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Katarina Line’s Small Ship Charters Increasingly Popular As Families and Groups Seek Personal ‘Travel Bubbles’

Katarina Line’s Small Ship Charters Increasingly Popular As Families and Groups Seek Personal ‘Travel Bubbles’

 

From a Five-Person Gulet to a 38-Person Deluxe Superior Cruiser, Katarina Line Passengers Celebrate Special Occasions in Style and Comfort (Pictured: Deluxe Superior Category Ship)

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

According to the latest industry surveys,
nearly 40% of all leisure travel is multigenerational.  It’s a trend reflected in small ship cruise operators like Croatia’s Katarina Line, which report steadily growing numbers of chartered bookings. “We’re seeing grandparents book entire ships to treat their extended families and couples celebrating special occasions such as weddings and anniversaries,” said Daniel Hauptfel, the company’s marketing manager.  “We’re also seeing more special interest groups that focus on such themes as gastronomy, health and wellness, history, and culture; as well as schools creating music, athletic, and other academic programs.”
 
Range of Charter Prices
Croatia’s premier small ship cruise company, Katarina Line operates a fleet of more than 60 ships that cruise the crystal clear waters of the fabled Adriatic Sea, visiting the picturesque islands and port towns.  The ships range from modern, deluxe superior vessels that accommodate as many as 38 guests, to traditional wooden gulets that accommodate as few as five guests.
 
Among Katarina Line’s larger, deluxe category vessels, whole-boat charters' prices range from approximately $36,490 to $64,750 for a 7-night cruise with a crew.  The vessels typically feature a crew of nine, with 18 to 19 air-conditioned and fully-equipped en-suite cabins.  Prices include seven buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches daily, complimentary tea, coffee, and water. They also include a Captain’s Dinner, as well as an olive oil and wine tasting demonstration on-board. The ships also feature amenities such as sundecks with deck-beds and hot tubs, plus low rear platforms for easy access to the sea, with numerous opportunities to swim in quiet, secluded coves.  For a supplemental fee, groups can add inland excursions, such as guided walking tours, wine tastings, and visits to the national park, with UNESCO’s Plitvice Lakes National Park a perennial favorite. 
 
“Katarina Line’s itineraries give travelers the chance to explore the stunning natural beauty of the islands of the Adriatic, as well as the small, coastal towns that are steep in mythology and history” said Hauptfeld.  “We depart from major destinations that include Opatija, Split, and Dubrovnik, with unique land and cruise programs that offer some of the most memorable and easiest ways to experience true Croatia.”
 
All prices are based on the current exchange rate for the Euro, departure dates, and selected options, and are subject to change. Smaller vessels may offer more pricing and cruise flexibility, and bookings are based on availability.  Gratuities, drinks from the bar, taxes, and fees are not included.
 
Worry-Free Booking
For cancellations due to pandemic restrictions or health issues connected directly to COVID-19, the deposit is refundable or can be used as a credit for a future cruise.  Contact Katarina Line for complete details and restrictions.
 
Strict Health and Safety Protocols
Katarina Line observes strict health and safety protocols, with frequent and regular cleaning of all common areas, as well as handrails, doorknobs, and light switches. Cabins are cleaned on a daily basis, with all surfaces thoroughly sanitized.
 
Travel to Croatia from the U.S.
Croatia is open to U.S. citizens throughout the COVID crisis. A negative PCR test (within 48 hours) is required for entry. There are currently no direct flights from the U.S., but airports in Zagreb, Split, and Dubrovnik offer daily connections from major European hubs. Katarina Line's cruise season runs from April through October.

About Katarina Line

Katarina is the premier small ship cruise company with a fleet of 60 ship 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 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 a unique opportunity to experience the true Croatia. The company enjoys an exceptional relationship with travel advisors, 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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