MS Providenca Cruise

The MS Providenca was commissioned in 2014 and underwent a refurbishment in 2020. This elegant cruising vessel is 47 metres long and features only 20 well appointed, en-suite cabins across its main, lower and upper decks as well as a “sun deck” with tanning chairs, a Jacuzzi and a separate shaded lounge area. Starting its journey from Split or Dubrovnik, the cruise will explore many of the most famous and iconic sights as well as many lesser-known traditional locations, depending on your choice of itinerary: the Dalmatian Islands Cruise or the Highlights of the South Adriatic.

Cruise Highlights:

  • 20 en-suite cabins
  • Optional guided excursions at ports of call
  • Complimentary tea & coffee throughout the day
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Half Board (Full board available)

  • Guide Price:

  • £1,935 Per Person
  • Price Based On: 2 adults sharing a 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 (Optional Full Board supplement from £215pp)

  • Cruise Category:

  • Luxury

  • Cruise Type:

  • Ocean Cruise

  • # of Cabins:

  • 20 en-suite cabins

  • Start / Finish:

  • Dalmatian Islands Cruise: Dubrovnik - Split
    Highlights of the South Adriatic: Split - Dubrovnik

  • Departures 2022:

  • This cruise departs on a Saturday on the following dates in 2022:

    Dalmatian Islands Cruise
    • June 25
    • July 9, 23

    Highlights of the South Adriatic
    • July: 2, 16, 30
    • August: 13

    (Subject to availability)

  • Optional Extras:

  • * Walking tour package – Price on request
    - Walking tour of Dubrovnik – including: guide, transfer
    - Walking tour of Korčula – including: guide
    - Walking tour of Split – including: guide
    - Walking tour of Hvar – including: guide
    - Pucisca Stonemasonry School – including: guide, entrance fee

    **Optional Excursions – Price on request:
    - Cetina river – including: guide, small boat transfer, snack
    - Mljet Island National Park – including: guide, entrance fee
    - Taste of Dalmatia – including: guide, transfer, wine tasting

What's Included:

  • Itinerary:
  • Dalmatian Islands Cruise or Highlights of the South Adriatic CruiseView Full Itinerary

  • Meals Included:
  • Welcome drink & snack, 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 3 Dinners.
    Complimentary coffee/tea & fresh fruit all day, afternoon snack.

  • Guide:
  • 9 crew members including a Cruise Manager

  • Cleaning Services:
  • Daily cabin cleaning service & Towels change every second day.

  • Excursions:
  • Excursion to Skradin and Trogir (Highlights of the South Adriatic)

  • 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


What's Not Included:

  • Tips:
  • Tips for guides and crew

  • Beverages:
  • Beverages other than included

  • Port Tax:
  • Port Tax of €45pp - payable locally

  • Entrance Fees:
  • Entrance fees to National Parks

  • Beach Towels:
  • Beach towel hire

Note: * The cruising route is subject to change at the discretion of the captain depending on weather conditions. Taxes and fees of €45pp are to be paid on board in cash. Entrance fees to the National Park, Cetina river trip, Taste of Dalmatia experience and tips are not included in the cost of your holiday. 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 Dubrovnik

Day 1 | Saturday

Embark onto your cruise any time after 14:00. On board you will be offered a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Director and crew and get familiar with the guidelines and safety procedures. In the evening, dinner will be served onboard and you will have an overnight stay in Dubrovnik.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Dubrovnik - Slano

Day 2 | Sunday

Enjoy your breakfast before joining the optional guided tour* of Dubrovnik Old Town. The tour will guide you through the city’s landmarks, where you will walk the streets that the cast and crews of Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood walked. Dubrovnik nobility and its sea captains admired the quaint town of Slano for their summer homes, which you have the chance to explore on your own or join our optional tour** to the town of Ston, known for its strong wines, ancient salt production and moist oysters and mussels.
*Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – optional walking tour package. **Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Slano - Mljet - Korčula

Day 3 | Monday

Breakfasts on board are always served with a view to savour. We then continue to the bountiful island of Mljet, whose national park is home to two salty lakes linked to the sea via a narrow canal. For those who enjoy exploring nature you can hike or cycle, or maybe kayak to the center of the lake, with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Alternatively, you can take part in our optional excursion. From there you will visit Korčula, the supposed home of world-renowned traveller Marco Polo, which will thrill you whether you are exploring on your own or in an optional walking tour*. Overnight stay in Korčula.
*Korčula walking tour – optional walking tour package ** Optional excursion: Mljet National Park


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Korčula - Pucisca (Brac)

Day 4 | Tuesday

In the morning we say goodbye to easy-going Korcula and sail to neighbouring Brač, renowned as 'the home of Croatian marble'. You’ve probably seen this ultra-quality limestone already, perhaps on the front of the White House in Washington DC or the Bundestag in Berlin, but the optional tour* to the still-operating stonemasonry school in Pučišća provide the opportunity for you to learn more about the shaping and working of this famed stone. In the afternoon you can join us on our optional excursion to Bol.** Dinner and overnight in Pučišća.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Pucisca (Brac) - Hvar - Vis

Day 5 | Wednesday

Enjoy breakfast with a view and a morning sail to Hvar, officially the sunniest of 1200 Croatian islands. This jet-set fave is also the island with the most UNESCO-listed heritage in the world, so you might want to consider joining our optional guided tour*. In the afternoon, hop over to the island of Vis, the most distant from the coast of all the inhabited Croatian islands. Closed off to the public for the larger part of the 20th century for its role as an important Yugoslav military base, Vis and its nature remain incredibly preserved even today. Dinner onboard and overnight in Vis.
*Optional excursion: Vis.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vis - Sibenik

Day 6 | Thursday

You will wake up to views of Vis town's waterfront, comprised of the newer, 19th-century harbour area, and the historic, medieval corner. Spanning two millennia, the array of heritage in this small settlement ranges from a Greek cemetery and Roman baths to an English fort and Yugoslav militia tributes. Join an optional guided tour to get an insight into the tumultuous history of Vis before setting sail towards the mainland. As we arrive in Šibenik, snatch a spot on the deck, as its stone waterfront nestled beneath the impressive St. Michael fort, remains a sight to behold. An optional walking tour* will introduce you to Šibenik’s great claim to Renaissance – both the one centuries ago, when the town’s Cathedral of St. James was constructed, and the present day, with the town gaining a reputation as one of Croatia’s upcoming gems. Experience its stone alleyways and great cuisine as you enjoyan evening on your own. Overnight in Šibenik.
*Walking tour of Šibenik – optional walking tour package


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Šibenik - Krka - Skradin - Split

Day 7 | Friday

When sailing along the Croatian coast, surpassing the beauty around you may seem like an impossible task but there are places on the Croatian mainland which surely parallel it, such as the Krka River and its stunning estuary. A coach trip brings you to the small town of Skradin, the gateway to the Krka National park. With its wild waterfalls and inspiring, serene lakes, the park is definitely worth a visit before heading back to the seaside to visit the gem of Trogir, a petite island bridged to the mainland. A showcase of stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage, Trogir has been protected by UNESCO, just like its bigger neighbour and your next stop, the town of Split. Explore on your own or join our optional* Split walking tour to learn about Diocletian’s Palace, once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate and today a lively city centre. Dinner on board and overnight in Split.
*Split Walking Tour – optional walking tour package. **Optional excursion: Taste of Split.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark In Split

Day 8 | Saturday

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


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Embarkation in Split

Day 1 | Saturday

You can embark on the cruise after 14:00. On arrival you will be offered a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Director and crew so that you can get familiar with the guidelines and safety procedures. Your will offered dinner onboard and an overnight stay in Split.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Split - Sibenik (Trogir & Skradin)

Day 2 | Sunday

When sailing along the Croatian coast, surpassing the beauty around you may seem like an impossible task but there are places on the Croatian mainland which surely parallel it, such as the Krka River and its stunning estuary. A coach trip brings you to the small town of Skradin, the gateway to the Krka National park. With its wild waterfalls and inspiring, serene lakes, the park is definitely worth a visit before heading back to the seaside to visit the gem of Trogir, a petite island bridged to the mainland. A showcase of stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage, Trogir has been protected by UNESCO, just like the Cathedral of St. James at your next stop, the town of Sibenik. An optional walking tour* will introduce you to Šibenik’s great claim to Renaissance – both the one centuries ago, when the town’s Cathedral of St. James was constructed, and the present day, with the town gaining a reputation as one of Croatia’s upcoming gems. Experience its stone alleyways and great cuisine as you enjoyan evening on your own. Overnight in Šibenik.
*Split Walking Tour – optional walking tour package. **Optional excursion: Taste of Split.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sibenik - Vis

Day 3 | Monday

Enjoy the stunning waterfront of Šibenik as you navigate down the narrow channel of St. Anthony out to the open seas. Today you will sail to the island of Vis. You’ll recognize its main settlement, the town of Vis, by numerous masts crisscrossed over the image of its seafront facades. Comprised of the newer, 19th-century harbour area, and the historic, medieval corner, the past of Vis spans over two millennia, hence the colourful array of heritage in this small settlement ranges from a Greek cemetery and Roman baths to an English fort and Yugoslav militia tributes. Join an optional guided tour** to get an insight into the tumultuous history of Vis and some ideas for what to do with your evening evening. Overnight in Vis.
**Optional excursion: Island of Vis. **Optional excursion: Mljet National Park, free time in the National park.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vis - Hvar - Pucisca

Day 4 | Tuesday

Enjoy breakfast with a view and a morning sail to Hvar, officially the sunniest of 1200 Croatian islands. This jet-set fave is also the island with the most UNESCO-listed heritage in the world, so you may consider joining our optional guided tour*. Later, you will be able to compare this beauty with the lovely island of Brač, the "home of Croatian marble". You’ve probably seen this ultra-quality limestone already, perhaps on the front of the White House in Washington DC or Bundestag in Berlin, but the optional tour* to the still-operating stonemasonry school in Pučišća provides the opportunity to learn more about shaping this stone for eternity. In the afternoon you can join us on our optional excursion to Bol.** Overnight Pučišća.
*Hvar Walking tour – optional walking tour package; *Stonemasonry School in Pucisca – optional walking tour package. **Optional excursion: Bol and Wine Tasting.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Pucisca - Korčula

Day 5 | Wednesday

In the morning we hop over to Korčula Island, one of the largest in the Adriatic, known for its signature lush dark forests. You’ll know Korčula was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues which stare at you from the town’s facades and gates, intertwined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. The alleged home of the world renowned traveler Marco Polo is bound to charm you whether you explore on your own or as part of an optional walking tour*. Overnight in Korčula.
*Korčula Walking tour – optional walking tour package


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Korčula - Mljet - Slano

Day 6 | Thursday

Continue to another green island, this time Mljet. The national park on the island is home to two saltwater lakes connected to the sea via a narrow canal. Nature lovers will get a thrill from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking to the small islet in the center of the lake, with its charming 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Alternatively, join our optional excursion** – but whatever you do, make sure you set foot on Mljet! Enjoy a refreshing dip before setting sail back to the mainland and the small settlement of Slano. In the vicinity of Slano, the petite town of Ston claims its fame for many things gourmand: potent wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. Our optional Taste of Dalmatia tour** highlights all these treasures, but you can also just relax in Slano, where we are docked overnight.
**Optional excursion: Mljet National Park; **Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Slano - Dubrovnik

Day 7 | Friday

Take in the last of Slano over breakfast before we set sail to Croatia’s southernmost gem and the renowned hotspot, Dubrovnik. Glimpse its beauty as we sail beneath the mighty City Walls, much in the same way its enemies and allies used to, before dropping anchor in the port of Gruž. The optional walking tour* of Dubrovnik Old Town takes you by the world-famous landmarks, strolling down the same streets that the cast and crews of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood walked. Whatever you might consider to be the town’s main draw, Dubrovnik’s city walls and its courteous spirit will swiftly transport you back in time to when this was an independent republic which successfully rivalled the Venetians. Enjoy an evening of romance, glitz and glam, as you will be staying in Dubrovnik overnight.
*Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer – optional walking tour package


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark in Dubrovnik

Day 8 | Saturday

Enjoy one last sea view breakfast before disembarking the ship by 9:00am for your return transfer or to extend your holiday.


  • 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 €45pp are to be paid on board in cash. Entrance fees to the National Park, Cetina river trip, Taste of Dalmatia experience and tips are not included in the cost of your holiday. 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:

There are 20 en-suite cabins on board this ship, all of which feature air conditioning, LCD TV, cupboard, power plugs, a window or porthole and an en-suite shower and WC. Double and Twin cabins are available. Towels are changed every second day; bed linen is changed twice a week. Additional towels and bed linen are available on request and at a charge (payable locally).


Cuisine:

Half board: breakfast buffet, lunch except on Day 1, Day 4 and 5 when dinner is included

Welcome drink and snack

Complimentary ½ litre bottle of water during meals (lunch and dinner)

Complimentary coffee/tea all day long

Complimentary fresh fruit all day long

Complimentary snack during the afternoon


Entertainment:

Bar serving local and international drinks with LCD TV


Leisure Facilities:

Sun deck with tanning chairs

Shaded lounge area with sofas


Special Facilities:

FREE WiFi

Deck showers


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