Sail Croatia boosts Elegance capacity from three to five ships for 2025

Sail Croatia boosts Elegance capacity from three to five ships for 2025
Edited by Travel Weekly

    Sail Croatia has announced it is adding luxury small ships to its Elegance fleet for 2025 with the arrival of the 36-berth MS Romantic Star and MS Katarina.

    These changes bring their Elegance fleet to five luxury small ships, with 119 cruise departures scheduled for 2025, a 60 per cent increase compared to 2024.

    “Our most luxurious ships operate on Elegance Cruises,” co-founder and director of Sail Croatia, Helle Seuren, said.

    “These cruises are aimed at couples and mature travellers looking to experience an authentic side of Croatia. Mornings are spent relaxing onboard or swimming in one of the beautiful coves along the Croatian coast, and afternoons and evenings are free to spend exploring historic seaside towns. From the remarkable Blue Cave in Vis to Diocletian’s Palace in Split, a multitude of experiences await.

    “The addition of two new ships complements our existing Elegance fleet, and I have no doubt they will prove a popular choice for 2025. Katarina has already made a strong debut on our Explorer Cruises this year, with guests marvelling at her luxurious furnishings and high customer service standards onboard.”

    The 47-metre Romantic Star was built in 2016 and can accommodate 36 passengers in 18 ensuite cabins. As well as featuring a spacious top deck complete with Jacuzzi, the ship offers multiple lounge areas to relax and unwind, as well as plenty of sun loungers for guests to chill out on as they sail to their next destination.

    Romantic Star jacuzzi.

    The Jacuzzi on Romantic Star.

    For the 2025 season, Romantic Star will operate 26 departures on a variety of Elegance itineraries between Split and Dubrovnik, including several Wine Cruises and World Heritage themed departures.

    Elegance Cruises include accommodation in a twin or double ensuite cabin, daily breakfast and lunch, welcome reception, captain’s dinner, local village dinner plus return airport transfers.

    Latest News

    • Aviation
    • News

    UPDATE: Crash compensation unlikely, says head of digital disruption payment system

    Southern Cross Travel Insurance says it will be covering claimable losses caused by the Crowdstrike global network outage event, despite its own operations not being affected. “We will be covering claimable losses caused by this event, provided all other conditions and criteria for cover are met (and subject to any limits, sub-limits and/or any exclusions […]

    • Food & Beverage

    Exciting culinary experiences across Asia

    Here is a look at some exciting experiences across Asia to enhance traveller vacations in iconic cities across the continent. The Mai Restaurant at Meliá Chiang Mai Located on the 21st floor of the iconic hotel, the Mai Restaurant has launched a Thai-inspired afternoon tea for two that pays tribute to the Baan Tawai Wood […]

    • Regional
    • Tour Operators

    On Foot Holidays launches Ligurian Hills hiking tour promotion

    Australians can explore Italy’s Ligurian Hills on foot on a self-guided, inn-to-inn hike with Onn Foot Holidays new promotional rates. Liguria is a coastal region in north-western Italy near the French border, known for its mountains, rolling hills and seaside ports. On Foot Holidays’ seven-night holiday begins with two days of walking through vineyards and […]

    • Products

    Mandarin Oriental takes a dive into swimwear with $360 board shorts

    If you were inspired by The Inspired Unemployed’s Liam Moore limited-edition pair of Budgy Smugglers but want a bit more coverage, then here’s your chance. The Orlebar Brown brand has introduced an original design of the Bulldog swim short for Mandarin Oriental hotels – yours for a snip at US$242.25 (AU$360). They have been “designed […]

    • Health & Wellness
    • Luxury

    Trisara showcases sustainable dining via wellspring program

    Phuket-based resort Trisara is transporting guests from resort to farm to table then back again courtesy of a new limited-time program, Wellspring. The package is a collaboration with Tri Vananda, a US$182 million (AU $270 million) wellness community in northern Phuket, conceived by Montara Hospitality Group, the owners of Trisara. In addition to entitling guests […]

    • Aviation

    Emirates SkyCargo expands fleet with five Boeing 777 freighters

    Emirates SkyCargo announced an investment of US$1 billion (AU$1.484b) to expand its fleet with an order of five new Boeing 777 freighters. The investment follows a strong performance in the first quarter of the 2024/25 financial year. Emirates SkyCargo expects the new freighters to increase its capacity by 30 per cent. The increase enables the […]

    • Events
    • Tour Operators

    ITE HCMC 2024 focuses on sustainable tourism for creating a future

    The 18th annual International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC) will take place from 5 to 7 September at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center. Under the theme “Responsible Travel, Creating Future”, the expo will highlight its dedication to promoting sustainable tourism practices and showcasing innovative tourism products and services to meet rigorous […]