• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • 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 and standard excursions 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 with this comprehensive one-way itinerary on the MS Splendid. Breakfast, lunch and excursions included. Visit the Blue Cave and the island of Vis!

Premium Superior Ship: MS Splendid

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Itinerary


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

Open age cruise. Double/twin cabins on Upper, Main and Lower Deck on Splendid. Triple cabins are a double or twin beds and single bunk bed above and only possible on MAIN Deck. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement. If Main Deck is sold out, no triples are available.


SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/premium-superior/splendid/

CRUISE FAQ: https://discovercroatia.com.au/before-your-cruise/

Same cruise, opposite direction: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/226/premium-cruise-split-to-dubrovnik-on-ms-splendid/

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
• 6 lunches with three courses
• Guided Walking Tours of Split, Hvar, Korčula and Dubrovnik (with transfers for Dbk)
• Wireless headset system for walking tours and English speaking Guide
• Towels changed every second day & mid-week bed linen change
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Drinking water dispenser onboard
• Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
• CCTV Security Cameras on board
• Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)


NOT INCLUDED:
• Port taxes €40 per person (to be paid on board in cash with your bar tab)
• Optional excursions / entrances

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (to be booked and paid on the ship):
• Entrance fees to Biševo Blue cave €10-15 per person
• Entrance to the Mljet National Park €15-20 per person
• Bicycle hire on Mljet €5-15 per bike/hr
• Vis Island Tour excursion
• Ston/Oyster farm excursion



ITINERARY:

Embarkation from 13.00hrs. Passengers who arrive earlier can leave their bags on board until their cabin is ready. Overnight in port, late arrivals possible.

DAY 1 • SATURDAY DUBROVNIK (WD)
Your ship will be docked in Gruz harbour and you can board anytime. The embarkation will be possible throughout the day; though passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1pm (13.00hrs). but they can leave luggage on board and come back later when their cabin is ready. Welcome meeting will start at 7pm (19.00hrs). 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 7:30pm (19.30hrs). Overnight in Dubrovnik

DAY 2 • SUNDAY DUBROVNIK – NATIONAL PARK MLJET (B,L)
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

DAY 3 • MONDAY NATIONAL PARK MLJET – KORČULA (B,L)
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

DAY 4 • TUESDAY KORČULA - VIS (B,L)
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

DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY VIS – BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE - HVAR (B,L)
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

DAY 6 • TUESDAY HVAR – BOL – PUČIŠĆA (B,L)
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

DAY 7 • FRIDAY – PUČIŠĆA – OMIŠ - SPLIT (B,L)
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

DAY 8 • SATURDAY SPLIT (B)
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast. Depart your cabin by 09.00hrs. Passengers can leave their luggage on board after 9am if they are departing later.

B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, WD-Welcome Dinner

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BEDS: Many cruise ships have ‘flex-beds’; 2 single beds that can be moved together to form one large bed, leaving a small gap between the mattresses. All combined beds might have separate bedding, such as 2 single duvets.

RESTRICTIONS: Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules, especially with regards to bringing drinks onboard. In case of inappropriate behaviour Captain reserves the right in requesting clients to disembark. Ships are moored side by side with gaps in between ships, making it necessary for clients to jump across the gaps in order to get to the shore. Clients do this at their own risk. Assistance will be given to those needing it, but cruising is not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

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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, € 40 per person/week, to be paid on board
  • • Entrance fees to Biševo Blue cave, cca € 7/pp
  • • Entrance to the Mljet National Park, cca € 15/pp to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)

Before Your Cruise - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)

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

Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)

 

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

 

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.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or email:

Call us or WhatsApp: +612-9212-1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

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Itinerary

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