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Overview

A magical one-week cruise, this journey will immerse you in stunning natural scenery, bringing you to coastal cities and gem-like islands, traveling on a deluxe superior ship as you discover the treasures of Kvarner Bay, sailing round-trip from Opatija. As you hop from one enchanting place to another, you’ll enjoy refreshing dips in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic, taste all sorts of mouthwatering Dalmatian cuisine and fine wine, visit centuries-old sites, and immerse yourself in the authentic way of life. With expert locals leading unforgettable guided tours, you’ll get insight like few others do for the total Croatian experience.

  • From $1,239 PP
  • 8 Days
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Deluxe
  • Opatija
  • Opatija

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    Highlights

    • 7-night deluxe round-trip cruise from Opatija
    • Comfortable, spacious cabins
    • Professional guided tours in Rab, Zadar, and Mali Losinj
    • Multiple swim stops
    • Freshly prepared half-board meals
    • Some dinners included
    • Professional, attentive crew
    • Dedicated English-speaking Cruise Director
    • Private transfers to and from the airport or your local hotel

    Itinerary

    Day 1 Opatija to Krk

    Baska, Krk, Croatia, Europe.

    Your adventure begins with your arrival into Opatija with its grand mansions and picturesque promenade. Your ship will be ready to board from 2 p.m. on. You’ll enjoy lunch on board, or if you arrive late, you can join us in Krk. Otherwise, while cruising to Krk there will be a stop to swim in those sparkling turquoise waters. Upon arrival to Krk you’ll find charming villages large and small, with promenades to stroll, secluded bays for refreshing dips, and beautiful beaches. You might want to relax with a glass of wine in one of the many spots along the buzzing waterfront in Krk Town before joining a wine tasting excursion in Vrbnk village.

    • Excursions Included: Wine-tasting in Vrbnk village
    • Meals Included: Lunch

    Day 2 Krk to Rab

    Rab Island

    Enjoy breakfast before we continue our cruise to Rab Island, your next overnight destination. The “island of love” which was settled in 350 BC by Illyrians, followed by Greeks, Romans and Venetians. You’ll see many traces of its long history in the Romanesque church towers, ancient facades, stone streets and grand palaces. The squares and many of its streets are like walking through an open-air gallery with artists working outside.  A couple of the must-dos here include making the climb up Kamenjak Hill to watch a colorful sunset when weather permits, and sample some of the island’s famous signature cake called “Rapska torta,” with its recipe a well-kept secret.

    • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Rab
    • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 3 Rab to Zadar

    Zadar aerial

    Continuing on to the intriguing city of Zadar, we’ll stop on the tiny island of Maun for a swim first, passing the moon-like landscape of Pag Island along the way. This vibrant living city boasts a historic Old Town with Roman ruins and medieval churches as well as cosmopolitan cafes and world-class museums. A guided tour will bring you to its most impressive sites while enjoying the enchanting atmosphere and scenic coastal setting. Discover the 1st-century Roman Forum, the 9th-century church of St. Donatus and the imposing 16th-century city walls. Visit two unique attractions, the one-of-a-kind Sea Organ which plays music using the sea and “The Greeting to the Sun,” a model of the solar system with sound transposed into a light show along the waterfront after sunset.

    • Excursions Included: Guided tour of Zadar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 4 Zadar to Kornati National Park

    Kornati National Park

    Cruising south to the Kornati archipelago, also referred to as the Stomorski islands, a region abundant in historical and cultural remains, we’ll sail through these 140 unforgettable isles, islets and reefs, where in many places that is little sign of civilization. There are ancient Roman villas, an old Christian church of St. Mary, an Illyrian fortress as well as medieval fortresses and settlements. The islands are mostly barren with no sources of freshwater, riddled with grottoes, rugged cliffs and caves. With no forests, the rock formations contrasted against the vivid blue sea are a sight to behold. You’ll overnight on Dugi Otok, anchoring in Telascica Bay.

    • Excursions Included: Kornati National Park entrance fees
    • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 5 Kornati to Mali Losinj

    Losinj

    Enjoy a leisurely morning with breakfast followed by a swim, re-energizing for your next destination, Losinj. This sunny island is known for its wildflowers, herbs and abundance of pine trees that give it a fabulous aroma. One of the most popular islands in the north Adriatic Sea, with wonderfully secluded coves and an alluring Mediterranean vibe, you’ll be led on an inspiring walking tour through Mali Lošinj before visiting the Museum of Apoxyomenos. The institution is focused around an ancient bronze athlete that was discovered underwater near the island. Afterward, take a walk to the smaller town of Veli Lošinj or the Lošinj Aromati Garden, both within easy reach on foot.

    • Excursions Included: Guided tour of Mali Losinj
    • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 6 Cres Island

    Cres

    Today we’ll continue our cruise to Cres Island following a refreshing morning swim. If weather is pleasant, a stop might be made so that you can take a dip off Susak Island, a long and narrow unspoiled island made up of beech and oak forests, vineyards and olive groves. It also boasts some impressive stone walls. Mali Lošinj and Cres islands were once all one island, until the Romans decided to dig a narrow channel which separates them. You’ll have the opportunity for an optional dinner in the village of Loznati to sample some of the delicious traditional lamb dishes Cres is known for too. The ship will stay overnight in the harbor of medieval Cres town with its lovely courtyards and enticing hidden squares.

    • Excursions Included: N/A
    • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch, plus optional village dinner in Loznati

    Day 7 Opatija

    Opatija port

    Today we make our return to Opatija after breakfast, ensuring that you’ll get a view of the Opatija Riviera from its best angle, the sea. In late afternoon we’ll pull into the harbor so that you can take a stroll along Croatia’s longest seaside promenade. If you’d rather explore a traditional fishing village, pay a visit to Volosko, but be sure to be back in time for the Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment onboard this evening. This is a great opportunity to exchange contact information and share memories with your new friends. Some of our guests have even planned future trips back to Croatia together.

     

     

    • Excursions Included: N/A
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Captain's Dinner

    Day 8 Departure

    Opatija

    The final day of your trip has arrived. While it may be the most challenging part of your cruise, you’ll have time for breakfast and farewells before taking private transfer to the airport or your local hotel. Of course, it doesn’t have to end just yet, our expert staff can create a bespoke itinerary if you’d like to continue your journey. Otherwise, we wish you safe travels and hope to see you on another unforgettable trip soon.

    • Excursions Included: N/A
    • Meals Included: Breakfast

    What's Included

    • Private transfers to/from the ship upon arrival and departure
    • En-suite cabins with air conditioning and many upscale amenities
    • 7-night round-trip cruise from Opatija
    • Half-board meals, including a daily breakfast buffet and multicourse lunches
    • Dinners as noted on the itinerary
    • Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
    • Fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and filtered water is complimentary throughout
    • Free coffee, tea, and filtered water throughout
    • Guided tours led by local experts
    • Complimentary WiFi on-board
    • Dedicated English-speaking cruise manager
    • Port fees and visitor taxes

    Your Ship

    MV Maritimo, Split

    MV Maritimo

    A luxurious small-cruise ship, the Maritimo was built in 2017. She’s 158 feet long and 28 feet wide, with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles per hour. The vessel boasts the latest and greatest equipment along with plenty of high-end amenities. With a maximum capacity of just 38 passengers, each and every guest will enjoy a more intimate cruising experience while exploring the magnificent Dalmatian coast.

    Why Book With Cruise Croatia

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    Low deposit

    Low Deposit & Flexible Cancellation Policy

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    Financial Protection

    100% Financial Protection

    24 hour support

    24/7 Local Ground Support

    Departure Dates

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    2022

    • May

      May 04, 2022
    • Aug

      Aug 06, 2022

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