arrowFind fun tours & activities in Croatia!

FOLLOW! Follow on Instagram Pinterest buttonTwitter button Facebook button

Croatia Traveller logo

On-board Jadrolinija

Cabin on the Marco Polo
Interior 2-bed cabin with shower/wc

Jadrolinija lounge area
Lounge area on a Jadrolinija international ferry

Marco Polo restaurant
Dining room on the "Marco Polo" ferry

Find Hotels in Croatia
Destination:
Arrival:
Departure:
Low Price Guarantee!

Currency Calculator
 

For a half-hour ferry ride (i.e. Drvenik to Sucuraj on Hvar Island) Jadrolinija's on-board comforts probably won't matter much but for an overnight on the Ancona-Split ferry you might want to know what to expect. Even some local ferry routes can be quite lengthy (i.e. the 6 1/4 hour ferry ordeal from Mali Losinj to Zadar). Here are some considerations:

Accessibility

International Ferries

All international ferries have elevators leading from the car deck to the passenger deck.

Local Ferries

Most local car ferries have an elevator or escalator from the car deck. Ferries on short, half-hour shuttles generally do not have an elevator or escalator.

Toilets

All Jadrolinija ferries have on-board Western-style toilets.

Sleeping

All overnight international and coastal Jadrolinija ferries offer sleeping arrangements.

Deck Class

The cheapest category is deck class. No, it does not mean you'll be sleeping outdoors! It means that you will be relegated to the lounge, bar or other public area. The floors are carpeted and you may spread out a foam or inflatable mattress. There's also banquette seating, chairs and a limited number of rather comfortable sofas.

Reclining Seat

This is available on international routes. It's airline style seating and somewhat quieter than deck class.

Couchettes

This is similar to train couchettes and is available on coastal and international routes. You get a mattress in a 2 to 4 berth cabin and use public facilities.

Cabins

These range in comfort from an included sink in an interior 2 to 4-bed cabin to an exterior cabin with toilet, shower, minibar and TV. Not all classes are available on all boats. For example, the "Zadar" which connects Ancona and Zadar only has two-bed cabins. The price of a cabin includes breakfast on overnight sailings. In addition to bed linen, there are towels and soap.

Eating

International Ferries

In addition to a snack bar, all international ferries have dining rooms where mains cost anywhere from 37Kn to 55Kn. Not all items listed on the menu are necessarily available and those that are, are indifferently prepared. The dining rooms are open set hours for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Local Ferries

Local ferries have snack bars that offer hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and pastries but no hot food.

Air-Conditioning

The interior public areas of all Jadrolinija boats are air-conditioned.

Entertainment

International ferries have a play area for children and a TV room for adults (only Croatian stations). The pride of the fleet is the Marco Polo with five decks, an outdoor aperitif deck, duty-free shopping and a tiny disco. The Marco Polo shares the coastal route and the Dubrovnik to Bari route with the Liburnija.

Smoking

All public indoor areas on Jadrolinija boats are non-smoking.

Promptness

Unless the weather turns nasty, you can count on prompt arrivals and departures on all Jadrolinija boats.

Further Information

To find out more about the amenities on your boat, it's best to call Jadrolinija directly at (tel 051-666 111). Pictures of the boats are on the Croatian portion of the Jadrolinija site.

Croatia Ferries--News

Essential Ferry News 2019
This year several new ferry lines make it easier to stay boat-bound and get around Croatia. Are you flying into Split airport? There are many ways to get to Split from the airport but one of the most pleasant is to take a new passenger ferry that will whisk you into town in 20 minutes. The service is handled by Catamaran Line and runs from 15 May to 15 September. For those looking for an easy connection to the nearby islands of Brac, Hvar or Korcula, this ferry is particularly useful as you’ll be right at the port. Schedules and Continue reading →  More.
10 New Things in Croatia for 2019
From new flights, ferries and hotels to better crowd control in Croatia's most popular destinations, here's what you need to know in 2019.  More.
New Ferry From Split to the Islands
Krilo EclipseDay trips from Split to Croatia's most beautiful islands are now easier than ever. A brand new passenger ferry service is scheduled to start in mid-June and run until mid-September.  More.
It’s Back! Island-Hopping Ferry Officially Returns
Krilo CatamaranKrilo company just confirmed that the popular Split-Milna-Hvar-Korcula-Hvar-Mljet passenger ferry will start on  More.

Subscribe to Croatia Ferries--News by Email

Recommended Tours

More from Croatia Traveller

My Favorite Travel Accessories

Sign up to our newsletter for the latest Croatia travel updates
and a FREE Language Guide

Language Guide

 

Questions? Comments?

comments powered by Disqus  


Back to Top

©CroatiaTraveller 2005-2019 All rights reserved