1,278 Dubrovnik Cruise Reviews

DUBROVNIK: Tranfer here is reasonable but taxi's are available.Walk the walls early as they get very busy.  Go up to the first street level on your left to eat a delicious lunch. Alternatively, stop half way around the walls and go ... Read More
DUBROVNIK: Tranfer here is reasonable but taxi's are available.Walk the walls early as they get very busy.  Go up to the first street level on your left to eat a delicious lunch. Alternatively, stop half way around the walls and go down to a cafe overlooking the sea!Breathtaking. Read Less
Sail Date June 2008
Our first full day was spent in Dubrovnik where we took the ship provided bus ($5 total pp) to Old Town and did a self-guided walking tour of the wall. When they let you off the bus, walk UP the street (uphill) slightly and look for a ... Read More
Our first full day was spent in Dubrovnik where we took the ship provided bus ($5 total pp) to Old Town and did a self-guided walking tour of the wall. When they let you off the bus, walk UP the street (uphill) slightly and look for a grocery about 500 feet from where they let you off that has a huge sign outside that says COKE. Just to the left of that, tucked into the corner next to a travel agency, is an ATM...get yourself some Kuna...just $20 worth...there are more ATMs if you need more, but this is the only one between you and the closest entrance to the walls. Sometimes they'll take euro or dollar, but don't count on it. Let me warn you...there are a bazillion steps on that wall! If you aren't at least passably fit, don't expect to get all the way thru it. But it is SO WORTH IT!!! The views of the ocean and the city are incredible! Later, down in old town, we had some wonderful ice cream and did some jewelry shopping, finding the prices MUCH better than Venice! Read Less
Sail Date November 2008
A gem of a city. Our ship did not use the tender as expected but docked in the port some distance from the city. Coaches were laid on at 6 euros return per person. Don't try and walk it as it is quite a long tread. Save you money as ... Read More
A gem of a city. Our ship did not use the tender as expected but docked in the port some distance from the city. Coaches were laid on at 6 euros return per person. Don't try and walk it as it is quite a long tread. Save you money as the city is very compact and easily done by yourself. Buy a guide or come prepared with downloaded information. You cannot get lost as it is a walled city. Shops, churches, squares, etc all so quaint and picturesque. Make sure you walk the city walls...........not too strenuous and afford marvellous views. Stop off for a coffee.........a city to be enjoyed! The trip back to the ship should have been better organised as it turned out to be more of a scrum! Te Costa staff were at hand but seemed to be useless not giving any information or instruction. Many of the Italians were very annoyed & vented their anger on the staff with public displays. Such a shame as with a little bit of forethought & planning it could have been avoided. Read Less
Sail Date November 2008
Dubrovnik was a beautiful little place I'd happily visit again. It was foggy when we arrived, but exploring this little town and its walls were just a delight. We had the best gelato here too! Don't bother doing a ship excursion ... Read More
Dubrovnik was a beautiful little place I'd happily visit again. It was foggy when we arrived, but exploring this little town and its walls were just a delight. We had the best gelato here too! Don't bother doing a ship excursion in this port- you really can just wander around on your own and see what you want to see. We followed the suggestion to enter the city walls on the opposite side near the aquarium, and that was probably the best tip we got on our whole trip! We walked around virtually by ourselves, until we got to the other side to come down. I couldn't believe the lines there just to get up onto the walls! Read Less
Sail Date March 2009
We took the ship's shuttle bus ($5/pp each way)to the old Walled City at 10:15am. Some folks walked, but I wouldn't recommend that, as there are lots of hills in between, and you should save your energy for walking the walls and ... Read More
We took the ship's shuttle bus ($5/pp each way)to the old Walled City at 10:15am. Some folks walked, but I wouldn't recommend that, as there are lots of hills in between, and you should save your energy for walking the walls and all the associated steps. The bus drops you off right in front of the Pile Gate. There is an admission charge for the walls (I think it was 8E/person) and they DID accept Euros. It was not necessary to convert money to the local currency, as I've read you had to do in the past. Bring water and sunscreen, it gets hot. We started off early in the morning, and walked the entire wall, snapping photos along the way. Keep your tickets, as there are check points by the various gates. Took about 1.25 hours, without the audio commentary that you can rent. We had read about the restaurant BUZA, with views over the ocean outside the wall, and spent some time finding it. Unfortunately, they don't serve lunch, only cold drinks (Follow the "COLD DRINKS" signs when wandering through the alleys to the gap in the wall and you're there!) The Stradun is the main street in the walled city, with lots of gelato shops and restaurants. The less expensive places are off the main street. We found the bargain of the week, a take-away tuna fish sandwich AND a piece of baklava for 4 Euros at Nico's Bakery. They also sell gelato, so we went back later for that! There wasn't much that interested us in way of shopping, so we left the old town and wandered up the main street and accessed the walking paths along the top of the cliff overlooking the ocean. Good place to sit and write postcards. Hopped back on the shuttle bus and were back on the ship by 3:10 pm. Read Less
Sail Date April 2009
Two years ago, visiting the Old Town in Dubrovnik was the highlight of our cruise. The people were friendly, the locals were walking with their children and having coffee, shopping at the little market, etc. This time, prices had increased ... Read More
Two years ago, visiting the Old Town in Dubrovnik was the highlight of our cruise. The people were friendly, the locals were walking with their children and having coffee, shopping at the little market, etc. This time, prices had increased a lot, locals were not in evidence, friendliness was limited, the market had a few touristy items, and the feel, or soul, seemed to have gone. Read Less
Sail Date April 2009
Dubrovnik, Croatia: Dubrovnik is easy walking round the old town although the walk round the old city walls is worthwhile but quite energetic.
Dubrovnik, Croatia: Dubrovnik is easy walking round the old town although the walk round the old city walls is worthwhile but quite energetic. Read Less
Sail Date April 2009
we just got off the ship and made our own way aroud.  Very interesting.  Just sat and had a bottle of wine and watched the world go by.
we just got off the ship and made our own way aroud.  Very interesting.  Just sat and had a bottle of wine and watched the world go by. Read Less
Sail Date May 2009
Dubrovnik is a great example of a Medieval Walled City. We took the Kayak tour around the outside of the city and then walked around on our own and had some lunch. Try the local beer it is great!. Also walk the wall...the views are ... Read More
Dubrovnik is a great example of a Medieval Walled City. We took the Kayak tour around the outside of the city and then walked around on our own and had some lunch. Try the local beer it is great!. Also walk the wall...the views are amazing! It was amazing to think that this city was almost destroyed due to the civil war a about 10 years ago. They did a great job of rebuilding it. Read Less
Sail Date May 2009
We walked the wall in Dubrovnik and then wandered in the old town area.  After enjoying ourselves, we went outside of the wall and found the fort and wandered there as well.  The Orhan Restaurant is at the base of the fort and had a very ... Read More
We walked the wall in Dubrovnik and then wandered in the old town area.  After enjoying ourselves, we went outside of the wall and found the fort and wandered there as well.  The Orhan Restaurant is at the base of the fort and had a very nice menu with a great view.  We were able to use euros in this port even though the official currency is the Croatian Kuna.  Taxi ride from the dock to the wall was 10 euros each way, we shared a cab into town.  One couple we spoke with said that one of the ice cream places would not take euros so they just went to another one.  Just ask before buying something if they will take euros or if they need kuna instead.Our next port was Kotor, Montenegro.  There a group of us hiked up to the fortress for a fabulous view.  After we returned to the old town we had a nice lunch and some beers.  Prices here were very reasonable, but many shops do close up at 1:00 for a couple of hours.  Shopping here was less touristy and more every day but there were still some souvenir shops. Read Less
Sail Date May 2009
A typical nice Mediterranean city with a nice Old Town. We just strolled on our own and found much to enjoy. However, it is relatively small, and we returned to the ship early. The water is clear and accessible in places for swimming. Old ... Read More
A typical nice Mediterranean city with a nice Old Town. We just strolled on our own and found much to enjoy. However, it is relatively small, and we returned to the ship early. The water is clear and accessible in places for swimming. Old Town is a distance from the port so prepare to buy a bus ride. Read Less
Sail Date May 2009
Morning tour to Cavtat was pleasing - but Dubrovnik itself was absolutely heaving with tourists.  The overall situation was not helped by a typical Adriatic thunderstorm with torrential rain.
Morning tour to Cavtat was pleasing - but Dubrovnik itself was absolutely heaving with tourists.  The overall situation was not helped by a typical Adriatic thunderstorm with torrential rain. Read Less
Sail Date June 2009
Also one of our favorite places. We really enjoyed going to a local restaurant and walking around in Cavtat. You do not need to buy Kunas as all places take Euros. The water is beautiful and clear but very cold.
Also one of our favorite places. We really enjoyed going to a local restaurant and walking around in Cavtat. You do not need to buy Kunas as all places take Euros. The water is beautiful and clear but very cold. Read Less
Sail Date June 2009
My husband said as we entered the walled city of Dubrovnik, 'well Disney must have been here', because it looked so much like a fairy tale, but of course has been there long before Walt was born!! Such a surprise port for us, ... Read More
My husband said as we entered the walled city of Dubrovnik, 'well Disney must have been here', because it looked so much like a fairy tale, but of course has been there long before Walt was born!! Such a surprise port for us, don't miss it, just beautiful. Had a ship excursion tour of Dubrovnik and a coastal town with really wonderful local people. I commented on a great looking dish at a table near ours at a lovely restaurant we visited by the water, and when I returned from the restroom, a small bowl was at my place, with a sampling! Read Less
Sail Date June 2009
The highlight of the trip.  We did not bother with the shuttle bus (not free by the way!) but wandered just beyond the port gates and got a taxi to the Old Town (10Euro) where we wandered around all the sights and enjoyed a superb meal at ... Read More
The highlight of the trip.  We did not bother with the shuttle bus (not free by the way!) but wandered just beyond the port gates and got a taxi to the Old Town (10Euro) where we wandered around all the sights and enjoyed a superb meal at a restaurant overlooking the marina. Read Less
Sail Date June 2009
The wall was beautiful to walk around the entire city. Again we had to take shuttle bus to get there. Wanted to go to Lokrum, or the beaches but it was rainy. Don't get much time at this port. 9am off the boat, 430pm last time to ... Read More
The wall was beautiful to walk around the entire city. Again we had to take shuttle bus to get there. Wanted to go to Lokrum, or the beaches but it was rainy. Don't get much time at this port. 9am off the boat, 430pm last time to board.   Read Less
Sail Date June 2009
Beautiful Port. Very hot. A tip, the steps around the wall were quite slippy, and very steep for the unfit to negotiate.Watch out for queue at entrance to walled city as this can become congested.
Beautiful Port. Very hot. A tip, the steps around the wall were quite slippy, and very steep for the unfit to negotiate.Watch out for queue at entrance to walled city as this can become congested. Read Less
Sail Date July 2009
Caught a local taxi just outside the cruise terminal (it was initially a bit confusing as to where to go with no help from HAL staff) and it cost just 10 euros per taxi, into Dubrovnik.We were dropped off just outside the Pile gate,which ... Read More
Caught a local taxi just outside the cruise terminal (it was initially a bit confusing as to where to go with no help from HAL staff) and it cost just 10 euros per taxi, into Dubrovnik.We were dropped off just outside the Pile gate,which meant we walked straight into the old city.My husband and i had been before so we recommended walking the city walls to our friends which was not expensive.This was lovely although it was extremely hot and there are quite a few steep steps,but the views are great. We then walked around the city itself before catching a taxi back to the ship(from outside the main gate).We had an enjoyable few hours which would have cost a lot more if we had done the same thing with HAL.One word of warning is that some of the shops inside the city walls charge tourists excessively,our friend needed a hat and ended up paying 22 euros for a flimsy straw hat,so be warned. Read Less
Sail Date July 2009
This port was amazing! We did the tour along the walls of the city and loved it but if you have trouble walking or are afraid of heights, I wouldn't recommend it. You can also skip an excursion and just tender into port and the main ... Read More
This port was amazing! We did the tour along the walls of the city and loved it but if you have trouble walking or are afraid of heights, I wouldn't recommend it. You can also skip an excursion and just tender into port and the main town is right there if you want to wander on your own. Read Less
Sail Date July 2009

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