This itinerary is a little special: unlike most Croatia cruises, it also includes stops in Albania, Montenegro and Greece. You’re getting four countries in eight days.. We’ll sail as far south as Corfu, the ‘Grand Lady’ of the Ionian Islands and the greenest island in all of Greece. Take a short walk through the UNESCO heritage city centre.. While large cruise liners have to moor out at sea and commute into shore via tender, we drop anchor in the middle of port towns like Saranda or Korcula. You can hop on or off the boat as you please.. There’s nothing like diving into the aquamarine waters of the Adriatic Coast. Weather permitting, our captain will be stopping the ship for regular swim breaks during the trip, particularly around Bar and Kotor.
Following the lead of their neighbours Croatia and Greece, Montenegro and Albania are emerging as some of the most exciting destinations in Europe. This 8-day small ship adventure cruise offers a fascinating insight into the past and the region’s rich cultural diversity. The best way to experience the Balkans is from the shimmering waters of the Adriatic Sea. Board the M/S Panorama, which offers the highest standard of accommodation, comfort and safety, and cruise from the iconic city walls of Dubrovnik to the romantic and evocative Old Town of Korcula. Turn south for Montenegro, home to pristine natural landscapes and rustic towns oozing old-Europe charm. Continue the voyage to Greece, stopping at the olive-groved island of Paxos and the Ionian Islands’ Grand Lady, Corfu. In Saranda, Albania, find a slice of the Riviera, then dock near the secluded bay of 5th-century Kotor. Refreshing swim stops, local wine tastings and fortified towns, this Adriatic adventure has all the ingredients for a memorable journey.