One-way cruise from Split with an M/S Splendid is a wonderful way to enjoy the luxuries of living onboard a modern steel motor cruise ship at a low cost. M/S Splendid was launched in 2014. It has its own distinct personality and charm, which reflects the family that owns and operates it.
The M/S Splendid features air-conditioned accommodations, a relaxing salon, a lounge bar, an outdoor covered seating space, and a sunny deck with the new Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi. Your voyage will be made even more memorable by the ship’s carefully selected and experienced staff and cruise management.
This voyage will show you the natural beauty of our islands and the rich history of our thousand-year-old cities, as well as our way of life and legacy, which we want to pass down to future generations.
Our carefully planned schedule will allow you to visit historical monuments as well as embark on your own excursions of old villages on the South Dalmatian islands. We didn’t forget to give a free time for relaxing and swimming.
You will be able to obtain an amazing taste of the Croatian way during this one-way cruise from Split.
DAY 1 – Saturday: Split
At the beginning of this one-way cruise from Split, The M/S SPLENDID will be docked in Split harbor for the entire day, and you can board at any time. Join us at 7:00 p.m. for a welcome meeting with our cruise director, who will introduce you to the captain, crew, and passengers with whom you will spend the next week onboard. At 7:30 p.m., a welcome dinner will be served. Embarkation will be possible at any time during the day. Passengers that arrive early in the morning are not permitted to enter their cabins until 1:00 p.m but they can leave their luggage on board. All passengers arriving late at night will be met by the captain, who will serve dinner to them.
Overnight in Split, (D).
DAY 2 – Sunday: Split-Omiš-Pučišća (Brač island)
Our English-speaking guide will lead us on a morning city tour of Split, including a visit to the ancient Diocletian’s Palace. Split is Croatia’s second-largest city and the seat of Split-Dalmatia County. It is over 1700 years old. Split’s historic center has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. The historical and cultural structures of the city are housed behind the walls of Diocletian’s Palace. Our voyage to Omiš will begin at 12:00 p.m. Omiš is an old city with city walls, fortifications, and stone churches. It is located near the Cetina River’s delta, with its beautiful beaches. Omiš has been a bastion of famous pirates for ages, a symbol of vengeance, daring, and strength in the long historical struggle against the Republic of Venice.
Lunch will be served on board as we continue our journey across the Brač Channel, all the way to Pučišća, the island of Brač’s largest village. The terrain is more important in Pučišća than anywhere else in Dalmatia’s system of cities and villages. Its amazing irregularity of steep-sided natural harbor, ancient Mediterranean architecture, and rustic ambiance will leave you speechless. Pučišća’s fjord-like entrance connects three short valleys that fall from the hills, joining the tranquil and picturesque waters of the bay. The Romans used the Pučišća quarry in antiquity, but it was abandoned until 1455 when it was reopened. The limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, the Vienna Parliament, and many other iconic buildings across the world were built with stone from the Pučišća quarry. The only Croatian Stonemasonry school is also located in Pučišća. Students create sculptures out of Brač limestone using both traditional and unorthodox instruments that have been employed in this region for generations.
We’ll stay in this village for the night. Enjoy the sunset.
Overnight in Pučišća, (B, L).
DAY 3 – Monday: Pučišća-Bol-Hvar
We will start the third day of a one-way cruise from Split with an early departure to Bol, which is famous for having one of Europe’s best beaches, Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape). You can have a great time in this beautiful Dalmatian village while we stop in Bol. Until lunch is served on board, you can go for a walk, take a cup of coffee, or swim. After lunch, we’ll continue cruising towards Hvar, Croatia’s sunniest island, through several gorgeous coves and beaches. Hvar is a prominent and attractive tourist resort in Croatia, as well as a gathering spot for the worldwide jet set. Upon arrival in Hvar in the evening, a local English-speaking guide will take you on a walking tour of the town, introducing you to the island’s way of life, history, and culture. You’ll hear about how lavender has been grown on Hvar for centuries. After that, you’ll have the rest of the evening to explore Hvar and have dinner in one of many family-owned restaurants or taverns.
Overnight in Hvar Historical Town, (B, L).
DAY 4 – Tuesday: Hvar-Biševo Blue cave-Vis
The fourth day will start with a morning trip to Biševo Island and its Blue Cave. Originally, the entrance to Blue Cave was below sea level, requiring visitors to dive deep into the cave’s mystical blue depths to resurface. Sunbeams passing through the cave’s undersea opening are reflected off the white bottom floor, turning the cave aquamarine and the water objects silver, creating wonderfully spectacular and magical natural phenomena. High waves sometimes impede access to Blue Cave, which we won’t know until the morning of our visit. As a result, admission costs must be paid on the scene if we are lucky enough to enter the cave! Later, we’ll dock in Vis for lunch. Vis is one of the most unique Adriatic islands. It operated as a military zone for a long time due to its strategic location on the open sea, and as a result, it was unspoiled by typical tourist development. Vis has beautiful beaches, untouched nature, sustainable agriculture, and maintained traditional buildings. You’ll have the evening to walk on your own around Vis and have dinner in one of its family-run taverns.
Overnight in Vis Town (B, L).
Optional excursion to Vis Island in the late afternoon
Our tour of Vis begins with a drive down the old road, which rises above the town and views the bay. After that we will step down to the fields and travel past vineyards and olive groves, passing by a WWII allied airport before arriving in Komiža. Komiža is a beautiful fishermen’s village. You will have some free time to spend at Komiža where you will be able to have dinner in one of the restaurants. Return to the boat to spend the night there. Reservations and payment on the spot.
DAY 5 – Wednesday: Vis-Korčula
The fifth day of one way cruise from Split will start with a morning departure to the island of Korčula. We will stop there for a swim and have lunch. We’ll arrive in Korčula Town, on the island of Korčula, in the afternoon. This town is famous as the birthplace of Marko Polo. Our English-speaking tour guide will take us on a walking tour of Korčula’s lovely narrow and cobblestone streets. You’ll have the rest of the evening free to have dinner at your pace at one of the nearby restaurants
Overnight in Korčula Historical Town (B, L).
DAY 6 – Thursday: Korčula-National park Mljet-Slano
The sixth day starts with a morning cruise to Mljet Island. We will have free time to explore National Park Mljet (entry costs are not included), wander around the Great and Small Lakes, see The Islet of St. Mary with its 12th-century Benedictine Monastery, and swim in this beautiful National Park. As we continue our journey to Slano, where we will arrive in the afternoon, lunch will be served on board.
Slano is one of the most charming towns on the Dubrovnik Riviera. It has lovely beaches, lush pine forest and olive groves, a long cultural tradition, and several historical sites. We can arrange an optional excursion to Ston for those who are interested. Ston is a fortified town with 5-kilometer-long walls, historic saltworks, and an oyster/mussels farm.
Overnight in Slano (B, L).
DAY 7 – Friday: Slano-Dubrovnik
One-way cruise from Split continues on Friday morning. We will leave early in the morning for Dubrovnik, passing through the Elaphite Islands, where we’ll stop for a swim. We will have lunch there. Our personal English-speaking guide and coach will wait for us at the pier when we arrive in Dubrovnik. We will go to Dubrovnik’s historical center, which is enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our guide will tour you around the city.
After the city tour, you will be free to explore Dubrovnik on your own, see the iconic City Walls, or ride the cable car to the top of Mount Sr. The return coach transfer will take place later that evening. If you choose, you may return on your own. By exploring it, discover why Dubrovnik is known as “The Pearl of Adriatic.”
Overnight in Dubrovnik (B, L).
DAY 8 – Saturday: Dubrovnik
After breakfast, it’s time to say your goodbyes to all of your new acquaintances. (B)
Port of Dubrovnik
Cruise rates for this one-way cruise from Split to Dubrovnik per person in eur are based on double occupancy.
|EUR per person/week||Departure dates 2022, Saturdays from Split|
|Cabin type||April 30,|
|May 14, 28|
June 25, 11
July 9, 23
August 6, 20
September 3, 17
|Standard cabin||890,00 €||990,00 €|
|Main deck cabin||1.090,00 €||1.290,00 €|
|Upper deck cabin||1.190,00 €||1.390,00 €|
|Solo use cabin supplement (on request)||+50%|
|3rd adult sharing a cabin||-30%|
|Child (age 3-11,99 years) in a cabin with 1 adult||-30%|
|Child (age 3-11,99 years) in a cabin with 2 adults||-50%|
• English speaking cruise manager on board
• 7 crew members
• 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
• Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
• Welcome reception and welcome dinner with three courses meals
• Buffet breakfast daily
• 6 lunches with three courses
• Captain’s dinner with live music
• Afternoon tea with cake/biscuits
• Water package (2 x ½ liters per day and person)
• Professional English speaking guide for city tour of Split
• Professional English speaking guide for city tour of Trogir
• Professional English speaking guide for city tour of Hvar
• Entrance fees to Biševo Blue cave
• Professional English speaking guide for city tour of Korčula
• National park Mljet entrance fees
• Professional English speaking guide for city tour of Dubrovnik with return transfer to Old Town
• Wireless headset system for sightseeing’s (City Tours)
• Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
• Beach towel
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
• CCTV Security Cameras on board
• Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)