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Cruise the Adriatic to sightsee iconic highlights and discover hidden gems in Croatia, Italy, Montenegro and Albania. Island hop stunning archipelagos, sail the spectacular Dalmatian Coast, and perhaps venture further to explore even more treasures of the wider Mediterranean. Azure waters, charming seaside villages, and spectacular natural wonders await on one of 335 cruises in the Adriatic.

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A luxurious cruise means many things to many people but we feel that Silversea’s small ship cruises personify the true meaning of comfort. Our intimate,...more ultra-luxury ships can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, or tie up right at the pier while others must anchor off shore. And for those who yearn to explore the new and unknown, Silversea’s expedition ships can transport you to the furthermost boundaries of the planet. Enjoy free-flowing premium wines and spirits, delicious gourmet cuisine, in-suite dining, full butler service for every suite and of course all gratuities. Whether you long to mingle in the Mediterranean, swim with the turtles of the Galapagos or embrace the glaciers of Alaska, there is something special about knowing that this cruising is all inclusive.
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Known For:900+ Destinations
Fleet Size:11
Chart a course along remote coastlines around the world with APT’s collection of small ship expedition cruises or combine a land journey and ocean cruise,...more in partnership with Holland America Line and Ponant.
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Budget:Premium & Luxury
Known For:Coastal Cruising
Fleet Size:5
Why Princess? Because you want to tell better stories. To immerse yourself in destinations near and far. To try new foods and encounter new cultures. To...more refresh your spirit and reconnect with those you love. Choosing a cruise line can seem tough, but Princess makes it easy. Because you want more than the usual cruise experience…you want to come back new. Discover what makes each port unique through the insights of local experts and crew members who sail with us to over 330 destinations.
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Known For:Relaxing Atmosphere
Fleet Size:16

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Romantic Rovinj

Romantic Rovinj

Nestled on the Istrian Peninsula you’ll find a web of cobblestone streets presided over by a hilltop church. Explore Rovinj as this little gem admires its reflection in the glistening Adriatic.

Beautiful Bari & Italy's Puglia Region

Beautiful Bari & Italy's Puglia Region

Wander the charming streets and beautiful boulevards of Bari taking in the Romanesque and baroque churches. A charming gateway to Italy’s Puglia region where further treasures await.

Waterfalls and Walking Trails

Waterfalls and Walking Trails

Venture inland from the Croatian Coast to discover cascading waterfalls, tranquil pools and spellbinding walking trails framed by lush greenery in Krka National Park.

Cruise the Bay of Kotor

Cruise the Bay of Kotor

Sail into the Bay of Kotor where sheer cliffs and picturesque inlets greet you. Nestled on the banks beneath soaring mountains, Montenegro's fortified town of Kotor is brimming with historic and scenic delights to discover.

The Old Town of Dubrovnik

The Old Town of Dubrovnik

The Pearl of the Adriatic packs plenty of charm within its old city walls. History buffs will relish the tales and traces of bygone eras while the enchanting narrow streets leading to azure waters never fail to impress.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about their journeys exploring the Adriatic

Cruising the Dalmatian Coast with TravelMarvel - with 26 passengers aboard.   , WA, Australia, Sep 2022
This was a fabulous holiday, relaxing, cruising, touring, eating, drinking, having fun, meeting new friends and listening to their stories, etc. Our stops included ZADAR (beautiful town); KRKA (National Park with amazing water falls); SIBENIK (lots of history); SPLIT (stunning open air restaurants); KORCULA (more historic fortresses, etc); and finally ...read more we arrived in DUBROVNIK (picture post card beautiful). In each port we get a walking or bus tour to familiarise ourselves with the town. I enjoy looking at all my surroundings but if I felt overloaded with too much history dating back to the 9th century about the Otterman era, Roman, Venetian etc. I simply wandered off on my own.
Dalmatian Elegance in Croatia   , SA, Australia, Jul 2022
Everything to do with the cruise was excellent, the staff, the ship, daily activities destinations and food. The pre trip service was poor. It took a while for the group to be found at Split airport. The pre-tour service was bad. Day one we were not contacted about what the arrangements were for the following day’s embarkation. Information, when ...read more it was provided on day 2 was confusing, contradictory and it seemed disorganised. I was so annoyed that I withdrew from the information sharing activity when the person arrived. It was warm the day we boarded ship, bit of a trek from the hotel to the wharf. Either get a hotel closer or a minibus. We didn’t need to stay such an expensive hotel, although the staff there were very good.
Beautiful cruise on Dalmatian coast   , NSW, Australia, Jul 2022
The Avangard was a well appointed small ship. The crew were superb and so were the meals. Tour director on boat knew his stuff well and did a good job showing us the different towns and cities. Small disappointment was the local guide at Split who did not turn up to pick us up at airport. I had to ring her up to collect our whole group of 9. She only ...read more appeared on day 2 to introduce herself to us. Other than this transfer issue, the rest of our tour was very good.
Dalmatian Elegance cruise via Insight   , Victoria, Australia, Aug 2018
This small ship cruise is a must for all. The very best way to cruise, if you don't like those big ships with thousands of people.