Zadar to Opatija Small Cruise

Come aboard our Opatija-bound small cruiser in Zadar and enjoy an unforgettable 6-day holiday floating across the Adriatic Sea and the islands of Kvarner.
Starting point
Zadar
Finish point
Opatija
Duration
6 days / 5 nights
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Experience the untouched beauty of the Kvarner Gulf islands like Cres and Lošinj
Indulge in exquisite Croatian cuisine
Soak in the Mediterranean sun on the top deck of modern vessels
Swim in the crystal-clear waters of secluded coves
Walk along the picturesque promenades of charming seaside towns
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Itinerary

Day 1: Zadar

Upon arrival, you will have the choice to either have free time or join the optional sightseeing of Zadar (included in the Premium and Premium Superior packages). The city is Dalmatia’s center and was its primary settlement for many centuries. 

You will see its rich cultural heritage at every turn, such as the Roman forum, the famous medieval basilica, the Church of St. Donatus, and the imposing and mighty city walls from the 16th century AD. The city also has numerous palaces and villas from the former noble families, and there are many great restaurants along the waterfront and the city center. 

You should also not miss the unique Zadar Sea Organ that produces a one-of-a-kind sound and “The Greeting to the Sun” light installation. You will spend the first night in Zadar.

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Zadar sea view
Zadar sea organ
Zadar sea organ
Zadar from above
Zadar from above
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Zadar sea organ
Zadar from above
Day 2: Zadar - Molat Island / Olib

We will leave early in the morning and head towards either Molat or Olib islands, depending on availability in the small harbors in the northern part of the Zadar archipelago. These islands are known for their pure peace and serenity, offering a relaxing experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

In the evening, we will have the captain’s dinner party on board, included in the Premium Superior and Premium packages. Afterward, we will spend the night in the harbor, enjoying the tranquility of the surroundings.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Captain’s dinner

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Day 3: Molat Island / Olib - Ilovik - Lošinj Island

After having breakfast and a refreshing morning swim, we will sail toward the picturesque island of Ilovik. Despite having only a few hundred inhabitants, Ilovik boasts lovely bays and crystal-clear water, making it an ideal place to stop and admire the stunning scenery

Afterward, we will head towards Lošinj, also known as the “sunshine island” due to its abundance of pines, wildflowers, and herbs. After arrival, you can stroll along the charming waterfront or hike up to the Lošinj Aromatic Garden. You can also explore the small town of Veli Lošinj on foot. We will spend the night in Mali Lošinj.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 4: Lošinj Island - Cres Island

After a refreshing morning swim, we will depart for Cres island. This unspoiled island is known for its uniquely long and narrow shape. As we sail towards the island, you can admire the abundance of olive groves, vineyards, oak and beech forests, and redoubtable stone walls.

Interestingly, Cres and Mali Lošinj were once a single island, but the Romans created a narrow channel to separate them. When we arrive, we will spend the night in the port of Cres, a typical medieval town. Before retiring for the night, you can explore the surroundings, admire the impressive architecture, and take in the local culture.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 5: Cres Island - Opatija

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we’ll set off for Opatija. We’ll arrive in the afternoon, and you can join a walking tour of Opatija, included on Premium Superior. As you stroll along the longest seaside promenade in Croatia, known as the Lungomare, you’ll have the opportunity to stop in Volosko, a charming fishing village with some of the best fish restaurants in the country.

On your last night on board, we suggest having a farewell party under the stars. It is a great time to exchange contact details with your new friends and plan your return. Many people love this trip and come back again and again to explore more of the Croatian coast and its breathtaking beauty.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 6: Opatija

Enjoy one last breakfast on board and say farewell to the crew and your fellow travelers. Take the opportunity to exchange contact information and keep in touch with your new friends. The personnel will see you off at the port of Opatija.

Meals

Breakfast

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Extra days

Not enough? Why not spend a few more days here! Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing, and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.

Included in price

Buffet breakfasts
Three-course lunches
English-speaking tour manager on board
Guided tour of Opatija* and Zadar
Daily cabin service
A mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen
Luggage handling
Olive oil and wine tasting on board
Afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits
Complimentary water
Free WIFI
Visitor's tax & port fees (45€/person/cruise)
*Included only with Premium Superior vessels

Optional Extras

Baby chair or baby cot rental
Parking
Airport transfers
Special day celebration package
Pre / Post cruise accommodation
Ferry tickets
Beach towels

Other information

Check-in from 17:00h in the Zadar harbour
The captain of the vessel has the right to change the route due to weather conditions and the situation at the ports we visit. To ensure a better experience for our customers, the order of visits may be different from what was originally planned if the ports are too crowded and busy.

Important for the tour

Because of specific mooring requirements of some Croatian ports, our ships are docked side by side. This means that passengers will need to cross from one ship to another, with small gaps in between, to get to the shore. It's important for passengers to be cautious and cross at their own risk. Our crew members are available to assist those who need it. Please note that this cruise is not recommended for passengers using wheelchairs or with limited mobility.
DeparturesApr 17, 24; May 1May 8, 15, 2, 29; Oct 2, 9, 16Jun 5, 12; Sep 25Jun 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28; Sep 4, 11, 18
PREMIUM SUPERIOR Upper/Main deck810€900€1080€1170€
PREMIUM SUPERIOR Lower deck720€765€900€990€
PREMIUM Upper/Main deck675€765€900€990€
PREMIUM SUPERIOR Lower deck630€675€810€900€

Are you ready for a holiday like no other, where you’ll explore stunning, lesser-known islands and experience authentic local culture and cuisine?

The cruise offers an exceptional opportunity to explore the hidden gems of the Kvarner Gulf. From the unspoiled islands of Molat and Olib and the sunshine island of Lošinj to the charming towns of Rab and Opatija, you’ll discover the breathtaking beauty of the region’s natural wonders and rich history.

Our itinerary is carefully crafted to ensure you make the most of your time on board and ashore. You’ll have the chance to explore historic towns, indulge in delicious local cuisine, swim in secluded bays, and relax on pristine beaches. 

And with a range of onboard activities, including the captain’s dinner party and farewell party under the stars, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to unwind and socialize with your fellow travelers.

Our comfortable cabins are designed to provide a cozy home away from home with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. And with all-inclusive service, you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips, from delicious meals and drinks to equipment for water sports and activities.

Allow yourself a relaxing holiday amid the heavenly scenery of the Kvarner Gulf, and join our small cruise from Zadar to Opatija.

Boats

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Premium

These steel-hulled boats blend traditional and modern aesthetics and provide comfortable accommodation in spacious, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, a hairdryer, and a safety deposit box. The premium vessels are between 29 to 35 m long, with cabins ranging from 8 to 14 m2. Your stay on board includes a range of services, such as buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, a guided tour of Dubrovnik, an English-speaking tour manager, daily cabin service, luggage handling, afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits, complimentary water, and free WI-FI.

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Premium Superior

These sleek and contemporary boats are newly constructed mini deluxe vessels that range in length from 35-41m. The extensive sun deck, air-conditioned salon, and comfortable lounge area provide ample space for guests to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. The cabins are cozy and range in size from 8 to 14 m2, contain double or twin beds, and come equipped with safety deposit boxes and hairdryers. A range of services is included with your stay, including buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, a guided tour of Dubrovnik, an English-speaking tour manager on board, daily cabin service, luggage handling, afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits, complimentary water, and free WI-FI.

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Things to know

If privacy, luxury, and comfort are essential to you, you may want to consider selecting a vessel from the Premium Superior or Premium categories. Alternatively, the Traditional Ensuite vessels would be more suitable for younger passengers, including friends or special interest groups like alpinists or bikers, who are comfortable sharing small spaces and bathrooms for an extended period. However, it’s important to note that Traditional Ensuite vessels typically do not have air-conditioned cabins, and most have bunk beds.

The number of passengers per vessel can range from 20 to 40 individuals, depending on the size of the boat.

The electrical outlets found in the cabins of our vessels in Croatia are standard Type F sockets, which have two pins and are grounded. These outlets are compatible with plug types C, E, and F and can deliver a power output of 16 A and 220 V. Some newer vessels may also feature USB sockets.

All vessels are equipped with life-saving boats and life jackets found in designated wardrobes on the deck, in the salon, or under beds in the cabins. If you cannot swim, you need to inform the crew and captain. Additionally, passengers must be mindful of the following safety guidelines while on board: 

  • Take caution when navigating the steep and narrow staircases on the vessel. The decks may also be slippery, particularly in damp conditions, so passengers should hold onto the railings and watch their step.
  • Climbing the foremast, jumping off the deck during the cruise, or swimming too far from the vessel during swim breaks are strictly prohibited. 
  • During the busy peak season, harbors can be crowded, and vessels may have to dock alongside one another, so passengers must be vigilant when moving between them. Crew members are available to assist passengers, but the cruise is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

The primary currency accepted on the ship and throughout Croatia is the Euro, but it is advisable to exchange money at a bank or withdraw cash from an ATM where possible. The local currency is required for drinks onboard and all additional services such as transfers, excursions, and accommodation. Premium and Premium Superior vessels offer credit card payment options.

While ATMs linked to international networks are available in major towns and islands like Opatija, Dubrovnik, and Split, smaller ones may not have ATM facilities. Most tourist areas accept major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard, but it is recommended to have some cash on hand if you plan to travel off the beaten path.

Tips are not included in the tour price, and they are discretionary. They are usually given to show appreciation for good service and satisfaction with the crew, guide, and overall tour. If you choose to tip, it is recommended to use your own currency or Euro, and the crew gratuities are equally distributed among all members.

Cabins on Premium Superior and Premium ships come with either twin or double beds, and some can accommodate up to three people with an additional bed above or beside the double bed. However, it’s important to note that bed availability is limited, and we cannot guarantee a specific type. We do, however, aim to assign cabins based on guest preferences and requests, so please let us know your bed preference when booking, and we will try our best to accommodate it.

Cabins on Premium and Premium Superior ships come with either twin or double beds, with twin beds measuring approximately 90/100 cm x 190/200 cm and double beds measuring around 150/160 cm x 190/200 cm. Traditional Ensuite cabins often have bunk beds, but twin or double beds may also be available on some vessels. Double beds in these cabins are typically 130/140 cm x 190/200 cm, while bunk beds are about 80/90 cm x 190/200 cm in size.

The ship’s cabins are distributed on two levels, the deck and the lower deck. The on-deck ones can be found either on the main or upper deck, while below-deck cabins are in the ship’s hull. Rooms on the deck provide the advantage of direct access to the sea and better ventilation, while cabins below the deck may be quieter since only passengers who booked lower deck cabins pass by. These cabins are also comfortable due to their location at sea level, which keeps them naturally cool, and the below-deck hallways are typically air-conditioned, affecting the temperature. Lower-deck cabins usually come with small portholes.

Lower deck cabins are located in the boat’s hull and usually have a small porthole, but Croatian law and vessel regulations require them to be closed while sailing to prevent water from entering the cabin. The portholes can be opened when the boat is docked. However, on newer ships like those in the Premium Superior and Premium categories, which have air-conditioned cabins and steel hulls, the portholes are fixed and cannot be opened.

Air conditioning is available in Premium Superior and Premium cabins, except for times with limited access to electricity. Traditional Ensuite cabins do not have air conditioning, but lower deck hallways and salons typically do. Air conditioning is only operational when the motor or generator is running, or the vessel is connected to shore power while docked at the harbor. In certain smaller fishing harbors without electricity, air conditioning may be turned off to maintain a tranquil environment.

If you plan to sleep on the deck and enjoy the stars, it is suggested to bring a sleeping bag, as removing mattresses, pillows, and sheets from cabins is prohibited.

The boats have limited capacities for electricity and water. While there is a generator on board for generating electricity, it is not operational during the night or while the boat is in a quiet bay to prevent noise pollution. The water tanks on board have sufficient capacity to match the number of cabins and beds, and they are always filled with enough water, provided that everyone uses water conservatively. Moreover, the vessels are fitted with central heating systems that offer hot water.

It is not allowed to bring and consume your own drinks on the ship. However, you can buy various alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from the vessel’s salon, which functions as a restaurant, living room, and bar. In case the drink of your preference is not available at the moment, kindly notify the crew, and they will try their best to procure it for you at the next stop.

The onboard bar accepts payments for drinks made in Euros. At the end of the trip, guests will receive a report showing the total amount spent on drinks, which can be settled during the checkout process. For guests on deluxe and premium vessels, credit card payments are also accepted.

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