KVARNER BAY OF ISLANDS -8 dana

Croatia, Kvarner, Opatija

Duration
8 days / 7 overnights
Transportation
Cruiser
Price per person
from € 850

OPATIJA – KRK – RAB – ZADAR – MOLAT or OLIB – (ILOVIK) MALI LOŠINJ – CRES – OPATIJA

The Kvarner Bay treasures islands of unique beauty and diversity. Embark on the journey of discovery, spend eight unforgettable days cruising the northern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Savour delicious cuisine, enjoy beautiful sights, dip into the cleanest seawater and let the tranquillity fulfil your soul and sharpen your senses. Every day you will have the chance and enough time at leisure to explore a new island, discover antique churches, various historical monuments, and feel the authentic small-island way of life.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Swimming at secluded beaches, Zadar Sea Organs, Rab belltowers, Lošinj scent garden

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OLMISSUM - Premium Superior
Max. guests: 2
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€ 1.150
OLMISSUM - Premium Superior
Max. guests: 2
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€ 1.000
OLMISSUM - Premium OLMISSUM
Max. guests: 2
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€ 1.000
OLMISSUM - Premium OLMISSUM
Max. guests: 2
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€ 850
OLMISSUM - Traditional ensuite OLMISSUM
Max. guests: 2
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€ 850
OLMISSUM - Traditional ensuite OLMISSUM
Max. guests: 2
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€ 850
Moonlight - Premium Superior Moonlight
Max. guests: 2
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€ 1.150
Moonlight - Premium Superior Moonlight
Max. guests: 2
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€ 1.000
Moonlight - Premium Moonlight
Max. guests: 2
Price per night from
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€ 1.000
Moonlight - Premium Moonlight
Max. guests: 2
Price per night from
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€ 850
Moonlight - Traditional ensuite Moonlight
Max. guests: 2
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€ 850
Moonlight - Traditional ensuite Moonlight
Max. guests: 2
Price per night from
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€ 850

Itinerary

Day
1
OPATIJA - KRK ISLAND (Lunch)

Departure at 13h with lunch on board. Late arrivals can join in Krk, the homonymous town of the largest Croatian island. The first swim stop en route to refresh and enjoy the crystal clear seawater. Krk has diverse villages of various sizes, stunning promenades, dramatic rock faces with tiny islands and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. There's a buzz along the waterfront of Krk Town, have a drink in one of the many bars or choose a restaurant for a tasty dinner. Overnight in Krk.



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KRK ISLAND - RAB ISLAND (Breakfast, tasting and lunch)

After breakfast, cruise towards Rab, known as the “island of love”. On arrival, join a guided tour (included on Premium Superior & Premium) to see imposing stone walls and Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Many streets and squares are open-air galleries, as artists work outside. Do not miss tasting the famous cake “Rapska torta“ (included on Premium Superior & Premium). If weather permits, walk up to the Kamenjak hill and watch the magnificent sunset. Overnight in Rab.

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RAB ISLAND – ZADAR (Breakfast and lunch)

Morning cruise from Rab towards Zadar, travelling by Pag island with its unusual moon-like landscape. Swim stop on the tiny Maun Island. Upon arrival to Zadar, join the optional guided tour (included on Premium Superior & Premium). Once the metropolis of Dalmatia, today, Zadar is the centre of the region. The rich cultural heritage is visible at every turn: the Roman Forum dating to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dating to the 9th century AD - the most famous Medieval basilica and symbol of the city, the imposing and mighty city walls, numerous palaces and villas of former noble families. Great restaurants line part of the waterfront and the centre of town. Famous, contemporary creations are the Zadar Sea Organ, one of a kind in the world (listen to the sound) and “The Greeting to the Sun” light installation. Overnight in Zadar.


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ZADAR - MOLAT ISLAND or OLIB ISLAND (Breakfast, lunch and Capitan's dinner)

Early departure towards Molat or Olib island (depending on the available harbour space) in the northern part of the Zadar archipelago. Think pure peace and serenity. Tonight, enjoy the Captain's dinner party on board (included on Premium Superior & Premium). Overnight in the harbour. 



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MOLAT ISLAND or OLIB ISLAND - ILOVIK ISLAND - LOŠINJ ISLAND (Breakfast and lunch)

After breakfast and a morning swim, cruise towards Ilovik. It may have only a few hundred inhabitants but Ilovik has lovely bays and crystal clear water. A short stop before departure towards Lošinj, known as the “sunshine island” and for its abundance of pines, wildflowers and herbs. Lošinj is one of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic waters for its hidden coves and cool Mediterranean vibe. On arrival, stroll along the pretty waterfront or walk up to the Lošinj Aromatic Garden full of indigenous herbs and plants. The small town of Veli Lošinj is easy to reach if you want to explore on foot. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.



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MALI LOŠINJ ISLAND - CRES ISLAND (Breakfast and lunch)

Departure towards Cres after breakfast and the morning swim. This unspoiled island of long and narrow shape is abundant with olive groves, vineyards, forests of oak, beech and remarkable stone walls. Cres and Mali Lošinj were once connected as one island, before the Romans dug a narrow channel to separate them. Spend the night in the port of Cres, a typical medieval town.



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CRES ISLAND – OPATIJA (Breakfast and lunch)

After breakfast, departure towards Opatija. The famous Opatija Riviera is best seen from the sea. On arrival in the afternoon, join a walking tour of Opatija (included on Premium Superior). Stroll the longest lungomare (seaside promenade) in Croatia or stop in Volosko, a traditional fishing village with some of the best fish restaurants in the country. On the last night on board, have a farewell party under the stars. This would be a great time to swap contact details with new friends and plan the return trip. Many people come back, again and again.



Day
8
OPATIJA (Breakfast)

Gather for one final breakfast, followed by goodbyes with all the new friends and the crew before they see you off in the port of Opatija.



Terms of travel

Price includes

TRADITIONAL ENSUITE:

Wooden vessels featuring air-conditioned cabins with private shower/toilet, mostly bunk beds, and air-conditioned salon.

SERVICES INCLUDED: Continental breakfasts, three-course lunches, complimentary water, and free WIFI.

PREMIUM:

Steel-hulled vessels with a traditional, yet modern look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, a hairdryer and a safety deposit box. Premium vessels are 29 to 35m in length with cabins 8 to 14m2 in size.

SERVICES INCLUDED: buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English-speaking tour manager on board, guided tours of Rab & Zadar, Rab Cake tasting, daily cabin service, a mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits, complimentary water, free WIFI.

PREMIUM SUPERIOR: 

Modern, recently built mini deluxe vessels, 35 to 41m in length, featuring a spacious sun deck, air-conditioned salon, cosy lounge area and cabins 8 to 14m2 in size with double or twin beds, hairdryer and safety deposit box.

SERVICES INCLUDED: buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English-speaking tour manager on board, three guided tours of Rab, Zadar and Opatija, Rab Cake tasting, daily cabin service, a mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits, complimentary water, free WIFI.

UPPER/MAIN DECK CABINS ARE ALLOCATED ACCORDING TO AVAILABILITY! Lower deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck

Price excludes

  • adult on 3rd bed in a triple cabin – 30%
  • children under 10 years – 50%
  • double cabin for single use (Single supplement): +50%
  • VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED (to be paid on the spot) EUR 60.- per person per week 

PAYMENT:

Non-refundable deposit - EUR 150 per person

Outstanding balance is due at latest one month before the departure date

Note

  • The captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions
  • All KL cruise departures are guaranteed, however, if less than 20 participants are booked, KL  reserves the right to cancel the departure and change the vessel name if the need arises
  • Guests are obliged to follow the ship's rules and regulations found in written form onboard especially in regards to bringing drinks on board
  • In case of inappropriate behaviour, KL/captain reserves the right to ask clients to disembark
CANCELLATION POLICY:
  • From the day of confirmation up to 30 days before arrival – advance payment (EUR 150 per person) - non-refundable
  • 29-22 days – 25% of the remaining balance
  • 21-15 days – 50% of the remaining balance
  • 14-0 days – 100% fee
Name change/date change fee – EUR 20 per person
Date change fee - EUR 20 per person - valid only if the change is done up to 30 days prior to booked departure, otherwise regular cancellation conditions will be applied
  • KL highly recommends clients take insurance against the cancellation of reserved services! 
  • KL and the captain of the vessel reserve the right to change and modify the route due to weather conditions as well as conditions in the ports visited. 
  • The order of visits may be different than published in case of ports being overly crowded and too busy and with the intention to give the customer a better experience overall.
  • Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, KL ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases, clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. 
  • Cruise is not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

Responsible organiser: KL.Terms of service

Opatija

Opatija – the pearl of the Adriatic

Opatija is the jewel of the Croatian Adriatic that is situated in the Kvarner Bay in an ideal location between the Adriatic Sea and Mountain Učka. Due to its location, mild climate and beautiful sea views from the famous Lungomare promenade, it is a desirable European destination from the very beginning of tourism development on the Adriatic.

What to see and to visit in Opatija?

1. Symbol of Opatija and Kvarner: „A girl with a seagull“
The graceful sculpture of „the Girl with the Seagull“ is located on a cliff that has an impressive view of the sea and the town, therefore it is a favorite location for taking pictures among visitors.

You can take pictures free of charge thanks to Photospot that is located next to „The girl with the seagull“ and to download it online as the card!

2. Lungomare promenade
In the small town Volosko begins the 12 km long coastal Lungomare promenade, which is ideal for long romantic walks overlooking the sea and the sunset, as well as exploring the beauties of the town and learning about its rich history and culture. While walking along this road you can see magnificent villas, monuments, beautiful pebble beaches and enjoy the fragrant coastal plants and to have rest in the shade of centuries-old oaks.

3. Croatian „Walk of fame“
Famous people who contributed to the promotion of Croatia in the world, have received their “star“ on the Croatian version of „Walk of fame“. Some of them: Dragutin Tadijanović, Miroslav Krleža, Rade Šerbedžija, Oliver Dragojević, Janica Kostelić, Dražen Petrović, Goran Ivanišević, Nikola Tesla and many others.

4. The Green Fairytale of Angiolina Park and St. Jakov Park
Opatija is also known as a "park town" whose park architecture is a blend of beautiful scenery and natural heritage. In the very center of Opatija there is the second oldest park and protected monument of park architecture - St. Jakov Park. Its creation is connected with the construction of the monastery (of Opatija) called St.Jakov that is the oldest building in Opatija after which the town of Opatija was named. In addition to the beautiful, numerous and exclusive plant species and green lawns there is also a baroque fountain with a sculpture of the Greek god Sun and Goddess of the Moon, as well as accentuated paths and stairs, the Juraj Šporer Art Pavilion, the Croatian Museum of Tourism etc.

The historical importance of one of the most award-winning parks in Croatia - Angiolina Park began in 1844 year with the construction of a Villa Angiolina. This park is famous for its exotic plants from different parts of the world, laurel, the floral symbol of the town - camellias and the Music Pavilion.

5. Natural park Učka
For all those looking for an active vacation, there is a Mountain Učka with plenty of cycling and hiking trails. Except for recreation you can enjoy the biodiversity of Učka and visit the Vela Draga Canyon with its vantage point adorned with limestone columns and fossil-obscured rocks, as well as Lovranska Draga with one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Nature Park leading by the Slap Promenade and numerous other places.

6. Croatian Museum of Tourism
In the Angiolina Park there is the permanent exhibition "Opatija - The Golden Beginning of Croatian Tourism" of the Croatian Museum of Tourism. In the museum you can find unique photographs, documents, drawings and postcards of Opatija – the items of the oldest Croatian tourist destination.

7. The first hotel on the Adriatic coast
In Opatija you can find different types of accommodation, from charming hotels on the seacoast to private apartments. Among the many hotels in Opatija, the Remisens Premium Hotel Kvarner is the first hotel on the Adriatic coast built in 1884 year. Its architecture exudes elegance and its terrace next to the Lungomare Promenade offers a perfect breathtaking sea view.

8. Top quality restaurants, taverns and cafes: tasting of delicious Opatija's cuisine
In many perfect restaurants and taverns you can try Mediterranean seafood dishes, delicios Mediterranean meals such as bitter wild asparagus and Kvarner shrimp. Opatija also has a special Kamelija cake made exclusively from Mediterranean foods so you can taste it in Opatija's hotels restaurants and cafes.

In addition to being the oldest and most popular tourist destination in Croatia, Opatija is also a major event hub when it comes to business tourism, thanks to the numerous conference halls of Opatija hotels. Opatija's congressional tradition has been lasting for over 120 years including about 500 congresses, seminars and other business events that take place every year. Also, Opatija is a well-known spa destination with numerous wellness and spa centers.

The rich tradition and history, the beauty of nature parks and beaches and the wide range of accommodation facilities, congress halls, restaurants and cafes are among the many reasons why tourists return to Opatija.

Enjoy the pearl of the Adriatic, its rich history and culture!

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