Croatia Cruise, on the route R1 by the Sailing Trip

1 week Sailing Trip from Rijeka / Bathing cruises
Route R8
Sailing Trip on the Route 8

Sometimes it happens that our guests ask why we usually do not set sails on our motor sailing boats. The answer is quite simple. As soon as an itinerary is published in the brochure or on the internet, we need to keep with this, as far as weather conditions will allow us to do so. Our guests deserve to visit the places which are described in the itinerary. Exactly this would hardly be possible if our captains did not use engine power. While the ship’s speed may reach seven or eight knots under power supply, under sails it would mostly be three or four knots only. Furthermore, you never know the direction and the speed of the wind in advance. Once it may be the Maestral from northwest, once the Burin from northeast, and once the Jugo from southeast…

Several decades ago, our classic-style wooden vessels used to be pure sailing ships, they have been shipping wine and other goods from the mainland to the islands and from the islands to the mainland. However, over time, they have been adapted to the demands of modern tourism; they dispose of comfortable cabins and superstructures on deck, which prohibit real sailing. Moreover, even the modern vessels with steel hulls, modelled on the traditional motor sailing ships, are more or less small and comfortable cruisers, but not real sailing ships.

However, they still exist – the “real” sailing ships. To meet the wishes of many of our regular guests, we offer pure sailing trips, at least at a couple of dates. Whenever the weather conditions allow it, we will set sails and the engine will be turned off. Of course, you are welcome to help the crew to set sails and to stand at the helm, under the supervision of the captain. Although we will not follow a strict itinerary, you may be certain that the captain will take you to the most beautiful coves and places of the Kvarner islands Krk, Rab, Cres, and Lošinj. In addition, even the Northern Dalmatian islands Silba and Olib are on our schedule – provided that the winds are well-disposed towards us. Wait and see – according to the Dalmatian motto “kamo nas vitar nosi” (where the wind will take us).

The Sailing Trip ex Rijeka:

 From 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, boarding time in the port of Rijeka.
 The itinerary is not prescribed, but created by the captain in a flexible way. Considering weather and sea conditions, he will show you his favourite bays and places.
 At least two nights in sheltered coves and small fishing villages.
 A maximum of three nights in major towns, visited by the route R1, possibly not on the same days as other ships.
 Whenever possible, the group will avoid meeting groups from other boats and sharing overnight locations.


Services included

8-day cruise according to the itinerary
half board (including dinner on embarkation day, and breakfast and lunch or dinner on the following days of your cruise). On some boats full board is offered – please check the price list for more information.
lunch snack on embarkation day
Captain’s Dinner
English and German speaking representatives during embarkation and disembarkation
The area is located on the map, where the route can be driven.

Unique experiences await when sailing

Bathing fun on the sailing tripBathing in the most remote bays only our captain knows.

Timetable 2023 Route R8 and Ships

Ship   AprilMaiJuniJuliAugustSeptemberOktober
MS Poseidon HP ShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShipShip

price comparison Route R8 / Ships 2023*

S. Lower deck A B C D E Maindeck A B C D E
Ships Board check Lower deck Maindeck
MS Poseidon HP
Lower deck 475 575 675 749 799 Maindeck

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Travel by bus or airplane can be booked optional.

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Discounts / Surcharges 2023 Route R8

Children‘s reduction up to 14 years (not valid for charter)
1 adult + 1 child in a double or twin cabin 30 %
1 adult + 2 children in a triple cabin 30 %
2 adults + 1 child in a triple cabin 50 %
2 adults + 2 children in 2 double or twin cabins 30 %
2 adults + 2 children in a quadruple cabin 30 %
Reduction for the 3rd person when booking a triple cabin for 3 adults 20 %
Reduction when bringing your own bicycle with you on the routes RB, RK , RC, TD, TV, TC, ZB & ZC 45 €
.Surcharge for double or twin cabin for single use* 50 %
Shared twin cabin on the routes RB, RK, RC, RY, TD, TV, TC, ZB, ZC & ZW 50 %
Supplement 1. Single cabin free, each additional single cabin with surcharge. 50 %
Surcharge for E-Bike on the routes RB, RK, RC, TD, TV, TC, ZB & ZC (Booking on request) 149 €
The prices do not include sojourn taxes (€ 7) and groundage (€ 14). The total amount of € 21 per week and per person (children up to 12 years: € 10) is payable upon embarkation.
*)All prices in €. p.P., Errors and omissions excepted. For exact price calculation and booking please click on "not binding price calculation" or "check availability" of the particular route.