M/S Dalmatia is not going to Sail this year
According to Croatian daily newspapers “Slobodna Dalmacija”, the Cruise Adriatic’s ship “m/s Dalmacija” did not start yesterday, as scheduled, with it’s traditional summer cruises along Adriatic Coast.
The latest news from Uljanik Shipmanagement, the owner of m/s Dalmatia, is ship is indeed not going to cruise in 2006 at all. Unofficial news from sailing and cruising community is that allegedly ship will be put on the market to look for the new owner.
Sadly, it seems this news is bringing the end of era of 40 years old tradition of Croatian-owned ships to cruise along Adriatic. From now on, only foreign cruisers are going to do so. Also, it seems, it can happend m/s Dalmacija will never again cruise in the Adriatic at all , and instead, will sail along some other seas.
About M/S Dalmacija : The m/s Dalmacija is comfortable ship that can take 260 passengers in it’s 140 cabins. She was sailing for years on it’s traditional route along Adriatic coast calling at enchanting ports and islands of Venice, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Kotor, Split and Pula. She was built in 1965 and refurbished in 2002 in original style and ambiance where special charm of the vessel was preserved, from the promenade and sun deck made of massive teakwood to the brass on the stairs and handrails. M/S Dalmacija is 116 meters long and 16,5 meters wide. She was twin sister ship with M/S Istra, that was sold years ago to foreign owner too, and is now called M/S Arion.
More info about this cancelled cruise : http://www.cruiseadriatic.com/
About current owner of the ship Uljanik : http://www.plovidba.uljanik.hr/