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We had hoped that Montenegro would be our final Mediterranean frontier. When we sailed on Swept Away, our Hallberg-Rassy 46, we skipped Montenegro's coast for its lack of cruising facilities. Alas, unlike anywhere else we've been, Montenegro requires an active captain's license. Art's license (with its very stringent US requirements) had lapsed, and no amount of begging got us anywhere with the Montenegran authorities. We went to Albania instead.

Map of MontenegroThis map is from the Lonely Planet web site, a fine source of travel information. Click here to learn more about traveling in Montenegro (it will appear in a new window.)

Cruising in Montenegro

Lonely Planet lists Montenegro as #2 on its list of Best in Travel 2013.

Click here to hear the national anthemClick on the flag to hear Montenegro's national anthem. To stop it, refresh the page.