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 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 ½ litre 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 Dubrovnik. 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

  • Cruise Category:

  • Supreme

  • Cruise Type:

  • Ocean Cruise

  • # of Cabins:

  • 19 en-suite cabins

  • Start / Finish:

  • Split - Split

  • Special Offers:

  • Up to 25% Discount
  • Departures 2020:

  • This cruise departs on a Saturday on the following dates:
    - April: 25
    - May: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
    - June: 06, 13, 20, 27
    - July: 04, 11, 18, 25
    - August: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
    - September: 05, 12, 19, 26
    - October: 03, 10

    (Subject to availability)

  • Optional Extras:

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

What's Included:

  • Itinerary:
  • Route A150 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

On arrival in Split you will be transferred to the harbour, where embarkation will begin at 13.00. After you get settled in your cabin you will attend a Welcome Reception, followed by a dinner on board in the evening.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Split- Stari Grad

Day 2 | Sunday

The cruise will be stopping in Bol, a small town on the island of Brac, where you can enjoy an optional swim at the Golden Horn, weather permitting. Enjoy a nice swim along the 530m golden pebble beach, which is known to be best the best in Croatia. At lunchtime you will return to the boat for a bite to eat before heading to Hvar island. Your evening is free to explore Stari Grad.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Stari Grad - Hvar – Korcula

Day 3 | Monday

In the morning you will depart Hvar setting sail for Korcula, enjoying a swimming stop along the way and lunch on board. In the afternoon you arrive in Korcula, the birthplace of explorer Marco Polo, for a walking tour of the fortified town. Your evening is free to explore and enjoy dinner in the town’s restaurants


  • 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, with a panoramic bus ride and visit the Franciscan Monastery, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. You will have free time to explore the city, where you can explore the Old Town, take a cable car to Srd Mountain or a boat ride to Lokrum island. Overnight stay in Dubrovnik.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Dubrovnik - Mljet

Day 5 | Wednesday

On your way to Mljet island you can go for a morning swim, before you visit the famous salt lakes in the National Park and take a boat ride to St Mary Isle to visit the Benedictine Monastery, that dates back to the 12th Century. Mljet National Park includes five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). Your evening is free to spend in Mljet.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Mljet - Pucisca

Day 6 | Thursday

Enjoy a morning swim before sailing through lunch to arrive in Pucisca in the afternoon, a small town on the island of Brac. The town featured a steep-sided natural harbour and traditional Mediterranean architecture. In the evening you will enjoy the Captain’s dinner on board.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Pusisca - Omiš - Split

Day 7 | Friday

On arrival in Omis you will have the chance to book a short walking tour, followed by a small boat ride to the Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature area, before heading to the Radman Mills for a local specialty light snack. Following Omis you will set sail for Split, with a short stop along the way to have a swim and relax, weather permitting, and enjoy lunch on board. In the afternoon, on arrival in Split, you will take a guided tour of the city listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You evening is free to enjoy and discover Split.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Split (Disembark)

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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