Even the most jaded of travellers cannot fail to be won over by the beauty of the Adriatic Coast. The sea is an intense blue and the islands are amazingly picturesque. Mountains sweep down to the sea, islands lace the coast creating endless inviting waterways and channels and on shore there are great historic villages, towns and cities. Whilst Croatia itself is no longer a secret, this unique cruise steers clear of the well-trodden tourist trail and instead heads to some of the quieter spots and out-of-the way beaches and islands which the Croats themselves escape to; places where you can wander the streets away from crowds and where nightlife means a nightcap by the harbour. As we make our way along the coast we will witness a range of scenic delights from the world-famous Kornati islands to Mljet where we explore the National Park including its beautiful lakes, and the delightful islands of Rab, Hvar and Korcula. In addition to our included guided excursions, we have allowed ample time at leisure and there will also be opportunities to swim from the ship as we call into secluded bays and hidden coves and, taking advantage of our central moorings, to dine ashore and experience the atmospheric ports in their evening splendour.