Best of Croatia Cruise

Price from £4,950pp

Duration: 7 nights

Holiday At A Glance

  • 7 nights cruise
  • All- inclusive 
  • Flights and transfers included
  • Guided city tours
  • Fantastic cruise for island explorers

Best of Croatia Luxury 8 day Cruise

New to Completely Croatia for 2024, This luxury all-inclusive * luxury cruise is part of a collection of voyages specially tailored for travellers who want to engage with the world.

Discover the beauty of the Adriatic an exceptional 8-day cruise in Croatia and Montenegro. Aboard L’Austral, fall under the spell of the hidden treasures of the Dalmatian coast and its turquoise waters.  

Your voyage will begin in Italy with an embarkation in Venice. An opportunity to discover or rediscover the sublime city of the Doges, with its many canals, its vaporetti and its mythical gondolas.  

L’Austral will then call at Korcula, full of olive groves, vineyards and ancient buildings. An island marked by history, this is the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo.

Split will open its doors to you to discover its historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with treasures such as Diocletian's Palace or the Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

Your ship will then set sail towards Montenegro, for an unforgettable cruise in the Bay of Kotor. This impressive gap between two mountain ranges is home to a veritable inland lake with a magical atmosphere; the medieval city of Kotor and its many historical monuments are its jewels.

You will then head to the aptly named ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Surrounded by medieval ramparts, its terracotta-tiled roofs, its palaces, cloisters and fountains are bound to impress you and will plunge you into the heart of Croatian history.

After a stop on the magnificent island of Hvar, the last stage of your trip will take you to Rovinj, giving you an opportunity to discover this city with Venetian influences. Moreover, it proudly bears Venice’s symbolic winged lion on the Balbi's Arch, which you’ll be able to admire during a stroll through its picturesque town centre.

As a grand finale, your voyage will draw to a close in Venice the Serenissima and its lagoon.  

Your Ship

Innovative design, sleek shape and profile, refined interior decoration, friendly, intimate atmosphere: French designers and decorators have managed to give this ship a unique style and veritable signature of its own. Combinations of fine materials, colours and tones harmoniously livened up with touches of bright colour, elegant lines, and discreet and subtle refinement… everything has been designed to create a unique atmosphere onboard, a veritable personality: the chic style and naturally relaxing ambience of a veritable private yacht.

  • Up to 264 guests
  • 132 Staterooms and Suites
  • 145 Crew members
  • Spa 
  • 2 x restaurants  

 

*Food and Drink

Breakfast, lunches and dinners served on board are included in the price of the cruise, from the dinner on the first day to the breakfast on the final day. Beginning with boarding and during the entire duration of the cruise, beverages are served on request and at any time of the day. The Open Bar offers a wide selection of drinks (mineral water, soft drinks, wine, beer, Charles Heidsieck Champagne, spirits, coffee, tea). Certain premium alcoholic beverages on the menu are not included in the Open Bar.

Highlights: 

  • Discover during one single cruise, six Croatian cities notable for their cultural and historic heritage and charm.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the lagoon of Venice, the old town of Dubrovnik and Kotor, the Diocletian’s Palace in Split.
  • In Montenegro, sailing in the bay of Kotor and a one-day stop in the town of Kotor.
  • Panorama of the Croatian islands: Hvar and Rovinj.
  • From Sibenik, the opportunity to explore the magnificent Krka waterfalls in Croatia during an optional excursion.

 

Itinerary at a glance 

Day 1 | Venice, Italy 

Day 2 | Korcula & Sibenik, Croatia 

Day 3 | Split, Croatia 

Day 4 | Kotor, Montenegro

Day 5 | Dubrovnic, Croatia

Day 6 | Hvar, Croatia

Day 7 | Rovinj, Croatia

Day 8 | Venice, Italy 

Dates:

6th June 2024

13th June 2024

 

Day 1
 6 JUNE 2024 - VENICE

Embarkation 06/06/2024 from 15:30 to 16:30

Departure 06/06/2024 at 17:30

Proud and eternal, Venice has reigned on its lagoon ever since the 6th century. You may think you know this city before even setting foot here. You will inevitably fall in love with the charm of the innumerable treasures of the Serenissima: Saint Mark’s square, the basilica, Doges palace, the Grand Canal and the gondolas. Yet, secret Venice is also waiting for you to explore its little interlacing streets and canals, to ramble through its squares and to push open the doors of its churches. The city’s extraordinary heritage shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a glass of Spritz and a few tramezzini.

 
Day 2

7 JUNE 2024 - KORCULA

Arrival 07/06/2024 early afternoon
Departure 07/06/2024 evening

This harbour town has a very special location, presiding on a spur on the north-eastern coast of the island of Korçula. The ramparts in its medieval district provide perfect vantage points over the Pelješac peninsula. To get there, you can take the monumental staircase in the Revelin Tower. Another way is to climb the steps in the shade of palm trees from the MorskaVrata (Marine portal). As you make your way through the little streets, you’ll see the bell-tower of Saint Mark’s Cathedral rise above you. This landmark will help you locate the house where Marco Polo was born. The island also has some of its own famous wines like the red Plavac and the white Posip.

 7 JUNE 2024 - SIBENIK TO KRKA FALLS (OPTIONAL)

Arrival 07/06/2024 early morning

Departure 07/06/2024 early morning

When your ship drops anchor across from the Croatian village of Sibenik, in the heart of Central Dalmatia, you will have the possibility of discovering the exceptional Krka Waterfalls. Krka National Park, with its eight waterfalls formed by calcium carbonate deposited by the water as it flows along the Krka River, is one of the most spectacular in Croatia. During an optional excursion, visit this lush natural site boasting incredibly rich fauna and flora

 
 
Day 3

8 JUNE 2024 - SPLIT

Arrival 08/06/2024 midday

Departure 08/06/2024 evening

On the Dalmatian coast, the town of Split offers cultural visits in a seaside atmosphere. Close to the seafront shaded by palm trees, the historical centre listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasts a unique building: the Diocletian’s Palace. Here you will explore its galleries, courtyards with carved columns, as well as a former mausoleum converted into a church, namely Saint Domnius Cathedral. If you get peckish, stop off at a terrace in the Pjaca, the main square in the old town, where you can try a palacinka, a kind of pancake topped with melted cheese.

 
Day 4

9 JUNE 2024 - KOTOR

Arrival 09/06/2024 early morning
Departure 09/06/2024 evening

Situated in one of Montenegro’s most beautiful bays, the medieval city of Kotor is a small town full of charm, truly imbued with the traditions and stories of another time. Built between the 12th and 14th centuries, this village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has preserved many historical monuments from this epoch. During your stop, be sure to admire the impressive castle that dominates the town, and let yourself fall under the charm of its maze of small streets and intimate squares on which folk festivals featuring magnificent colourful costumes are often organised.

Day 5

10 JUNE 2024 - DUBROVNIK

Arrival 10/06/2024 early morning
Departure 10/06/2024 late evening

Emblem of the Dalmatian coast, Dubrovnik is magnificently positioned on a rocky spur. History is sovereign here, in this ancient city, now a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. You will perhaps be surprised by the proportions of La Placa, the central drag through the city. The sheer width of it can be explained by the fact that it straddles a former lagoon. The elegant houses along La Placa are built in the legendary travertine stone. At Pile gate, you will be greeted by the statue of the patron saint of Dubrovnik, and you can admire the coastline as you walk along the ramparts. But what’s inside Fort Saint John, adjoining the outer walls? A maritime museum and an aquarium featuring rare fish from the Adriatic.

Day 6

11 JUNE 2024 - HVAR

Arrival 11/06/2024 early morning

Departure 11/06/2024 late afternoon

Off the coast of Split, Hvar will surprise you by its traditions that have not changed since Antiquity. The country’s oldest town, Stari Grad, is here on this Dalmatian Island. The town nestles by a cove on the north-west coast, surrounded by dry stone wall structures on the Stari Grad plains. These have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site because they were built in the time of the Ancient Greeks.  From these parcels of land come wines and olive oil manufactured manually. In the upper part of town, it is possible to discover hams and cheeses made by local producers. 

 
Day 7
12 JUNE 2024 - ROVINJ
 

Arrival 12/06/2024 early morning

Departure 12/06/2024 evening

Rovinj is located in Istria, a region bordering Slovenia. This becomes apparent as you walk through its old cobblestoned town. There are many monuments of Venetian influence here. If you study the Balbi arch, you will see the winged lion, a symbol of Venice. The bell-tower erected beside Saint Euphemia Cathedral was designed like the bell of Saint Mark in Venice. From the top of the tower, you can scan the entire historical district. To absorb its quaint atmosphere, take a walk in the ochre and sepia-coloured streets leading to bustling squares and terraces shaded by canvas awnings.

 
Day 8

13 JUNE 2024 - VENICE

Arrival 13/06/2024 early morning
Disembarkation 13/06/2024 at 08:00

Proud and eternal, Venice has reigned on its lagoon ever since the 6th century. You may think you know this city before even setting foot here. You will inevitably fall in love with the charm of the innumerable treasures of the Serenissima: Saint Mark’s square, the basilicaDoges Palace, the Grand Canal and the gondolas. Yet, secret Venice is also waiting for you to explore its little interlacing streets and canals, to ramble through its squares and to push open the doors of its churches. The city’s extraordinary heritage shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a glass of Spritz and a few tramezzini.

Included:

  • Flights
  • accommodation in a stateroom,
  • the full meal plan,
  • the Open Bar: beginning with boarding, and during the duration of the cruise, a wide selection of drinks (mineral water, soft drinks, wine, beer, Charles Heidsieck champagne, spirits, coffee, tea) is served on request and at any time of the day. Certain premium alcoholic beverages on the menu are not included in the Open Bar,
  • free Wi-Fi internet access 24 hours a day*,
  • activities offered during expedition cruises (see section "Expedition cruises")
  • access to all the common areas.

 

Not Included:

  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, etc.) 
  • Independent meals and beverages ashore

 

Notes:

  • This voyage is offered on a space-available basis
  • The program is subject to change without notice

 

 

Ship:

Innovative design, sleek shape and profile, refined interior decoration, friendly, intimate atmosphere: French designers and decorators have managed to give this ship a unique style and veritable signature of its own. Combinations of fine materials, colours and tones harmoniously livened up with touches of bright colour, elegant lines, discreet and subtle refinement… everything has been designed to create a unique atmosphere onboard, a veritable personality: the chic style and naturally relaxing ambience of a veritable private yacht.

 Common Areas:

The main lounge - Deck 3

  •  2,740 square feet
  • Interior capacity: 110
  • Exterior capacity: 30
  • Tea rooms, bar, programme of live musical entertainment, dance floor
  • Access to the exterior terrace

 

The theatre - Deck 4

  •  2,690 square feet
  • Capacity: 250
  • Conference room, concert hall/multi-purpose auditorium
  • Audiovisual equipment

 

The wellness area - Deck 5

  • Spa in partnership with SOTHYS™: massage and treatment cubicles, beauty salon cubicle, balneotherapy cubicle
  • KÉRASTASE / L’Oréal Paris hair salon
  • Free access hammam (open during the day)
  • Fitness studio (open during the day)

 

Recreation area - Deck 5

  •  Studio: Special area for viewing and ordering photos/videos
  • Kids Club (games area + Wii and PS4)

 

The panoramic lounge - Deck 6

  • 1,185 square feet
  • Library, internet space, bar, live entertainment on certain evenings
  • Direct access to the panoramic terrace

 

Exterior bar - Deck 6

  • Lounge area with seating for 50
  • Overlooking the pool deck

 

Services Provided:

  •  Inclusive Wifi internet access (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Dressing room with shelves and closet
  • Dressing table and hairdryer
  • Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products
  • Minibar
  • Nespresso coffee maker and boiler
  • Electronic safe
  • Direct line telephone
  • Bose Bluetooth speaker
  • Flat screen TV, international channels (availability dependent on navigation) and videos on demand
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Three ADA stateroom

 

Cabins/Staterooms:

There are 15 different types of Stateroom or Suite on offer, the stateroom included in the price is Superior Stateroom Deck 3 (226 Square feet) 

In addition to the common services provided to all our suites and staterooms:

  • One king-size bed or two single beds (180 x 200 cm)
  • A bathroom with shower
  • A window (except for stateroom 300: a round porthole only)
 
Other staterooms you can choose for an additional price are:
 
Prestige Staterooms - Deck, 4,5,6 ( 204 square feet) 
Deluxe Stateroom - Deck 3 ( 193 square feet) 
Deluxe Suite - Deck 6, ( 290 square feet)
Prestige Suite Deck 5,6 ( 398 square feet)
Owners Suite Deck 6 (484 square feet) 
 

 

 

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