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The Adriatic Sea separates the Balkan states of Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, and Greece from the Italian peninsula. It offers a great way to experience the culture of each of these countries as you navigate from one destination to the next and visit the major historical centers, ancient ruins, museums, and small villages that populate this picturesque part of southern Europe. During the warm summer months, you might enjoy the sun-kissed turquoise waters while you swim and snorkel. Or try a more active tour that offers biking and hiking options in addition to the standard walking and sightseeing tours. Aboard the luxurious megayachts and river vessels that we have hand-selected, you will visit the coastal cities of Dubrovnik, Hvar, Kotor, Venice, Rome, AmalfiCapri, and Sarande, and some of Greece's most notable towns. Contact us today to start planning your Adriatic cruise!
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7 Luxury Adriatic Sea Cruises for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Mediterranean Enchantments$111908Aug 3, 2024Join this 8-day Eastern Mediterranean cruise aboard Emerald Azzurra and explore the wealth of beauty that Greece has to offer. Visit Sarandë on the …
Croatian Coast and the Best of Adriatic$119908Jul 20, 2024On this 8-day cruise from Venice to Dubrovnik aboard the Emerald Azzurra, explore the unparalleled beauty of the Adriatic coast. Visit some of …
Croatian Coast and the Best of the Adriatic$119908Aug 10, 2024Join an 8-day Croatian cruise from Venice to Dubrovnik to see the unexplored Mediterranean coastline on the Emerald Azzurra. Croatia exhibits its own …
Cruise Where the Merchants of Venice Sailed$69758Jul 29, 2024Enjoy this amazing 8-day journey across the wonderful Adriatic. See the magical locations this region has to offer, Be a part of this bucket list …
From Malta to the Adriatic Coast$55209Aug 13, 2025Embark on a 9-day cruise on Le Bougainville, visiting Malta, Montenegro, Croatia, and Italy, with UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Venice, Dubrovnik, …
Coastal Gems of Italy & Croatia$162908Aug 24, 2024Indulge in an 8-dayt cruise from Venice to Rome with Emerald Cruises. Explore historic Sorrento, charming Giardini Naxos, mythical Crotone, …
Italy, Montenegro & Croatia$303012May 31, 2025Embark on a 12-day cruise aboard Star Flyer, cruising through Italy, Montenegro, and Croatia. Experience historic ports, Mediterranean cuisine, and …

Top 6 Cruise Deals to the Adriatic Sea for for 2024-2025

Trip NameSaveFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Northern GemsSavings$26508Jul 31, 2024Join this 8-day roundtrip cruise from Split on the MV Markan and experience a blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage. Explore charming …
Dalmatian ParadiseSavings$26508Jul 20, 2024This 8-day Dalmatian Paradise Cruise takes you to visit the Croatian cities of Split, Korcula, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Hvar, and Bol, among the spectacular …
Kvarner Bay of Islands (KL1)Savings$11058Jul 20, 2024Sail through Kvarner Bay on an 8-day cruise aboard MV Olmissum, exploring stunning islands, ancient towns, and crystal-clear waters. Experience local …
Venice and Mantua CruiseSavings$49507Jul 21, 2024Departing from Venice aboard the intimate ship La Bella Vita, enjoy a 7-day cruise of Italy, stopping in Pellestrina, Chioggia, the Renaissance city …
One Way WondersSavings$26058Jul 27, 2024Explore Croatia's islands and coastline during an 8-day cruise with the Adriatic Sun, spanning from Dubrovnik to Split. Enjoy serene mornings on …
One Way WondersSavings$22708Jul 24, 2024Explore the best of the Southern Dalmatia islands on this 8-day expedition cruise aboard the Adriatic Pearl. Create meaningful memories as you …

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Highlights of the Adriatic
Journey to the deep blue Adriatic Sea, where you will visit some of the most fascinating sites of the Mediterranean, like:Featured Activities on an Adriatic cruise
Top Sites on Adriatic Sea Cruises Beyond Croatia
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia: Known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik's historic Old Town, city walls, and stunning architecture are major attractions.
  • Venice, Italy: Famous for its canals, gondolas, and iconic St. Mark's Square, Venice is a highlight on many Adriatic cruise itineraries.
  • Kotor, Montenegro: The UNESCO-listed old town of Kotor is surrounded by medieval walls and offers breathtaking views from the fortress above.
  • Split, Croatia: The Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-see in this bustling coastal city.
  • Corfu, Greece: Corfu's Old Town, with its Venetian architecture and historic sites, is a popular stop on Adriatic cruises.
  • Santorini, Greece: While not directly on the Adriatic, Santorini is often included in Adriatic cruise itineraries for its stunning sunsets and iconic white-washed buildings.
  • Mykonos, Greece: Another Greek island that's part of Adriatic cruises, Mykonos is known for its vibrant nightlife and picturesque streets.
  • Katakolon, Greece: The gateway to the ancient site of Olympia, where the Olympic Games originated, Katakolon offers historical and archaeological insights.
  • Ravenna, Italy: Known for its Byzantine mosaics, Ravenna is often included in cruises for its cultural and artistic heritage.
  • Koper, Slovenia: A lesser-known gem, Koper boasts a charming old town with Venetian influences and historic architecture.
Croatia's Favorite Adriatic Cruise Destinations
  • Dubrovnik: Discover the vibrant ambiance of St. Mark's Square, or wander through the city’s bustling streets, immersing yourself in centuries of stories. Alternatively, find a contrasting haven for quiet reflection at the Franciscan Monastery.
  • Mljet National Park: Escape to Mljet's untouched landscapes and serene Veliko Jezero (Big Lake). Here, nature holds sway, creating a haven where the stillness of the water mirrors the serenity of the surroundings. Immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of the Adriatic.
  • Stari Grad: Located on Hvar Island, Stari Grad echoes with Marco Polo's legacy as you meander through its narrow lanes and charming squares. This historic town beautifully weaves its rich past into the fabric of its picturesque coastal beauty.
  • Zadar and Plitvice Lakes National Park: Admire cascading waterfalls and interconnected emerald lakes in this UNESCO World Heritage Site that paints a living masterpiece of nature's design.
  • Vis and Hvar: Explore Vis Island's secluded beaches and embrace the unspoiled allure of its nature. Then, indulge in the sun-soaked vineyards of Hvar Island, where the bounty of the land is transformed into exquisite wines. 
  • Šibenik and Krka National Park: Discover the ethereal waterfalls and natural wonders of Krka National Park near Šibenik. Wooden pathways wind through lush greenery, allowing you to get up close to the cascading beauty. 
  • Korčula Island: Visit the charming town of Vela Luka on Korčula Island. Its coastal tranquility provides the perfect backdrop for reflection, allowing you to savor the memories and experiences from your Croatia cruise.
Highlights of an Adriatic Cruise
  1. Breathtaking Scenic Views: Embark on one of our selected cruises to the Adriatic and experience the most fascinating Adriatic Sea ports and towns. As the ship navigates through shimmering waters, gaze upon the visual symphony that unfolds from the comfort of your cabin or the open decks.
  2. Cultural Odyssey: An Adriatic Sea cruise is a cultural tapestry woven with diverse threads. Explore enchanting old towns like Dubrovnik, Kotor, and Split. Wander through cobbled streets, admire ornate architecture, and uncover stories that have shaped the region's rich heritage.
  3. Alluring Islands and Ports: The Adriatic Sea is studded with awe-inspiring islands and ports, each with its own unique charm. From the allure of Venetian-influenced Koper to the serene beauty of Vis Island's secluded beaches. 
  4. Culinary Delights: From Montenegro to Venice, stopping in Greece, Adriatic cuisine is a journey in itself. Indulge in fresh seafood. Savor dishes infused with Mediterranean flavors, olive oils, and aromatic herbs. Pair your meals with regional wines. 
  5. UNESCO Treasures: Many stops along the Adriatic coast are home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Marvel at the historical significance of Diocletian's Palace in Split or the well-preserved medieval architecture of Kotor's Old Town. 
  6. Diverse Activities: Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, an Adriatic Sea cruise caters to all preferences. Take part in water sports, snorkeling, and kayaking in hidden bays, or simply unwind on sun-kissed beaches or the comfort of your ship’s decks.
  7. Lively Nightlife: As the sun sets, the Adriatic coast comes alive with vibrant nightlife. Explore local bars, cafes, and open-air venues where you can enjoy live music, dance, and mingle with fellow travelers and locals.
  8. Seamless Exploration: One of the greatest benefits of an Adriatic Sea cruise is the ease of exploration. Unpack only once and wake up in a new destination every day. The cruise ship becomes your floating hotel, transporting you effortlessly between ports.
  9. Intimate Sailing Experience: Set sail on a small ship cruise along the Adriatic coast, where intimate experiences and personalized service await. Create lasting memories on a cruise designed for relaxation and discovery.

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