7 Night Deluxe Dubrovnik to Opatija Cruise

DUBROVNIK – KORCULA – METKOVIC – SPLIT – KRKA WATERFALLS – SIBENIK – ZADAR – RAB – OPATIJA

7 nights from $ 2,195.00 Request a Quote

A magical deluxe cruise along the full length of the stunning Croatian coastline with stops in Dubrovnik, Metkovic, Split, Krka, Šibenik, Zadar, Rab and Opatija. Enjoy magnificent cities, breathtaking nature and pristine coastline on board a brand new ship.

Best For: Guests looking for a slightly faster paced trip to enjoy the full Croatian coast

Highlights

  • 7-night one-way Croatia deluxe cruise from Dubrovnik to Opatija in a choice of cabin
  • Explore the wonderful scenery in Metkovic, the museum of Croatia, on a barge trip
  • Enjoy the Krka National Park and the spectacular waterfalls – a site not to be missed
  • Experience Rab Island, the Island of Love and admire the dazzling sunset
  • Visit the charming town of Zadar, known for its authentic medieval architecture
  • Professional tour manager with guided tours of Dubrovnik, Korcula, Split, Zadar, Rab & Opatija
  • Price includes entrance to the stunning Krka National Park and wine tasting at the Bibich Winery
  • Includes breakfast, lunch and 3 evening meals including the Captains Dinner.
Cruise map, Dubrovnik to Opatija, return

Overview

Explore the full length of the magnificent Croatian coastline on a deluxe cruise whilst enjoying a high level of personalized service, delicious onboard meals and a selection of guided tours and gastronomic experiences. Visit the chic southern Dalmatian islands and explore the unspoilt Kvarner islands.

Itinerary

Dubrovnik old town, Croatia

Day 1 DUBROVNIK – KORČULA

Head 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 through the tiny streets of the old town, where there are many traditional restaurants known as konobas and cocktail bars.

View of old city from the sea, with city walls and towers, the cathedral, in Korcula, Croatia

Day 2 KORČULA – METKOVIĆ

Cruise to Metković and take a barge trip to explore the wonderful scenery known for mandarin plantations. Visit Vid archaeological museum Narona as the first ‘in situ’ museum in Croatia exhibiting the remains of a Roman temple – the Augusteum – and 17 colossal marble statues. Discover places where the ancient Illyrians, Greeks, Romans once sailed, and the pirates of Neretva planned their raids of enemy galleys. Learn about the flora and fauna and the diversity of wild birds and the traditional lifestyle of the Neretva people. Enjoy the Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on this fantastic deluxe cruise.

Old fort in Split, Croatia - architecture background, Split, Croatia

Day 3 METKOVIĆ – SPLIT

From Metković our 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, you will walk through the bustling old town center and vibrant local market.

Aerial Photo of Krka waterfalls in the Krka National Park in autumn, Croatia.

Day 4 SPLIT – NP KRKA WATERFALLS – ŠIBENIK

The cruise continues to Skradin from where we will experience the famous Bibich winery to enjoy wine tasting and lunch followed by exploring national park Krka. We will have the opportunity to visit ‘Skradinski Buk,’ where in 17 falls, with up to 100 meters broad cascades, the Krka rushes 45.7 meters down. Ensure you do not forget to bring your bathing suit! We sail onwards to Šibenik, situated almost at central part of the Croatian Adriatic coast.

Greeting to the Sun, Zadar, Croatia

Day 5 ŠIBENIK – ZADAR

We proceed to Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia, well known for its rich historical heritage of world importance. We visit 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 and the mighty city walls. We also have an opportunity to wander around the Museum of ancient glass and numerous churches in the old town, many palaces and villas, as well as the famous Sea Organs and “Greeting to the Sun” light installation, on the city’s waterfront, not forgetting the Maraschino liquor tasting.

Rab Island, Korcula

Day 6 ZADAR – RAB ISLAND

 

We cruise towards Rab, the ‘island of love’. We take a tour of the town, visiting the medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. We experience the ‘gallery’ on the streets and squares where many painters and artists exhibit their works. We participate in a ‘Rab cake’ demonstration and tasting. According to the legend, the recipe for Rab cake was created by nuns in the monastery when catering to the visiting Pope.  We enjoy the magnificent sunset and a glorious view of Rab and surrounding islands.

Moscenicka Draga village turquoise beach at sunrise, Opatija riviera of Croatia

Day 7 RAB ISLAND – OPATIJA

On route to our final destination we experience magnificent views of the famous Opatija Riviera. We take a tour of Opatija with a visit to Kraš Choco bar to sample the exclusive chocolate cocktails and ice-cream! We take a wander along the famous Franz Joseph promenade – Lungo Mare – to the nearby fishermen’s village, Volosko – well known for the best seafood restaurants in Croatia. The farewell dinner with live entertainment is a great opportunity to exchange addresses on our final night.

Colorful mediterranean street architecture of Opatija, Kvarner bay of Croatia

Day 8 OPATIJA

After breakfast we say goodbye to the crew and our fellow travellers and take a private transfer to either Zagreb Airport or to your hotel for an extended stay to explore the Istria Peninsula.

Your Ship

MV Avangard

The MV Avangard is one of the most sought after small ships in Croatia. This modern luxury mega yacht was launched in 2017 with a capacity of 36 guests on board and 9 crew. This stunning deluxe ship features 18 cabins split across two decks, all with en-suite facilities, direct communication with the kitchen and all fully air-conditioned. This spacious 164 foot vessel offers plenty of onboard space for guests to relax and unwind, including a Jacuzzi on the sundeck.

MV Infinity

The MV Infinity was launched after much anticipation in 2016 and features 19 cabins with a capacity of 38 guests. This beautifully appointed deluxe ship has emerged as one of the most sought-after cruise ship in Croatia, setting the standards for luxury refinement. The MV Infinity is the first locally built small cruise ship to feature upper deck cabins with their own private balconies, perfect for admiring the idyllic Dalmatian coast islands from the comfort of your private balcony.

What’s Included

  • A one-way deluxe cruise from Dubrovnik to Opatija in a choice of cabin
  • Private arrival and departure transfers from Dubrovnik airport/hotel and to Zagreb/Pula Airport/hotel
  • 7 nights cruise in a choice of cabins
  • Welcome reception & cocktail
  • Daily buffet breakfast with generous fresh fruit selection
  • 3 Course set lunch with a choice of wine or beer
  • 1 litre of bottled water per person daily
  • Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
  • Authentic Croatian village dinner party
  • Services of the professional Tour Manager
  • Guided walking tours of the towns of Dubrovnik, Korčula, Split, Zadar, Rab & Opatija
  • Entrance to the Krka National Park
  • Wine tasting tour of the exclusive Bibich Winery
  • Visitor tax & port fees
  • Luggage handling
  • Daily cabin service
  • WiFi onboard

What’s Extra

  • Gratuities

Price based in double occupancy in a double or twin room. 50% single person supplement.

2019 Departure dates

Dubrovnik to Opatija Departures

  • May 25th
  • Sept 14th

Opatija to Dubrovnik Departure

  • June 8th

2020 Departure dates

Dubrovnik to Opatija Departures

  • June 20th
  • Sept 12th

Opatija to Dubrovnik Departure

  • July 4th

Departure Dates & Prices

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  • The prices on our website are based on low season departures in May and October. Vacations from June through September will be higher, so please adjust your budget accordingly
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