Crew in the rigging with sails rolled up on the ship Sea Cloud sailing ship under blue skies in the Mediterranean.
Warm wood side of Sea Cloud sailing ships where excess from various rope lines is coiled around wooden posts.
Guests take photos from the ship Sea Cloud at full sail under clear blue skies in the Mediterranean.
Wooden Windjammer sailing ship Sea Cloud with white hull & all sails unfurled sits on anchor above deep blue sea in Croatia.
A group of Klapa Singers & musicians in black pants, white shirts & red vests, seen on the Croatia Under Sail small ship cruise.
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Croatia Under Sail: Dubrovnik, Split & Zadar Aboard the Sea Cloud Fleet

Set sail aboard the incomparable Sea Cloud fleet as you trace the scenic coast of Croatia, exploring the cities, cultures and cuisine that left a lasting influence on Central Europe. Step into ancient walled cities like Zadar, Rovinj and Dubrovnik, rife with relics that tell stories of centuries-old wars and empires. Sip on locally-made wines from family-owned vineyards and savor regional culinary delights in charming coastal towns.

This cruise offers a laundry list of takeaways. Bask in the romance of tall ship sailing as you cruise the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea among picturesque isles. Discover ancient ruins, centuries-old architecture and several UNESCO World Heritage sites that narrate the story of Croatia’s past. In Pula, discover the impressive amphitheater built in the first century A.D.—the only remaining Roman amphitheater to have four side towers entirely preserved. Learn about the rich history of Vis island, from its traditional falkušas—boats used in Europe’s oldest regatta—to Tito’s once-secret Cold War tunnels. And witness a traditional Moreska sword dance performance on Korčula and enjoy a traditional peka lunch at a family-owned winery in Komiža.

Sail Croatia’s idyllic coast aboard 58-guest Sea Cloud or 94-guest Sea Cloud II, each an exclusive charter based on the historic windjammer Sea Cloud. Relax aboard your romantic tall ship while crew members climb the rigging and hoist the sails. Cruise alongside a team of expert guides who reveal the awesome history, culture and nature of the region.

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Itinerary

Croatia Under Sail: Dubrovnik, Split & Zadar Aboard the Sea Cloud Fleet Itinerary

These 9-day sailings operate round-trip from Split, Croatia, with visits south to Dubrovnik and north to Rovinj.

Route map of Croatia Under Sail Aboard the Sea Cloud Fleet cruise, round-trip from Split with visits to Rovinj, Pula, Zadar. Hvar, Komiza, Dubrovnik & Korcula.
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Day 1
Embark Split, Croatia

Arrive in Split and embark the ship in the late afternoon.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad, Sea Cloud II: Lindblad

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
At Sea

Gather on deck for a play-by-play description of the crew in the rigging and the action of setting square sails, staysails and jibs as the ship shows her full glory. Relax with a book on deck and enjoy delicious meals and complimentary drinks. This evening, enjoy the captain’s welcome cocktail hour and dinner.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad, Sea Cloud II: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
Rovinj & Pula

Go ashore in Rovinj, once one of the most important cities in the Venetian Empire, and travel inland to Pula. Settled by an ancient Illyrian tribe, it reached the height of its power under Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus. Venture to its well-preserved amphitheater, built by Emperor Vespasian in the first century A.D. and believed to have held around 20,000 spectators. Drive through olive groves and vineyards to the San Tommaso Relais & Winery, sample award-winning vintages and hear tales of when the region was ruled by the Austro-Hungarian empire. After lunch aboard the ship, venture into Rovinj’s charming old town set on a tiny peninsula that was an island until 1763. Walk the cobbled streets, peruse the local open-air market and see sites that illustrate the city’s close ties with Venice.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad, Sea Cloud II: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Zadar & At Sea

Arrive in Zadar this morning, the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia. Explore its defensive walls, gates and bastions,  developed during the 16th century to thwart Ottoman incursions. Stroll the ruins of the ancient Roman Forum and visit St. Mary’s Church, a Benedictine convent dating back to the 11th century. Here, have an opportunity to meet some of the resident nuns who serve as caretakers of the church and the adjoining treasury, which houses priceless ecclesiastical artifacts of Byzantine and Venetian craftsmanship and an extensive collection of relics. Enjoy an afternoon at sea as you sail to Hvar.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad, Sea Cloud II: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Hvar & At Sea

At the height of Venetian rule, Hvar was the region’s most prosperous center. Set off on a walking tour along the waterfront and inside the delightful walled city. Visit the 15th-century Franciscan monastery, the arsenal and Croatia’s oldest active theater. If you choose, hike up to the citadel for spectacular views of the island and the azure Adriatic beyond. Before setting sail toward Komiža this afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a swim from one of the island’s picturesque beaches.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad, Sea Cloud II: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Komiža

One of the outermost of Croatia’s many islands, Vis was ruled successively by the ancient Greeks, Romans, Venetians, Austrians and Italians. It became a central Yugoslav military base during World War II and only opened to tourists in the 1990s, making it less developed and less populated than many of its neighbors. Set out on a walking tour of the fishing town of Komiža, and see the traditional sailing vessels called falkušas, which have been used here since the 16th century. Hear about age-old regattas originally designed to keep pirates at bay, take in expansive views from the rugged interior and visit a family-owned winery for a tasting. See the extensive tunnels where Yugoslav resistance leader Josip Broz Tito hid troops and weapons at the end of World War II and into the Cold War, and venture to hillside barracks and hidden bunkers.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad, Sea Cloud II: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
Dubrovnik

Spend the day exploring Croatia’s most renowned showplace, Dubrovnik—a UNESCO World Heritage site considered one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the world. Get thoroughly introduced to this “Pearl of the Adriatic,” and later, enjoy a private performance of traditional Croatian klapa music before an evening sail to Korčula.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad, Sea Cloud II: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
Korčula & At Sea

Anchor at the island port of Korčula, one of the most beautiful medieval towns in the Balkans. Visit the town’s sites and see the house some believe is Marco Polo’s birthplace. Take some time to enjoy the waterfront, including a swim from the beach. Later, experience a Moreska sword dance performance, one of Korčula’s proudest traditions dating back to the 15th century. Spend the afternoon under sail and enjoy the captain’s farewell dinner as you make your way to Split.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad, Sea Cloud II: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 9
Disembark Split, Croatia

Disembark in Split this morning and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard ship; meals as indicated; beer, wine & full bar; excursions; services of expedition leader, historian, naturalist staff and expert guides; all port charges and service taxes; basic WiFi (enhanced and premium packages available for purchase). Gratuities for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens.

Exclusions

Immigration fees; air transportation; extensions; meals not indicated; reserve wines & premium spirits; gratuities for all departures of Delfin II, Endeavour II, Islander II, Venture, Quest, Sea Bird and Sea Lion; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 15% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special payment terms apply for groups of 8 or more; inquire for details. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – 100% of deposit**
119 to 90 days – 50% of total trip cost
89 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
**Advance payments will be credited in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate, valid for 12 months from the date of cancellation, and which may only be applied towards final payment on any future booking.

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Croatia Under Sail cruise begins and ends in Split, Croatia (SPU). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Split by 4:00pm on Day 1 of the itinerary. Disembarkation is after breakfast on the final day of the outlined itinerary. Plan flights to depart Split no earlier than 12:00pm Noon on the final day. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page. 

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include a tasting, a dance performance, Zodiac and small craft cruises, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, yoga and stretching, hiking, cultural and historical site visits, city tours and guided walks.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the guides’ discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

Rates are variable per remaining availability and are subject to change.

May 28 - Jun 05, 2025
Sea Cloud II: Lindblad • 9 days
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Jun 05 - Jun 13, 2025
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Jun 13 - Jun 21, 2025
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Aug 20 - Aug 28, 2025
Sea Cloud: Lindblad • 9 days
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Aug 28 - Sep 05, 2025
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Sep 05 - Sep 13, 2025
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Accommodations

Learn About the Small Ships on Your Itinerary

Motorsailer
Sea Cloud: Lindblad

The 58-guest Sea Cloud: Lindblad is the historic Marjorie Merriweather Post sailing yacht Sea Cloud, chartered by Lindblad Expeditions for select Caribbean and Mediterranean itineraries. Enjoy the grace and class of an extraordinarily elegant ship while relaxing in the casual atmosphere and informal style of expedition travel.

Motorsailer
Sea Cloud II: Lindblad

The 94-guest Sea Cloud II: Lindblad is a romantic tall ship with classic charm and modern comforts, chartered by Lindblad Expeditions. This alluring three-masted barque captivates passengers and onlookers alike when her crew climbs the rigging and unfurls the sails.

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Current Deals on This Trip

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