Our first Port of Call on this cruise was Dubrovnik, Croatia. After an amazing night with calm waters, as I mentioned previously, it was a very welcoming site indeed. Upon entering the area where the ship will dock, you come accross this amazing bridge and the actual sites while the ship is docking are amazing.
If you are not in a balcony cabin, please go up to the top deck and look out. Trust me, you will enjoy this quite a bit. And don’t be in too much of a rush to get off ship – all 2 or 3,000 people will want to do the same thing at the same time.
So, here’s my suggestions for this port:
1. You can take a nice long walk and take the cable car up to the top of the mountain. There are cabs if you do not want to walk. It’s really pretty but be prepared for lots of crowds. If you don’t go up there, I’m sure you will live and can see lots of other things in Dubrovnik.
2. After taking the cable car back down, and realizing we were sick of the crowds, we decided to venture back into the old city and went WAY OFF to the side and just walked around on our own. We discovered such a quaint lovely area and really fell involve with all the fun doorways. Eventually we were lead back down to the main street.
3. Once back near the main area, we found a really awesome ice cream shop, grabbed a scoop and just sat down. We then ventured further out into the old city and found the magical point at this port…
4. That magical point is: Cafe Buza. Please please please do yourself a favor and go there. We were at port later and this allowed us to get there in time to watch the sunset and it was AMAZING! The drinks are a bit pricey, but who cares you are on vacation. NOTE: they do NOT accept credit card but take ALL currency. Well, they date EURO, USD, and I’m sure other big ones.
So all in all, this was a fun port and you will see why for yourself. There’s lots to buy, see, and do and as I always say, TAKE YOUR TIME and enjoy!