MS Orion / Route R7

Category: Standard
Port of Rijeka - Kvarner Region
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Category: Standard
Max. 22 Persons
Free Wi-Fi

The great-grandfathers of Boris Koludrović, captain of the Orion, transported wine and other goods from Dalmatia to Trieste and Venice, using only the power of sails and oars. Boris’ father Ante was one of the pioneers of the today’s cruises. Boris learned to work in tourism business from his father, on the ship as well as on land. He absolved an apprenticeship as a chef and, spending many winters in Germany, he learned to speak German fluently. Thanks to his great knowledge and experience, he takes over multiple tasks on the Orion: host, guide, captain and chef – all at the same time, and even if he does not cook himself anymore, he always keeps a watchful eye over the pots and pans. After four years in central and southern Dalmatian waters, Boris returned to our port of embarkation in Rijeka for the 2019 season.

General data: Length 25.30 m, built in 1907, renovated in 1986. 22 beds in 11 cabins with washbasin.

Lower deck: 11 twin cabins with bunk beds. Air conditioning in the cabin alleyway.

Other: For shared use: 2 showers, 2 toilets with washbasin. Sun deck (80 m²) with 12 deck chairs, tables with benches on deck for 22 guests, saloon for 24 guests.

Our cruises are not suitable for persons with disabilities or reduced mobility.

Minimum number of participants: 12 persons

Further information about the minimum number of participants you will find here.



Year of construction: 1907

Reconstructed: 1986

Length over all (m): 25.30 m

Sun deck: 80 m2

WiFi Internet: Free


Twin / double cabins: 11

Triple cabins: 0

Single cabins: 0

Quadruple cabins: 0

Cabins with ensuite facilities: No

Air conditioning: No


Shower: 2

Toilet: 2

Impressions from the itinerary




It is not easy to set up routes at the desk that would turn out to be ideal for the entire season. Once an itinerary is advertised in the catalogue, the captain must follow it. Anyhow, our cruises among a thousand islands cannot be as precise as the Swiss Railways, but rather go hand in hand with nature. How can the obligation of a tour operator, who needs to describe the travel program in a catalogue, be reconciled with the experience that it is often best to decide spontaneously to stay in a sheltered bay to swim, or to moor in a small fishing village, the name of which never showed up in the printed program? Just leave it to the captain – spontaneously and without any obligation to adhere to the usual routes – to create his route, depending on the weather and to show his guests familiar sites, as well as hidden secrets outside these routes. This was the wish of our captains, who often tell us – “The happiest of our charter guests are those, with whom we discuss the program and the route together.”
In order to make this possible also for our guests who book their cruises individually, and not as part of a charter group, we have listened to the proposals of our guests and captains and offer special Captains’ Tours, following the motto – “Let’s trust the captain – he will put together an interesting route for us, because ultimately, he knows the sea and the Croatian islands best!”
Exclusive Captain's Route – the insider tip for individualists
The Captain's Route ex Rijeka:
* From 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, boarding time in the port of Rijeka.
* The port of embarkation for passengers arriving by plane depends on the flight schedule. With transfer booking via I.D. Riva Tours and flight arrival to Rijeka airport until 11:30 am, embarkation in the port of Rijeka is guaranteed. Passengers arriving later will be transferred to the first port of call for embarkation.
* The itinerary is not prescribed, but created by the captain in a flexible way. Considering weather and sea conditions, he will show you his favourite bays and places.
* At least two nights in sheltered coves and small fishing villages.
* A maximum of three nights in major towns, visited by the route R1, possibly not on the same days as other ships.
* Whenever possible, the group will avoid meeting groups from other boats and sharing overnight locations.
What's included…
* 8-day cruise according to the itinerary
* Half board (including dinner on embarkation day, and breakfast and lunch or dinner on the following days of your cruise)
* Welcome snack
* Captain's Dinner
* English and German speaking representatives during embarkation and disembarkation


Port of Rijeka - Kvarner Region

Port of Rijeka

Rijeka is the third largest city in Croatia and the largest and most important seaport of the country. Rijeka is just a few hours by car from central Europe – public transportation (bus and train) depart from several countries on a daily base. The airport is located 30 kilometres outside Rijeka on the island of Krk. The city centre is close to the harbour and offers fantastic shopping opportunities, plus a number of cultural monuments and many places of interest. There is plenty of evening entertainment along the harbour road, the “Riva”.

Sojourn tax and harbour fees are not included in the prices and must be paid upon embarkation on board. These are € 21 per person per week in 2019 and € 28 in 2020, for children up to 12 years € 10 resp. € 14.

Port of embarkation Dubrovnik: Sojourn tax and harbour fees per person and week are € 28 in 2019 and € 35 in 2020, for children up to 12 years € 14 resp. € 17.


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