Croatia Cruise Destinations
With Cruise Croatia, you can visit some of the country’s most beloved destinations, from ancient walled cities filled with medieval architecture, to lush island gems like Mljet, Korcula and Vis, perfectly made for island- hopping and small-ship cruising. Step back in time, wandering through UNESCO-protected Old Towns, delving into history, culture and traditional cuisine.
Diverse itineraries like intimate 7-night, one-way and round-trip excursions between Split and Dubrovnik, with a variety of popular stops in between, allow guests to enjoy countless treasures through expert-led tours and exciting adventures like snorkeling in secluded coves and paddling through crystal-clear turquoise waters. Cruise-Tour packages offer the perfect blend of cruising and land tours, like truffle-hunting in the Motovun Forest and visits to the neighboring countries of Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia, Italy or even Greece. The 13-day Cruise and Land, Dubrovnik to Venice features the romantic canals of Venice and the soaring Julian Alps, including magical Lake Bled and its fairytale-like castle.
The UNESCO-protected ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ hosts glistening marble streets lined with impressive medieval architecture enclosed by ancient walls. From the summit of Mount Srd, enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the stunning historic center and the island-dotted turquoise sea.
The alleged birthplace of Marco Polo is covered with pine forests, rich with vineyards and olive groves while boasting a glorious fortified Old Town often referred to as a “mini-Dubrovnik” with its alluring medieval squares and palaces.
Best-known for its UNESCO-listed 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace, a massive maze-like complex covering nearly half the Old Town, Split offers the ideal blend of traditional and modern, with dozens of bars, restaurants and shops enclosed by atmospheric medieval walls.
Sunny Hvar is a top spot for jet-setters with its high-end eateries serving fine traditional cuisine, opulent hotels and hopping nightlife while offering jaw-dropping scenery from beautiful beaches edged by aquamarine waters to fragrant lavender fields.
Brac Island is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia, Zlatni Rat, and is renowned for its stone quarries, some of which were used to build Washington’s DC’s White House and ancient Roman palaces.
Unspoiled Vis was hidden away from the public for years, formerly used as a military base. Featured in the popular film “Mama Mia,” today it offers one of the most authentic Croatian island experiences with lots of Old Mediterranean charms.
Lush Mljet Island is home to one of southern Dalmatia’s most important protected areas. Mljet National Park boasts stunning emerald lakes, dense forests and ruins of a 12th-century Benedictine monastery with opportunities to hike, cycle, swim and kayak.
The largest of the Elaphiti Islands, Sipan is a popular day trip from the Dubrovnik, a place where many prominent families from the city built grand palaces in the 15th and 16th centuries to enjoy as a chic summer retreat.
The medieval town of Trogir sits on a small island linked to the mainland by bridge. Its enticing streets bring awe-inspiring views of the well-preserved Kamerlengo Tower and are lined with Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque structures.
This ancient city established over 1,000 years ago is home to one of the region’s most important and largest Gothic-Renaissance cathedrals, St. James. It serves as a popular base for exploring nearby Krka National Park with its magnificent waterfalls.
This small fishing village lies on the cape of land linking Pelješac Peninsula to the mainland. It hosts world-famous defensive walls, spectacular views with picturesque olive groves, a breathtaking coastline, and some of the world’s best oysters.
Located where the Cetina River meets the Adriatic, this small town and port is an historic gem. Discover the traces of the ancient wall with its secret passage, the 10th-century Church of St. Peter, an Illyrian seminary and Turjun fort.
Intriguing Zadar hosts an Old Town with medieval churches and Roman ruins along with trendy cafes and world-class museums. It’s become especially famous for its unique waterfront art installations, the Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun.
The atmospheric “island of love” is one of the Adriatic’s greenest isles, and offers plenty of medieval charms within its ancient walls. The stone streets are lined with lovely churches, Romanesque towers and grand palaces.
Located at the mouth of the Kvarner Gulf a stone’s throw from Italy, this lush green isle is known as the “island of wellness and vitality” thanks to its curative effects of fresh air, crystal-clear waters and a near-perfect climate.
A relatively untouched gem, Cres is the least developed Croatian island with a small human population and 80 breeding pairs of rare griffon vultures. It’s filled with remote wilderness while ancient Cres town has been inhabited since the Palaeolithic era.
The largest and northernmost island in the Adriatic, Krk is an especially popular holiday destination with thousands arriving the summer, though its charming town of Vrbnik on its east coast offers a more peaceful escape.
A renowned 19th-century wellness resort, this picturesque coastal town is especially enchanting with its magnificent villas, beautifully-manicured parks, gorgeous churches and impressive monuments. It offers the chance to immerse yourself in timeless elegance among aristocratic charms.
Located on the west coast of the Istrian Peninsula, the village of Rovinj has a captivating Old Town with its cobbled streets and impressive gates overlooked by the steeple of the hilltop church of St Euphemia.
Tucked into the valley of seven hills offering jaw-dropping Adriatic views, Pula hosts cobbled streets leading to spectacular Roman buildings like its massive, nearly 2,000-year-old amphitheater, the only one in the world that remains with a complete circular wall.
Poreč is a charming Istrian resort with a rich history dating back to the Roman era. The oldest part of the city dates back to the 4th Century. In the historic old town, the 6th-century Euphrasian Basilica complex is famous for its gem-studded Byzantine mosaics. The nearby Baredine Cave should be visited for its spectacular stalactite formations.
This national park boasts abundant wildlife and one of the most stunning sights on the planet with its 16 crystal-clear blue-green terraced lakes and cascading waterfalls laced together with miles of wooden pathways, surrounded by vibrant greenery.
Croatia’s capital offers a perfect mix of old and new. Its thousand-year-old Upper Town hosts iconic St. Mark’s Church, galleries and museums lining cobbled streets lit by gas lamps while the Lower Town is filled with cafes, eateries and shops.
One of Europe’s smallest countries, Croatia’s neighbor to the south is jam-packed with delights from dramatic fjords and some of the continent’s wildest mountains to pristine beaches and incredibly well-preserved architecture, providing a slice of Adriatic paradise. An incredible country to combine with a Croatia Cruise vacation, starting or finishing in Dubrovnik.
Slovenia offers dazzling coastline, snow-capped mountains that include the towering peaks of the Julian Alps as well as aquamarine rivers and lakes like famous Lake Bled with its castle-topped island. Visitors can also discover architectural treasures and sophisticated cuisine. A great country to combine with a Croatia Cruise vacation.
Famous for romance with its dreamy canals and incomparable palazzi, Venice is one of the world’s most atmospheric cities. While it’s a tourist favorite, quiet corners tucked in narrow streets that have changed little over time, can still be discovered. A country to combine with a Croatia Cruise, starting in Opatija or Split.
Marvel at the mighty Acropolis and wander the streets of the old part of town to discover amazing flea markets, cosmopolitan Mediterranean food and dedicated local craftsmen. A wonderful city and incredible country to combine with a Croatia Cruise experience.
Notorious for its glamorous nightlife and jaw-dropping sunsets, the island of Santorini in the Cyclades is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Explore the white-washed streets and experience warm hospitality from locals. A wonderful island to combine with a trip to Athens, before or after a Croatia Cruise experience.