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Kvarner Bay of Islands (KL1)

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Olmissum
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Experience the beauty and diversity of Kvarner Bay on an immersive 8-day cruise through the northern Adriatic Sea. From the picturesque town of Opatija, known for its elegant architecture and scenic promenades, embark on a journey of discovery as you hop from one enchanting island to another. Each day brings new adventures, from secluded beach swimming to exploring historic towns and enjoying the local cuisine. Encounter stunning landscapes, including dramatic rock faces, lush olive groves, and fragrant pine forests. Dive into the cleanest seawater and let the tranquility of the surroundings fulfill your soul, sharpening your senses with every moment.
A small island sits out in the crystal clear waters of the sea.Explore beautiful ZadarStroll along the charming waterfronts of the Croatian coastAdmire the beautiful architecture and landscapes of ZadarEnjoy stunning sunset views over ZadarEnjoy the rugged landscape and charming city of Zadar
Highlights
  • Experience the mesmerizing melodies of Zadar's unique Sea Organs
  • Swim at secluded beaches along the Adriatic coastline
  • Discover Opatija Riviera, often compared to the French Riviera
  • Wander through the ancient streets of Rab, known as the "island of love"
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Day 1: Opatija | Embark

Setting sail at 13:00 with onboard lunch. Late arrivals can join in Krk, sharing its name with Croatia's largest island. Our first swim stop en route offers a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear seawater. Krk features diverse villages, picturesque promenades, dramatic rock formations with tiny islands, and countless hidden bays and beaches. Experience the vibrant waterfront of Krk Town, where you can enjoy drinks at bars or indulge in a tasty dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight accommodation in Krk.

Day 2: Krk Island | Rab Island

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
After breakfast, cruise towards Rab, known as the “island of love”. On arrival, join a guided tour (included on Premium Superior & Premium) to see imposing stone walls and Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets, and ancient facades. Many streets and squares are open-air galleries, as artists work outside. Do not miss tasting the famous cake “Rapska torta“ (included on Premium Superior & Premium). If weather permits, walk up to the Kamenjak hill and watch the magnificent sunset. Overnight in Rab.

Day 3: Rab Island | Zadar Island

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Morning cruise from Rab towards Zadar, travelling by Pag island with its unusual moon-like landscape. Swim stop on the tiny Maun Island. Upon arrival to Zadar, join the optional guided tour (included on Premium Superior & Premium). Once the metropolis of Dalmatia, today, Zadar is the centre of the region. The rich cultural heritage is visible at every turn: the Roman Forum dating to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dating to the 9th century AD - the most famous Medieval basilica and symbol of the city, the imposing and mighty city walls, numerous palaces and villas of former noble families. Great restaurants line part of the waterfront and the centre of town. Famous, contemporary creations are the Zadar Sea Organ, one of a kind in the world (listen to the sound) and “The Greeting to the Sun” light installation. Overnight in Zadar.

Day 4: Zadar | Molat island or Olib island

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, visit the region of the famous Kornati National Park – rich in fish and cultural and historic remains. Historic remains of the old Illyrian fortress, Roman villas, old Christian church of St. Mary and Medieval fortresses and settlements add to the value of these islands. The Kornati consists of 140 islands and reefs. Inlets of some islands descend steeply into the sea, a hundred meters deep in places, and dramatically razor sharp. It is truly something remarkable to see. Overnight in Telašćica Bay on Dugi Otok. Possibility to walk to the white cliffs vertically falling down 90 m into the sea and rising up to 200 m over the sea as well as the salt lake “Mir”.

Day 5: Molat island or olib island I Ilovik island | Losinj island

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
After breakfast and a morning swim, cruise towards Lošinj, known as “the sunshine island” with an abundance of pines, wildflowers and herbs. Losinj is one of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic waters for its hidden coves and cool Mediterranean vibe. On arrival to Mali Lošinj, enjoy the guided walking tour, followed by a visit to the Museum of Apoxyomenos. The museum is dedicated to the ancient bronze statue of an athlete found in the sea near the island. Walk up to the Lošinj Aromatic Garden or to the smaller town of Veli Lošinj, both are easy to reach and explore on foot. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.

Day 6: Mali Losinj Island | Cres Island

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Departure towards Cres after breakfast and the morning swim. This unspoiled island of long and narrow shape is abundant with olive groves, vineyards, forests of oak, beech, and remarkable stone walls. Cres and Mali Lošinj were once connected as one island before the Romans dug a narrow channel to separate them. Spend the night in the port of Cres, a typical medieval town.

Day 7: Cres | Opatija

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
After breakfast, departure towards Opatija. The famous Opatija Riviera is best seen from the sea. On arrival in the afternoon, join a walking tour of Opatija (included on Premium Superior). Stroll the longest lungomare (seaside promenade) in Croatia or stop in Volosko, a traditional fishing village with some of the best fish restaurants in the country. On the last night on board, have a farewell party under the stars. This would be a great time to swap contact details with new friends and plan the return trip. Many people come back, again and again.

Day 8: Opatija | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Gather for one final breakfast, followed by goodbyes with all the new friends and the crew before they see you off in the port of Opatija where the transfer to the airports awaits.

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  • 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
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  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
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  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • Abundant fresh fruit
  • Professional Tour manager
  • Daily cabin service and towel change
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  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Three-course lunch daily + cheese and salad bar
  • Captain's dinner with live entertainment
  • Complimentary water from the water fountain
  • Tea and coffee after lunch
  • Taxes & port fees
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Midweek bed linen change
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  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Visitors Tax and Port fees: € 60 per person, per week (to be paid on the spot)

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