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Dubrovnik and the enticing Dalmatian Coast of Croatia awaits with some of our most spectacular Mediterranean cruises. Enjoy the warm, turqouise waters of the Adriatic Sea as you snorkel, kayak, or swim. This region of the Mediterranean is also known for its exquisite and savory wines, which you can sample as you tour the local towns and vineyards where they are produced. The archaeological treasures of Dubrovnik and the neighboring towns along the coast date back to antiquity, including a variety of architectural styles ranging from Baroque to Gothic to Byzantine and even ancient Greek buildings. Island hopping tours will take you to some of the more remote sites as well as visiting other countries like Italy & Montenegro. Let us know when you're ready to start planning your trip to Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast!

10 Best Cruises to Dubrovnik

Luxury Cruises from Dubrovnik

Trip NameFromDaysLevelSummary
Mediterranean: Dubrovnik to Valletta$61559RelaxedEnjoy an authentic windjammer experience aboard the Sea Cloud on this unique 9-day cruise. Starting in the historical city of Dubrovnik followed by a …
The Best of Croatia$51508RelaxedFrom Venice, set sail for Croatia and its many hidden treasures on this 8-day cruise aboard luxurious Le Lyrial. Explore the wild beauty and pearls …
In the Heart of the Adriatic$43308RelaxedBoard luxurious Le Lyrial for this incredible 8-day cruise of the Adriatic, visiting Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, and Slovenia. Departing from …
Round trip Cruise from Split$13958RelaxedJoin this 8-day cruise from Split aboard MS Sea Swallow which sails to the amazing islands and towns in Croatia such as Biševo Island, Korcula …
Dalmatian Shores$42508RelaxedDuring this 8-day cruise, Le Lyrial will take you to Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, and Italy. Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Acropolis of …
From the Serenissima to the City of gods$46708RelaxedLe Bougainville invites you on an unforgettable 8-day Mediterranean cruise that will take you from the Adriatic Sea to the Aegean Sea, discovering …
Mediterranean: Venice to Dubrovnik$53958RelaxedFrom Venice to Dubrovnik, this 8-day Mediterranean cruise aboard the Sea Cloud mixes adventure and relaxation delightfully, with various stops in …

Dubrovnik Cruise Tips & Travel Guide

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:
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:
  • Split: The 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
  • 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.
  • Hvar: A summer resort city known for its 13th century walls and ancient fortress.
Cruises from Croatia couple excellently with cruises around the neighboring countries as well, like ItalyGreece, and the Balkan states. 

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Croatia Cruise FAQs

Why should I choose a Croatia cruise?
A cruise is a great way to see all that Croatia has to offer. The sea-faring ships give you access to the Dalmatian Coast and Dubrovnovik. 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 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 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.

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. 

Will my vessel have WiFi?
Some vessels that tour Croatia do feature WiFi, but not all of them. Please make sure to check 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.

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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