Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
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 £1500pp

Fly-Cruise Package
7 nights from £1777pp

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

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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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. Your guided tour is followed by a Maraschino cherry liquor tasting. (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. Your guided tour is followed by a Maraschino cherry liquor tasting. (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
  • Flight inclusive packages include return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • 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
  • Cruise only prices do not include return flights from the UK and overseas transfers

Additional Information

  • Optional Excursions:
  • Plitvice Lakes Explore the famous Plitvice Lakes - £67pp
  • Venice Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Venice - from £74pp
  • Krk Island Visit the unique 'Nada' winery in the town of Vrbnik for a presentation and tasting - from £25pp
  • Krk Island Experience wakeboarding in Krk - from £14pp to £40pp
  • 4-wheel drive adventure Enjoy stunning views of Krk and Cres during a 4-wheel drive adventure - price on request
  • Skradin Visit a winery in the village of Plastovo for a tasting and tapas dinner - from £35pp
  • Korcula Enjoy a wine tasting in Korcula and a light snack - from £15pp
  • Korcula Enjoy a typical Dalmatian dinner near Korcula - from £30pp
  • Montenegro (Pre-Cruise) Spend the day in Montenegro - from £50pp
  • Dubrovnik Take the cable car to Srd mountain for spectacular views - from £22pp
  • Dubrovnik Enjoy sea kayaking along Dubrovnik's city walls - from £30pp
  • Mostar (Post-Cruise) Explore Mostar and see the iconic 'Stari Most' bridge - from £52pp
  • Additional Tours Enjoy optional guided tours in Opatija, Krk, Rab, Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik - from £10pp per tour
  • Please contact us if you would like to add the excursions before departure. If booking excursions oboard, they are only payable in Kuna currency, cash accepted
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 29th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1500
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1500 Cruise Only from: £1800
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1777 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2077
    • Apr 29th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1600
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1600 Cruise Only from: £1900
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1877 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177
  • May
    • May 6th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1500
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1500 Cruise Only from: £1800
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1777 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2077
    • May 6th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1600
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1600 Cruise Only from: £1900
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1877 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177
    • May 13th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1500
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1500 Cruise Only from: £1800
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1777 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2077
    • May 13th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1600
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1600 Cruise Only from: £1900
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1877 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177
    • May 20th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1500
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1500 Cruise Only from: £1800
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1777 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2077
    • May 20th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1600
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1600 Cruise Only from: £1900
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1877 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177
    • May 27th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1600
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1600 Cruise Only from: £1900
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1877 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177
    • May 27th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1700
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1700 Cruise Only from: £2000
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1977 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2277
  • June
    • Jun 3rd - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1600
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1600 Cruise Only from: £1900
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1877 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177
    • Jun 3rd - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1700
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1700 Cruise Only from: £2000
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1977 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2277
    • Jun 10th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1600
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1600 Cruise Only from: £1900
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1877 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177
    • Jun 10th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1700
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1700 Cruise Only from: £2000
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1977 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2277
    • Jun 17th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1700
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1700 Cruise Only from: £2000
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1977 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2277
    • Jun 17th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1800
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1800 Cruise Only from: £2100
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2077 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2377
    • Jun 24th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1900
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1900 Cruise Only from: £2200
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2477
    • Jun 24th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £2000
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £2000 Cruise Only from: £2300
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2277 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2577
  • July
    • Jul 1st - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1900
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1900 Cruise Only from: £2200
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2477
    • Jul 1st - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £2000
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £2000 Cruise Only from: £2300
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2277 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2577
    • Jul 8th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1900
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1900 Cruise Only from: £2200
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2477
    • Jul 8th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £2000
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £2000 Cruise Only from: £2300
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2277 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2577
    • Jul 15th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1700
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1700 Cruise Only from: £2000
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1977 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2277
    • Jul 15th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1800
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1800 Cruise Only from: £2100
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2077 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2377
    • Jul 22nd - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1700
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1700 Cruise Only from: £2000
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1977 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2277
    • Jul 22nd - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1800
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1800 Cruise Only from: £2100
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2077 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2377
    • Jul 29th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1700
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1700 Cruise Only from: £2000
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1977 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2277
    • Jul 29th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1800
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1800 Cruise Only from: £2100
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2077 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2377
  • August
    • Aug 12th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1600
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1600 Cruise Only from: £1900
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1877 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177
    • Aug 12th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1700
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1700 Cruise Only from: £2000
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1977 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2277
    • Aug 19th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1600
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1600 Cruise Only from: £1900
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1877 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177
    • Aug 19th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1700
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1700 Cruise Only from: £2000
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1977 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2277
    • Aug 26th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1900
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1900 Cruise Only from: £2200
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2477
    • Aug 26th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £2000
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £2000 Cruise Only from: £2300
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2277 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2577
  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1900
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1900 Cruise Only from: £2200
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2477
    • Sep 2nd - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £2000
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £2000 Cruise Only from: £2300
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2277 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2577
    • Sep 9th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1900
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1900 Cruise Only from: £2200
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2477
    • Sep 9th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £2000
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £2000 Cruise Only from: £2300
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2277 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2577
    • Sep 23rd - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1900
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1900 Cruise Only from: £2200
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2477
    • Sep 23rd - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £2000
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £2000 Cruise Only from: £2300
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2277 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2577
  • October
    • Oct 7th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1500
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1500 Cruise Only from: £1800
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1777 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2077
    • Oct 7th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1600
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1600 Cruise Only from: £1900
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1877 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177
    • Oct 13th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1700
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1700 Cruise Only from: £2000
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1977 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2277
    • Oct 13th - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1900
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1900 Cruise Only from: £2100
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2377
    • Oct 14th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1500
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1500 Cruise Only from: £1800
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1777 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2077
    • Oct 14th - Opatija to Dubrovnik - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1600
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1600 Cruise Only from: £1900
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1877 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177
    • Oct 21st - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe From: £1500
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1500 Cruise Only from: £1800
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1777 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2077
    • Oct 21st - Dubrovnik to Opatija - Sailing on: Deluxe Superior From: £1600
      Lower Deck Cabin Main/Upper Deck Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1600 Cruise Only from: £1900
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1877 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2177

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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