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Adriatic Explorer Opatija – Dubrovnik Cruise

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(19 Reviews)
From $2,709 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Opatija, Rab, Zadar, Skradin, Sibenik, Split, Metkovic, Korcula, Dubrovnik

    Group Size:
    17 to 42
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Cruise, Deluxe Croatia Cruises, Deluxe Superior Croatia Cruises

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Cruise at a Glance

Cruise at a Glance

Cruise from Opatija to Dubrovnik visiting the beautiful towns of Korcula, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik

  • Walking tours of Korcula, Split, Zadar, Rab & Dubrovnik
  • Visit the Krka Waterfalls
  • Visit the Opatija Riviera, often compared to the French Riviera
  • Swim stops
  • Deluxe or Deluxe Superior vessel
  • Start Point:
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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Transfer from Opatija airport to Opatija harbour where the vessel will be docked. Check in from 11am (1100hrs). Cruise departs at 1:00pm (13:00) towards Rab, known as the “island of love”, with an old town of the same name. Join the guided city tour, visit the medieval walls and the famous four towers (perhaps climb one of them later!) together with palaces, churches, and squares. There is a slight Montmartre feel with many artists painting and exhibiting out on the streets. Legend has it that local nuns created a special Rab cake for a visiting Pope and we will sample it after the tour. The recipe remains forever secret. Overnight in Rab.

Meals Included:
Lunch

After breakfast, head for Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia with an amazing heritage and where history looks into the eyes: the Roman Forum from the 1st century, St Donat church from the 9th century – the most famous medieval Basilica and the city’s symbol. The mighty city walls, over 30 churches, museums and former noble families’ palaces and villas in the old town. In recent years Zadar has added a touch of cool with the famous Sea Organs and “Greeting to the Sun” light installations, both located on the city’s waterfront. Watch the fabulous sunset from here. Guided city tour.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Wine and waterfalls! Cruise towards Skradin, then get aboard the coach. The first stop is the famous Bibich winery for wine tasting and light tapas lunch. Back in Skradin, walk through the Krka Waterfalls National Park and visit “Skradinski Buk”. Jaw-droppingly beautiful, this is the most popular of the Krka waterfalls. There are 17 waterfalls, with cascades up to 100 m wide, and the Krka River tumbles 45.7 meters. The afternoon destination is Šibenik, a town situated in the very central part of Croatia’s Adriatic coast. Explore the glorious old town, the cultural monuments and possibly the most famous one here, the UNESCO listed Cathedral of St James. Wander and discover the historic core and waterfront. Some good boutique shopping possibilities too. Dinner on board.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Cruise southern to Split, Croatia’s second-largest city, where Roman Emperor Diocletian built a retirement palace now under UNESCO protection. Split waterfront is a happening place and there is a buzz along the beautiful wide promenade. Join a local guide for a walk through the heart of the bustling old town and the market.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Today, discover one of the last remaining wetland deltas in Europe. Cruise to Metković, on the banks of the river Neretva, after which the delta is named. Here, mandarins grow by the water channels. Take a barge ride to explore the groves, the flora and fauna, wild birds, and the traditional way of life of the Neretva people. There is a delightful, “time warp” feeling like nowhere else on the coast. Visit Narona archaeological museum in Vid, formally inaugurated in 2007 as the first “in situ” museum in Croatia, exhibiting the remains of a Roman temple. In fact, Narona holds the remains of the Roman temple – the Augusteum – and seventeen monumental marble sculptures of Roman emperors and their family members. This is where the ancient Illyrians, Greeks, and Romans once sailed, and, according to legend, the pirates of Neretva planned their raids on enemy galleys. Captain’s dinner with live entertainment onboard is scheduled for this evening.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Departure towards Korčula, an island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, the famous explorer. Swim stop and lunch on board. Korčula town is commonly referred to be a “miniature Dubrovnik”, as it is encased by medieval stone ramparts and towers. Sightseeing with a local guide through the old town and tiny streets, built in a fishbone pattern for a reason you will learn about on the guided tour! Lots of simple konobas, restaurants and cool cocktail bars for chill-out time. Overnight in Korčula.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

There is no better way to catch the first sight of your final destination – the famous town Dubrovnik – than approaching from the sea. It is one of the few walled cities on the sea in the world. Writer George Bernard Shaw described it as “heaven on earth”. Cruise alongside the old city walls for a true perspective of the majesty of this town. Lunch is served on deck as headed for the Gruž harbour to dock. Once moored, join a transfer to the old town for a guided walking tour. In your free time, why not walk a 1940 metres long famous ramparts! Take the cable car from the Old Town to the Srđ mountain for fabulous views of the city itself and the Elaphiti Islands (ticket included). If you want to explore any of the museums in more detail, such as Sponza or Rectors, now is the time.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00am and transfer to Dubrovnik airport or hotel in Dubrovnik. End of our services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

7 nights deluxe or deluxe superior cruise

Touring with licensed local guides

Professional Tour Manager

Tours as per itinerary

Guided walking tours of Korcula, Split, Zadar, Rab and Dubrovnik

7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Cruising with deluxe or deluxe superior vessel

Arrival transfer from Opatija hotels to Opatija port

Departure transfer from Dubrovnik port to Dubrovnik airport

Complimentary water

Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day

Olive oil and wine tasting on board

Fresh fruit daily

Visitors’ taxes & port fees

Luggage handling

Daily cabin service and towel change

Complimentary wi-fi onboard

Wine tasting & light tapas lunch in Bibich winery with bus transfer included from Skradin

Barge excursion & visit of museum Narona in Metković

Rab cake tasting in Rab

Krka National Park entrance fee

Dubrovnik cable car fee

Tips and gratuities

Passport or visa fees

Baggage and personal insurance

Any beverages or food not listed in itineraries

All other entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions

Any other items of personal nature

Pricing & Availability

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Ship Details

  • Launched: 2015
  • Length: 43m
  • Breadth: 8.65m
  • Speed: 17 km/h
  • Passengers: 39
  • Cabins: 20
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Sun Deck with deck chairs, sunbeds and ample shade
  • Salon- restaurant
  • Lounge bar with outside seating
  • Large screen LCD TV
  • Air-conditioned en-suite cabins
  • Swimming platform
Lower Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Code: CAT B
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 17-18
  • Window: Porthole
  • To Open: No
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Code: CAT A+
  • Bedding: Double
  • Size(sqm): 15-16
  • Window: Window
  • To Open: Yes
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Code: CAT A+
  • Bedding: Double
  • Size(sqm): 15-17
  • Window: Window
  • To Open: Yes
Upper Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Code: CAT A+
  • Bedding: Double
  • Size(sqm): 15
  • Window: Window
  • To Open: Yes
  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Launched: 2017
  • Length: 42m
  • Breadth: 8.5m
  • Speed: 15 km/h
  • Crew: 7/9
  • Passengers: 38
  • Cabins: 19
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Large sun deck with sun beds and lounges with shaded area
  • Salon restaurant
  • Bar and outdoor seating area
  • Rear swimming platform
Lower Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 15.5 -16
  • Window: Porthole
  • To Open: No
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 14-15
  • Window: Window
  • To Open: Yes
Upper Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double
  • Size(sqm): 12.50
  • Window: Window
  • To Open: Yes
  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Launched: 2015
  • Length: 42.7m
  • Breadth: 8.8m
  • Speed: 15 km/h
  • Crew: 7/9
  • Passengers: 40
  • Cabins: 19
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Large sun deck with sunbeds, lounges and shaded area
  • Salon- restaurant
  • Bar and outdoor terrace
  • Rear swimming platform and ladder
Lower Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 21
  • Window: Porthole
  • To Open: No
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 15.5
  • Window: Window
  • To Open: Yes
Upper Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 15.2
  • Window: Window
  • To Open: Yes
  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Launched: 2018
  • Length: 48.50 m
  • Breadth: 8.80 m
  • Speed: 16 km/h
  • Passengers: 36
  • Cabins: 19
  • Voltage: 220 V
  • Spacious sun-deck (250 sqm) with deck-chairs, sun-beds and ample shade
  • Salon restaurant
  • Lounge bar
  • Swimming platform
Lower Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 14
  • Window: Porthole
  • To Open: No
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 12
  • Window: Yes
  • To Open: Yes
Upper Deck
  • Cabin: 9 VIP cabins with private balcony
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 12
  • Window: Yes
  • To Open: Yes
  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Private balcony
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe

Important things to note

All itineraries and cruise vessels are subject to change without notice.

Sailing is at the Captain’s discretion.

Due to the size of the ports, vessels may be lined up next to each other which may result in other passengers boarding your vessel to reach another vessel.

Guests must follow ship rules (to be found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to not bringing drinks on board and in case of bad behaviour, the tour operator/captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark.

FAQ’s

In some trips we list multiple vessels in the same class. We do so, as we may use a different vessel depending on departure date, occupancy and availability. As always, these vessels are a guide only and subject to change. Where we need to use a different vessel than that which we list, we endeavour to use vessels with a similar class.

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Reviews for Adriatic Explorer Opatija – Dubrovnik Cruise

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April
Had a fantastic trip

Review for: Croatian Coast Split - Dubrovnik (One Way) Cruise

Had a fantastic trip, Would highly recommend!
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Louise
MV Rhapsody

Review for: Croatian Coast Split - Dubrovnik (One Way) Cruise

We have just returned from the most amazing week aboard the MV Rhapsody. Admittedly a brand new boat, but immaculately presented throughout. Captain Frane and his crew were great hosts, nothing was too much trouble. The high-spec cabins were spacious and were cleaned/beds made daily, bedding and towels changed during the week. The food was very good and always beautifully presented- buffet breakfast with eggs/bacon/sausages freshly cooked on request, 3 course lunches with wine (which could really have been a lighter meal) and some evening meals. The Captains dinner was great fun with live music and 4 courses. We enjoyed frequent swim stops and inclusive and optional daily activities. We had a good mix of free time and organised events. Mariana our Cruise Manager did an excellent organisational job all week, even sorting out appropriate covid tests. Everything was well-explained and she was very helpful (fluent in several languages) Nothing was too much trouble and she listened to personal requests! This was our first experience of a mini-cruise and we can’t wait to rebook next year. Fab memories from an amazing holiday. A cruise on MV Rhapsody is a truly incredible experience.
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William
DO NOT BOOK!!!

Review for: Split - Dubrovnik - Split Cruise (KL2)

DO NOT book a cruise with this group. We booked a week long cruise, everything from the levels and types of boats are mis-leading. We had a cruise to and from Split stopping into some islands and as a maritime professional I was flabbergasted. The crew drank all day everyday including the captain and including when underway. There were literally guests sitting with empty glasses at lunch and in the evening and the waitress was running glass full of rum, vodka, gin forward to the bridge and galley. We did not receive what was advertised daily and there was no Covid related cleaning, in fact there was no cleaning at all just making the beds. Then at the end they try to inflate your bill and lie about the drink pricing and THEN they ask for a tip for the crew. It could be a comedy sketch if it weren't for the fact that passengers were no doubt in danger if something had happened like an engine fire. NEVER NEVER will I book a Croatia Cruise through this company and if I were to book a future cruise it would be with a proper company on a small Catamaran or something similar where they have offices and boats outside Croatia.

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Adriatic Explorer Opatija – Dubrovnik Cruise

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(19 Reviews)
From $2,709 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Opatija, Rab, Zadar, Skradin, Sibenik, Split, Metkovic, Korcula, Dubrovnik

    Group Size:
    17 to 42
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Cruise, Deluxe Croatia Cruises, Deluxe Superior Croatia Cruises

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