Island hopping cruise in Northern Croatia
Price depends on date and cabin choice - lower or on deck. Two levels of vessel available.
Comfort and premium
Description of Island hopping cruise in Northern Croatia
This island hopping cruise takes place around the quiet bays and all round marine magnificence of Northern Croatia, far from some of the busier spots of the Dalmatian coast and yet packed with fine natural and cultural heritage. Starting and finishing in Opatija, a pretty coastal town that is dotted with Habsburg-era villas, we head off into Kvarner Bay in search of island idylls.
The islands here certainly don’t disappoint. Krk, for example, is barren and beautiful in the north and all vineyards and luscious hills in the south. Its local Vrbnicka Zlahtina white wine is a must. Rab Island has 22 beaches to choose from and its main town of Rab has a medieval walled town with plenty of boutiques and cafes. Losinj's historical harbour is a delight to stroll around, and we also recommend visiting the Blue World Institute, a Dolphin research centre in Veli Losinj. Zadar, on the mainland, is a stunning old town that dates back to Roman times but, like so many of Croatia’s fine urban spots, boasts architecture through the ages.
We also ensure there is plenty of time to just chill on the boat where all cabins are ensuite, air conditioned, with no more than 50 passengers on board. All breakfasts and lunches are included, and one evening meal. For other evening meals you are free to choose from the many restaurants and cafes available in the ports we visit.
Family and solo travellers
Children are welcome on board. Children under ten years old receive a 50% discount, and some vessels can accommodate children on a third bed in a cabin.
We have a selection of vessels on this route, but the choice of ship won’t be made until a couple of weeks before the time of travel. All cabins are ensuite and have air conditioning, but most of your time will be spent in fresh air anyway, with plenty of deck space to relax in the sun. If travelling solo there is a 75% supplement of the usual cost for solo use of cabin.
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14 Reviews of Island hopping cruise in Northern Croatia
Reviewed on 22 Oct 2023 by Sandra MartinIt was all absolutely fab Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Aug 2023 by Jennifer DicksonExceeded all expectations. Wonderful!!! Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Aug 2023 by Diane TaylorSailing and swimmming in beautiful seas, and visiting a different small port every evening... Fantastic! Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Jul 2023 by Sunny GoddardDo it! A wonderful week. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Oct 2023 by Christine BrooksSeeing new places off the beaten track and the food on board the ship. Our guide was very pleasant and informative. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Jun 2023 by Laura PalmucciThe visit to the museum of Mali Losijni, an optional but unmissable excursion. The museum, a wonderful piece of architecture, hosts a single, wonderful statue over 2000 years old, found at the bottom of the sea. Amazing. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Jul 2022 by Stella HollisBe prepared to find an area across the sea from Italy that is still unspoiled but where the food and climate are just as good and the prices much lower. Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Oct 2019 by Frances MuirThe boat was comfortable and the crew were friendly and efficient. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Oct 2018 by Kate YorkExcellent. High quality food. Beautiful boat with excellent facilities. However some of the crew were a bit miserable and probably should not be doing this job. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Sep 2018 by Irene ShawIt was fantastic. Crew and other passengers all very friendly. We felt as if we had been away for weeks! Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Aug 2018 by Toni Salvador PlayàMy tips for this holiday would be to 'relax, enjoy and make friends' Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Jul 2018 by Trudi MayAmazing and I feel very privileged to have gone. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 May 2018 by Don and Anne MazerThe whole experience was memorable but one special thing was the swim stop on Cres on our last day. We were the only boat there and we stayed for several hours. It was beautiful and so peaceful. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Jul 2018 by Mark PierceSee(ing) dolphins was the most memorable part of the trip. Read full review
PlanetWe can book this trip for you via train so you do not need to take a single flight. Please see above for details.
The food and wine served on board is almost 100% locally produced, supporting many small producers, keeping food miles to a minimum and helping to maintain the traditional small scale farming and fishing that the coast and islands depend on
The management of these vessels is dedicated to sustainable tourism in Croatia and the crew are passionate about raising awareness of environmental, economic and sustainable tourism policies in Croatia. They believe the promotion of environmental awareness in the region will have a prolonged and positive impact on the livelihoods of the local people and maintain Croatia as a sustainable tourism destination for future generations.
We visit Cres Island, home to a tiny population of Griffon vultures, and our guests have the opportunity to visit the vulture conservation centre, where all funds are used to help conserve the vultures.
During our visit to Mali Losinj, our guests have the opportunity to visit the The Lošinj Marine Education Centre, where they work to maintain the local marine ecosystem that still contains populations of dolphins and sea turtles.
By staying on our small vessel, we provide the opportunity for guests to stay in some places where building more hotels is either impractical or unwanted, and our ships provide the extra bed-space without the need for new building.
PeopleVast floating blocks of flats, otherwise known as cruise ships cruise straight past some of Europe's most beautiful coastlines with barely a second glance, and without a thought to the places they are missing.
Our vessel, on the other hand, stops at many small ports and towns where we can fully enjoy some of the very best that Croatia has to offer. The money that we will spend in many of these smaller communities will help to preserve the fantastic heritage of these antique coastline.
By leaving our guests free to choose their own dining venues in the evenings, this ensures that a range of small restaurants and cafes will benefit from our guests spending.
Our vessels are captained and crewed by Croatians, and most of the produce served on board in sourced locally, sometimes from the crew’s family members.
The owners and managers of the vessels we work with in Croatia fund and provide a weeks holiday cruise for some of the disadvantaged children of Vukovar, the site of some of the heaviest fighting in Europe since 1945.