- Signature Opatija cruise on board a brand new 2019/2020 balcony ship
- Explore the most hidden and untouched islands in the Adriatic
- Walking tours led by expert guides in Zadar, Rab, Losinj and Opatija
- Guided tour and entry to the UNESCO listed Plitvice Lakes National Park
- Visit Zadar and its impressive Sea Organ and magical sun dial
- Sample local food and drinks, include sweet Rab cake on Rab Island and Maraschino liqueur in Zadar
- Delicious on board dining with daily buffet breakfasts and 3 course lunches
- Lots of swim stops for enjoy the crystal-clear blue waters of the Adriatic
- Arrival and departure transfers
This unforgettable 7-night adventure travels from the northern resort town of Opatija, along the spectacular Croatian coast, winding through the country’s island jewels, including stops to experience Rab, the ‘island of love,’ the city of Zadar, stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park, Losinj Island and Cres Island.
DAY 1: Opatija (D)
After your arrival into Opatija, you’ll be met by private transfer to board our Signature cruising ship, checking in from 1 p.m. Enjoy time at your leisure to explore this 19th-century wellness resort town known for its grand villas, lovely churches, impressive monuments and perfectly manicured parks. Renowned for attracting many rich and famous from Europe during the belle epoque, it still enjoys many aristocratic charms. Back on board, you’ll be able to meet and mingle with your captain and crew, the cruise director and your fellow passengers at a special Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Reception and overnight in Opatija.
DAY 2: Opatija – Rab (B, L)
Our first stop is atmospheric Rab, the ‘island of love.’ One of the greenest islands in the Adriatic, it has a magical aura and an impressive Old Town enclosed by ancient city walls. Join our local guide for an inspirational tour through the stone streets lined with centuries-old facades, witnessing Romanesque church towers, medieval palaces and the 16th-century monastery of St. Justine. Look forward to tasting the native Rab cakes too, a delicious traditional sweet.
Day 3: Rab – Zadar (B, L)
This morning we’ll continue our cruise to the center of Dalmatia, docking at the intriguing 3,000-year-old walled city of Zadar. You’ll be led by a local guide for a walking tour of some of its most fascinating sights, including Romanesque churches, Roman ruins and medieval architecture, and enjoy a tasting of the city’s sweet authentic cherry Maraschino liquor. Experience the unique Sea Organ which plays tunes created by nature, using the waves through a system of underwater pipes beneath the marble steps as you gaze out at the sunset Alfred Hitchcock once called one of the world’s most stunning.
DAY 4: Plitvice Lakes National Park (B, D)
One of the most popular sights in all of Croatia is on the itinerary today. Set off after breakfast for one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. The Plitvice Lakes National Park has been featured in countless viral posts and travel publications with its 16 terraced aquamarine-colored lakes and seemingly endless travertine falls. Follow our expert guide across the winding wooden pathways and bridges where you’ll be immersed in this lush fantasy-like scene. Return to Zadar and enjoy dinner on board.
DAY 5: Zadar – Losinj (B, L)
Continuing our cruise early this morning, we’ll sail to the picturesque, lush isle of Losinj with its vibrant green landscapes dotted with herbs, wildflowers and pine trees surrounded by crystal-clear azure waters. We’ll stop for a swim that enticing sea before docking in the town of Mali Losinj, home to one of the prettiest harbors in the Adriatic. Discover the delights of this fishing village on a guided tour that will reveal fascinating insights into the island’s history, heritage culture.
DAY 6: Losinj – Cres (B, L)
We’re in no rush today, so relax and enjoy a leisurely breakfast followed by a swim before we depart for Cres, sailing through the Kvarner Gulf. The least developed island in Croatia, there’s only a tiny human population and plenty of remote, unspoiled wilderness terrain, along with olive groves and vineyards that makes it ideal for a scenic stroll. After we arrive, you’ll have time to explore its gorgeous beaches, caves, abandoned hamlets and Cres town, where you’ll note glimpses of its storied past throughout. Inhabited since the Palaeolithic era, it’s been touched by the Romans, Byzantines, the first independent Croatians and Venetians.
DAY 7: Cres – Opatija (B, L, D)
We’ll sail early, returning to the starting point of our journey, Opatija. Along the way you’ll have another opportunity for a swim in a serene bay. You might want to capture photos of the beautiful Opatija Riviera as we approach the harbor. Once there, enjoy exploring this former resort town that was reserved for only the higher ranks of society. Visit Villa Angiolina, built in 1844, today it serves as the Museum of Croatian Tourism and features exhibits that reveal its memorable past. Take a stroll along the seafront promenade and then join us back on board for the farewell Captain’s dinner.
DAY 8: Departure (B)
Our finally morning has arrived. Enjoy breakfast to fuel up for your ongoing journey, taking private transfer after bidding goodbye, to your onward hotel or the airport.
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.
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- 7-night Signature balcony cruise from Opatija
- Brand new 2019/2020 built ship
- Daily buffet breakfast with fresh fruit and daily three-course set lunches with a choice of beverage daily (with the exception of Day 4 which includes dinner)
- Complimentary filtered water, tea and coffee throughout the cruise
- A choice of drink with your lunches and dinners (wine, beer or a soft drink)
- 3 Evening meals including captain’s farewell dinner with live entertainment
- Guided walking tours of Zadar, Rab, Losinj and Opatija
- Entrance fee and guided tour at Plitvice Lakes National Park
- Rab cake tasting experience on Rab Island
- Maraschino cherry liqueur tasting in Zadar
- On board lectures
- English-speaking cruise director
- Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
- Visitors taxes and port fees
- Arrival and departure transfers within Opatija
- Flights to Croatia
Price based in double occupancy in a double or twin room. 60% single person supplement.
2020 Departure dates
Opatija to Opatija Departures
- June 27
- September 19