Captain Davor Dubravica, of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, has sailed into his hometown of Rijeka for the first time on board flagship Bolette, during her maiden call to the city.

The ship’s guests, crew and Captain were welcomed into the city by the Rijeka Port Authority and local media during the 26-night scenic exploration of the Adriatic and Dalmatian coast cruise.

After starting his career with the cruise line in 2013 as Safety Officer, Captain Dubravica was later promoted to Chief Officer and in May of this year, was proudly promoted to Captain.

Captain Davor Dubravica, of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“Today is such a proud moment for me to be sailing our flagship Bolette on her maiden call in to my hometown of Rijeka for the first time as a Captain. I started my sea career 23 years ago as an 18-year-old deck cadet on a Croatian ferry departing from Rijeka and now, I am sailing Bolette into Rijeka as a Captain.

“This is a lifetime memorable event for me, and I would like to thank all my teams on board, shore side and the Rijeka Port Authority for making this possible. “

As part of Bolette’s Adriatic adventure, guests have also stopped at Fusina to experience Venice, as well as Koper in Slovenia. The rest of the voyage will see guests enjoy an itinerary including Neum in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kotor in Montenegro, Durres in Albania, Gibraltar and La Coruna, Spain, before returning to Southampton on 14th October.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ smaller ship Bolette, can accommodate up to 1,338 passengers and boasts a variety of on board experiences, dining venues, longue spaces and entertainment.

Captain Davor Dubravica being interviewed by local media


Bolette‘s 20-night T2423 ‘Exploring the Colourful Adriatic’ cruise departing from Liverpool on 30th September 2024.
Prices start from £2,999 per person.

  • Enjoy two days in Croatia and explore Diocletian’s Palace
  • Cruise along the fjord-like Bay of Kotor aboard Bolette
  • Visit Sicily, home to the still active volcano Mount Etna

Itinerary: Liverpool, England – Gibraltar, Gibraltar – Cruise by the Rock of Gibraltar – Catania, Sicily, Italy – Split, Croatia – Dubrovnik, Croatia – Kotor, Montenegro – Cruising Bay of Kotor, Montenegro – La Goulette, Tunisia – Cruise Cartagena Bay, Spain – Cartagena, Spain – Lisbon, Portugal – Cruise by Cristo Rei and Abril 25 Bridge, Portugal – Cruise Mouth of River Tagus, Belem Tower and Discovery Monument, Portugal – Liverpool, England
For more details, visit : Bolette‘s 20-night T2423 ‘Exploring the Colourful Adriatic’ cruise.