Adriatic Sea are graced with an archipelago of over a thousand beautiful islands swathed in fragrant pine groves, flowers and herbs. This voyage aboard a vintage-style ship reserved exclusively for Saga guests is a wonderful way to appreciate their natural beauty and rich history.

If you’re taking our holiday, you may appreciate some extra information to help you make the very most of this once-in-a-lifetime trip. If so, do take a few minutes to visit our ‘What to Discover’ section below.

  • Croatia
  • Europe
Departure Points
  • Gatwick
  • Manchester
  • Glasgow
Day 1 UK to Dubrovnik to Sipan

Fly to the historic city of Dubrovnik and embark your ship. In the afternoon, your voyage begins as you sail north along the stunning coast of the Dubrovnik Riviera to the peaceful island of Sipan, part of the famous Elafiti Islands. You moor in Sipanska Luka overnight. D

Day 2 Sipan to Korcula

This morning, cruise past the Peljesac Peninsula where you can view hilltops clad with vineyards and fruit trees as you journey to the island of Korcula. Berth overnight in the main town, also called Korcula, which is believed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. B, L, D

Day 3 Korcula to Makarska to Pucisca

Your cruise continues north to Makarska, then sails to Pucisca on the island of Brac, the third-largest island on the Adriatic Coast. Pucisca is famed for its stone and masonry. The stone has been used for centuries in the building of palaces and cathedrals across Dalmatia and overseas too. B, L, D

Day 4 Pucisca to Split

Continue your voyage north to Split, Croatia's second-biggest city which boasts a charming old town that contains the majestic Diocletian's Palace. Admire this UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most impressive Roman ruins in existence during a guided walking tour of Split. B, L, D

Day 5 Split to Hvar

Cruise south today, crossing the Hvar Channel and sailing through the narrow passage that separates the islands of Brac and Solta. You can appreciate stunning panoramas of the two islands from your ship before docking in Hvar town where you can enjoy a brief walking tour. B, L, D

Day 6 Hvar to Mljet

Today you cruise from Hvar and further south along the Adriatic coast to Mljet for a guided visit. Much of the island is carpeted by forest and the rest is sprinkled with fields, vineyards and small villages. The western part is a national park featuring Aleppo pine and holm oak. Within the park are two saltwater lakes, Malo Jezero and Veliko Jezero. B, L, D

Day 7 Mljet to Dubrovnik

In the morning set sail for your final port of call, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dubrovnik, passing the Elafiti Islands of Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan en route. Moor within sight of the impressive medieval walls that enclose this magnificent city before enjoying a guided walking tour around its historic streets. B, L, D

Day 8 Dubrovnik to UK

Disembark and travel to the airport for your flight to the UK. B

7 nights on board the ship

20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

Local wines, beers and soft drinks with lunch and dinner throughout the cruise

Free bar open 11 hours a day

Excursions and visits

  • Visit Korcula – Marco Polo's birthplace
  • Enjoy views of the Makarska Riviera
  • Explore ancient Split
  • Visit Hvar – Croatia's sunniest island
  • Sail the lovely channel between Brac and Solta
  • Mljet island visit
  • Cruising close to the Elafiti Islands
  • Dubrovnik city tour

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