From Afar, Hvar (Croatia)

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Silver Spirit anchored in Hvar, Croatia.

Lovely Silver Spirit anchored in Hvar, Croatia. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

This morning, Silver Spirit anchored off of Hvar, an island that bills itself as the sunniest in Adriatic. No problem with anchoring. Tenders ran frequently, and we hopped on one to go ashore. As you can see in the photo, Silver Spirit appeared stunningly gorgeous at anchor.

Unfortunately, our tour, an off-road excursion, was cancelled because we were the only two who signed up. So we spent an hour walking the seaside promenade alongside the Adriatic.


In Hvar, we walked the seaside promenade. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Hvar is one of those places that we’d like to return to for a longer stay. It reminded us of Saint-Tropez, and we vowed to come back for a week or more.


Hvar is the name of the island and the town. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

For now, though, lovely Silver Spirit beckoned, departing at 5 p.m. to take us to our last port of call, Venice.

Silver Spirit

Back to Silver Spirit, waiting to set sail to venerable Venice. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

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  • splitcroatia

    You are right about coming back for a week or more. The word of a guy who is born there!

  • theavidcruiser

    Not a lot. USA Today says, “The CDC has yet to make its report listing reasons for the failing grade public.” So we don’t even know why Silver Shadow failed.

    The paper also says, “The last six inspections of the ship by the CDC have resulted in scores ranging from 95 to 99, according to CDC records.”

  • Crystal fan

    What do you make of the latest CDC report for the Silversea Company ship that failed inspection?