Aside from cruises in Croatia – which start and end in the country – you could also visit Croatia with one of the cruises to Croatia. In other words, embarking on a cruise that explores the eastern/southern Mediterranean, with stops in other countries as well such as Italy, Slovenia, Montenegro and Greece. A number often stop off at a few Croatian locations, the most likely of which is Dubrovnik. (Other places – usually in addition to Dubrovnik – may include the islands of Hvar or Korcula or Split on the mainland).
You’ll probably get a day (or half a day) as a stopover in these places, which will give you a brief bit of time to explore and sightsee before returning to your ship.
These types of cruises are an excellent introduction to Croatia (we are sure that you want to go back after your brief taster!) and are a good way of combining the country with other nearby ones – such as Italy (Venice, unsurprisingly, is a very frequent stop off or starter point), Slovenia, Montenegro or Greece.
Cruises to Croatia
Here are some cruises to Croatia that feature stops in towns such as Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar and Rijeka. These cruises are offered by TUI and prices include flights to the cruise starting point.
Including Corfu, Slovenia, Italy, Croatia and Montenegro, this one stops in Split and Dubrovnik.
Italy and Croatia, include stops in Dubrovnik and Split
Sail Three Seas
Croatia, Malta, Italy, Greece and Montenegro, this cruise starts and ends in Dubrovnik.
Starting/ending in Dubrovnik and stopping in Korcula, Zadar and Split, this also includes Montenegro and Italy.