The most frequent questions we get about our cruises and answers that work!
DEPARTING FROM SPLIT: Please see the map below for all the possible locations of your boat.
This is the main ferry harbour and port where the bus and train terminals are.
As the ships are arranged differently each Saturday according to directions from the Port Authority, we cannot give you a specific dock number so please refer to the map below for possible docking positions.
Your ship will have its name written on it. Most ships dock side by side and yours may be 2 or 3 boats back. To access your ship, please go onto the first boat and cross each one until you reach yours. Your ship will have a red GO CROATIA SAIL banner on one of its mast lines and a large sign on the side railings.
DEPARTING FROM DUBROVNIK:
Please see the map below for all the possible locations of your boat in Dubrovnik’s main harbour called GRUZ.
This is the main harbour and port close to the main bus terminal. As the ships are arranged differently each Tuesday according to directions from the Port Authority, we cannot give you a specific dock number so please refer to the map below for possible docking positions. Your ship will have its name written on it. Most ships dock side by side and yours may be 2 or 3 boats back. To access your ship, please go onto the first boat and cross each one until you reach yours. Your ship will have a red Go Croatia Sail banner on one of its mast lines and a large sign on the side railings.
DEPARTING FROM SPLIT: Check-in is from 11am to 12pm (noon). We aim to depart from Split at 1pm.
DEPARTING FROM DUBROVNIK: Official check-in is from 5pm. However, you can always come to the boat earlier and leave your luggage onboard from 11am until your cabin is ready (which is often before 5pm). Dinner is included from around 6.30pm onwards and the first overnight is in Dubrovnik port (Gruz).
FOR 4-DAY SPLIT TO DUBROVNIK: The boat docks into Dubrovnik in the afternoon the day before check-out and then overnights in Dubrovnik. Breakfast is from 7.30am onwards on the Tuesday/Friday and check-out must then be completed by 10am.
FOR 5-DAY DUBROVNIK TO SPLIT OR 8-DAY SPLIT RETURN: The boat docks back into Split in the afternoon the day before check-out and then overnights in Split. Breakfast is from 7.30am onwards on the Saturday/Tuesday and check-out must then be completed by 9am.
Most of our cabins can be suited to couples who would prefer a double, or twin beds (2 separate beds) for friends/relatives who don’t wish to share a bed. Please let us know your preference in advance as we are able to match preferences in 95% of requests!
Some cabins can also be made into triples (see question below).
Most of our boats have at least 2 or 3 triple cabins. On some boats (Classic Plus and Premier for example), three people can share one cabin – 1 person in a single bed and 2 in a double bed, bunk-bed style.
There is NO discount for triple shares but some groups prefer triple shares rather than the third person sharing a separate twin cabin with another passenger of the same gender (which is also an option).
Solo travellers can share a cabin with another solo traveller or person from another group. We only match people up of the same gender, and we can let you know at the time of booking if this is not possible due to passenger configurations. There is always the option of a single supplement as well (see below).
Yes, you can pay a single supplement. Our single supplement is 50% extra. You must book your single cabin in advance.
As the name suggests, our 20-35s cruises are for people in that age bracket, and are more lively than the other 2 categories. 20-35s can choose between Classic Plus, Premier and sometimes other higher category boats.
30-40s cruise are for people aged 30 to 40 who want more of a balance between socialising, sightseeing and relaxation. This cruise type is mainly on Premier Plus, Superior and some Premier boats.
Mixed-age cruises are multi-generational trips either for people over 39, families with older children (people over 39 travelling with children in their 20s, or teenagers for example) or people who want a cruise that is more relaxing than a 20-35s cruise. The youngest age acceptable on a mixed age is 18, and oldest is 69 (travellers in their 60s should be fit and mobile).
Every cabin has its own ensuite bathroom as standard. Our A-Category boats have a shower and toilet in a wet room style, whereas our Premier, Premier Plus and Superior boats have a separate fitted shower in the ensuite.
Every cabin has its own air-conditioning unit. The air-conditioning can be switched on or off as you please.
Above deck is on the main deck and lower deck is in the hull of the boat. There are advantages and disadvantages to both – lower deck cabins are more peaceful at night as you do not have other passengers walking past your cabin as much as the above deck cabins. Above deck cabins are brighter with more natural ventilation and most open out onto the sea.
We have a whole story about this in our Magazine: Should I choose above or below-deck?
You will have 2 meals everyday which consists of a continental breakfast with some cooked options (bread, spreads, tea, coffee, juice, with varieties of fruit, yoghurt, omelettes, sausages etc) throughout the week, and 3-course lunch (starters such as soups and salads, followed by meat/fish/pasta/rice dish and a dessert).
Please tell us about your special dietary requirements before your cruise starts and our onboard cook will do their best to cater for them.
We can cater for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free, lactose intolerant and many other travellers with specific diets.
You can’t bring your own food on board, apart from for special dietary requirements. This also applies to drink: drinks are not allowed to be brought on board (including water) as the boat runs its own bar on a tab system, and drinking water is provided.
Our boats do not have card facilities onboard. All payments for your bar tab can be made only by cash locally on your last day before you check out of the boat. The cash payment can be done in Euro.
Between 25 to 38 passengers, with 4 or 5 crew members.
We have 3 age categories: 20-35s, 30-40s and Mixed-age.
On the 20-35s cruises, most of our guests are obviously aged between 20 and 35.
The 30-40s group is balanced between 20-35s and Mixed-age, perfect for anyone in that age range.
Our Mixed-age group cruises are either for people over 39, families (people over 39 travelling with children in their 20s, or teenagers for example) or people who want a cruise that is “less lively” than an 20-35s cruise. The youngest age acceptable on a mixed age is 10, and oldest is 69 (travellers in their 60s need to be fit and mobile).
Most of our travellers are from English-speaking countries (UK, Ireland, Australia, NZ, South Africa, Canada, USA), EU countries (mostly Western Europe, Scandinavia) and others such as Israel and Brazil.
Please let us know as soon as you can and we will advise you on where to catch up with the boat.
If you miss a Split departure, it’s not too difficult to catch up with the boat later in the evening in Makarska.
For a Dubrovnik departure, the first night is in Dubrovnik’s main port (Gruz) so it is very easy to ensure you don’t miss the boat.
Personal spending money amounts obviously vary from person to person but as a general rule around 25 to 35 per Euros day can cover additional meals, drinks off the boat, ice-creams and optional entrances.
We strongly recommend taking out travel insurance before you go.
Our boats have power sockets in the cabins and in the salon area. They are European 2-pin sockets so don’t forget your adaptors if you need them!
We have a whole page on our website dedicated to getting to Croatia and Split or Dubrovnik. Please click on it here.
Some bathroom towels are provided but you should definitely bring your own beach towels.
We have a whole article about this in our website magazine here: What should I pack for my trip?
For Split, we recommend anywhere around the old town as that is very close to the port and bus station where you boat will be waiting.
For Dubrovnik, you can either stay around the old town for the convenience of being near that attraction, OR you can search for accommodation near GRUZ PORT (about 15-20 mins by bus from the old town), where your boat will be docked.