Sail Croatia Review – Premier Ship
This past summer I flooded my Instagram with stunning photos from what has to be one of the best travel experiences in Europe, a Sail Croatia cruise.
While my friends back in New Zealand were working through winter (earning decent coin), I was soaking up the sun on a superyacht in the Adriatic sea (spending a lot of coin)…
It was bliss.
We sailed in the morning, went swimming off our boat, enjoyed incredible lunches, sunbathed in the afternoon and then docked at different island ports each evening. At night we’d head out for dinner and drinks before stumbling back to the boat before departure the next morning. A pretty luxurious routine, don’t you think?
A friend and I had booked a Split return Navigator cruise with Sail Croatia, onboard a Premier Ship (pictured above) which we booked after hearing horror stories about non-airconditioned ships (I know, #firstworldproblems).
Regardless of how we came to this decision, it was honestly such a bomb decision.
The Premier Ship really made this experience next level and so worth doing – it’s the only way I’d recommend sailing in Croatia.
The facilities on the ship were incredible. We saved a tiny bit of money by choosing a room below deck, and while we didn’t have the sea views that other rooms had (just two small portholes) the sheer size of our room sure made up for that. For a ship cabin, our room was huge! We had our own ensuite, an air-con unit in the room, plenty of space for getting changed – and best of all there were no bunks in sight!
(It’s one thing to sleep on a boat, but to sleep on bunk beds on a boat? No thanks.)
The Premier Ship also included WiFi throughout (although this was sometimes patchy), a rooftop deck equipped with sun loungers, a shady back deck dining area (much needed in the 30+ degree heat!), a built-in cocktail bar (expensive but oh-so-convenient) and a large comfortable dining room.
Because our ship was so big, it didn’t rock so much in rough weather, which was especially appreciated after a big night out…
Honestly, I can’t recommend this ship enough, especially after seeing the other ship types (the cheaper ones) many of them looked more like pirate ships than holiday yachts… horrendous. I’ve also heard stories about how the cheaper boats don’t have room locks and often become a target for thieves (…ours had locks).
There was another reason why we chose the Premier Ship, we thought that because it cost a little more than the type of crowd that it attracted would be slightly older. Sail Croatia even the advertise these boats as “perfect for young professionals and young at heart travellers” which was exactly what we were looking for.
Luckily for us, this was exactly what we got.
In a group of around 30 people, the median age was about 26 and they were all awesome.
Overall my experience with Sail Croatia was sensational!
It’s easily one of the best holidays I’ve ever had (and I’ve had some good ones!). The combination relaxing, swimming, dining and drinking was just perfect. It went far too fast and although I spent more money than I should have, I would do it again in a heartbeat – but only on a Premier Ship of course!
More on Sail Croatia: Why you need to go sailing in Croatia
Photo Credit – www.hardingphotographics.co.uk