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 cruise, you 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 harbor 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 onboard. 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 the luggage on board. Captain will wait for all the passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with 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 continue 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 harbor, authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambiance 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. Afterward, 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 the 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, coloring 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! Afterward, 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, unspoiled nature, ecological agriculture, and preserved traditional architecture make up the advantages of this unique Croatian island. You will have the evening free in Vis, to explore and dine in one of its family-run taverns.
Overnight in Vis Town, (B,L)
Optional late afternoon Vis Island Tour excursion
We start our tour of Vis, our coach will follow the old road, rises above the town and overlooks the bay. After that we descend to the fields and drive through vineyards and olive groves passing by former allied airport from WWII and then we descend us down to Komiža. Free time in Komiža, stunning fishermen’s village to have dinner in one of cosy restaurants. Return to a boat for overnight.
Reservations and payment on the spot.
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 at 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. We’ll visit the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as a 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. The 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
|EUR per person/week||Departure dates 2021, Saturdays from Split|
|Cabin type||1 May|
|15, 29 May|
12, 26 June
10, 24 July
7, 21 August
4, 18 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 supplement (on request)||+50%|
|3rd adult sharing a cabin (bunk bed-main deck only)||-30%|
|Child (age 3-11,99 years) sharing a cabin with 2 adults (bunk bed-main deck only)||-50%|
|Child (age 3-11,99 years) in cabin with 1 adult||-30%|
Note: in case of cancellation by Ambassador travel, suitable replacement ship will be provided at no extra costs.
PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY:
Upon confirmation of reservation a 300,00 EUR (per person) non-refundable deposit is required and balance payment to be paid 60 days before departure.
In case the booking is made less than 60 days before arrival, the total cruise price should be paid.
You can pay by bank transfer, credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Maestro) or PayPal which accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discovery.
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