Cruise Ship Categories
There are a number of different categories of ships you can cruise along the Croatian coastline. From the ultra-modern fleet of Superior Deluxe and Deluxe ships offering all comforts and amenities, through to Premium ships and Traditional style vessel to even chartering smaller Gulets for just your family and friends. Please view descriptions on each category below.
Deluxe Superior Ships
These are the best boats cruising the Croatian waters. Newly built, lavishly designed, fully air-conditioned and offering superior comfort and special services. Built with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, vessels normally offer a capacity of 36-38 passengers in 18-19 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for the passengers.
Deluxe ships are steel hulled and often very new. They are all fully air-conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms in every cabin. They are superbly equipped with state-of-the-art amenities. Some are brand new whilst others are a few years old. These luxury vessels normally offer a capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabPremium
Premium Superior and Premium Ships
Superior Premium ships are newer and more spacious than the older All inside public areas on both types are air-conditioned, including restaurant and cabins. All cabins have ensuites and air-conditioning (with double or twin beds, hairdryer, safety deposit box)
Traditional Ensuite Ships
Traditional wooden ships, cabins with private shower/toilet and mostly bunk beds. There are usually no double beds on these ships. Air-conditioning is available in the public areas of the ship such as the restaurant and/or salon only.
Vintage wooden sailing ships. All cabins are bunk beds and have shared bathrooms only. There are no ensuite cabins onboard and no double beds. Air-conditioning is available in the public areas of the ship such as the restaurant and/or salon only.
Full ships info and further descriptions and deck plans are available upon request.
Cabin types and Deck levels
Lower Deck cabins / Under Deck cabins / Classic cabins / Standard cabins
These cabins are all in the hull of the ship and must be reached by an inside stairwell. These cabins have portholes only and the portholes are just above the water line. There are no opening windows in lower/under deck cabins. Some of the smaller, older boats only have lower deck cabins as the main deck is used for the public areas such as the restaurant and salon areas. These cabins have the most privacy and are the quietest.
On Deck cabins / Above Deck cabins (Main or Upper Deck, but deck allocation isn’t specified prior to arrival)
These are sold as On Deck or Above Deck, which means you could be in either the Main Deck cabin or an Upper Deck cabin, depending on the deck plan of the ship you are allocated. Usually, this is only used for the older ships, Traditional Ensuite and Premium.
Main Deck cabins
These cabins are on the deck that is closest to the water line, the deck where you board. On the new Deluxe Ships, the Main Deck is mostly used for passenger cabins. Some ships have the doors to Main Deck cabins on the inside, so only windows are on the ‘outside’ wall of the cabin, and some ships have the doors as well as windows on the ‘outside’ wall of the cabin. All walkways past the outside wall of the cabins are public areas. This deck occasionally also has the restaurant or salon area as well at the back of the boat. Not all ships have Main Deck cabins available, it depends on the ship configuration whether this deck is used just for the restaurant/salon areas.
Upper Deck cabins
These cabins are on the deck above the Main Deck, and this deck often also has the restaurant or salon area as well at the back of the boat. Not all ships have Upper Deck cabins available, it depends on the ship configuration whether this deck is used just for the restaurant/salon areas. All walkways past the outside wall of the cabins are public areas. Most of the older wooden ships have Main/Upper Deck cabins, but very few of the new Deluxe Ships have Upper Deck cabins available, as their Upper Deck is used for the restaurant/salon areas in most cases.
The Sun Deck, uppermost deck on any ship, has no cabins at all. Sun lounges/deck chairs are provided for relaxation. Some Deluxe ships have a small jacuzzi on the Sun Deck and provide shaded areas. The older ships do not have shade on the Sun Deck, though the shade is provided in the public salon areas on the main or upper decks.
If you are in doubt, please ask us for full ship info and ship/ deck plans.