Adriatic Explorer Opatija to Dubrovnik

Explore the stunning Dalmatian islands and coastline

Cruise Croatia’s stunning coastline all the way from Opatija to Dubrovnik enjoying no less than four Unesco World Heritage sites along the way. If there was ever a cruise to show you a selection of Croatia’s best highlights this is it. Spend your mornings admiring the spectacular scenery, with swim stops in the crystal clear waters of idyllic coves, your afternoons and evenings exploring some of the most famous and historic towns and cities of Croatia.

Whilst the cruise explores almost the entire length of Croatia’s coast we still ensure you have plenty of time to explore and to relax.

Don't miss...

  • The imposing Bell Towers of Rab
  • The Cathedral of St James in historic Sibenic, 
  • The atmospheric streets of old Korcula
  • The palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian in Split
  • The medieval walled city of Dubrovnik 
  • The spectacular waterfalls of the Krka National Park

Ports of call: Opatija – Rab – Zadar – NP Krka Waterfalls – Šibenik – Split – Metković (Captain’s dinner) – Korčula – Dubrovnik

The Weather

Temperatures range from the low 70s in early and late season to the high 80s plus, in late June through September. Winds are usually predictable, moderate and occasionally fresh (force 2-5) in the afternoon.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro Kotor

Opatija – Rab

Early afternoon departure towards Rab, which is known as the “island of love”. Once we arrive there will be a guided walking tour of the city, with it’s medieval walls, palaces and squares, plus the famous four towers. After the tour we will sample the special Rab cake, which according to legend, was created by local nuns for a papal visit.

Bol - Croatia

Rab – Zadar

After breakfast we will depart to Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia, with it’s mighty city walls and over 30 churches. In the old town you find museums and former noble families palaces and villas. Watch the fabulous sunset from the city’s waterfront. There will guided walking tour of the city, followed by a tasting of Maraschino cherry liquor.

Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro

Zadar – Krka Waterfalls/Sibenik

First we will cruise towards Skradin and then board a coach to the Bibich winery for wine tasting and a light tapas lunch. Once back in Skradin, we will walk through the Krka Waterfalls National Park, and visit the “Skradinski Buk” – the most popular part of the waterfall area. There are 17 waterfalls with cascades of up to 100 meters wide. Remember to bring your swimwear so you can enjoy a dip in the crystal clear waters. In the afternoon we will head to Sibenik, where you can explore in the old town, wander along the waterfront or enjoy some boutique shopping. Dinner on board.

Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro

Sibenik – Split

Today we will continue south towards Split – Croatia’s second largest city and home to the retirement palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, which is now under UNESCO protection. There will be a guided walking tour through the bustling old town and market. Overnight on board in Split.

Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro

Split – Metkovic

Today we cruise to Metkovic, on the banks of the river Neretva, where we will explore one of the last remaining wetland deltas in Europe. We will ride on a barge and discover flora and fauna, wild birds and the traditional way of life of the local Neretva people. We will visit the archeological museum of Vid, which holds the remains of a Roman temple and marble sculptures of Roman emperors and their family members. In the evening we will have the Captain’s dinner on board with live entertainment.

Metkovic – Korcula

This morning we will depart to Korcula – the birthplace of Marco Polo. Much of the island is covered in black pine forests and so Korcula is know as the “black island”. A guided walking tour will take us through the medieval walled old town of Korcula, where there are lots of traditional Croatian konobas, restaurants and cocktail bars.

Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro Kotor

Korcula – Dubrovnik

Today we will cruise to the famous walled city of Dubrovnik, which was described as “heaven on earth” by the writer George Bernard Shaw. Lunch will be served on deck as we head for Gruz harbour to dock. Once we are moored, there will be a guided walking tour of the city, or you may explore on your own if you wish to take in any of the museums, amble along through the old town or take the cable car to Srd mountain for spectacular views over the city.



After breakfast it will be time to say goodbye to the crew. Disembarkation and transfer to Dubrovnik airport.


Your cruise is operated on one of  the vessels shown or one of the same category from Katarina Line fleet, being almost identical in size, amenities and services. For the name of the vessel please check at the time of booking.

M/Y Fantazija

The motot yachts of the Katarina Line  fleet are modern and state of the art ships 42 to 47 meters in length. Spacious sun deck includes a hot tub and sun beds to enjoy wonderful Adriatic scenery. On the aft deck there is a swimming platform with swimming stops being a regular feature of these cruises   There is a  spacious lounge and restaurant area,  and  spacious, lavishly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, safety deposit box, bathroom toiletries, hair dryer, cupboard & wardrobe cabinet. Cabins are 12 to 17m2 in size.

M/Y Maritimo (Superior vessel)

Superior is a new class of the very latest additions to the Katarina Line  fleet sailing in Croatian waters. Vessels are minimum 47 meters in length, newly built or refurbished after 2016, they have  a spacious sun deck with sun beds and  hot tubs, a swimming platform on the aft deck, plus  panoramic lounge and dining area.  The spacious, superbly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins have double or twin beds and  are equipped with cabinets and wardrobes, safety deposit box, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries, bathrobe and slippers. There are 18-19 cabins on board, 15 to 20 meters in size, with a limited number of balcony cabins also available.

Optional Cruise & Stay

You will depart from the coastal town of Opatija, and disembark this wonderful cruise in the historic city of Dubrovnik which is on most peoples bucket list, so if you have not already visited, we recommend you extend your stay with at least a couple of nights ashore to capture the atmosphere of this unique city, now even more famous after being the location for much of the filming of Game of Thrones. We know some great hotels in town or in one of the nearby beach resorts so give us a call and we will be happy to arrange it all for you.

Dubrovnik – £595 per person

Price includes
-3 nights in 3 or 4 star hotel in Dubrovnik on a bed and breakfast basis
-All transfers
-Guided coach excursion to Montenegro
-Guided coach excursion to Mostar
-Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik

Opatija –  £595 per person

Price includes
-2 nights in 4 star Zagreb hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
-1 night in 4 star Opatija hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
-All transfers
-Guided sightseeing with English speaking guide of Zagreb, Plitvice, Opatija


Adriatic Explorer Opatija to Dubrovnik

Wednesday and Saturday departures
Departure DateDeparture PortDayDelux vesselsDelux vesselsSuperior Delux VesselsSuperior Delux Vessels
Lower Deck CabinUpper/Main Deck cabinsLower Deck CabinUpper/Main Deck cabins
03/08/2022Dubrovnik / OpatijaWednesday£1,391£1,739£1,478£1,739

Adriatic Explorer - flights, transfers and supplements 2022

 Lower Deck CabinUpper/Main Deck CabinSuperior Lower Deck CabinSuperior Upper /Main Deck CabinBalcony Cabin
Flights including luggage from£375£375£375£375£375
Single supplement50%50%50%50%50%
3rd person reductionn/an/an/an/an/a

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  • 7 night cruise in your chosen cabin grade with en-suite bathroom and air conditioning
  • Buffet breakfast and 4 course lunch daily
  • A drink with lunch and a litre of bottled water per person daily
  • Tea and coffee all day
  • Abundant fresh fruit
  • Captain’s dinner with live entertainment in Metkovic
  • Barge excursion and visit of museum Narona in Metkovic
  • Wine tasting and light tapas lunch in Bibich winery with bus transfer from Skradin
  • Cake tasting in Rab
  • Spectacular evening dinner cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
  • Professional tour manager
  • Guided walking tours of towns: Rab, Zadar, Split, Korcula & Dubrovnik
  • Arrival and departure transfers (Dubrovnik airport/ Opatija hotels)
  • Dubrovnik cable car fee & Krka National Park entrance fee
  • Visitors’ taxes & port fees
  • Complimentary wi-fi onboard
  • Flights & transfers (where booked as a flight inclusive package)
  • Beverages except for those specified
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements except for those specified
  • Crew tips
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Flights & transfers (unless booked as a flight inclusive package)

Direct flights available from London and Edinburgh. Direct flights from other UK airports are also available and require pre cruise stay.

Arrival and departure transfers are included in the price only on arrival/departure days (please see details below)

Arrival transfers from Opatija hotels to Opatija port or from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik port

Departure transfers from Opatija port to Opatija hotels or from Dubrovnik port to Dubrovnik airport.

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