Croatia Cruising along Dalmatia

Cruising along Dalmatia Croatia

Cruising along Dalmatia Croatia

What better way to explore a place than with a cruise with plenty of other like minded people. The feel of the wind against your face with the salt ocean scent does sound like a heavenly experience; but that doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. The open waters not sitting well for most people that have grown up and never set foot on a boat before; let alone sailing for several days.

Cruises are often seen as being only available to the elite and rich, sure the big ones lasting for a month or two aren’t really “Wallet friendly” but they aren’t that big of a deal; I mean who wants to spend a month on a cruise ship anyways? I prefer solid ground thank you very much.
If you are planning on going or want to go on a cruise but worrying about the cost and will you be able to afford it, worry not! Mini cruises are your life saviour. But if you’d rather just enjoy a much shorter time on a boat, maybe a boat tour would suit you better due to a much shorter time frame.

Mini Cruises

Mini cruises are becoming popular among many. For people thinking about going on a cruise for the first time they feel as if they won’t be able to withstand 9-12 days on a regular cruise with various thoughts like “Will I like the food?” Will I get sea-sick?”. Mini-cruises are different in that manner that they only last around 3 to 5 days and offer nearly everything a normal cruise has, sailing the Adriatic has never been so accessible so it’s the perfect time to book one for the upcoming summer 🙂

But sailing across the Adriatic sea may get boring for those of you that can’t stand still and actively try to find some fun to do may need to stop looking because Croatia has a party boat cruise regularly. Dance, drink (Reasonably of course) and party till your heart’s content….or better yet till the cruise lasts.

Party Cruises

Party cruises offer a great way to relax and have fun for young people, providing tons of excitement and adventure on a regular basis to all. Imagine 7 perfect days with warm Mediterranean weather on a vintage motor-sailing ship full of like-minded under 35 year olds, sounds like fun doesn’t it. 🙂

Places to visit

Cruising along Dalmatia Croatia
A cruise will take you to many islands and coastline towns like Split and Dubrovnik. Offering a great gorgeous view of the cities as you take in on the sights of the boat before anchoring near one and having a stroll through the maze like streets of the old towns.

Whether you are beginning your journey in Split or stopping by it is entirely up to you. The city priding itself in both historic value and providing several dozen tour options to spend your time on if you have time to spare. Whether you’re visiting for one day or multiple, there’s several options to choose from to decide how you’d like to spend your time in Split.

Blue Cave is one of Croatia’s most popular and famous locations. The charming blue glow that you can see in the cave garnering a lot of attention throughout the world. If you happen to want to visit it yourself just know there’s a fair bit of sailing to do to reach the secluded place. The Blue Cave being located in the small island of Biševo that’s close to island Vis.

An important thing to note about the Blue Cave would be that it’s not open every day, having a strong dependency on if the tide is low enough to allow access into the cave. But if the weather is good and allows access, the best times to visit would be between 11:00 and 12:00 because of the way the sunlight reflects through the water and in turn into the cave, objects inside the water also seem silver in colour. There’s also another nearby cave by the name of “Green Cave” which is Emerald in colour and bigger than the Blue Cave with it’s Sapphire like colourization.

Blue Cave took on the present shape thanks to the waves that slowly eroded the limestone rock that the cave is made out of. And one of the only entrances into the cave is a small 1.5m high and 2.5 wide hole that is inaccessible during high tide. But regardless of that, the cave still receives well over 10 000 visitors each year, making it one of the most visited places in Croatia.

The Blue Lagoon, whilst not as popular or well knows as the Blue Cave. This calming beauty is a must visit place if you are seeking for some relaxation. Boat tours being one of the most relaxing trips to take whilst also being shorter than a cruise across the Dalmatian coastline.

Diocletian’s Palace is a roman, as the name suggests a palace build at the turn of the fourth century. But do try to stay close to someone as the palace can seem rather confusing at times for people that set foot inside it for the first time. Many plazas and cafes fill the streets of the magnificent palace that surely won’t disappoint you while on a relaxing cruise.

Moving onto the town of Dubrovnik you will surely find the outer walls familiar due to them appearing in the famous hit TV-show “Game of Thrones” you saw it before, because there’s a high possibility you did. Dubrovnik’s popularity sky rocketed along with Split’s when Game of Thrones appeared showing King’s landing’s beauty to most of the world.

Choosing the right cruise

Cruising along Dalmatia Croatia
Vessel: MV Black Swan
Departure: July 21st, 2018
Route: KL Deluxe – Adriatic Explorer Opatija-Dubrovnik     
Departure: July 14th, 2018
Route: KL Deluxe – Adriatic Explorer Dubrovnik-Opatija  


Vessel: MV Fantazija
Departure: August 11th, 2018
(Split – Dubrovnik)


Vessel: MV My Way
Departure: July 21 & 28, 2018
Southern Pearls (KL7) Dubrovnik-Split (28.07.) and Southern Pearls (KL7) Split-Dubrovnik (21.07)


Short summary

But if you plan on exploring the world and not just Croatia with a cruise you could always go on a cruise around the world for just a low sum of 20 000 to 70 000 euro,
In general it is always a good thing to experience cruising whether it be mini-cruises, party cruises, cruises around the world if you ever get the chance to do so.

But for people that would much rather spend their time enjoying the cities whilst at the same time saving quite a hefty sum of money, simply taking a bus from place to place is an option. Whether you just want to visit and admire one place or stop by several along your journey. Split for instance having a couple of sights ranging from the historic Diocletian Palace that is the cornerstone of the city, all the way to the charming Marjan forest hill. Why not take a moment to take either a private transfer or tour throughout the old town. There’s something for everyone to do without worrying too much about expensive cruises.

Cruising is after all not for everybody. Choose for yourself whether or not you’d find the experience worthwhile or not, but don’t feel pressured in going on a cruise as there are numerous other activities to take part in, ranging from adrenaline excursions, explorer trips or more budget friendly boat tours that won’t burn a hole in your wallet. So it’s entirely up to you what you’d like to get up to during your visit in Split.

That will be all from me about Cruising for now, if you have any questions or need help please don’t hesitate to contact us! We are happy to help with whatever we can provide 🙂

But if you’re more curious about how to reach certain nearby locations after finishing your cruise, be free to step in contact. We provide private air-conditioned mini-bus transport from Split to anywhere in Croatia. As well as offering various tours like we previously mentioned to keep you entertained so you won’t be bored during the end of your previous cruise for long!

There are a lot of various excursion tour options to pick from if cruising isn’t to your liking. Experience more freedom and versatility in deciding one or a few exciting tours to go on; whether those are relaxing familiar boat tours or ones that will make your blood pumping with adrenaline focused excursions. Some of the most well known tours being Rafting, with it’s thrilling descend down river rapids; Ziplining, for those people that have no sense of fear or danger as they dangle several hundreds meters above ground; and Kayaking, a mixture of relaxation and exploration as you paddle your way either on the seaside or down river rapids.

Cruising is after all not for everybody. Choose for yourself whether or not you’d find the experience worthwhile or not, but don’t feel pressured in going on a cruise as there are numerous other activities to take part in, ranging from adrenaline excursions, explorer trips or more budget friendly boat tours that won’t burn a hole in your wallet. So it’s entirely up to you what you’d like to get up to during your visit in Split.

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