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Cruises to Croatia visit both the Mediterranean and Danube River. Ideally positioned on the Adriatic Sea, cruises from this small nation often include stops in Italy, Greece, and the Balkan nations of Montenegro and Albania. From the coastal city of Dubrovnik, you can explore the Old Town's thousand-year history & architecture and embark on a cruise around many nearby beautiful islands, like the Elaphiti Islands, considered a hidden Croatian paradise for centuries. From the renowned Dalmatian Coast, you can plunge into the cerulean waters of the Adriatic at the seaside towns of  HvarSplit or Bol, where you can enjoy some of the best beaches in the whole country. A tour of Vukovar on the Danube River will show you an important piece of Croatia's history, including their fight for independence.

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10 Best Luxury Cruises to Croatia for 2020

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
The Best of Croatia$44108May 29, 2020From Venice, set sail for Croatia and its many hidden treasures on this 8-day cruise aboard the luxurious Le Lyrial. Explore the wild beauty and …
Mediterranean: Venice to Dubrovnik$53958Aug 3, 2020From Venice to Dubrovnik, this 8-day Mediterranean cruise aboard the Sea Cloud mixes adventure and relaxation delightfully, with various stops in …
Yachting Harbors of Croatia: Venice to Dubrovnik$62498May 17, 2020Discover the Dalmatian Coast, where majestic mountains meet a crystalline sea and archaeological treasures abound, from UNESCO sites in Sibenik and …
In the Heart of the Adriatic$38306Aug 23, 2020Board on the luxurious Le Lyrial for an incredible 6-day cruise of the Adriatic and fall under the spell of the hidden treasures of the Croatian …
Venice to Athens$629911Sep 22, 2021Enjoy Classical charm on this magical 11-day cruise across the Adriatic Sea, making your way through the Corinth Canal and ending at the famous …
Dreaming of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik to Venice$67998May 10, 2020Bask in treasures of the Dalmatian Coast from Diocletian's Palace in Split and the belle–époque villas of Opatija to vivid sunsets over the …
Civitavecchia to Venice$999912Jun 27, 2020Enjoy the Mediterranean sun from aboard the Sea Dream II, while you visit classical villages in Croatia, Montenegro, Italy, and Sicily on this 12-day …
Venice to Dubrovnik$45998Jul 4, 2020From the enchanting canals of the "floating city" of Venice to the breathtaking landscapes of the UNESCO World Heritage awarded city of Dubrovnik, …
Athens to Lisbon$720016May 10, 2021Explore Greece, Croatia, Italy, Malta, Spain and Portugal during this magical 16-day cruise through the Mediterranean aboard the luxurious Silver …
Dalmatian Shores$43308Jul 24, 2020During this 8-day cruise, Le Lyrial will take you to Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, and Italy. Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Acropolis of …

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Trip NameSaveFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Under Sail: Greece and the Dalmatian CoastSavings$1294011Jun 2, 2020Spend 11 days immersed in the history & culture of the Mediterranean as you travel aboard the Sea Cloud. Ply the crystal blue waters of the Aegean, …
Grand Voyage: Rome to VeniceSavings$329015Jul 4, 2020Cruise along the Mediterranean coast for 15-days aboard the Royal Clipper. Starting in Italy’s capital, Rome, and visiting Croatia, Montenegro, and …
Dalmatia to the Amalfi Coast: Dubrovnik to RomeSavings$182989May 22, 2022An overnight in Capri crowns this dreamy voyage from Dubrovnik’s walled city and Kotor’s UNESCO-listed bay to Corfu’s renowned beaches and …
Dubrovnik to Split$12908Apr 18, 2020Sail from Dubrovnik to Split and discover the beauty of enchanting Croatia. The M/S Mama Marija takes you on this cruise, starting in Dubrovnik, …
Croatia & SloveniaSavings$8304Jul 15, 2020The Royal Clipper encourages you to join this 4-day cruise from Croatia to Slovenia. Starting and ending in Venice, Italy and exploring the towns of …
Capri to Croatia: Rome to DubrovnikSavings$149987Jun 13, 2022From an overnight in legendary Capri to a maiden call in in Otranto on the tip of Italy’s heel, discover Positano’s cliff-side beauty and …

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Mediterranean cruises in and around Croatia. 

As you explore the history and sea scapes of the Adriatic Sea, you will swim in the refreshing waters of beautiful archipelagos with over one thousand islands, and visit cities with thousands of years of history. 

The Dalmatian Coast: Is a narrow belt of the east shore of the Adriatic Sea. Starting from island of Rab in the north to the Bay of Kotor in the south, the Dalmatian Coast  is legendary for it's quaint ports, rugged mountains, dozens of spectacular castles.
Expeditions along Croatia's Dalmatian Coast feature charming destinations like:
  • Dubrovnik: A delightful UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic." 
  • SplitThe coastal city known for having some of the best beaches for swimming nearby, including the famed beach town of Bol on the island of Brač
  • HvarA summer resort city known for its 13th century walls and ancient fortress.
  • Zadar: This city on a peninsula has romain ruins, medieval churches and trendy cafes 
  • Mljet National Park: Where you can visit the Great & Small Lakes and a Benedictine
  • The Elaphiti Islands: An archipelago with crystal, turquoise waters great for an afternoon dip.
Cruises from Croatia couple excellently with cruises around the neighboring countries as well, like Italy, Greece, and the Balkan states. 
Exceptional Luxury Class Cruises to Croatia

The French cruise line Ponat offers several luxury class cruises to Croatia featuring extraordinary cuisine, service, and modern stylish small cruise ships. Here are some of their top cruises visiting Croatia:Cruising between Croatia, Italy, and Greece

Some of our favorite Mediteranean cruises are between Croatia and Italy visit the Italian cities of Venice or Civitavecchia, just 80k from Rome. 
The legendary Greek Islands are frequently combined with Croatia:

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Why should I choose a Croatia cruise?
Cruises of the Mediterranenan give you access to the Dalmatian Coast and Dubrovnovik and the waters beyond the Adriatic Sea and River cruises on the Danube River are a great way to see the best of the Croatian interior. These all-inclusive packages bundle meals, transportation, comfortable lodging and daily excursions into one excellent value. And the fact that you are cruising in your hotel means that you can gain access to new destinations each day without wasting any time on buses or trains or having to pack and unpack your suitcase.

What should I look for on a riverboat or small cruise ship?
The vessels designed for Croatian cruises tend to be smaller yachts with occupancy of 50+ passengers. Each one features a sun deck with comfortable chairs, spacious cabins, and a dining area and bar where you can enjoy gourmet cuisine along the way. Some of the small ships and riverboats even offer free equipment rental, like bikes, kayaks, and snorkels depending on the itinerary. 

Can I find a five-star boat for my Croatian cruise?
Yes and no – yes, you can absolutely find a boat that will offer you an unforgettable itinerary led by expert guides and enjoy lodging that ranges from comfortable to luxurious onboard the boat; no, technically none of the boats that explore Croatia & the Dalmatian Coast are "five stars" because they are much smaller than the mega-yachts that earn this ranking.

Should I get a room with a balcony?
Most people think that having a balcony is the only real way to experience the Mediterranean, but the truth is since the ships we feature are smaller, buying a room with a balcony can be an unneeded expense when it's just as easy to enjoy the fresh sea air from the sun deck or book a room with floor-to-ceiling windows for the same panoramic view a balcony offers without losing the floor space in your room or hundreds of dollars on the price tag.

What is dining like?
As you cruise along the coasts of Croatia, you will find that there is a unique style to the local Mediterranean cuisine. Mixed with international cuisine, you'll enjoy a burst of authentic local flavors on your river cruise.

Do Croatian cruises ever visit destinations that aren't on the Adriatic Sea?
Sometimes. The majority of our Croatia cruises do tend to stick to the Adriatic Sea, since swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and island exploration are some of the main features of these cruises. Of course, there are several destinations that are further inland, which you can access by a bus included in the price of your ticket. Oh, and of course, there are river cruises on the Danube River.

Will my vessel have WiFi?
Some vessels that tour Croatia do feature WiFi, but not all of them. Please make sure to contact us about this before booking your ticket if that's important to you.

What kind of power outlets are there? Will I need a converter?
As long as your 110v devices are able to handle 220v power (which most are), then you will not need a power converter. However, the plugs are either three flat prongs or two round prongs, so you will need a plug adapter if you have flat pronged US style plugs.

How can I save money on a Croatian cruise?
Look for deals and promotions on the Deals page for the destinations that you'd like to visit or just let one of our agents know where you want to go and we will loop you in to all of the latest deals and promos. Consider not trying to save money by booking a lower class cabin since you will also be sacrificing comfort and space if space is important to you. 

Are cruises in Croatia a good family vacation?
Cruises through Croatia can be an awesome family vacation, especially if you choose a more active option with swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, and archaeological site visits. Check out our family travel article for more information.

Do Americans and Canadians need a passport and visa to travel to Croatia?
All citizens of North America traveling to Europe need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months. In recent years, it has not been necessary to apply for a visa before traveling to Europe if you plan to stay less than three months, however, this situation may change in the future. See current European visa requirements.

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