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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Adriatic Explorer

Discover the highlights of the Croatian coast including medieval Zadar, the stunning Krka Waterfalls National Park, and picturesque Dubrovnik on this superb cruise from Opatija on board modern Deluxe and Deluxe Superior ships

Cruise Only
7 nights from £1325pp

Small Ship Holiday
  • Opatija
  • Krka National Park
  • Sibenik
  • Korcula
  • Dubrovnik

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Join your stylish ship in Opatija and cruise south along the Croatian coastline to Dubrovnik, taking in the popular ports of Zadar, Sibenik, Split and Korcula, as well as the breathtaking Krka Waterfalls.

Enjoy a guided tour of Rab, known as the 'island of love', with its spectacular palaces, churches and squares. Continue to medieval Zadar, overlooked by an impressive Basilica and home to The Roman Forum and St Donat church, dating back to the 9th century.

Enjoy a memorable swim under cascading waterfalls at the awe-inspiring Krka Waterfalls National Park, discover the magnificent UNESCO-listed Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, and explore one of the last remaining wetland deltas in Europe in Metkovic. See an abundance of flora and fauna, and observe the traditional way of life of the Neretva people, plus visit the fascinating Narona archaeological museum. Take a stroll along the quaint streets of Korcula, before mooring overnight in Dubrovnik, described as 'heaven on earth' by writer George Bernard Shaw, where a guided walking tour of the pretty old town takes in the key sights.

During this superb cruise, many evenings are spent ashore, allowing you to sample the local cuisine and nightlife, and take in memorable sun sets.

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Opatija to Dubrovnik Itinerary

Day 1 - Opatija (Croatia) - Rab

Embark your ship and set sail at 1pm towards Rab, known as the 'Island of Love'. Enjoy a guided city tour taking in the medieval walls and famous four towers, as well as palaces and churches. After the tour, sample the special Rab cake. (L)

Day 2 - Zadar

After breakfast, set sail for Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia. See the Roman Forum, St Donat church and the famous medieval Basilica. In the old town, discover museums and noble families' palaces. In recent years, Zadar has added the famous Sea Organs and 'Greeting to the Sun' light installations on the waterfront, the perfect place to watch the sun set. Guided tour. (B,L,T)

Day 3 - Krka Waterfalls National Park - Sibenik

Cruise towards Skradin then board a coach, stopping at the famous Bibich winery for wine tasting and a light tapas lunch (optional tour). Back in Skradin, we walk through the breathtaking Krka Waterfalls National Park and visit 'Skradinski Buk'. There are 17 incredible waterfalls and the beautiful Krka river. Swimming under the waterfalls is a special experience. Continue to Sibenik and explore its beautiful old town, overlooked by the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of St James. Discover the historic core and waterfront. Dinner on board. (B,T,D)

Day 4 - Sibenik - Split

Early morning, cruise to the beautiful town of Sibenik. It has a wealth of historical and cultural monuments and buildings, the most important being the impressive Cathedral of St James, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Moor overnight. (B,L)

Day 5 - Split - Metkovic

Discover one of the last remaining wetland deltas in Europe. Cruise to Metkovic, after which the delta is named. Enjoy a barge ride to explore the groves and flora and fauna, plus observe the traditional way of life of the Neretva people. Visit the Narona archaeological museum in Vid which houses the remains of a Roman temple, the Augusteum, as well as marble sculptures of Roman emperors and their family members. Captain's dinner with live entertainment this evening. (B,L,CD)

Day 6 - Metkovic - Korcula

Set sail towards Korcula, known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. The island is known as 'Black Island' as it is covered by black pine forests. Korcula town is beautiful and enclosed by medieval stone ramparts and towers. You may be able to see the famous Moreska sword dance-fight during your time here. Join a local guide and wander through the old town along the quaint streets designed in a fish bone pattern. (B,L)

Day 7 - Korcula - Dubrovnik

Make sure you're up on deck as your ship cruises into Dubrovnik, described as 'heaven on earth' by writer George Bernard Shaw. Cruise alongside the city walls and enjoy lunch on deck, before mooring in Gruz harbour. Head to the old town for a guided walking tour, then spend time at leisure. Perhaps walk the famous ramparts or take the cable car to Srd mountain for panoramic views (ticket included). (B,L)

Day 8 - Dubrovnik

After breakfast, disembark your ship. (B)

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; CD - Captain's Dinner; T - Tasting

Dubrovnik to Opatija Itinerary

Day 1 - Dubrovnik - Korcula

Board your ship in Dubrovnik and set sail at 1pm towards Korcula, known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Enjoy a guided tour through the old town where streets are designed in fish bone pattern. Overnight in Korcula. (L)

Day 2 - Korcula - Metkovic

Discover one of the last remaining wetland deltas in Europe. Cruise to Metkovic, after which the delta is named. Enjoy a barge ride to explore the groves and flora and fauna, plus observe the traditional way of life of the Neretva people. Visit the Narona archaeological museum in Vid which houses the remains of a Roman temple, the Augusteum, as well as marble sculptures of Roman emperors and their family members. Captain's dinner with live entertainment this evening. (B,L,CD)

Day 3 - Metkovic - Split

Cruise to Split, the beautiful capital of the Dalmatia region and home to the famous Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a walking tour accompanied by a local guide through the old town centre and on to the market. (B,L)

Day 4 - Krka Waterfalls - Sibenik

Cruise towards Skradin then board a coach, stopping at the famous Bibich winery for wine tasting and a light tapas lunch (optional tour). Back in Skradin, we walk through the breathtaking Krka Waterfalls National Park and visit 'Skradinski Buk'. There are 17 incredible waterfalls and the beautiful Krka river. Swimming under the waterfalls is a special experience. Continue to Sibenik and explore its beautiful old town, overlooked by the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of St James. Discover the historic core and waterfront. Dinner on board. (B,T,D)

Day 5 - Sibenik - Zadar

Cruise to Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia, and overlooked by a medieval basilica. In the old town, discover museums and noble families' palaces. In recent years, Zadar has added the famous Sea Organs and 'Greeting to the Sun' light installations on the waterfront, the perfect place to watch the sun set. Guided tour. (B,L,T)

Day 6 - Zadar - Rab Island

Cruise to Rab, known as the 'Island of Love'. Enjoy a guided city tour taking in the medieval walls and famous four towers, as well as palaces and churches. After the tour, sample the special Rab cake. Moor overnight. (B,L,T)

Day 7 - Rab Island - Opatija

The stunning Opatija Riviera is often compared to the French Riviera as it also attracts famous faces. Join an experienced guide and learn about Opatija's history and walk the famous Franz Joseph promenade to the fisherman's village of Volosko, renowned for its seafood restaurants. Farewell Dinner on board with live entertainment. Moor overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Opatija

After breakfast, disembark your ship. (B)

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; CD - Captain's Dinner; T - Tasting

Price Includes

  • 7-night cruise in an air-conditioned cabin
  • Buffet breakfasts, four-course lunches with drink, Captain's dinner and dinner in a typical Croatian setting
  • Tea and coffee on board
  • Litre of water per person daily
  • Entrance fees and guided tours as specified in the itinerary
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Daily cabin service
  • English speaking tour manager on board
  • Luggage handling
  • Visitors' tax and port fees

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional excursions
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 27th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1325
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1325 Blue Water Price from: £1589
  • May
    • May 4th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1325
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1325 Blue Water Price from: £1589
    • May 11th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1325
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1325 Blue Water Price from: £1589
    • May 18th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1325
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1325 Blue Water Price from: £1589
    • May 25th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1415
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1415 Blue Water Price from: £1679
  • June
    • Jun 1st - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1415
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1415 Blue Water Price from: £1679
    • Jun 8th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1415
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1415 Blue Water Price from: £1679
    • Jun 15th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1505
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1505 Blue Water Price from: £1769
    • Jun 22nd - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1679
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1679 Blue Water Price from: £1945
    • Jun 26th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1679
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1679 Blue Water Price from: £1945
    • Jun 29th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1679
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1679 Blue Water Price from: £1945
  • July
    • Jul 2nd - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1769
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1769 Blue Water Price from: £2035
    • Jul 6th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1679
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1679 Blue Water Price from: £1945
    • Jul 9th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1589
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1589 Blue Water Price from: £1859
    • Jul 13th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1505
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1505 Blue Water Price from: £1769
    • Jul 20th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1505
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1505 Blue Water Price from: £1769
    • Jul 27th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1505
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1505 Blue Water Price from: £1769
  • August
    • Aug 3rd - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1505
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1505 Blue Water Price from: £1769
    • Aug 10th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1415
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1415 Blue Water Price from: £1679
    • Aug 17th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1415
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1415 Blue Water Price from: £1679
    • Aug 24th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1679
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1679 Blue Water Price from: £1945
    • Aug 31st - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1679
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1679 Blue Water Price from: £1945
  • September
    • Sep 7th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1679
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1679 Blue Water Price from: £1945
    • Sep 14th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1679
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1679 Blue Water Price from: £1945
    • Sep 21st - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1679
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1679 Blue Water Price from: £1945
    • Sep 28th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1505
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1505 Blue Water Price from: £1769
  • October
    • Oct 5th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1325
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1325 Blue Water Price from: £1589
    • Oct 12th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1325
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1325 Blue Water Price from: £1589
    • Oct 19th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1325
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1325 Blue Water Price from: £1589

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a lower deck or main/upper deck cabin, and are subject to change
  • Cabins also available for single occupancy
  • Prices are subject to daily change due to exchange rate
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