Europe Mediterranean Cruise

Extraordinary Adriatic: Croatia & Slovenia Aboard Sea Cloud

Sail into the history of a lovely, storied coast along the Adriatic Sea’s Croatia and Slovenia. Cruise sapphire seas aboard the historic tall ship Sea Cloud. Delve into the legacies of great empires from the Romans to the Venetians as you encounter ancient ruins and striking architecture that span the centuries. Get acquainted with picturesque old towns from Rovinj to Hvar, sample local wines and specialties, and explore important castles and palaces while sailing from Venice to Dubrovnik. The schedule is flexible to take advantage of opportunities to raise the sails or discover a spectacular part of the coast.

Venture to Croatian sites that tell the region’s rich history, from Neolithic Vis to the Roman ruins of Pula and the Venetian gems of Rovinj and Hvar. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites including Diocletian’s Palace complex in Split and the lovely city center of Ljubljana. Step into history at Slovenia’s cliff-side Predjama Castle, and see hidden World War II bunkers and tunnels in Vis.

Each day offers half- or full-day explorations on land with a mix of historians, naturalists and local guides to ensure an insider’s perspective into the fascinating Dalmatian Coast. Unique among small ship cruises is the chance to relax on deck while watching the orchestrated frenzy of 16 crew members going aloft in the web of riggings to hand-set 30 sails. Experience Croatia and Slovenia in luxury and settle into the unique and unforgettable style of Sea Cloud—once the private ship of Marjorie Merriweather Post.

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