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Adriatic Explorer: Opatija - Dubrovnik (Deluxe Superior Ships)

Small ship cruises along the charming Croatian coastline and islands on newly built and lavishly designed, fully air-conditioned deluxe vessel Futura with spacious en-suite cabins. One way itinerary from Opatija to Dubrovnik includes exciting gastronomic and sightseeing experiences with guaranteed departures (24th June and 19th August) and visits to Opatija, Rab, Zadar, Šibenik, Split, Metković, Korčula and Dubrovnik.
28 July, 2018 to 04 August, 2018 (reverse) Make a booking request for Adriatic Explorer: Opatija - Dubrovnik (Deluxe Superior Ships), departing on 28 July, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck £ 1545 GBP pp
Air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.
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Main Deck £ 1869 GBP pp
Air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.
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VIP Cabin (Lower/Main Deck) £ 1975 GBP pp
Air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.
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18 August, 2018 to 25 August, 2018 Make a booking request for Adriatic Explorer: Opatija - Dubrovnik (Deluxe Superior Ships), departing on 18 August, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck £ 1545 GBP pp
Air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.
view cabin photo
Main Deck £ 1869 GBP pp
Air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.
view cabin photo
VIP Cabin (Lower/Main Deck) £ 1975 GBP pp
Air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.
view cabin photo
25 August, 2018 to 01 September, 2018 (reverse) Make a booking request for Adriatic Explorer: Opatija - Dubrovnik (Deluxe Superior Ships), departing on 25 August, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck £ 1649 GBP pp
Air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.
view cabin photo
Main Deck £ 1979 GBP pp
Air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.
view cabin photo
VIP Cabin (Lower/Main Deck) £ 2079 GBP pp
Air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.
view cabin photo
08 September, 2018 to 15 September, 2018 Make a booking request for Adriatic Explorer: Opatija - Dubrovnik (Deluxe Superior Ships), departing on 08 September, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck £ 1649 GBP pp
Air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.
view cabin photo
Main Deck £ 1979 GBP pp
Air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.
view cabin photo
VIP Cabin (Lower/Main Deck) £ 2079 GBP pp
Air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.
view cabin photo
22 September, 2018 to 29 September, 2018 Make a booking request for Adriatic Explorer: Opatija - Dubrovnik (Deluxe Superior Ships), departing on 22 September, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck £ 1649 GBP pp
Air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.
view cabin photo
Main Deck £ 1979 GBP pp
Air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.
view cabin photo
VIP Cabin (Lower/Main Deck) £ 2079 GBP pp
Air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.
view cabin photo

Adriatic Explorer: Opatija - Dubrovnik (Deluxe Superior Ships) itinerary:

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DAY 1 SATURDAY OPATIJA – RAB (L)
Departure at 13h towards Rab, the “island of love”. Sightseeing of the old town, encircled by medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Enjoy the “gallery” on the streets and squares where many painters and artists exhibit their works. Guided city tour followed by Rab cake demonstration and tasting, as according to the legend, the recipe for Rab cake was created by nuns in the monastery when catering to the visiting Pope.
DAY 2 SUNDAY RAB – ZADAR (B, L, T)
After breakfast we proceed to Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia, well known for its rich historical heritage, visible on every step: the Roman Forum from the 1st century, St Donat church from the 9th century - the most famous medieval basilica and the symbol of the city, mighty city walls with a bow and a representative city gate from 16th century, the Museum of ancient glass, over 30 churches in the old town, many palaces and villas, as well as the famous Sea Organs and “Greeting to the Sun” light installation, both located on the city's waterfront from where the magnificent sunset can be experienced. Guided city tour followed by Maraschino liquor tasting.
DAY 3 MONDAY ZADAR – NP KRKA WATERFALLS – ŠIBENIK (B, T, D)
Cruise towards Skradin from where a coach takes us to the famous Bibich winery for wine tasting and light tapas lunch. On return to Skradin take a walk through the Krka Waterfalls National Park and visit “Skradinski Buk”, the most popular part of the waterfall area, where in 17 falls, with up to 100 m broad cascades, the Krka rushes 45.7 meters down. Bring your bathing suit and take a swim in the clear waters of the River Krka just below the falls, a truly unique experience! Afternoon sail towards Šibenik, situated almost at central part of the Croatian Adriatic coast. Abundance in historical and cultural monuments, most important being the Cathedral of St. James, listed on the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage. Time at leisure to explore Šibenik and overnight. Dinner on board.
DAY 4 TUESDAY ŠIBENIK – SPLIT (B, L)
Cruise continues to Split, the UNESCO protected capital of Dalmatian region and the second largest city in Croatia that was once the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Upon arrival, local guide will take us for a walk through the bustling old town center and market.
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY SPLIT – METKOVIĆ (B, L, CD)
Cruise to Metković, situated on the bank of great river Neretva, followed by a barge ride to explore more of the wonderful scenery known for mandarin plantations. Visit Vid archeological museum Narona formally inaugurated in 2007 as the first „in situ“ museum in Croatia exhibiting the remains of a Roman temple – the Augusteum – and 17 marble statues, both outsized and in natural height. Discover places where the ancient Illyrians, Greeks, Romans once sailed, and the pirates of Neretva planned their raids of enemy galleys. Discover the allure of one of the last swamps on the European continent, its flora and fauna, the diversity of wild birds and the traditional lifestyle of the Neretva people. Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board is planned here in the evening.
DAY 6 THURSDAY METKOVIĆ – KORČULA (B, L)
Departure towards Korčula, the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo, also known as „the Black Island“, due to the vast pine forests, that once covered almost the entire island. Surrounded by medieval walls Korčula resembles a miniature Dubrovnik, and is the only place in the world where the Spanish medieval knight's game - Moreška is performed. Enjoy a stroll with the local guide, through the tiny streets of the old town built in the shape of a fish bone, where there are many konobas, restaurants, cocktail bars or night-clubs located.
DAY 7 FRIDAY KORČULA – DUBROVNIK (B, L)
Experience magnificent views on route to our final destination – Dubrovnik - “the heaven on earth” - according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Before we tie the ropes at Gruž harbour cruise alongside the old Dubrovnik city walls while lunch is served on deck. After docking, transfer to the old town for the guided walking tour of this magical town. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain for scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. For those with more enthusiasm we recommend a walk on top of the 1940 m long city walls!
DAY 8 SATURDAY DUBROVNIK Check out (B)
After breakfast say goodbye to the crew and your new friends with the hope of meeting again on one of the Katarina line ships.
Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Adriatic Explorer: Opatija - Dubrovnik (Deluxe Superior Ships) reverse itinerary:

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Please Note: *
Itineraries are subject to change.
DAY 8 SATURDAY DUBROVNIK Check out (B) *
After breakfast say goodbye to the crew and your new friends with the hope of meeting again on one of the Katarina line ships.
DAY 7 FRIDAY KORČULA – DUBROVNIK (B, L) *
Experience magnificent views on route to our final destination – Dubrovnik - “the heaven on earth” - according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Before we tie the ropes at Gruž harbour cruise alongside the old Dubrovnik city walls while lunch is served on deck. After docking, transfer to the old town for the guided walking tour of this magical town. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain for scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. For those with more enthusiasm we recommend a walk on top of the 1940 m long city walls!
DAY 6 THURSDAY METKOVIĆ – KORČULA (B, L) *
Departure towards Korčula, the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo, also known as „the Black Island“, due to the vast pine forests, that once covered almost the entire island. Surrounded by medieval walls Korčula resembles a miniature Dubrovnik, and is the only place in the world where the Spanish medieval knight's game - Moreška is performed. Enjoy a stroll with the local guide, through the tiny streets of the old town built in the shape of a fish bone, where there are many konobas, restaurants, cocktail bars or night-clubs located.
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY SPLIT – METKOVIĆ (B, L, CD) *
Cruise to Metković, situated on the bank of great river Neretva, followed by a barge ride to explore more of the wonderful scenery known for mandarin plantations. Visit Vid archeological museum Narona formally inaugurated in 2007 as the first „in situ“ museum in Croatia exhibiting the remains of a Roman temple – the Augusteum – and 17 marble statues, both outsized and in natural height. Discover places where the ancient Illyrians, Greeks, Romans once sailed, and the pirates of Neretva planned their raids of enemy galleys. Discover the allure of one of the last swamps on the European continent, its flora and fauna, the diversity of wild birds and the traditional lifestyle of the Neretva people. Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board is planned here in the evening.
DAY 4 TUESDAY ŠIBENIK – SPLIT (B, L) *
Cruise continues to Split, the UNESCO protected capital of Dalmatian region and the second largest city in Croatia that was once the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Upon arrival, local guide will take us for a walk through the bustling old town center and market.
DAY 3 MONDAY ZADAR – NP KRKA WATERFALLS – ŠIBENIK (B, T, D) *
Cruise towards Skradin from where a coach takes us to the famous Bibich winery for wine tasting and light tapas lunch. On return to Skradin take a walk through the Krka Waterfalls National Park and visit “Skradinski Buk”, the most popular part of the waterfall area, where in 17 falls, with up to 100 m broad cascades, the Krka rushes 45.7 meters down. Bring your bathing suit and take a swim in the clear waters of the River Krka just below the falls, a truly unique experience! Afternoon sail towards Šibenik, situated almost at central part of the Croatian Adriatic coast. Abundance in historical and cultural monuments, most important being the Cathedral of St. James, listed on the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage. Time at leisure to explore Šibenik and overnight. Dinner on board.
DAY 2 SUNDAY RAB – ZADAR (B, L, T) *
After breakfast we proceed to Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia, well known for its rich historical heritage, visible on every step: the Roman Forum from the 1st century, St Donat church from the 9th century - the most famous medieval basilica and the symbol of the city, mighty city walls with a bow and a representative city gate from 16th century, the Museum of ancient glass, over 30 churches in the old town, many palaces and villas, as well as the famous Sea Organs and “Greeting to the Sun” light installation, both located on the city's waterfront from where the magnificent sunset can be experienced. Guided city tour followed by Maraschino liquor tasting.
DAY 1 SATURDAY OPATIJA – RAB (L) *
Departure at 13h towards Rab, the “island of love”. Sightseeing of the old town, encircled by medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Enjoy the “gallery” on the streets and squares where many painters and artists exhibit their works. Guided city tour followed by Rab cake demonstration and tasting, as according to the legend, the recipe for Rab cake was created by nuns in the monastery when catering to the visiting Pope.
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Croatian Deluxe Superior Ships

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Lenght: from 47.2 meters to 50 meters

Passenger Capacity: 36 to 38

Built: 2013 to 2017

Deluxe superior is a new class of newer and larger vessels, the best vessels that exist on the Adriatic sea built with high quality materials of solid wood, glass, marble, stainless steel and similar. Minimum 47 meters in length, newly built or refurbished after 2016, with hot tubs and spacious, superbly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc. Included services: airport transfers, buffet breakfasts and four course lunches, drink with lunch, Captain's dinner with live music, dinner in a typical Croatian setting, sightseeings, English speaking tour manager, various entrance fees, various tastings, Visitors' tax & port fees, luggage handling, daily cabin service

Adriatic Sun

MV Adriatic Sun is a new deluxe superior vessel with planned maiden voyage in 2018.  

Avangard 

The MV Avangard (Futura 2), sister ship of MV Futura, is the new deluxe vessel with planned maiden voyage in 2017. With supreme technology, comfort, and latest trends in small ship construction, Avangard will offer the best possible Croatia cruise experience. MV Avangard offers a maximum capacity of 36 passengers in 18 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests. Cabins built by up-to-date standards, fully equipped with A/C, safe deposit box, fire alarm and audio system for announcements by the captain or Tour Director. Bathrooms are equipped with toilet, shower, washbasin and hair dryer. A fully air-conditioned upper deck dining room can accommodate all passengers at once, yet offer a great degree of privacy for each guest. The restaurant includes the bar area with LCD TV, with a corner table for buffet breakfast. A portion of the dining area extends outdoors as a lounge area, offering sweeping panoramic views of the surroundings. Free wireless internet access (Wi-Fi), hot tub.

Black Swan

Black Swan is a luxury vessel 48,40 m long and 8,60 m wide with 38 beds in 18 modernly decorated cabins. Guests can choose between five cabins on upper deck with panoramic windows, five cabins on main deck with panoramic windows and eight spacious cabins in lower deck. Air conditioned cabins are air condition, with TV, ventilation, safety deposit box, SOS alarm, smoke detectors, emergency lights and audio system for announcements and light music. Nine cabins have twin/double bed possibility, four cabins are with double beds, three cabins with twin beds and two cabins are triples. A VIP cabin is located at the front of the main deck area. Additional cabin available on upper deck for the tour manager.

Futura 

The MV Futura is a 47m (156 ft) long, 9m (30 ft) wide luxury vessel, with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles. Built in 2013 with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities Futura offers maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests. Cabins built by up-to-date standards, fully equipped with A/C, safe deposit box, fire alarm and audio system for announcements by the captain or Tour Director. In addition each cabin has life jackets, desk and tabouret, wardrobe, night stand, small sofa and a porthole window. Bathrooms are equipped with toilet, shower, wash basin and hair dryer. Some cabins have indoor passage access to the bar and restaurant area. A fully air-conditioned upper deck dining room can accommodate all passengers at once, yet offer a great degree of privacy for each guest. The restaurant includes bar area with LCD TV, with a corner table for buffet breakfast while each table has an easy-access chair. A portion of the dining area extends outdoors as a lounge area, offering sweeping panoramic views of the surroundings. Free wireless internet access (Wi-Fi). The kitchen is built up to the latest HACCP standards and the lounging sundeck has a total surface of 200m2 (2152 sq ft), partially offering sun-shade cover, providing deck-beds for all passengers and a Jacuzzi. The covered part of the upper deck is spacious enough to accommodate all passengers, tables, chairs with available public lavatory. The vessel has a rear access platform to the sea as well as ladders for easy access to the water. In addition, the vessel offers two outdoor showers and 3 deck lavatories.

Infinity 

The MV INFINITY is a 49m (161 ft) long, 8.8 m (28 ft) wide luxury vessel, with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles. Built in 2015 with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests. Modern cabins, fully equipped with air condition, safe deposit box, fire alarm, emergency lights and audio system for announcements by the captain or Tour Director. In addition each cabin has life jackets, desk and tabouret, wardrobe, night stand, small sofa and a porthole window. Bathrooms equipped with toilet, shower, wash basin and hair dryer. All cabins have indoor passage access to the bar and restaurant area (except two main deck cabins that are connected to restaurant via deck). Spacious fully air-conditioned main deck dining room offering privacy for each guest including bar area with LCD TV, a corner buffet breakfast table and lounge area on the rear of the upper deck. Kitchen built up to the latest HACCP standards. Large sundeck that has a total surface of 250 m2 (2690 sq ft) with partial sun-shade cover of 70 m2 (753 sq ft) and comfortable deck-beds for all passengers all with easy access to Jacuzzi tub. The vessel has a rear platform to the sea with ladders for easy access into the water and offers two outdoor showers and two deck lavatories.

Maritimo 

Deluxe vessel MV Maritimo will have its maiden voyage in 2017. With 19 comfortable cabins, deck Jacuzzi and all modern amenities, Maritimo offers the supreme experience of Croatia small ship cruising.

Pictures shown below are from various ships in fleet, actual layout of cabins and ship may differ.

Please Note: the deckplan below is an example only (Avangard) and may vary from your ship.

• Swimming at secluded beaches

• Rab belltowers

• Zadar Sea Organs & Greeting To The Sun installation

• Cruising on river Krka & visit to Krka waterfalls

• Dioceltian's palace in Split

• Spectacular lunch cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
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