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Beautiful Skradinski Buk Waterfall In Krka National Park - Dalmatia Croatia, Europe Beautiful Skradinski Buk Waterfall In Krka National Park - Dalmatia Croatia, Europe

30 May 2024


15 nights


Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Your Borealis cruise to the Adriatic will offer you the opportunity to explore the iconic Rock of Gibraltar, with stunning views from the peak, and the mischievous Barbary macaques who have made their home there. You'll also be able to discover its naval past, where the natural caves and tunnels were able to hide and protect Royal Navy artillery. From Split, join us to explore the remarkable waterfalls at Krka National Park or wander amongst the cobbled streets and alleyways of the pedestrianised old town, preserved by the walls of the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace. As Borealis sails into the fjord-like Bay of Kotor to the town of the same name, you'll see the ancient architecture of Venetian palaces and Romanesque churches, as well as the religious pilgrimage sites of the twin islands of St. George and Our Lady of the Rocks. From La Goulette, uncover Phoenician history in Carthage, or wander the vast Medina of Tunis, located close by.

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Kotor bay, Orjen Mountains

Explore mountains and coastal gems

This cruise offers guests the chance to experience the rugged beauty of the Adriatic, and the remarkable scenery of the Dalmatian Coast. The limestone ridge of the Rock of Gibraltar offers panoramic views across the Straits of Gibraltar and as far as the town of La Linea de la Concepcion in Spain. Split, a coastal gem nestled along the glittering waters of the Adriatic Sea, offers narrow streets, charming squares, and bustling markets; while Dubrovnik is an enchanting city renowned for its city walls encircling the Old Town, where Renaissance fountains and medieval architecture intertwine with gleaming marble squares and steep cobbled streets. Borealis will also sail through the fjord-like Bay of Kotor, surrounded by high peaks and rocky shorelines, before cruising on to La Goulette, gateway to Tunis whose sprawling maze of streets are home to one of the most impressive medinas in the world.

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Peka - traditional Croatian dish

Experience the Dalmatian way of life 

During your Borealis cruise, you will have many opportunities to immerse yourself in local cultures. Gibraltar is unmistakably British, with red pillar boxes, classic pubs, and even a Marks and Spencer,which blend perfectly with a touch of Andalusian Spanish influences. In Dubrovnik, join us on a tour to visit a local family estate and absorb yourself in Croatian traditions with a hands-on cooking experience to produce the classic Croatian dish, peka. Meanwhile, in Split, you can take a walk through the historic mountain village of Radovici, enjoy local foods, and watch a live fiddle performance. From Kotor, you can take the chance to visit an olive farm in Lustica Bay and try local delights such as goats cheese and prosciutto. Throughout your cruise, guest speaker and Croatian national, Bruno Soltic, will be available to share his experiences growing up in the Adriatic.

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Roman Amphitheater In Cartagena, Spain

Uncover the history of ancient civilsations 

Our Journey Planners have created this magnificent Adriatic cruise so that you can uncover the deep history associated with the ancient civilisations of the region. In Valletta, you will be able to learn about the Knights of St. John's legacy, while in Dubrovnik, join us on a guided tour of historic sites such as the Dominican Church, Rectors Palace, and Church of St. Blaise. From Split, you will have the chance to visit the awe-inspiring Diocletian's Palace, the Roman Emperor's retirement residence, and in La Goulette, you can join an archaeologist on a picturesque tour of Carthage to see the Tophet, Punic Ports, and Roman Amphitheatre. Meanwhile, in Cartagena, you can join a local tour to learn more about the city's Ancient Roman heritage, including a visit to one of the world's most important Roman theatres. 

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Cruise Itinerary

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Life On Board

Introducing Borealis

Sister ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for enjoying scenic cruising of the world's lesser-known waterways. From cruising past remarkable landscapes and historical sites to capturing the beauty of the natural world. 

Borealis at sea at sunset
Borealis at sea at sunset


Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for taking guests on a journey around the globe, enabling more exploration in more exciting ports. Her smaller size, spacious public areas, open deck spaces and impressive array of restaurants make her perfect for longer voyages, and shorter journeys alike.

702 cabins
1,360 guests
662 crew
61,849 GT
25kts max speed
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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Sample Shore Tours

At each port of call on your cruise, we carefully research and hand pick Shore Tour options for you, designed for you see as many of the world's best destinations as possible.

Below, you will find some sample Shore Tours which will give you an example of what to expect on your cruise. Your Shore Tours will be available to book approximately 8-13 weeks prior to departure via your My Cruises account.

 Discover Dubrovnik with Duka

Discover Dubrovnik with Vuka

Together with your local guide Vuka, head off the beaten track to explore the maze of narrow streets of Dubrovnik, hearing local stories and heading to undiscovered parts of the city. 



Skradinski Buk Waterfall

Krka Waterfalls

Visit the spectacular Krka Park and view the spectacular waterfalls of Skradinski Buk, its traditional watermill and the Ethnological Museum.



Moric Family Olive Farm

Moric Family Olive Farm

Explore the olive tree plantations at the Moric Family's Olive Farm, set within the stunning surroundings of Lustica Bay. Discover the centuries-old olive oil production process used here and enjoy a taste with other local delicacies such as goat's cheese and prosciutto. 



Discover Cartharge with an Archaeologist

Discover Carthage with an Archaeologist

Embark on a scenic tour of the city of Carthage, exploring the Tophet, Punic Ports, five-storey Roman Amphitheatre, Byrsa Hill, Damous Charitatas Church and more with an archaeologist.


La Goulette

Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

Bruno Soltic
Archaeologist & Croatian National

Bruno Soltic

A professor and archaeologist, Croatian national Bruno Soltic will be on hand speaking about the history that can be found in the ports of call throughout this cruise as well as the Croatian culture and way of life.

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Tony Waltham

Dr. Tony Waltham

Geologist, Dr. Tony Waltham will be joining us to deliver a series of engaging talks on the coastal geology of the Adriatic.

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Mark Hardaker - Go Stargazing

Go Stargazing is formed of a group of astronomers, all of whom are keen to encourage public interest in astronomy to as wide an audience as possible. On your cruise, Mark Hardaker will be out on the top deck in the evenings conducting stargazing sessions.

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Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 16:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 16:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Suites have a private balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £4,699 pp

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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted (BJD)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Adapted Suites have a balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £4,699 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

Located on decks 6 & 7, Borealis' Balcony Suites have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £5,499 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Borealis' Premier Suites are located on Deck 7, and have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £7,199 pp
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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted (PSD)

Borealis' Premier Adapted Suites are spacious and stylish, and located on deck 7.

Freedom Fare From £7,199 pp
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Olsen Suite (OW)

The Olsen Suite is the largest suite on Borealis, with a private balcony and sitting area.

Freedom Fare From £8,999 pp
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What's Included


As well as our Signature Experiences, there are a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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