Island hopping – Kvarner bay

Explore stunning Kvarner Bay islands and Zadar.Spend mornings admiring the spectacular scenery and swimming in crystal clear sea

  • From: 370 €
  • Harbour: Opatija
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Description

Cruising on vintage sailboats along the magnificent Kvarner coastline & visiting islands on the route.

OPATIJA – KRK – RAB – ZADAR – MOLAT or OLIB – (Ilovik) LOŠINJ – CRES – OPATIJA (KL1)

For this trip all you will need is a few T-shirts and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days cruising 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. During the day you can swim, sunbathe, snorkel, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea. The evenings you have at leisure to find a good restaurant or discover old churches or other historical monuments…

HIGHLIGHTS:

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

Cruising in Croatia - Nature & Culture - Island hopping - Kvarner bay
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Itinerary

Saturday OPATIJA – KRK ISLAND (L)

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. Overnight in Krk town.

Sunday KRK ISLAND – RAB ISLAND (B, L)

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.

Monday RAB ISLAND – 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. 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.

Tuesday ZADAR – MOLAT ISLAND or OLIB (B, L, CD)

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).

Wednesday MOLAT ISLAND or OLIB ISLAND – ILOVIK – MALI LOŠINJ ISLAND (B, L)

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 Mali Lošinj known as “sunshine island” and abundance of pines, wild flowers and herbs. Mali Lošinj 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 Lošinj Aromatic Garden full of indigenous herbs and plants. The smaller town of Veli Lošinj is easy to reach if you want to explore on foot. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.

Thursday MALI LOŠINJ ISLAND – CRES ISLAND (B, L)

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 Lošinj 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.

Friday CRES ISLAND – OPATIJA (B, L)

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.

Saturday OPATIJA (B)

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

Legend: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner, CD – Captain’s dinner

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Prices & Terms

Dates & Prices 2020

Departures:

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

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

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11.04.
18.04.
25.04.
03.10.
10.10.
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09.05.
16.05.
23.05.
26.09.
23.05.
30.05.
06.06.
19.09.
06.06.
13.06.
05.09.
12.09.
19.09.
20.06.
15.08.
22.08.
29.08.
05.09.
27.06.
04.07.
11.07.
18.07.
25.07.
01.08.
08.08.
PREMIUM SUPERIOR Upper/Main Deck 750 820 890 995 1065 1105
 PREMIUM SUPERIOR Lower Deck 715 775 815 925 995 1025
PREMIUM Upper/Main Deck 650 715 775 865 925 960
PREMIUM Lower Deck 620 675 710 805 865 890
TRADITIONAL ENSUITE Upper/Main Deck 455 510 580 670 720 750
TRADITIONAL ENSUITE Lower Deck 425 480 510 615 670 700
TRADITIONAL Upper/Main Deck 395 435 500 530 570 610
TRADITIONAL Lower Deck 370 415 455 480 520 555

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


Conditions & Cancellation policy

  • 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

  • adult on 3rd bed in a triple cabin  – 30%
  • children under 10 years  – 50%
  • 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

 

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Notes

Cabin Type Descriptions

Traditional: Wooden ships, cabins with washbasin and bunk beds. Shared showers/toilettes, air-conditioned salon, cabins have no A/C.

Included services: Continental breakfasts, three course lunches, water dispenser available. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Traditional ensuite: Wooden ships, air-conditioned cabins with private shower/toilet, mostly bunk beds, air-conditioned salon.

Included services: Continental breakfasts, three course lunches, water dispenser available. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Premium: Premium steel hulled vessels with modern traditional look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box. Ships are from 29 to 35m in length with cabins 8 to 14m2 in size.

Included services: Buffet breakfasts, three course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board (except on KL1 route from Opatija and Naturist/FKK tour from Split ), one guided tour, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee, water dispenser available. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Premium Superior: Premium superior vessels are recently built mini deluxe vessels featuring similar comfort, but are smaller in size – 38 to 41m in length. Air-conditioned cabins are 8 to 14m2 in size with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Included services: Buffet breakfasts, three course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board, three guided tours, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee, water dispenser available. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

UPPER/MAIN DECK CABINS ARE ALLOCATED ACCORDING TO AVAILABILITY! Lower deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck

 

Optional Supplements

Entrances to National Parks Prices vary from EUR 10. – 25. per person depending on season and park visited (to be paid on the spot)
Dinner supplement EUR 115 per person/week, min. 10 pax required
Baby chair or baby cot rental EUR 50 per week (to be paid on the spot)
Parking Possible from EUR 10 – 15 daily (Opatija, Split, Dubrovnik)
Airport transfers Free local transfers (from Opatija hotels to Opatija port)
Wedding renewal or other occasional / special day celebration package From EUR 150 per couple – includes renewal ceremony performed by the captain, certificate, champagne, gift
Pre/post cruise accommodation Available on request – villas, hotels, private accommodation, hostels…
Ferry Tickets Cabins, seats or deck, available for coastal & intenational ferry connections

 

OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR TRADITIONAL AND TRADITIONAL ENSUITE VESSELS
(already included on other categories)
English breakfast supplement EUR 40 per week – incl. 2 eggs, bacon, tomato and mushrooms, or fruit & yoghurt, or similar (regular continental breakfast included in price of the cruise includes: coffee, tea, milk, glass of juice, cereal, bread, a variety of spreads – butter, honey, jam, soft cheese; daily additions such as ham and cheese or boiled eggs, frankfurters, salami, etc…).
Captain’s dinner EUR 25 – choice of fish or meat menu – ship’s speciality served
Extra towels Two towels provided on traditional ships weekly. Extra towels can be rented for EUR 3 & beach towels EUR 5 per week/towel.
Daily cabin cleaning EUR 15 per person per week – daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek
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