There’s plenty of choice for cruises in Croatia, as the coastline really lends itself to a a variety of routes and options; generally, cruises operate all along the coastline except off the Istrian coast.
Explorer Club offer super yacht charter on the Lady Gita, a 161ft custom yacht that can accommodate 12 people. This luxury yacht provides the ultimate in comfort and offers amenities such as a spacious sundeck, a jacuzzi, a swimming platform, alfresco dining, watersports equipment, a saloon with all mod-cons, air-conditioning and six cabins with ensuite facilities. A fully professional crew looks after guests, including an onboard chef who will whip up dishes honouring local ingredients and specialities. All in all, the Lady Gita will offer a truly memorable holiday in Croatia.
Most commonly, boats can accommodate somewhere between 12 to 40 people, with most cabins configured for two people. Consider whether you’d prefer travelling with fewer other people on a smaller boat, or on a larger boat with more space (both inside and on deck). Cruise prices that you will see quoted are per person, so it’s assumed that you’ll book with a fellow traveller!
Once you have a vague idea of what size of boat you’d like to be on, start researching cruise routes. There will be plenty to choose from in Croatia – consider what island and mainland ports you might want to stop off at during the cruise. Generally, once the cruise is booked you can then sort out flights (and so on) from your home country, but double-check that the start/end point of the cruise can be easily reached.
Different cruises have different itineraries in terms of what activities are offered each day. Some are more laid back – plenty of stops for swimming and sightseeing when docking at ports, with the opportunity to have dinner and drinks at specific towns in the evenings. Others offer walking and cycling tours as part of the itinerary.
Most cruises last for 7 days, though some last for 14 days for those that wish to take to the seas for longer amount of time. The majority of cruises are offered on a half board basis, though drinks are not usually included in the cruise price. Some of the cruises mentioned below, however, are for 3/4 days. These are an excellent way of experiencing a cruise in Croatia without having to commit to a full week.
Cruises in Croatia – Itineraries
Cruises departing from North Dalmatia
Kornati Sailing Adventure (4 day)
Departing from Skradin, this cruise spends 4 days exploring the islands of Kornati National Park
Cruises departing from Trogir/Split
Explorer Club offer luxury week-long cruises on the 161ft luxury yacht Lady Gita
7 Nights All-Inclusive Cruise from Split to Dubrovnik
Includes Bol (on Brac), Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Mljet, Omis and Split
Croatian Islands Sailing – 8-Day
Takes in Hvar, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Makarska, Omis
Cruises departing from Dubrovnik
8-Day Dalmatian Cruise from Dubrovnik to the Dalmatian Coast
Includes stops on or in Mljet, Hvar, Brac, Split and Korcula
Adventure 3-Night Sailing Trip from Dubrovnik
Stops on the Elafiti islands and Mljet, and on the Peljesac Peninsula
Dalmatian Highlights 7-Day Cruise Aboard the Providenca
Takes in Korcula, Omis, Split, Hvar and Mljet