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Dubrovnik (Croatia) - Dubrovnik (Croatia) 8 days / 7 nights - Dubrovnik, Elaphiti, Mljet, Hvar, Bol, Split, Pucisca, Makarska and Korcula aboard Splendid

We look forward to sharing with you an awesome and unforgettable experience of sailing the turquoise Adriatic, sampling the very essence of the scenic Dalmatian Coast with its alluring islands, wonderful coastal scenery, countless bays, romantic coves and historic and cultural treasures of fairy tale medieval towns. By docking each evening in a different port of call you will find yourself within only a few steps from the evocative old towns with their gates, little squares and easy going narrow lanes, promenades, vibrant cafes, shops and traditional restaurants. For your laid back moments of relaxation we will keep you thrilled each day by revealing you secluded coves and pristine beaches with crystal clear water. We look forward to welcoming you on board !

DAY 1 • DUBROVNIK
Our cruise conveniently embarks in infamous Dubrovnik. The M/S Splendid ship will be docked in the main Dubrovnik harbour called Gruz. During welcome dinner meet the Captain, our friendly crew and your fellow passengers. Your cabins will be at your disposal starting from 1:00 pm. In case of your earlier arrival you will be greeted by our staff and welcome to leave your luggage on board.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Meals on board: Dinner

DAY 2 • DUBROVNIK- ELAPHITI ISLANDS- NATIONAL PARK MLJET
After breakfast we set sail for Mljet National park. We will glide among the magnificent shores of the Elaphiti Islands archipelago, situated northwest from Dubrovnik. This will be a great opportunity for you to dip yourself in the Adriatic Sea or just relax after your journey. Explore the National park in the afternoon hours, enjoy your walk around the Great and Small Lake and take a local boat ride to the Islet of St. Mary.
Overnight on Mljet Island.
Meals on board: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 3 • MLJET - HVAR ISLAND
Today we will sail to the Island of Hvar and along the way we will stop at one or two bays for another relaxed, rejuvenating retreat and for lunch. In the evening, experience the enchanting town of Hvar situated on the island of the same name. Hvar is claimed to be the most popular Croatian island which you may realize while feeling the vibe of its bustling promenade, well-appointed cafes, wine stores, shops and restaurants. Hvar is the sunniest island where lavender scent will follow you as you stroll its medieval streets opening to large sunlit squares by the sea. Explore rich historic heritage of Hvar on your own pace or join us for an evening guided tour.
Overnight in Hvar.
Meals on board: Breakfast, lunch
Optional excursion: Walking tour of Hvar with lavender presentation - approximate duration 1 hour

DAY 4 • HVAR - BOL – SPLIT
Our next destination will be the seaside resort of Bol on Brac Island, claimed to have the most beautiful and the most photographed beach in Croatia, called Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape). Immerse yourself in a bath of sun and sea water or explore the town of Bol before lunch and continuation of our journey to Split where we will arrive in the late afternoon hours. Considered to be 1700 year-old Split is the second largest Croatian city. In the historic core of Split inscribed under UNESCO World Heritage - and within a short walk distance from our ship- stands the massive Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, dating back to the 3rd A.D. In the course of time the Old Town of Split developed inside and around the Palace which included three Roman temples and a massive mausoleum. You may Join us for an optional walking tour and explore with our tour guide numerous archaeological, historical and cultural sites of Split. Find your favourite restaurant for dinner, have a sip of wine or latte in one of many cafes on the pedestrian promenade called Riva and explore numerous shops in the city centre.
Overnight in Split.
Meals on board: Breakfast, lunch
Optional excursion: Walking tour of Split - approximate duration 1 hour

DAY 5 • SPLIT – PUCISCA (BRAC ISLAND)- MAKARSKA
After a short, refreshing swim stop we will continue our sailing towards the biggest coastal village on Brac Island called - Pucisca. This unique place has preserved an authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambiance inside a deep fiord. Shiny and white stone facades rising amphitheatrically uphill make this place so unique and famous for its quarries from which 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. Pucisca is also known for Stonemasonry School where students learn to carve local limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that have been used for centuries. In the late afternoon hours we will arrive in Makarska, a regular jaunt for travellers and centre of the Makarska Riviera.

Overnight in Makarska
Meals on board: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 6 • MAKARSKA – KORCULA ISLAND
Enjoy another tranquil and relaxing day as we smoothly glide towards Korcula Island having a swim break en route. In the afternoon hours we will arrive in the town of Korcula. Due to its advantageous position in the Adriatic this town used to be a playground for the rich and powerful. Local merchants left behind their deep imprints in Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance palaces, the most significant being the 14th century cathedral of St. Mark. You will find yourself in front of the town walls and the historic town gate, a reminder of glory and power of this little medieval place. It is just down the street that the famous traveller Marco Polo was born in 1254 coming from a noble family of Korcula town. You can savor all the uniqueness of Korcula by strolling its cobbled, narrow and shady lanes where you will find handcraft stores and shops with jewellery made from local coral germs. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy laid back atmosphere of this jewel town and find a restaurant at your choice.
Overnight in Korcula.
Meals on board: Breakfast, lunch
Optional excursion: walking tour of Korcula - approximate duration 1 hour

DAY 7 • KORCULA – DUBROVNIK
As you sip your morning coffee we will sail along the shores of Mljet and Elaphiti archipelago which will bring you a true scenic relaxation. We will again find a little bay or cove for lunch and swimming and continue our journey back to Dubrovnik. You may enjoy the last cruise evening in Dubrovnik by exploring the city on your own pace or to be accompanied by our guide. Dubrovnik is simply majestic and will perfectly complete your mosaic of Adriatic impressions. Whether you stroll the Old Town filled with history, beautiful architecture, steep and narrow streets, take a walk along the town walls or ride a cable car up to the hill above the town, you will be amazed by the beauty of the Pearl of the Adriatic. Should you be interested to explore the countryside of Dubrovnik you will be welcome to join our half day coach tour where you can enjoy some magnificent views, visit medieval watermills on Ljuta River, taste some delicious traditional snacks, smoked local prosciutto, cheese and sample local red and white wines. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Meals on board: Breakfast, lunch
Optional excursion 1: Dubrovnik Countryside - approximate duration 5 hours
Price per person: EUR 40,00
Optional excursion 2: Dubrovnik City Tour- approximate duration 2 hours
Price per person: EUR 20,00

DAY 8 • DUBROVNIK
Breakfast and disembarkation by 9:00 am. It is time to say farewell to all your new friends, but only for a while. With your memories, photos and contacts you will keep sailing with us for some more time!
Meals on board: Breakfast

Cruise Rates per person based on double-occupancy.

RATES INCLUDE:

    Accommodation in a chosen cabin category on 7 night /8 day cruise with ship’s facilities at your disposal
    Breakfast daily, welcome dinner and 6 lunches
    Daily fresh fruit served in the main lounge
    Local tour guides for the walking tours of Split, Hvar and Korcula
    Service of 6 crew members including a cruise manager
    Free Wi-Fi on board
    Change of towels every second day
    Usage of the ship’s equipment

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:

    Drinks/ beverages from the ship’s bar only
    Transfer from and/or to the ship (organized on request)
    Pre/post cruise accommodation ( organized on request )
    Beach towel rental 7€/Week
    Entry fee to Mljet National Park, €15,00 per person payable on the spot
    Taxes and fees, € 25,00 per person to be paid on board in cash
    Entry fees for museums, exhibitions and similar
    Additional excursions
    Tips, laundry and any other items of personal nature

Optional excursion 1: Dubrovnik Countryside - approximate duration 5 hours Price per person: EUR 40,00
Optional excursion 2: Dubrovnik City Tour- approximate duration 2 hours
Price per person: EUR 20,00
* min. of 6 participants required, payable on board

ITINERARY DEVIATIONS:

    Every effort will be made to adhere to the scheduled itinerary ; however, due to the schedule changes beyond organizer’s control, we reserve the right, without prior notice, to change routing or alter shore excursions. * DELECTA Ltd.reserves the right to change the vessel provider in case of the contracted services are not supplied according to the previously agreed standards.

BOOKING:
Bookings are on request and need to be confirmed. 30 % reservation deposit per person based on the total cost of the cruise should be paid within 7 days from our written confirmation. Deposit is non refundable.

NOTES:
In some ports of call the ship may be moored sideways to other boats. Passengers would need to walk through another boat to reach pier. Assistance will be provided to the passengers with walking difficulties. All the swim breaks are weather permitting.

FINAL PAYMENT:
Final payment is due 50 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATION FEES:
* up to 50 days prior to the cruise commencement - loss of deposit
49 - 21 days prior to the cruise commencement - 50 % of the cruise rate
20-0 days days prior to the cruise commencement - 100 % of the cruise rate



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Flag: Croatian
Nationality of Officers:Croatian
Number of Crew: 7
Passenger Capacity: 35
Speed: 10 NM
Length:34,00 m
Beam:7,35 m

Cabin Information

Passenger cabins are situated on two decks ; the Lower and Main deck. Crew members are accommodated in separate quarters. All guest - cabins are fully air conditioned and conveniently designed with modern private ensuites. The cabins are equipped with queen-size and twin beds of which three cabins have an additional bed at disposal. Each cabin also have luggage storage space under the beds, cabin door latch, plenty of hooks, oversized dressing mirror, reading lights above the beds, towel rails and door latches in bathrooms, safety handle in the shower and other well thought-out and functional details. Bathroom amenities include soap, showering gel, shampoo, hair conditioner, showering cap and hair dryer.

Main Deck 11 double cabins

Main Deck 5 cabins convertible into King size double or twin beds, size 13-14 sq. meters

Lower Deck
1 twin cabin
1 double cabin
3 triple cabins - double bed + additional lower bed

Amenities

PUBLIC SPACE
In the salon of M/S MACAO you can find a fully equipped bar offering all kinds of drinks and cocktails, accompanied by extensive sommelier-designed wine list, decanters, quality stemware and wines stored at appropriate temperature in a 2 zone wine refrigerator. Bar offer also includes snacks such as sandwiches, crackers and croissants. Sun deck size is approximately 100 m2 with reclining chairs and/or sunbeds. Permanent canopy with a size of approx. 35 m2 guarantees sun deck usability even during hot weather in July and August. Sun deck also sports a cocktail bar and a jacuzzi. Apart from the shaded sun deck, plenty of shade, tables and seating space can be found in the rear lounge on the main and upper deck. At the rear there is a spacious swimming platform with fresh water showers and snorkeling or fun equipment: snorkels, paddleboards, noodles etc.

FOOD AND DINNING: Spacious and fully air-conditioned dining area includes a 72 sq. meter restaurant with a lounge conveniently located on the main deck. The restaurant is equipped with an adjacent bar, LCD TV, easy-access chairs at each table, buffet breakfast corner, bar furniture, wireless internet , loud-speakers, audio-system and panoramic windows. Kitchen (galley) is made in accordance with the newest HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) standards. The main deck is extended to an outside 38 sq. meter, fully covered sitting area equipped with tables and deck chairs as well as removable partitions with windows in case of unfavorable weather. On the upper deck there is another 60 sq. meter fully covered terrace large enough to accommodate all the passengers. On the highest ship`s deck there is a partly shaded, fenced and spacious sun deck with sun loungers at disposal covering an area of 180 sq. meters. An X factor is the swimming platform with 2 ladders and handrails for an easy access to the seawater plus two outdoor showers and public toilettes.

RATES INCLUDE:

    8 days / 7 nights cruise on Unique Dalmatia itinerary
    Accommodation in a chosen category cabin
    Daily fresh fruit served in the main lounge
    Full board - breakfast buffet, lunch buffet and served dinner
    Standard “All Inclusive” drink service - includes coffee, tea, soft drinks by glass (fruit juice, Coke, ice-tea, water etc.), house wine, domestic beer and domestic spirits
    Early morning coffee at 7 AM
    Complimentary fresh seasonal fruit all day long
    Complimentary WI-FI in the salon and the aft lounge
    Complimentary beach towel (1 per person)
    8 crew members including a dedicated Cruise Director
    Usage of the ship’s equipment
    Towels change every second day
    Bed linen change twice a week
    Daily cabin cleaning service

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:

    Imported drinks, cocktails and other drinks not included in the “All Inclusive” drink service
    Transfer from and/or to the ship (organized on request)
    Pre/post cruise accommodation ( organized on request )
    Tips, entry ticket for Mljet National Park
    Taxes and fees, € 40,00 per person to be paid on board in cash
    Laundry service
    Any other items of personal nature

Standard excursion package includes:

    Korcula town tour
    Pucisca Stonemasonry school
    Omis town tour
    Split town tour
    Split fish market tour
    Hvar lavender presentation
    Hvar town tour
    Dubrovnik town tour with coach transfer from Dubrovnik Port to the Old Town

ADDITIONAL EXCURSIONS:

    Cetina River Trip to Radman Mills with Snack,Omis 20€
    Island Korcula Coach Tour with 3 excursions:
    Zlokic olive oil factory & ethno collection with snack; Vela Luka
    Barilo Ethnographic Museum with tasting of local liquers and desserts;Blato Toreta vinery
    Optional: Mljet National Park (entrance fee 90 KN/13 EUR, 100 KN/15 EUR (July & August) – to be paid on the spot

ITINERARY DEVIATIONS:
Every effort will be made to adhere to the scheduled itinerary ; however, due to the schedule changes beyond organizer’s control, we reserve the right, without prior notice, to change routing or alter shore excursions. * DELECTA Ltd.reserves the right to change the vessel provider in case of the contracted services are not supplied according to the previously agreed standards.

BOOKING:
Bookings are on request and need to be confirmed. 30 % reservation deposit per person based on the total cost of the cruise should be paid within 7 days from our written confirmation. Deposit is non refundable.

NOTES:
In some ports of call the ship may be moored sideways to other boats. Passengers would need to walk through another boat to reach pier. Assistance will be provided to the passengers with walking difficulties. In case where the ship would have to anchor overnight due to Port authority orders, transfer by a tender boat will be organized to and from the shore. Passengers will be asked to follow transfers schedule. Date on request (October 5 & October 12) – minimum 20 passengers required.

FINAL PAYMENT:
Final payment is due 50 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATION FEES:
* up to 50 days prior to the cruise commencement - loss of deposit
49 - 21 days prior to the cruise commencement - 50 % of the cruise rate
20-0 days days prior to the cruise commencement - 100 % of the cruise rate



Cabin Information

The M/S Splendid provides accommodation in 19 spacious outside passengers` cabins with private facilities and air-conditioning providing accommodation for up to maximum 38+3 passengers. Very special attention has been paid to cabin configuration on the M/S Splendid where unlike on other similar ships all cabin beds may be converted either into TWINS or KING SIZE double beds.

Lower Deck 8 cabins convertible into King size double or twin beds, size 14-15 m sq. meters of which 2 cabins have an additional extra bunk bed

Main Deck 5 cabins convertible into King size double or twin beds, size 13-14 sq. meters

Upper Deck 6 cabins convertible into King size double or twin beds, size 13-14 m” meters of which 1 cabin has an additional extra bunk bed
The cabins are equipped with beds measuring either200x90 cm or 200x180 cm. They include wardrobes, working table, chair, mirror, night lamps, safe deposit box, radio, hair dryer, 220 V (50Hz) electrical supply, life vests, luggage compartments underneath the beds, as well as the latest safety and fire alarm. Cabins on the lower deck have portholes and dual ventilation system (one in bathroom and one in cabin) while main and upper deck cabins have two windows, smaller in bathrooms and larger cabin windows. All the cabins are sound-proof and have a fire-proof door.

Amenities

Constructed from steel in combination with mahogany and iroko wood the M/S Splendid has the length of 38,50 meters and the width of 8 meters, powered by two engines for the cruising speed of 9,50 knots. There are two generators for air-conditioning and 220 Volts electrical power supply. The ship has 19 spacious outside passengers` cabins with private facilities and air-conditioning providing accommodation for up to maximum 38+3 passengers. Passengers` cabins are situated on three decks, namely lower, main and upper deck. Crew members are accommodated in separate quarters. Very special attention has been paid to cabin configuration on the M/S Splendid where unlike on other similar ships all cabin beds may be converted either into TWINS or KING SIZE double beds.

PUBLIC SPACE Spacious and fully air-conditioned dining area includes a 72 sq. meter restaurant with a lounge conveniently located on the main deck. The restaurant is equipped with an adjacent bar, LCD TV, easy-access chairs at each table, buffet breakfast corner, bar furniture, wireless internet , loud-speakers, audio-system and panoramic windows. Kitchen (galley) is made in accordance with the newest HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) standards. The main deck is extended to an outside 38 sq. meter, fully covered sitting area equipped with tables and deck chairs as well as removable partitions with windows in case of unfavorable weather. On the upper deck there is another 60 sq. meter fully covered terrace large enough to accommodate all the passengers. On the highest ship`s deck there is a partly shaded, fenced and spacious sun deck with sun loungers at disposal covering an area of 180 sq. meters. An X factor is the swimming platform with 2 ladders and handrails for an easy access to the seawater plus two outdoor showers and public toilettes.