Katarina Line Launches 2020 Season With 20% Off All Cruises as Croatia Reopens Borders to Tourism, Including the U.S.

Katarina Line Launches 2020 Season With 20% Off All Cruises as Croatia Reopens Borders to Tourism, Including the U.S.

By Anthony Diaz (Anthony@herman-almontepr.com)

Katarina Line, Croatia’s premier small ship cruise company with a fleet of 60 ships and weekly guaranteed departures, has announced the launch of its 2020 season following Croatia’s official reopening of its borders to travel from European Union nations, as well as from the U.S. With regularly scheduled departures as of June 20, Katarina Line is offering 20% off per person on all 2020 departures, based on double occupancy and availability.

With resumption of cruise service, Katarina Line vessels will observe all protocols to ensure the health and safety of its guest, including the frequent disinfectant of public surfaces, availability of hand sanitizers, regulating the number of guests in public areas such as sundecks, Jacuzzis and dining tables, and observing social distancing policies during land tours.

“Small ship cruising is among the safest way to enjoy an unforgettable vacation experience in Croatia,” said Daniel Hauptfeld, marketing director for Katarina Line.  “Our vessels hold a maximum of just 36 guests, so they are perfect for small groups, families and friends to travel from one island to another, swimming in secluded beaches that are approachable only by boat – all without the crowds of larger vessels.”

Hauptfeld added: “Guests can enjoy sailing, watching the views, breathing in clean fresh air, visiting historical sites, and tasting the gastronomical wonders of the Mediterranean, confident in the knowledge that we are fully committed to protecting their health.”

A Cruise for Everyone

Katarina Line offers a wide range of cruises that will appeal to every taste and special interest, whether it’s island hopping, health and fitness, culinary, cultural, educational – or “all of the above” through unique land and sea programs.

Among its popular cruises is the seven-day Adriatic Explorer, which sails between the fashionable resort town of Opatija in the northern-most coast of Croatia and Dubrovnik, on the country’s southern tip.  Ports-of-call include the islands of Rab and Korčula, and the historic coastal towns of  Zadar, Šibenik, Split, and Metković. Among the excursions is a tour of Krka National Park, known for its series of breathtaking waterfalls.  Guests will also visit the Zadar Sea Organs, an architectural masterpiece that uses sea waves to make music. Excursions also include wine tasting and light tapas lunch at the Bibich Winery, as well as maraschino liquor tasting in Zadar, and Rab cake tasting in Rab.

Katarina Line’s Northern Gems cruises feature seven-day round-trip departures from Split, Croatia’s second-largest city.  The cruise hops from one island to another, with opportunities to swim in secluded coves and explore some of Croatia’s most popular attractions.  Ports-of-call include the towns of Trogir, Rogoznica, Šibenik, Sali, and Zadar. It also visits the “nautical paradise” of the Kornati archipelago, as well as the island of Zlarin, often called the “golden island” for its unspoiled beauty.

Prices include a deluxe cabin with en suite bathroom, daily buffet breakfast, nine meals (lunch or dinner, depending on itinerary), as well as a captain’s dinner with live entertainment.  It also includes guided walking tours, visitors’ taxes and port fees.

“The Croatian coastline is one of the most beautiful in the world,” said Hauptfeld.  “The country itself offers a rich cultural and historical legacy dating back to medieval and Roman influence, with natural and architectural attractions that have captivated visitors for centuries.”

Katarina Line features guaranteed weekly departures, with convenient and seamless transfers to all of its customizable land tours.  Its fleet ranges from luxury Deluxe Superior cruisers with a capacity of up to 36 passengers to intimate gulets that cater to as few as seven passengers.

About Katarina Line

Katarina Line is the premier small ship cruise company in Croatia with a fleet of 60 ships and weekly guaranteed departures from the end of April to mid-October. It operates out of the major tourist centers of Opatija, Split and Dubrovnik. With a growing fleet in six different categories, the company serves more than 110,000 clients that include 30,000 cruise guests of all ages and budgets. Katarina Line's itineraries give travelers the opportunity to explore the stunning natural environment and picturesque Mediterranean towns of Croatia while hopping from one island to another, offering guests unique opportunity to experience the true Croatia. The company enjoys an exceptional relationship with travel agents, which account for more than 98% of all bookings worldwide. Katarina line is a member of many different travel associations, including USTOA, ASTA, NTA, ACTA, RDA, STAN and ETOA.  For more information, call toll-free 1-800-485-3121 or visit www.katarina-line.com.

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