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Cruise Croatia: Kvarner Bay of Islands: Opatija to Opatija

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 699

Cruise the Dalmatian coast to discover one of Europe’s newest, yet most timeless and beautiful ‘it’ destinations. This Croatia cruise takes you to delightful villages, old and new, all while sailing the beautiful waters of the Adriatic.


Please see LEFT BAR for ship details. A and A+ category ships are used on this itinerary.

This 8-day Croatia cruise sets sail from Opatija, taking a mix of Adriatic highlights and lesser known gems.

Spend your first evening in Krk, one of the most varied of villages in the region. Then set sail for Rab Island, where medieval walls still watch over the city. Visitors however might prefer the view from nearby Kamenjak Hill. Sail to Zadar, following a short swimming stop on Maun Island. Zadar is the Dalmatia’s historic economic centre, and maintains the role today. Enjoy the highlights on a city tour, including the 2000 year old Roman Forum, and the Church of St Donatius.

Cruise to one of the lesser known islands north of Zadar, docking at the tiny harbour of either Molat or Olib. This is your chance to appreciate the natural beauty of the islands with few other tourists around you. A Captain’s dinner party awaits you back on board that evening. As you sail on, admire the beautiful flowers of Ilovik, and the ‘sunshine island’ Losinj. The popular tourist area of Cikat Bay is particularly good for beach going or windsurfing if you’re so inclined.

The first thing that will strike you about Cres Island is its towering forests, with the wineries and olive plantations perhaps close behind. In fact, this island has been inhabited since the Stone Age, with remains scattered across it, along with neighbouring Losinj, which used to be part of the same island until the Romans separated them by digging an artificial channel. Finally, return to Opatija, with an afternoon to explore the local villages before a farewell party aboard ship.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 699

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Day 1

Opatija to Krk Island

Today your cruise departs at 13:00 with lunch on board followed by a swim stop in the crystal clear sea on route to Krk Island - the largest of the Croatian islands. Krk has immense variety in its villages large and small, gentle green promenades bare rocky wilderness, tiny islands and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. Evening at leisure to enjoy numerous cafes and restaurants alongside the waterfront. Overnight in town of Krk.

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration7 Nights
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MV Morena

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Day 2

Krk Island to Rab Island

After breakfast cruise towards Rab Island known as the "island of love". Sightseeing of town encircled by medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Enjoy the "gallery" on the streets and squares and try famous "Rapska torta" cake, it is a must. If the time allows walk up to Kamenjak hill to enjoy the magnificent sunset. Overnight in town of Rab.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Rab Island to Zadar

This morning you will cruise from Rab towards Zadar along Pag Island with a swim stop on the tiny Maun Island. Enjoy guided tour of the city, which was for centuries the metropolis of Dalmatia, and today the centre of the region. Zadar is rich in monumental heritage of world importance visible on every step. Here you can see The Roman forum dated to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dated to the 9th century AD - the most famous medieval basilica and the symbol of the city, the mighty city walls with representative Port and Land gates from the 16th century AD, and numerous palaces, villas. The town is full of great restaurants packed in the centre. Of special interest are the famous Zadar Sea Organs, one of a kind in the world and "The Greeting to the Sun" light installation.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4

Zadar to Molat Island or Olib

This morning you will have an early departure for Molat or Olib Island (depending on available space in the small harbours). Both islands are situated in the northern part of Zadar's archipelago where one can enjoy peace and serenity. The small, often bare islands of northern Dalmatia - sometimes called the Zadar archipelago - see much less in the way of mass tourism than those in the south, and their unspoilt, largely rural nature provides them with bags of off-the-beaten-track allure. This evening will be a Captain's dinner party on board and overnight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5

Molat Island or Olib to Ilovik and Losinj Island

After breakfast and morning swim, cruise towards Ilovik, the island of flowers for a short stop before departing for Losinj Island, one of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic due to the abundance of pine trees and clear waters. Mali Losinj is known as the "sunshine island". On arrival take a walk along the harbor or walk up to the Losinj Aromatic Garden or simply visit nearby, picturesque, town of Veli Losinj. The tourist area is centred around Cikat bay, which is well known for its beach and its good windsurfing options. Overnight in Mali Losinj.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6

Losinj Island to Cres Island

After a morning swim leave for Cres Island, a long and narrow island covered with oak, beech and pine forests as well as wineyards and olive tree plantations. The islands of Cres and Losinj have been inhabited since the Stone Age. The oldest remains found date back to the times of the cave man and his habitats, such as Jami na sredi in south Cres or Vela Spilja on the west coast of Osorscica. Cres and Mali Losinj used to be one island but a channel dug by the Romans separated them. Spend the night in the harbour of this typical medieval town Cres.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 7

Cres Island to Opatija

After breakfast leave for Opatija. On route you can experience the spectacular views of famous Opatija Riviera. Late afternoon arrival to Opatija for a stroll along the famous Franz Joseph promenade - Lungo Mare to the numerous cafes and restaurants in Opatija or nearby fishermen's village Volosko - well known for excellent seafood restaurants, the best in the region, as well as among the best in Croatia. For your last night on board enjoy a farewell party on the ship, a great opportunity for exchanging addresses with other passengers who have by now become your new friends.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 8

Depart Opatija

After breakfast say goodbye to the crew. You are free to make your onward travel arrangements from here.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2018: Apr 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct 6, 13

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Hot and cold buffet breakfast daily
  • 3-course lunch daily
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Captain's dinner
  • Two towels for personal use per week
  • Daily cabin servicing
  • Fresh bed linen
  • Fresh towels midweek

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Vistior's tax and port fees
  • Dinners
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entrance to National Parks (prices vary from 10-15 Euro per person)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share. Subject to availability at the time of booking.

TB KATARINOPA18CRDIS: KL1
13 Oct 2018
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