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Luxury Croatia Hidden Gems Balcony Cruise

  • Ship Type:Luxury Balcony
  • Departs From:Split
  • Duration:7 Nights

Discover some of the most enchanting gems in Croatia with this 8-day, Croatia small ship cruise. Let stress melt away as your cruise director, captain, and crew (including a talented chef) take care of all your needs. You’ll explore some of the most enticing destinations, from the ancient Diocletian’s Palace in Split and the waterfalls of Plitvice National Park to gem-like islands, including Losinj and Krk. Look forward to daily swim stops, local wine and food tastings, and leisurely time to explore on your own. With tours guided by local experts, this cruise provides authentic immersion into Croatia’s rich culture and history.

Luxury Cruise
From
$2,475per person
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Route & Map

  • Day 1
    • Split

      • Guided walking tour of Split with a local expert
      • Cocktail welcome dinner
  • Day 2
    • Sibenik

      • Guided Dalmatian Hinterland Tour with local prosciutto tasting
  • Day 3
    • Zadar

      • Sail through the unique Kornati Islands National Park
      • Guided tour of Zadar Old Town with an expert guide
  • Day 4
    • Plitvice Lakes

      • Spend the day exploring the magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Day 5
    • Losinj Island

      • Free time to explore the pristine Island of Losinj
  • Day 6
    • Krk Island

      • Visit a family run winery on Krk with a selection of wine and snacks
  • Day 7
    • Opatija

      • Enjoy a guided tour of Opatija's Old Town and beautiful Angiolina Park
  • Day 8
    • Departure from Opatija

    • Our Luxury Cruise Ships

      My Wish

      The MS My Wish is a new 2020/2021 built mega yacht which has the latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Designed by one of Croatia’s most sought after designers, this beautiful vessel features an ultra modern interior with beautiful interiors. This 177ft vessel has 18 cabins with 10 upper deck cabins with private balconies and 8 spacious lower deck cabins. She has a specious sundeck with an inviting Jacuzzi for relaxing in between destinations.

      Departure Dates

      2025

      • June

        Jun 21, 2025(Split to Opatija)
      • September

        Sep 20, 2025(Opatija to Split)

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      What's Included

      General
      • 7 Night luxury cruise from Split to Opatija in a newly built balcony ship
      • Luxury arrival and departure transfers to/from the harbour
      • Professional English-speaking cruise director with on board lectures
      • Water sports including SUP, Sea Kayaks and Water Toys
      • Complimentary Wi-Fi available onboard
      • Daily cabin service
      • Luggage handling and porterage
      • Daily swim stops in secluded bays
      • Full financial trip protection for your guaranteed peace of mind
      Food & Beverages
      • Buffet breakfast with fresh fruit served daily
      • Daily three course set lunch with fresh salad and cheese bar
      • Three course welcome reception dinner
      • Captain's three course dinner with live band
      • Traditional Croatian village dinner experience
      • A choice of one drink with your lunches and dinners on board (wine, beer or soft drink)
      • Wine and olive oil tasting experience on board
      • Fresh fruit provided daily
      • Unlimited filtered water with complimentary reusable bottles
      • Complimentary tea and coffee throughout the cruise
      Excursions
      • Expert guided tour of Split Old Town and Diocletian Palace
      • Guided tour of Sibenik and Dalmatian Hinterland with a local expert
      • Entry to the Kornati Islands National Park
      • Guided tour of Zadar with a local guide
      • Full day guided tour of the Plitvice Lakes National Park
      • Winery tour to a family run vineyard in Krk with wine and snacks
      • Expert guided tour of Opatija including Angiolina Park

      What's Not Included

      • International airfare to/from Croatia
      • Gratuities
      • Port taxes are excluded - Please see your personal quote for the port taxes due
      • We strongly advise all guests to purchase comprehensive travel insurance
      • Additional meals and drinks packages not mentioned in itinerary

      Supplement Free Cabins for Single Travelers

      • We have a limited number of supplement free cabins for single travelers per departure. Once these supplement free cabins have sold out, a single supplement of 80% applies to lower deck cabins.

      Day by Day Itinerary

      Day 1 SPLIT

      Diocletian's Palace, Split

      Your cruise begins with a warm welcome from your driver at Split International Airport or your local Split hotel. You’ll enjoy a private transfer to your ship in Split’s harbor. Get settled in and then join our local guide for a walking tour of Split’s Old Town, including Diocletian’s Palace, a massive complex dating back over 1,700 years that’s home to some of the world’s most well-preserved Roman buildings and monuments. Afterward, take time to refresh for our three-course welcome dinner, including introductions to the captain and crew, a brief overview of the week ahead, and time to get to know your fellow passengers.

      • Excursions included: Guided tour of Diocletian's Palace
      • Meals Included: Welcome Dinner

      Day 2 SPLIT - SIBENIK

      Sibenik

      Look forward to a memorable swim stop in clear blue waters as we make our way to Sibenik this morning. Back on the ship, enjoy lunch as we continue to the over thousand-year-old fortified town. Upon arrival, you’ll embark on a guided tour of the Dalmatian hinterland which includes a visit to a local family for a tasting. Sample some of the most delectable Dalmatian signature foods, including prosciutto, homemade olive oil, and cheese complemented by popular regional wines produced at an award-winning winery. Back in Sibenik, your evening is free to discover the sights and enjoy dinner in an enticing eatery.

      • Excursions included: Guided tour of the Dalmatian Hinterland with tastings
      • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Tasting Experience

      Day 3 SIBENIK - KORNATI ISLANDS - ZADAR

      Kornati Islands National Park

      After breakfast, we’ll continue our cruise to Zadar. We will take the scenic route through the beautiful and unique landscape that makes up the Kornati Islands. The lunar like landscape on these islands, provides beautiful crystal clear bays which we will stop to swim in. We will arrive in Zadar after lunch. Upon arrival, you’ll meet our local guide for a walking tour of the country’s oldest continuously inhabited city, dating back some three thousand years. Discover the walled Old Town, visiting iconic landmarks like the 12th-century Romanesque Zadar Cathedral, the 9th-century Byzantine-style St. Donat Church with two complete Roman columns that were recycled from the Roman Forum, and the 1st-century AD Roman Forum itself. This evening you will enjoy free time on your own to sample a selection of Zadar’s best eateries.

      • Excursions included: Entrance to the Kornati Islands National Park & Guided tour of Zadar Old Town
      • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 4 PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK

      Tours to Plitvice Lakes National Park

      After an early breakfast, we will set off for a full-day tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park. This UNESCO-listed site has become one of Croatia’s most iconic images, with lush and spectacular beauty. It’s home to 16 interconnected lakes in hues ranging from deep emerald to brilliant turquoise with nearly endless waterfalls laced between. Hike the wooded trails and boardwalks that meander through showcasing views of the greenery, lakes, and waterfalls like Veliki slap or Great waterfall, cascading for 255 feet at the end of the Lower Lakes area. You’ll return to the ship in Zadar in the late afternoon with time to freshen up for the Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment.

      • Excursions included: Full day guided tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
      • Meals included Breakfast and Captain's Dinner with Live Entertainment

      Day 5 ZADAR - LOSINJ ISLAND

      Anchored yacht in beautiful turquoise water off an island with trees

      This morning we’ll sail to Losinj in the Kvarner Gulf region with a swim stop along the way. The island is known for its abundant sunshine and striking natural beauty that make it a popular summertime retreat. Once there, you’ll have the afternoon and evening free for exploring and dining. You might sunbathe on one of the beautiful beaches, swim in the crystal-clear aquamarine water, take a scenic walk through the aromatic pines, and visit the Losinj Museum in Fritzy Palace. When it’s time for dinner, you’ll find eateries serving everything from fresh local seafood to Istrian beef, often with wild island-grown herbs.

      • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 6 LOSINJ ISLAND - KRK ISLAND

      Wine tasting Krk

      Enjoy a short and scenic sail to Krk Island with a swim stop en route. This island is a hidden gem on the Croatian coastline and home to a selection of excellent family run wineries. We will arrive into Krk after lunch and then head out to visit one of these family vineyards. You will get to meet the master winemaker and learn about their wine making techniques and the passion that goes into the process. You’ll get to explore the production area, the cellar, and the vineyards where the grapes are ripened to perfection before enjoying a tasting of the impressive results. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to explore the quaint town of Krk which is home to a selection of sought after traditional Croatian restaurants.

      • Excursions Included: Winery tour at a family run winery in Krk with wine and snacks
      • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 7 KRK ISLAND - OPATIJA

      Opatija town

      After breakfast, enjoy one final swim stop, taking time to savor the moment while surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery. Lunch will be served on board with arrival to Opatija along the magnificent Opatija Riviera, afterward. Join our local guide for a tour of the Old Town, including the Lungomare promenade along the waterfront revealing beautiful views of the sea, coastline, and historic villas. Marvel at the 15th-century Church of St. James and stroll through Villa Angiolina and its park with statues created by renowned artists. The Croatian Walk of Fame is another highlight with 32 stars dedicated to Croatian legends like scientist Nikola Tesla.

      • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Opatija and Angiolina Park
      • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 8 DEPARTURE

      Motovun

      Time to bid farewell to the crew and your fellow passengers, some of which may have become friends on this cruise. Check out is at 9am.

      We highly recommend spending 1-2 more nights either in Opatija or Rovinj, which will give you an opportunity to explore the Istria Region. Often referred to the Tuscany of yesteryear, Istria is filled with rolling hills, medieval hilltop villages, excellent wineries and also the ability to go truffle hunting. If you are a foodie or someone who loves Tuscany, then you will fall in love with the Istria region.

      • Meals Included: Breakfast

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