KVARNER BAY CRUISE TOUR
June - October 2020
OPATIJA – KRK – RAB – ZADAR – MOLAT or OLIB – (ILOVIK) MALI LOŠINJ – CRES – OPATIJA
For this trip, all you will need is a few T-shirts and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days cruising on the northern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the chef) take care of you. During the day you can swim, sunbathe, snorkel, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea. The evenings you have at leisure to find a good restaurant or discover old churches or other historical monuments…
Guaranteed departures from Opatija harbor on Saturdays at 13.00 h (check-in from 11.00 till 12:00h).
Departure: Saturdays at 13.00 h (check-in from 11.00 till 12:00h).
DAY 1: Saturday OPATIJA - KRK ISLAND (L)
Departure at 13h with lunch on board. Late arrivals can join in Krk. Krk is the largest Croatian island and on the route, we stop to swim in the most crystal clear water you may ever have seen. 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. Enjoy the many bars or restaurants there and relax. Overnight in Krk town.
DAY 2: Sunday KRK ISLAND - RAB ISLAND (B, L)
After breakfast, we cruise towards Rab island 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 like open-pair galleries, as artists work outside. Do not miss the famous “Rapska torta“ cake (the recipe is secret, tasting included for Premium Superior & Premium). If weather permits, walk up to Kamenjak hill and watch the magnificent sunset. Overnight in town of Rab.
DAY 3: Monday RAB ISLAND – ZADAR (B, L)
Morning cruise from Rab towards Zadar, traveling by Pag island with its unusual moon-like landscape. We stop to swim on tiny MAUN island. In Zadar, there's an optional guided tour (included on Premium Superior & Premium). The city is today the center of the region and was the metropolis of the Dalmatia region for many centuries. The rich cultural heritage is visible at every turn: The Roman forum which dates to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dating to the 9th century AD - the most famous Medieval basilica and the symbol of the city. The imposing and mighty city walls with representative Port and Land gates are from the 16th century AD, and there are numerous palaces and villas of former noble families. Great restaurants line part of the waterfront and the center 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.
DAY 4:Tuesday ZADAR - MOLAT ISLAND or OLIB (B, L, CD)
Early departure for Molat or Olib island (depending on available space in the small harbors) in the northern part of the Zadar archipelago. Think pure peace and serenity. Tonight it's the Captain's dinner party on board and overnight here (Included on Premium Superior & Premium).
DAY 5: Wednesday MOLAT ISLAND or OLIB ISLAND - ILOVIK - MALI LOŠINJ ISLAND (B, L)
After breakfast and a morning swim, we cruise towards Ilovik. It may have only a few hundred inhabitants but Ilovik has lovely bays and crystal clear water. We make a short stop before leaving for Mali Lošinj known as “sunshine island” and abundance of pines, wildflowers, and herbs. Mali 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 smaller town of Veli Lošinj is easy to reach if you want to explore on foot. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.
DAY 6: Thursday MALI LOŠINJ ISLAND - CRES ISLAND (B, L)
We leave for Cres island after our morning swim. This unspoiled island is a long and narrow island with olive groves, vineyards, forests of oak, beech and some remarkable stone walls. Cres and Mali Lošinj were once one island before the Romans dug a narrow channel to separate them. Spend the night in the harbor of this typical medieval town Cres with hidden squares and courtyards.
DAY 7: Friday CRES ISLAND – OPATIJA (B, L)
After breakfast, we leave for 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 your last night on board, maybe have a farewell party under the stars. This would be a great time to swap contact details with your new friends and plan your return. Many people come back, again and again.
DAY 8: Saturday OPATIJA (B)
After breakfast say goodbye to the crew. We hope to see you again aboard Katarina Line cruises.
Legend: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner, CD - Captain`s dinner
CABIN TYPE DESCRIPTIONS:
TRADITIONAL ENSUITE: Wooden ships, air-conditioned cabins with private shower/toilet, mostly bunk beds, air-conditioned salon.
Included services: Continental breakfasts, three-course lunches, water dispenser available. Complimentary Wi-Fi.
PREMIUM: Premium steel-hulled vessels with modern traditional look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hairdryer, and safety deposit box. Ships are from 29 to 35m in length with cabins 8 to 14m2 in size.
Included services: buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board (except on KL1 route from Opatija and Naturist/FKK tour from Split ), one guided tour, 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, water dispenser available. Complimentary Wi-Fi.
PREMIUM SUPERIOR: Premium superior vessels are recently built mini deluxe vessels featuring similar comfort, but are smaller in size – 38 to 41m in length. Air-conditioned cabins are 8 to 14m2 in size with double or twin beds, hairdryer, and safety deposit box.
Included services: buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board, three guided tours, 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, water dispenser available. Complimentary Wi-Fi.
DELUXE SUPERIOR: Deluxe superior is a new class of Katarina Line newer and larger vessels, the best vessels that exist on the Adriatic sea built with high-quality materials of solid wood, glass, marble, stainless steel, and similar materials. Minimum 47 meters in length, newly built or refurbished after 2016, with hot tubs and beautiful sun decks with lounge area, deckchairs, and more. Spacious, superbly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20m2 in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hairdryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers, etc.
Included services: airport transfers, buffet breakfasts and three-course lunches with salad and cheese bar, drink with lunch, Captain’s dinner with live music, dinner in a typical Croatian setting, sightseeings, English speaking tour manager, various entrance fees, various tastings, Visitors' tax & port fees, luggage handling, daily cabin service, tea and coffee all day, water dispenser available. Complimentary Wi-Fi.
UPPER/MAIN DECK CABINS ARE ALLOCATED ACCORDING TO AVAILABILITY! Lower deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck
Reductions & supplements:
adult on 3rd bed in a triple cabin – 30%
children under 10 years – 50%
visitor's tax & port fees (to be paid on the spot) - 40 € per person per week
What to expect:
swimming at secluded beaches
beautiful landscapes of Kvarner Bay
Zadar Sea Organs
Lošinj scent garden
professional service and tasty food
an unforgettable vacation that you will want to repeat as soon as possible
Baby chair or baby cot rental: 50 € per week (to be paid on the spot)
Parking: possible from 10-15 € daily
Airport transfers: Various airport possibilities (Rijeka, Pula, Zagreb, Trieste, Ljubljana, Venice) – price on request; FREE local transfers (from Opatija hotels to Opatija port)
English breakfast supplement: 40 EUR per week (incl. 2 eggs, bacon, tomato & mushrooms, or fruit & yogurt or similar)
Continental breakfast: included in the price of the cruise (incl. coffee, tea, milk, a glass of juice, cereals, bread, a variety of spreads – butter, honey, jam, soft cheese; daily additions such as ham and cheese or boiled eggs, frankfurters, salami, etc.)
Captain's dinner: 25 € (ship's specialty served – choice of fish or meat menu (incl. in price on Premium & Premium Superior vessels)
Extra towels: The guest will be provided with two towels for personal use per week. Extra towels can be rented for 3€ & beach towels 5€ per week/towel. Katarine Line towel can be purchased on arrival for 10€.
Daily cabin cleaning: 15€ per person per week. Included in the price for Premium & premium Superior vessels. Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen, and towels midweek. Not provided on Traditional Ensuite and Traditional category ships but can be ordered in advance
Optional full-day excursions: Plitvice Lakes from Opatija, Venice from Opatija – on request
Optional half-day excursions: Postojna Cave from Opatija – on request
Optional 1-3h excursions: Wine experience from Krk (2-3h), Wakeboarding & Waterskiing from Krk (2-3h), Rab Cake Tasting in Rab (1h – incl. on Premium & Premium Superior).
Optional sightseeing in the following cities: Opatija, Krk, Rab or Zadar – on request
Payment: advance payment 50€ per person & reminder latest two weeks prior to arrival
Cancellation policy: up till 14 days prior to arrival – advance payment (50€ per person) is non-refundable.
Name change/date change fee – 20€ per person. Transferable to 2021.