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The 5 Best Luxury Croatia Cruise Ships for 2020

Croatia was made for small-ship cruising, allowing visitors to enjoy a more intimate experience for sailing the country’s magnificent coastline and visiting its fabulous islands. These yacht-like cruises mean personalised, attentive service with crew that gets to know every guest by name, making it feel more like a sailing excursion with family and friends.

MV Memories
MV Bellissima swimming deck

Our Croatia small ship cruises can reach places those big ships can’t access, which means enjoying more of the hidden gems along with the popular tourist spots. And, as these sleek, smaller vessels focus on the destinations, with plenty of time off the ship, you’ll have a much better understanding of each stop along the itinerary in addition to being able to take part in exciting excursions, from wine tasting in a charming café to thrilling zip line rides and Jeep tours.

Of course, booking one of the small ship cruises in Croatia is a no-brainer, but you might have a little more difficulty choosing which ship to sail on. There’s a wide range of offerings, from vessels that come at the most budget-friendly rates to those that offer affordable luxury and beyond.

For those seeking an especially unforgettable trip on a luxury ship, we reveal the five best options for 2020.

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MV Memories

Croatia luxury cruises will never be the same, with this brand-new vessel set to launch in the spring of 2020. One of the latest and most sumptuous additions to an impressive fleet, MV Memories accommodated up to 38 passengers in 19 luxe cabins, including 10 VIP and one Superior VIP Deck Cabins that come complete with private balconies for enjoying the magnificent passing views and the fresh, salty sea air. All her cabins are extra-spacious, en-suite, and feature lots of desirable amenities to ensure the utmost comfort along with all the essential safety gear. Passengers will be able to take advantage of multiple common spaces and facilities for mingling and relaxing too, including the upper deck which boasts a Jacuzzi and plenty of loungers for soaking up the Mediterranean sun. On the main deck there’s an elegant/casual air-conditioned dining room with seating for every passenger and a bar area with a TV. 

MV Bellissima

Another new ship that’s sure to turn heads as she’s launched for the 2020 season, the MV Bellissima (an Italian word for beautiful) also accommodates a maximum of 38 guests in 19 cabins which include 11 VIP cabins with private balconies. You’ll not only enjoy the exceptional, personal service that comes with her low crew-to-passenger ratio and the opportunity to gaze out at the passing scenery from inside or outside your cabin, but easy access to the sparkling blue waters of the Adriatic from the rear swimming platform with ladders that dip down into the sea. She also includes a large upper deck with loungers for sunbathing as well as a bubbling Jacuzzi. The relaxing atmosphere practically guarantees all stress will melt away the instant you step on board.

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MV Infinity
MV Black Swan

MV Infinity

The MV Infinity quickly became one of the most sought-after vessels for small-ship cruises in Croatia. She was the first locally built ship to include private balconies with all upper deck cabins, bringing the opportunity to enjoy even more time marveling at the breath-taking islands and coastline. She boasts the latest state-of-the-art equipment and modern amenities for affordable luxury, in addition to featuring an expansive sundeck with a Jacuzzi and enough chaise loungers for every passenger. She has a spacious dining and bar area with an LCD TV and a covered outdoor lounge with sofas, as well as a swimming platform with ladders at the rear. 

MV Black Swan

The graceful Black Swan was introduced in 2018. Still nearly new, practically guaranteeing the ultimate in comfort and highly attentive service with a maximum capacity of 38 passengers for a magical excursion along the Dalmatian coast, she offers plenty of luxurious amenities. Her 19 air-conditioned, en-suite cabins include 11 on the upper deck with large windows and private balconies showcasing views that are difficult to walk away from. You’ll find all the modern amenities you’d expect on a deluxe cruising vessel and then some, including spacious common areas for relaxing and socializing, a large sundeck for sunbathing and a Jacuzzi for soaking whilst enjoying the awe-inspiring views.

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MV Ave Maria in Split
MV Ave Maria, sun deck and jacuzzi

MV Ave Maria

The MV Ave Maria is a state-of-the-art deluxe ship providing a luxury Croatia cruise. She made her maiden voyage in 2018 and has been an eye-popper ever since. Look forward to an enchanting excursion in an intimate setting with 19 well-equipped en-suite cabins, 11 of which feature large windows and private balconies for enjoy the sea breeze and incredible views. She also offers a vast sundeck with a hot tub and comfortable loungers, one for every passenger, along with a rear platform with ladders dipping into the sea for easy access. Like the other vessels, her air-conditioned dining room partially extends outdoors as a lounge area to showcase sweeping panoramic vistas. 

On all of these luxury Croatian cruises enjoyed aboard these magnificent small-ships, guests can expect delicious half-board meals which include an extensive hot-and-cold breakfast buffet, three-course lunches and special dinners, like the Captain’s dinner that provides an especially  memorable evening with a feast and live entertainment.

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Ships sailing in Croatia

  • MV Ave Maria

    The MV Ave Maria made her maiden voyage in Croatia in the summer of 2018. The deluxe 19 cabin cruise...
    • Type: Small Ship Cruise
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch
  • MV Black Swan

    Enjoy the ultimate luxury travel experience aboard the MV Black Swan.The deluxe cruise ship launched...
    • Type: Small Ship Cruise
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch
  • MV Memories Ship

    The MV Memories is a brand new vessel which will be launched in spring 2020. This signature cruise...
    • Type: Small Ship Cruise
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch

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