- Flights: Return flights from London Gatwick, limited regional departures are available, please ask
- Accommodation: 2 sharing a double/twin cabin, half board A+ ship, main/upper deck
- Transfers: Return airport transfers
- Approximate transfer time from Zagreb airport – 2 hours From Rijeka 40 minutes, from Pula 1 hour 20 minutes, from Trieste 1 hour 30 minutes, Lubljana, 2 hours.
OPATIJA – KRK – RAB – ZADAR – MOLAT or OLIB – (Ilovik) LOŠINJ – CRES – OPATIJA
Spend seven memorable days cruising on the northern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the cook!) take good care of you. During the day, swim and sunbathe or explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea by snorkeling. Evenings are free for fine dining in local restaurants or visiting historical monuments.
Saturday OPATIJA – ISLAND OF KRK (L)
Depart from Opatija at 13:00h. Lunch on board followed by a swim stop in the crystal clear sea en route to Krk island – the largest of the Croatian islands. Krk has immense variety in its villages whether large or small. Gentle green promenades bare rocky wilderness, tiny islands and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. Your evening is at leisure to enjoy the many cafes and restaurants along the waterfront. Overnight in town of Krk.
Sunday ISLAND OF KRK – ISLAND OF RAB (B,L)
Breakfast is served on the ship after which we set sail to the Island of Rab, which is known as the “island of love”. The small town of Rab, where you will spend the night in the harbour, is encircled by medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches and palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Enjoy the “gallery” on the streets and squares where many painters and artists exhibit their works.
Monday ISLAND OF RAB – ZADAR (B,L)
After breakfast cruise from Rab alongside the island of Pag with a swim stop on tiny island Maun, and continue to towards Zadar in the afternoon where we spend the night in the port. In Zadar there is a guided tour of the city.
For centuries the metropolis of Dalmatia, and today the centre of the region, Zadar has been a city of rich monumental heritage of world importance visible at every step even today: the Roman forum dated to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dates from the 9th century AD – the most famous Medieval basilica and the symbol of the city, the mighty city walls with representative Port and Land gates from the 16th century AD. As well as numerous palaces, villas and other ancient heritage, the town is also full of great restaurants in the centre and of special interest is the famous Zadar Sea Organ.
Tuesday ZADAR – ISLAND MOLAT or OLIB (B,L,D)
Early departure for Island Molat or island Olib (dependent upon available space in the small harbours of these two islands). Molat island is situated in the northern part of Zadar’s archipelago. The peace, silence and total lack of commerce (4 restaurants, 3 shops) guarantees an experience far away from usual tourism. Olib is a place to rest body and soul. There are no cars or lorries, just a tractor or two, which are used for the locals to get around on. The island has numerous beautiful beaches. When you disembark, you cannot miss a beautiful sandy beach near the port. The village is small but wide. The island has been inhabited since ancient times. The parish church dates from 1632. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s Dinner.
Wednesday ISLAND OF MOLAT or OLIB – ILOVIK – ISLAND OF LOŠINJ (B,L)
After breakfast and morning swim, set sail to the peaceful island of flowers called Ilovik where we have a stop for swimming. Departure for the island of Mali Lošinj with lunch en route. One of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic due to the abundance of pine trees and clear waters. Mali Lošinj is a place boasting some of the sunniest days per year in Europe. Take a walk along the harbour and take a night swim on the sandy Cikat beach or visit nearby, picturesque, town of Veli Lošinj (only 5 km away). Overnight in Mali Losinj.
Thursday ISLAND OF LOŠINJ – ISLAND OF CRES (B,L)
After a morning swim we leave for the island of Cres. This long and narrow island is covered with oak, beech and pine forests as well as vineyards and olive groves. Cres and Mali Losinj used to be one island but a channel dug by the Romans separates them. Spend the night in the harbour of the typical medieval city of Cres.
Friday ISLAND OF CRES – OPATIJA (B,L)
After breakfast we leave for Opatija. En route, enjoy the beautiful view of the famous Opatija Riviera. Arrival late afternoon. Possibility to join our English guided tour of Opatija immediately upon arrival to the port (local charge applies).
For your last night on the shipTake a stroll along famous Lungo Mare pathway to the fisherman village Volosko – well known for excellent seafood restaurants.
Saturday OPATIJA (B)
After breakfast, say goodbye to the crew and either depart for your return flight, or transfer to your chosen hotel to extend your stay in this fabulous region.
- 1 litre of water per person per day is included within the cruise price
- Guided tour of Zadar
- Breakfast and lunch each day, plus Captains Dinner.
- Daily cabin sevice, mid week change of bed linen and fresh towels.
- You will receive two towels (one small, one large) for the week. If you will need more, please take your own! Beach towels are not provided free, however for a local charge of euro 10 each are available to purchase onboard or hire for a week for euro 5. Please advise us at time of booking if you would like this – remember – it could save you a lot on your hold baggage weight?
- Port fees and local taxes of euro 25 per person per week. This is to be paid onboard your cruise ship.
- For a supplement of euro 40 per person for the week, we can arrange for English breakfast on a daily basis. This will comprise 2 eggs, bacon, tomato and mushrooms as well as the regular continental breakfast offering.
- If you wish to leave a tip, and this is not obligatory, we suggest between euro 30 – euro 50 (or kuna equivalent) per adult traveller is more than adequate.
- There are 17 A * class boats, the largest of which has 21 cabins. The name of your vessel will not be confirmed to us until 7 days prior to your holiday.
- Cabins are air conditioned; however, some ports do insist that this is turned off between the hours of 01:00 – 05:00 in the interests of noise pollution.
- The Captain reserves the right to make amendments and changes to the itinerary listed.
- Due to mooring restrictions in some Ports, the ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for clients to cross from one ship to the other over gang ways. Passengers are urged to take special care, when crossing,
- Crew are on hand to assist, but given this, we will not offer these cruises for clients with mobility issues.
- All cabins are approximately 6 metres sq and all have ensuite shower and WC.
- Accommodation is clean and basic. Cabins will not be cleaned during the week
- Cruises travel at between 8 and 9 NM
- Electric System is 220V
Departures Dates 2017
Every Saturday from 6 May – 14 October inclusive