Here at the Unforgettable Travel Company, we are passionate about sustainable tourism. Our small ship business model has always had sustainability at its heart, whether it be with a minimal environmental footprint thanks to our small cruise ships or by contributing to Croatia’s local economy.
We have pledged to become 2020’s most eco-friendly cruise line. Our 2019 season has been full of new innovative ideas on how to reduce our impact on the environment, bring more business to the nation of Croatia and how to protect and invest it’s the future.
So far, we’ve drastically reduced single-use plastic on our privately chartered ships and aim for them to be completely single-use plastic free by the summer of 2020.
2019 also saw the start of our exciting ongoing partnership with the Blue World Institute, a non-profit marine conservation centre based in Croatia. We have donated £5,000 to help them build a new education centre and are continuing to work to support them in new and exciting ways. We’re aiming to raise £15,000 in total. Please donate here.
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Our Partnership with the Blue World Institute
The Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation (BWI) works to protect the marine environment in the Adriatic Sea. The Blue World Institute operates three programmes – research, education, and conservation. Their research focuses mainly on large marine vertebrates (dolphins and whales, sea turtles, sharks and giant devil rays) creating education activities and conservation projects. The BWI’s work is focused mainly from the Adriatic islands of Lošinj, Murter and Vis
Unforgettable Croatia are donating 10% of our annual profits until 2022 to supporting marine research and conservation in Croatia. Unforgettable Croatia work closely with the Blue World Institute, a non-profit dolphin and turtle research and conservation centre in Losinj. Our donations to the BWI are going to developing a new marine research centre in Losinj and funding additional volunteering projects aimed at studying dolphins and turtles in the Adriatic.
Supporting Local Communities
All of our small ship cruises include hand-picked excursions which we have tried, tested and perfected by our team. We aim to introduce our guests to small family run vineyards, traditional family run restaurants and local producers who have a wonderful story to tell and truly value the experience of interacting with our guests.
Eradicating Plastic on our Ships
As one of Croatia’s largest small ship cruise companies, we are mindful of the impact tourism and cruising can have on the beautiful waters and sealife in the Adriatic. In addition to the work we are doing with the Blue World Institute, we are also committed to reducing the use of all plastics on board our vessels. In 2019 we stopped the use of plastic water bottles, plastic straws and other plastic items on board our privately-operated ships. Guests now have access to filtered water and our highly sought after re-usable water bottles.
Local Ship Building
The ships we operate are all locally built in Croatia, at ships yards not far from Split. Unforgettable Croatia supports local captains with investment into the ships to help them get started. Therefore we have a very strong bond with our local captains and their families. The captain, the crew on our vessels and our fantastic ground staff, are all Croatian. Unlike big ocean liners whose proceeds go to corporate firms and hedge funds, the revenue generated from our ships are invested into the local community.
Why book with Unforgettable Croatia
100% Financial Protection
We are a licensed and fully bonded tour operator financially protected by both the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL) and the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust (ABTOT). All clients that travel with us are fully financially protected.
Our travel experts live and breathe the destinations they specialise in. This shows in their passionate to create hand crafted trips for our clients. We don’t offer cookie cutter trips, just truly unforgettable journeys unlike any other.
The Best Guides
What makes our trips extraordinary is the unique immersive experiences we include. We pride ourselves in our black book of sought after expert guides, game rangers and local contacts who believe in our philosophy, unforgettable.
From the moment you book your trip, we are on hand 24/7 to assist you throughout your journey. With regional offices around the world, we have ground logistics teams on hand to help you every step of the way.
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