Ave Maria Cruise Ship, Croatia



  • Sun deck with hot tub
  • Guided walking tours and captain's dinner
  • Wi-Fi on board

The beautiful MV Ave Maria yacht offers luxury small-ship cruises in Croatia. She has a modern and bright interior and caters to just 38 passengers to offer a more intimate cruise. Social areas include a fully air-conditioned dining room - spacious enough to offer guests privacy, a bar & entertainment area with a TV, and a corner breakfast buffet table. On the upper deck, an open-air lounge area offers stunning views and a gorgeous sea breeze, leading up to the partially covered sun deck with loungers for all guests, plus a hot tub. The rear platform also has a mini-pool, outdoor showers, and ladders for easy water access. There are 19 modern cabins, each with a private en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, desk, closet, nightstands, small sofa, and a porthole window.

MV Ave Maria cruises and explore the stunning areas of the Dalmatian coastline, stopping at beautiful beaches for swimming and snorkeling, small villages for dinner with the locals, and exciting cities full of history and excitement. Cruises also include guided walking tours plus a captain's dinner.

Exploring the Adriatic Sea on a luxury small-ship cruise will create a fantastic holiday to remember.  Book online today to reserve your space aboard the MV Ave Maria.

This boat is part of the Katarina Line Cruises fleet.

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Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, National Park Fees, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Half-Board Meal Plan, Special Dinner, Land Excursions, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, WiFi internet.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Kayaks (47 EUR).

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Wine Available
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2017
  • Deck area sundeck 250 m2
  • Max guests 38
  • Number of cabins 19
  • Number of bathrooms 19
  • Tenders tender for 10 passengers

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Ave Maria Reviews

  • 9.7 Exceptional
  • 7 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Marina N
  • United States United States
Absolutely Amazing

Being able to see many islands in Croatia, with a small cruise ship in a luxury setting. New friends from around the world. The attention from the Crew and Cruise director with every detail to make this cruise a memorable one.

Recommended for
Luxury Experience to visit Croatia, Amazing Staff, Small Group
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Marie B
  • United States United States
Ave Maria Crew Makes this Cruise a "MUST"!

Mljet Island, the walk over to the NP and Lakes, bike around Lakes, Swim Intimacy and friendliness of everyone board made for fun group activities Korcula wine tasting adventure we did on our own

Recommended for
crew services; islands visited; swim stops and other opportunities to be active
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Murat S
  • Germany Germany
Great trip with superb ship and best crew ever

Learning about Croatial cultre, having swim stops in beautiful bays and Jacuzzi at night

Recommended for
Great tour guide, best crew and beautyful spots
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Alun J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great way to see Croatia

Mijet. The swimming stop near Split Great historical trip

Recommended for
Comfort of ship .. swimming stops.. great destinations every day
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ian S
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Above expectations

Our trip was one big highlight,this was our first cruise and didn’t really know what to expect but the great balance between very relaxing time and organised tours was ideal. Happy to recommend this cruise to anyone.

Recommended for
Size and comfort of boat. The outstanding meals. The friendly atmosphere
  • 10 Exceptional
  • John C
  • Australia Australia
The cruise was well organised and everything worked well.

The food was excellent and the facilities on board were of the highest order.

Recommended for
1. Crew on board. They were very accommodating.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Italy Italy
Fantastico experience

Dubrovnik Korcula Havar

Recommended for
Cabin food confort