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2018: Greek Isles, Montenegro, Croatia with Venice

An 11-Day Cruise Adventure: Story Small Ships® debut sailing begins in Athens and "finalés" in Venice


 

2018 Itinerary:
Discover the Story of the Aegean & Adriatic Seas

Come sail away with Story Land & Sea® on the Tall Masted Ship, Star Clipper Lines' Star Flyer. Join your Story Alumni and Friends on our Alumni Cruise this September. Experience the deluxe accommodation onboard and the world-class service from your Story Cruise Directors, on an itinerary that truly captures the spirit, culture and people of the Eastern Mediterranean.

We will journey through the Greek Isles, which is the best way to see this island country, on the way to Montenegro and Croatia's Dalmatian Coast.

11-DAY CRUISE ITINERARY

Santiago, Chile

Day 1: Sep 1: Embarks in Athens, Greece
ETA 07:00 | ETD 21:45


In the shadow of the Acropolis in the Agora, you can almost hear the voices of Plato, Socrates and Aristotle.

Story Exclusive: Welcome aboard the Star Clipper Lines' Star Flyer. Tonight, we enjoy our first Unique Perspectives' Experience with our traditional Special Welcome Reception. A great setting to experience the beginning of our Bon Voyage! Your Cruise Director, Steve Richards along with host Mark Story will be on-hand to greet you and celebrate.

Bon Voyage!
Tonight we will enjoy dining together onboard the Star Flyer.

Note: Click on the "Extend Your Trip" tab for pre-cruise and post-cruise experiences.

Santiago, Chile

Day 2: Sep 2: Mykonos, Greece
ETA 12:00 | ETD 23:00


One of the most cosmopolitan of all the Greek Islands, Mykonos is a contrast of rocky hills and beautiful beaches.

Mykonos: Consider this Optional Story Group Excursion: Please let us know if you would be interested in this excursion.
We will disembark at Mykonos Port for a specially guided tour of the island. The 2 hour tour includes our local guide, transportation and a tour of Ano Mera village, Tourliani monastery and the Kalafatis and Paradise Beach. Enjoy a walking tour of Mykonos town including Little Venice, and the Windmills. The rest of day at leisure in Mykonos town until transfer back to Mykonos Port for the 10:30pm Embarkation.

 
Santiago, Chile

Day 3: Sep 3: Santorini, Greece
ETA 12:00 | ETD 20:00


The island of Santorini is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands, formed by an ancient volcano. Today, you are invited to join us on our included shore excursion in Santorini.

MYSTERY REVEALED: OUR INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSION IN SANTORINI
12:00:pm We plan to disembark the ship at Santorini New Port at around noon. We will meet our local guide and begin our Island Tour. Our excursion today will include a wine tasting at a local winery in the village of Pyrgos which will afford us a magnificent view of the caldera. Our guided tour will provide interesting commentary about the island and the greater history of the region. We will also enjoy essential leisure time in the villages of Oia and Fira.

7:00pm: We will meet to transfer back to Santorini New Port for 7:30pm embarkation.

Day 4: Sep 4: Ahoy! At Sea!

Story Exclusive: Meet prior to sunset for our special reception to celebrate the launch of Story Small Ships®. More details to follow.


Day 5: Sep 5: Katakolon, Greece
ETA 09:00 | ETD 15:00


Enjoy the beach at little Katákolon, go inland to Olympia, walk through the sacred Temples of Zeus and Hera, and visit the Hippodrome.

Katakolon: Consider this Optional Story Group Excursion: Please let us know if you would be interested in this excursion.
Enjoy a tour of Ancient Olympia and the archeological site. Visit the sites of the Temple of Zeus and the original Olympic stadium. Enjoy free time in modern Olympia.

 
Santiago, Chile

Day 6: Sep 6: Corfu, Greece
ETA 09:00 | ETD 14:00


The lushest (and some say the loveliest) of all the Greek Islands, Corfu lies just a stone's throw from the Albanian coast.

Corfu: Consider this Optional Story Group Excursion: Please let us know if you would be interested in this excursion.
Enjoy our guided tour of Achilleion where you will visit the archaeological site. Early afternoon transfer back to Katakolon Port for your embarkation.

 
Santiago, Chile

Day 7: Sep 7: Kotor, Montenegro
ETA 14:30 | ETD 23:30


Boka harbours one of the prettiest, unspoiled towns you'll ever see, the medieval city of Kotor. Founded by the Romans, fortified during the Byzantine era, then ruled by Venice for much of its history, Kotor has been naturally preserved by its isolation.

Kotor: Consider this Optional Story Group Excursion: Please let us know if you would be interested in this excursion.
Today discover the best of the Montenegro coast in this 6 hour tour. Upon arrival we will proceed to Budva. The beautiful Sveti Stefan peninsula will beckon a photo as we make our way to Budva, the place to relax and spend some free time in one of local restaurants, do some shopping and/or enjoy beautiful sandy beaches. After relaxing in Budva, it is time to go back and explore the charming and historical town of Kotor, listen about cultural monuments and Montenegro legends from your private tour guide. The Old town of Kotor is the best preserved urban centre from the Middle Ages, typical for the towns that were created in the 12 th and 14 th centuries and surrounded by 5 km long ramparts.

 
Santiago, Chile

Day 8: Sep 8: Dubrovnik, Croatia
ETA 14:00 | ETD 23:45


Crowned by the Minceta Tower, the 10th century city walls are the proud symbol of Dubrovnik's colourful history.

Dubrovnik: Consider this Optional Story Group Excursion: Please let us know if you would be interested in this excursion.
Today enjoy about a 5 hour tour with a visit of Cavtat - a little town built on the foundations of ancient settlements which provides a great introduction to the Konavle region and its history. There is a special wine arrangement in Konavle. You will also have an opportunity to visit one of the oldest mills and discover the local tradition.

 
Santiago, Chile


Day 9: Sep 9: Korcula, Croatia

ETA 10:30 | ETD 22:00

Korcul: Consider this Optional Story Group Excursion: Please let us know if you would be interested in this excursion.
The old medieval town of Korčula is like a miniature museum, surrounded by walls and towers. The magnificent architecture strongly attracts each visitor, as well as its residents. The island of Korčula presents a unique contact with the beautiful nature, and a thousands-year-old cultural tradition and history. The Statute of the Town of Korčula dates back from 1214, and is one of the oldest codes in the Slavic world. You will have an opportunity to visit the birth house of Marco Polo, the church of St. Marco and many other monuments. In the birth house of Marco Polo is a small museum containing many old maps from all his journeys and various portraits of this adventure. About 1.5 hours.

 


Day 10: Sep 10: Hvar, Croatia
ETA 11:30 | ETD 18:00


A favorite getaway ever since the time of the Romans, the Byzantines, the Venetians and even Austro-Hungarian royalty.

Hvar: Consider this Optional Story Group Excursion: Please let us know if you would be interested in this excursion.
Hvar Island offers a luxurious island lifestyle that most people dream about. Hvar Island`s history has been dated back to around 6000 BC. Throughout the centuries, this island has become a favorite and treasured vacation spot. The Hvar Heritage Walking Tour is for those who want to see as much as they can in 2 hours. Encompassing all the major sights and landmarks of historic Hvar, this tour offers truly the best and the most complete perspective of what was once the most important Venetian harbour in the Adriatic sea. You will surely enjoy the charm of the Old Town called Groda, the Piazza, the Arsenal and the first public theatre in Europe, the Cathedral of St. Stephen, the Franciscan Monastery, the Renaissance Palaces and many others.

 


Day 11: Sep 11: Mali Losinj, Croatia
ETA 10:00 | ETD 16:00


Cikat Bay, with its 30 kilometers long beach offers every watersport imaginable, or visit the fortified town of Veli Losinj.

Mali Losinj: Consider this Optional Story Group Excursion: Please let us know if you would be interested in this excursion.
This is the biggest town on the island with 7000 inhabitants and at the same time the biggest town of the Adriatic Islands. Mali Losinj was first mentioned in the year 1398 under the name of Malo Selo ("Small Village") when twelve Croatian families came to the island of Losinj, more precisely in the eastern coast of St. Martin bay. In the 19th century the "Small village" became a nautical town because of the sea and marine activities. There is a numerous Austrian aristocracy villas, the church of St. Martin from 1450, and church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary-Annunziata built in 1858, the church of St. Nikola from 1857, dedicated to St. Nikola – a bishop and patron saint of seamen and travelers, Fragrant island garden a garden of the island medicinal plants in Mali Losinj, park forest "Cikat", Ambroz Haracic monument a Croatian botanic, and parish church of the Birth of Blessed Virgin Mary. Up to 2 hours.

 
Santiago, Chile

Day 12: Sep 12: Ah! Venice
ETA 08:00 | ETD 19:30


The perfect finale in Venice, Italy.

The city of Romance beckons. See San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace, La Fenice Opera House, the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Grand Canal, and more.

Sequence of Ports of Call are subject to change. Note: Click on the "Extend Your Trip" tab for pre-cruise and post-cruise experiences.


Find out why more and more travelers are opting to 'Leave the Herd Behind' while discovering the many authentic experiences and heart of the Eastern Mediterranean on a Story Land & Sea® Cruise aboard the Star Clipper.


Ship: Star Clipper Lines' Star Flyer

These true clipper ships reflect their proud heritage in every inch of their polished brass and gleaming brightwork.

When you step aboard the ship you will discover the new age of sail where the traditions of the past are happily married to the comforts and amenities of the present day. These identical sailing vessels, the Star Clipper and Star Flyer, are modern cruise ships in every way, created for luxury-loving passengers who also love the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships. Each ship is over 360 feet long and carries just 170 guests in pampered comfort, along with a staff of 70.

Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like traveling on a private yacht. You'll never feel confined on a Star Clipper, as the ship offers spacious accommodations and expansive teak decks with ample space and not one, but two swimming pools. In fact, you'll find that the ship offers more outdoor space per passenger than most conventional cruise ships.

The décor of the ship is reminiscent of the grand age of sail. Antique prints and paintings of famous sailing ships please the eye, while teak and gleaming mahogany rails are richly reminiscent of Star Clippers' proud nautical heritage.

All Star Clipper's ships feature open-seating dining in an elegantly appointed dining room, our convivial indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar and Piano Bar, and an Edwardian style library where a Belle Époque fireplace glows with a warmth that reflects the friendliness and enthusiasm of Star Clippers' hospitable officers and crew.

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LENGTH: 360 feet
BEAM (WIDTH): 50 feet
DRAFT: 18.5 feet
REBUILD: 1989 (Dania Yacht Design)
GROSS TONS: 2.298 tons
SAIL AREA: 36,000 Square feet
MAST HEIGHT: 226 feet
TOTAL STAFF: 72
PASSENGER CAPACITY: 170
MASTS: 4 Masts, 16 Sails

 
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PRE & POST-CRUISE TOURING WITH STORY - OPTIONS

Pre Option A: 2- DAY PRE-CRUISE ITINERARY

We recommend our 2-Day, 2-Night pre-cruise experience in order for you to see and experience Athens, otherwise you will arrive the airport and go immediately to the ship.
Package Rate for regular Deluxe room $1149 per person
Package Rate for Acropolis View: $1349 per person

Athens Pre-Cruise Experience: Greece with Story Land & Sea®
August 30, 2018: Arrive Athens
(Make your flight date from USA/Canada on August 29)
Upon arrival, be met by our driver for transfer to our deluxe hotel in Athens, the Hotel Grande Bretagne, our home for the next two nights. Enjoy a Story Unique Perspectives' Experience at sunset and then enjoy a welcome dinner of Greek cuisine. It's a 'fiery' experience with our local chef and the wonderful ambiance.

August 31, 2018: Athens Discovery with Story Land & Sea®
Enjoy our sightseeing immersion tour complete with the Acropolis of Athens. The ancient citadel sits atop a high rocky outcropping above the city and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance with the most famous being the Parthenon. We enjoy a driving tour of some of the most renown sites in the city before returning to our hotel for the balance of the afternoon at leisure.

Join the Cruise Director tonight for a special reception.

September 1, 2018: Athens
Enjoy late check-out and included transfer to board our Story Small Ships® cruise onboard the Star Clipper. Bon voyage!

Pre Option B: PRE-CRUISE OVERNIGHT HOTEL

Minimally, we recommend a Pre-Cruise Overnight Hotel stay at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens:
Rate for regular Deluxe room $390 per room per night
Rate for Acropolis View: $594 per room per night

August 31, 2018: Athens Overnight Hotel
Arrive Athens and opt for our arrival transfer ($69 per person) and check in to our luxury hotel. Join our Cruise Director for a reception tonight if you prefer at no additional cost. Opt for the included dinner this evening as well for $85 per person.

Join the Cruise Director tonight for a special reception.

September 1, 2018: Athens
Enjoy late check-out and included transfer to board our Story Small Ships® cruise onboard the Star Clipper. Bon voyage!

 

Post Option 1: Venice 2 Nights with Story Cruise Director - $988 per person based on double occupancy
Enjoy this 2 nights extension

  • Arrival transfer from Venice port to Venice hotel
  • Two (2) nights accommodation in Venice: Luna Baglioni or Bauer Hotel
  • Venice Reception with Cruise Director
  • Story Way® Dining: Venice Welcome Dinner
  • Services of Story Cruise Director
  • Enjoy late check-out or extend your stay in Italy
  • Customary gratuities excluding Cruise Director
  • Departure transfer to Airport VCE

Post Option 2: Continental Tour Series: Venice & Lake district 4 Nights with Story Cruise Director - $2279 per person based on double occupancy
Enjoy this 5 day, 4 night extension

  • Arrival & Departure Transfers
    • Venice port to Venice hotel
    • Intra-Tour transfers
    • Departure transfer Stresa hotel to Milan Airport MXP
  • Accommodation:
    • Two (2) nights accommodation in Venice: Luna Baglioni or Bauer Hotel
    • Two (2) nights accommodation in Stresa on Lake Maggiore: Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees
  • Premium train tickets
    • Venice to Stresa
  • Receptions & Dining
    • Daily Breakfast
    • Venice Reception with Cruise Director
    • Story Way® Dining: Venice Welcome Dinner
    • Stresa Rooftop Reception with Cruise Director
    • Story Way® Dining: Stresa Welcome Dinner on Isola Pescatori
  • Sightseeing & Experiences included
    • Stresa: Optional but included at no extra cost: Join the Cruise Director as you cruise Lake Maggiore
  • Services of Story Cruise Director throughout.
  • Continental Tour Series includes leisure time with guests self-portage on train travel.
  • Customary gratutities excluding Cruise Director
  • Departure transfer to Milan Airport MXP

Post Option 3: Continental Tour Series: Venice, Lake district & Paris 7 Nights with Story Cruise Director- $4649 per person based on double occupancy
Enjoy this 8 day, 7 night extension

  • Arrival & Departure Transfers
    • Venice port to Venice hotel
    • Intra-Tour transfers
    • Departure transfer Paris hotel to Paris Airport CDG
  • Accommodation:
    • Two (2) nights accommodation in Venice: Luna Baglioni or Bauer Hotel
    • Two (2) nights accommodation in Stresa on Lake Maggiore: Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees
    • Three (3) nights accommodation in Paris: Eduardo VII
  • Premium train tickets
    • Venice to Stresa
    • Stresa to Paris
  • Receptions & Dining
    • Daily Breakfast
    • Venice Reception with Cruise Director
    • Story Way® Dining: Venice Welcome Dinner
    • Stresa Rooftop Reception with Cruise Director
    • Story Way® Dining: Stresa Welcome Dinner on Isola Pescatori
    • Story Way® Dining: Paris Farewell Dinner at Le Grand Colbert
  • Sightseeing & Experiences included
    • Stresa: Optional but included at no extra cost: Join the Cruise Director as you cruise Lake Maggiore
    • Paris: (Note: Guests who have already experienced these activities may opt out for a credit. Please inquire):
      • Admission and tour of Louvre
      • Skip-the-Line Adimssion to Eiffel Tower
      • Admission and tour of Versailles
      • Walking Tour of Paris with Story Expert Guide
  • Services of Story Cruise Director throughout.
  • Continental Tour Series includes leisure time with guests self-portage on train travel.
  • Customary gratutities excluding Cruise Director
  • Departure transfer to Paris Airport CDG

2018 Greece, Montenegro & Croatia to Venice

Pricing is per person and in US dollars. Includes all meals onboard, port charges, fees, special Story Land & Sea® excursion and select receptions per itinerary. Cabin categories are limited and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Story Land & Sea®'s Small Ships experience included: 
• Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Buffets (All Dining Included)
• All Port Charges included!
• Story Land & Sea® Exclusives throughout the cruise
• Traditional Story Welcome Reception
• Unique Perspectives Experience
• Exclusive Story Land & Sea® Mystery Excursion (Port TBA)
• Reception to Celebrate Launch of Story Small Ships®
• Farewell Reception 
• Guests will select optional beverage packages (not included).

2018 Greek Isles, Montenegro & Croatia Cruise Departure

In US Dollars

Published Date Category Price Per Person
Departures in September 2018
Sep 1 Category 1 $6379
Category 2 $6279
Category 3 $5579
Category 4 $5479
Category 5 $5179
Category 6 $4943
Payment Schedule:

Deposit: 25% deposit per person.
January 4, 2018: Second deposit of 25% per person.
March 15, 2018: Balance Due.

Shore excursions will be selected optionally onboard the Star Clippers ship by guests. Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance is required. Please inquire for details.


 

Deck Plan

CABIN   SUN DECK
Category 1   Deluxe Outside Deck Stateroom, Two Lower Beds Convert to Double Bed, Minibar, Private Marble Bathroom with Whirlpool Bath, Cabin Doors Open Onto Deck.

 

CABIN   MAIN DECK
Category 1   Deluxe Outside Deck Stateroom, Two Lower Beds Convert to Double Bed, Minibar, Private Marble Bathroom with Whirlpool Bath, Cabin Doors Open Onto Deck.

 

CABIN   CLIPPER DECK
Owner's
Cabin
  Deluxe Outside Deck Stateroom, Two Lower Beds Convert to Double Bed, Minibar, Private Marble Bathroom with Whirlpool Bath, Cabin Doors Open Onto Deck.
Category 2   Larger Outside Stateroom, Two Lower Beds, Double Bed, or Triple Berths, Private Marble Bathroom.
Category 3   Outside Stateroom, Two Lower Beds, Double Bed, or Triple Berths, Private Marble Bathroom.
Category 5   Inside/Outside Stateroom, Two Lower Beds, Double Bed, or Triple Berths, Private Marble Bathroom.

 

CABIN   COMMODORE DECK
Category 3   Outside Stateroom, Two Lower Beds, Double Bed, or Triple Berths, Private Marble Bathroom.
Category 4   Outside Stateroom, Two Lower Beds Double Bed, or Triple Berths, Private Marble Bathroom.
Category 5   Inside/Outside Stateroom, Two Lower Beds, Double Bed, or Triple Berths, Private Marble Bathroom.
Category 6   Inside Stateroom, Upper/Lower Berths, Private Bathroom.

2017-2018 Greece, Montenegro & Croatia Cruise

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