Travelling is one of those little things in life which bring us so much joy. It allows an escape from your busy schedule, and just unwind, relax and overindulge. But the question of 'where to go?' usually causes many countless hours of intense research in order to find that perfect holiday, and with a tantalising smorgasbord of choice for wonderful destinations, it's important to not overlook a Croatia cruise as your next ideal holiday.
Croatia is a breathtaking country and a remarkable destination that has been adored by travellers the world over. It is the realization of your Mediterranean dreams featuring relaxing days by the crystal clear waters, exploring new island destinations and soaking up the rich culture in the shadow of the Old Towns.
Croatia holds a hidden beauty inside, from the glittering warm waters of the Adriatic to almighty mountain views, dramatic waterfalls, absurdly picturesque lakes and mouth-watering cuisine; it possesses everything you could desire. Apart from the mouthwatering delicacies, incredible wine and interesting architecture and history, Croatia's spectacular island-speckled coastline is what make this destination truly stand out. You can experience the greatness of Croatia and discover its coast like never before with a Sail Croatia Elegance Cruise.
Where will you visit on an Elegance Cruise?
Dubrovnik is the Croatia's jewel and is absolutely magical. This is a paradise on earth and the jewel of Adriatic. It is where Old Town, a UNESCO Heritage site can be located. This walled city offers lots of must-see sceneries, history and divide authentic cuisine. Upon entering the place, you will already get amazed by the Pile Gate and in front is Stradun. Onofrio Fountain which was built in 1438 is also found inside. You will also be astonished by Franciscan Monastery, the oldest pharmacy still functioning in Europe. Orlando Column neighbouring Sponza Place, Church of saint Blaise and Rector's Palace are also located here. For the best photo opportunities, take the cable car to the top of Mt Srd and be treated to panoramic views over the whole city.
Split is Croatia's 2nd largest city and the largest on Adriatic coast. It offers fantastic connections via air, ferry and local transfers. Looking for culture? Diocletian's Palace is considered Split's most significant sight, located right in the heart of the Old Town. You simply can't miss Peristyle which is the palace central open space surrounded with colonnade and adorned with garlands.
Cathedral of Saint Domnis is also located here. The Cathedral's bell tower is worth climbing for striking sights over Split, both inland and out to the sea. It's just quite challenging getting to the top, but those who are brave enough will be greatly rewarded with magical views.
Makarska is the perfect combination of pretty promenades, diverse seaside bars and restaurants with breathtaking mountain scenery. Makarska offers you a bit of everything – from hiking in the Biokovo Mountains, to lively nightlife, and wonderful relaxing beaches.
One of the town's major sights is the Franciscan Monastery, Malacological Museum, which actually has the largest collection of shells, mussels and shells in the world, as well as fossils found in the region, and Church of St. Mark.
It is the greenest Island in Croatia with its Mediterranean vegetation, clean and clear sea, placid sandy shoreline and rich underwater life. This is considered as one of the most beautiful island in Croatia. Mljet is well-known for goat's cheese, red and white wines, and olives and its 2 salted lakes – Malo Jezero and Veliko. These two lakes are desired swimming spots for visitors and local alike. Mljet Island's northern part also belongs to Croatian national parks, which is a must visit destination for many of our passengers.
Hvar is the sunniest and longest Croatian Island in Adriatic Sea which is also one of the world's most beautiful island. It is a town with unique historical and cultural heritage with centuries-old tourism tradition. Its natural beauty captivates the heart of anyone who visits. This Island offer's various attractions. One of those is the Fortress which dominates the city and where you can see the town's striking panorama view from above.
Why Is Croatia An Ideal Cruise Destination?
Being on an Elegance Cruise is all about visiting enthralling destinations whilst experiencing a quality and truly authentic Croatian at the highest standard of luxury and comfort. Croatia takes pride of its beautiful cities, fantastic weather, mesmerising blue seas, deserted islands, spectacular national parks, vibrant nightlife, the freshest seafood and local dishes, as well as its friendly and welcoming people. A Croatia Cruise is one of the most rewarding holidays you could ever imagine – you can be guaranteed to experience ultimate relaxation, meet new friends for life and 7 days of the most fabulous scenery imaginable.
Our Elegance Cruise is indeed a great holiday choice where mature travellers and couples can experience an intimate cruise experience, exceptional entertainment, gorgeous local food and wines and embrace small ship cruising at its finest.