The Elegance experience rivals all others, focusing on luxury small ship cruising at its finest. Exploring Croatia’s historic seaside towns, indulging in local cuisine and experiencing local culture and traditions are all amplified by the luxury floating hotel you’ll call home for the week!

It can be difficult to decide whether to book an Above or Below Deck cabin when booking an Elegance Cruise, so we’ve put together a handy guide highlighting the similarities and differences between the cabin types.

Above Deck:

Above deck cabins are great for less mobile guests as they’re accessible with very few stairs and can provide easy access to the dining area and deck spaces. One of the big advantages of Above Deck cabins is the large windows, that soak the room in natural light and allow the fresh sea breeze in. Above Deck cabins are slightly smaller than their Below Deck counterparts, due to the railing that wraps around the upper level of the ship.

Below Deck:

The Below Deck cabins onboard Sail Croatia’s Elegance fleet really are the hidden gems of the ships! These cabins sit above the water line and are accessible via stairs. Below Deck cabins are spacious and take advantage of the additional space saved by not having a railing around the boat on the lower level. Like the Above Deck cabins, below deck cabins have porthole windows, the porthole covers can be removed to allow for natural sunlight to enter as they are above the water line. A huge advantage of Below Deck cabins is that they are cooler and quieter, providing the perfect space to relax and unwind. Below Deck cabins are also the most economic choice when deciding between the two options.

A Sail Croatia Representative demonstrates the difference between Above and Below Deck cabins on our Elegance Premier Plus ship, Olimp, in the video below:

Whichever cabin you choose to book on your Elegance cruise, you can be sure to have a luxury small ship cruising experience.