SAIL AWAY ON A JUST YOU CROATIAN ISLAND ADVENTURE
CROATIA HAS AN ISLAND FOR EVERYONE, AND THEN SOME, WITH MORE THAN 1,100 SCATTERED AROUND ITS SHORES. YOU CAN DISCOVER THEIR BEAUTY ON AN ISLAND HOPPING CRUISE OR A RELAXING EXCURSION
If you choose to take an optional cruise to the island of Cres, you’ll be let in on one of Croatia’s best-kept secrets. Wild and unspoilt and sparsely populated, the island still attracts the endangered griffon vulture, so look skyward to see them soar over dense forests and dramatic cliffs. Don’t miss out too on the chance to swim in a peaceful cove before heading back
If you’re based in Dubrovnik and fancy a day messing about on the water, set your sights on the Elafiti Islands. Just three are inhabited – Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan – with fewer than 1,000 people permanently living there, so there’s plenty of room for visitors. During Dubrovnik’s republican era, aristocrats built lovely villas on the islands so they could escape the heat of the summer, and you can step ashore to discover these
With the nickname ‘the golden island’, you can expect to discover a natural beauty when you head to Zlarin. Fringed by sandy beaches and secluded bays, the island is also a patchwork of lush green pine trees and cypress forests. Popular with locals and visitors alike, spending a few hours here is sure to recharge your batteries.
Zlatni Rat beach on Brac makes its way onto the pages of most travel magazines but it’s not the only highlight of this lovely laid-back island. Its forested interior is dotted with tiny stonebuilt houses made of the same white stone used to construct Split’s Diocletian’s Palace, and towering overhead is Vidova Gora. This is the highest peak of the Adriatic islands and offers spectacular views
If you’re looking for a touch of luxury and hours of glorious sunshine, Hvar is said to be the most glitzy and the sunniest of Croatia’s islands, so you’ve come to the right place! This beauty spot – whose main town is also called Hvar – is a real head-turner, and you’ll want to be on deck as you sail towards it. Take in views of lavender fields, ancient olive trees and a harbour lined by sleek yachts. Once ashore, discover Gothic palaces and peaceful squares encased by ancient walls
LIFE ON BOARD OUR EXCLUSIVE SHIPS
There is something truly relaxing about cruising. From the moment you step aboard your floating hotel you’ll be in the expert hands of your captain and crew, who will navigate their way amongst Croatia’s idyllic islands and take care of your every need. What’s more, with a maximum of up to 20 cabins on your exclusively chartered ship, the MV Eos, the MV Moonlight or the MV President, you’re assured a private cruise experience.
You’ll wake each day to a brand new beautiful view, while all you’ve had to do is enjoy the entertainment on board, the company of your travelling companions and the comforts of your well-appointed cabin.
As your ship sails through turquoise waters towards a picturesque harbour, perhaps enjoy a morning coffee on the sun deck, planning your exciting day of exploration. Then when you step ashore, your included excursions will introduce you to all the natural wonders, historic sights and hidden treasures of the day’s port of call.
Back on board the ship, you can sink into a sun lounger taking in the views with a drink in hand. With a swimming platform that takes you via steps directly into the sea, why not swim amongst the fishes in the crystal-clear waters surrounding your vessel.
A wonderful way to start your night is with a cocktail on deck as you watch the setting sun. Our cruises give you ample opportunities to dine in the ship’s restaurant, or to go your own way ashore and discover a restaurant or more informal tavern in which to enjoy authentic Croatian cuisine.
You’ll enjoy occasional entertainment on board too, and gala dinners hosted by your captain are all part of the experience. Share your memories of the day over a nightcap before retiring to your cabin full of excitement as you wonder about what tomorrow will bring.