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Explore Europe’s best-kept secrets on an Adriatic Cruise

Make your way along the coast on an Adriatic cruise and marvel at scenic beaches, Medieval castles, and many more hidden treasures in this captivating region of Europe. Experience vibrant, cosmopolitan communities, charming seaside villages, and a mix of cultures that includes Greek, Roman, Venetian, Slav, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian influences.

On your cruise to Europe, you’ll enjoy this lovely mélange in the area’s varied cuisine, architecture, and history. Spend balmy summer days on one of the sultry beaches along the Adriatic coastline or wine tasting in the countryside. Uncover the historic sites of the region and wander through captivating city centers. From Italy and Croatia to Slovenia and Montenegro, this region of Europe has a wealth of cultural gems waiting to be discovered.

Adriatic Cruise Highlights

Forts and Castles

Immerse yourself in the history of the Adriatic by visiting its castles, forts, cathedrals, and palaces. In Dubrovnik, walk along the winding Old City Walls that date back to the 10th century.  In Split, enter Diocletian’s Palace, where the ancient Roman emperor once escaped for rest and refuge. In Trieste, visit the Cathedral of San Giusto Martire, where you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of the Adriatic Sea. In Koper, stop by the 15th-century Praetorian Palace and admire its Venetian Gothic architecture. 

Sparkling Coasts

Discover the Adriatic’s chic and breathtaking coastlines, where sparkling blue water and gorgeous landscapes await. Find out why Dubrovnik is known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” after lounging on one of its pebble beaches and enjoying the view of the Elaphite Islands in the distance. Head to the town of Opatija near Rijeka, a secluded hilltop village that was once a holiday escape for Lord Byron and Isadora Duncan. Spend a sunny day in the Slovene Riviera, where you can enjoy 30 miles of scenic towns and seaside restaurants with the freshest seafood.

Culinary Delights

Treat your taste buds to new flavors and ingredients during your cruise around the Adriatic. Take a cooking lesson in Rijeka, the heart of Croatia’s avant-garde culinary scene. Go wine tasting in the Split or explore the vineyards near Koper. In Trieste, enjoy Italian staples along with dishes that feature the strong Austrian-Hungarian influence in the city’s cuisine.

Featured Ports

Trieste, Italy

Hidden in the northeastern tip of the Italian peninsula, Trieste is a unique port city with a vibrant mix of cultures seen throughout its architecture, dialect, and cuisine. Spend some time walking around the Piazza Unita d’Italia, the largest sea-facing square in all of Europe. Visit the Castello di Miramare, once the home of an Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg. Relax at La Diga, a waterfront harbor, where you can lay under the sun, eat a gelato, or go bar-hopping by the beach.

Kotor, Montenegro

Nestled between the Bay of Kotor and the mountains of Mt. Lovcen, Kotor is a charming harbor town with lovely landscapes and dramatic architecture. Explore the Old Town, where medieval buildings, cafes, and shops line every corner. Step into the quirky Cats Museum, which is full of all things feline. Jump into a kayak and paddle your way through the sea, or take a break at one of the town’s private beaches and swim in the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Between Italy and Montenegro, you’ll find the spectacular city of Dubrovnik, a heavenly coastal escape in Croatia that has risen to the top of many travelers’ bucket lists. Walk around the historic Old City Walls, where you’ll see unparalleled views of Dubrovnik’s red-bricked buildings and shimmering sea. Explore the area’s forts and castles, many of which served as backdrops for an immensely popular TV show. Bike around the seaside village of Molunat, an area famous for its golden sand beaches. 

Adriatic Cruise Itineraries

On a cruise to the Adriatic Sea with Celebrity Cruises, choose from 7- to 13-night itineraries that depart from Barcelona, Rome, and Venice. Cruise between May to October and visit ports of call such as Dubrovnik, Split, Trieste, Kotor, and Koper.

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Why Sail to the Adriatic with Celebrity

Discover the beauty of the Mediterranean on an Adriatic Sea cruise with Celebrity, which has been voted the best cruise line in Europe for 10 years in a row. You’ll sail to picturesque towns and popular ports in complete luxury while enjoying world-class service onboard. Sign up for shore excursions and spend your days learning about the area’s rich history, sampling its unique cuisine, and relaxing on the Adriatic Coast’s famous beaches. 


Once you’re back on board, unwind at the indoor solarium, book a massage at The Spa, or unwind on your own private veranda and breathe in the fresh ocean breeze. At night, savor global cuisine at any of our restaurants and cap off the evening with a drink at one of our lively lounges, where you can listen to live music or dance under the stars.

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