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Last updated 08 August 2022

The Sail Croatia difference

The Sail Croatia difference

We’ve re-defined the definition of a cruise.

You won’t find casinos or cabaret shows on our cruises, nor will you traverse through multiple countries in one week. Sail Croatia cruises are all about experiencing an authentic side of Croatia onboard luxury small ships, being shown the secrets of this incredible country by local, welcoming staff and experiencing culture, food and historical sights with like minded travellers.

If joining hundreds of people on a cruise isn’t your cup of tea, then perhaps our small ship cruises are perfect for you. Whether you’re joining as a single traveller, a couple or with a group of friends, our cruises showcase the very best of authentic Croatia.

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Experience authentic Croatian cuisine

Our aim is to facilitate an authentic Croatian experience. A huge part of Dalmatian culture is food, and we also take this very seriously! Breakfast and a 3-course lunch are provided daily by your local onboard chef. Evenings are reserved for immersing yourself in the local cuisine, however a traditional village dinner and captains dinner evening are included for two nights on the cruise. For the rest of the week, you’re free to explore the cute waterfront towns, discovering the cobblestone streets and experiencing the very best of Croatian delicacies and cuisine. We’ve found this creates the perfect balance of time onboard and local experiences.

Croatian Cuisine

Health & Safety onboard

Health & safety is something we take very seriously onboard our ships and ensures our guests are comfortable and safe at all times! All crew members and representatives are trained on first aid, customer care and hygiene practices. In addition to having fully trained staff onboard our ships, the health and safety capabilities onboard a small ship are tenfold compared to cruise liners, with less people onboard and smaller ships. Twin share cabins with individual air-conditioning units, daily cabin service and a Tour Manager onboard to assist with any issues, means you can rest assured your health and safety is our number one priority.

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Smooth sailing

Cruise ships often travel hundreds of miles out to sea, which can mean unpredictable weather and swell that can cause sea sickness. Our ships travel between the protected islands of Dalmatia, ensuring you aren’t in the open sea for long, if at all. Whilst some passengers do get sea sickness from time to time, it is uncommon in the protected seas of the Adriatic. Another benefit of cruising in Dalmatia is that guests aren’t travelling across international borders, meaning no international ports, immigration wait times or paperwork. You won’t need to fetch your passport for a whole seven days once onboard!

Bow of Ship

Explore each destination at your leisure

On a traditional cruise, small boats will ferry passengers from the cruise ship to their destination for a few hours, before piling guests back into the boat and transporting them back to the floating hotel until the next port. This is where a Sail Croatia Cruise is fundamentally different! Our cruises dock overnight in each destination, bringing you into the midst of each town/harbour. Our ships usually dock by mid-afternoon, ensuring guests have plenty of time to explore each destination at their leisure, participate in optional activities or indulge in local cuisine in one of the restaurants that line the waterfront!

Ship Moored in Split

No Curfew Restrictions

Another benefit of spending each evening docked right in the heart of the town is that you not only get a restful night's sleep, but you’re also not restricted with an evening curfew. This allows guests to dine in authentic Croatian restaurants, while the evening away in a waterfront bar, or take in the local nightlife until the early hours of the morning! However you decide to spend your time exploring each picture-perfect town is up to you!

Guests on Ship Esperanza

Plenty of deck space to relax and unwind

Towels reserving deck chairs and elbows ready to fight for a place in the pool are a thing of the past on a Sail Croatia Cruise. These ships are custom built for small ship cruising and carry a maximum of 38 guests, plus crew, at any one time. Ample deck space and lounge chairs to cater for everyone means that no one misses out! Each Elegance Premier Plus ship comes complete with an onboard jacuzzi or splash pool, so those who aren’t confident plunging straight into the cool, calm waters of the Adriatic can still stay refreshed onboard.

Sail Croatia Ship

Swim off the back of the boat

This point speaks for itself! Daily swim stops straight from the back of the ship are our idea of heaven!

Don't just take our word for it - hear what our previous guests had to say about their cruise!

See you on a Sail Croatia cruise next summer?