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Small ship cruises - a Captain's guide to what to expect

31st December, 2018

There are fewer places in the world that can match the natural beauty of the Adriatic and its archipelago of picturesque islands that pepper the coast of Croatia. But don’t just take our word for it, the Captains really do know best when it comes to cruising here.

Saga’s small ship cruises offer a more intimate way of experiencing this spectacular coastline. The fleet of small ships boast all the charm and grace of larger cruise vessels, but with a much more relaxed feel, making them a popular choice for a cruise holiday.

In an exclusive series of interviews, the Captains have given us an insider’s guide to what it’s really like to cruise the calm, clear waters of the Adriatic and why they love it so much.

Meet the Captains!

"Dalmatia", Ivo

MV Dalmatia

Q: What do you enjoy the most about your job as Captain?

A: I enjoy it most when the weather is nice, guests are smiling, and they are happy.

Q: Please tell us what is unique about your particular ship and the tours you take our customers on.

A: My ship is special as everything always goes according to plan, and it feels like everything is in place.

Q: What do you think our customers love the most about cruises aboard your ship?

A: Lying on the deck under the sun, the fantastic crew members and the relaxed atmosphere.

Q: Do you have any hints or tips for customers cruising for the first time on a Croatian small ship cruise? What to bring / what to expect?

A: To enjoy it as much as they can, there isn’t a more beautiful vacation.

Q: Do you have a favourite destination you visit and why?

A: The northern Adriatic because of its calm, beautiful nature, lack of crowds and its safe ports.

Q: Are there any less well-known places that you visit on our tours that you can recommend?

A: Ilovik and Susak islands – they are very beautiful, and special.

Q: What is your best memory of your time working for Saga so far?

A: Best memories are singing and dancing with the groups. And of course, when they are all united.

Q: Plus, anything else you'd like to say...?

A: You cannot understand it until you experience it.

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The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not held by Saga unless specifically stated.

The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation.