Splendid Cruise Ship, Croatia

Excellent boat comfort

“The Captain’s party. So much fun! We were on the Ambassador not the Spendid.”

Charles H, United States United States
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  • Large outdoor covered terrace and rooftop jacuzzi
  • City tours of Dubrovnik and Split
  • Enjoy local Croatian cuisine

The elegant 38m M/S Splendid was built for cruising the stunning Dalmatian coastline. There are 18 spacious cabins with private bathroom facilities, fully air-conditioned and conveniently designed. Most cabins can adapt to double or twin beds and feature desks, night lamps, a safety deposit box, a radio, a hairdryer, a 220 V electric supply, ample storage space, and up-to-date safety equipment. Cabins are spread out over 3 decks for added space and comfort.

Resembling a floating luxury hotel, the MS Splendid's public areas include a fully air-conditioned salon restaurant on the main deck. Large enough to seat all passengers comfortably and equipped with a bar area, LCD TV, and complimentary WiFi, there are large picture windows to enjoy the stunning views over breakfast. On the upper deck is a large outdoor covered terrace, with ample space for all passengers and the perfect place to enjoy a drink and the Adriatic Sea air. Sun lovers can unwind on the top deck with sun loungers, a partially shaded area, and a rooftop jacuzzi. At the back of the boat, there is also an extra large swim platform with ladders and easy access into the water for swim stops along the way.

Croatian small-ship cruises aboard the M/S Splendid explore the stunning bays and old towns between Dubrovnik and Split. Days are spent cruising, island-hopping, and enjoying the unspoiled nature at islands such as Korcula, Vis, and Hvar. City tours of Dubrovnik and Split are included, and evenings can be spent enjoying the local Croatian cuisine.

Join the M/S Splendid for a memorable cruise in Croatia. Book online today to reserve your space.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Drinking Water, Half-Board Meal Plan, Land Excursions, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Port Fees (50 EUR per week).

Optional Extras: National Park Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Budget Friendly Cruise
  • Family Friendly Cruise
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Welcome Cocktails

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English.

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2014
  • Length 38
  • Top speed 11 knots
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines 2
  • Max guests 38
  • Number of cabins 18
  • Number of bathrooms 18
  • Tenders 1
  • Water capacity 5000
  • Fuel capacity 3000

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Splendid Reviews

  • 8.3 Very good
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Charles H
  • United States United States
Great trip!

The Captain’s party. So much fun! We were on the Ambassador not the Spendid.

Recommended for
The small ship experience, the other guests, the itinerary
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Frank G
  • Australia Australia
One of the best sailing experiences ever!

Snorkeling off the back of the boat in clear clean waters was a bonus!

Recommended for
Crew were always friendly and helpful, Great mix of people onboard and we never were rushed
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Michael N
  • Australia Australia
Great chance to see range of islands, very relaxing with great crew and passengers

Being able to experience a range of locations with great swim spots

Recommended for
Great water/swim stops. Relaxed atmosphere. Variety of stops.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Paul M
  • Australia Australia

Small villages on the islands and the scenic views all along the cruise. Ivan the chief his food was amazing and all the crew were so happy and friendly with all the passengers

Recommended for
Scenery small villages crew members
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Alice M
  • Australia Australia
Comfortable boat but I feel we were not given enough time on some of the islands to explore and some of the swim stops were too long. The time would have been better spent exploring the islands.

Discovering the islands and what they had to offer.

Recommended for
The food was great and the boat was very comfortable with multiple areas to relax. Island stops were great but I would have liked to spend more time on some of the islands.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Robert T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Friendly, comfortable little cruise ship.

Captain Zvone and his crew looked after us extremely well, working hard to keep the ship clean and providing us with excellent meals. Splendid is not the biggest, or most glamorous of the Croatian coastal cruise ships but because of that there was a friendly and relaxed atmosphere amongst the crew and guests.

Recommended for
Ports visited, food, company
  • 6.8 Review score
  • barbara L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Enjoyable but not as enjoyable as expected.

The scenery, the stops ashore and the sun deck were all great and boat very comfortable and clean. Overall a really nice experience but food was most disappointing...it did improve after the first chef walked out....but still a bit too like institutional food for our liking! Drinks on board were a bit pricey and due to windy weather conditions we missed a few swim stops. Bar and waiting staff were very good. Croatia is very beautuful...a good way to get a taste for the country and its gorgeous islands. We have been several times before ...the big difference for us this time was the cost of food and entertainment. Many of the places visited were chic and upmarket but even so...it was still expensive even off the beaten track. We will come back but would not do a cruise again.

Recommended for
The boat, the beds and the company!