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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 250 cruises in the Adriatic.

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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.
Adriatic Cruises13
Budget:Premium
Known For:Real Lawn at Sea
Fleet Size:14
Regent Seven Seas
The Regent Experience has long been absolute in its inclusiveness, providing you with the most enriching and luxurious journey on the Seven Seas. Join...more us as we travel the world in search of the best life has to offer, with every luxury included, and discover a truly unrivaled experience. Taking care of every detail so that you can fully experience and enjoy every moment is at the heart of our all-inclusiveness. Discover how everything from the exquisitely prepared cuisine to the included & unlimited shore excursions will create a truly unforgettable journey.
Adriatic Cruises7
Budget:Luxury
Known For:All-Inclusive Luxury
Fleet Size:6
Ponant
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.
Adriatic Cruises22
Budget:Luxury
Known For:Luxury Expeditions
Fleet Size:13

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

My Perspective     , QLD, Australia, Jun 2024
My wife and I have just returned from our cruise on board the Azzurra. For my wife it was her first time on the open seas, and for me, an opportunity to experience small ship cruising with one of our long term cruise line partners. I'm the CEO of of Global Journeys, so I thought I should put in some extra effort and provide you with a thorough review ...read more of our experience on board and on shore. Our rating gives it away a bit...but it's not all smooth sailing! Read my full review here if you're interested, but if not, then suffice to say, small ship cruising with Emerald will be a new experience for many and we'd both recomend this cruise and the ship to our friends and family.
Viking ticks all boxes again! Empires of the Mediterranean   , VIC, Australia, Apr 2024
Our second Viking ocean cruise did not disappoint - the ships are so elegant and comfortable. The service is fantastic and it a great way to experience multiple destinations. The included tours and port information provided is excellent, a great experience all round. As always, Hannah’s professional and friendly service with the booking procedure ...read more was appreciated.
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. 😃

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Exploring the Adriatic and Ionian Coasts: Our Experience On Board the Emerald Azzurra

17 June, 2024

Exploring the Adriatic and Ionian Coasts: Our Experience On Board the Emerald Azzurra

Global Journey's CEO, Campbell, and his wife Frances, recently cruised the Adriatic and Ionian coasts on board the Emerald Azzura. My wife and I have just returned from an extended trip to Europe, part of which was dedicated to exploring the Adriatic and Ionian coastline on board the Emerald...