Today, discover one of the last remaining wetland deltas in Europe. Cruise to Metković, on the banks of the river Neretva after which the delta is named. Here, mandarins grow by the water channels. Take a barge ride to explore the groves, the flora and fauna, wild birds and the traditional way of life of the Neretva people. There’s a delightful “time warp” feeling like nowhere else on the coast. Narona archaeological museum in Vid, which you visit, was formally inaugurated in 2007 as the first Croatian in situ museum exhibiting the remains of a Roman temple named Augusteum with 17 marble statues, some outsized and some of the natural height. This is where the ancient Illyrians, Greeks, Romans once sailed, and, according to legend, the pirates of Neretva planned their raids on enemy galleys. Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board is scheduled for this evening. Overnight in Metković. [B/L/CD]
From Metković the cruise continues toward Split, the capital of the Dalmatia region, the second-largest city in Croatia with the famous Diocletian’s palace, a UNESCO-protected heritage site, chosen by the Roman Emperor Diocletian as a retirement spot! Upon arrival, a local guide takes you for a walk through the historic and buzzing old town center and to the market. Overnight in Split. [B/L]
Wine and waterfalls! Cruise towards Skradin, then board on a coach. The first stop is the local winery for wine tasting and light tapas lunch. Back in Skradin, walk through the Krka Waterfalls National Park and visit “Skradinski Buk”. Jaw-droppingly beautiful, this is the most popular of the Krka waterfalls. There are 17 waterfalls, with cascades up to 100 m wide, and the Krka River tumbles 45.7 meters. The afternoon destination is Šibenik, a town situated in the very central part of Croatia’s Adriatic coast. Explore the glorious old town, the cultural monuments and the most famous here, the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of St James. Wander and discover the historic core and waterfront or enjoy some good boutique shopping. Dinner on bord and overnight in Šibenik. [B/T/D]
After breakfast, leave for Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia, famous for its rich historical heritage of world importance. There is history at every turn; the Roman Forum from the 1st Century, St Donat church from the 9th century - the most famous medieval basilica and the symbol of the city. The mighty city walls encase the old town and there is a representative City Gate from the 16th century. Among many museums, the Museum of Ancient Glass stands out together with over 30 churches and majestic family palaces and villas. On the waterfront, the award-winning Sea Organ and “Greeting to the Sun” light installations show the funky side of Zadar. Overnight in Zadar. [B/L]
Departure towards Rab, known as the “island of love” with an old the town of the same name. Guided city tour including the medieval walls, the famous four towers (and maybe climb one of them later) together with palaces, churches and squares. There’s a slight Montmartre feel with many artists painting and exhibiting out on the streets. Legend has it that local nuns created a special Rab cake for a visiting Pope and you will sample this after the tour. The recipe remains forever secret. Overnight in Rab. [B/L/T]
The famous Opatija Riviera is often compared to the French Riviera and the magnificent views of it from the sea follow ahead. Royal families, celebrities and musicians have visited and stayed in Opatija. The experienced guide will tell you about the magnificent history of Opatija and show you its most precious monuments. Walk the famous Franz Joseph promenade – Lungomare to the fishermen's village of Volosko, home to some of the best seafood restaurants in Croatia, or enjoy Kraš Choco bar to try exclusive chocolate cocktails, cakes or ice cream. There’s a real café-society here. Overnight in the port of Opatija. [B/L]
[BJ] = Breakfast
[LJ] = Lunch
[DJ] = Dinner
[CD] = Captains Dinner
Gather for one final breakfast on the vessel, followed by goodbyes with the crew and new friends, before they see you off in Opatija! [B]
|Korčula village dinner experience||$45|
|Korčula village typical local peka dinner||$60|
Prices & Departure Dates
|Lower deck||VIP Upper/
May 3, 17
May 6, 13
|Jun 10, 17, 24
Jun 14, 28
Jul 1, 22, 29
Jul 12, 26
Aug 5, 12
Aug 9, 23
Sep 6, 20
Saturday departures in black & Wednesday departures in red
Prices are for 2023 departures, are per person and may change without notice.
Check-in from 12.00 pm in Dubrovnik harbor; departure at1.00 pm.
Special airfares available from all USA gateways
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Name change fee $30 per person
Date change fee $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)
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Cruise line 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, with the intention to give the customers a better experience overall. The order of visits may be different than published in case of ports being overly crowded and too busy and Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, 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.
MV Fantazija – Deluxe
The Fantazija yacht offers luxury small-ship cruises in Croatia during the months of April - October.
Main salon with dining area, bar and lounge seating with smart TV, lounge area outdoor of the salon.