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8 Day Martial Arts Cruise in Croatia: Train while Cruising the Adriatic Coast of Croatia
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Split - Bol - Hvar - Korcula - Dubrovnik - Mljet, Croatia

Cruise and Martial Art Training Croatia

Learn a complete fighting system while cruising along the beautiful Adrian isles of Croatia! Learn to defend yourself effectively with the fastest progress. Spend time training combined with all the amenities of a cruise. Join Vortex Control Defence Europe on this martial arts training cruise to train twice a day in a non-violent and friendly manner.

Meet the instructors

Knud & Seito
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  • 2 training sessions a day on the sun decks and islands
  • Learn a complete fighting system during a cruise in Croatia
  • 3 to four trainers for a maximum of 33 students will be your guides
  • Enjoy the luxury of a cruise, beautiful beaches, and islands of Croatia
  • 7 nights cruise from Split to Dubrovnik and back to Split
  • 6 lunches or dinner with three-courses
  • Daily breakfasts

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Japanese
Group size: Maximum of 11 participants
Airport transfer available:
Split Airport (US$35 per person)
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The Ship M/S PARADIS is 129 feet long, 28 feet wide, with a speed of 9 NM. It is a superior category vessel. It has fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant on the main deck with bar and LCD TV, two sun decks of 1,076 square feet, one of which has sun beds and tables. Electricity on board: 220V.

Ship amenities: salon / restaurant, bar, three outdoor showers, swimming platform, PA system, outdoor bar on the sun deck, jacuzzi, complimentary Wi-Fi.

The 20 cabins are all fully air-conditioned, with queen-size bed or twin beds with the possibility for an additional bed, cupboard, cabinet and window or porthole, bathroom.

Cabins include LCD TV (satellite system), safe box, bathrooms - toilet, shower, a washbasin, hairdryer, slippers, bathrobe.

Main deck: three double cabins, four twin cabins, three triple cabins (queen size bed + additional bed).

Lower deck: two double cabins, six twin cabins.


During this training, you will gain a better understanding of self-defense, the conduct of fighting, anatomy, control points, leverage, gravitational forces, acceleration, and body movement. You will become a more street-applicable martial artist. The philosophy is to give you as much knowledge and progress as possible during your stay.

About Vortex Control Defence Europe

The Vortex control system is a total control system incorporating scientific body weapons with unconditional workability in both attacks and defense. The formula allows a pre-emptive attack and defense, a much faster system of fighting than the conventional reaction response defenses. The system is not fancy and does not require any acrobatics in its moves. Anybody in any physical shape can gain from the classes. All body styles, any age at any skill level will find the training riveting, exhilarating, and intensely practical. After a seminar, everyone is able to use the obtained knowledge to defend themselves efficiently.


You will embark in Split from 1 p.m. The first training starts at 4 p.m. Afterward, a welcome dinner in the evening and a night’s accommodation on board. Afterward, your evening is free in Split.


Stop in Bol, a small town on Island Brac, with an optional swim after the first training session at the Golden Cape if weather permits, enjoy the 530 meters long golden pebble beach said to be the best in Croatia. It is unique as it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Then head to Hvar. Hvar is one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. The “Croatian Madeira” is also one of the longest islands stretching along the shores of Croatia. Your evening is free to explore Hvar on your own.


You will set sail for Korcula, with a swimming stop in one of the pristine bays after training and lunch onboard. Early afternoon arrival to Korcula, thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour through its narrow, cobbled streets full of history. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants. Late, you will have a small party on board.


In the morning sail to Dubrovnik, “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will have rest of the day at leisure to explore the Old town, for example, take the Cable car to Srd Mountain or a boat ride to Lokrum island.


Today, you will set sail for Mljet Island. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). This lovely island was supposedly a favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses! Your evening is free in Mljet.


Continue sailing to Pucišca, a beautiful little town on the island of Brac. Tonight, enjoy the captain’s dinner onboard.


You will depart for Omiš, its fortresses are silent stone reminders of the power and might of the infamous pirates who once made their homes and fortunes here. After visiting Omiš in the late afternoon, you will arrive at Split. The historical city center, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split.


Departure until 13:00.





The training will take place on the sun decks of the ship and on lovely beaches and islands. The cruise will depart from Split and end there. You will take the following route, with stops for training at beaches or swimming / snorkeling / exploration: Split- Bol - Hvar - Korcula - Dubrovnik - Mljet - Pucisca - Omis - Split. There can be changes in the route due to weather or steering for training places.



  • Boating
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Restaurant


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer


  • Captain`s dinner
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 6 lunches or dinners with three courses starting with the four-course welcome dinner on day one
  • 2 water 0.5 liters bottles per person per day
  • Complimentary fresh fruits available daily

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
  • Lactose Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Relaxing
  • Excursions on the islands

What's included

  • 2 times 2,5 - 3 hours training sessions a day
  • 7 nights cruise from Split to Dubrovnik and back to Split
  • Captain`s dinner
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 6 lunch or dinner with three courses starting with the four-course welcome dinner on day one
  • 2 water 0.5 liters bottles per person per day
  • Complimentary fresh fruits available daily
  • Luggage handling
  • Free Wi-Fi on board

What's not included

  • Drinks and extra meals on board
  • Airfare
  • Transfers to the ship
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Split Airport (SPU). Take a bus or taxi to the Split harbor dock 2.

Airport: Split Airport Airport transfer available: Split Airport (US$35 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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