Split Cruises

The Diocletian’s Palace
KRKA National Park

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The captivating port of Split, located on the Dalmatian coast, is one of Croatia’s star-attraction cities and a major MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination. Immerse yourself in the ancient atmosphere of its old centre, admire Diocletian buildings, or wander the city’s spectacular waterfront and shade yourself under the palm trees.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:

· The Diocletian’s Palace

· KRKA National Park

· Omis

Split is a vibrant city with an atmospheric old town centre. An MSC Cruises excursion guides you into its most ancient district, home to fashionable boutiques, galleries, and cafés. At the core of Split’s old quarter is Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chosen by the Roman Emperor Diocletian as his retirement residence, this vast 4th-century A.D. mansion sets the tone for the aesthetic of the neighbourhood. Afterwards, visit the St. Duje, a 4th-century cathedral featuring an Imperial Roman mausoleum and bell tower. Then, wander the narrow streets and passageways to soak up the city’s culture.

If you love magnificent landscapes, take an adventurous MSC Cruises excursion to Krka National Park in beautiful Šibenik-Knin County. There, you’ll have the opportunity to walk among the wildlife and visit the scenic Skradinski Buk waterfall. Fed from the glorious waters of the River Krka, the waterfall cascades into a green-blue natural pool. Conclude your tour at a captivating ethnographic exhibition housed in a picturesque old mill.

Travel south-east of Split to the little town of Omis, situated at the point where the Cetina River flows into the Adriatic sea. After a short journey along the banks of the Cetina River,  arrive at the Radmanove Milnice restaurant and picnic site. this popular excursion destination is not just the perfect place to enjoy a local snack of smoked ham and cheese with a glass of local wine, but also to take some photos. Head back to Split and explore the the town’s attractions on foot before returning to the ship.

Must see places in Split



    Nature and glamour
    Nature and glamour

    A Mediterranean cruise to Croatia shows you a country blessed with a wealth of natural riches, boasting almost 2000 km of rocky, indented shore and more than a thousand islands, many blanketed in luxuriant vegetation.

    An holiday to Croatia offers a lot of urbane glamour too with yacht-filled harbours and cocktail bars aplenty – especially in à-la-mode destinations such as Dubrovnik and Hvar. At the northern end of Croatia’s lengthy stretch of coastline, the peninsula of Istria contains many of the country’s most developed resorts, along with old Venetian towns like Poreč and Rovinj, and the raffish port of Pula, home to some impressive Roman remains. The island-scattered Kvarner Gulf, immediately south of Istria, is presided over by the city of Rijeka, a hard-edged port city with an energetic cultural life.

    Beyond the Kvarner Gulf lies Dalmatia, a dramatic, mountain-fringed stretch of coastline studded with islands. Northern Dalmatia’s main city is Zadar, whose busy central alleys are crammed with medieval churches. Croatia’s second city, Split, is southern Dalmatia’s main town, a vibrant and chaotic port with an ancient centre moulded around the palace of the Roman emperor, Diocletian.