Cruise ships are grand vessels that take people on blissful voyages. Trips usually involve stopping over different destinations along the way. Compared to ordinary passenger ships that transport people from one destination to another, a cruise liner brings people to various places for one or several days until they return to their original port. Being on a cruise ship is very refreshing and relaxing for the mind. Whether you are an adventurous young couple or your holidaying to celebrate an anniversary a cruise in Croatia is for you.   

Here are the top 4 cruise destinations in Croatia:


The city has hundreds of thousands of tourists and guests annually. The port has a natural and conserved deep-water dock. The Mediterranean destination is widely known as one of the best places to visit in Croatia when you are travelling on a cruise, Split is a must.  Small cruise liners dock at the Ferry Port, while large cruise ships anchor in the harbour’s comforts. 

You can do short trips or city tours while ashore to the following places:

Diocletian’s Palace. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is only 13 minutes away from the cruise port. 

Trogir. The area is another UNESCO World Heritage Site that is 27 km away from the port.

Cetina Valley. The valley is known for water-rafting. It is 28 km away from the cruise port.  


Opatija is an appealing coastal resort in the Istrian Peninsula. The resort is rich in culture and history, and it is proud of its grand monuments, beautiful parks, and elegant villas. The town is no wonder the mother of tourism in Croatia. You can visit the small harbour, which is known as the Portic, as well as the famous sculpture of a girl and a seagull through a cruise ship.

The magnificent cruise takes stops in Rab Island, Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Hvar, and Korcula with special tours to enjoy different cities rich in historical sights, wondrous nature, and unspoiled coastline. 


Dubrovnik is a cruise port in Croatia, surrounded by the Adriatic Sea the Dubrovnik port has around 4 million passengers over a year, making it the 3rd busiest place in the Mediterranean. So, if you decide to go there through airplanes, make sure you get travel insurance coverage in case your flight gets cancelled

Despite the high walls that encircle Dubrovnik, the city is known to be a welcoming cruise stop in Europe. Lord Byron, the poet, calls the place “the pearl of the Adriatic.” The Croatian city emanates romantic appeal and breathtaking scenery with its sparkling marble streets, old buildings, and beautiful beaches. You can explore Dubrovnik more through European cruises. 

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park is another UNESCO-listed destination in Croatia. It has several pristine lakes and waterfalls you can visit at any season. 

You can have a 10-night trip by the sea on a deluxe ship cruise. Enjoy delicious and sample meals at local restaurants wherever the vessel stops. You can choose to stay at 4-star hotels in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Zagreb, and Split plus guided tours.

If you are planning to go on a cruise, consider the beautiful destinations mentioned above in Croatia, and you are sure to get a marvellous and unforgettable experience.