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Adriatic Small Ship Cruising
Adriatic Explorer Deluxe One Way Cruise
Opatija – Dubrovnik 2017

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Opatija – Rab – Zadar – Krka Waterfalls – Šibenik – Split – Metković – Korčula – Dubrovnik


Epic landscapes, old cultures and laid back charm. Experience it all cruising along the spectacular Croatian coastline and islands on lavishly designed MV Futura (2013). This cruise from Opatija to Dubrovnik visits the best of Croatian islands and coastline with numerous services and wine & gourmet experiences included in the package. Vessel Features length 47m, width 9m, 220v, cruising speed 9 knots, 38 passengers. Onboard Facilities 19 A/C cabins with private ensuites, restaurant, SAT TV, spacious salon and bar, sundeck, swimming platform, 2 outdoor showers, 3 outside toilets.

Check in OPATIJA on SATURDAYS from 11am (departure is at 1pm)

Deluxe Package Includes

• Opatija Hotel transfer – Port (Day 1)
• Port transfer – Airport (Day 8)
• 7 Nights in A/C cabin with ensuite
• Welcome Reception & Cocktail
• 7 Buffet Breakfasts (B)
• 6 Lunches, 1 Dinner (L, D)
Includes 1 drink with lunch
• 1 Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment (D)
• 1 Litre of water per day
• Fresh fruit daily
• Wine Tasting & Light Tapas Lunch in Bibich Winery with bus transfer from Skradin (T)
• Maraschino Liquor Tasting in Zadar (T)
• Rab Cake Tasting in Rab (T)
• Cruise Director
• Barge excursion & visit to Narona Museum in Metković
• Daily cabin service
• Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
• Visitor taxes & Port fees
• Porterage


• Rab
• Zadar
• Split
• Korčula
• Dubrovnik


• Krka Waterfalls – National Park
• Dubrovnik – Cable car

Optional Excursions (price approx)

• Plitvice Lakes – Split €80
• Wine Tasting – Korčula €15
• Village Dinner Experience – Korčula €30
• Moreška Sword Dance – Korčula €15 (Aug 19)
• Montenegro – Dubrovnik €48
• Off Road Buggy Safari – Dubrovnik €39
• Sea Kayaking City Walls – Dubrovnik €30
• Game Of Thrones Tour – Dubrovnik €56

3 Night Land Add-On
Zagreb Express To Opatija

A great place to start your journey in Croatia’s capital. Experience the wonder of Plitvice Lakes before joining your cruise
• 2 nights Zagreb – 4* hotel
• 1 night Opatija – 4* hotel
• 3 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
• Zagreb Airport Transfer
• All transfers as per itinerary
• Guided sightseeing in Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Opatija
NZ$910 per person, twin share

3 Night Land Add-On
Dubrovnik Express

Take a break in Dubrovnik with a chance to visit Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina on full day excursions
• 3 nights Dubrovnik – 3* & 4* hotels
• 3 Breakfast
• Dubrovnik Airport Transfer 
• All transfers as per itinerary
• Guided coach excursion to Montenegro
• Guided coach excursion to Mostar
• Guided sightseeing in Dubrovnik
NZ$910 per person, twin share

Vessels Description

MV Futura is a 47m long and 9m wide luxury vessel, with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles. Built in 2013 with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, Futura offers maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests.

LOWER DECK (8 CABINS) 15 – 18m2
All cabins with inner communication with restaurant
3 Twins
5 Twins / Doubles*

MAIN DECK (11 CABINS) 15 – 18m2
5 cabins with inner communication with restaurant
10 Twins / Doubles*
1 Twin

*Cabins have the possibility to be put together as a double bed.

Download MV Futura Fact Sheet

Katarina Line – Important Information

Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Departures are guaranteed for minimum 10 participants. Katarina Line reserves the right to cancel any departure with less than 10 participants and to change the ship name if need arises. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board. In case of inappropriate behavior Katarina Line/Captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark. Most arrival times in port are in the late afternoon. Times to be advised during cruise
Group Prices Available – Contact Croatia Times Travel for group prices.


Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, Katarina Line 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.


Drink and meal supplements available onboard and can be requested prior to arrival.
Additional towels for personal use can be rented onboard for approx €3 per towel per week.

Per Person NZ$
Twin Share
Cruise Code: 2017-KLDLX-AEO
Lower DeckMain Deck
Jun 24
Aug 19
Single supplement 50% surcharge


Day 1, Saturday: Opatija – Rab

We departure Opatija at 1300hrs and cruise towards Rab, the “Island of Love”. Sightseeing of the Old Town, encircled by medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Enjoy the “gallery” on the streets and squares where many painters and artists exhibit their works. Guided city tour followed by Rab Cake demonstration and tasting, as according to the legend, the recipe for Rab Cake was created by nuns in the monastery when catering to the visiting Pope. (L, T)

Day 2, Sunday: Rab – Zadar

After breakfast we proceed to Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia, well known for its rich historical heritage, visible on every step. The Roman Forum from the 1st century, St Donatus church from the 9th century – the most famous medieval basilica and the symbol of the city, mighty city walls with a bow and a representative city gate from 16th century, the Museum of ancient glass, over 30 churches in the old town, many palaces and villas, as well as the famous Sea Organs and “Greeting to the Sun” light installation, both located on the city’s waterfront from where the magnificent sunset can be experienced. Guided city tour followed by Maraschino liquor tasting. (B, L, T)

Day 3, Monday: Zadar – Krka Waterfalls – Šibenik

Cruise towards Skradin from where a coach takes us to the famous Bibich winery for wine tasting and light tapas lunch. On return to Skradin take a walk through the Krka Waterfalls National Park and visit “Skradinski Buk”, the most popular part of the waterfall area, where in 17 falls, with up to 100m broad cascades, the Krka rushes 45.7m down. Bring your bathing suit and take a swim in the clear waters of the River Krka just below the falls, a truly unique experience! Afternoon sail towards Šibenik, situated almost at central part of the Croatian Adriatic coast. Abundant in historical and cultural monuments, most important being the Cathedral of St James, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Evening is at leisure to explore Šibenik with dinner served onboard. (B, T, D)

Day 4, Tuesday: Šibenik – Split

Cruise continues to Split, the UNESCO protected capital of Dalmatian region and the second largest city in Croatia that was once the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Upon arrival, local guide will take us for a walk through the bustling Old Town centre and the market. (B, L)

Day 5, Wednesday: Split – Metković

Cruise to Metković, situated on the bank of great River Neretva, followed by a barge ride to explore more of the wonderful scenery known for mandarin plantations. Visit Vid and the archaeological museum Narona, formally inaugurated in 2007 as the first “in situ“ museum in Croatia, exhibiting the remains of a Roman temple, the Augusteum and 17 marble statues, both outsized and in natural height. Discover places where the ancient Illyrians, Greeks, Romans once sailed, and the pirates of Neretva planned their raids of enemy galleys. Discover the allure of one of the last swamps on the European continent, its flora and fauna, the diversity of wild birds and the traditional lifestyle of the Neretva people. Captain’s dinner with live entertainment onboard is planned here in the evening. (B, L, D)

Day 6, Thursday: Metković – Korčula

Departure towards Korčula, the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo, also known as “Black Island“, due to the vast pine forests, that once covered almost the entire island. Surrounded by medieval walls Korčula Town resembles a miniature Dubrovnik, and is the only place in the world where the Spanish medieval knight’s game Moreška is still performed. Enjoy a stroll through the narrow streets of the Old Town with your local guide, where you can find many konobas, restaurants, cocktail bars and night clubs. (B, L)

Day 7, Friday: Korčula – Dubrovnik

Experience magnificent views enroute to our final destination, Dubrovnik. Before we tie the ropes at Gruž Harbour, cruise alongside Dubrovnik’s Old City Walls while lunch is served on deck. After docking, transfer to the Old Town for the guided walking tour of this magical town. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Mount Srđ for scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. For those with more enthusiasm we recommend a walk on top of the 1940m long City Walls. (B, L)

Day 8, Saturday: Dubrovnik

Breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! (B)


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