Island hopping cruise from Dubrovnik with “MS Splendid” is a great-value way to enjoy the comforts of life on board of a modern steel motor cruise ship that was made for seasons 2014, with its own individual feature and charm, influenced by family that own and run this boat.
The Intention of this cruise is to show beauty of our islands and thousand year old cities and their rich history, to present our lifestyle and heritage that we want to offer to our children as a gift.
The Itinerary is carefully prepared in order to give you right enough time to experience current history, enough time to undertake your own explorations of medieval towns located on South Dalmatian islands, as well as those on the mainland and to have enough time to relax and go swimming.
During 7 night cruise you will be able to gain an exciting experience of Croatian way of life, its past blended with present.
Boat with 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 together with carefully chosen and experienced crew and cruise manager will make your cruise unforgettable.
DAY 1 • SATURDAY DUBROVNIK
M/S SPLENDID will be docked in Gruž harbour where you can board during the entire day.
Welcome meeting will start at 7:00 p.m where you will be introduced by our Cruise director to the Captain, crew and of course 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. but they can leave luggage on board. Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with cold dinner.
Overnight in Dubrovnik, (D)
DAY 2 • SUNDAY DUBROVNIK- ELAPHITI ISLANDS- N.P. MLJET
After breakfast we will start our pleasant cruise to the Mljet National Park.
On our way we will cruise by magnificent shores of the Elaphiti islands archipelago, to the northwest of Dubrovnik, with a swim stops along a way. Lunch will be served on board while cruising to Mljet National Park.
Upon arrival to the Mljet National Park, you will have free afternoon to explore park, to walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Evening at leisure.
Overnight in Mljet National Park, (B,L)
DAY 3 • MONDAY MLJET – HVAR
Morning cruise to the Island of Hvar with a swim stop near the island of Korčula. After lunch we will continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, with a second swim stop in a one of the many coves and bays along the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set.
Upon your evening 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 is free to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants.
Overnight in Hvar, (B,L)
DAY 4 • TUESDAY HVAR – BOL – SPLIT
After breakfast we continue sailing to 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 a relaxed cruise from Bol to Split arrival in Split is expected during afternoon hours.
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. In addition, its numerous museums, the National Theatre, old churches and other archaeological sites in the region of Split make this city an important cultural attraction.
Our English speaking guide will do 35-40 minute Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace.
Overnight in Split, (B,L)
DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY SPLIT – OMIŠ- PUČIŠĆA
After breakfast we cruise 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.
Our voyage will continue towards Pučišća. Pučišća is the biggest village on the island of Brač an entirely different experience. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Dalmatia 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 at Brač Island, (B,L)
DAY 6 • PUČIŠĆA – KORČULA
We start our day with morning departure towards the last island on our cruise – the island of Korčula. We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon we will arrive in Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is a city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Our English speaking guide will do short Korčula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets of Korčula.
The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.
Overnight in Korčula , (B,L)
DAY 7 • FRIDAY KORČULA – DUBROVNIK
After breakfast we depart for a pleasant cruise along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphiti islands where we will have a swim stop and lunch; Arrival back to Dubrovnik in the afternoon, our first and last stop. You will have afternoon and evening free to enjoy your stay in the Pearl of the Adriatic.
Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B,L)
1 st Optional afternoon farewell excursion, Dubrovnik Countryside, approximate duration 5:00 hours:
For the ones who would like to explore the hidden side of Dubrovnik Countryside we will organize this excursion that will amaze you with its natural beauties.
The tour takes us on country roads that pass through picturesque small villages, we will have a photo stop on a hill above Dubrovnik, a high panoramic point from where you can see entire Dubrovnik as well as the all islands around.
On our journey we will visit medieval watermills and spring of river Ljuta with presentation of flour production on a old, traditional way. You will be offered with welcome local liquor, figs, walnuts and homemade arancini – the candid sour and sweet orange peel sweets.
We will taste special Dalmatian smoked ham and local cheese, have vine tasting of few red & white vines and local bread and conclude a evening with a nice walk at small seaside town of Cavtat, town situated on peninsula with it’s centuries old harmonious architecture and rich history sights and today one of the most attractive destination on the Adriatic coast.
Reservations and payment on the spot.
Including: guide, return transfer, flour presentation with welcome drink, Dalmatian smoked ham, cheese, bread and red & white wine tasting.
2nd Optional excursion: Dubrovnik city tour, approximate duration 1:45 minutes:
As many clients were in Dubrovnik before, Dubrovnik city tour will not be offered in package, but extra.
Our guide and minivan/small bus will come on board. After an organized panoramic drive and photo stop of breathtaking scenery at a hill above Dubrovnik we will come to the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your tour guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik.
After city tour you will be left on your own to dine around or explore city.
Reservations and payment on the spot.
Including: guide for the Dubrovnik City Tour, one way drive to the panoramic point and historical centre.
DAY 8 • SATURDAY DUBROVNIK
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after breakfast. (B)
CRUISE RATES PER PERSON IN EUR BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
|Eur per person/week||Departure dates 2017, Saturdays from Dubrovnik|
6, 13 May
|10, 17, 24 June
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July
5, 12, 19, 26 August
2, 9, 16 September
|Standard cabin||890,00 €||990,00 €|
|Main deck cabin||1.090,00 €||1.150,00 €|
|Upper deck cabin||1.190,00 €||1.290,00 €|
|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%|
Early booking discount: -100,00 € PER PERSON/WEEK FOR BOOKINGS MADE BY JANUARY 31st 2017 AND PAID TILL FEBRUARY 15th 2017 . *
(* EBD is not commissionable)
English/French speaking cruise manager 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, Split and Korčula
Wireless headset system for sightseeing’s (City Tours)
Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
Two bottles of water 0,50 liter 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 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
Optional excursions in Dubrovnik
Private car transfers can be organized for travel agencies only on request
Optional excursion in Dubrovnik (Dubrovnik City Tour or Dubrovnik Countryside)
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
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|