Desire Cruise Ship, Croatia

Great value for money

“Heather the cruise manger was super knowledgeable and helpful. We would definitely recommend this cruise ship!”

Rita O, United States United States
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    • Buffet breakfast and 4-course lunches
    • Sun deck with comfortable loungers and hot tub
    • Wi-Fi on board

For an incredible summer trip sailing around Croatia, join the M/S Desire. She offers 4 or 8-day itineraries exploring the Dalmatian Coastline. Travel comfortably with tastefully decorated surroundings and modern amenities onboard the luxury floating boutique hotel. Each spacious cabin features double or single beds, individually controlled AC, LCD TV, and a private en-suite bathroom with warm water showers. Since Desire has more than one bedding option, please note your preference in the special request field.

Daily buffet breakfast and 4-course lunches are served in the main-deck restaurant with ample seating for all guests. There is also an al-fresco dining area and open terrace, perfect for enjoying the sea breeze and stunning surroundings with a morning coffee or afternoon cocktail. The sun deck has comfortable loungers and a hot tub for soaking up the sun and relaxing in-between island stops.

Days are spent island-hopping throughout the Adriatic Sea and stopping off at pristine bays for swim-stops, exploring local villages, beach walks, and sampling the local cuisine. The 3-night itineraries are perfect for anyone who wants to explore the Dalmatian Coastline comfortably. The longer itineraries allow guests to see the true beauty of Croatia without a long car or bus journey.

Book online today to start planning your small-ship cruise aboard the MS Desire yacht in Croatia.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Half-Board Meal Plan, Special Dinner, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Port Fees (60-70 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Hotel Transfer (20-130 EUR per activity), Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Beach BBQ, Beach Towels, Deck Towels.

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

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Vegan Options
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine

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, German, French, and Spanish.

Gear Rental

There is equipment available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2017
  • Year renovated 2017
  • Length 48m
  • Beam 86 m
  • Top speed 95 knots
  • Cruising speed 9 knots
  • Max guests 40
  • Number of cabins 19
  • Tenders yes

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Crew trained in first aid

Desire Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Rita O
  • United States United States
An excellent way to see the islands of Croatia

Heather the cruise manger was super knowledgeable and helpful. We would definitely recommend this cruise ship!

Recommended for
The itinerary was great
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Richard W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Croatia 7 day trip aboard Desire *****

Swim stops every day The food on board. All the different islands we visited The people on board The cleanliness and space within the cabin

Recommended for
Food, people on board & the islands we visited.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jennifer P
  • Australia Australia
Sundeck experience sensational!!!

Starting on the sundeck cabin was so special. Swimming in the Adriatic was memorising. Great food really exceptional quality and great variety. Overnight stops were just beautiful.

Recommended for
Sundeck cabin. Daily swim stops. Superb food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ann F
  • Australia Australia

A beautiful trip. Croatia is now very expensive due to the Euro, however, this was a stunning way to experience the coast. 5 star dining - Great quality, quantity and presentation although it would be nice to feature more local produce and cuisine rather than provide generic western style courses. Great crew and itinerary. Wine excursion at Korcula - beautiful setting; great cheese and prosciutto, however, wine was disappointing.

Recommended for
Superb cruise boat; great mix of guests; great service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Graeme A
  • Australia Australia
Exceptional ship, cruise highlights were swimming each day and the tours of the islands, Split and Dubrovnik.

Delicious meals, stunning scenery, everything was wonderful.

Recommended for
Ship, swimming, tours.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ben F
  • Belgium Belgium
Great experience, beautiful ship, great people and atmosphere.

Food, friendships, landscape,

Recommended for
Fun, beauty, magic
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ann Kristin Kilen O
  • Norway Norway

So many things, but The swimstops and Hvar was great

Recommended for
Food, cabin size, clean
  • 10 Exceptional
  • zoe S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing trip, treated like royalty, crew impeccable, would highly recommend this ship

The island and town of Hvar The food onboard The people that we met and will stay friends with

Recommended for
The people, the food and the sights
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sandrine M
  • France France
Amazing! Many joyful memories created

Everything was a highlight. A wonderful mix of nature, activities and culture. Great onboard crew

Recommended for
Mix of activities, ship and staff
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Aniruddha D
  • India India
Fantastic experience!

Croatia in general was amazing! Great architecture and history. Super friendly people.

Recommended for
friendly crew, clean cabins and swim stops