SPLENDID CROATIA CRUISE – M/S SPLENDID
ONE WAY CRUISE FROM DUBROVNIK TO SPLIT
– from $1295 per person-
ONE WAY CRUISE FROM DUBROVNIK TO SPLIT
– from $1295 per person-
MS SPLENDID / AMB 1/ 2019
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-MLJET
After breakfast, our English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. We’ll visit the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Site, where our guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After the city tour you’ll be left on your own to explore and enjoy this city, known around the world as The Pearl of Adriatic. At 12:00, transfer to the ship. Lunch will be served on board en route to Mljet National Park, where we shall arrive late in the afternoon. Overnight in Mljet, (B,L)
DAY 3 • MONDAY, MLJET – KORCULA
This morning you’ll be free to explore National Park Mljet (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Greatand Small Lake , visit The Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery dating from the 12th century and, of course, take a swim in the heart of this pristine National Park. Lunch will be served on board as we continue our cruise toward the Island of Korčula, where we shall arrive in the afternoon, docking in the Town of Korčula. This historic
town is known as the 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 the town’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 4 • TUESDAY, KORCULA – VIS
In the morning, we’ll continue our cruise to the Island of Vis, with a swim stop en route. Arrival to Vis is scheduled for the afternoon. Vis is rather unique compared to other Croatian Adriatic islands. Due to its important strategic
location on the open sea, it served as a military zone for a long time and was consequently spared of the usual tourist development. Beautiful beaches, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture make up the advantages of this remarkable Croatian island. You will have afternoon
and evening free in Vis, to enjoy its unspoilt nature and dine in one of family run restaurants. Overnight in Vis Town, (B,L)
DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY, VIS – BISEVO BLUE CAVE – HVAR
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, coloring the cave aquamarine and objects in the water silver, creating a truly stunning and magical natural phenomenon. However, at times 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! After a swim stop and lunch, we’ll 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 our afternoon arrival at 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 on your own and dine in one of its numerous family owned restaurants or taverns. Overnight in Hvar Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 6 • THURSDAY, HVAR – BOL – PUCISCA
We’ll start our day with a morning departure towards Bol. Bol is famous 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’ll continue cruising towards Pučišća, with refreshing swim stops en route and lunch served on board. Pučišća is 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 shall 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 7 • FRIDAY, PUCISCA – OMIS – SPLIT
After breakfast we’ll cruise across the Brač channel 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. After a relaxed walk in Omiš we’ll have lunch. During the afternoon hours we’ll sail on towards Split, our last stop. Our English speaking guide will do the afternoon 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. After the city tour you will be left on your own to explore Split and have an 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 breakfast. (B)
Prices in CAD per person in double or twin cabin
|DEPARTURE DATES – 2019||Lower Deck||Main Deck||Upper Deck|
|May 4, 18||$1295||$1595||$1745|
|Jun 1, 15, 29 / Jul 13, 27||$1445||$1885||$1998|
|Aug 10, 24 / Sep 7, 21||$1445||$1885||$1998|
• 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 and Dubrovnik with 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
• Two bottles of water 0,50 liters per day and person
• Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
• CCTV Security Cameras on board
• Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE
M/S SPLENDID was built in Split shipyard in 2014 according to new EU standards.With its perfect size, maneuvering abilities and its elegant 19 cabins our newly built, yacht-like ship will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Adriatic Coast. This new 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 19 spacious cabins with private facilities and air-conditioning providing accommodation for up to maximum 38+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
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 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 110 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.
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.
Every effort will be made to adhere to the itinerary as stated. However, due to the schedule changes beyond the organizer’s control, we reserve the right, without prior notice, to change the route or alter the shore excursions.
– In some ports of call ship can be moored sideways to the other boats. In that case guests will need to walk through other boats to reach the pier, which sometimes means there is a height difference and a gap between two ships. Guests with walking disabilities can expect to find such crossings to other boats very challenging. Although all effort will be made to assist, crew availability is severely limited in most circumstances. Therefore a physically challenged guest will require the services of a responsible adult.
– During peak season (July & August) there is a possibility that the ship will be docked in Dubrovnik on an alternative location, due to limited harbor capacity. In that case, guests will be provided with necessary information in due time.
– There is a possibility that ship will be anchored in some ports of call for overnight, due to Port authority orders. In that case transfer with tender boat will be organized to and from the shore. Passengers will be asked to follow transfers
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