Explore Croatia's picturesque islands and cultural cities on this Southern Croatia deluxe all-gay cruise itinerary and discover Split, Hvar, Trstenik, the Elaphites, Dubrovnik, Mljet National Park, Korçula and Pucišca.
A unique small ship gay cruise on the lavishly designed new deluxe MS Zeus. Cruise along the charming Dalmatian coastline and islands, indulge all your senses, explore inspiring destinations, fishermen’s villages and small and cosy restaurants on shore for tasting local Adriatic cuisine and nightlife.
With only 38 passengers on board, this is a relaxing gay cruise experience within a very friendly atmosphere. Intention of this cruise is to show beauty of Croatia islands and thousand year old cities and their rich history, to present Croatian lifestyle and heritage.
The Itinerary is carefully prepared in order to give you right enough time to experience current history, sufficient time to undertake your own explorations of medieval towns and islands and have time for sightseeing, wine tastings, enjoy island’s dinner at cosy restaurants...
Enjoy seven unforgettable days cruising on the Southern Adriatic Sea and hop from one island to another with this small ship cruiser. Relax and let the captain, the crew and our tour manager, take care of you. Mornings you can relax on spacious decks and sunbathe or refresh yourself in the Adriatic Sea. Afternoons and evenings are carefully planned for you to explore Croatia's finest destinations with local experts.
During this amazing gay cruise you will have the opportunity to visit the various gay and nudist beaches of the beautiful islands. Naturism is authorised on the sundeck, except when we are docked in the port.
Charming Croatia Deluxe Gay Cruise 2023 Itinerary
Day 1 - Saturday, May 27, 2023
Bok! Welcome at the airport of Split (SPU), and transfer to the port.
Split, this ancient city developed around the Roman Diocletian's Palace, built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian over 1,700 years ago. The emperor had this impressive palace built to be able to spend the last years of his life after his abdication here. Diocletian's Palace and many other monuments from Roman times have been preserved in very good condition. The palace is unique in the world, as it has been inhabited for 1700 years. The famous cathedral is located in the palace and was built on top of the mausoleum of Emperor Diocletian. It was named after the patron saint of Split, Hl. dujam. Various events with local music and dance take place in the preserved parts of the palace and in the palace cellars.
Embarkation is possible throughout the day. Passengers arriving in the morning will have access to their cabins from 1pm, but can also leave their luggage on board earlier. You can visit Split's historic center (Unesco World Heritage Site) on your own. This maze of narrow medieval streets full of restaurants and street cafés is very pleasant. The ship always docks in the heart of each city, so you can come and go as you please.
In the evening a welcome dinner is served and the crew is introduced by our Cruise director.
Overnight stay in Split.
Day 2 - Sunday, May 28, 2023
Split / Jelsa (Island of Hvar)
After breakfast, the ship sails to the island of Hvar, one of Croatia's most beautiful and famous islands and meeting point of the international jet set. Before lunch, the captain casts anchor in a sheltered bay for a refreshing swim stop.
Just before lunch, we offer a welcome cocktail where you can meet the captain, crew, and your fellow passengers.
After lunch, we sail on to the island of Hvar, where we moor at the small port town of Jelsa in the central part of the island of Hvar. Short bus transfer to Hvar town and guided sightseeing with a local guide.
After sightseeing free time in Hvar and transfer back to the ship. The ship remains docked in the charming town of Jelsa throughout the evening and night.
Day 3 - Monday, May 29, 2023
Jelsa / Trstenik (Peljesac)
After breakfast, it's time for a swimming stop in a beautiful bay and then we sail on to the beautiful bay of Trstenik.
After lunch on board, we reach the picturesque village of Trstenik on the Pelješak peninsula. This part of Croatia is still little visited by tourists, which is a pity because this peninsula has so much beauty to offer. True gourmets can indulge themselves here.
Peljesac is famous for its wine and oysters. There are more than 3,000 hectares of vineyards and olive groves on the Pelješac peninsula. Wine production goes way back to the time when it was introduced by the Greeks. The soil here is very fertile and well-exploited. Wine is therefore made all over the island. Optional visit to one of Croatia's most famous wine cellars, Vinarija Grgic.
In the evening, enjoy a leisurely dinner in one of the many charming restaurants ashore. Free evening and overnight in Trstenik.
Day 4 - Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Trstenik / Elafiti Islands / Dubrovnik
After breakfast, we sail past the beautiful Elafites, an archipelago with numerous uninhabited islets. Of course, a swimming stop is provided at this beautiful spot. Lunch on board.
Shortly after noon we reach Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic" and one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the world (Unesco World Heritage Site). Tour the city with an experienced local guide, enjoying the breathtaking views of the old town. Afterwards, explore the many alleyways, shops, and terraces of the traffic-free city centre on your own. A walk along the centuries-old city walls is highly recommended. From here you can admire the city in all its facets.
Overnight in Dubrovnik in the port of Gruž, 15 minutes by public transport from the old city centre.
Day 5 - Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Dubrovnik / Mljet National Park / Korcula
After breakfast, we sail to Mljet National Park, a beautiful nature reserve and also the most forested island in the entire Adriatic. The journey is breathtaking, as you sail between dozens of beautiful islets. After a swimming stop and lunch on board, we arrive in Mljet.
Visit the national park with the cruise director. Be sure to explore the salt lakes or take a walk through the beautiful Mediterranean forests. Particularly recommended is the islet "Saint Mary" in the middle of the island's large salt lake. Here you will find the remains of a Benedictine monastery from the 12th century.
After the visit, we return on board and sail further to the island of Korçula. The capital of the same name is completely walled and surrounded by water. During the city tour with our local guide, you will discover the old Venetian-style palaces and the small house where Marco Polo is said to have been born.
In the evening you will have time to dine freely in one of the many restaurants along the old city walls. Overnight stay in Korcula.
Day 6 - Thursday, June 01, 2023
Korcula / Pucisca (Island of Brac)
After breakfast departure for Pucišca, en route a swimming stop in a beautiful bay.
After lunch on board, we reach the picturesque village of Pucišca in the north of the island of Brac. Here you will find the authentic atmosphere of the Mediterranean and impressive architecture with white stone facades. Pucišca is then also known for its stone quarry. The special white stone found only here was used for the construction of the White House in Washington DC and the parliament building in Vienna, among others. As famous as the stone are Pucišca's stonemasons. They receive commissions all over the world to renovate historical buildings. For example, they have worked intensively for many years to build the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
In the afternoon, you will have time to explore the city on your own.
Captain's dinner* on board, followed by a party. Overnight at anchor, weather permitting.
Day 7 - Friday, June 02, 2023
Pucisca / Split
After breakfast, the MS Zeus departs for Split, the largest city in Dalmatia. The city has existed for more than 1,700 years and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. At the heart of the city is the perfectly preserved 'Palace of Diocletian', a Roman emperor who settled in Split in the 3rd century.
Split has a rich cultural life with numerous museums, the National Theatre, centuries-old churches, and archaeological sites, but it is also particularly pleasant in the many restaurants and bars in the narrow streets of the medieval city centre.
Guided city walk with our local guide and visit to Diocletian's Palace. Lunch on board.
Free afternoon and evening. Overnight stay in Split.
Day 8 - Saturday, June 03, 2023
Split / Departure
After breakfast on board, set off again to explore Split. Highly recommended is the colourful market where most locals do their shopping every morning.
Around noon, it is time to say goodbye to the MS Zeus.
Note: The order of visits may change depending on weather conditions and is at the captain's discretion. The swmming stops are also always weather-dependent to ensure the safety of the passengers.
Your Ship - Deluxe M/S Zeus
MS Zeus is 50m long, 8,8 m wide luxury yacht-like ship that will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Croatian Coast. Built for the season 2019 with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, guaranteeing an intimate cruise for all guests.
The vessel has 19 exquisite cabins and a maximum capacity of 40 passengers.
8 standard deck cabins (14-16m˛), 11 main deck cabins (13-16m˛) of which 1 cabin on the captain's deck (14m2).
Closed Circuit Video surveillance, complete navigation equipment, fire alarm, smoke detectors, life rafts and tenders are there for your personal safety.
Extra-large fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant on the upper deck, with separate bar and lounge area, big screen LCD TV, corner table for buffet breakfast, free Wireless Internet, loud-speakers and audio-system for announcements by the Captain or the cruise manager, beautiful large windows for complete passenger’s satisfaction.
Outside fully covered terrace with sitting area, tables and chairs.
The terrace can be closed with a tarpaulin (in case of winds) but usually it's open for a breathtaking “sea view”.
The ship has a swimming platform, 2 ladders with handholds for an easy access to the water and two outdoor showers and public toilettes.
On the high deck is a sun deck that covers 390 m2 with sun-beds, while part of a sun deck is shaded for passengers’ comfort. Here you can enjoy our Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi designed to ensure an unforgettable cruise.