The trip up the coast from Dubrovnik to Split was pretty, but too long. I was told eight hours, but it really was about 11 hours. Most of the folks on the deck with me - there were also passengers who had paid for reclining seats and even cabins for this day trip - seemed to be heading for one of the two islands there ferry stops at along the way. They spend most of their time on board sun bathing.
The sight seeing was good, but with long stretches of boredom. After about there hours I struck up a conversation with a woman back packer, Amy, who was going to Hvar, the last island stop. We talked for over four hours and that definitely improved the trip.
I was surprised when I bought my ticket that the charge for the bike was bigger than the charge for me. The total, however, was reasonable, about 32 Euro. I think the ferry line sees bicycles as a good, if small, source of revenue. There were two other bicycles, besides mine, on the ferry. They didn't get off at Split, so I never met their owners.
When I got to Split, I started out in the backpacker line to get off the ship. Then I figured that I better go down to the deck where my bke was and leave the ship with it. I later found out that that cost me about 40 Euros ;-(.
I'm at a hotel - nice, but over priced at 60 Euro - but a backpacker from Iceland who I was visiting with in the exit line for backpackers is at a room in town for 20 Euro. The local folks with rooms wait where the backpackers get off, not where bicyclists get off! Live an d learn...