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Katarina Cruise Line: Kvarner Bay of Islands: Opatija to Opatija

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 809

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$ 809

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Day 1

Opatija to Krk Island

Departure at 01:00pm with lunch on board. Late arrivals can join in Krk. Krk is the largest Croatian island and on route we stop to swim in the mosty crystal clear water you may ever have seen. Krk has diverse villages of various sizes, stunning promenades, dramatic rock faces with tiny islands and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. There's a buzz along the waterfront of Krk Town. Enjoy the many bars or restaurants there and relax. Overnight in Krk town.

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration7 Nights
Accommodation

MV Morena

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    MV Morena



    The MV Morena is a first generation of steel hull vessel, with 16 double or twin fully air-conditioned spacious ensuite cabins.

    The MV Morena is a first generation of steel hull vessel, with 16 double or twin fully air-conditioned spacious ensuite cabins.

    Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Sundeck

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Day 2

Krk Island to Rab Island

After breakfast, we cruise towards Rab island known as the "island of love". On arrival, join a guided tour (included on Premium Superior & Premium) to see imposing stone walls and Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Many streets and squares are like open-pair galleries, as artists work outside. Do not miss the famous "Rapska torta" cake (the recipe is secret, tasting included for Premium Superior & Premium). If weather permits, walk up to Kamenjak hill and watch the magnificent sunset. Overnight in town of Rab.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Rab Island to Zadar

Morning cruise from Rab towards Zadar, traveling by Pag island with it's unusual moon-like landscape. We stop to swim on tiny MAUN island. In Zadar there's an optional guided tour (included on Premium Superior & Premium). The city is today the centre of the region and was the metropolis of Dalmatia region for many centuries.The rich cultural heritage is visible at every turn: The Roman forum which dates to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dating to the 9th century AD - the most famous Medieval basilica and the symbol of the city. The imposing and mighty city walls with representative Port and Land gates are from the 16th century AD, and there are numerous palaces and villas of former noble families. Great restaurants line part of the waterfront and the centre of town. Famous, contemporary creations are the Zadar Sea Organ, one of a kind in the world (listen to the sound) and "The Greeting to the Sun" light installation. Overnight in Zadar.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4

Zadar to Molat Island or Olib

Early departure for Molat or Olib island (depending on available space in the small harbours) in the northern part of the Zadar archipelago. Think pure peace and serenity. Tonight it's the Captain's dinner party on board and overnight here (Included on Premium Superior & Premium).

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5

Molat Island or Olib to Ilovik and Losinj Island

After breakfast and a morning swim, we cruise towards Ilovik. It may have only a few hundred inhabitants but Ilovik has lovely bays and crystal clear water. We make a short stop before leaving for Losinj known as "sunshine island" and abundance of pines, wild flowers and herbs. Losinj is one of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic waters for its hidden coves and cool Mediterranean vibe. On arrival, stroll along the pretty waterfront or walk up to the Losinj Aromatic Garden full of indigenous herbs and plants. The smaller town of Veli Losinj is easy to reach if you want to explore on foot. Overnight in Mali Losinj.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6

Losinj Island to Cres Island

We leave for Cres island after our morning swim. This unspoiled island is long and narrow island with olive groves, vineyards, forests of oak, beech and along with some remarkable stone walls. Cres and Mali Losinj were once one island before the Romans dug a narrow channel to separate them. Spend the night in the harbor of this typical medieval town Cres with hidden squares and courtyards.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 7

Cres Island to Opatija

After breakfast, we leave for Opatija. The famous Opatija Riviera is best seen from the sea. On arrival in the afternoon, join a walking tour of Opatija (included on Premium Superior). Stroll the longest lungomare (seaside promenade) in Croatia or stop in Volosko, a traditional fishing village with some of the best fish restaurants in the country. On your last night on board, maybe have a farewell party under the stars. This would be a great time to swap contact details with your new friends and plan your return. Many people come back, again and again.

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:

2020: Saturdays April 11-Oct 10

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 KATARINOPA20CR: KL1
10 Oct 2020
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