"When it comes to Dubrovnik Croatia, all cruisers agree on two things... first, Dubrovnik far exceeded their expectations and second, they know they have to come back one day!"
Visiting Dubrovnik always tends to create a lot of hype onboard every Mediterranean cruise ship!
Many Mediterranean cruisers on ships that call to Dubrovnik Croatia have ancestors that came from one of the ex-Yugoslav countries, and are eager to visit the area and the city they’ve been hearing about since they were little kids.
Some know of Dubrovnik through CNN reports when the city was shelled during the war.
Whilst others have simply heard of the city being “The Pearl of the Adriatic”, and one of the top world vacation destinations of this decade.
Recently, The Game of Thrones aficionados know it as the main filming location for King's Landing. They actually come here eager to visit all the spots the scenes have been filmed on with one of the Game of Thrones tours.
And then, sadly, there are those who are very much lost in time and space. Not sure where Dubrovnik is, they think that the best souvenir to get in Dubrovnik Croatia is a Russian matrioshka doll! :)
No matter what the reason might be for visiting Dubrovnik, and what kind of background knowledge they have of it, all cruisers agree on two things when back onboard their ship. First, Dubrovnik far exceeded their expectations and second, they know they have to come back one day!
But before we tell you what to see and do when you get to the Old Town of Dubrovnik, which is where you want to go if this is your first ever visit to the city, we’ll also tell you some important things to keep in mind before you get off your cruise ship.
First of all, we recommend you plan the way of getting to Dubrovnik Old town from the cruise ship. How to get to Dubrovnik from cruise ship? There's many options so chose the one that suits you best.
Dubrovnik really is one of the most charming places on earth and has that same eternal beauty that is so characteristic of the whole coast of Dalmatia.
It’s a beauty that never goes out of fashion, and equally appeals to all age groups…
Their parents will love some power sightseeing, discovering Dubrovnik’s exciting history, and doing a bit of shopping.
Grandparents will enjoy taking long breaks in one of the numerous cafes, flipping through the newspapers and people watching.
And oh, we haven’t mentioned that Dubrovnik Croatia is one of the most romantic cities in Europe too! Did you know that people come from all over the world to propose or get married on the Dubrovnik Old town walls?
Besides the walls that are perfect for hand in hand strolling and taking amazing Dubrovnik photos… here at Mediterranean Cruise Ports Easy, we will reveal a few other spots where you might want to spend a few moments with your loved one, away from the crowds.
As the bus descends towards the city surrounded with thick medieval walls… everyone on the bus gasps at once: “wooow!” And that’s only seeing it from the outside!
Dubrovnik really will “wow” you in many ways…
Most cruise passengers will first visually experience Dubrovnik through the window of the shuttle bus that will take them from the Dubrovnik port to the drop off point by Pile gate.
Whether it’s viewing the walls and fortresses from the outside, walking the walls and admiring the red roofs of Dubrovnik Croatia from above, strolling the narrow cobblestone streets, sightseeing its churches and museums and other Dubrovnik attractions, admiring its palaces, sipping on your cappuccino (the best in Europe after the Italian one), experiencing the colourful green market, taking a boat ride to the nearby island of Lokrum, shopping for souvenirs or having fresh fish or oysters for lunch…
It is very likely this city will grow on you and you will be returning back to the ship happy and content but with a heavy heart and a big sigh… “Aaaahh, we simply have to come back!” :)
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16. Messina Sicily
17. Pisa Train
18. Visiting Pompeii
19. Pompeii forum
20. Port of Piraeus
22. Venice vaporetto
23. Venice water bus
24. Livorno map
25. Getting to Zadar
27. Walk Venice
28. Mykonos beach
30. Pomepii homes