Croatia Cruise Holidays

Croatia’s mystical landscapes, exotic beaches and beguiling culture have been known to captivate even the hardiest traveler. Explore the sparkling seas, medieval towns and rich culture of Croatia with a guide to our favourite ports of call along the Dalmatian coast. With exquisite old towns, delicious food, traditional culture and unspoilt scenery, Croatia has something for everyone.

Croatia Cruise Holiday Highlights

The Eastern European country sits on the Adriatic Sea, encompassing over 1,000 islands. From the metropolitan areas of Zagreb to the coastlines of Pula, there’s much to see.

Croatia Ports

Dubrovnik, Croatia

The walled city of Dubrovnik is one of the best-preserved medieval cities on the Mediterranean and makes the perfect summer holiday destination.

Split, Croatia

Diocletian’s Palace is an unforgettable place, at once a vibrant city centre as well as Roman ruin, with atmosphere – and history – in spades.

Hvar, Croatia

Hvar has long held a reputation as Croatia’s most glamorous island destination, with its exclusive nightclubs and more sunshine days than anywhere else on the Adriatic.

Rijeka, Croatia

A European Capital of Culture in 2020, Rijeka is most famous for hosting Croatia’s biggest annual carnival (on the Sunday before Lent each year). There’s plenty to see and do at any time, however.

Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj’s old town is a boutique, Italianate gem. Its colourful, picture-perfect facades cluster around the steep slopes of a small Istrian peninsula.

Zadar, Croatia

It’s hard not to fall in love with Zadar. One of the most culturally rich cities on the Dalmatian coast, it has fewer visitors than Dubrovnik or Split, but there’s loads to see and do in and around town.

Explore Croatia on a Mediterranean Fly-Cruise

Flying in and out of Malta, a Mediterranean fly-cruise on Azura is a great way to explore the many charms of our European neighbours. All the classic holiday destinations are on the itinerary – think Croatia, where you can also explore less-travelled destinations such as Rovinj and Rijeka.

Reasons to visit Croatia on a cruise holiday

Enchanting Views

Those arriving into Rijeka on a cruise to Croatia will see the enchanting views of this rustic town nestled into the hillsides and decorated with bright colours, making for a storybook landscape.

Ancient Old Towns

Anyone arriving into Hvar will be rewarded with the sight of cream-coloured houses with their terracotta roofs lying amid the Hvar hills, while the harbour boats sway quietly on the Dalmatian Riviera. In the city centre, St Stephen’s Square allows for intimate views of the cathedral and is also one of the oldest squares in the region.

Cathedrals and Castles

Battles, wars and revolutions have left their marks and much of this history can be seen in the architecture and art within the many churches and cathedrals.

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