• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Dubrovnik
  • Location: Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula, Vis, Hvar, Bol, Split
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Availability: SATURDAYS, May - October
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Highlights

  • This One-Way Cruise is an extra value cruise
  • Discover charming Croatian coastline and islands on Deluxe motor sailer
  • Indulge all your senses, explore inspiring destinations, fishermen’s villages and small and cosy restaurants on shore for tasting local Mediterranean cuisine and nightlife
  • MS Splendid has fully air-conditioned, spacious ensuite cabins with double or twin beds and an elegant design with a jacuzzi on the sundeck
  • Half-board (breakfast and lunch) included
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8 days from Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula, Vis, Bisevo Blue Cave, Hvar, Bol, Pucisca, Omis and to Split

Cruise the Adriatic for 7 fabulous nights on the Deluxe Ship the MS Splendid. Breakfast, lunch and excursions included. Excellent value!

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Deluxe Ship: MS Splendid

Itinerary

8 days from Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula, Vis, Bisevo Blue Cave, Hvar, Bol, Pucisca, Omis and to Split

Open age cruise. Double/twin share and Triple (Double plus single bed) cabins available on both Main Deck and Lower Deck.


ITINERARY:

DAY 1 • SATURDAY DUBROVNIK
M/S SPLENDID will be docked in Dubrovnik 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, our 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 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 swim 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)

INCLUDED:
• English 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 Dubrovnik with transfers and panoramic photo stop, Korčula, Hvar and Split.
• Wireless headset system for sightseeing’s (City Tours)
• Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• 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)

NOT INCLUDED:
• Port and tourist taxes and fees, € 25,00 per person/week, to be paid on board in cash
• Entrance fees to Biševo Blue cave, cca 7 EUR/pax
• Entrance to the Mljet National Park, cca 15,00 EUR per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter





RESTRICTIONS: Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board. In case of inappropriate behavior Captain reserves the right in requesting clients to disembark.

DISCLAIMER: Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruise not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

BEDS: Many cruise ships now have ‘flex-beds’, which can be moved together to form a Double/Queen size bed with 2 single mattresses on a combined base, leaving a small separation between the mattresses. Even a traditional double/queen bed mattress might have separate bedding on each side, such as 2 single duvets, rather than one large one. If this is an issue for you, please let us know before booking. Thank you.

Accommodations

Luxury accommodations are provided.

Essential Information

MS SPLENDID Highlights (Deluxe Ship 2014) - Open age cruise. Double/twin share and Triple (Double plus single bed) cabins available on both Main Deck and Lower Deck.

With its perfect size, maneuvering abilities and its elegant 18 cabins our newly built, yacht-like ship will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Adriatic Coast. M/S SPLENDID was built in Split for 2014 according to new EU standards.

The MS Splendid is one of the few ships that have some passengers cabins on the Upper Deck, as well as some on the Main Deck and Lower Deck. She has 18 spacious cabins with private facilities and air-conditioning providing accommodation for up to maximum 36 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.

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.

Cabins are equipped with beds in size 200x80 cm or 200x170 cm with small desk, 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

CABIN INFORMATION:

Standard cabins
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. They 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.

Main Deck
Five cabins that can be double or twin beds with possibility to have third (bunk) bed only if requested.

Upper Deck
Six cabins that can be transformed into double or twin beds

PUBLIC AREAS:
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, unlimited wireless internet (Wi-Fi) is free of charge for all clients, loud-speakers, audio-system, and microphone

Ship Description

Ship Photos: MS Splendid
 

Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • • English 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 Dubrovnik with transfers and panoramic photo stop, Korčula, Hvar and Split.
  • • Wireless headset system for sightseeing’s (City Tours)
  • • Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
  • • Daily cabin cleaning service
  • • 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)

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Port and tourist taxes and fees, € 25,00 per person/week, to be paid on board in cash
  • • Entrance fees to Biševo Blue cave, cca 7 EUR/pax
  • • Entrance to the Mljet National Park, cca 15,00 EUR per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter

Frequently Asked Questions

We have loads more specific FAQ answered on our other pages, check them out here:

Before You Go (general info for all travellers)

Before Your Cruise (small ship Croatia cruises)

Before Your Private Charter (private gulets and yacht charter)

Before Your Island Hopping Tour (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

 

Click here to see how the booking process works: https://discovercroatia.com.au/how-to-book/

How far in advance do I need to book?

Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.

Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.

Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.

What do the different ship categories mean?

Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions

Cruise Ship Photos

 

 

 

 

What is half-board? What meals are included?

Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.

Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.

Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!

 

What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers

Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.

Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.

How fit do I need to be for my holiday?

Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.

Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.

What happens if I can't attend an excursion?

It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.

What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?

For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.

For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.

What equipment do I need?

Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.

Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

 

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Main Deck (with high window)
Main Deck (with high window)

Main Deck (with high window)
Main Deck (with high window)

Lower Deck
Lower Deck

Main Deck (with high window)
Main Deck (with high window)



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Itinerary

  • DAY 1 • SATURDAY DUBROVNIK
  • DAY 2 • SUNDAY DUBROVNIK – NATIONAL PARK MLJET
  • DAY 3 • MONDAY NATIONAL PARK MLJET – KORČULA
  • DAY 4 • TUESDAY KORČULA - VIS
  • DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY VIS – BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE - HVAR
  • DAY 6 • TUESDAY HVAR – BOL – PUČIŠĆA
  • DAY 7 • FRIDAY – PUČIŠĆA – OMIŠ - SPLIT
  • DAY 8 • SATURDAY SPLIT