Montenegro shares borders with the neighbouring countries of Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania. The local language here is Montenegrin, a Slavic language, although many people understand English.
The country’s landscape is rich and diverse, ranging from lakes, fast-flowing rivers and a wealth of sandy beaches along the Adriatic coast to rugged mountains, from which the country (meaning black mountain) takes its name.
Vacationers can look forward to a country steeped in folk culture and well-preserved ancient towns. Just one of these historic places is Kotor, one of the ports-of-call that MSC cruise ships visit.
Kotor lies on the Mediterranean Sea, along the country’s southwest coast and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Italian-influenced architecture from former Venetian rule has made Kotor into an elegant city which is married with medieval styles as the old district dates back to the 12th and 14th centuries.
One of Europe’s lesser-known countries, Montenegro is a hidden gem and is not visited by many cruise companies. Make the most of your vacation time here by participating in our excursion packages, which not only offer great deals but are a great way to quickly get a feel for this unique destination.
Bring back a lasting souvenir of your MSC cruise vacation in the form of local weavings or the excellent olive oil, which is produced here.