6 independent reviews for Island hopping cruise in Northern Croatia

Reviews for Island hopping cruise in Northern Croatia

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review 2 Sep 2018

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

Swimming in clear blue seas and passengers from many countries on board.

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

You need to be able to yield yourself to relaxing and doing not very much.

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

Yes in that every night we would eat and drink locally. Crew on board also local and local guides used for short walking tours

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

It was fantastic. Crew and other passengers all very friendly. We felt as if we had been away for weeks!

review 7 Aug 2018

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

We went from Split to Dubrovnik (not Northern Croatia ). Swimming in crystal clear seas and visiting historic towns was wonderful. I enjoyed sitting out on deck in picturesque harbours before dinner in one of the local restaurants.

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

Don't pack too much as storage space in the cabins is minimal. Take plenty of swim wear and a few nice things to wear out to dinner in local restaurants. Some places don't accept credit cards so take sufficient cash.

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

It benefitted the local economy in that every evening we ate in local restaurants. We also paid to visit a local nature reserve. Also plenty time for shopping!

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

Brilliant a really great idea for a holiday - relaxing but also interesting because we saw somewhere different every day. Some places were beautiful but not enough to for a week so perfect to visit by boat for half a day. Loved the fact that the other passengers were from all over the world.

review 6 Aug 2018

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

All of them

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

Relax, enjoy and make friends

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

No

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

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for your feedback and I am glad to see you really enjoyed the trip. I am a little surprised to to see that you don't think the cruise will have benefited the local economy. The vessel is owned and crewed by Croatians, and all the food served on board is bought locally. Additionally you will have eaten ashore on most nights providing income for all the small restaurants and cafes that line the ports, and many of which grow their own produce locally, including wine, cheese and olives. The vessels pay mooring fees to the small ports that larger vessels cannot access thus helping maintain the ports facilities. In helping provide the local economy with some income from small ships you help to provide the alternative for the small islands who could dredge a deep water port and invite large cruise ships to dock. The small ships also mean that it is not necessary to build hotels and the related infrastructure in environmentally and culturally sensitive areas by providing accommodation when demand is high.

review 9 Jul 2018

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.

review 28 May 2018

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.

review 15 Jul 2018

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

See dolphins

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

Don't eat all the lunch if you want a local dinner in town. It is far too much (4 courses)

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?

8.5/10

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