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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 Balkan countries like Serbia, Montenegro, Austria, Romania, & Hungary. 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 Split or Bol, where you can enjoy some of the best beaches in the whole country. A tour of Vukovar on the Danube 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 2017

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Mediterranean: Dubrovnik to Valletta$51558RelaxedEnjoy an authentic windjammer experience on this unique 8-day cruise. Starting in the historical city of Dubrovnik followed by a few amazing days sailing the Mediterranean, relax and take in this adventure as it is and end on the charming city of Valletta, Malta.
Adriatic: Round-trip Venice$48888RelaxedSail into the historical jewels of the Adriatic Sea on this 8-day small ship cruise. Begin in Venice and journey across the sea to Croatia, visiting Rovinj, Split, Sibenik and more. As you explore the stunning beaches, unique architecture, and impressive culture of the region, discover the people & rich history for which the Mediterranean is known.
Mediterranean: Venice to Dubrovnik$51558RelaxedFrom the enchanting streets and canals of the Floating City of Venice to the breathtaking landscapes of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Dubrovnik, this unforgettable cruise has all you are looking for, mixing adventure and relaxation perfectly.
Adriatic: Venice to Venice 2017$49958RelaxedEnjoy this amazing 8-day journey across the wonderful Adriatic. See the magical locations this region has to offer, such as Split, a unique Croatian city originally established as a retirement home for the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Be a part of this bucket list trip you will never forget!
Mediterranean: Valletta to Venice$629510RelaxedThis 10-day voyage combines history with ruggedly beautiful scenery, sailing from picturesque Valletta to the charming city of Venice. Visits include Otranto, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Ravenna and more from aboard the luxurious Sea Cloud II.
Adriatic: Piraeus to Venice$56959RelaxedSail across the Adriatic Sea from Athens to Venice on this 9-day cruise aboard the Sea Cloud. Visit the mythical homeland of Odysseus, walk through Korcula's picturesque old town, and experience breathtaking views from the deck.
Italy, Montenegro & Croatia$253011RelaxedDiscover the stunning Adriatic landscapes of Croatia, Montenegro, and Italy on this fabulous 11-day sailing adventure aboard the Royal Clipper. Visit Venice, Rovinj, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Corfu, Naxos, and Sorrento. Conclude your fantastic journey at the historic port of Civitavecchia.
Grand Voyage: Venice to Cannes$382518RelaxedRelax aboard a tall sailing ship as you explore the Mediterranean on an 18-day sailing expedition. Explore Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, Greece, Monaco and France. Delight your senses with all the natural beauty and the impressive history of this fascinating region aboard the elegant Royal Clipper.
Mediterranean: Valletta to Venice$659510RelaxedThis 10-day voyage combines history with ruggedly beautiful scenery, sailing from picturesque Valletta to the charming city of Venice. Visits include Otranto, Bari, Korcula, Trieste, and more from aboard the luxurious Sea Cloud.
Grand Voyage: Croatia, Greece & Sicily$340018RelaxedCome aboard on an unforgettable 18-day voyage along the enchanting Dalmatian Coast and the Greek Islands. Visit the beautiful landscapes and historic cities of Croatia, Greece and Sicily, including Cres, Hvar, Kotor, Santorini, Mykonos, Monemvasia, Syracuse, Gozo and more!

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Mediterranean: Valletta to Venice$390$659510RelaxedThis 10-day voyage combines history with ruggedly beautiful scenery, sailing from picturesque Valletta to the charming city of Venice. Visits include Otranto, Bari, Korcula, Trieste, and more from aboard the luxurious Sea Cloud.
Mediterranean: Valletta to Venice$390$629510RelaxedThis 10-day voyage combines history with ruggedly beautiful scenery, sailing from picturesque Valletta to the charming city of Venice. Visits include Otranto, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Ravenna and more from aboard the luxurious Sea Cloud II.
Under Sail: Greece and the Dalmatian Coast$160-$300$1269011RelaxedSpend 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, Ionian, and Adriatic Seas as you visit Greece, Albania, Montenegro, and Croatia, home to historic sites and surprising beauty, like hiking or strolling in Dubrovnik, Ithaca, Korcula, and Hvar.
Mediterranean: Venice to Dubrovnik$300$51558RelaxedFrom the enchanting streets and canals of the Floating City of Venice to the breathtaking landscapes of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Dubrovnik, this unforgettable cruise has all you are looking for, mixing adventure and relaxation perfectly.
Mediterranean: Dubrovnik to Valletta$300$51558RelaxedEnjoy an authentic windjammer experience on this unique 8-day cruise. Starting in the historical city of Dubrovnik followed by a few amazing days sailing the Mediterranean, relax and take in this adventure as it is and end on the charming city of Valletta, Malta.
Dubrovnik to Split$117$11958RelaxedSail from Dubrovnik to Split and discover the beauty of enchanting Croatia. The M/S Equator takes you on this incredible cruise starting in Dubrovnik, a beautiful stone jewel hugging the Adriatic Sea. Swim in the Adriatic Sea and enjoy city tours of historic and well-preserved gems.

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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:
  • Dubrovnik: A delightful UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic." 
  • 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 Italy, Greece, and the Balkan states. 

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Why should I choose a Croatia cruise?
River cruises and sea cruises are a great way to see all that Croatia has to offer. The sea-faring ships give you access to the Dalmatian Coast and Dubrovnovik, while river cruises through eastern Europe will sail the Danube River. 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. 

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.

How can I save money on a river 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. DON'T try to save money by booking a lower class cabin since you will also be sacrificing comfort and space. 

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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