The 5 Best Luxury Croatia Cruise Ships

With an expansive coastline, Croatia is the perfect destination for small ship cruising, allowing travellers to enjoy a more intimate experience whilst sailing along the Adriatic Sea.  Accessing places larger ships can’t quite reach, our Croatia small ship cruises can take guests to hidden gems in secluded locations whilst offering a personalised, attentive service. With plenty of time off the ship, travellers can immerse themselves fully in the destination, enjoying a wealth of excursions ranging from wine tasting to Jeep tours. With so many luxury vessels to choose from, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to begin. We have rounded up the best luxury Croatia cruise ships for you to start planning your next holiday.
View of MV Memories moored by an island

MV Memories

With sleek, modern interiors, MV Memories is one of the best luxury small ships in Croatia, accommodating a maximum of 38 passengers. Accommodation on board comprises 19 luxury cabins, including 10 VIP and one Superior VIP Deck Cabins that come complete with private balconies. All the ship’s cabins are spacious and come with air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, and complimentary WiFi. Passengers can 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 air-conditioned dining room with seating for every passenger and a bar area with a TV. 

View from Bellissima Balcony Cabin

MV Bellissima

MV Bellissima, meaning beautiful in Italian, is a state-of-the-art vessel accommodating only 38 guests in 19 en-suite cabins which include 11 VIP cabins with private balconies. With a low crew-to-passenger ratio, guests can expect exceptional, personalised service on board with informative lectures about each cruise destination. With daily swim stops, passengers can easily access the blue water of the Adriatic from the ship’s rear swimming platform with easy access ladders that reach down into the sea. There are also outdoor showers on the platform which are ideal for washing off any salt before getting back on board. Guests can make use of a large upper deck with loungers for sunbathing as well as a Jacuzzi that offers excellent views of the surroundings.

View of My Wish and people swimming in the sea

MS My Wish

Providing an intimate cruising experience, MS My Wish only has the capacity for up to 36 passengers, with a crew-to-guest ratio of one to four. With luxury amenities and modern decor, each of the 18 cabins benefit from ensuite bathrooms, individually controlled air conditioning, and complimentary WiFi, whilst the 10 upper deck cabins also boast private balconies. Multiple common spaces allow for relaxation and the chance to socialise with other guests, including a covered outdoor lounge area, an upper sun deck with loungers and a Jacuzzi, a spacious restaurant, and a fully stocked bar. Those looking to go swimming in the sea can enjoy easy access to the water from the swimming platform ladders. 

Lounge area of Aurelia

MS Aurelia

A modern, luxury vessel, MS Aurelia sets the standard for small ship cruising in Croatia, boasting large communal areas and luxury accommodation, with a maximum of 38 passengers on board. Of the 19 air-conditioned cabins, nine benefit from their own private balconies and two main deck cabins boast large porthole windows. The ship boasts contemporary decor throughout its public areas, which include a large sundeck with Jacuzzi, spacious restaurant, and swimming platform with ladder access to the sea. Guests can enjoy delicious buffet-style breakfasts and multi-course lunches in the restaurant, whilst relaxing with a drink by the bar in the evening.

Aerial of MV Rhapsody

MV Rhapsody

With a sleek and stylish design, MS Rhapsody is a modern vessel that can accommodate up to 38 passengers, offering intimate cruising along the Croatian coastline. Its 19 cabins are divided into 11 upper deck cabins with private balconies and 8 lower deck cabins with porthole windows, each offering en-suite bathrooms, individually controlled air conditioning, and complimentary WiFi. With spacious communal areas, guests can relax on one of the sun loungers on the upper sun deck, socialise in the covered outdoor lounge area, or enjoy a refreshing beverage at the bar. A breakfast buffet and lunch is served in a bright restaurant, whilst those looking to swim can benefit from easy access to the water from the ship’s swimming platform.

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