Published on : Tuesday, March 23, 2021
With rising demand for travel worldwide, Katarina Line, Croatia’s premier small ship cruise company, is rewarding travelers who book this year with special offers of 20% off on all 2021 cruises. The company is also adding new ships and routes with guaranteed departures and inland guided tours especially designed to introduce clients to Croatia’s historic cities, sprawling national parks, and the stunning Dalmatian coast. Guests travel in spacious small ships with less than 36 people, avoiding the crowded decks of the large “cookie cutter” cruises. To be eligible for the discounts, clients must book by May 1, 2021 and request code C4DOE2.
“With Europe relaxing most travel restrictions in the coming months, this is a great time for travelers to secure their preferred cruise and take advantage of our lowest prices of the year,” said Daniel Hauptfeld, Katarina Line’s marketing director. “Our small ships are ideal for groups and multi-generational families, who can travel together the entire journey in their own ‘travel bubble’ and share many memorable experiences exploring Croatia.”
Hauptfeld added: “Our guests enjoy breathing in the clean, healthy air of the Adriatic Sea, swimming in secluded coves, away from crowded beaches, and participating in guided inland tours that reveal the beauty of Croatia’s many islands, its historic towns, exceptional food, and superb national parks – all of which are poised to welcome international visitors again with minimal restrictions.”
A Gem of a Cruise
Katarina Line’s small ship cruises depart from Opatija, Split and Dubrovnik, three of the country’s most historic – and many would say, most exciting – port cities. Among its many departures is the popular 7-night Northern Gem, a round-trip cruise out of Split that offers one of the best ways to experience some of the country’s unique attractions, its cuisine, culture and famed architecture. In between the guided tours, passengers sail from town to town along the coast, swim and snorkel in the warm waters of the Adriatic, and enjoy extraordinary views from their vessels of Croatia’s many islands and coastal towns.
Among cruise highlights is a guided tour of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage site that features a mixture of Renaissance, Baroque and Romanesque architecture, and counts the Cathedral of St. James among its many attractions. Passengers will also enjoy a tasting and light tapas lunch at the Bibich winery in Skradin, as well as tour Krka Waterfalls National Park, noted for its 17 waterfalls. They will visit Kornati Islands National Park, an archipelago composed of over 100 islands and reefs. Rich in history, the park is known for its old Ilyrian fortress, Roman villas, a Christian church, and medieval fortresses and settlements.
Other cruise highlights include a guided tour of Zadar, a city of immense architectural beauty. Its Roman forum, which dates back to the first century, and the basilica of St. Donatus have been symbols of the city for many centuries. The city is also known for its Sea Organ, an installation that uses the waves of the sea to create music, as well as “the Greeting of the Sun” light installation.
Passengers will also be treated to a cruise along “the Split Rivera” coastline and islands, as well as a final guided tour of Split that includes a visit to Diocletian’s palace, originally built as a retirement home for the Roman emperor. The Captain’s dinner includes live music onboard while the boat overnights in the picturesque village of Rogoznica.
“Katarina Line is looking forward to welcoming many new visitors and return travelers and offering them some of our best values of the season,” said Haupfelt.
Strict Health and Safety Protocols
Katarina Line observes strict health and safety protocols, with frequent and regular cleaning of all common surfaces, including handrails, doorknobs, and light switches, as well as the use of air purifiers in the restaurant area. Cabins are cleaned on a daily basis, upon request, with all surfaces thoroughly sanitized.
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