Breathtaking Northern Croatia Luxury Cruise, Opatija to Split

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Opatija and Zadar Kornati & Brijuni National Parks Split and Hvar Blue Cave

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A breathtaking cruise from Opatija to Split along the stunning and less visited North Adriatic coastline and islands. The intermingling of various influences in the past has crystallized Croatia's spectacular scenery with small coves where bathers drift on the crystal-blue waters as well as historical towns and cities.

You will cruise in the mornings, with a swim stop somewhere en route in a secluded bay, and, after lunch on board, you will arrive at your destination for the evening, and what destinations they are.

Split is a great destination in itself, and preferred by many to Dubrovnik. Hvar is one of the most beautiful small ports on the whole Croatia coastline, and the Blue Cave provides a spectacular and different theme. Kornati and Brijuni National Parks further north provide a slower pace, but buzzing Zadar and Opatija give a true Croatian flavour.

Opatija and Zadar Kornati & Brijuni National Parks Split and Hvar Blue Cave

11 May, 2022 to 18 May, 2022
Prices

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Lower deck cabin
£ 1249 GBP pp
Lower deck cabin
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.
Main/upper deck cabin
£ 1515 GBP pp
Main/upper deck cabin
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.
25 May, 2022 to 01 June, 2022
Prices

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 cabin
£ 1335 GBP pp
Lower deck cabin
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.
Main/upper deck cabin
£ 1605 GBP pp
Main/upper deck cabin
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.
08 June, 2022 to 15 June, 2022
Prices

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 cabin
£ 1335 GBP pp
Lower deck cabin
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.
Main/upper deck cabin
£ 1605 GBP pp
Main/upper deck cabin
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.
22 June, 2022 to 29 June, 2022
Prices

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 cabin
£ 1605 GBP pp
Lower deck cabin
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.
Main/upper deck cabin
£ 1869 GBP pp
Main/upper deck cabin
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.
02 July, 2022 to 09 July, 2022
Prices

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 cabin
£ 1605 GBP pp
Lower deck cabin
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.
Main/upper deck cabin
£ 1869 GBP pp
Main/upper deck cabin
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.
06 July, 2022 to 13 July, 2022
Prices

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 cabin
£ 1605 GBP pp
Lower deck cabin
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.
Main/upper deck cabin
£ 1869 GBP pp
Main/upper deck cabin
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.
20 July, 2022 to 27 July, 2022
Prices

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 cabin
£ 1425 GBP pp
Lower deck cabin
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.
Main/upper deck cabin
£ 1695 GBP pp
Main/upper deck cabin
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.
03 August, 2022 to 10 August, 2022
Prices

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 cabin
£ 1425 GBP pp
Lower deck cabin
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.
Main/upper deck cabin
£ 1695 GBP pp
Main/upper deck cabin
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.
13 August, 2022 to 20 August, 2022
Prices

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 cabin
£ 1335 GBP pp
Lower deck cabin
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.
Main/upper deck cabin
£ 1605 GBP pp
Main/upper deck cabin
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.
17 August, 2022 to 24 August, 2022
Prices

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 cabin
£ 1335 GBP pp
Lower deck cabin
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.
Main/upper deck cabin
£ 1605 GBP pp
Main/upper deck cabin
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.
31 August, 2022 to 07 September, 2022
Prices

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 cabin
£ 1605 GBP pp
Lower deck cabin
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.
Main/upper deck cabin
£ 1869 GBP pp
Main/upper deck cabin
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.
14 September, 2022 to 21 September, 2022
Prices

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 cabin
£ 1605 GBP pp
Lower deck cabin
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.
Main/upper deck cabin
£ 1869 GBP pp
Main/upper deck cabin
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.
28 September, 2022 to 05 October, 2022
Prices

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 cabin
£ 1425 GBP pp
Lower deck cabin
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.
Main/upper deck cabin
£ 1695 GBP pp
Main/upper deck cabin
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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Day 1 OPATIJA - PULA (D)

Check-in from 12.00h. Meet the crew and enjoy a welcome cocktail. The famous Opatija Riviera is often compared to the French Riviera, enjoy magnificent views en route to Pula. Upon arrival, time at leisure to explore the city that has existed for three thousand years. Settled in the prehistoric era and valued for its strategic location, Pula has been occupied, destroyed and rebuilt numerous times. The Arena in Pula is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side towers entirely preserved. Return to the vessel for a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Pula.

Day 2 PULA – NP BRIJUNI / MALI LOŠINJ (B, L)

While enjoying the breakfast on board, cruise towards the National Park Brijuni, which consists of 14 islands and islets, among which the biggest is Veliki Brijun. Except for its beautiful nature, the archipelago has numerous dinosaur footprints. Explore this oasis of magnificent harmony between man, animal and plant life. After lunch on board, the cruise continues towards the island of Lošinj, known as the “sunshine island” with an abundance of pines, wildflowers and herbs. Lošinj is one of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic because of its hidden coves and cool Mediterranean vibe. Upon arrival, visit the Museum of Apoxyomenos and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine. The museum is dedicated to the ancient bronze statue of an athlete found in the sea near the island. Time at leisure to explore this fragrant island: walk up to the Lošinj Aromatic Garden or to the smaller town of Veli Lošinj. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.

Day 3 MALI LOŠINJ – ZADAR (B, L)

Morning cruise towards Zadar, for centuries the capital of Dalmatia and the oldest university town in Croatia. Join a guided tour of the city. Zadar is well known for its rich historical heritage of world importance, visible at 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 the 16th century, the Museum of ancient glass, over 30 churches in the old town, many palaces and villas, as well as the famous, contemporary Sea Organs and “Greeting to the Sun” light installation. Overnight in the port of Zadar.

Day 4 ZADAR - NP KORNATI / PRIMOŠTEN (B, L, CD)

Early morning departure to the Kornati National Park, which consists of around 100 islands, islets and reefs. In addition to this, the continental part includes ¼ of the surface of the park, while the rest belongs to the marine ecosystem. Enjoy the ruins of the ancient Illyrian fortress, Roman villas, old Christian church of St Mary and medieval fortresses and settlements. Some of the reefs are sometimes up to 100 m deep in the sea. Lunch on board as the cruise continues towards Primošten, a small, picturesque town situated between Šibenik and Trogir, in the central part of the Adriatic coast and surrounded by seven other islets, a wonderful sight and a beautiful place to explore. Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board tonight. Overnight in Primošten.

Day 5 PRIMOŠTEN - VIS (B, L)

Early morning cruise toward the island of Vis, once one of the main Greek colonies in the 4th century BC. As a Yugoslavian army base for a long period, until 1991, Vis was closed and left untouched by the development of tourism for many years. As a result, its culture and architecture are extremely well preserved. Take a walk, enjoy the views and taste some local delicacies at many excellent restaurants and taverns along the promenade. Overnight in Vis.

Day 6 VIS - BIŠEVO (BLUE CAVE) / HVAR / STARI GRAD (B, L)

Before breakfast, cruise towards the small island Biševo for a visit to the famous Blue Cave, a splendorous and unique geomorphological natural wonder. A hypnotizing silver-blue light illuminates the space inside the cave when the sunlight hits the surface of the ocean through a vault on its arched roof and reflects off the seabed (Entrance fee approx. 15 €, to be paid on the spot). The possibility of a cave visit will depend on weather conditions. The cruise continues towards Hvar, an island covered in vibrant and fragrant lavender fields and olive groves. The historic island town is home to the 7th-century fortifications, a Venetian loggia, historic piazzas and the oldest municipal theatre in Europe. Learn more about it on a guided city tour, followed by a bus excursion throughout the island with lunch in a restaurant, to the oldest town in Croatia, Stari Grad! Overnight in Stari Grad.

Day 7 STARI GRAD - BOL / SPLIT (B, L, D)

After breakfast, departure towards the island Brač, to visit the most famous Croatian beach, Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) – a beautiful, horn-shaped sandy beach that constantly changes shape due to wind, current and waves. After lunch, as the cruise continues towards Split, enjoy the unbelievable views of the surrounding seas and the amazing Split’s Riviera. Upon arrival, join the guided city tour. A dynamic port city with a medieval Old Town grown out of the 1,700-year-old Diocletian's Palace, Split bustles with modern life amid its ancient Roman setting. Cafés, restaurants, and galleries cram the cobblestone alleyways, the waterfront and the Marjan peninsula, making Croatia's second-largest city one of the Mediterranean's most compelling. Return to the vessel, for dinner onboard. Overnight in Split.

Day 8 SPLIT (B)

A tasty breakfast before bidding farewell to the crew. Check-out and transfer to the airport. Legend: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner, T – tasting, CD – Captain`s dinner

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Length Minimum 47 metres

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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

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Avangard 

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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. Read more about MV Futura Croatia cruise ship.

Infinity 

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Maritimo 

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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.

3 day Zagreb Extension

£620.00
2 overnights Zagreb, 1 overnight Opatija; 1 half board and 2 bed and breakfast services; accommodation in 4* Hotel in Zagreb & Opatija, Visitor’s taxes during land part, Airport transfers (from and to airport Zagreb), all transfers as per itinerary, guided sightseeing of Zagreb, Plitvice, Opatija, and on the cruise of Rab and Zadar). Single Occupancy price is £745

Venice to Istria and Opatija

£645.00
Day 1 VENICE arrival (D) Pick up at Tronchetto bus station or Venice airports (Marco Polo or Treviso). Transfer to Opatija, Croatia, a charming resort-town situated on the north coast of the Adriatic. Dinner and overnight in Opatija. Day 2 OPATIJA (B) Guided tour of Opatija, a coastal town situated on the picturesque Kvarner Bay and a cradle of Croatian tourism. It used to be the favorite spa resort of the Habsburgs and the European aristocracy as well as the 19th century elite Gustav Mahler and Isadora Duncan. Walking through the colorful Angiolina park and along the Lungomare sea promenade surrounded by charming Austro-Hungarianvillas and residences you can still feel the unique glamour of Opatija. Overnight in Opatija. Day 3 ISTRIA EXCURSION (B) Today it's time to get to know the Istrian peninsula and visit the 2000 year old roman Colosseum in Pula. Explore Rovinj, a charming coastal gem considered to be the most beautiful city in Istria and an inspiration to many artists. Time at leisure in Rovinj to stroll the cobbled streets, visit the art galleries or relax over a glass of cocktail in one of the cliffside bars. Return to Opatija for overnight. Day 4 OPATIJA (B) After breakfast end of tour. What's included • 3 overnights at 4* hotels (3 x Opatija), • 3 x hotel breakfast, • 1 x hotel dinner, • Visitor's taxes, • Entrance ticket to Pula Colosseum, • All transfers as stated in the itinerary, • Guided walking tours of Opatija, Pula and Rovinj.
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