Best Kept Secret Kvarner 2020

Explore stunning Kvarner Bay on a premium deluxe motor boat that takes you from one pearl to another in a beautiful archipelago.

  • From: 1500 €
  • Harbour: Opatija
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Description

Cruising on a deluxe premium motor boat along the magnificent Kvarner coastline with visits to many islands on the route.

OPATIJA – KRK – RAB – ZADAR – KORNATI – MALI LOŠINJ – CRES – OPATIJA

Small ship cruises along the charming Croatian coastline and islands on the lavishly designed, fully air-conditioned Deluxe Superior vessel. For this trip all you will need is a few T-shirts and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days sailing on the northern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the chef) take care of you.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Swimming at secluded beaches, Zadar Sea Organs, Rab belltowers, Lošinj scent garden

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Itinerary

SATURDAY      OPATIJA-KRK  (L,T)

Departure at 13h 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. Afternoon wine tasting in Vrbnik village with bus transfer from Krk. Overnight in Krk town.

SUNDAY      KRK-RAB (B, L, T)

After breakfast, we cruise towards Rab island known as the “island of love”. On arrival, there are the imposing stone walls and you’ll see 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 and try the famous “Rapska torta“ cake (the receipe is secret). If weather permits, walk up to Kamenjak hill and watch the magnificent sunset. Overnight in town of Rab.

MONDAY      RAB-ZADAR (B, L)

Morning cruise from Rab towards Zadar, travelling by Pag island with it’s unusual moon-like landscape. We stop to swim on tiny MAUN island. After arrival in Zadar enjoy guided tour. 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.

TUESDAY      ZADAR-KORNATI (B, L, D)

Today we visit the region of the famous National Park Kornati – rich in fish and cultural and historic remains. Historic remains of old Ilyrian fortress, Roman villas, old Christian church of St. Mary and medieval fortresses and settlements add to the value of these islands. Kornati consists of 140 islands and reefs. Inlets of some islands descend steeply into the sea, a hundred meters deep in places, and dramatically razor sharp. It is truly something remarkable to see. Dinner on board. Overnight in Telašćica Bay on Dugi Otok. Possibility to walk to the white cliffs vertically falling down 90 m into the sea and rising up to 200 m over the sea as well as the salt Lake “Mir”.

WEDNESDAY      KORNATI-MALI LOŠINJ (B, L)

After breakfast and a morning swim, we cruise towards 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 to Mali Lošinj, enjoy walking tour followed by visit to Museum of Apoxyomenos. The museum is dedicated to the ancient bronze statue of an athlete found in the sea near the island. Walk up to the Lošinj Aromati Garden or to the smaller town of Veli Lošinj both easy to reach and explore on foot. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.

THURSDAY      MALI LOŠINJ-CRES (B, L)

We leave for Cres island after our morning swim. Possible swim stop on island Susak, if weather permits. 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 Lošinj were once one island before the Romans dug a narrow channel to separate them. Optional dinner in village Loznati (with transfer from Cres) where you can try the best traditional lamb specialties this island has to offer. Spend the night in the harbor of this typical medieval town Cres with hidden squares and courtyards.

FRIDAY      CRES-OPATIJA (B, L, CD)

After breakfast, we leave for Opatija. The famous Opatija Riviera is best seen from the sea. We arrive in late afternoon. Stroll the longest lungomare (seaside promenade) in Croatia or stop in Volosko, a traditional fishing village. On your last night, enjoy captain`s dinner with live entertainment on board. This would be a great time to swap contact details with your new friends and plan your return.

SATURDAY      OPATIJA Check out (B)

After breakfast say goodbye to the crew and hope to see you again aboard Katarina Line cruises.

* Legend: B – breakfast; L – lunch; D – dinner; T – tasting; CD – Captain’s dinner

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Prices & Terms

Dates & Prices 2020

 

Opatija harbour Saturdays at 13:00/Check in from 11:00

7 nights/8 days with half board
(breakfast & 3 course lunch)

A B
08.08.
15.08.
25.07.
01.08.
Deluxe SUPERIOR VIP / main deck  2000 2100
Deluxe SUPERIOR / main deck  1800 1900
Deluxe SUPERIOR / lower deck 1500 1600

Prices are per person in EUR in a dbl/twin cabin.

Cruise price includes 7 night cruise with half board service (breakfast & 3 course lunch).

Payment

  • Reservation fee of 35% of the total amount 
  • Remainder latest one month prior to arrival


General Terms

  • The Captain reserves the right in changing the route in case of bad weather conditions
  • All cruise departures are guaranteed, however if less than 10 participants are booked, organizer reserves the right in cancelling the departure and changing the ship name if the need arises.
  • Guests are obliged to follow the ship rules and regulations found in written form onboard especially in regards to bringing drinks on board.
  • In case of inappropriate behavior captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark.

Cancellation conditions

  • From the day of confirmation up till 30 days prior to arrival – reservation fee is non-refundable
  • 29-22 days – 40% of the remaining balance
  • 21-15 days – 60% of the remaining balance
  • 14-0 days – 100% fee
  • Name change / date change fee – EUR 20 per person (valid only if the change is done up till 30 days prior booked departure, otherwise regular cancellation clause will be applied)

Reductions & Supplements

  • single use of cabin +50% (limited number of single cabins without supplement available)

Obligatory Supplement

VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED (to be paid on the spot) EUR 40.- per person per week

Optional supplement

Optional dinner in village Loznati (island of Cres, transfer included) EUR 50 (min 10 pax)

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Notes

Cabin Type Descriptions

DELUXE SUPERIOR: New class of newer and larger vessels, the best vessels that exist on the Adriatic sea built with high quality materials of solid wood, glass, marble, stainless steel and similar materials. Minimum 47 meters in length, newly built or refurbished after 2016, with hot tubs and beautiful sun decks with lounge area, deckchairs and more. Spacious, superbly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20m2 in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.

Included services: Airport transfers, buffet breakfasts and three course lunches with salad and cheese bar , drink with lunch, Captain’s dinner with live music, sightseeing, English speaking tour manager,  various entrance fees, various tastings, Visitors’ tax & port fees,  luggage handling, daily cabin service, tea and coffee all day, water dispenser available. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

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