Island hopping cruise in Northern Croatia

“A week long island hopping cruise, starting and ending in Opatija in Northern Croatia and hopping around the heavenly Kvarner Bay Islands. Including Rab, the island of love. Big love for this holiday all round really. ”

Highlights

Kvarner Bay islands | Krk Island | Zadar | Rab Island | Pag Island | Maun Island | Molat Island | Losinj Island | Cres Island | Families welcome

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. Solo passengers can opt to share a cabin with another person of the same gender, and if this isn’t possible we will find you a cabin of your own. To guarantee your own cabin you will need to pay a solo supplement of 50%, although these are limited in number. So do please chat with us about this and we will accommodate you as best we can.

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21 Jul 2018
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Responsible tourism: Island hopping cruise in Northern Croatia

Environment

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.

All the food eaten on board is sourced locally, reducing 'food miles' and helping maintain local rural industries.

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.

Community

Vast 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.

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Reviewed on 09 Jul 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The incredible food. Especially the octopus.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Book restaurants before hand to save disappointment and so that you can order the pika dishes which take hrs to cook.
Best restaurants -Split Konoba Feral and Zlatna Ribica. Really good value. Mljet - Konoba Herc the most idyllic setting.
Dubrovnik - Taj Mahal. We never went to Hvar town because of the weather but so glad we didn't as we were taken to Stari Grad which was my favourite place of all. Eat at Eremitaz.
Buy beach shoes as all beaches are stoney
Hire bikes and cycle about.
Check your bottled water is new. We had one with a cigarette butt in. That was the only bad experience.


3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Amazing and I feel very privileged to have gone.

Reviewed on 28 May 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Being on the water on a beautiful little boat with a fabulous crew and great other passengers. We had a mum and 2, 11 year old girls who were a treat to have on
board. It was very nice to have only 25 passengers. This was our first "cruise" and because of all the above, we really enjoyed this experience. Also the scenery
was wonderful. The 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.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Make an effort to make friends with everyone on the boat, including all the crew.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. Unfortunately we had to use plastic bottles for drinking water. I hope these were recycled.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Very specail.

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