Kvarner Bay of Islands


Overview

Explore stunning Kvarner Bay islands and Zadar.

Spend your mornings admiring the spectacular scenery, enjoying swimming in crystal clear Adriatic sea and your afternoons and evenings exploring old historical towns or having fun till morning hours.


Itinerary

Saturday      OPATIJA - KRK ISLAND
Departure at 13h with lunch on board. Late arrivals can join in Krk. Krk is the largest Croatian island and on
route we stop to swim in the mosty crystal clear water you may ever have seen. Krk has diverse villages of
various sizes, stunning promenades, dramatic rock faces with tiny islands and hundreds of hidden bays and
beaches. There's a buzz along the waterfront of Krk Town. Enjoy the many bars or restaurants there and
relax. Overnight in Krk town.


Sunday      KRK ISLAND - RAB ISLAND
After breakfast, we cruise towards Rab island known as the “island of love”. On arrival, join a guided tour
(included on Premium Superior & Premium) to see imposing stone walls and Romanesque church towers,
churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Many streets and squares are like open-pair galleries,
as artists work outside. Do not miss the famous “Rapska torta“cake (the recipe is secret, tasting included
for Premium Superior & Premium). If weather permits, walk up to Kamenjak hill and watch the magnificent
sunset. Overnight in town of Rab.


Monday      RAB ISLAND – ZADAR
Morning cruise from Rab towards Zadar, travelling by Pag island with its unusual moon-like landscape. We
stop to swim on tiny MAUN island. In Zadar there's an optional guided tour (included on Premium Superior
& Premium). The city is today the centre of the region and was the metropolis of Dalmatia region for many
centuries.The rich cultural heritage is visible at every turn: The Roman forum which dates to the 1st century
AD, the church of St. Donatus dating to the 9th century AD - the most famous Medieval basilica and the
symbol of the city. The imposing and mighty city walls with representative Port and Land gates are from
the 16th century AD, and there are numerous palaces and villas of former noble families. Great restaurants
line part of the waterfront and the centre of town. Famous, contemporary creations are the Zadar Sea
Organ, one of a kind in the world (listen to the sound) and “The Greeting to the Sun” light installation.
Overnight in Zadar.


Tuesday      ZADAR - MOLAT ISLAND or OLIB
Early departure for Molat or Olib island (depending on available space in the small harbours) in the northern
part of the Zadar archipelago. Think pure peace and serenity. Tonight, it's the Captain's dinner party on board
and overnight here.


Wednesday      MOLAT ISLAND or OLIB - ILOVIK - LOŠINJ ISLAND
After breakfast and a morning swim, we cruise towards Ilovik. It may have only a few hundred inhabitants but
Ilovik has lovely bays and crystal-clear water. We make a short stop before leaving for Losinj known as “sunshine
island” and abundance of pines, wild flowers and herbs. Losinj is one of the most popular islands on the
northern Adriatic waters for its hidden coves and cool Mediterranean vibe. On arrival, stroll along the pretty
waterfront or walk up to the Lošinj Aromatic Garden full of indigenous herbs and plants. The smaller town of
Veli Lošinj is easy to reach if you want to explore on foot. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.


Thursday      LOŠINJ ISLAND - CRES ISLAND
We leave for Cres island after our morning swim. This unspoiled island is long and narrow island with olive
groves, vineyards, forests of oak, beech and along with some remarkable stone walls. Cres and Mali Lošinj
were once one island before the Romans dug a narrow channel to separate them. Spend the night in the
harbor of this typical medieval town Cres with hidden squares and courtyards.


Friday      CRES ISLAND – OPATIJA
After breakfast, we leave for Opatija. The famous Opatija Riviera is best seen from the sea. On arrival in late
afternoon, join a walking tour of Opatija (included on Premium Superior). Stroll the longest lungomare
(seaside promenade) in Croatia or stop in Volosko, a traditional fishing village with some of the best fish
restaurants in the country. On your last night on board, maybe have a farewell party under the stars. This
would be a great time to swap contact details with your new friends and plan your return. Many people
come back, again and again.


Saturday      OPATIJA
After breakfast say goodbye to the crew. We hope to see you again aboard Katarina Line cruises.


Price Details

Deposit £150.00 per person