"Crossing the deep"
Reviewed 29 July 2014 by Anne
Travelling on board the Regina della Pace has proved to be an eventful experience. The ship departed as scheduled allowing us to view a magical sunset as we left the port. The staff were attentive and professional in their delivery of service. I explored the vessel and all its offering from quiet cabins to sun deck meeting points. All in all the crossing was smooth..
'Anne' travelled Ancona Split with Blueline on Regina della Pace
"Very nice experience on the Regina della Pace"
Reviewed 24 July 2014 by Bertrand
We enjoyed greatly our crossing of the ADRIATIC on board the Blueline Ferry, a week ago. Surprisingly all the food and drinks were at reasonable price, and the same with the large "duty free" shop inside the boat, with a large choice of perfumes, drinks, and specialty food. The 2-bed cabin with window was exremely pleasant, and we have slept as well as if we were at home. The (mostly Filipino) staff was nice and helpful, and everything was well organized. The long waiting in the cars before the customs at Split was probably the only negative aspect of all this nice crossing experience...
'Bertrand' travelled Ancona Split with Blueline on Regina della Pace
"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
|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.