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Montenegro Cruises

Montenegro is one of those places that conjures up stunning imagery in the imagination and doesn’t disappoint once you visit. 

The mountains seem to rise up in what appear to be straight lines from the sea, and the ancient walled towns built up along the mountainsides cling to the mountains as if by magic. Herbs grow wild, and you can choose to sunbathe with the tourists or head further inland and hike up the mountains or kayak along a quiet lake or lagoon. 

There’s a distinct east-meets-west feel here, seen in the historical sites, mosques and Catholic churches that light up the country. If you like history even a little bit, you’ll love Montenegro. Keep an eye out if you go into the woods, though – you might be in for a big surprise in the shape of a wolf or bear. 

Top 5 interesting facts

  • Montenegro literally means ‘black mountain’.
  • Pelicans and flamingos love it here.
  • The country has 117 beaches.
  • Montenegro has an exceptional literacy rate, at 99%.
  • It does not print, issue or mint Euro notes or coins.
 

Montenegro Cruise holiday Highlights

Food

Pasta and pizza have largely pushed out some of the more traditional Montenegrin cuisine, but you can still find it if you know where to look. If you’re in some of the more touristy areas, you may have to avoid the Italian places and look for a konoba, a traditional Montenegrin restaurant, to help you get a real taste of the country. Montenegro goulash is a must-try, and cabbage leaves stuffed with mincemeat are another favourite. 

Turkish-style pastries filled with meat, spinach and cheese, called burek, are perfect for snacks, and there are rich and hearty salads with cheese and creamy dressings almost everywhere you turn. As for sweets, baklava pastries come as standard, and delicious they are too.

Traditionally, Montenegrins eat a lot of variations of potato, soured cream and yoghurt – expect to find at least one of the three in most dishes. 

Iconic sights

While you’re in the country, try to make time to see the Cetinje Monastery. Over the years it’s been destroyed and reconstructed four times, thanks to various wars. A building that has survived that much destruction is well worth a look.

 

Landscapes

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There are lots of things to see and do on a Montenegro cruise – and one of the most stunning spots is the Bay of Kotor, also known as the Boka. 

It’s often referred to as the Med’s only fjord, which isn’t absolutely 100% correct, but it’s a stunning place, with nooks and crannies and mountains to explore. 

The port town of Kotor seems to have just been dropped between the mountains, and you can hardly discern the difference between the enclosing walls and the peaks that tower above. The maze of streets that criss-cross the town are lined with everything you could ever want, and at night it’s lit up in a stunning way, reflecting off the water with the mountains, providing a beautiful view from the ship. 

 

Ports you can visit on your Montenegro cruise

 

Cruises visiting Montenegro

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