MS Providenca Cruise

The MS Providenca was commissioned in 2014 and has undergone a refurbishment in 2018. This elegant cruising vessel is 47 metres long and features only 20 well appointed, en-suite cabins on its main and lower and upper decks as well as a “sun deck” with tanning chairs and a Jacuzzi and a separate shaded lounge area. Starting its journey from Zadar, Split or Dubrovnik, the cruise will explore Šibenik, Trogir, Split, Hvar, Korčula, Mljet and Slano, depending on your choice of itinerary; the Unforgettable Dalmatia, Adriatic Paradise Cruise or Dalmatian Islands cruise.

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:

  • £999 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:

  • Unforgettable Dalmatia: Zadar - Dubrovnik
    Dalmatian Islands: Dubrovnik - Omiš
    Adriatic Paradise: Split - Omiš

  • Departures 2020:

  • This cruise departs on a Saturday on the following dates in 2020:
    Unforgettable Dalmatia:
    - May 09
    Dalmatian Islands:
    - May 16
    Adriatic Paradise:
    - May: 23, 30
    - June: 06, 13, 20, 27
    - July: 04, 11, 18, 25
    - August: 01, 08, 15, 29
    - September: 05, 12, 19, 26
    - October: 03, 10

    (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:
  • Unforgettable Dalmatia Cruise, Dalmatian Islands Cruise or Adriatic Paradise 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 (Dalmatian Islands Cruise) and Excursion to Montenegro (Adriatic Paradise Cruise)

  • 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 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

Mljet – Korčula

Day 3 | Monday

You will then continue the bountiful island of Mljet. The national park on the island is home to two salty lakes linked to the sea via a narrow canal. For those who enjoy exploring nature you can take up hiking or cycling, possibly kayaking to the center of the lake, with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. On the other hand, join our optional excursion. Alternatively, you can take part in our optional excursion. From there you will visit Korčula. The supposed home of the world-renowned traveller Marco Polo will thrill you whether you are exploring it 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 - Hvar – Vis

Day 4 | Tuesday

Feast on an appetizing breakfast with a view before heading to Hvar, officially the sunniest of Croatia’s islands. The island features the most UNESCO-listed heritage sites, so we recommend joining our optional guided tour*. Encompassed by the new 19th-century harbour area, and the historic, medieval part, Vis’ history spans over two eras, resulting in a mesh of heritages, from a Greek cemetery and Roman baths to an English fort and Yugoslav militia tributes. Join an optional guided tour* to learn about the wonderful Vis. Overnight stay in Vis. *Hvar walking tour – optional walking tour package


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vis – Sibenik

Day 5 | Wednesday

You will rise in the morning to the Vis town waterfront, comprised of the newer, 19th-century harbour area, and the historic, medieval corner. Spanning over two millennia, the array of heritage in this small settlement might not surprise, ranging from a Greek cemetery and Roman baths to an English fort and Yugoslav militia tributes. Join an optional guided tour* to get insight into the tumultuous history of Vis before setting sail towards the mainland. Arriving in Šibenik, grab a spot on the deck, as its stone waterfront, beneath the remarkable St. Michael fort, continues to be a sight to observe. An optional walking tour* will introduce you to Šibenik’s great claim to Renaissance –when the town’s Cathedral of St. James was built. See its stone alleys and experience its great cuisine in an evening on your own. Overnight in Šibenik. *Walking tour of Šibenik – optional walking tour package ** Optional excursion: Vis


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sibenik- Krka – Skradin-Split

Day 6 | Thursday

Discover the Krka River and the small town of Skradin via coach tour. From there you will visit Trogir, a small island linked to the mainland. During your time there you will witness the most stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage. Later that day you will travel to Split to explore the city on your own or join our optional walking tour*. We strongly recommend you visit the Diocletian Palace. Initially planned as his retirement estate, today it is the dynamic city center of Croatia’s second largest city. Dinner will be served on board and an overnight in Split. *Split walking tour – optional walking tour package


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Split – Pučišća - Omis

Day 7 | Friday

From there you will head to the beautiful island Brač, known as the home of ‘the Croatian marble’. This excellent quality of limestone can be seen 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 offers you the chance to learn more about it. On return to the mainland you will journey to Omiš, right at the mouth of Cetina River. Here you can explore the Cetina River canyon in a boat excursion*. Overnight stay in Omiš. *Stonemasonry School in Pucisca – optional walking tour package **Optional excursion: Cetina river


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Omiš (Disembark)

Day 8 | Saturday

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


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Embarkation in Zadar

Day 1 | Saturday

On arrival at Zadar you may embark on the ship anytime after 14.00, where you will be welcomed with a refreshing drink and snack, meet the Cruise Director and crew, before enjoying a lovely dinner on board, and overnight stay in Zadar.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Zadar - Sibenik

Day 2 | Sunday

After breakfast, you can join an optional waking tour of Zadar where your guide will take you to the Roman Forum, St. Donatus church and the St. Anastasia church. In the afternoon you will sail across Zadar to Sibenik, where you can also take part in an optional walking tour that will introduce you to the Cathedral of St. James. In the evening you can explore the town and its delicious cuisine. Overnight in Sibenik. *Zadar Walking tour – optional walking tour package *Sibenik Walking tour – optional walking tour package


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sibenik- Trogir- Split

Day 3 | Monday

On this day you will set sail from Sibenik via Trogir to explore the stunning and second largest city in Croatia, Split. On route you will have the chance to join an optional walking tour of Trogir and on arrival in Split you can either explore the city on your own or join an optional walking tour. Dinner is served on board and overnight in Split. *Trogir Walking tour – optional walking tour package *Split Walking Tour – optional walking tour package


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Split-Hvar

Day 4 | Tuesday

In the morning you have the chance to explore Split on your own or take an optional trip to the mainland, including visiting Omis, at the mouth of the Cetina River. You can even consider a boat excursion to the Cetina River. In the afternoon you will set sail to Hvar, for an optional guided tour. Overnight stay in Hvar. *Hvar Walking tour – optional walking tour package **Optional excursion: Cetina river


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hvar – Korcula

Day 5 | Wednesday

From Hvar you will set sail to Korcula, one of the largest of the Adriatic islands, known for its dense forests. During your time in Korcula you can venture on an optional walking tour to explore the sites and the towns. Overnight in Korcula. *Korčula Walking tour – optional walking tour package


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Korcula- Mljet- Slano

Day 6 | Thursday

On this day you will explore the island Mljet, with an optional excursion of the Mljet National Park. Enjoy a refreshing swim before heading back to the mainland in Slano where you will stop overnight. *Optional excursion: Mljet National Park


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Slano – Dubrovnik

Day 7 | Friday

In the morning you will have a chance to explore the many delights of Slano with a Taste of Dalmatia optional tour, before setting off for Dubrovnik in the afternoon. On arrival you can take an optional walking tour of the Old Ton and visit the many important landmarks it is known for. In the evening enjoy exploring the city’s many vibrant restaurants and bars. *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

Dubrovnik departure

Day 8 | Saturday

After your breakfast you will disembark the ship by 9am to either catch your flight back home or extend your 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 – Hvar – Korčula (Vela Luka)

Day 2 | Sunday

You will appreciate the wonders of the central Dalmatian coast. After breakfast, you can select to explore Split on your own or join an optional walking tour* of Split’s famous Diocletian Palace. Built to house the Roman Emperor, the Palace grew into a city after the Slavs abandoned the nearby Roman town of Salona. With the support of the local guide, you can learn the fascinating history. From there you will head off for Hvar, known for its lavender production, its wines and the Venetian aesthetics. You can join an optional guided walking tour of Hvar* or discover it on your own before going for a swim at Pakleni, the amazing neighbouring island. Lastly, a short sail away will take you to Vela Luka on Korčula Island, for dinner and overnight stay. *Split walking tour – optional walking tour package *Hvar town – optional walking tour package


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Korčula (Vela Luka) – Pomena in Mljet – Slano

Day 3 | Monday

The cruise captain will choose a quiet bay for you to enjoy a quick swim and begin your day. You will explore the scenic beauty of Korčula before heading off to Mljet. The national park features two salty lakes connected to the sea via a narrow waterway. The location is perfect for hiking or cycling, even kayaking to the small inlet in the centre of the lake, delightful with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Otherwise, you can join our optional excursion* – Your evening will be spent Slano, once revered by Dubrovnik sea captains. You may also enjoy strolling along the waterside. **Optional excursion: Mljet National Park, free time in the National park.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Slano – Dubrovnik

Day 4 | Tuesday

In the locality of Slano, you will find many wines, ancient salt production and moist oysters and mussels. Our optional tour the Taste of Dalmatia* highlights all these riches, but you can unwind in Slano before heading to Dubrovnik. Halfway through the journey you can enjoy a swim on Lopud Island before potentially joining an optional guided tour* of Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Enclosed by city walls, you can walk the same streets as the cast and crews of Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood. Enjoy an evening out on the town, as you will be staying in Dubrovnik overnight. *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

Dubrovnik – Excursion to Montenegro

Day 5 | Wednesday

In the morning, you will travel eastwards, past Konavle, crossing the border with Montenegro. The scenery is impressive, with snow-capped mountains impending over the Adriatic. Exploring Boka bay, its beauty will be beckoning. Discover the picturesque Perast with its picturesque seafront and Our Lady of the Rocks church positioned on a manmade island facing the town. From there, you will visit the UNESCO-listed town of Kotor. Following on from the guide’s introduction of the region you are free to explore on your own. Upon return, you will enjoy dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Dubrovnik – Elaphite Islands – Korčula

Day 6 | Thursday

The Elaphite archipelago awaits you with its appealing islands which were once a retreat for local seamen and for captains. You will get to explore three inhabited islands for a wander and a swim, before lunch on board on the way to Korčula. The supposed home of the world-renowned traveller Marco Polo is will charm you with its natural beauty whether you venture out on your own or in an optional walking tour*. Overnight in Korčula. *Korcula town walking tour – optional walking tour package


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Korčula – Brač – Omiš

Day 7 | Friday

Enjoy your breakfast as we set off from Korčula to the Pelješac peninsula and Hvar Island. You will be able to visit the home of ‘the Croatian marble’, the island of Brač. Its marble has appeared in many architectural masterpieces, including at 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 offers you an insight into how it is done. From there you can go on to explore the Cetina River canyon in a boat excursion*. Overnight in Omiš. *Stonemasonry School in Pucisca – optional walking tour package **Optional excursion: Cetina river


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Omiš – Split

Day 8 | Saturday

In the morning you will travel from Omiš to Split. After breakfast you will disembark by 9:00 AM.


  • 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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