Croatia’s hot spots are overflowing with cruise ship passengers but there is a more sustainable way to see the Dalmatian coast – on a 31-passenger vessel that can put in to smaller ports off the big-boat radar
Top 10 small-scale cruises worldwide
‘And now,” said the old man with the moustache and the guitar, “Rod Stewart, Sailing. Together, please!”
The welcoming committee was waiting on the quayside as our ship drew in. Behind the musicians – at this point battling bravely through John Denver’s Take me home, country roads on the accordion – a small crowd had started to gather. Kids stopped their bicycles to stare and a group of old ladies made themselves comfortable on a bench to watch us disembark. It’s not every day that tourists come to Opuzen.