Exploring Croatia’s beautiful and scenic Dalmatian coastline on the Adriatic Sea is one of the best ways to see this fascinating destination. Goway’s partner, and one of the most trusted local cruise operators, Katarina Line, truly offers something for everyone. Here are five reasons to go on a small ship cruise on your Croatia vacation!
1. Small Ship Experience
With a group size of 20 to 40 like-minded guests, you’ll never feel lost in the crowd. These small ships give you the opportunity to soak it all in with almost 1800 km of coastline to explore, taking you to some of the most beautiful beaches and islands Croatia has to offer.
2. Diverse Itineraries
Short on time? Experience our 3-Day Katarina Mini Cruise – Split to Dubrovnik (or vice versa) or enjoy one of our more in-depth 8-day deluxe cruises while on your Europe vacation. Goway can help you put together the perfect vacation to take in this amazing scenic coastline, and can also arrange pre- and post-cruising packages.
3. Free Time
On your small ship cruise on your Croatia vacation, you’ll find there is plenty of time to explore the islands and see the highlights. Enjoy an abundance of restaurants and bars in Hvar, or explore the two saltwater lakes in Mljet, where you can rent a bike and cycle the paths along the lake shore. On the island of Brac, hike to Vidova Gora or visit the town of Bol – known for its water activities and stunning sandy peninsula.
4. Great Value
Cruising is not only a fantastic way to see Croatia’s remote islands, but it also offers great value. Your cruise typically includes two meals each day, guided tours, and numerous special services. For example, on our 8-Day Katarina Cruise – Croatia Captured: Split to Split, your cruise package includes roundtrip transfers, a tour manager, daily breakfast and 9 additional meals (lunch & dinner), and a selection of optional excursions such as guided walking tours. Furthermore, there are often amazing promotions like “2 for 1” or “early booking deals.” Given its short travel period and such amazing value, this cruise sells out fast so don’t delay in booking your Croatia vacation!
With a fleet of over 50 ships in four different categories, Katarina Line offers quality product that caters to all ages and budgets. Katarina’s Deluxe Ships are new. These larger luxury ships are lavishly designed, fully air-conditioned, and feature spacious ensuite cabins with double or twin beds. Katarina Premium Superior are newly built ships, smaller in size, with fully air-conditioned ensuite cabins with double or twin beds. Katarina’s Traditional Ensuite are vintage wooden sailing ships featuring ensuite cabins with mostly bunk beds. These ships offer an air-conditioned salon and are mainly used for special interest cruises (eg. hiking, biking, and young (18-35) fun cruises).
Editor’s note: the names of the ships in this article were updated 28 Feb. 2020.