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5 Reasons to Choose a Croatian Mini Cruiser
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1 – Luxury accommodation & cabins
These vessels have evolved over more than 30 years when the first ships for this type of holiday emerged in Croatia.
Even when they ranged 18 meters in length, with just ten cabins and one toilet for the entire group, clients loved the concept of staying in a different bay or port every day, escaping crowds, and having their own crew who offers them delicious food and drives them around.
Since then, the captains (and travel agencies) recognized the amazing potential these ships offer, and they kept building bigger and better vessels each year.
In the last ten years, this market went through a considerable expansion, and ships went from good to super-luxurious.
More than 100 ships of this type were built. The main emphasis was on luxury accommodation and facilities, so we now see ships large enough to provide you with everything you need during a seven-day charter.
These vessels still kept the charm and “mass tourism” feel you might expect on larger 200 meter-plus ships that can accommodate hundreds of passengers.
2 – Incredible performance due to high competition
Quality-wise, similar ships in other destinations easily cost more than €150,000 a week. However, in Croatia, owners see prices of €40,000 to 70,000 a week, which is incredibly competitive for clients interested in charter cruises.
The interesting fact is that most of these ships are still under larger tour operator contracts, and it is not easy to get availability for last-minute bookings. However, if you book early (in these cases, this means one year in advance), then you can get the best prices and availability options.
Early booking is where you get the best deals!
3 – Flexibility for groups – Good Planning
Even if you are a group of 30 or 40 people on this type of ship, everything can be organized with good planning.
a. Route organization: we help you determine a perfect itinerary. Even if the diversity of a group is large, we can organize parties, nature, swimming, hiking, guided tours, and everything in between in a way to put everyone in a good mood.
b. Food and drinks organization: we can organize fish lovers, meat-eaters, vegans, and people with special dislikes or allergies in a way where everyone in the group can have an excellent gourmet experience
c. During cruise support: our concierge will help you with restaurant organization, communication with the chef and waiters, and special wishes for the captain. Whatever your desire, it can be organized where possible.
4 – Croatia as a destination
Croatia is the best holiday destination in the world when your cruise with these types of ships.
a. Breathtaking bays: Croatia has an unlimited number of bays where you will swim during the day, snorkel, and take it easy without any fear of sharks. The sea is super clean and refreshing, and you will be able to escape all mass tourism.
b. Medieval towns: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, Split, Trogir, Zadar, Pučišča, Milna, Primošten, Šibenik, and Skradin are just some of the towns you can visit on a seven-day cruise. They are all unique, full of history and gourmet experiences, and always interesting to see.
c. Wine: Croatia is full of wineries that offer world-class vines in some of the most stunning locations.
d. Food: Croatia is a destination with a considerable emphasis on eco, nature, homemade, and bioproducts. Food in Croatia still tastes like real food, and chefs who live and work there know how to make the most from it.
e. Bars & parties: Croatia is also an excellent destination to party, especially around the Hvar area, where there are several great jet-set places worth the visit, such as Palmižana beach and Carpe Diem – the most famous ones.
f. Beaches: Croatia also has a nice set of beaches to visit, Golden Cape on Brač being just one of them. Do not expect long stretches of sandy beach; instead, you get terrific pine trees and smaller secluded areas, where you can have a nice beer in the shade and just take it easy.
g. Short distances: Distances between islands and places are short, and you can change several locations in one single day. You will not need to cruise for two days to get from one place to another. Most of these ships cruise a maximum of 3 to 5 hours each day, which gives you so much more time for swimming, exploring, and other fun activities.
We can help you find your dream Mini cruiser
We know that organizing private cruise holidays for larger groups can be tiresome. There are just so many things to organize and prepare. But our experts can help you organize the best holiday of your life