ROUTE: ZADAR – MOLAT OR OLIB – (ILOVIK) LOŠINJ – CRES – OPATIJA
The Kvarner Bay treasures islands of unique beauty and diversity. Embark on the journey of discovery, and spend six unforgettable days cruising the northern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Savour our delicious cuisine, enjoy beautiful sights, dip into the cleanest seawater and let the tranquillity fulfil your soul and sharpen your senses. Every day you will have the chance and enough time at leisure to explore a new island, discover antique churches or other historical monuments, and feel the authentic small-island way of life.
Swimming in secluded beaches, Zadar Sea Organs, Lošinj scent garden
PRICES ARE BASED ON DOUBLE BEDDED CABINS (twin or double beds) – you may note bed preference in last step of the booking and we will try to fulfill your wish, but cannot guarantee it in advance.
Triple Share Cabin: Adults on 3rd bed in a triple cabin – 30% – on request only
Child Discount: Children under 10 years – 50% (for Deluxe cruises -30%) – automatically calculated at the last step of the booking when entering dates of birth!
Single Use Cabin: 50% surcharge on twin share price. Excludes low season departures Apr 18, 25; May 02; Oct 03, 10, 17; In other seasons avoid by sharing. (limited number of single cabins without supplement available) – will be calculated by default if selected option 1 or 3 in ‘number of persons’ menu.
On deck cabins are situated on main and top deck. Under deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck.
Day 1 ZADAR
Check-in at Zadar port at 17:00h. Free time or optional sightseeing of Zadar (starting at 17:30h and included on Premium & Premium Superior). The city is today the centre of the region and was the metropolis of the Dalmatia region for many centuries. The rich cultural heritage is visible at every turn: the Roman forum which dates to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dating to the 9th century AD – the most famous Medieval basilica and the symbol of the city. The imposing and mighty city walls with representative Port and Land gates are from the 16th century AD, and there are numerous palaces and villas of former noble families. Great restaurants line part of the waterfront and the centre of town. Famous, contemporary creations are the Zadar Sea Organ, one of a kind in the world (listen to the sound) and “The Greeting to the Sun” light installation. Overnight in Zadar.
Day 2 ZADAR – MOLAT ISLAND or OLIB (B, L, CD)
Early departure towards Molat or Olib (depending on availability in the small harbours), islands in the northern part of the Zadar archipelago. Think pure peace and serenity. Tonight it’s the Captain’s dinner party on board (Included on Premium Superior & Premium). Overnight in the harbour.
Day 3 MOLAT ISLAND or OLIB – ILOVIK – LOŠINJ ISLAND (B, L)
After breakfast and a morning swim, cruise towards Ilovik. It may have only a few hundred inhabitants but Ilovik has lovely bays and crystal-clear water. We make a short stop before leaving for Losinj known as “sunshine island” and its abundance of pines, wildflowers and herbs. Losinj is one of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic waters for its hidden coves and cool Mediterranean vibe. On arrival, stroll along the pretty waterfront or walk up to the Lošinj Aromatic Garden full of indigenous herbs and plants. The small town of Veli Lošinj is easy to reach if you want to explore on foot. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.
Day 4 LOŠINJ ISLAND – CRES ISLAND (B, L)
Departure towards Cres island after the morning swim. This unspoiled island of long and narrow shape is abundant with olive groves, vineyards, forests of oak, and beech and some remarkable stone walls. Cres and Mali Lošinj once were one island before the Romans dug a narrow channel to separate them. Spend the night in the port of Cres, a typical medieval town.
Day 5 CRES ISLAND – OPATIJA (B, L)
After breakfast, departure towards Opatija. The famous Opatija Riviera is best seen from the sea. On arrival in the afternoon, join a walking tour of Opatija (included on Premium Superior). Stroll the longest lungomare (seaside promenade) in Croatia or stop in Volosko, a traditional fishing village with some of the best fish restaurants in the country. On your last night on board, maybe have a farewell party under the stars. This would be a great time to swap contact details with your new friends and plan your return. Many people come back, again and again.
Day 6 OPATIJA (B)
Gather for one final breakfast, followed by goodbyes with all the new friends and the crew before they see you off in the port of Opatija.
* Legend: B – breakfast; L – lunch; D – dinner; T – tasting, CD- Captain’s dinner
CABIN TYPE DESCRIPTIONS:
Steel-hulled vessels with a traditional, yet modern look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, a hairdryer and a safety deposit box. Premium vessels are 29 to 35m in length with cabins 8 to 14m2 in size.
Included services: Buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English-speaking tour manager on board, guided tour of 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.
Modern, recently built mini deluxe vessels, 38 to 41m in length, featuring a spacious sun deck, air-conditioned salon, cosy lounge area and cabins 8 to 14m2 in size with double or twin beds, hairdryer and safety deposit box.
Included services: Buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English-speaking tour manager on board, guided tours of Zadar and Opatija, 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.
UPPER/MAIN DECK CABINS ARE ALLOCATED ACCORDING TO AVAILABILITY! Lower deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck.
REDUCTIONS & SUPPLEMENTS:
VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED (to be paid on the spot) EUR 45.- per person per cruise