Croatia by land and Sea

Marg Crowdis takes us to Croatia
/_uploads/authors/34/images/Margaret-Crowdis-2018.png  Margaret Crowdis
Manager, Maritime Travel
North Sydney, NS

Ask Marg

“If you are looking for an exciting new stamp in your passport, then put Croatia on your bucket list! It’s truly a beautiful country, with something unique to admire at every turn.”

Perilously positioned between Central Europe and the Balkans, Croatia is a fabulous amalgam of diverse cultures, medieval and modern metropolises, and endless coastlines on the island-studded Adriatic Sea.

From the stunning waterfalls in Plitvice National Park, to the fantastic coastal drives, Croatia is just packed with ancient history along with wonderful modern overtones. I would definitely return!” says Marg Crowdis, Manager, North Sydney.

With two different vacation styles in mind—a land-based tour and a meandering cruise—Marg recommends two delightfully unique Croatia-focused getaways. First up is a premium Mediterranean cruise with Royal Caribbean that calls on Croatia. And next, but equally enticing, is a cultural adventure to Croatia and the newly re-discovered Dalmatian Coast that’s sure to delight foodies and historians alike.

Suggested Land-based Getaway: 7-day Croatia, Slovenia & the Adriatic with Collette

This recommended tour features Dubrovnik, Lake Bled, Ljubijana, and highlights of the stunning Dalmatian Coast. Notable experiences include two nights in Opatija, the “Riviera of Croatia” and an Istrian gem; a foot and boat tour of Plitvice National Park, where waterfalls cascade down sheer cliffs connecting sixteen pristine lakes; and a visit and dinner with a local family outside Dubrovnik.

Suggested Cruise Itinerary: Greece and Croatia with Royal Caribbean International

Itinerary Highlights: Venice, Ketakolon (Greece), Santorini, Montenegro and Split, Croatia — a former Roman imperial complex whose attractions include beaches, ruins, fairy-tale towns, pagan temples, palazzos and more.

Life on Board: Royal Caribbean’s sprawling ships are made for families with kids of all ages, as well as multigenerational groups. This cruise line attracts friends and families looking for active and affordable vacations featuring lots of onboard activities and shore excursions for every age. Think rock-climbing walls, acrobatic shows, kids and teen clubs and multiple dining venues.