Cruising information

SoftCOM 2002 and all related events (Tutorials, Workshops, Business Forum, Cities Meeting, Exhibitions) will be held aboard the ship "Dalmacija". 


Each day of the conference the ship will be anchored in one of the ports on the route, and overnight it will sail towards the next destination. This provides participants with the opportunity to share ideas in close contact with their colleagues and to enjoy the pleasant and inspiring ambience while visiting the ports along the beautiful Adriatic coast.

The ship "Dalmacija" will be available for accommodation in the Split harbour on Monday Oct. 7 early afternoon (the day before the Conference openning). There will be a shuttle between Split airport and the ship (with visible tablet "SoftCOM") which will cover all flights on Monday Oct.7.
Registration will start on Tuesday Oct. 8 at 8 am, at the registration desk next to the Ship Reception desk.
The ship departures from each town are scheduled for 8 pm and the ship arrivals to each destination are scheduled for 8 am.
Thus, the ship will depart from Split to Venice on Oct. 8 (Tuesday) at about 8 pm, and will arrive in Venice on Oct. 9 (Wednesday) at about 8 am, and so on.


In October the weather in Split is very nice, with an average temperature of about 20 degrees Celsius and the sea temperature agreeable for swimming. The latest weather forecast for the Adriatic Coast is available here.


How to get to Split

By air: Split can be reached directly or via Zagreb from all world airports. Split airport is only 40 minutes by bus from the city center. For more information please visit Split Airport home pages.

By ship: The Port of Split is connected daily by Rijeka, Ancona and Bari (via Dubrovnik). For more information please visit Jadrolinija home pages.


About ship "Dalmacija"

The 10th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks SoftCOM 2002, will be held October 8-11, 2002 aboard the luxury ship “Dalmacija” visiting attractive cities along the Croatian and Italian Adriatic coastline (Split, Venice, Ancona, Dubrovnik).

Discover some of the most beautiful spots in the Mediterranean with the luxury ship "Dalmacija":


Split is the largest city on the Croatian coast of the Adriatic Sea with a population of 380.000. The visit of Split can offer the travellers an extraordinary city tour without any need to take buses to reach the centre. Even today as you pass along the south promenade of the Palace, you can feel Diocles' spirit. You can also feel the light breeze blowing from the sea as it seems to be playing through the openings of the Cryptoporticus, welcoming to this town, travellers for whom as Diocles said, there will always be a bed, food, drink, music and the presence of God.

The port of Ancona is a natural harbour that was colonised in very ancient times by peoples from Greece and is situated halfway down the Adriatic coast. It has become a traditional port of call for travellers on the route to and from the Baltic countries and continental Europe. The city of Ancona with its well-known buildings of great historic interest crowns the hills surrounding the port - the scenery is wonderful for all those coming in from the sea. A few buildings of inestimable value are to be found inside the port itself such as the Trojan Arch of Triumph, Mole Vanvitelliana and The Romanesque Cathedral of Saint Ciriaco.

One of the most famous cities in the world. Places to visit include Piazza San Marco, Ponte di Rialto, Burano and Santa Maria della Salute. We believe you'll find many others in this jewel of the Adriatic. However, be careful not to be carried away and miss ship.


The old walled city of Dubrovnik is a world treasure, a time capsule offering its visitors an unparalleled glimpse of life in a medieval maritime city state. Recognised by Unesco as a World Cultural Heritage site, the beauty of the old city is matched by the vintage hospitality of its residents. Dubrovnik can be easily explored on foot. Few urban experiences match strolling down the centuries-old promenade known as Stradun. More than an avenue, it is the city's main artery, lined with graceful stone palazzos where people work as well as live.





Ship and Cruising

October 08-11, 2002
Split, Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Ancona, Venice (Italy)

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