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Overview

This deluxe one-week small-ship Croatian cruise will bring you across the sparkling Adriatic waters in shades of brilliant turquoise to sapphire and emerald from the ancient city of Split to romantic Opatija. You’ll make your way along the spectacular coast, winding through islands, taking in hidden coves for sunbathing while enjoying opportunities to leap into the sea for secluded refreshing dips. Discover centuries-old landmarks, magnificent historic palaces, Roman villas, Venetian fortresses, renowned caves, the stunning beauty of famous national parks, and much more. With such delicious cuisine and wine, you can expect to savor many delicious flavors along the way too.

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

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    Split - Opatija

    Highlights

    • 7-night deluxe cruise from Split to Opatija
    • Inspiring walking tours in Split, Hvar and Opatija
    • Blue Cave tour
    • Exclusive chocolate tasting
    • Highly acclaimed meals prepared by the onboard chef
    • Welcome reception with dinner and Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
    • Authentic traditional dinner in Primosten
    • Dedicated English-speaking Cruise Director
    • Friendly, professional crew
    • Private airport transfers to and from the ship in Split and Opatija

    Itinerary

    Day 1 Split

    Split

    Upon your arrival to Split, our driver will meet you for transfer to your ship that awaits in the port, with check-in from 2 p.m. After exploring the vessel and settling in, join a local guide for a tour of this remarkable city and it’s 1,700-year-old historic center. That includes the waterfront promenade and 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace, a complex with narrow cobbled streets lined with some of the most well-preserved Roman architecture. Today the buildings serve as wine bars, restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and galleries. You’ll get insight into it all as you wander through, returning to your ship afterwards. This evening get introduced to the crew and your fellow passengers at a meet-and-greet party that includes dinner and cocktails, overnighting in Split.

    • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Split
    • Meals Included: Welcome Dinner

    Day 2 Split to Hvar & Vis

    Vis

    Set sail to your first island, sunny Hvar, enjoying the gorgeous scenery of endless blue waters dotted with island gems. Hvar itself is not only renowned for attracting many celebrities and VIPs, but landscapes filled with olive groves, aromantic lavender fields, and picturesque beaches. A guided tour will bring you through Hvar’s Old Town with its 7th-century fortifications, Europe’s oldest still active community theater, and lively historic piazzas. Return to the ship to continuing cruising while enjoying lunch. Your next destination is unspoiled Vis, left largely undeveloped as it was closed to the public while used as a military base for 40 years. Enjoy its beautifully preserved architecture, scenic views and tasty bites, with many traditional taverns and restaurants on the promenade.

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

    Day 3 Vis to Bisevo (Blue Cave) & Primosten

    Blue Cave

    Departing Vis for nearby Bisevo, you’ll start your day with a tour that takes you to one of Croatia’s highlights, a stunning natural wonder known as the Blue Cave. You’ll hop onto a small boat that can squeeze through the cave’s entrance to witness a remarkable sight. A crack in the roof allows the sunlight to reflect off the white limestone bottom, causing a silvery-blue hue to illuminate the interior. Afterward the ship will cruise on towards Primosten, a small, pretty town that lies between Trogir and Sibenik, making a stop to swim along the way. Arrive in the late afternoon, transferring further inland for an authentic traditional dinner before returning to your spacious cabin onboard for the night in Primosten.

    • Excursions Included: Blue Cave tour
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Day 4 Primosten to Kornati National Park & Zadar

    Kornati National Park

    Depart early in the morning for Kornati National Park, home to around 140 islands, islets, and reefs, with little in the way of civilization. You’ll see towering cliffs and gorgeous grottoes along with fascinating ruins like Roman villas, an ancient fortress, medieval settlements, and the old Christian church of St. Mary. From here continue to Zadar, your overnight destination. Its rich history can be seen around nearly every turn, including a 1st-century Roman forum and the 9th-century St. Donat church, the city’s symbol. There are more than 30 churches in its historic center, magnificent palaces, a museum with ancient glass, and perhaps most famously the waterfront art installations, including the Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun.

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

    Day 5 Zadar to Mali Losinj

    Mali Losinj, Croatia

    You’ll overnight in Mali Losinj this evening, enjoying a glorious sunrise over the sea at breakfast before cruising to the northern island of Losinj, known for its dazzling secluded bays and its many herbs, wildflowers, and pines giving it a delightful fragrance. You’ll have time to explore the main town of Mali Losinj, which sits within a large natural harbor. We suggest visiting the Museum of Apoxyomenos, focused on an ancient bronze statue of an athlete discovered off its shores in the sea. You can choose to stroll through the Losinj Aromatic Garden or visit Veli Losinj, the island’s smaller town too, either of which are easily reached on foot.

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

    Day 6 Mali Losinj to Brijuni & Pula

    Departing from Mali Losinj, you’ll enjoy breakfast while cruising north toward Brijuni archipelago, made up of 14 islands and islets, with the largest Veliki Brijun. In addition to its striking natural scenery, there are many dinosaur footprints here. After lunch, visit Brijuni National Park to witness the exceptional harmony between plant, animals, and humans. Your next destination is where you’ll overnight, Pula, a place that dates back to prehistoric times, enjoying a strategic location that’s made it a popular place to occupy. It’s been destroyed and rebuilt multiple times, but its Roman arena is the only amphitheater of its kind to have all four side towers preserved. This evening, you’ll join us for the Captain’s Dinner onboard, complete with live entertainment.

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

    Day 7 Pula to Opatija

    Opatija

    Your final destination is elegant Opatija, a romantic city that sits at the base of Ucka Mountain. It has Croatia’s longest tradition of tourism and plenty of beauty to discover. Follow your expert guide to learn about its history and witness its most significant monuments on a walking tour. Afterward, you’ll enjoy a chocolate tasting at a special place designed for chocolate and dessert lovers of all types. Take the evening to leisurely explore, we recommend a walk along the seaside promenade with mansions on one side and the water on the other. Dinner can be enjoyed at one of many outstanding restaurants before returning to the ship to spend your last overnight here in port.

     

     

    • Excursions Included: Guided tour of Opatija
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Chocolate Tasting

    Day 8 Departure from Opatija

    Opatija port

    This morning you’ll want to have your bags packed and ready as the day of departure has arrived. There will be time for goodbyes to the crew and new friends made as well as one last breakfast onboard the ship. Afterwards private transfer brings you to the airport or to your hotel in the city if you’d like to spend some more time here. For those who aren’t ready to head home and haven’t made plans, our staff is happy to help.

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

    What's Included

    • Private transfer from your Split hotel or Split’s airport to the ship
    • Private departure transfer to an Opatija hotel or nearby Rijeka Airport
    • Extra-spacious, air-conditioned cabin with a private bathroom
    • 7-night cruise on an elegant small cruising ship
    • Half-board meals, including a breakfast buffet and daily multicourse meals
    • Three-course dinner and cocktail welcome reception the first night
    • Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
    • Authentic traditional dinner in Primosten
    • Entrance fee to the Blue Cave
    • Guided tours in Split, Hvar and Opatija
    • Chocolate tasting
    • Complimentary WiFi on-board
    • English-speaking cruise director throughout
    • Port fees and visitor taxes

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    Departure Dates

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    2022

    • May

      May 18, 2022
    • June

      Jun 01, 2022Jun 11, 2022Jun 15, 2022
    • July

      Jul 13, 2022Jul 27, 2022
    • August

      Aug 10, 2022Aug 24, 2022
    • September

      Sep 21, 2022

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