Adriatic one way cruise from Split to Dubrovnik with M/S Splendid

UP TO 20% DISCOUNT FOR BOOKINGS MADE UNTIL 1.12.2019.

ITINERARY

DAY 1 • SATURDAY SPLIT (D)

Our boat M/S SPLENDID will wait for you docked in Split harbor during the day. If you arrive early, you can leave luggage onboard but unfortunately you cannot enter your cabin before 1pm. Welcome meeting will be held onboard at 7pm followed by dinner at 7:30pm. If you cannot make it until 7:30pm, dinner will wait for you no matter time you come onboard. Overnight in Split.

DAY 2 • SUNDAY SPLIT – OMIŠ – PUČIŠĆA (BRAČ ISLAND) (B, L)

After breakfast, we will join our English-speaking guide for a visit to most important sights in Split. Split is UNESCO World Heritage Site List, second largest city in Croatia and the seat of the Split-Dalmatia County.  At 12 pm, we will sail towards Omiš. Omiš is located at the delta of Cetina River and is mostly famous for being a stronghold for pirates throughout the entire 12th and 13th century. Fortress Mirabela served as lookout for rich merchant ships who were sailing through channel of Brač and when spotted they could not get away easily. As we continue our cruise across the Brač Channel, lunch will be served onboard. Our next stop is Pučišća, biggest village on the island of Brač. Pučišća are widely known for its beautiful bay and limestone from local quarries. Pučišća quarry used to be exploited by Roman and after closed until 1455 when reopened again. This stone was used to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC and Vienna Parliament. Only Croatian Stonemasonry School is situated in Pučišća. We will spend a night in this town and you will have opportunity to check local souvenir shops for amazing stone souvenirs.

DAY 3 • MONDAY PUČIŠĆA – BOL – HVAR (B, L)

In the morning, we will head towards island of Brač and town of Bol. One of the finest European beaches, Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) is part of almost every video about beauties of Croatia. Beach is unique because its peak changes direction, depending on the wind. If weather permits, we will take a swim or take a walk around this idyllic Dalmatian town. Afterwards we will embark and sail towards island of Hvar. Lunch will be served onboard. Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island is one of the most popular Croatian and European tourist destinations. Hvar is generous host to nautical tourists, international jet set, international DJs and many others. English speaking guide will walk us through the town and show us most important sights. We will learn how Hvar offers a range of options how to spend your time here, weather dining in famously good restaurants, partying in worldwide summer clubs or enjoying Mediterranean spirit. We will spend evening and night here so all you have to do is choose.

DAY 4 • TUESDAY HVAR-BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE – VIS (B, L)

Next stop on our itinerary is a morning cruise towards island of Biševo. Island is full of caves, but most popular is Blue Cave. Blue Cave has two entrances, smaller one through which boat can pass and bigger one under sea level. Sunbeams usually penetrate through bigger entrance and color the cave in blue and silver creating a stunning natural phenomenon. Sometimes, weather and high waves prevent entrance to Blue Cave and therefore we have alternative how to spend our day. Island of Vis is unique thanks to its beautiful beaches, unspoilt nature and ecological agriculture. Its strategic location served as a military zone for a long time. We will spend the night in Vis and you can walk its streets and feel the soul of true Dalmatian town.

DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY VIS – KORČULA (B, L)

Next day brings us journey to Island of Korčula and town that bears same name. English speaking guide will do Korčula City tour and introduce you to Moreška, sword dance from Korčula and explorers’ Marko Polo birth house. Rest of the evening is free to enjoy. We recommend dining at one of the local restaurants. We will spend night here.

DAY 6 • THURSDAY KORČULA – NATIONAL PARK MLJET (B, L)

In the morning, we will continue our journey to Croatian Greenest Island, Mljet. We will stop to take a swim in one of many bays and have lunch onboard. Entrance fee to National park is not included, but we still recommend visit, because lakes are not to miss. Great and Small lake are natural phenomenon (they have salty water) and small isle in of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century is not to be missed. Enjoy taking a swim in the heart of pristine Natural Park. Evening is free. We will spend the night in Mljet.

DAY 7 • FRIDAY NATIONAL PARK MLJET – DUBROVNIK (B, L)

In the morning, we will visit Dubrovnik and discover why people call it pearl of Adriatic. English speaking guide and coach will wait for us at the docks and take us sightseeing. Guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik.  However, you will still have time on your own to explore Dubrovnik and we recommend visit to famous City Walls or Mount Srđ. We will spend night in Dubrovnik.

DAY 8 • SATURDAY DUBROVNIK (B)

After breakfast, will say goodbye and we hope you will bring many good memories with you.

Itineray

DAY 1 • SATURDAY SPLIT

M/S SPLENDID will be docked in Split harbour where you can board during the entire day.  Join the welcome meeting at 7:00 p.m. where our cruise director will introduce you to the captain, crew and your future fellow passengers, with whom you will spend a week on board.

Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.

The embarkation will be possible throughout the day. Passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. However, they can leave luggage on board. Captain will wait for all the passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with a dinner.

Overnight in Split, (D)

 

DAY 2 • SUNDAY SPLIT – OMIŠ – PUČIŠĆA ( BRAČ ISLAND)

Our English speaking guide will do the morning Split City tour and walk us through the historical Diocletian’s Palace.

The second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split- Dalmatia County, Split boasts 1700 years of history. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.  City’s historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace.

At 12:00 we’ll start our cruise to Omiš. An ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches, Omiš is located at the delta of Cetina River with its wonderful beaches. For centuries, Omiš was for a stronghold of famous pirates,  a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength in the long historical fight against The Republic of Venice.

Lunch will be served on board while we continues our cruise across the Brač Channel, all the way to Pučišća, the biggest village on the island of Brač. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Dalmatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišća. Its spectacular irregularity of steep-sided natural harbour, authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience are simply unforgettable. The fjord-like inlet of Pučišća meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills, joining the bay’s quiet and beautiful waters. Pučišća quarry was exploited by Romans in the antiquity, after which it was abandoned until the reopening in 1455. Stone from Pučišća quarry was used to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, Vienna Parliament and many other famous buildings around the world.

Pučišća is also home to the only Croatian Stonemasonry school. Its students carve sculptures from Brač limestone, applying traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries.

We’ll spend a night in this very quiet town. Enjoy the nightfall, as it  unifies the distinct features of Pučišća that have intrigued us so much in daylight.

Overnight in Pučišća, (B,L)

 

DAY 3 • MONDAY PUČIŠĆA – BOL – HVAR

We’ll start our day with a morning departure towards Bol known for having one of the finest European beaches, called  Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape).  As we stop in Bol, you can relax in this charming Dalmatian town. Have a walk, a cup of coffee or a swim, until lunch is served on board.  After lunch we shall continue cruising along  many idyllic coves and bays towards Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island. Hvar is one of the most popular and attractive Croatian tourist destinations and a meeting point of the international jet set.

Upon your evening arrival in Hvara local English speaking guide will walk you through the town, introducing you to the island’s way of life, its rich history and culture. You’ll learn how lavender was traditionally farmed on Hvar, for many centuries.  Afterwards, you’ll be free to enjoy your evening in Hvar, to explore and dine in one of its numerous family owned restaurants or taverns.

Overnight in Hvar Historical Town, (B,L)

 

DAY 4 • TUESDAY HVAR-BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE – VIS

We’ll start our day with a morning cruise towards Island of  Biševo  and its Blue Cave. Originally, the entrance to Blue Cave was located below sea level, which required visitors to dive deeply in order to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. Sunbeams penetrating through the cave’s submarine opening get reflected from the white bottom floor, colouring the cave aquamarine and objects in the water silver, creating a truly stunning and magical natural phenomenon.

However, sometimes high waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit. For this reason, entrance fees are paid on the spot – if we ‘all lucky enough to visit the cave! Afterwards we’ll dock in Vis and have lunch.

Vis is truly unique in comparison to other Adriatic islands. Due to its strategic location on the open sea it served as a military zone for a long time, for which reason it was untouched by the usual tourist development.

Beautiful beaches, unspoilt nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture make up the advantages of this unique Croatian island.  You will have evening free in Vis, to explore and dine in one of its family run taverns.

Overnight in Vis Town, (B,L)

 

DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY VIS – KORČULA

We’ll start our day with a morning departure towards the Island of Korčula, with a swim stop and lunch en route.  In the afternoon, we’ll arrive to the Korčula Town, on the Island of Korčula. This town is known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, one of the most famous world explorers of all times. Our English speaking guide will do Korčula City tour and walk us through Korčula’s charming narrow and cobbled streets. You’ll have the rest of the evening free, to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.

Overnight in Korčula Historical Town, (B,L)

 

DAY 6 • THURSDAY KORČULA – NATIONAL PARK MLJET

After breakfast we’ll cruise to National Park Mljet, passing by the magnificent shores of Korčula islands archipelago, with a swim stop and lunch en route. Upon arrival to National Park Mljet you’ll have a free afternoon to explore park (entrance fees are not included), walk around the Great and Small Lake, visit Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the heart of this pristine natural park. Evening at leisure.

Overnight in Mljet, (B,L)

 

DAY 7 • FRIDAY NATIONAL PARK MLJET – DUBROVNIK

In the morning we’ll depart for Dubrovnik, along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands, where we’ll have a short swim stop and lunch. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik, our own English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. Organized transfer to Old town of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Site, where our guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik.  Following the city tour you will be left on your own to explore Dubrovnik, visit famous City Walls or take a cable car to the top of Mount Srđ.

Return coach transfer is scheduled in the evening. You can return on your own if you wish so.

Learn why Dubrovnik is known around the world as The Pearl of Adriatic.

Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B,L)

 

DAY 8 • SATURDAY DUBROVNIK

After breakfast, the time has come to say farewell to all your new friends. (B)

M/S SPENDID info

M/S SPLENDID is built in Split shipyard for our agency for the summer 2014 according to new EU standards.

Perfect size for cruising with its elegant 18 cabins, yacht-like ship will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Adriatic Coast. You do not need anything else for a perfect holiday.

M/S Splendid is a motor ship built under Croatian flag in 2014, length overall 38,50 meters and 8,00 meters in width,  with two engines + two generators for Air-condition system and 220 Volts with standard cruising speed of 9,00 knots.

Construction material is steel with mahogany and iroko wood.

She has 18 spacious cabins with private facilities and air-conditioning providing accommodation for up to maximum 36+4 persons. Experienced crew of 6 will make your cruise unforgettable.

Passenger cabins are situated on three decks while crew members are accommodated in separate quarters.

All guest cabins are very comfortable, fully air conditioned and conveniently designed with modern private en suites, toilet and shower in cabin.

Cabins are equipped with beds in size 200×80 cm or 200×170 cm with wooden wallboards, working table, chair, mirror, night lamps, safe deposit box, radio, hair dryer, 220 V electric supply, lifejacket, wardrobe and luggage space under bed, as well as the latest safety and fire alarm.

Standard cabins have porthole and dual ventilation system (one in bathroom and one in cabin) while main and upper deck cabins have two windows, smaller in bathroom and larger cabin window.  Cabins are sound-proof and have fire-proof door.

Mostly all of the cabins have possibility to have twin or double bed configuration.

Please have a look on the following 1 minute long video which shows one of our small cruise ships (MS Splendid) to give you an idea how it looks inside of ship.

Take a look here: http://www.videosprout.com/video?id=37b74024-cdda-4edd-b58c-c4aa347413df

CABIN INFORMATION:

Cabins are made under new standards, each cabin has independent air-condition, central ventilation system, Safe deposit box, smoke and fire alarm, internal radio system (also for announcements from captain or tour leader),  lifejackets, cupboard, cabinet, small table with chair and porthole or window. Luggage space is under the bed. Bathrooms are equipped with toilette, shower, wash basin, hairdryer and cosmetic package.

Standard cabins
Eight cabins that can be transformed into double or twin beds
These cabins are equivalent or larger to other cabins in terms of comfort, they are situated under main deck where  sea influence and „boat shaking“ is minimized , as well as the noise from city cafe music or other boats during summer nights.  Standard cabins have entrance doors from the inside of the ship and have porthole that cannot be  be opened due to security reasons, but there is a perfect dual ventilation system and air-condition in a cabins that are much cooler. 

Main Deck

Five cabins that can be double or twin beds with possibility to have third (bunk) bed only if requested.

Upper Deck

Six cabins that can be transformed into double or twin beds

PUBLIC AREAS:
Fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant (72 m2) is on the main deck where guests can have their privacy, large enough for all passengers, equipped with bar and LCD TV, each table has easy-access chairs. There is a corner table for buffet breakfast, wireless internet (Wi-Fi) is free of charge for all clients, loud-speakers, audio-system, and microphone for notifications through entire boat or just restaurant area and beautiful large windows for complete passenger’s satisfaction.
Kitchen (galley) is made in accordance with the newest HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) standards.
Outside is terrace of 38 m2 with tables and chairs that is fully covered, and this area can be closed with removable plastic windows (in case of unfavorable weather).
At the upper deck is outdoor terrace of 60 m2 that is fully covered as well (also can be closed with removable plastic windows if necessary), large enough for all passengers with tables and seating sets to enjoy cruise.

On the high deck is a sun deck that covers 180 m2 with sun-beds for all passengers. The fence is on 105 centimeters high for the safety of passengers.

This is the best part of the boat for those who enjoy sunbathing while part of a sun deck is shaded for clients’ comfort.

Here you can enjoy our “Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi“ with its pertaining facilities designed to ensure an unforgettable cruise.

The boat has extra-large platform for swimming, 2 ladders with handholds for an easy access to the water and two outdoor showers and public toilettes.

Bathroom towels will be changed every second day while clients can rent beach towels on the spot. Linens will be changed in the middle of the week as well.

  M/S SPLENDID, CABIN TYPE SPECIFICATIONS
  DECK  CABIN Nr.  CABIN TYPE
  UPPER DECK  19  DOUBLE OR TWIN
  18  TWIN OR DOUBLE
  17  DOUBLE
  16  TWIN OR DOUBLE
  15  DOUBLE OR TWIN
  14  TWIN OR DOUBLE
  MAIN DECK  13  DOUBLE FOR SOLO USE ( BED 140 X 200 CM)
  12  TWIN OR DOUBLE (WITH POSSIBILITY TO ADD BUNK BED ONLY IF REQUESTED)
  11  TWIN OR DOUBLE (WITH POSSIBILITY TO ADD BUNK BED ONLY IF REQUESTED)
  10  TWIN OR DOUBLE (WITH POSSIBILITY TO ADD BUNK BED ONLY IF REQUESTED)
  9  TWIN OR DOUBLE (WITH POSSIBILITY TO ADD BUNK BED ONLY IF REQUESTED)
  STANDARD –LOWER DECK  8  TWIN
  7  TWIN
  6  TWIN OR DOUBLE
  5  DOUBLE OR TWIN
  4  TWIN OR DOUBLE
  3  DOUBLE OR TWIN
  2  DOUBLE
  1  DOUBLE
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Dates & prices

CRUISE RATES PER PERSON IN EUR BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

M/S SPLENDID 2019 ,Euro per person/week Departure dates 2019, Saturdays from Split

11 May, 25 May,
28 September, 5 October
Standard cabin  990,00 €
Main deck cabin 1.390,00 €
Upper deck cabin 1.190,00 €

8 June, 22 June,6 July, 20 July, 
3 August, 17 August, 31 August, 
14 September, 28 September
Standard cabin  990,00 €
Main deck cabin  1.290,00 €
Upper deck cabin 1.390,00 €

Solo use cabin supplement (on request)  +50%

Reductions:  

  • 3rd adult sharing a cabin  -30%
  • Child ( age 3-11,99 years) sharing a cabin with 2 adults  -50%
  • Child ( age 3-11,99 years) in twin with 1 adult  -20%

Early booking discount: -100,00 € PER PERSON/WEEK FOR BOOKINGS MADE AND PAY BY JANUARY 31, 2020. *

(* EBD is not commissionable)

Rates include

  • English speaking cruise director on board
  • 6 crew members
  • 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
  • Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
  • Welcome dinner with three courses
  • Buffet breakfast daily and 6 lunches with three courses
  • Professional English speaking guide for city tours of Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik with transfers and panoramic photo stop and Split
  • Wireless headset system for sightseeing’s (City Tours)
  • Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
  • Daily cabin cleaning service
  • Two bottles of water 0,50 liters per day and person
  • Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
  • CCTV Security Cameras on board
  • Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)

Rates do not include

  • Port and tourist taxes and fees, € 25,00 per person/week, to be paid on board in cash
  • Entrance to the Mljet National Park, cca 15,00 EUR per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter
  • Private car transfers can be organized for travel agencies only on request
  • Optional excursion in Split (Krka National Park)

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Upon confirmation of reservation a 300 EUR deposit per person is required (non-refundable) and balance payment to be paid 60 days before arrival.

35% of the total cruise rate 35 – 22 days prior to the cruise
50% of the total cruise rate 21 – 15 days prior to the cruise
100% of the total cruise rate 14 – 0 days prior to the cruise