Coronavirus Update

We are offering free cabins for key workers on our summer 2021 sailings

To say a huge thank you to all the key workers who are supporting us through the Covid-19 outbreak, we are offering a free cabins for key workers on six of our 2021 summer sailings.

We will be giving away a free cabin for a key worker and their plus-one on six of our 7-night deluxe sailings, travelling between Split and Dubrovnik through July and August 2021.

While no free holiday could ever really match the incredible bravery and hard-work of our key workers, we hope that our free Croatia cruise offer will provide even a small reward for those who have been so crucial in helping us through these tough times.

This special offer is open to all key workers who have supported us through the pandemic – from health care workers, to supermarket clerks, postal workers, waste refuge teams, emergency services, teachers, social workers, delivery drivers, funeral directors, and more.

Key workers are able to nominate themselves, or those who know a key worker can nominate them using the form below.

Cruise Croatia in 2021

The trips will take place across the following dates, with one free cabin being offered on each of these sailing:

At Cruise Croatia we specialise in small-ship deluxe cruises, with a maximum of 40 passengers travelling aboard our ships.

The 7-night deluxe cruise will include accommodation in a spacious, luxury cabin with ensuite bathroom.

The journey will explore the vibrant city of Split and the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, with stops along the way including a visit to the Krka National Park and a chance to soak yourself under its magnificent waterfalls, an excursion to the magical Blue Cave in the small island of Bisevo, a chance to enjoy wine-tasting at a traditional family-run winery in Hvar, and an opportunity to try your hand at fresh oyster farming in Ston.

Aboard the ship enjoy a fabulous Welcome Reception on the first night and Captain’s Dinner on the final evening, wine and olive oil tasting, and a dip in the on-board pool and jacuzzi.

To nominate yourself or someone else simply fill out the form below. Nominations will remain open until 30th June 2020.

The six successful nominees will be selected at random by Cruise Croatia, though verification of their role as a key worker will be required upon acceptance of the offer. Please read full terms and conditions of the offer here.

We can’t wait to welcome you on board!

Nominate a Key Worker Now

Key Experiences Include

Tomic Winery, Hvar

Tomic Winery, Hvar Island

This fabulous new winery is situated in Jelsa, a small coastal town with a long winemaking tradition. They produce between 130,000 and 150,000 bottles a year, constantly enhancing the production of red, white and rosé wines. They pride themselves on the production of their signature wine, ‘Prošek’ – the original Dalmatian desert wine made from selected and dried grapes of the highest quality local varieties. The tasting venue is buried in stone below the winery and modelled on an ancient Roman dining room.

This wine boutique is based in the wine cellar of the charming and renovated family house, in the old town center and you will be sure to taste some of the Croatia’s finest wines during this tour.

Lipanovic Wines

Lipanovic Winery in Vis

Visit this famous winery in the tranquil island of Vis and get to sample the delicious wines from the Lipanović family, within the wine cellar, on the edge of the main town, surrounded by gorgeous rolling countryside. The winemaking tradition of the island was implanted when the first Lipanović arrived on the island and planted a vine.  Production is not based on quantity, but towards the superior grape quality, and with that, quality wine. With 23,000 bottles of annual production, this local wine can not compare to the big producers, but numerous awards justify the quality of these wines.

Our friendly hosts will show you some of the wines, such as the Kurteloška, Palaruša, Palagružonka, Glavanjuša and you will have a chance to sample some of Croatia’s

Ston oysters

Oyster Harvesting in Ston

We take an enjoyable trip to the mainland with a visit to the fortified fishing village of Ston, near Slano. Here you’ll be able to gaze up at its medieval ramparts before taking a traditional local boat to an authentic oyster farm. You will learn about the village’s most famous delicacy and taste a selection of natural, freshly caught delicious oysters and mussels.

Of course, this will be washed down with the local wine and homemade ‘rakia’ (local brandy) too.