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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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10 Luxury Adriatic Sea Cruises for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Italy, Montenegro & Croatia$313012Aug 31, 2024Discover the stunning Adriatic landscapes of Croatia, Montenegro, and Italy on this fabulous 12-day Mediterranean sailing adventure aboard the Royal …
Italy, Montenegro & Croatia$313012Jul 30, 2024Explore the Eastern Mediterranean on this 12-day cruise aboard the luxury tall ship the Royal Clipper. This round-trip cruise departs from Rome, …
Highlights of Croatia$305910Apr 15, 2024Discover fascinating Croatia on this 10-day tour for 2024. Explore the stunning Dalmatian Riviera, wander Hvar's alleyways, beautiful …
Mediterranean Gems: From Dubrovnik to Naples$1860211Jun 8, 2024Beginning in the enchanting Croatian city of Dubrovnik, sail across the Adriatic on an 11-day Mediterranean small ship cruise on the alluring Sea …
Italy, Montenegro & Croatia$283011Jul 6, 2024The Royal Clipper sails across the breathtaking Adriatic landscapes of Croatia, Montenegro, and Italy for an unforgettable 11-day voyage. Visit the …
Croatia and Montenegro$33858Jul 4, 2024Discover Mediterranean charm on this 8-day cruise aboard the MV La Belle de L'Adriatique. Start and end in the historical city of Dubrovnik. Explore …
Mediterranean Enchantments$111908May 11, 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 …
Classic Croatian Adventure$618314Apr 26, 2024This 14-day Classic Croatian Adventure for 2024 takes visitors on a cultural and culinary journey by land and sea. Explore vibrant Zagreb, …
Classic Italy$566210Dec 5, 2023Explore Italy's rich culture, history, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and gourmet countryside on this 10-day classic Italian vacation. From Venice to …
Dubrovnik to Split$17958May 11, 2024On this 8-day Adriatic cruise, sail from Dubrovnik to Split and discover the beauty of enchanting Croatia. The M/S Mama Marija takes you on this …

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

Trip NameSaveFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Mediterranean EnchantmentsSavings$111908May 11, 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 …
Highlights of Southern ItalySavings$152908Jun 29, 2024Join the Emerald Sakara on this 8-day journey to discover Southern Italy's beautiful scenery. Discover the Byzantine, Venetian, and Turkish …
Croatian Coast and the Best of AdriaticSavings$119908Aug 3, 2024Join an 8-day Croatian cruise from Venice to Dubrovnik to see the unexplored Mediterranean coastline on the Emerald Azzurra. Croatia exhibits its own …
Croatian Coast and the Best of AdriaticSavings$119908May 18, 2024On this 8-day cruise from Venice to Dubrovnik aboard the Emerald Azzurra, explore the unparalleled beauty of the Adriatic coast. Visit some of …
Dalmatian Coast and Ancient GreeceSavings$59998Jul 1, 2024Join this 8-day exploration cruise of the Dalmatian Coast and Ancient Greece from Dubrovnik to Athens aboard the World Traveller. From Nafplion, …
Coastal Gems of Italy & CroatiaSavings$162928Jun 22, 2024Indulge in an 8-dayt cruise from Venice to Rome with Emerald Cruises. Explore historic Sorrento, charming Giardini Naxos, mythical Crotone, …

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https://www.adventure-life.com/croatiaHighlights 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.
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.
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.
The Eastern Mediterranean: A Region of History and Charm

The Eastern Mediterranean, spanning countries like Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel, and Egypt, is a region steeped in history and cultural richness. With roots in ancient civilizations like the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans, the region's landmarks tell stories of conquests, trade, and intellectual exchange. Ruins like Ephesus in Turkey and the Parthenon in Athens offer tangible glimpses into the past.

The Eastern Mediterranean is a diverse blend of fascinating cultures. Turkish baths, Greek temples, Lebanese souks, and Egyptian pyramids create an intricate web of traditions. Culinary specialties, from meze platters to baklava, reflect centuries of fusion and influence. This region's history has forged a tapestry of coexisting cultures.

Today, travelers walk the footsteps of empires, relishing the vibrant markets of Istanbul, the archaeological sites of Cyprus, or the iconic sights of Cairo. The Eastern Mediterranean's allure lies in its harmonious blend of history, culture, and natural splendor—an invitation for explorers to uncover its timeless charm.

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