A smorgasbord of islands, hinterland, mountains and beaches, Croatia truly has something for everyone. The Eastern European country’s long shoreline is one of the sunniest in Europe. The coast is peppered with thousands of islands which emerge in varying sizes from the Adriatic Sea. The capital, Zagreb, lies at the foothills of Medvednica Mountain. The city has stunning Austro-Hungarian and Gothic architecture, fantastic local markets and an artistic feel.

To the south lies Dalmatia, the region home to the famous island Hvar, the beautiful Roman built city of Split and the pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik. Your jaw will not fail to drop at Dubrovnik’s mighty medieval fortress with the sparkling Adriatic as her backdrop. A Croatia cruise will show you around the many islands along the Dalmatian Coast as well as taking the impressive coastal cities.

Dalmatia’s popularity has been increasing sharply in recent years. In our opinion, a luxury small ship cruise is a fantastic way to take in the best sites, as well as discover some more well-kept secrets, like the islands of Korcula and Mljet.

Across the Sea and to the north lies Italy, who’s strong influence can be observed in the Croatian region of Istria. You’ll hear Italian flow through the local dialect and taste the same sunshine in the fantastic local produce. There are many monuments peppered throughout Croatia which serve as reminders of the Croatian-Venetian wars.

Best Time to Go  May – October
Capital  Zagreb
Population  4,154,200
Currency  Croatian Kuna
Time Difference  GMT+1:00
Expert Tip If you’ve not been to Croatia before, Dubrovnik is a must-see. Worth considering is the northern region of Istria where you can go truffle-hunting in the verdant forest and try wine from family-run vineyards.

Cruises in Croatia

$ 1,680.00
Board: Half Board
$ 1,680.00
Board: Half Board
$ 1,680.00
Board: Half Board
Unforgettable Cruises, Dubrovnik


Dubrovnik and the small islands close by offer a typical Croatian cocktail of vibrant old towns, world-renowned sailing, spectacular white sand beaches and paradisaical islands that offer unparalleled luxury to even the most discerning of traveller. The Pearl of the Adriatic, a famous medieval city with a gorgeous setting on the Adriatic. Impressive city walls, palaces, churches, towers and villas, you can find it all in Dubrovnik.

Unforgettable Cruises, Hvar


A popular destination with a jetset reputation. As well as its party scene, the island is famous for lavender production. There is an annual festival in June when streets are lined with purple and filled with scent. We recommend getting a taste of Hvar for one or two nights, then exploring Croatia’s lesser known islands. Call our experts – they’ll be happy to share their favourites.

Unforgettable Cruises, Split


Split, along with the islands of Hvar, Brac, Vis and Solta are nestled in the region of Dalmatia, amidst the pristine beauty of the Adriatic Sea. This region of Croatia is known for its natural aesthetic beauty – secluded white sand beaches, rugged coastlines and island coves, all of which contrast wonderfully with modern marinas, charming old towns and a vibrant nightlife that has made Split and its neighbouring islands one of the most popular choices for luxury holidays in Croatia.