Croatia as the perfect family cruise destination
Organizing the perfect cruise holiday is not easy, especially when you are planning to travel with multiple generations. Fortunately, Croatia is one such country, which has been delivering sailing family getaways suitable to all ages and preferences. From fine dining options to all-inclusive onboard activities and adventure filled shore excursions, there is no better way to experience this Pearl of the Adriatic than from the palatial deck of a luxury sailing vessel.
Planning for the trip
Location, food and safety are the prime concerns when going on a vacation with children. Additionally, one has to check on the weather and activities on offer so that they do not get bored. The itinerary should not be fixed, instead it should be flexible and short. The Adriatic Coast is full of lovely beaches, perfect for children to frolic in the crystal clear waters, hence they should be included. While anchored, there should be endless water sports possibilities for the kids, both on and off the ship.
Choosing the right ship
Safety first should be the motto when on a vacation with the family. The ship you charter must have a wide beam, safety net and a spacious and comfortable salon where the young ones can watch TV or engage in other entertaining indoor games. You can be at ease relaxing on the deck once you know the kids are having a ball inside. Furthermore, try to find a ship, which has a child-friendly crew, who have patience and the necessary experience in sailing with cranky kids.
Cruising with teenagers
Croatia is the best place for cruising with slightly older children as the itineraries are catered to allow them to have a good time on their own. Activities like swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and other similar options should be on top of the planning list. The salon, apart from TV, should have a good WiFi connection, plug points for iPods and an excellent music system.
Travel on full board
If your children are small, it is highly recommended to include accommodation on full board that is breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the charter cost. Small children are very fickle when it comes eating, and may soon get sick of eating seafood all the time. Spell out your requirements with the chef in advance to prepare simple meals, at short notice, modified for kids. There should be enough variety and sufficient food at all times.
Choose your location carefully
You can begin your cruise holiday from either Trogir or Split as both these places are close to the airport. Children will be delighted to explore these historic towns, which are steeped in 2000 years of history. While Split has an impressive Aquarium near Port Vranjic, the island of Ciovo, near Trogir, has a unique pebble beach, which the children will simply adore.
A perfect spot to conclude the cruise can be the island of Drvenik Veli, the site of the Blue Lagoon. Here the sand bed is shallow and there are many secluded coves and sandy shoals, which provide total privacy for the entire family, especially small children, who can swim in the unspoilt waters of the Adriatic.
A Croatian cruise holiday with families will give you an opportunity to visit the different bays and islands, along with the coastal villages and towns for which this beautiful country is famous. Days spent in peace away from the crowds can work wonders for the family and ensure better bonding. At the same time, with cruise focused on specific destinations, the trip can be a rewarding learning experience for the whole brood.
Summer 20-35 | Spring 2-25 | Autumn 4-22 | Winter -4-16
Nearby AirportSplit Airport
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