after cruising through the evening, overnight and a into a new morning down and across the adriatic sea, we arrived put down anchor at dubrovnik. we got to spend about six hours on land exploring, and we decided this was our favourite spot for sure at the end of the cruise.
all four of us were completely blown away by the amazingly well-preserved medieval walled old city perched right on the sparkly, clear blue sea. we absolutely loved wandering the perfectly charming narrow, steep, cobblestoned streets and seeing the pretty harbor. when our tour guide gave us free time, we went straight up an ancient staircase to walk around the entire city wall. the sweeping views of brilliant orange rooftops, lovely steeples and bell towers, and the azure water were delicious. seriously such a stunning, dazzling place. this quick stop in croatia made the boy and i really want to return for some more of the dalmatian coast before too long!
^^ it was always so fun to be on the front deck of the ship during arrival! these views got us pretty excited about dubrovnik from the get-go. ^^
^^ you’ll notice our little belt clipped receivers and headphones in pictures from each port. it was great to learn a bit about each place from local tour guides, and it was nice to be able to wander just a little while being informed. ^^
^^ the harbor is so dreamy, right?! ^^
^^ views down narrow alleys and through fortress “windows” of distant cruise boats! ^^
^^ ten points if you can spot me in this picture…! ^^
^^ i’m in this one too! ^^
^^ look at that clear aquamarine water! it was sooooooo hot – we seriously almost jumped in the sea in our clothes. it looked so refreshing and inviting! ^^
^^ some swimmers. really do wish we could have joined them, but by the time we got around the wall it was nearly time to book it back to the ship! ^^