|Katarina Line, Croatia’s award-winning small ship cruise company and DMC, announced the availability of its new brochure for 2019, featuring additional land tour options for both FIT and small groups. The company will also introduce two new vessels, the Katarina, which joins its Deluxe category, and the Nautilus, which joins the Deluxe Superior category. New Deluxe routes include the “Northern Gems,” originating in Split, and the “Divine Dalmatia,” available on select dates from Dubrovnik. The brochure is available to download from Katarina-Line.com or by calling toll- free 1-800-485-3121.
New Land Tours
Among Katarina Line’s new additions for 2019 are two customizable land programs that include “Active Spring” in Croatia’s Kvarner Region. One of the country’s most popular destinations, the area is known for its sweeping island views and vast coastline, surrounded by forests and mountains that offer countless miles of biking, hiking and walking trails. Katarina Line is also offering a “Bora and Salt” program that explores Croatia’s famous Bora winds that blow along the Adriatic coast and the Nin Salt Works, which have been operating for over 1500 years. There are also new guaranteed tours for FIT’s and groups that include the “Medjugorje Pilgrimage,” of which St. James’ Church serves as the central place of worship. The pilgrimage includes a visit to the Apparition Hill, where the Virgin Mary is believed to appear every month.
“Katarina Line’s growing program of land tours and expanding fleet reflect our increasing success as a small ship cruise company and DMC, fueled by a boom in tourism to Croatia,” said Daniel Hauptfeld, marketing director for Katarina Line. “Through our cruises and customizable land tours, our guests can explore the magnificent blue coastline and islands of Croatia, its cultural, historical and gastronomic traditions, and its stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites.”
A Gem of a Cruise
Among Katarina Line’s new cruises for 2019 is the “Northern Gems,” a seven-day island-hopping voyage in the southern Adriatic Sea that departs from Split. The ship’s ports-of-call include the historic town of Trogir, known for its mix of Renaissance, Baroque and Romanesque architecture. The ship also makes a stop at the city of Šibenik, the “gateway to the Kornati Islands.” The largest and densest archipelago in the Adriatic, the Kornati islands encompass some 140 small islands, known for their natural beauty and secluded coves of clear blue water that are perfect for swimming. The cruise also visits the village of Sali and city of Zadar, known for its Roman and Venetian ruins, and the island of Zlarin, before returning to Split.
Ship categories for “Northern Gems” include Deluxe and Deluxe Superior. They feature lavishly designed, air-conditioned and spacious en-suite cabins. Prices include daily buffet breakfast and lunch, a captain’s dinner, all applicable fees, excursions described in itinerary, and airport transfers.
Katarina Line’s 7-night “Divine Dalmatian” cruise departs from Dubrovnik and explores the Dalmatian islands and coastline. Highlights include visiting Dubrovnik’s famous town wall, swimming in secluded beaches, visiting the jet-set island of Hvar, and a tour of Mljet National Park, a protected area that is perfect for walking and cycling, with a ruggedly beautiful coastline, ancient ruins and saltwater lakes. The cruise also stops at Split, Bol, and Pelješac, a peninsula in southern Dalmatia known for its lush vineyards, dramatic scenery and great food.
Prices include daily breakfasts, lunches and a captain’s dinner, all applicable fees, excursions described in itinerary, and airport transfers. They do not include visitors’ tax and port fees.
About Katarina Line
Katarina Line is a leading, award-winning DMC and Croatia’s premier small ship cruise company with weekly guaranteed departures from the end of April through mid-October. It operates out of the major tourist centers of Opatija, Split and Dubrovnik. With a growing fleet of more than 60 ships in six different categories, the company serves more than 110,000 clients annually that include 30,000 cruise guests of all ages and budgets. Katarina Line itineraries give travelers the opportunity to explore the stunning natural environment and picturesque Mediterranean towns of Croatia while hopping from one island to another, offering guests unique opportunity to experience the true Croatia. The company enjoys an exceptional relationship with travel agents, which account for more than 98% of all bookings worldwide. Katarina line is a member of many different travel associations, including USTOA, ASTA, NTA, ACTA, RDA, STAN and ETOA. For more information, call toll-free 1-800-485-3121 or visit www.katarina-line.com.