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Croatia Small Ship Cruises 2024/25

Croatia’s magnificent coast and more than 1,200 islands make it a place made for cruising. While there are multiple big-ship cruises that will bring you here, for a more intimate experience that allows you to get to know the stories behind the destinations, you’ll want to board one of our elegant small cruising ships. As Croatian cruise experts, we’ve created a wide range of itineraries based on firsthand knowledge of the region, with a crew that provides exceptional personalized service while sailing on a hand-selected, luxury vessel. Our ships are some of the newest around, allowing you to travel in style and comfort while enjoying plenty of luxuries.

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Our Signature Cruises in Croatia

Explore the magnificent Dalmatian coast and many islands jewels of Croatia on one of our privately operated Signature cruises. These highly sought after cruises are on board 2021 built balcony ships which are the most luxurious in Croatia and also have the most inclusive itineraries of any cruise in Croatia. These adult only cruises sell out very quickly.


Our Deluxe Balcony Cruises in Croatia

Discover the pristine Croatian coast in style on board one of our privately operated deluxe balcony vessels. These cruises are on board newly built balcony ships launched between 2016 – 2021. These cruises are perfect for couples and friends looking to discover Croatia in comfort and style.


Our Deluxe Cruises in Croatia

Our stunning deluxe Croatia cruises are on board newly built and modern vessels we privately operate. These vessels do not have balcony cabins but the vessels are very modern and built in the last 2 years. They are perfect for couples, families and friends looking to discover the Dalmatian coast in affordable luxury.


Our Croatia Cruise & Land Tours

If you are looking to see more of Croatia and perhaps discover the magnificent Plitvice Lakes, visit enchanting Montenegro or neighbouring Slovenia, then our Croatia cruise and land tours are a great way to do this. Our Croatia travel specialists can design pre and post cruise extensions which include luxury hotel stays, private transfers and immersive private tours.


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Ports of Call

  • Dubrovnik 429 x 429


    Dubrovnik has become one of the most popular destinations in the world. Its UNESCO-listed Old City is encircled by medieval walls with impressive towers, bastions, and casemates, whilst filled with many enchanting wonders. The limestone-paved streets are lined with magnificent baroque, gothic, and renaissance architecture, including one of the oldest still-active pharmacies in Europe, founded in 1317 AD. You can marvel at it all from above by walking the city walls, gazing over the red-tiled roofs on one side, with the sea and nearby islands on the other. You’ll find plenty of enticing spots to dine on traditional Croatian fare with a spectacular view as well.

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    Split is Croatia’s second-largest city and one that dates back to the late 3rd-century AD when Roman emperor Diocletian decided to build his retirement residence here. Today, Diocletian’s Palace is a massive complex with some of the most well-preserved Roman palatial architecture in the world.  Many of the centuries-old buildings now serve as world-class restaurants, wine bars, boutiques, art galleries, and museums. The waterfront Riva promenade is a popular place to be as well, ideal for people-watching with a glass of Croatian wine, while Marjan Hill nearby provides stunning views overlooking the city, the harbor, and colorful sunsets.

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    One of the most popular Croatian islands, Hvar has a cosmopolitan air, with a yacht-filled harbor revealing the many international jet setters who come to enjoy it. There are legendary beach bars, high-end restaurants, buzzing nightclubs, and an alluring historic center with medieval architecture. The interior includes vineyard-covered hills, endless lavender fields, and ancient hamlets, while the northern end is home to Stari Grad and Jelsa, providing a tranquil atmosphere and rich history to explore. This is also one of the sunniest islands in Europe, with relatively mild weather all year-round, although summer is the best time for sunbathing and swimming off the island’s beautiful beaches.

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    One of the most enchanting islands, Korcula is characterized by dense forest, sandy beaches, olive groves, and vineyards, but it may be most well known for its Old Town of Korcula. Surrounded by medieval stone walls with ramparts and towers, while the cobblestone streets are lined with Venetian buildings, it looks as if it came straight out of a storybook. It’s also the alleged birthplace of international explorer Marco Polo, with a museum where you can learn all about his history here and beyond. Along the narrow alleyways and cobbled streets are independent shops, galleries, and traditional tavernas that serve tasty local fare. 

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    Unspoiled Vis was closed off to the public for 40 years while used as a military base, leaving it wonderfully undeveloped. Known as the ‘Mediterranean as It Once Was,’ visitors can witness ruins of Roman baths, sip fine wines produced here in traditional wineries, and explore Vis Town, with well-preserved architecture. In the 19th-century Austrian fortress, you’ll find the Issa Archaeological Museum which showcases the most extensive collection of Hellenistic artifacts in the country. If you’ve seen the popular movie “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again,” you might recognize the town as it was primarily shot here, in Komize and remote Barjoska beach.

  • Opatija 429 x 429


    Elegant Opatija is a seaside town on the Istrian Peninsula in northwest Croatia that boasts a backdrop of the Učka Mountains. It’s said to be the place where tourism began on the Croatian coast as a popular wellness resort in the 19th-century. It still has lots to love, like the Lungomare Promenade, which stretches for 7.4 miles bringing views of the sea and shoreline with lovely beaches on one side, and magnificent historic villas on the other. Angiolina Park is home to 150 species of plants from across the globe, including black bamboo, sequoias, bougainvillea, and Japanese bananas.

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Life On Board a Croatia Cruise

Our deluxe balcony cruises offer the ideal way to discover the beauty of the magnificent Dalmatian coast and its island jewels in style and comfort. You’ll have your own extra-spacious, luxurious cabin with a private balcony for marveling at the stunning passing views while enjoying the fresh salty sea air. Our new, sleek cruising vessels offer a superior sailing excursion in a more intimate atmosphere designed to provide the most authentic, personalized experience possible with a maximum of just 38 passengers.

Look forward to four guided tours through enchanting medieval Old Towns along with gourmet tasting experiences like wine- and oyster-tasting when booking a deluxe balcony cruise. All include a daily buffet-style breakfast, three-course lunches with a drink, fresh fruit and bottled water. Three evening meals are also included, providing passengers with the opportunity to sample gastronomic delights in local eateries on their own on other nights. An experienced Cruise Director will help ensure the most unforgettable trip possible, while luxury private transfers to and from the airport and hotels, port taxes and fees are all included.


Our Croatia Cruise Ships

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    MV Bellissima

    MV Bellissima is a 48,4m (157 ft) long, 8.6m (28 ft) wide deluxe cruise ship, with a speed of nine nautical miles per hour. The ship was launched in May 2020 and features the latest equipment and amenities. The ship has a maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, ensuring exceptional personal service. Bellissima’s sleek lines and comfortable spaces ensure a luxurious mega-yacht experience.

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    MV Memories

    Another new addition to our fleet in 2020, MV Memories is set to be our favorite and the most luxurious vessel in Croatian waters.  The ship has the latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities and has a maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 18 twin or double cabins, ensuring exceptional personal service. The ship’s main deck features a spacious air-conditioned dining room with a bar area with LCD TV, a corner buffet breakfast table, and a covered outdoor lounge area.

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    MV My Wish

    A brand-new deluxe ship for the 2020 cruising season, the MS My Wish offers a luxurious, intimate sailing experience for exploring some of the best Croatia has to offer from its magnificent medieval cities to gem-like islands. Her smaller, yacht-like size means she can navigate narrow waterways and make berth in ports that larger vessels can’t – with a smaller passenger to crew ratio and experienced, friendly staff, a highly personal excursion with exceptional service is just about guaranteed.

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    MS Ambassador

    The MS Ambassador made her debut in 2019 and quickly became one of the most desirable vessels for a small-ship cruise in Croatia. She’s Croatian-born, launched to high standards by experienced Croatian shipbuilders, and designed to provide an authentic and intimate experience for just 38 passengers. There are 19 en-suite cabins on board, spread over three decks, and all are very well-equipped with en-suite, private bathrooms.

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    MS Desire

    Launched for the 2017 cruising season, the MS Desire is a luxurious five-star vessel offering an intimate, authentic experience for sailing the magnificent Croatian coast. She offers an ideal combination of cutting-edge technology, affordable luxury, and style, setting the standard for comforts on a memorable island-hopping journey. All of her 19 cabins are fully soundproofed and include individually controlled air-conditioning as well as private bathrooms.

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    MS Adris

    The MS Adris is a 165ft small ship, which was built in 2018. The boat features 19 spacious main deck and lower deck cabins which accommodate up to 38 on board the guests. The Adris features a spacious sun deck with splash pool. The ship also has an elegant dining area and outdoor lounge area perfect for socializing. The Adris has an excellent crew which offer very personalized service.

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    MS Phoenix

    An elegant yacht-like vessel, the MS Phoenix is nearly new, built in 2021 providing affordable luxury for cruising the magnificent Croatian coast. With the ability to reach out-of-the-way ports and smaller harbors, her guests can expect a more authentic experience with a smaller group of typically like-minded passengers. She offers 18 spacious, air-conditioned cabins that are all en-suite and include upscale amenities like LCD TVs, with windows or large portholes for watching the passing scenery.

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    MV Aurelia

    A Deluxe Superior vessel providing small-ship cruises along the stunning Croatian coast, the MV Aurelia was launched in 2020 and has become one of the most sought-after ships for sailing in the region. She has 19 luxurious cabins, nine of which have private balconies, and all are soundproofed and air-conditioned for comfort. With a crew-to-passenger ratio of approximately 1 to 4, you can expect attentive, personalized service too.

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    MV Ave Maria

    MV Ave Maria is one of the most luxurious vessels to sail the Croatia coast. A state-of-the-art deluxe ship, she accommodates up to 38 passengers in 19 cabins, providing an intimate cruise and an elegant experience without a high price tag. Her spacious, modern cabins include VIP options on the upper deck with private balconies for enjoying the fresh sea air and gazing out at the magnificent passing views while her large sundeck boasts a Jacuzzi for soaking while surrounded by the sea and island scenery.

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    MS Markan

    Making her maiden voyage in 2018, the MS Markan has been impressing guests and onlookers ever since. She provides deluxe accommodation in 19 cabins, including 9 VIP cabins that feature private balconies. With a maximum capacity for just 38 guests, she guarantees a more intimate cruise along with a more authentic experience with the ability to reach smaller harbors and out-of-the-way ports.

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    MV Adriatic Sun

    The MV Adriatic Sun is a deluxe ship that made her debut in 2018, offering an entirely new level of small-ship cruising, including upper-deck cabins with private balconies for watching the passing views while enjoying a salty sea breeze. Her guests are made to feel like VIPs from the start, with a welcoming, professional crew that aims to provide the utmost in personalized service. The result is an unforgettable, authentic experience while traveling one of the Mediterranean’s most breathtaking coastlines.

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    MS Rhapsody

    A state-of-the-art deluxe small cruising ship, the MS Rhapsody is a head-turner. She made her debut in 2020, built to sail the Croatian coast in affordable yet luxurious style. She impresses her guests and onlookers alike while island-hopping to some of the most alluring gems. She features the latest state-of-the-art equipment and a comprehensive list of amenities, including a bubbling Jacuzzi and an air-conditioned dining area with a big-screen TV.

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    MV Infinity

    Built in 2015 and launched after much anticipation the following year, the MV Infinity was the first small cruising vessel to sail the Adriatic with cabins that have private balconies. She’s all about affordable luxury, including a top deck with comfortable loungers, a Jacuzzi for soaking while surrounded by magnificent scenery, water toys like snorkeling gear and a kayak, and mouthwatering cuisine served fresh on board, she quickly became one of the most sought-after ships for cruising the Dalmatian coast.



  • Tour Dubrovnik Old Town 429 x 429

    Stroll through Dubrovnik old town

    A guided tour of Dubrovnik’s Old Town is a must. You’ll follow your guide along the pedestrian-only streets that are enclosed by 16th-century stone walls, gazing up at grand medieval architecture, including aristocratic palazzi and Baroque churches. “Game of Thrones” fans are sure to recognize many filming sites here, including Pile Gate, the main entrance.

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    Wine Tasting on Hvar

    Hvar is home to many vineyards and wineries, bringing opportunities for wine tasting and visiting the local winemakers to learn how families here are cultivating the island’s popular grape varietals. Sessions typically include sampling multiple locally produced wines such as Prosek alongside local appetizers, led by an expert wine guide.

  • Tour Krka National Park 429 x 429

    Gaze at Krka Waterfalls

    By touring Krka Waterfalls National Park, you’ll get to marvel at diverse flora and fauna, including over 220 species of birds. Stroll scenic pathways and cross wooden bridges to spectacular waterfalls, including the highest in the Mediterranean, Skradinski Buk, the seventh and longest travertine barrier on the Krka River.

  • Visit Mljet NP 429 x 429

    Marvel at Mljet National Park

    Mljet National Park covers the entire northwest part of Mljet Island. It’s home to two saltwater lakes, with the largest of the two called Great Lake. By taking a short boat ride across the emerald waters, you can visit the little islet of St. Mary in the middle, which features a 12th-century Benedictine monastery. 

  • Korcula Tour 429 x 429

    Visit the Birthplace of Marco Polo

    Korcula is said to be the birthplace of intrepid explorer Marco Polo. In the captivating historic core of Korcula Town, a tour will bring you to countless medieval delights as you stroll the maze of atmospheric streets. Once controlled by the Venetians, you’ll see many glimpses of its past. 

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    Discover Diocletian's Palace

    Walking through Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace is like stepping back in time. His complex was built over the late 3rd- and early 4th-century with many of the ancient buildings still standing today, like the Cathedral of Saint Dominus, one of the world’s oldest Catholic cathedrals, constructed in 305 AD.


Why book with Unforgettable Travel Co.

  • 100% Financial Protection

    100% Financial Protection

    We are a licensed and fully bonded tour operator financially protected by both the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL) and the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust (ABTOT). All clients that travel with us are fully financially protected.

  • Destination Experts

    Destination Experts

    Our travel experts live and breathe the destinations they specialise in. This shows in their passionate to create hand crafted trips for our clients. We don’t offer cookie cutter trips, just truly unforgettable journeys unlike any other.

  • The Best Guides

    The Best Guides

    What makes our trips extraordinary is the unique immersive experiences we include. We pride ourselves in our black book of sought after expert guides, game rangers and local contacts who believe in our philosophy, unforgettable.

  • We Care

    We Care

    From the moment you book your trip, we are on hand 24/7 to assist you throughout your journey. With regional offices around the world, we have ground logistics teams on hand to help you every step of the way.

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