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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 283 cruises in the Adriatic.

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Emerald Cruises
Reaching an impressive 110 metres in length, our spectacular superyachts will exceed your yacht cruising expectations. Emerald invite you to join us on...more board our custom-designed superyachts, which allow unique access to the fascinating ports and harbours that only smaller ships can enter. An abundance of space on board, combined with a maximum guest number of 100 and a crew of 68, allows us to provide an excellent level of personal service throughout your trip.
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Known For:Affordable Luxury
Fleet Size:2
Celebrity Cruises
Set sail on the vacation of a lifetime aboard one of Celebrity's award-winning cruise ships. The luxurious fleet merges cutting-edge technology with welcoming...more interiors and revolutionary venues. Discover the unrivaled luxury of The Retreat®. Experience visionary spaces, like the Magic Carpet®, that are like nothing you’ve seen before. On Celebrity's cruise ships, you’ll travel the world while enjoying the height of style, comfort, and service throughout your journey.
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Known For:Real Lawn at Sea
Fleet Size:14
It's time to join Ponant's team of experienced naturalist guides and expedition experts to discover some of the world’s most distant and sought-after shores,...more venture into the heart of extreme lands and be immersed in nature on one of many Zodiac outings and shore excursions. Whether you dream of stepping foot on the Antarctic Peninsula, witnessing the incredible rise of Montgomery reef in the Kimberley or meeting and interacting with local communities in the Arctic, Ponant, the world leader in luxury expeditions can take you there.
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Known For:Luxury Expeditions
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Discover Highlights and popular experiences on a cruise around the Adriatic

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

Just Brilliant   , VIC, Australia, Oct 2023
Brilliant adventure for first time cruisers. The ship was amazing , the staff super friendly and helpful. Food choices were plentiful and generally the shore excursions were well planned. Only criticism was the tenders in Mykonos, not enough. We will do another cruise definitely.
Wonderful cruise with Viking   , Queensland , Australia, Aug 2023
Our first Viking ocean cruise and we were not disappointed! Everything was amazing, from the staff, to the ship facilities, to the included tours. Being a smaller ship with only 930 was so much nicer than sailing on the huge liners with thousands of passengers. No kids is also a bonus! For us it was well worth the money we paid. We left the ship with ...read more not a bill to pay as everything was included. Of course there are optional tours and drinks outside of lunch and dinner that cost extra, but we didn’t opt for those. We booked the lowest category cabin which certainly met our needs. All cabins include verandahs and our cabin was a decent size. We don’t tend to spend much time in our cabin anyway as we often travel in a group.

The great thing is that there are self serve laundry facilities which meant we could leave the ship with clean clothes for the next part of our 10 week journey through Europe. The service onboard was wonderful and the staff couldn’t do enough for us and always with a smile. In fact, the day of disembarkation, our transfer wasn’t until 1pm so we were invited to stay onboard in the public areas and even given lunch whilst the next group of passengers were embarking. The only negative, although no one’s fault, was the weather. It was so hot!! Europe was having a heatwave this year. So in future we would probably not leave home as early as we did (end of August). Maybe 3 weeks later would have been ideal. Many thanks to Georgie for organising our cruises (we also did Viking’s France’s Finest river cruise). She was always available for any queries we had and always prompt with the replies. 😃
Viking cruise Venice to Istanbul   , VIC, Australia, Aug 2023
Thanks Tracey, the cruise and itinerary was first class with nothing too much trouble for the friendly Viking crew. There were highlights and tours at every port, each one offering amazing insights into these ancient countries and cities. Global Journeys made the booking process simple and assistance always available.

The only downside for us was ...read more the airline choice and final booking for flights seemed rushed with limited options. I realise we chose Singapore Airlines economy but on reflection it was a poor choice, crowded and uncomfortable. I think more time and advice from Global Journeys should have been available. The return flight took the shine off the experience.
Amazing amazing tour experience!!   , NSW, Australia, Aug 2023
My husband and I did sail Croatia for a week of my birthday. Although I was hesitant about being a bit older for sail Croatia (33), and also being a married couple we didn't really know what to expect. We had the best time of our life with our group, Dom (our leader), and the Trutravels team! It was so well organised, it was a good mix of party and ...read more learning about the places and doing fun activities (e.g. White water rafting, bike riding, clubbing in a cave and a castle!) albiet there was definitely a lot more party vibes with our particular group. A good mix of ages (19-35) and from all backgrounds - UK, Australia, France, Germany, Canada, Scotland.

Dom, our fearless leader, was absolutely incredible!! He was so quick with responses, always had an answer for any questions we had and was on the case when there was any issues that would arise. Two people had family emergencies during the week and he was quick to do whatever he could for both of them to help. It was obviously that he really cared about making the whole trip the best experience for all of us, whether that was having a chill night playing cards but also raging in the bar or clubs with the rest of us but also organising us all so we were safe and all having the best time! He also managed to give us enough free time between group activities to have breaks and gave us enough historical information to be informed about the amazing places we visited while also joining in on the activities with the rest of the group. He was sweet, funny, kind, caring, passionate, knowledgeable and we could not have asked for a better leader for our team! Love you Dom!
The crew on board were also so helpful, smiling and happy to accommodate us (as they live full time on board, it must be hard to have a party every night in your home). They worked so hard when we were ringing that bell for rounds of shots every 2 minutes!! And we love them for it!

The boat itself is intimate to say the least but it meant that we were all like family by the end. A few different areas to hang out in and separate to have your our space too. The bedrooms were a bit small (all single bunks) with not a lot of floor space but can store shoes and bags under the bed and small hanging space. Has a great aircon! The bathroom sink converts into a hand-held shower which has good hot water and pressure as long as not too many people using it at once.
The only other comment is that the bar tab at the end has to be paid in full cash at the end of the last night and a few people got caught up with big bar tabs and limited cash withdrawals which we had been warned about so FYI to take out your cash in advance and keep on eye on your tab! All in all, an amazing week with an amazing crew an awesome team of people!