Istria and Northern Isles

Kvarner Bay of Islands

The magnificent Kvarner coastline & islands

Spend seven unforgettable days cruising on the northern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the cook) take good care of you. During the day you can swim and sunbathe or explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea by snorkeling. The evenings are free for fine dining in local restaurants or sightseeing of historical monuments…

The area of Istria and the islands of the Kvarner Bay is quite different to other parts of Croatia further south, with evidence everywhere of it’s not so distant imperial past as the coastal playground of the aristocracy of the Austro Hungarian Empire.

This merges with earlier influences from the Venetians who dominated the area during the Middle ages and the Romans before them. The result is a fascinating fusion of European cultures, splendid old villas and mansions, imposing churches and roman ruins. The island varies from remote and peaceful, to lively and cosmopolitan.

Sailing from the splendid historic resort of Opatija, our cruise explores the islands of Krk, Rab, Cres, Olib or Molat and Losinj. Mid-way through this island hopping adventure, we visit the beautiful walled city of Zadar, with its rich history and notable monuments and churches, plus a chic and atmospheric harbour.