• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Opatija
  • Location: Opatija, Krk, Rab, Zadar, Kornati, Mali Losinj
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Availability: SATURDAYS: July/August
  • CLICK FOR PRICING / DEPARTURES

Highlights

  • Opatija, Croatia's best kept secret!
  • Enjoy seven unforgettable days cruising on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another with the small ship cruiser.
  • Relax and let the captain, the crew and our tour manager, take care of you.
  • Mornings you can relax on spacious decks and sunbathe or refresh yourself in the Adriatic Sea.
  • Afternoons and evenings are carefully planned for you to explore Croatia's finest destinations with local experts.
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8 days from Opatija, Krk, Rab, Zadar, Kornati, Mali Losinj, Cres and back to Opatija

Enjoy the beauty of Croatia's northern coastline. Kvarner Bay, Croatia's best kept secret. 7 nights on board a newly built Deluxe vessel. Half-board, excursions and transfers included.

Deluxe Ship: exact ship name will be given to you at time of booking.

2021 dates available!

Itinerary


8 days from Opatija, Krk, Rab, Zadar, Kornati, Mali Losinj, Cres and back to Opatija

Open age cruise. Double/twin cabins on Main and Lower Deck on DLX ships. Most triple cabins are a queen bed and single bed and most are on the Lower Deck. Upper Deck double/twin cabins are also available on DLX SUP. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement.

Deluxe Ship: exact ship name will be given to you at time of booking. Random dates through the year, please click on dates/pricing link


SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
DLX SUP: https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/deluxe-superior/

DLX: https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/deluxe/

CRUISE FAQ: https://discovercroatia.com.au/before-your-cruise/


Also available weekly on Premium and Ensuite ships: http://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/72/kl1-cruise-opatija-opatija-northern-croatia-7nts/
Also available as a one-way: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/75/deluxe-one-way-cruise-opatija-to-dubrovnik-7nts/
Or: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/74/deluxe-one-way-cruise-dubrovnik-to-opatija-7nts/

Combine with a Venice to Opatija tour or Zagreb to Opatija tour beforehand on Wednesdays:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/67/venice-to-opatija-escorted-tour-3nts-wednesdays/
https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/70/zagreb-to-opatija-escorted-tour-3nts-wednesdays/


INCLUDED:
• Local transfers in Opatija to/from the port
• 7 night cruise in Deluxe cabin with en-suite bathroom
• Welcome reception & cocktail
• Daily buffet breakfast
• 9 meals - 4 course lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
• A drink with lunch
• A liter of water daily
• Abundance of fruit daily
• Coffee and tea all day
• Olive oil and wine tasting on board
• Captain's dinner with live music
• An additional dinner
• Professional tour manager
• Guided walking tours of towns Opatija, Lošinj, Zadar, Rab and Krk
• Apoxiomen museum in Mali Lošinj entrance fee
• National Park Kornati and Nature Park Telašćica entrance fees
• Wine tasting in Vrbnik
• Rab cake tasting
• Visitors' tax & port fees
• Luggage handling
• Daily cabin service
• Complimentary Wi-Fi on board.
• (Please note that we cannot give a firm pick up time for arrival transfers if picking up from hotels or private accommodation until the day of the cruise)

NOT INCLUDED:
• Tips and gratuities
• Meals/drinks not listed
• Optional dinner in village Loznati EUR 60.- min 10 pax



ITINERARY:

DAY 1 SATURDAY OPATIJA - KRK (L,T)
Embarkation 11.00 to 12.30hrs. Departure at 13.00hrs (1pm) with lunch on board. 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.

DAY 2 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.

DAY 3 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. In Zadar there's an optional guided tour (included on 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.

DAY 4 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”.

DAY 5 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.

DAY 6 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.

DAY 7 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.

DAY 8 SATURDAY OPATIJA Check out (B)
After breakfast say goodbye to the crew and your fellow passengers. Transfer to your local hotel included.


Legend: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner, T – tasting, CD- Captain`s Dinner


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RESTRICTIONS: Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board. In case of inappropriate behavior Captain reserves the right in requesting clients to disembark.

DISCLAIMER: Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruise not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

BEDS: Many cruise ships now have ‘flex-beds’, which can be moved together to form a Double/Queen size bed with 2 single mattresses on a combined base, leaving a small separation between the mattresses. Even a traditional double/queen bed mattress might have separate bedding on each side, such as 2 single duvets, rather than one large one. If this is an issue for you, please let us know before booking. Thank you.

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Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • • Local transfers in Opatija to/from the port
  • • 7 night cruise in Deluxe cabin with en-suite bathroom
  • • Welcome reception & cocktail
  • • Daily buffet breakfast
  • • 9 meals - 4 course lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
  • • A drink with lunch
  • • A liter of water daily
  • • Abundance of fruit daily
  • • Coffee and tea all day
  • • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • • Captain's dinner with live music
  • • An additional dinner
  • • Professional tour manager
  • • Guided walking tours of towns Opatija, Lošinj, Zadar, Rab and Krk
  • • Apoxiomen museum in Mali Lošinj entrance fee
  • • National Park Kornati and Nature Park Telašćica entrance fees
  • • Wine tasting in Vrbnik
  • • Rab cake tasting
  • • Visitors' tax & port fees
  • • Luggage handling
  • • Daily cabin service
  • • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board.
  • • (Please note that we cannot give a firm pick up time for arrival transfers if picking up from hotels or private accommodation until the day of the cruise)

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Tips and gratuities
  • • Meals/drinks not listed
  • • Optional dinner in village Loznati EUR 60.- min 10 pax

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)

Before Your Cruise - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)

Before Your Island Hopping Tour - General Info (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)

 

Click here to see how the booking process works: https://www.discovercroatia.com.au/booking-process-how-to-book/

How far in advance do I need to book?

Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.

Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.

Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.

What do the different ship categories mean?

Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions.

 

What is half-board? What meals are included?

Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.

Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.

Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!

 

What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers

Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.

Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.

How fit do I need to be for my holiday?

Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.

Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.

What happens if I can't attend an excursion?

It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.

What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?

For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.

For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.

What equipment do I need?

Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.

Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or email:

Call us or WhatsApp: +61 2 9212 1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

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Itinerary

  • DAY 1 SATURDAY OPATIJA - KRK (L,T)
  • DAY 2 SUNDAY KRK - RAB (B, L, T)
  • DAY 3 MONDAY RAB - ZADAR (B, L)
  • DAY 4 TUESDAY ZADAR - KORNATI (B, L, D)
  • DAY 5 WEDNESDAY KORNATI - MALI LOŠINJ (B, L)
  • DAY 6 THURSDAY MALI LOŠINJ-CRES (B, L)
  • DAY 7 FRIDAY CRES - OPATIJA (B, L, CD)
  • DAY 8 SATURDAY OPATIJA Check out (B)