A precious jewel in the Adriatic Sea

Dubrovnik exceptional form of the city and its walls

The Blue Grotto, a gem of infinite beauty

The Rector's Palace

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A precious jewel in the Adriatic Sea

Your dream vacation will begin with an MSC Cruise that will take you through a sea with shades of magnificent green and turquoise, secluded bays embedded in rocks and a past that has shaped this land transforming it into a work of art.

An MSC Mediterranean cruise will let you discover the modern Dubrovnik, a splendid for-tified city on the Adriatic Sea, once the capital of the powerful maritime republic of Ragu-sa and now the most exclusive destination in Croatia. The sunny but mild climate en-hances the appeal of this UNESCO World Heritage city.
One of the MSC Excursions will guide you to visit Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, surrounded by medieval-looking fortifications built between the 10th and 17th century, 25 m in height and almost 2 km in length. These walls preserve a so-phisticated old town-centre, with renovated pedestrian streets packed with elegant aristo-cratic manors and baroque churches.

One of the many treasures of Dubrovnik is located on the island of Biševo. An MSC Ex-cursion will take you to Betina beach, a small shore with caves also affording stunning views of the old city walls. With another MSC Excursion you will also visit a real gem: Mo-dra špilja, also known as the Blue Grotto, a natural treasure of immense beauty. A super-natural silver-blue glow enhances this small treasure chest, resulting from the sunlight coming from a secondary opening that breaches through the water and then reflects from the bottom to the cave.  

Your MSC Excursion includes a visit to the Rector's Palace, built at the end of the 15th century for the prince who ruled Dubrovnik. Much of the palace is in a Gothic style in which combines Renaissance and Baroque elements. Today this splendid architectural jewel has been transformed into a museum with carefully renovated rooms, plenty of por-traits, coats of arms and coins from Ragusa's glorious past.

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    Nature and glamour
    Nature and glamour

    A Mediterranean cruise to Croatia shows you a country blessed with a wealth of natural riches, boasting almost 2000 km of rocky, indented shore and more than a thousand islands, many blanketed in luxuriant vegetation.

    An holiday to Croatia offers a lot of urbane glamour too with yacht-filled harbours and cocktail bars aplenty – especially in à-la-mode destinations such as Dubrovnik and Hvar. At the northern end of Croatia’s lengthy stretch of coastline, the peninsula of Istria contains many of the country’s most developed resorts, along with old Venetian towns like Poreč and Rovinj, and the raffish port of Pula, home to some impressive Roman remains. The island-scattered Kvarner Gulf, immediately south of Istria, is presided over by the city of Rijeka, a hard-edged port city with an energetic cultural life.

    Beyond the Kvarner Gulf lies Dalmatia, a dramatic, mountain-fringed stretch of coastline studded with islands. Northern Dalmatia’s main city is Zadar, whose busy central alleys are crammed with medieval churches. Croatia’s second city, Split, is southern Dalmatia’s main town, a vibrant and chaotic port with an ancient centre moulded around the palace of the Roman emperor, Diocletian.