The Adriatic Coast

The waters of the Adriatic Sea provide access to some of Europe’s most exciting ports

Embark on an adventure along the Adriatic coast on an Adriatic cruise and explore the beautiful destinations of Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, and Greece.
Rocky cliffs, picturesque beaches and fishing ports that have been trading for centuries, the Adriatic Sea is surrounded by Italy on the west and Croatia to the east. Cruise from the Gulf of Venice, along the Dalmatian coast, and island hop in Croatia, as verdant shorelines border crystalline waters and communities thrive just as they have since antiquity. Join us onboard our spectacular new superyachts, Emerald Azzurra & Emerald Sakara.

Why visit The Adriatic Coast...

  • Adventure
    Explore the 13th-century walls and hilltop fortress of the port town of Hvar. Discover the fairytale-like Montenegrin town of Kotor located in a bay near the cliffs of Mt. Lovćen.
  • Stunning Coastline
    Wander the seafront promenade of Krk Town, marvelling at the glistening waters. Delight in the plentiful beaches and quiet coves that line the southern coast of Korčula.
  • History
    Explore the ancient city of Butrint, once inhabited by Greek and Roman Colonies. Visit the Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO - recognised monument of Split.
  • Natural Beauty
    From the dense pine forests and plentiful beaches of Korčula to the ‘Golden Island’ of Krk one of Croatia's hidden gems.

Featured Cruises

Cruise for longer on an Epic Voyage

If you’re looking to extend your adventure, we’ve created a collection of combination cruises, consisting of two itineraries combined to complement one another. Combine two cruises to discover the beauty of the Adriatic coastline. 

Why travel to the Adriatic Coast with Emerald Cruises

We’ve included everything you need to get the most out of your cruise, so you can rest assured that we have everything covered. From gratuities and transfers to delicious on board dining with complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner, our inclusive promise ensures complete peace-of-mind.

✔ Airport transfers to and from your yacht
✔ Complimentary water, restocked daily
✔ Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board
✔ First-class service from an English-speaking crew
✔ Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner       
✔ Included excursions with knowledgeable local guides
✔ Snacks by the pool are included
✔ Complimentary Wi-Fi
✔ State-of-the-art coffee machines and tea stations
✔ All port charges and taxes

PLUS all gratuities on board are taken care of

Destinations to visit on an Adriatic Cruise

The Adriatic coast is one of the most popular attractions of the Mediterranean region and home to alluring beaches and luminous waves of the Adriatic sea.
The warm subtropical climate makes it an ideal tourist destination and a source for a rich variety of vegetation. The fruits and vegetables grown here on the often fertile hinterland along with the bounty of fish and seafood are pivotal to the distinct cuisine of the Adriatic region. One such variety of grapes that are grown in the large vineyards here cultivate the region's popular wine and contribute to the wine culture. 

The Adriatic sea cruise from Venice to Athens starts from the Gulf of Venice in Italy and sails through the Adriatic sea along the Dalmatian Coast and the islands of Croatia to reach Dubrovnik. As you enjoy cruising the crystalline waters and verdant shorelines of the Dalmatian coast region, the yacht further sails through to the picturesque destinations of Montenegro, Albania, and the Greek Islands before concluding at the ancient city of Athens in Greece.

The cruise includes shore excursions to islands and beaches along the Adriatic coast, walking tours of cities, indulging in the local cuisine and culture, river rafting, and other activities. Read more about the destinations and inclusions.
Aerial View of Walls of Dubrovnik, Scenic Tours to Croatia


Dubrovnik is a port city located in the southern tip of Croatia. It's a prominent tourist attraction on the Adriatic sea and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This destination in the Adriatic region is a spectacle in itself which is known for its medieval architecture, ancient forts, and castles.
As the cruise approaches Dubrovnik, the guests get to witness the city’s vast, spectacular medieval walls appearing the same today as they did 700 years ago.
The cruise halts at Dubrovnik's seaport on the coast of Croatia from where, a warren of cobbled streets leads to the captivating Old Town brimming with Baroque palaces and ancient stone houses, all topped with perennial terracotta tiles.

Explore the city's many ancient landmarks or visit the beach to enjoy the warm waters. Marvel at Rector’s Palace, St Saviour Church, and Dubrovnik Cathedral, and later, take a guided hike to the ramparts of Lovrijenac, the city’s iconic clifftop castle.

Walk along the centuries-old, excellently preserved stone walls for a truly extraordinary view of the city. There’s also time for a ride on Dubrovnik’s beloved cable car – a trip that promises one of Europe’s best coastal views.


Hvar, Croatia

Hvar & Korčula

The next stop on our Adriatic Adventure as we cruise through the Dalmatian coast is in the beautiful islands of Croatia.
Hvar: The port town of Hvar is popular not only for its glorious beaches and 13th Century walls but has so much to explore including the hilltop fortress which is lit up with a stunning golden glow at night, and the main square with its Renaissance-era Hvar Cathedral.

Korčula: Korčula is one of the larger islands at around 20 miles long and almost 5 miles wide and is famous for its dense pine forests. The stunning Korčula Town is known locally as ‘little Dubrovnik’, due to its familiar-looking medieval squares and churches, whilst the plentiful sandy beaches and quiet coves that line the southern coast are simply delightful.
Venice, Italy


Venice is a city in the northwestern part of Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is fondly known as the "City of Water" and is unique for being built upon 118 islands divided by hundreds of canals.
The Adriatic adventure starts from the Gulf of Venice in Italy as we cruise through the Adriatic sea along the coast. 
Venice is considered to be one of the most romantic cities in the world with its historical canals, grand churches, and winding streets. You’ll hear the serenading songs of the gondoliers and be allured by the soft aroma of freshly baked pizzas wafting through the air.

As part of the cruise extension, visit the St. Mark’s Basilica, take a walking tour along the Ponte di Rialto and relax on the Venice Lido.

Along with the city tour, you can delve into the artistry and opulence of this one-of-a-kind city by admiring the marble palaces of Palazzo Ducale, and discover the beauty of Venetian masterpieces in the Gallerie dell’Accademia.

Venice is famed for its culinary excellence from its traditional seafood pasta dishes to the finest wines of the Mediterranean region made in the surrounding vineyards of Veneto. Our guests also love to indulge in the local Italian delicacies.

Sarandë, Albania

Another UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in the Adriatic region, the city of Sarandë in Albania was once inhabited by the Greek and Roman Colonies making it just the perfect place to explore.
The walls and ruins are located within a wonderful natural setting and are part of the large Butrint national park, dating back an estimated 2,500 years.

Superyacht Cruising Experience

Reaching an impressive 110 metres in length, our spectacular new superyachts, Emerald Azzurra & Emerald Sakara, will exceed your yacht cruising expectations. And with an intimate 100 guests on board, there's an abundance of space throughout.
Discover a secluded spot to read a book, enjoy unimpeded views of the unspoilt landscapes, take a relaxing dip in the infinity-style pool, or arrange to meet fellow guests at one of our comfortable meeting spots. 
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