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Northern Croatia in Luxury

Small ship cruises along the charming Croatian coastline and islands a the lavishly designed, fully air-conditioned Deluxe Superior vessel.

After embarking in Opatija we spend a glorious week cruising the islands of northern Croatia. Mali Losinj is like a mini Venice and has very good ice cream. Cres is more mountainous than many other local islands and home to the last surviving vulture colony in the Adriatic. We also visit Kornati National Park, a collection of 89 islands surrounded by reefs and Telašćica Nature Park. Zadar is one of the highlights - A medieval walled town, and Krk is another beautiful spot.

For this trip all you will need is a few T-shirts and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days sailing on the northern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the chef) take care of you.

What's included
Local transfers in Opatija; 7 night cruise in deluxe cabin with en-suite bathroom; Welcome reception & cocktail; Daily buffet breakfast; 9 meals - 4 course lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary; A drink with lunch; A litre of water daily; Abundance of fruit daily; Coffee and tea all day; Olive oil and wine tasting on board; Captain's dinner with live music; An additional dinner; Professional tour manager; Guided walking tours of towns Opatija, Lošinj, Zadar, Rab and Krk; Apoxiomen museum in Mali Lošinj entrance fee; National Park Kornati and Telašćica Nature Park entrance fees; Wine tasting in Vrbnik; Rab cake tasting; Visitors' tax & port fees; Luggage handling; Daily cabin service; Complimentary Wi-Fi on board.

No additional fees on arrival except gratuities!

07 August, 2019 to 14 August, 2019 Make a booking request for Northern Croatia in Luxury, departing on 07 August, 2019

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 cabins Deluxe Ship £ 1245 GBP pp
All cabins have air conditioning, TV, ventilation, safety deposit box, emergency lights and audio system for announcements and light music.
Main deck cabins Deluxe Ship £ 1545 GBP pp
All cabins have air conditioning, TV, ventilation, safety deposit box, emergency lights and audio system for announcements and light music.
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10 August, 2019 to 17 August, 2019 Make a booking request for Northern Croatia in Luxury, departing on 10 August, 2019

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 cabins Deluxe Superior Ship £1228 GBP pp (was £ 1365 GBP pp, save 10%)
All cabins have air conditioning, TV, ventilation, safety deposit box, emergency lights and audio system for announcements and light music.
Main deck cabins Deluxe Superior Ship £1520 GBP pp (was £ 1689 GBP pp, save 10%)
All cabins have air conditioning, TV, ventilation, safety deposit box, emergency lights and audio system for announcements and light music.
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Upper deck/Main deck VIP cabins Deluxe Shuperior Ships £1615 GBP pp (was £ 1795 GBP pp, save 10%)
The upper deck has 5 cabins with panoramic windows. All cabins have air conditioning, TV, ventilation, safety deposit box, emergency lights and audio system for announcements and light music.
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17 August, 2019 to 24 August, 2019 Make a booking request for Northern Croatia in Luxury, departing on 17 August, 2019

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 cabins Deluxe Superior Ship £ 1365 GBP pp
All cabins have air conditioning, TV, ventilation, safety deposit box, emergency lights and audio system for announcements and light music.
Main deck cabins Deluxe Superior Ship £ 1689 GBP pp
All cabins have air conditioning, TV, ventilation, safety deposit box, emergency lights and audio system for announcements and light music.
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Upper deck/Main deck VIP Deluxe Superior Ship £ 1795 GBP pp
The upper deck has 5 cabins with panoramic windows. All cabins have air conditioning, TV, ventilation, safety deposit box, emergency lights and audio system for announcements and light music.
view cabin photo

Northern Croatia in Luxury itinerary:

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Day 1. Opatija to Krk

Departure at 13h with lunch on board. Late arrivals can join in Krk. Krk is the largest Croatian island and on route we stop to swim in the crystal clear water. Krk has diverse villages of various sizes, stunning promenades, dramatic rock faces with tiny islands and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. There's a buzz along the waterfront of Krk Town. Enjoy the many bars or restaurants there and relax. Afternoon wine tasting in Vrbnik village with bus transfer from Krk. Overnight in Krk town.

Day 2. Krk to Rab

After breakfast, we cruise towards Rab island known as the “island of love”. On arrival, there are the imposing stone walls and you'll see Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Many streets and squares are like open-pair galleries, as artists work outside. Do not miss and try the famous “Rapska torta“ cake (the recipe is secret). If weather permits, walk up to Kamenjak hill and watch the magnificent sunset. Overnight in town of Rab.

Day 3. Rab to Zadar

Morning cruise from Rab towards Zadar, travelling by Pag island with it's unusual moon-like landscape. We stop to swim on tiny MAUN island. In Zadar there's an optional guided tour (included on Premium). The city is today the centre of the region and was the metropolis of Dalmatia region for many centuries.The rich cultural heritage is visible at every turn: The Roman forum which dates to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dating to the 9th century AD - the most famous Medieval basilica and the symbol of the city. The imposing and mighty city walls with representative Port and Land gates are from the 16th century AD, and there are numerous palaces and villas of former noble families. Great restaurants line part of the waterfront and the centre of town. Famous, contemporary creations are the Zadar Sea Organ, one of a kind in the world (listen to the sound) and “The Greeting to the Sun” light installation. Overnight in Zadar.

Day 4. Zadar to Kornati

We visit the region of the famous National Park Kornati – rich in fish and cultural and historic remains. Historic remains of old Ilyrian fortress, Roman villas, old Christian church of St. Mary and medieval fortresses and settlements add to the value of these islands. Kornati consists of 140 islands and reefs. Inlets of some islands descend steeply into the sea, a hundred meters deep in places, and dramatically razor sharp. It is truly something remarkable to see. Dinner on board. Overnight in Telašćica Bay on Dugi Otok. Possibility to walk to the white cliffs vertically falling down 90 m into the sea and rising up to 200 m over the sea as well as the salt Lake “Mir”.

Day 5. Kornati to Mali Losinj

After breakfast and a morning swim, we cruise towards Losinj known as “sunshine island” and abundance of pines, wild flowers and herbs. Losinj is one of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic waters for its hidden coves and cool Mediterranean vibe. On arrival to Mali Lošinj, enjoy walking tour followed by visit to Museum of Apoxyomenos. The museum is dedicated to the ancient bronze statue of an athlete found in the sea near the island. Walk up to the Lošinj Aromati Garden or to the smaller town of Veli Lošinj both easy to reach and explore on foot. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.

Day 6. Mali Losinj to Cres

We leave for Cres island after our morning swim. Possible swim stop on island Susak, if weather permits. This unspoiled island is long and narrow island with olive groves, vineyards, forests of oak, beech and along with some remarkable stone walls. Cres and Mali Lošinj were once one island before the Romans dug a narrow channel to separate them. Optional dinner in village Loznati (with transfer from Cres) where you can try the best traditional lamb specialties this island has to offer. Spend the night in the harbour of this typical medieval town Cres with hidden squares and courtyards.

Day 7. Cres to Opatija

After breakfast, we leave for Opatija. The famous Opatija Riviera is best seen from the sea. We arrive in late afternoon. Stroll the longest lungomare (seaside promenade) in Croatia or stop in Volosko, a traditional fishing village. On your last night, enjoy captain`s dinner with live entertainment on board. This would be a great time to swap contact details with your new friends and plan your return.

Day 8. Opatija

After breakfast disembark and say goodbye to the crew. * Legend: B - breakfast; L - lunch; D - dinner; T - tasting

Northern Croatia in Luxury reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Day 1. Opatija
After breakfast disembark and say goodbye to the crew. * Legend: B - breakfast; L - lunch; D - dinner; T - tasting
Day 2. Cres to Opatija
After breakfast, we leave for Opatija. The famous Opatija Riviera is best seen from the sea. We arrive in late afternoon. Stroll the longest lungomare (seaside promenade) in Croatia or stop in Volosko, a traditional fishing village. On your last night, enjoy captain`s dinner with live entertainment on board. This would be a great time to swap contact details with your new friends and plan your return.
Day 3. Mali Losinj to Cres
We leave for Cres island after our morning swim. Possible swim stop on island Susak, if weather permits. This unspoiled island is long and narrow island with olive groves, vineyards, forests of oak, beech and along with some remarkable stone walls. Cres and Mali Lošinj were once one island before the Romans dug a narrow channel to separate them. Optional dinner in village Loznati (with transfer from Cres) where you can try the best traditional lamb specialties this island has to offer. Spend the night in the harbour of this typical medieval town Cres with hidden squares and courtyards.
Day 4. Kornati to Mali Losinj
After breakfast and a morning swim, we cruise towards Losinj known as “sunshine island” and abundance of pines, wild flowers and herbs. Losinj is one of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic waters for its hidden coves and cool Mediterranean vibe. On arrival to Mali Lošinj, enjoy walking tour followed by visit to Museum of Apoxyomenos. The museum is dedicated to the ancient bronze statue of an athlete found in the sea near the island. Walk up to the Lošinj Aromati Garden or to the smaller town of Veli Lošinj both easy to reach and explore on foot. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.
Day 5. Zadar to Kornati
We visit the region of the famous National Park Kornati – rich in fish and cultural and historic remains. Historic remains of old Ilyrian fortress, Roman villas, old Christian church of St. Mary and medieval fortresses and settlements add to the value of these islands. Kornati consists of 140 islands and reefs. Inlets of some islands descend steeply into the sea, a hundred meters deep in places, and dramatically razor sharp. It is truly something remarkable to see. Dinner on board. Overnight in Telašćica Bay on Dugi Otok. Possibility to walk to the white cliffs vertically falling down 90 m into the sea and rising up to 200 m over the sea as well as the salt Lake “Mir”.
Day 6. Rab to Zadar
Morning cruise from Rab towards Zadar, travelling by Pag island with it's unusual moon-like landscape. We stop to swim on tiny MAUN island. In Zadar there's an optional guided tour (included on Premium). The city is today the centre of the region and was the metropolis of Dalmatia region for many centuries.The rich cultural heritage is visible at every turn: The Roman forum which dates to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dating to the 9th century AD - the most famous Medieval basilica and the symbol of the city. The imposing and mighty city walls with representative Port and Land gates are from the 16th century AD, and there are numerous palaces and villas of former noble families. Great restaurants line part of the waterfront and the centre of town. Famous, contemporary creations are the Zadar Sea Organ, one of a kind in the world (listen to the sound) and “The Greeting to the Sun” light installation. Overnight in Zadar.
Day 7. Krk to Rab
After breakfast, we cruise towards Rab island known as the “island of love”. On arrival, there are the imposing stone walls and you'll see Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Many streets and squares are like open-pair galleries, as artists work outside. Do not miss and try the famous “Rapska torta“ cake (the recipe is secret). If weather permits, walk up to Kamenjak hill and watch the magnificent sunset. Overnight in town of Rab.
Day 8. Opatija to Krk
Departure at 13h with lunch on board. Late arrivals can join in Krk. Krk is the largest Croatian island and on route we stop to swim in the crystal clear water. Krk has diverse villages of various sizes, stunning promenades, dramatic rock faces with tiny islands and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. There's a buzz along the waterfront of Krk Town. Enjoy the many bars or restaurants there and relax. Afternoon wine tasting in Vrbnik village with bus transfer from Krk. Overnight in Krk town.
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Croatian Deluxe Superior Ships, the ship servicing Northern Croatia in Luxury

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

Ave Maria

The MV Ave Maria (Everglow) sister ship of MV Infinity, is the new deluxe superior vessel with maiden voyage in 2018. With supreme technology, comfort, and latest trends in small ship construction, Ave Maria will offer the best possible Croatia cruise experience. Maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests.

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.

Opatija
Mali Losinj
Krk
Cres
Zadar
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