We'll be catching a lovely cruise on the new Mama Marija next August for 8 days along the Croatian islands including Mljet, Korcula, Vis, Bol, Hvar, Trogir and Split! (.http://www.adventure-life.com/croatia/cruises/12331/dubrovnik-to-split)
Question 1: Anyone have experience with the fleet that's actually operated by a Croatia-based company called Ambassador Travel?
(The Mama Marija, Captain Bota, Splendid, Apolon, and Equator.)
Question 2: Before the cruise, we're thinking of the following for a week. We love natural beauty, both lakes and mountains. Do I have the right mix of timing/lodging?
Fly into Zagreb. Overnight Zagreb. Rent car.
Drive to Ljubljana. Overnight there.
Drive to Lake Bled. Two nights, allowing for Julian Alps loop.
Drive to Rovinj for overnight.
Drive to Plitvice Lakes for overnight.
Drive to Split for overnight.
Also, after disembarking in Dubrovnik, we're thinking 3 nights to do Bay of Kotor, Sarajevo and Mostar (via rental car). Is that enough time for a good sense of those sites?