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 and bar, sun deck and Half Board accommodation which includes a daily buffet breakfast, a welcome dinner on the first night, six three-course lunches as well as a Captain’s Dinner. This ship offers 3 itineraries; Supreme Split Return K200, Supreme Split-Dubrovnik K260 and Supreme Dubrovnik-Split K270.

Cruise Highlights:

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

  • Guide Price:

  • £1,515 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

  • Cruise Category:

  • Deluxe

  • Cruise Type:

  • Ocean Cruise

  • # of Cabins:

  • 19 en-suite cabins

  • Start / Finish:

  • K200: Split / Split
    K260: Split / Dubrovnik
    K270: Dubrovnik / Split

  • Departures 2020:

  • This cruise departs on a Saturday on the following dates:

    Supreme Split Return K200
    • May: 7, 14, 21
    • June: 25
    • July: 16, 23, 30
    • August: 6, 13, 20, 27
    • September: 3, 10
    • October: 1, 8, 15

    Supreme Split-Dubrovnik K260
    • May: 28
    • June: 11
    • July: 2
    • September: 17

    Supreme Dubrovnik-Split K270
    • June: 4, 18
    • July: 9
    • September: 24

    (Subject to availability)

  • Optional Extras:

  • - Omis & Cetina River boat ride excursion, Price on Request

What's Included:

  • Itinerary:
  • K200/K260/K270 Adriatic Cruise View Full Itinerary

  • Meals Included:
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, Welcome Reception/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 €35pp - payable locally

Note: * The cruising route is subject to change at the discretion of the captain depending on weather conditions. Taxes and fees of €35pp are to be paid on board in cash. Price 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

Day 1 | Saturday

You can embark on the cruise after 13:00. On arrival you will be offered a welcome drink, then meet your cruise director and crew so that you can get familiar with the guidelines and safety procedures. You will have dinner onboard and stay overnight in Split.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Split - Bol - Jelsa

Day 2 | Sunday

In the morning you set sail towards Bol on the island of Brač, here you will find “Zlatni Rat,” often described as the best beach in Croatia and certainly one of the most unique due to its horn like shape. You will enjoy lunch on board, before heading over to the island of Hvar to visit Jelsa, a picturesque town nestled amongst pine woods. You will have free time to explore the picturesque promenade, squares, churches and parks. Overnight in Jelsa.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Jelsa - Korcula (Wine Tasting)

Day 3 | Monday

Enjoy your breakfast as you set sail towards the island of Korčula, if weather allows there will be a swim stop in one of the bays along the way. On arrival you will join a walking tour of Korčula, the supposed home of the world-renowned traveller Marco Polo and an area with an abundance of history. Later in the afternoon you can take part in wine tasting in a local bar. Overnight in Korčula.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Korčula - Dubrovnik

Day 4 | Tuesday

In the morning you will set sail towards Dubrovnik, known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On arrival you will enjoy a guided tour of the Old Town, where you will walk the streets that the cast and crews of Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood walked and enjoy a panoramic bus ride above the Old Town. After the city tour, you will have free time to explore the city, visit the Franciscan Monastery, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. You can also take a cable car to Mount Srd or a boat ride to Lokrum island. Overnight in Duborvnik.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Dubrovnik - Mljet

Day 5 | Wednesday

Today you will continue to the island of Mljet. The islands national park is home to famous salt lakes linked to the sea via a narrow canal. You have the choice to take a stroll to the centre of the lake, with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Or alternatively, you can rent a bike, kayak or scooter and explore the national park or island independently. Tonight, you will enjoy a Captain’s Dinner on board as the boat docks overnight.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Mljet - Hvar

Day 6 | Thursday

In the morning you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy a swim. You will then set sail towards Hvar, with lunch on board. Hvar, officially the sunniest of Croatia’s islands and a favourite destination for many international celebrities. Join a sight-seeing tour where you visit many of the islands UNESCO-listed heritage sites, the Franciscan monastery as well as the first ever public theatre in Europe. Overnight in Hvar.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hvar - Split

Day 7 | Friday

Today you will head over to Split, Croatia’s second largest city. If weather allows you will stop for swim along the way. You will arrive in to Split late afternoon. Here you will join a walking tour of this historic city, including around the famous Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO World heritage Site. Built to house the Roman Emperor, the palace grew into a city after the Slavs abandoned the nearby Roman town of Salona. Overnight in Spilt.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark In Split

Day 8 | Saturday

After your breakfast you will disembark for your flight back home or to extend your break in Split.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Embarkation In Split

Day 1 | Saturday

You can embark on the cruise after 13:00. On arrival you will be offered a welcome drink, then meet your cruise director and crew so that you can get familiar with the guidelines and safety procedures. You will have dinner onboard and stay overnight in Split.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Split - Trogir (Krka National Park)

Day 2 | Sunday

In the morning, you will join a sight-seeing tour of Split, including around the famous Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO World heritage Site. Built to house the Roman Emperor, the palace grew into a city after the Slavs abandoned the nearby Roman town of Salona. Afterwards, you will sail towards Trogir, often described as a mini Dubrovnik due to its ancient walls and many venetian palaces. Later you will take a bus to Krka national park, known for its 7 spectacular waterfalls, including the most famous Skradinski Buk. You will then transfer back to Trogir where you will stay overnight.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Trogir - Stari Grad

Day 3 | Monday

This morning you will have a walking tour of Trogir. Afterwards you will set sail towards Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, if weather allows with a swim stop along the way. Stari Grad, is one of Europe’s oldest towns and one often overlooked by many visitors to Hvar. Both the Stari Grad plain and the old town are UNESCO Work Heritage sites. Overnight in Stari Grad.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Stari Grad - Hvar - Vis

Day 4 | Tuesday

In the morning you will have a walking tour of Hvar Town, a favourite destination for many international celebrities. Visit many of the UNESCO-listed heritage sites, the Franciscan monastery as well as the first ever public theatre in Europe. Afterwards you will sail towards Vis, an interesting island with a special charm due to its isolation. You will have free time to explore, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place or take a walk and view the beautiful waterfront villas. Overnight in Vis.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vis - Bisevo - Korcula

Day 5 | Wednesday

In the morning, it will be an early start over to the small island of Biševo, to visit the beautiful blue cave. Due to unpredictable weather conditions, sometimes a visit to the cave is not possible, you will be notified of this at the time. Afterwards, you will have lunch on board and sail towards Korčula, if weather allows with a swim stop along the way in one of many secluded bays. On arrival you will take a walking tour of Korčula, the supposed home of the world-renowned traveller Marco Polo and an area with an abundance of history. Overnight in Korčula.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Korčula - Mljet - Slano

Day 6 | Thursday

Today you will continue to the island of Mljet. The islands national park is home to famous salt lakes linked to the sea via a narrow canal. You have the choice to take a stroll to the centre of the lake, with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Or alternatively, you can rent a bike, kayak or scooter and explore the national park or island independently. After lunch on board, you will then head over to and explore Slano, a small fisherman’s village on the mainland. Later you will visit another nearby village to for oyster tasting. Tonight, you will enjoy a captain’s dinner with live music on board as the boat docks overnight in Slano.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Slano - Elaphiti Islands - Dubrovnik

Day 7 | Friday

Early in the morning you will sail towards Elaphiti islands for a swim at one of the many secluded bays. Afterwards you will set sail towards Dubrovnik, known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On arrival you will enjoy a guided tour of the Old Town, where you will walk the streets that the cast and crews of Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood walked and enjoy a panoramic bus ride above the Old Town. After the city tour, you will have free time to explore the city, visit the Franciscan Monastery, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. You can also take a cable car to Mount Srd or a boat ride to Lokrum island. Overnight in Dubrovnik.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark In Dubrovnik

Day 8 | Saturday

After your breakfast you will disembark for your flight back home or to extend your break in Dubrovnik.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Embarkation in Dubrovnik

Day 1 | Saturday

You can embark on the cruise after 13:00. On arrival you will be offered a welcome drink, then meet your cruise director and crew so that you can get familiar with the guidelines and safety procedures. You will have dinner onboard and stay overnight in Dubrovnik.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Dubrovnik - Elaphiti Islands - Slano

Day 2 | Sunday

Your day starts with a walking tour of Dubrovnik, known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On arrival you will enjoy a guided tour of the Old Town, where you will walk the streets that the cast and crews of Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood walked. As you return to the ship, you can admire the views as you cruise around the city walls. You will then continue to Elaphiti for a swim in one of the many secluded bays. You will then head over to explore Slano, a small fisherman’s village on the mainland. Later you will visit another nearby village to for oyster tasting. Tonight, you will enjoy a Captain’s Dinner with live music on board as the boat docks overnight in Slano.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Slano - Mljet - Korčula

Day 3 | Monday

Today you will continue to the island of Mljet. The islands national park is home to famous salt lakes linked to the sea via a narrow canal. You have the choice to take a stroll to the centre of the lake, with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Or alternatively, you can rent a bike, kayak or scooter and explore the national park or island independently. You will sail onto Korčula, the supposed home of the world-renowned traveller Marco Polo and an area with an abundance of history, on arrival you will take a walking talk of this enchanting town. Overnight in Korčula.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Korčula - Bisevo - Vis

Day 4 | Tuesday

In the morning, it will be an early start over to the small island of Biševo, to visit the beautiful blue cave. Due to unpredictable weather conditions, sometimes a visit to the cave is not possible, you will be notified of this at the time. Afterwards you will sail towards Vis. an interesting island with a special charm due to its isolation. You will have free time to explore, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place or take a walk and view the beautiful waterfront villas. Overnight in Vis.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vis - Hvar - Stari Grad

Day 5 | Wednesday

In the morning you will sail further towards Hvar, officially the sunniest island in the Adriatic. If weather allows you will stop for a swim along the way. On arrival in the afternoon, you will join a walking tour of Hvar Town, a favourite destination for many international celebrities. Visit many of the UNESCO-listed heritage sites, the Franciscan monastery as well as the first ever public theatre in Europe. You will then move onto Stari Grad, one of Europe’s oldest towns and one often overlooked by many visitors to Hvar. Both the Stari Grad plain and the old town are UNESCO Work Heritage sites. Overnight in Start Grad


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Stari Grad - Trogir (Krka National Park)

Day 6 | Thursday

An early morning sail towards the old Dalmatian town of Trogir, often described as a mini Dubrovnik due to its ancient walls and many venetian palaces. Later you will take a bus to Krka national park, known for its 7 spectacular waterfalls, including the most famous Skradinski Buk. You will then transfer back to Trogir where you will stay overnight.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Trogir - Split

Day 7 | Friday

In the morning, you will join a sight-seeing tour of Trogir. Afterwards you will sail towards Split, with lunch on board and a swim stop along the way if weather allows. On arrival into Split you will take part in a walking tour, including around the famous Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO World heritage Site. Built to house the Roman Emperor, the palace grew into a city after the Slavs abandoned the nearby Roman town of Salona. Overnight in Split.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark In Split

Day 8 | Saturday

After your breakfast you will disembark for your flight back home or to extend your break in Split.


  • 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 €35pp are to be paid on board in cash. Price 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 cruise ship has 19 cabins that can accommodate up to 40 guests. All cabins are fully air-conditioned & include a private bathroom and LCD TV.


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:

Sun-deck with sunbeds

Swimming pool and jacuzzi


Special Facilities:

FREE WiFi

Deck showers


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