The popularity of small ship cruises along the Croatian coastline has led to APT Travelmarvel doubling its capacity for 2022.
The cruise specialist has announced it is adding a second small ship to sail in the Adriatic alongside its new-build vessel Lady Eleganza. The 36-passenger sister vessel Princess Eleganza, which is being completely refurbished before its maiden season with APT Travelmarvel, will sail on two all-new itineraries.
Sailing from Split to Dubrovnik, the seven-night Croatian Island Adventure itinerary will run from May until September 2022 and include tours in Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split, Brac and Vis. The ship will dock overnight in the heart of each town or city with plenty of free time to explore.
The nine-night Coast Croatia cruise, from Dubrovnik to Opatija, will operate from September to October and sail the full length of the Adriatic coast and call at Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split, Sibenik and Zadar.
Princess Eleganza was built in 2015 and all the public areas, restaurants and the exterior are being renovated ahead of the inaugural sailing. The yacht has 19 ensuite cabins and a sun deck to provide panoramic views of the Croatian coastline and islands. Meals showcase Mediterranean cuisine, while overnight stays in ports along the way offer passengers the chance to explore restaurants ashore.
Paul Melinis, Managing Director of APT, said:
“Croatia has been so popular with our guests that the appetite for 2022 sailings exceeded all of our expectations. With much of the original capacity on our Adriatic Coastal Cruise itinerary aboard our custom newbuild, the Lady Eleganza, sold out for 2022, we have decided to increase our volume in Croatia to meet demand. We are delighted to welcome her sister ship, the Princess Eleganza, to our fleet for 2022, and to offer guests a further two itineraries in this spectacular sailing region next year.”
Known as the ‘River Cruise Queen’, Jeannine Williamson is an award-winning travel writer, cruise expert and our cruise correspondent, who has clocked up thousands of nautical miles.
Photographs courtesy of APT Travelmarvel