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Opatija to Split Deluxe Cruise

  • Ship Type:Deluxe
  • Departs From:Opatija
  • Duration:8 Nights

An island-hopping cruise that sails between elegant Opatija and ancient Split, you’ll discover some of Croatia’s most magnificent cities and spectacular islands, like cosmopolitan Hvar, unspoiled Vis, and the island of Brac, home to Zlatni Rat, one of the most stunning and most photographed beaches in Europe. Look forward to expert led tours for fascinating insight into historic landmarks and the local life along with plenty of delicious meals and fabulous Croatian wines. Your friendly cruise director will ensure it all comes together so all you have to do is enjoy.

AU$3,109per person
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Route & Map

  • Days 1
    • Opatija & Pula

      • Welcome dinner
  • Days 2
    • Mali Losinj

      • Entrance to Brijuni National Park
      • Museum entrance and glass of wine
  • Days 3
    • Zadar

      • Guided tour of Zadar
  • Days 4
    • Primosten

      • Entrance to Kornati National Park
      • Captains dinner
  • Days 5
    • Vis

      • Afternoon at your lesiure
  • Days 6
    • Hvar

      • OPTIONAL: Blue Cave tour
      • Guided tour of Hvar
  • Days 7
    • Split

      • Guided tour of Split
  • Days 8
    • Departure from Split

    • What's Included

      • Luxury arrival and departure transfers to/from the harbour
      • Water sports including SUP, Sea Kayaks and Jetski day
      • Professional English-speaking Cruise Director
      • Complimentary Wi-Fi available onboard
      • Visitor taxes and port fees included
      Food & Beverages
      • Daily three course set lunch with fresh salad and cheese bar
      • Captain's three course farewell dinner with live band
      • Buffet breakfast with fresh fruit served daily
      • Three course welcome dinner
      • A choice of one drink with your lunches and dinners on board (wine, beer or soft drink)
      • Wine and olive oil tasting on board
      • Oyster farm visit and tasting experience in Ston
      • Guided tour and entrance to the Blue Cave
      • Guided city tours of Dubrovnik (including cable car), Split and Korcula
      • Entrance to the Mljet National Park
      • Guided tour and entrance to the Krka National Park and Waterfalls

      Cruise Ships


      MV Bellissima

      MV Memories is a 53m (174 ft) long, 8.6m (28 ft) wide ‘Signature’ cruise ship, with a speed of nine nautical miles per hour. The ship is brand-new, was launched in 2020, and features the latest equipment and amenities. The ship has a maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, ensuring exceptional personal service. The ship’s main deck features a spacious air-conditioned dining room and bar area, with an LCD TV, a corner buffet breakfast table, and an outdoor covered lounge area.



      MV Memories is a 53m (174 ft) long, 8.6m (28 ft) wide ‘Signature’ cruise ship, with a speed of nine nautical miles per hour. The ship is brand-new, was launched in 2020, and features the latest equipment and amenities. The ship has a maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, ensuring exceptional personal service. The ship’s main deck features a spacious air-conditioned dining room and bar area, with an LCD TV, a corner buffet breakfast table, and an outdoor covered lounge area.

      Day by Day Itinerary

      Day 1 Opatija to Pula

      Arena in Pula

      You might want to arrive early to enjoy the picturesque town of Opatija before checking in to your elegant vessel, anytime from 12:00 p.m. on. You’ll enjoy a welcome cocktail and introductions to the crew before taking in the magnificent views along the renowned Opatija Riviera, frequently compared to the French Riviera, as you depart for Pula. Located at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula, upon arrival you’ll be able to explore this city that dates back more than 3,000 years, including its famously well-preserved 1st-century Roman amphitheater that’s among the world’s largest surviving Roman arenas and 1st-century BC Hercules Gate. After returning to the ship, a welcome dinner will be served.

      • Excursions Included: N/A
      • Meals Included: Welcome Dinner

      Day 2 Pula to Brijuni & Mali Losinj

      This morning we’ll began cruising once again while you enjoy breakfast, heading towards Brijuni National Park and its 14 islands, islets, and reefs. Anchoring near the largest, Veliki Brijun, you’ll enjoy exploring this picturesque natural oasis that also features many dinosaur footprints. Continuing to your overnight destination, Losinj with its lovely aromas due to a mix of pine trees, wildflowers, and herbs, you’ll have time to visit Mali Losinj, set within a large natural harbor. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and visit the museum dedicated to an ancient bronze statue of an athlete found off the island’s shores, the Museum of Apoxyomenos. You might also walk to the smaller town of Veli Losinj or the Losinj Aromatic Garden, both easily accessible on foot.

      • Excursions Included: Brijuni National Park entrance fees, museum entrance fees and glass of sparking wine
      • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 3 Mali Losinj to Zadar

      Zadar aerial view

      This morning you’ll sail to Zadar, also your next overnight destination as you’ll want to enjoy more time here which so much to see. The country’s oldest university town, it has a long, rich history that you’ll explore on a guided tour. Discover the 1st-century Roman Forum, the city’s famous symbol, 9th-century St. Donat Church, the 16th-century city gate, the Museum of Ancient Glass, and many grand palaces, villas, and other churches, with more than 30 in the historic center alone. Before returning to the ship, you’ll also get to witness the world-famous art installations along the waterfront, the Sea Organ which plays music using the sea, and the Greeting to the Sun.

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

      Day 4 Zadar to Kornati National Park & Primosten

      Departing with the early morning sun for your next destination, Kornati National Park, you’ll sail around this archipelago with its 140 islands, islets, and reefs. Just a quarter of the park is on land with the rest under water. There are medieval fortresses, Roman villas, and many other sights that will be revealed before you continue to Primosten along the central coast between Trogir and Sibenik. The old town is located on a small island that’s connected to the mainland and boasts idyllic beaches with crystal-clear blue water along with interesting architecture. Enjoy exploring before returning to the ship for the Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment.

      • Excursions Included: Kornati National Park entrance fees
      • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Captain's Dinner

      Day 5 Primosten to Vis


      Another early morning sail takes you to Vis, the farthest inhabited island off the mainland. It was closed off to the public for some four decades while it was used as a Yugoslav military base, leaving it relatively undeveloped by tourism. You’ll find the architecture and the local culture to be very well-preserved. Enjoy its enchanting atmosphere and picturesque views by taking a stroll along the waterfront promenade before or after dinner at one of the many taverns and restaurants known for their tasty local delicacies. The Archeological Museum in Vis is well worth a visit showcasing ancient artifacts and ethnographic treasures along with furniture from houses across the island and traditional fishing implements.

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

      Day 6 Vis to Bisevo/Blue Cave & Hvar

      Blue Cave

      Get ready for one of the highlights of your cruise with a visit to the world-renowned Blue Cave. Your ship will depart before breakfast, sailing to the island of Bisevo which houses this remarkable cave. It’s Mother Nature’s magic with sunlight beaming through a crack in the roof and reflecting on the white limestone sea bottom which illuminates the interior in a brilliant blue glow. Afterward, continue cruising to visit Hvar where you’ll spend the night. Meet your guide for a sightseeing tour of the historic center, discovering 7th-century fortifications, Europe’s oldest community theater, a Venetian loggia, and more. Afterward you’ll hop on a bus for an excursion that will take you through the island’s stunning lavender-, vineyard-, and olive grove-filled landscapes to the ancient city of Stari Grad.

      • Excursions Included: Blue Cave tour and Guided Walking Tour of Hvar
      • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 7 Hvar to Bol & Split

      Bol Zlatni Rat

      Your next island is Brac, perhaps best-known as the home of one of Europe’s most stunning beaches, Zlatni Rat which juts out about a third of a mile into turquoise waters. The tides and the winds result in it constantly changing its shape, which looks like a horn, hence its nickname, the Golden Horn. Enjoy its beauty before continuing to the 1,700-year-old city of Split, birthed with Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his retirement palace here. You’ll take a guided sightseeing tour to discover its impeccably preserved Roman architecture which now houses all sorts of eateries, art galleries, and boutiques. Take a stroll along the Riva waterfront promenade and perhaps catch a sunrise from the top of Marjan Hill before returning to ship to enjoy dinner onboard.

      • Excursions Included: Guided tour of Split
      • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

      Day 8 Departure from Split

      With departure day here, you’ll have time to fuel up for your journey with one last breakfast on the ship before taking private transfer to Split’s airport or your local hotel if you plan to stick around awhile. For assistance and advice in planning further travels, contact our expert staff who will be happy to help.

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

      What Our Clients Say

      Why drive when you can sail

      Big thank you to the team at Cruise Croatia for putting us on such a beautiful cat and along with skipper Ivan. We loved the Kornati islands, swimming off the back of the boat and getting away from the hussle and bustle in Split

      Kathy Johnson from New York

      A tick off the bucket list

      Its going to be very hard for future vacations to live up to this one. Brand new boat, exceptional crew, stunning islands, hugely entertaining fun. Our first covid trip and boy did it live up to expectations. Great job Muno and Julian

      Bobb Barnett from San Diego

      Great cruise, shame about the weather!

      Highly recommend this cruise to anyone looking to explore the beautiful Dalmatian coast. We met some really amazing people on board and despite some very wet October weather, we enjoyed the cruise and made some new friends.

      Dorothy Avery from Leeds, UK


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