Island hopping cruise from Split 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 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 Hvar, a 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)
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, 25 May
|8, 22 June
6, 20 July
3, 17, 31 August
14, 28 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|