MS Desire Cruise

Explore Croatia’s crystal clear Adriatic waters and discover her most fascinating islands in style aboard this Deluxe Category ship. The 19 cabins on-board are beautifully furnished and guests will enjoy free Wifi, a restaurant/bar, 1 sun deck and Half Board which includes a daily buffet breakfast, a welcome dinner on the first night, six 4-course lunches as well as a Captain’s dinner. Guests will also receive complimentary fruit and 0.5L of water per person each day. The cruise’s itinerary begins and ends in Split and will allow guests to experience the natural beauty of islands such as Mljet, Korčula and Brač as well as visiting the historic town of Dubrvnik. City tours of Split, Hvar, Korčula and Dubrovnik, as well as entrance fees to Mljet National park are included in the price of this cruise.

Cruise Highlights:

  • 19 en-suite cabins
  • Guided City Tours included
  • Welcome Dinner & Captain's Dinner
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Half Board

  • Guide Price:

  • £1,189 Per Person
  • Price Based On: 2 adults sharing a Classic - Lower Deck Cabin on Half Board, with return flights from London Gatwick, return private taxi transfers, 20kg baggage See More

  • Duration:

  • 8 Days, 7 Nights

  • Board Basis:

  • Half Board

  • Star Rating:

  • 5 star

  • Cruise Type:

  • Ocean Cruise

  • # of Cabins:

  • 19 en-suite cabins

  • Start / Finish:

  • Split - Split

  • Departures:

  • This cruise departs on a Saturday on the following dates:
    - April: 28
    - May: 05, 12, 19, 26
    - June: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
    - July: 07, 14, 21, 28
    - August: 04, 11, 18, 25
    - September: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
    - October: 06, 13

    (Subject to availability)

  • Optional Extras:

  • - Omis & Cetina River boat ride excursion, €25pp

What's Included:

  • Itinerary:
  • Route A150 Adriatic Cruise View Full Itinerary

  • Meals Included:
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, Welcome Dinner (Day 1) & Captains Dinner (Day 6).
    Free fresh fruit daily and 0.5L of water per person per day.

  • Guide:
  • Professional Cruise Manager throughout

  • Excursions:
  • Guided City Tours of: Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
    + Entrance to Mljet National Park

  • Flights:
  • Return flights from your chosen UK airport with 20kg baggage allowance

  • Transfers:
  • Private transfer to/from airport on arrival and departure

  • ATOL:
  • ATOL Protection

  • Cleaning Service:
  • Daily cabin cleaning service, fresh bed linen and towels midweek


What's Not Included:

  • Tips:
  • Tips for guides and crew

  • Beverages:
  • Beverages on board

  • Port Tax:
  • Port Tax of €25pp - payable locally

Note: * The cruising route is subject to change at the discretion of the captain depending on weather conditions. Taxes and fees of €25pp are to be paid on board in cash. €25pp for the optional Omiš and Cetina river excursion are not included in the cost of your holiday and must be paid locally. This cruise may not be suitable for the very elderly, people with walking difficulties or children. All tours/activities/excursions are operated by local, independent suppliers and your contract will not be with us, but with them, subject to their terms and conditions. When booked locally, we are not responsible for the availability, operation or risks that may be involved with these tours/activities/excursions.

Full Itinerary

Embarkation in Split Embarkation in Split

Embarkation in Split

Day 1 | Saturday

Embarkation on this day begins from midday with a welcome reception. Welcome dinner on-board. Overnight in Split.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Brac Island Brac Island Overnight in Hvar Island Overnight in Hvar Island

Split - Brač - Hvar

Day 2 | Sunday

Stop off in Bol on the island of Brač for a swim at the ‘Golden Horn’, a 1,700ft stretch of golden pebble beach that is said to be one of the best in Croatia. Lunch on-board before setting sail for Hvar. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Hvar town and then free time. Overnight in Hvar.

Due to limited capacity of Hvar Habour during peak summer months, the port of call may be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa with bus transfer to/from Hvar.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Korčula Island Korčula Island

Hvar - Korčula

Day 3 | Monday

Set sail for Korčula after breakfast with a swimming stop in a pristine bay along the way. Lunch on board. Arrive in Korčula early afternoon and take a guided walking tour through the town. Free time to enjoy this medieval town in the evening. Overnight in Korčula.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Iconic Dubrovnik Iconic Dubrovnik

Korčula - Dubrovnik

Day 4 | Tuesday

Set sail for Dubrovnik in the morning. Tale a guided walking tour of Dubrovnik’s Old Town and then enjoy free time exploring the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. Overnight in Dubrovnik.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Mljet National Park Mljet National Park

Dubrovnik - Mljet

Day 5 | Wednesday

Enjoy a swimming stop and lunch on-board on the way to the greenest Croatian island of Mljet. Free time to explore the island and its magical National Park with its 5 types of forest, 2 lakes and numerous species of birds. Overnight in Mljet.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Arrival into Omiš Arrival into Omiš

Mljet - Brač

Day 6 | Thursday

Morning departure for Brač with a swimming stop. Afternoon arrival in the beautiful town of Pučišća. Captain’s dinner on board (optional). Overnight in Brač.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Arrival into Omiš Arrival into Omiš

Brač - Omiš - Split

Day 7 | Friday

After breakfast depart for Omiš where you can arrange a walking tour followed by a boat trip of the Cetina river (at extra cost). Set sail for Split with swim stop and lunch on-board along the way. Arrive in Split late afternoon and take a guided tour of the historical centre followed by free time. Overnight in Split.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Disembark in Split Disembark in Split

Split (Disembark)

Day 8 | Saturday

Disembarkation after breakfast. Transfer to airport or hotel for an extended stay.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Note: * The cruising route is subject to change at the discretion of the captain depending on weather conditions. Taxes and fees of €25pp are to be paid on board in cash. €25pp for the optional Omiš and Cetina river excursion are not included in the cost of your holiday and must be paid locally. This cruise may not be suitable for the very elderly, people with walking difficulties or children. All tours/activities/excursions are operated by local, independent suppliers and your contract will not be with us, but with them, subject to their terms and conditions. When booked locally, we are not responsible for the availability, operation or risks that may be involved with these tours/activities/excursions.

Cabins

This ship has 19 cabins that can accommodate, up to 3 guests. All cabins are fully air-conditioned, cupboard and cabinet, bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin and a window or porthole.


Cuisine

Half Board including breakfast buffet & six 4-course lunches

Welcome dinner included on first night

Captain’s dinner included in the price

Complimentary fruit available throughout the day

Complimentary ½ litre bottle of water per person per day


Entertainment

Salon/Restaurant with bar and LCD TV


Leisure Facilities

1 sundecks (one with sun-beds and tables)


Special Facilities

FREE WiFi

Deck showers


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