"Crossing with Jadrolinija to Croatia"
Reviewed 11 July 2014 by Roberto Oscar
Our trip was excellent in terms of ship amenities, suitability of schedules and services in general. No doubt we will recommend and will repeat the experience of travelling with this company and on this ship.
'Roberto Oscar' travelled Ancona Split with Jadrolinija
Reviewed 10 July 2014 by Emma
We had a great dinner in the restaurant and the staff were super friendly! we also had a nice drink with an amazing view- followed by the best sleep ive had during my trip! surprisingly the bunk beds were very comfortable!
'Emma' travelled Ancona Split with Jadrolinija on Marko Polo
"Very comfortable crossing- highly recommend!"
Reviewed 20 June 2014 by Zara
My partner and I recently enjoyed a very smooth crossing from Ancona to Split. The staff at check-in were helpful and the staff on-board the ship were very pleasant. There was a lot to keep us entertained on the boat, including a restaurant, a small shop, a bar, casino and even a night club. Our ferry was not busy, so we were upgraded from a cabin below deck to one on deck 2 which was very nice. The rooms are cosy, clean and very comfortable. Our crossing was so smooth and quiet that we did not even notice when we left the port! The only important thing to note if arriving in Ancona by train is to make sure you find the correct check-in office at least two hours before your crossing. Check the website for the address of the office- it is not at the ferry terminal. A free bus will take you from the train station to the check-in place and then to the ferry terminal. We found the bus without any problems and it is clearly sign-posted.
'Zara' travelled Ancona Split with Blueline on Regina della Pace
Reviewed 09 June 2014 by Niall
We arrived at Ancona port to find the ticket desk completely closed down with very little information on where to get tickets, only for there were other travellers we overheard talking about a bus we were lucky to make our ferry - although we were 4 hours early. After arriving at the ticket desk (5 minutes bus jouney away) there was more confusion regarding which desk to go to. The ferry trip itself was very plesant, the staff and accommodation were top class. However lack of organisation was seen again when we docked at Split, all foot passengers were directed down the stairs to disembark to find that the door was locked and we were trapped in the stair well in sweltering heat for over 10 minutes. This was a very long time to have so many people crammed into a narrow stairwell with no information provided as to what the hold up was. This was a serious health and safety concern if anything had gone wrong.
'Niall ' travelled Ancona Split with Blueline on Regina della Pace
|Ancona - Stari Grad with Blueline - 1 Sailing Weekly / 9 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Ancona - Zadar with Jadrolinija - 7 Sailings Weekly / 6 hour crossing|
|Ancona - Stari Grad with Jadrolinija - 4 Sailings Weekly / 9 hour 41 minute crossing|
|Bari - Dubrovnik with Jadrolinija - 6 Sailings Weekly / 9 hour crossing|
|Venice - Mali Losinj with Venezia Lines - 2 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 15 minute crossing|
|Venice - Pula with Venezia Lines - 4 Sailings Weekly / 3 hour 15 minute crossing|
|Venice - Porec with Venezia Lines - 7 Sailings Weekly / 2 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Venice - Rovinj with Venezia Lines - 7 Sailings Weekly / 3 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Venice - Piran with Commodore Cruises - 1 Sailing Weekly / 3 hour crossing|
|Venice - Pula with Commodore Cruises - 1 Sailing Weekly / 3 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Venice - Porec with Commodore Cruises - 1 Sailing Weekly / 3 hour crossing|
|Venice - Umag with Commodore Cruises - 1 Sailing Weekly / 2 hour 30 minute crossing|
Ancona is a provincial capital of the Marche region, not quite midway down the Adriatic coast of Italy. It is one of Italy's more important ports, the terminus of the main rail line through central Italy, and the point of departure for many lines of passenger ships and ferries to Croatia, Albania and Greece. The town is finely situated on and between the slopes of the two extremities of the promontory of Monte Conero, Monte Astagno to the South, occupied by the citadel, and Monte Guasco to the North, on which the cathedral stands. The latter, dedicated to S. Ciriaco, is said to occupy the site of a temple of Venus, who is mentioned by Catullus and Juvenal as the tutelary deity of the place. After the fall of the Roman empire Ancona was successively attacked by the Goths, Lombards and Saracens, but recovered its strength and importance. It was one of the cities of the Pentapolis under the exarchate of Ravenna.
Split is the largest and most important city in Dalmatia, the administrative center of Croatia's Split-Dalmatia county.
The city is situated on a small peninsula on the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea. Although the beginnings of Split are usually linked to the building of Diocletian's Palace, there is evidence that this area was inhabited as a Greek colony even earlier.
Diocletian was a Roman emperor who ruled between AD 284 and 305 and was known for his reforms and persecution of Christians. He ordered the work on the palace to begin in 293 in readiness for his retirement from politics in 305.
Today, Split is a city who's economy relies mostly on trade and tourism. There are also some old industries undergoing a much needed revival, such as agriculture (fishing, olive, wine production), paper, concrete, and chemicals.