Northern Pearls Kvarner Bay Cruise Split to Opatija

8 Days

  • R18,000 pps Lower deck/ Premium ship
  • R23,400 pps Main deck/ Superior ship
  • Saturdays from July 2023
  • Main or Lower deck Cabins
  • Buffet breakfasts, three course lunches, Captain’s dinner
  • Premium Superior or Premium Ships

Explore the stunning Adriatic coastline on this small-ship cruise. Sail around numerous islands and visit hidden bays and coves. Historic towns and villages add to the spectacular beauty of this part of Croatia and the islands of Kvarner Bay.

Spend your mornings admiring the spectacular scenery, and enjoying swimming in the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea.  Afternoons and evenings are for exploring old historical towns or having fun till morning hours.

This route departing from Split and ending in Opatija features the city of Zadar and a visit to Krka waterfalls national park.

You will also visit the quaint villages on the Island of Krk. Explore Rab, known as the ‘Island of Love’. Swim in crystal clear waters in Mali Losinj; try the mouth-watering cuisine in Zadar.

These, plus many more, are sure to give you an incredible experience of Croatia!


  • 7 nights aboard a Premium or Premium Superior ship
  • Discover Krk Island – Croatia’s largest
  • Swim at secluded beaches
  • Explore Rab, the ‘Island of Love
  • Evenings spent in the historic ports of Opatija and Zadar

Cruise is available on our Premium and Premium Superior ships.


All cruises and tours are available on request.

All packages exclude flights.

Please check Dates and Prices for Scheduled departures.

Availability shown is just a guideline.

Please fill in the Enquiry form below if you would like to book or check availability for a specific date or if you have any questions.



Departure from Split harbour at 13h (late arrivals can join in Trogir) towards Trogir often called the floating museum town or “Little Venice“. Located on a small island, connected to the mainland and Čiovo peninsula by two bridges, the city of Trogir is a magical walled town under UNESCO protection that offers plenty of cultural and historical monuments, charming small konobas and restaurants serving a wide range of typical Dalmatian specialties. Guided tour of Trogir (included on Prem. Superior). Overnight in Trogir.

After breakfast we head towards Primošten, a typical small Dalmatian coastal town. An old legend says that when God was creating the Earth, he wanted to rest on the seventh day so he made himself the town of Primošten for just this purpose. Today, this small town is well known for its quality local wines and is a popular destination of those who want to enjoy the harmony of sea, sun and stone. Overnight in Primošten.

Morning cruise while enjoying stunning view of the Krka River canyon. After lunch, sightseeing and enjoying the pristine nature and waterfalls of the Krka National Park, an area extremely rich with flora and fauna. Afternoon arrival in Vodice, one of Croatia's most lively small towns that lives night and day, often with memorable, outdoor happenings. The most famous are the Vodice traditional folk festivals, cultural and entertainment events and evenings of Dalmatian a'cappella songs. Overnight in Vodice.

Early morning departure to the Kornati National Park (entrance fee included), which consists of around 100 islands, islets and reefs. In addition to this, the continental part includes only ¼ of the surface of the park, while the rest belongs to the marine eco-system. Enjoy the ruins of the ancient Ilyrian fortress, Roman villas, old Christian church of St Mary and medieval fortresses and settlements add to the value of the islands. Some of the reefs are sometimes up to 100 m deep in the sea. Afterwards we continue sailing to Zadar, for centuries the capital of Dalmatia and the oldest university town in Croatia well known for its rich historical heritage of world importance, visible at every step: 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, 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, contemporary Sea Organ and “Greeting to the Sun” light installation. Join our guided tour and get to know Zadar (Included on Premium and Prem. Superior). Overnight in the port of Zadar.

After breakfast, we cruise towards Rab island known as the “island of love”. Optional sightseeing of the town (included on Premium Superior), encircled by medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches and palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Try to take a photo of the “four towers” skyline. Enjoy the “gallery” on the streets and squares where many painters and artists exhibit their works. If time allows walk to Kamenjak hill to enjoy the magnificent sunset. Overnight in Rab town.

The following morning, we continue cruising towards Krk island, the largest of the Croatian islands. Krk has immense variety in its villages large and small, gentle green promenades bare rocky wilderness, tiny islands and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. Evening at leisure to enjoy numerous caffes and restaurants alongside the waterfront which has a delightful buzz. Captain`s dinner on board. Overnight in Krk town.

After breakfast, we leave for Opatija. Without doubt, the most astonishing views of the famous Opatija Riviera en route are from our ship. Late afternoon arrival in Opatija, with time to take a stroll along the famous Franz Joseph promenade better known as the Lungomare to the numerous cafes and restaurants in Opatija or nearby fishermen's village Volosko – well known for excellent seafood restaurants, the best in the region, and among the best in all of Croatia. You can also join our guided tour of Opatija (Included on Premium Superior). For the last night on board we recommend a farewell party on the ship, a great opportunity for exchanging addresses with other passengers who have by now become your new friends.

After breakfast say goodbye to the crew and your new friends with the hope of meeting again on one of the Katarina line vessels.

Premium Superior Ships


  • Buffet breakfasts,
  • Three-course lunches, Captain’s dinner,
  • English-speaking tour manager on board,
  • Three guided tours or Trogir, Zadar and Opatija, Daily cabin service,
  • A mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, Luggage handling,
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board,
  • Afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits,
  • Unlimited water from the water dispenser
  • Premium ships have only one guided tour of Zadar

Not Included:

  • VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED (to be paid on the spot) EUR 60.- per person per week

2023 CRUISE RATES per PERSON per WEEK IN EURO | Scheduled Departures on Saturdays

Premium Superior Ships:

Departure Lower Main deck Status/Ship
01.07.2023. € 1 100 € 1 300 Available
19.08.2023. € 1 100 € 1 300 Available
23.09.2023. € 1 000 € 1 200 Available

Premium Ships:

Departure Lower Main deck Status/Ship
01.07.2023. € 1 000 € 1 100 Available
19.08.2023. € 1 000 € 1 100 Available
23.09.2023. € 900 € 1 000 Available


  • Adult on 3rd bed in a triple cabin  Less 30%
  • Children under 10 years  Less 30%
  • Single-use of cabin Extra 50%

Upon confirmation of reservation, a 150 EUR deposit per person is required (non-refundable) and the balance payment is to be paid 30 days before arrival.

Please note Rand rates are subject to change without prior notice due to currency fluctuations. Rand price will be confirmed at the time of booking and when the full payment is due according to the exchange rates at the time of payment.


From the day of confirmation up till 30 days prior to arrival – DEPOSIT (EUR 150 per person + additional 50 EUR if the land program is booked) – non-refundable

  • 29 – 22 days – deposit + 25% of the remaining balance
  • 21 – 15 days – deposit + 50% of the remaining balance
  • 14 – 0 days – 100% fee
  • Name change fee – EUR 20 per person


PREMIUM ships:

Premium steel hulled vessels with modern traditional look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box. Ships are from 29 to 35m in length with cabins 8 to 14m2 in size.

Included services: buffet breakfasts, three course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board, one guided tour, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee, water dispenser available. Complimentary Wi-Fi.


Premium superior vessels are recently built mini deluxe vessels featuring similar comfort, but are smaller in size – 38 to 41m in length. Air-conditioned cabins are 8 to 14m2 in size with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Included services: Buffet breakfasts, three course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board, three guided tours or Trogir, Zadar and Opatija, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits, unlimited water from water dispenser.

UPPER/MAIN DECK CABINS ARE ALLOCATED ACCORDING TO AVAILABILITY! Lower deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Northern Pearls Kvarner Bay Cruise Split to Opatija