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. The Kvarner Bay treasures islands of unique beauty and diversity. Embark on the journey of discovery, spend eight unforgettable days cruising the north Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Savour delicious cuisine, enjoy beautiful sights, dip into the cleanest seawater and let the tranquillity fulfil your soul and sharpen your senses. Every day offers new opportunities and enough time at leisure to explore a new island, antique churches, various historical monuments, and feel the authentic small island way of life.
Swimming at secluded beaches, Zadar Sea Organs, Rab belltowers, Lošinj scent garden
Day 1 OPATIJA – KRK (L, T)
Departure at 14h with lunch on board. Late arrivals can join in Krk town, situated on the homonymous island. On route, stop for swimming in the most crystal clear water you may have ever 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 the Krk town. Relax and enjoy many bars or restaurants. Afternoon wine tasting in Vrbnik village with bus transfer from Krk. Overnight in Krk town.
Day 2 KRK – RAB (B, L, T)
After breakfast, cruise towards Rab, known as the “island of love”. On arrival, join a guided tour to visit the imposing stone walls and striking Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Many streets and squares act as open-air galleries for artists working outside. Do not miss to taste the famous “Rapska torta“ cake (the recipe is secret). If weather permits, walk up to Kamenjak hill and watch the magnificent sunset. Overnight in the town of Rab.
Day 3 RAB – ZADAR (B, L)
Morning cruise from Rab towards Zadar, travelling by Pag, an island of the unusual, moon-like landscape. Swim stop on a tiny Maun island. After arrival in Zadar, join the guided tour. The city is today the centre of the region and was the metropolis of the 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.
Day 4 ZADAR – KORNATI (B, L)
Today, visit the region of the famous Kornati National Park – rich in fish and cultural and historic remains. Historic remains of the old Illyrian fortress, Roman villas, old Christian church of St. Mary and Medieval fortresses and settlements add to the value of these islands. The 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. 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”.
Day 5 KORNATI – MALI LOŠINJ (B, L)
After breakfast and a morning swim, cruise towards Lošinj, known as “the sunshine island” with an abundance of pines, wildflowers 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 the guided walking tour, followed by a visit to the 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 Aromatic Garden or to the smaller town of Veli Lošinj, both easy to reach and explore on foot. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.
Day 6 MALI LOŠINJ – CRES (B, L)
Departure for the Cres island after the morning swim. Possible swim stop on island Susak, if weather permits. Cres is an unspoiled island, long and narrow abundant with olive groves, vineyards, forests of oak, beech and remarkable stone walls. Cres and Mali Lošinj made once one island before the Romans dug a narrow channel to separate them. Optional dinner in the village Loznati (transfer from Cres) where to taste the best traditional lamb specialities this island has to offer. Alternatively, spend the night in the port of Cres – a typical medieval town with hidden squares and courtyards. Overnight in Cres.
Day 7 CRES – OPATIJA (B, L, CD)
After breakfast, departure towards Opatija. The famous Opatija Riviera is best seen from the sea. Arrive in the late afternoon. Stroll the longest lungomare (seaside promenade) in Croatia and stop in Volosko, a traditional fishing village. On the 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.
DAY 8 OPATIJA (B)
Gather for one final breakfast, followed by goodbyes with all the new friends and the crew before they see you off in the port of Opatija where the transfer to the airports awaits.
Legend: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner, T – tasting, CD – Captain`s dinner
Prices & Terms
Dates & Prices 2024
|Boats: MV Maritimo, MV Fantazija||
DELUXE SUPERIOR VIP main deck
DELUXE SUPERIOR main deck
DELUXE SUPERIOR lower deck
DELUXE main deck
DELUXE lower deck
Prices are per person in EUR in a dbl/twin cabin.
Cruise price includes
- Arrival and departure local transfers in Opatija (on the day of arrival and day of departure)
- 7-night cruise in a deluxe air-conditioned cabin with ensuite bathroom
- Welcome reception & cocktail
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Three-course lunch daily + cheese and salad bar
- Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
- Complimentary water
- Coffee and tea after lunch
- Olive oil and wine tasting on board
- Abundance of fruit
- Professional tour manager
- Visitors’ tax & port fees
- Luggage handling
- Daily cabin service and towel change
- Midweek bed linen change
- Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
- Guided walking tours of towns Opatija, Lošinj, Zadar, Rab and Krk
- Apoxyomenos Museum in Mali Lošinj entrance fee
- National Park Kornati and Nature Park Telašćica entrance fees
- Wine tasting in Vrbnik
- Rab cake tasting
No additional fees on arrival except gratuities and drinks from the bar.
*Optional dinner in village Loznati (the island of Cres, transfer included) EUR 50.- min 10 pax
- Reservation fee of 35% of the total amount
- Remainder latest one month prior to arrival
- 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)
- 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, organiser 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 behaviour captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark.
Cabin Type Descriptions
The most recent class of Katarina Line vessels, crème de la crème on the Adriatic Sea. Built with high-quality materials of solid wood, glass, marble, stainless steel and similar materials, these vessels are floating mini boutique hotels. Minimum 47 meters in length, newly built or refurbished, 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 boxes, hairdryers, bathroom toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, LCD TV, etc.
Modern and state-of-the-art vessels, 42 to 47 meters in length. The vast sun deck includes a hot tub, a beautiful lounge area and sunbeds to enjoy wonderful Adriatic scenery. Deluxe vessels feature spacious, lavishly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins (12 to 17m2 in size) with double or twin beds, safety deposit box, LCD TV, bathroom toiletries, hairdryer, cupboard & wardrobe cabinet.
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