• Overview
  • Itinerary
  • The Ship
  • Trip Includes
  • Trip Excludes
  • Trip Route
  • Cost

Date: June 3 – 11, 2021
Host: Locally guided aboard Star Legend
Cost: Civilized Adventures Special Offer – See costing tab and call us for details!
Trip Type: Cruising – Yacht to Small Ship, Hosted Small Groups

This odyssey starts in Athens, among the shadows of the Parthenon, silent monuments to ancient athletic competitions. Then transit the tapered, sheer-walled Corinth Canal, a time-saving dream of the rulers of antiquity for 2,000 years, but only reality in 1893. Learn about the global success of Croatian organic vineyards as you sample varietal wines in a farming village. Take in Dubrovnik’s Old Town charms from the heights of a cable car. Savor local delicacies on a Montenegro olive farm tour outside Kotor. Admire Zadar’s Medieval city walls and charming boutiques. The journey ends in Venice, a city to be savored. Let a gondolier serenade you as you glide past graceful palazzos.

Highlights:

  • Newly renovated all-suite ship
  • Leave larger ships in your wake as you transit the narrow Corinth Canal
  • Visit Delphi, where the oracle once shared her wisdom in perplexing riddles
  • Listen for the sound of the giant Sea Organ near Zadar
  • Walk the medieval alleyways of Kotor to discover Baroque palaces and Romanesque churches
  • Enter Dubrovnik’s majestic city walls to find an Old Town still savoring the Middle Ages
  • Overnight in Venice with extra time to appreciate St. Mark’s, the canals and the Bridge of Sighs – there’s only one Venice

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Athens, Greece
With 3,000 years of history, you can’t turn around in Athens without encountering the past. The Acropolis, a UNESCO site, the Plaka, and the Acropolis Museum are must-sees. But leave time if you can to climb Pnyx Hill for photos of the Parthenon at sunset, to buy your own set of Greek komboloi (worry beads), and to explore the metro stations that serve as mini-museums for the relics that are constantly being unearthed.
Day 2: Transit Corinth Canal & Delphi, Greece
You’ll want to be on deck today as we transit the narrow Corinth Canal with other private yachts and Greek mail steamers. It’s a shortcut reserved for petite ships like ours, and as we cruise between the narrow limestone walls we are the envy of all the ancient Romans who once portaged their ships along this very route before there was a canal.

Before there were fortune cookies there was the oracle of Delphi, dating back to 1400 B.C. The oracle gave cryptic guidance to the leaders of the day and was so highly respected that Delphi, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, became known as the center of the world. An optional tour lets you go exploring, from the Temple of Apollo to the Delphi Archaeological Museum, which contains some of the finest works of art in Greece.
Day 3: At see
Today will be at sea, which affords you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the amenities and entertainment onboard Star Legend.
Day 4: Dubrovnik, Croatia
While larger ships pass by, we anchor right beyond the famous walled city so you can admire its beauty with every glance. Tender ashore and step right into Old Town, a UNESCO site where no cars are allowed, just eons of history. Capture the exhilarating views on your camera — and in your memory. End your day at the Buza Café (if you can find it) watching bold divers leap off the cliffs into the crystalline sea.
Day 5: Kotor, Montenegro
This is one of Montenegro’s most beautiful bays, and the approach offers one breathtaking fjord-like view after another. Just when you’ve reached your fill of blues and greens, the bright red rooftops of the medieval Old Town come into view. The entire area has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The charming streets of Old Town remain car free, filled with 12th century Baroque palaces and Romanesque churches. For a fresh perspective, climb to the fortress on the hill for a breathtaking vista.
Day 6: Zadar, Croatia
Something here will capture your heart. A Roman amphitheater, 9th century churches, and museums packed with Byzantine-era artworks crowd the peninsula that tidily contains the Old Town. It’s a tempting way to spend the day for sure. While away the day listening to Zadar’s giant Sea Organ, a haunting musical improv performed by the surging Adriatic or share a bench with a sun-drunk cat as you bite into a truffle.
Day 7: Piran, Slovenia
Situated on a tiny piece of land jutting into the sea and considered to be the most beautiful of Slovenia’s coastal towns, Piran is full of medieval architecture, narrow streets, and compact houses. A walk to the beautiful oval-shaped main square will greet you with a statue of Giuseppe Tartini, composer and virtuoso violinist, and the most famous man of Piran. Around the square are attractions like Venetian House, and a delightful Gothic-Venetian structure, The Sergei Masera Maritime Museum and the Church of St. George with its gorgeous view over the city and the harbor from the bell tower. Take a tour to the nearby Skocjan Caves National Park, a UNESCO site.
Day 8: Venice, Italy
No other sea approach in the Adriatic raises goose bumps like Venice, where the entire city and its lagoon are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your luxurious home-away-from home, you arrive already equipped with a sense of what it’s like to live in the city that’s neither land nor water. Add your own sigh to the Bridge of Sighs, sip a spritz al bitter as you plot your agenda, and let the water taxis do your navigating unless you don’t mind getting lost. Not such a bad prospect, with serendipitous discoveries around every corner.

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Consider spending a few extra days in Greece or Italy before or after your cruise. Please contact us, about possible extension options.

Starting January 2021, this all-suite ship will complete renovation as part of the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative to provide more of what our guests love. New public areas, including two new dining venues, a new spa, elevated pool, and fitness area. The ship also boasts all new bathrooms in every suite and a new category of Star Suites, featuring a new layout. With ocean views and at least 277 square feet of  suite comfort, Star Legend is the perfect ship for cruising the Adriatic from the serenity of your suite.

Carrying only 312 guests, Star Legend still tucks into small ports and narrow waterways like the Corinth Canal.

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Includes:

  • Accommodations for 7 nights onboard Star Legend
  • All meals in all venues at all times, including room service menu available 24 hours
  • All non-alcoholic beverages, including cappuccino, espresso, and other specialty non-alcoholic drinks
  • Welcome cocktails at reception
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of Fitness Center
  • Unlimited use water sports equipment
  • Informative nightly port talks and destination briefings

Excludes:

  • International flights to Athens/ home from Venice
  • Travel & Personal accident insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Port, security, and handling fees of US$180 per person (additional charges)
  • Shore activities (chargeable)
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff
  • All items of a personal nature including spa
  • Any increases due to circumstances beyond our control

Cost

Starting in Athens, Greece/Ending in Venice, Italy:

Civilized Adventures Special Offer – Price starting from US$3,901* per person :

  • Twin share in Category Star Porthole Suite (entry level cabin)
  • Please inquire if interested in Single Supplement

Our recommended category on this ship is the Star Balcony Suite, starting from US$5,431* per person. Other cabins available, ask us for more details!

* Port taxes of US$180 per person are additional. 

All quoted prices effective at time of publication (July 13, 2020). A deposit of 15% reserves your space. Itinerary is subject to change due to improvements or changes in local conditions; prices are subject to change.