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Experience authentic Croatia with Katarina Line

The premier cruise company of the Dalmatian Coast, Katarina Line, offers a sprawling catalogue of itineraries and experiences to give guests a taste of the true Croatia. 

Founded in 1992, Katarina Line quickly evolved into one of Croatia’s leading cruise and travel operators. Climb aboard one of Katarina Line’s sleek vessels and be treated to attentive service, authentic cuisine and deluxe accommodation. And that’s before we even mention the array of thrilling experiences that await as you venture across land and sea. 

Experience true Croatia

Cruising Croatia is about so much more than ships and all the facilities onboard – it’s about setting out on a truly memorable journey to one of the world’s most intriguing destinations. Katarina Line is a leading destination management and small ship company in Kvarner, Croatia. 

From April to mid-October, the cruise line offers guaranteed weekly departures from the major tourist centres of Opatija, Split, and Dubrovnik. With an impressive fleet of more than 50 vessels, there is a Katarina Line cruise to suit every traveller. 

Split, Croatia
The seaside city of Split © Katarina Line

Explore Croatia’s stunning natural environment and picturesque Mediterranean towns with a range of island-hopping cruise and land itineraries.

With an impressive catalogue of experiences – from yoga cruises and wine-appreciation itineraries to bike cruises and a post-cruise pilgrimage to Bosnia – Katarina Line offers travellers an easy and unique way of exploring coastal and continental Croatia, as well as neighbouring countries.

Soak in spectacular views of the Croatian Riviera, hill-dotted islands and pristine, unspoiled natural wonders as you cruise by day. Dive in crystal-clear waters on daily swimming stops at secluded bays or world-famous beaches, and dock in historical towns just waiting to be discovered.

Unlike larger cruise liners with limited time in port, Katarina Line docks right in the heart of even the smallest destinations. This means guests can leave and re-embark the ship at their own will and explore UNESCO-protected sites and historical laneways.

Dalmatian-style dining

The light-filled, air-conditioned dining area accommodates all passengers simultaneously while offering a degree of privacy for each guest. A portion of the dining area extends outdoors as the lounge area offers sweeping panoramic views of breathtaking surroundings. 

Katarina Line chefs carefully produce destination-specific specialities prepared with fresh ingredients purchased from local markets. A hot and cold buffet breakfast is served in the morning, followed by a three-course lunch in the early afternoon. The sensational four-course Captain’s dinner accompanied by onboard entertainment is not to be missed. 

Katarina Line accommodation

Each ship is essentially a floating boutique hotel, accommodating small groups attended to by seven to nine dedicated crew members. Plush cabins come fully equipped with air-conditioning, a safe deposit box and an audio system for announcements by the Captain or Tour Director. 

Guests can expect all the modern comforts: ensuite bathrooms, a desk and tabouret, wardrobe, chair or sofa and portholes. Some cabins even boast indoor passage access to the bar and restaurant area. 

Onboard entertainment

Most Katarina Line cruises offer a formal Captain’s dinner with live music and entertainment, where you will spend time in the Captain’s company enjoying typical Croatian specialities. Admire the beautiful views of the Croatian coastline while sampling olive oil and domestic wine on board. 

Join the village party excursion and visit some of the typical villages where you can enjoy traditional dining in konoba restaurants, give your taste buds a workout and try some of the best Croatian wines on Wine Tasting excursions. Cruising alongside the old Dubrovnik city walls while lunch is served on deck is an experience you won’t forget. 

Cruising bliss

Spend your days lounging on the sundeck or relaxing in the onboard Jacuzzi. Embark on all manner of shore excursions to immerse yourself in Croatia’s rich history and culture. Katarina Lines’ deluxe vessels visit small historical towns as well as world-famous destinations such as Split, Dubrovnik, Opatija, Zadar and the jet-set island Hvar. 

On board a Katarina Lines cruise, encounter quaint coastal towns, unspoilt nature and secluded bays as you sail between picturesque islands – the ultimate way to discover the true and authentic Croatia. 

Keight Hotel Opatija

New to the offering is Keight Hotel Opatija, Curio Collection by Hilton, which opened in June 2024. The hotel has 54 luxurious rooms and is in an excellent location (in the centre of Opatija). It also includes a magnificent Spa centre, rooftop bar, restaurant and meeting room for a maximum of 100 people.

This article was produced with content supplied by Katarina Line and is a Signature Luxury Travel & Style digital exclusive. Be the first to see more exclusive online content by subscribing to the enewsletter.

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