Croatia is one of the hottest new travel destinations around. Once off the radar of popular European destinations, Croatia has stepped up its travel and tourism offerings to become one of the most sought after vacation spots in Europe. This year, Goway is offering new spots on a coveted Croatia boutique cruise, allowing travellers to take their Croatia tour to the next level and explore the shimmering Adriatic seas.
Perfect for Cruising
Whether you are a budget, mid-range, or luxury traveller, Croatia is the ideal destination, featuring a perfect Mediterranean climate, over 2000 kilometres of scenic shoreline with secluded beaches, and fantastic sailing and swimming in the azure waters of the Adriatic. There are over one thousand picturesque islands off the coastline, some lushly forested, many with fascinating medieval villages. Croatia also boasts UNESCO Heritage sites brimming with spectacular architecture. Aptly dubbed “paradise on earth” by George Bernard Shaw, the city of Dubrovnik is dotted with amazing ancient churches, monasteries, museums, and fountains. The sunny city of Split, nicknamed the “Mediterranean Flower,” offers a unique combination of stunning Roman architecture with exciting shopping and nightlife. Croatia really does have it all, making it the go-to destination for stylish travellers of all ages.
Cruising is the perfect way to explore the stunning coastline of Croatia, as well as the quaint Mediterranean villages so plentiful in this fascinating country. Goway’s Croatia cruises are not your typical massive cruise ships built for thousands of vacationers. Boutique cruising is a global trend that is especially suited for destinations like Croatia. The smaller vessels are able to reach the various islands that are strictly off limits to larger cruise ships. Fewer passengers means no lining up for meals or competing for that coveted chair on deck. Boutique cruising can make for a friendlier, more intimate experience for those who like to be social on board. Those seeking a more private holiday are much more likely to achieve a sense of intimacy and tranquility.
We now offer several allotments on a luxury eight day cruise that visits the best of Croatia’s gorgeous islands, as well as historic and enchanting Dubrovnik. The popularity of this cruise lies not just in the spectacular routing it covers, but also with its coveted price point – the cruise is very affordable.
Small and Social
The moment you step aboard the stylish boutique cruise ship, a hostess offers you a cocktail, and the welcome party begins. Boutique cruises can feel like you have booked your own private yacht. Deluxe boutique cruise ships have a maximum capacity of only 38 passengers in nineteen cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all passengers. Smaller vessels can easily sail around the islands, allowing passengers to explore stunning beaches and quaint towns either on foot, or by bicycle. Boutique cruises have a strong emphasis on local experience, offering passengers a much more intimate experience than with larger cruise ships.
Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar, and More
Our fabulous 8-Day Deluxe Croatia Capture Cruise itinerary starts in Split, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you’ll visit the palace of the Roman emperor, Diocletian. Then you are off to the beautiful island of Korcula, where you can wander the quaint medieval streets and take in the sunny vineyards and bucolic olive groves. The next stop is Mijet, one of the most seductive of the islands, and home to a national park centered on fascinating salt lakes. According to legend, Odysseus lingered for seven years here before having to move on. Like him, you may never want to leave. The cruise goes on to make several more stops, where your senses will be delighted with the sights, sounds, and tastes of Croatia. Speaking of tastes, the stylish island city of Hvar has some of the most sought after restaurants offering innovative cuisine and a “see-and-be-seen” nightlife. Your most memorable meal, however, may just be dinner at the Captain’s table on board. His inspired flavours pair perfectly with fine Croatian wine.
Once a relative secret, Croatia is an international hotspot that really does have it all, from stunning, natural beauty to fascinating architecture, fine dining, and shopping. Because the rest of the world seems to have discovered the delights Croatia has to offer, its best to book early and make sure you are one of the lucky travellers to enjoy this fabulous destination by cruise.