MS Splendid – Dubrovnik, Luxury Small Ship Cruising Enquire

Luxury island hopping cruise

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SPECIAL OFFER – Book a standard cabin between 10 – 28 February  for the cruises that depart on; 13 & 20 May and save 30% on the normal cabin price. Or, book a single standard cabin on one of the two May cruises and pay NO single supplement.

 What’s Included?

  • Flights: Return flights from London Gatwick, regional flights available, please ask
  • Accommodation: 2 adults sharing a standard lower deck cabin in low season, peak season will be considerably more
  • Transfers: Private return airport transfers
  • Approximately transfer time from Dubrovnik airport – 40 minutes

 

Luxury quality vessel, a perfect example of small ship sailing.  Departing from Dubrovnik  and calling in at the islands dotted throughout the Adriatic, as well as Split, fast becoming a vibrant, City with excellent restaurants and wine bars.

 

Aerial Dubrovnik Old Town HarbourSATURDAY DUBROVNIK (Dinner)

The recently constructed M/S SPLENDID will be docked in the harbour at Gruž. Embarkation is available throughout the day, however, passengers arriving in the morning will not have access to their cabins before 1:00 p.m. but luggage may be left for secure storage on board.

Welcome dinner is served at 7:30 p.m. where you will be introduced by the Cruise Director to the Captain, the Crew and your fellow passengers with whom you will spend the week.

Guests arriving later at night will be provided with a cold meal.

Overnight in Dubrovnik

SUNDAY DUBROVNIK- ELAPHITI ISLANDS- MLJET National Park (Breakfast & Lunch)
After breakfast set sail for Mljet National Park. Enroute, cruise past the magnificent shores of the Elaphiti islands archipelago, to the northwest of Dubrovnik, with a swim stop along a way. Lunch is served on board. Upon arrival enjoy the, free afternoon to explore the park, walk around the Great and Small Lakes and Islet of St. Mary with its 12th century Benedictine Monastery. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Mljet National Park

Hvar harbourMONDAY MLJET – HVAR (B,L)
In the morning, set sail for the Island of Hvar with a swim stop near the island of Korčula. After lunch continue cruising towards the sunniest island in Croatia – the island of Hvar, with a second swim stop in one of the many coves and bays along the way. Hvar is an ancient town and a popular tourist destination particularly amongst the jet set.

Enjoy an evening in Hvar to explore and dine in one of numerous family owned restaurants. Upon your evening arrival at Hvar, a local guide will take you through the town introducing the history, culture and way of life on this island. There will be a presentation about the tradition of lavender farming over the centuries. Overnight in Hvar

split 1TUESDAY HVAR – BOL – SPLIT (B,L)
After breakfast sail to Bol, said by some to have one of the best beaches for swimming in Croatia, the famous Zlatni Rat. (Golden cape).  The stop in Bol is long enough to enjoy a stroll around this authentic Dalmatian town.
After a relaxed cruise from Bol to Split arrival is expected late afternoon. The second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County.  Split is thought to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic centre has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. An English speaking guide will take you on a Split city tour, which includes a walk through Diocletian’s Palace. Overnight in Split.

WEDNESDAY SPLIT – OMIS – PUČIŠĆA (BRAČ ISLAND) (B,L)
Morning sees departure to Omis, this ancient town on the delta of the Cetina River.  After a relaxed walk in Omis, you will have lunch, then the cruise sails on to Pucisca  Brač  This is a lovely sleepy village on the island of Brač with authentic Mediterranean architecture and a rustic atmosphere, tucked inside a deep fjord. Famous for its quarries from which the stone was excavated to build the columns of the White House in Washington DC. Pucisca has the Stonemasonry school of Croatia where students carve limestone with traditional tools, unchanged for centuries.  Overnight in Pucisca

Pucisca AerialTHURSDAY PUCISCA – KORČULA (B,L)
Morning departure to cruise towards the last island on the cruise – Korčula. Stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon arrive in Korčula town, on Korčula Island. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.
Our English speaking guide will take you on a tour of the city of Korčula, the alleged birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Overnight in Korcula.

FRIDAY KORČULA – DUBROVNIK (B,L)
After breakfast depart for a leisurely cruise along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphiti islands where there will be a swim stop and lunch; Arrive back to Dubrovnik in the afternoon. You will have afternoon and evening free to enjoy your stay in historic Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik

Upper Deck Double Cabin

First Optional Excursion – Dubrovnik City Tour (Duration 1,45 hours)

A tour guide with a either a minivan or small bus will collect you from the ship and after a panoramic drive, with a photo stop to take in the breath taking scenery from the hill above Dubrovnik, you will arrive at the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the listed UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where the guide will show you the most interesting sights and secrets of this ancient city. After this tour you will be left to enjoy the evening at leisure and to take dinner at the restaurant of your choice.

The cost of this tour is €30 per person, payable locally.  Please note that this tour will not operate unless there is a minimum of 6 participants.Ensuite shower, Splendid

Second Optional Excursion – Dubrovnik Countryside  (Duration 5 hours)

This is an excursion that will show you the natural beauty of the countryside around Dubrovnik. The tour takes in country roads passing through picturesque small villages, including a photo stop on a hill above Dubrovnik, a high panoramic point from where you can see the ancient walls of Dubrovnik as well as the islands around. Visit a medieval watermill on the pristine River Ljuta, with a presentation on traditional flour production. You will also be offered a welcome local liqueur, figs, walnuts and homemade Arancini – the delicious candied sweet and sour orange peel.

Tour Includes: English speaking guide, return transfer, milling presentation with welcome drink, local produce and wine tasting.

Excursion price €45 per person, minimum 10 persons, payable locally.

SATURDAY DUBROVNIK (B)

It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after breakfast, before you transfer to the airport or onto your chosen hotel.

The Captain reserves the right to change the itinerary as he sees fit.

Due to mooring restrictions in some Ports, the ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for clients to cross from one ship to the other over gang ways. Passengers are urged to take special care, when crossing,

Crew are on hand to assist, but given this, we will not offer these cruises for clients with mobility issues.

What’s included:
On board Cruise Manager
6 Crew members
7 nights cruise in the confirmed category cabin
Daily buffet breakfast, 3 course welcome dinner and 6 3 course lunches
Complimentary fresh fruit, daily
Towels changed every two days, bed linen once, midweek
Beach towels can be hired at a cost of €7 per week
Three City Tours (Split, Hvar, Korcula), conducted by an English speaking Guide
Wireless headset system for City Tours
Two 0.5 litre water, per person per day
Free unlimited WiFi on board
CCTV Security cameras on board
Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi
Port taxes and fees

What’s extra:

Entrance to Mljet National Park – €15 per person payable at park entrance
Beverages on board
Excursion packages as shown
Optional excursions in Dubrovnik
If you wish to leave a tip and this is not obligatory, we would suggest € 50 per adult traveller is perfect.

About MS Splendid

Launched for Summer 2014, built in Split
19 cabins
38.5 metres long, 8 metres wide, 2 engines and 2 generators
Fully air conditioned
Cruises at 9.5 NM
Cabins are fully air conditioned, and have en-suite shower room, safety deposit box, radio, hairdryer.   Maybe set as twin or double accommodation
Lower deck has 8 cabins 14 – 15 m²
Main Deck has 5 cabins 13 – 14 m²
Upper deck has 6 cabins 13 – 14 m²
Electric system is 220 V
Large 180 m² sun deck with chairs.  Shaded area
Swimming platform with 2 ladders, 2 showers.

Deck Plans

Upper Deck

MS Splendid - Upper Deck

Main Deck

MS Splendid - Main Deck

Under Deck

MS Splendid - Under Deck

Departure Dates 2017

May            6, 13, 20, 27

June           3, 10, 17, 24

July             1, 8, 15, 22, 29

August        5, 12, 19, 26

September  2, 9, 16, 23, 30

October       7

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