10 Best Adriatic Sea Cruises 2023/24

Struggling to decide which of our epic Croatia small ship cruises is best for you? Here we have picked out our top 10 sailings for the 2023/24 season. 

Our cruises take you through the blissful Adriatic sea, stopping at cruise ports both big and small, from the ancient cities of Dubrovnik and Split, to national parks and glittering islands. 

More information on all of these cruises can be found via the links provided. To discuss further, contact our dedicated Croatia Cruise specialists today. 

A list of our latest and best deals for the current season can be found here.

Split to Dubrovnik / Dubrovnik to Split

Split, Croatia
Dalmatian Coast Cruises

The perfect introduction to the beautiful country of Croatia, our 7-night Split to Dubrovnik (or vice versa) Adriatic cruises allow passengers to sail along the magnificent coast in our intimate ships. Along the way enjoy the many island jewels, city walking tours, wine tastings, and fine food. 

These two medieval seaside cities make for perfect bookends, providing travelers with the opportunity to explore the more than 1,600-year-old Diocletian’s Palace and finish in the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” wandering through the Gothic-Renaissance Sponza Palace and Rector’s Palace, spotlighted in the hit TV series, “Game of Thrones.”

7 nights Split to Dubrovnik – Deluxe Balcony – via Sibenik & Krka

7 nights Split to Dubrovnik – Deluxe Balcony – via Trogir

7 nights Split to Dubrovnik – Superior – via Omis & Pucisca

Cruises from Split

Brac Island, Zlatni Rat Beach, Croatia

In the heart of the Adriatic coast, the Roman city of Split is the first port of call for many when embarking on a Croatia cruise. Many of our Croatia cruise ships begin and end their voyage here. If you start your cruise from Split, you’ll find it has a conveniently-positioned harbor just a few minutes walk from the Old Town, and you’ll see why the beautiful seaside metropolis is one of Croatia’s top places of interest and is listed as a UNESCO heritage site.

As many of our luxury cruises of the Dalmatian islands begin in Split, it is well worth spending some time in this stunning UNESCO World Heritage site. Our travel experts often help our clients organize a night or two in one of our favorite boutique hotels before our Split cruises. 

7 nights Split Return – Deluxe – via Brac

7 nights Split Return – Deluxe – via Sipan

Cruises from Opatija & Zadar

Opatija Waterfront
Zadar waterfront

Located in the northern part of Croatia is the coastal town of Opatija, approximately 18 kilometers from Rijeka. The eastern side of the town is bordered by the Adriatic Sea, and its sparkling blue waters, beautiful coastline, and local feel make it a wonderful destination from which to start your Croatia cruise.

Alternatively, board your cruise from Zadar in Northern Dalmatia. This elegant coastal city is the economic, political, and cultural center of the region and is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia. Our most popular route out of Zadar is our 7 night Zadar to Dubrovnik luxury cruise which showcases the sights in their full glory.

7 nights Opatija to Dubrovnik – Deluxe Balcony

Gulet Charter

Croatia Gulet Cruises
Gulet Libra, Croatia 6

The hand-picked gulet cruises we operate are perfect for 10-14 guests which are accommodated in the 5-7 modern double or twin cabins, all of which are fully air-conditioned and en-suite. Skippered by a professional crew including an onboard chef, meals are a focal point on our Croatia gulet cruises with outstanding gourmet cuisine. Meals are typically served on the vessel’s outdoor dining area, perfect for enjoying a delicious 3-course meal whilst watching the sunset in a secluded bay.

Our gulets are fully fitted with an abundance of water toys including stand-up paddleboards, snorkeling equipment, Jetskis, and direct access to the sea. The benefit of sailing on a smaller vessel is the ability to dock in hidden bays and enjoy uninterrupted swimming stops in crystal clear water. Guests who are looking to relax and top up their tans can relax on the expansive sundecks all of which are fitted with lounge areas and sunbeds. Many of the newer vessels also feature a Jacuzzi on the sundeck.

Yacht Charter

Yacht off Rab island, Croatia
Croatia Sailing Yacht Skipper

There are many options for yacht charter destinations and of course, our specialists can advise the right sailing experience for you. For example, some of our charter yachts in Croatia begin in the ancient city of Split, or the historic Old Town of Dubrovnik before setting out to explore the islands.

A week spent sailing the Croatian islands on a private yacht might include visiting popular gems like the cosmopolitan islands of Hvar with its lively nightlife, historic landmarks, vineyards, and lavender fields. Or you might moor your Croatia charter yachts in Korcula, with its storybook walled town, complete with gates, ramparts, and towers.

Our skippered charters also dock at less-visited islands that don’t get the attention they deserve, like Solta which provides the chance to experience authentic Croatian culture, still untouched by mass tourism.

Get the ball rolling on any of these fantastic cruise options by requesting a quote from our dedicated Croatia cruise specialists today. 

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