Island hopping cruise from Dubrovnik with M/S Splendid is a great-value way to enjoy the comforts of life on board a modern steel motor cruise ship. Launched in 2014, M/S Splendid boasts its own individual features and peculiar charm, reflecting the family that owns and runs it.
This cruise will reveal the beauty of our islands and thousand-year-old cities with their rich history, along with our lifestyle and heritage that we want to hand down to future generations.
Our carefully prepared itinerary will give you enough time to experience historical sites as well to undertake your own explorations of ancient towns located on South Dalmatian islands and the mainland, leaving you enough time to relax and go for a swim.
During this 7-night cruiseyou will be able to gain an exciting experience of the Croatian way of life, its past seamlessly blending with the present.
“M/S Splendid” has spacious air-conditioned cabins, a comfortable salon, lounge bar, an outdoor covered sitting area as well as a sunny deck with new Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi. The ship’s carefully selected and experienced crew and cruise manager will make your cruise unforgettable.
DAY 1 • SATURDAY DUBROVNIK
M/S SPLENDID will be docked in Dubrovnik Gruž 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 Dubrovnik, (D)
DAY 2 • SUNDAY DUBROVNIK – NATIONAL PARK MLJET
After breakfast our English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. After an organized panoramic drive and photo stop of breath-taking scenery at a hill above Dubrovnik we will arrive to the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After city tour you will be left on your own to explore the city.
At 12:00 we will have transfer to boat and lunch while cruising to Mljet National Park, arriving in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Mljet, (B,L)
DAY 3 • MONDAY NATIONAL PARK MLJET – KORČULA
This morning we have free to explore Mljet National Park (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century and, of course, to take a swim in the heart of National Park. Lunch on board and cruise toward the island of Korčula. In the afternoon arrive to Korčula town, on Korčula Island, city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Our English speaking guide will do Korčula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.
Overnight in Korčula Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 4 • TUESDAY KORČULA – VIS
Morning cruise to Vis Island where we expected to come after lunch with swim stop. Vis is a pearl among Croatian Adriatic islands, left untouched by the development of tourism for so many years – due to its strategic location on the open sea, it served as a military zone for many years.
Beautiful beaches, and preserved nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture are unique advantages of this unique Croatian island where we will spend afternoon.
Overnight in Vis Town, (B,L)
DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY VIS – BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE – HVAR
Today is cruise to Island Bisevo with its Blue cave. The cave has its own natural entrance which is located below sea level, which required that it visitors dive deeply only to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. This natural phenomenon creates a magical effect of deep blue and shiny silver, mystifying her visitors.
However, sometimes High Waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit, and this is a reason why entrance fees should be paid on the spot – if we have luck to visit it!
After swimm stop and lunch we will continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, along of the many coves and bays on the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set.
Upon your afternoon arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island and explain how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries. Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants.
Overnight in Hvar Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 6 • TUESDAY HVAR – BOL – PUČIŠĆA
We start our day with morning departure towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat. (Golden cape). We will stop in Bol and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town for a walk, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim till lunch is served on board. After lunch we will continue cruising towards Pučišća with refreshing swim stops on our way and lunch.
Pučišća is the biggest village on the island of Brač an entirely different experience. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Damatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišća with its spectacular irregularity of the steep-sided natural harbour, its authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience; the fjord like inlet meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills to join those quiet and beautiful waters. Pučišća Quarry was exploited in the Antiquity; the reopening of the quarry took place in 1455, unused since Roman times.
It was from this quarry that stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament house in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world.
The only Stonemasonry school in Croatia is located in Pučišća where students carve sculptures from Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries.
We will spend night in this very quiet small town. Nightfall unifies the diverse features of Pučišća that have intrigued us by daylight
Overnight in Pučišća, (B,L)
DAY 7 • FRIDAY – PUČIŠĆA – OMIŠ – SPLIT
After breakfast we cruise across the Brač channel to Omiš, ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches located at the delta of Cetina River with its wonderful beaches.
In the past Omiš was for centuries a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength of the famous pirates against Venetian Republic. After a relaxed walk in Omiš we will have lunch. During afternoon hours we sail towards Split, our first and last stop.
Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.
The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace.
Our English speaking guide will do afternoon Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace. After city tour you will be left on your own to explore the city and have intimate farewell dinner on your own.
Overnight in Split Historical Town, (B,L,)
DAY 8 • SATURDAY SPLIT
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast. (B)
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 Dubrovnik
4, 18 May
|1, 15, 29 June
13, 27 July
10, 24 August
7, 21 September
|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) sharing a cabin with 2 adults||-50%|
|Child ( age 3-11,99 years) in twin with 1 adult||-20%|
Rates do not include
Upon confirmation of reservation a 300 EUR deposit per person is required (non-refundable) and balance payment to be paid 60 days before arrival.
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
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.
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.
Five cabins that can be double or twin beds with possibility to have third (bunk) bed only if requested.
Six cabins that can be transformed into double or twin beds
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|
|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|
|6||TWIN OR DOUBLE|
|5||DOUBLE OR TWIN|
|4||TWIN OR DOUBLE|
|3||DOUBLE OR TWIN|