Itinerary + Map

Day 1 Cruise: Dubrovnik
Your cruise commences with an arrival transfer to the MS New Star. This evening, enjoy a welcome meeting and dinner on board. (D)

Day 2 Cruise: Dubrovnik – Sipan
Take a walking tour of Dubrovnik’s spectacular Old Town and this afternoon begin your cruise adventure to Sipan, famous for its wine and delightful laid-back ambiance. (B, L)

Day 3 Cruise: Sipan - Mljet - Korcula
A short cruise away is the island of Mljet. Discover the unspoilt beauty of the National Park and its two unique salt water lakes and medieval monastery before cruising to Korcula. On arrival, join your fellow travellers on a walking tour of this enchanting town. (B, L)

Day 4 Cruise: Korcula - Vis
Cruise to beautiful Vis, which until the late 80’s was closed to tourism and served as a military zone for the Yugoslav army. The island’s authenticity is still evident as you explore Vis Town’s waterfront. (B, L)

Day 5 Cruise: Vis - Bisevo - Hvar
A morning cruise to Bisevo Island’s Blue Cave, one of the most unique natural phenomena in the world. Only recently opened to the public, its silvery blue waters are a must-see. Your journey continues to Hvar Town, the historical centre of Hvar Island, for a guided walking tour. (B, L)

Day 6 Cruise: Hvar
Begin your day with a cruise along this beautiful island to its ancient port of Stari Grad. Experience the true nature of the Adriatic as you stop for swims in secluded bays and coves before continuing your exploration of the island by coach. Take an excursion to Hvar’s small fishing villages to get a glimpse of traditional island life, see its vineyard-covered hills, olive groves and undulating rosemary and lavender fields (seasonal). Enjoy a tasty peka lunch including wine tasting at a local konoba (traditional tavern) and return to Stari Grad with the evening free. (B, L)

Day 7 Cruise: Hvar - Brac - Split
Explore one of the Adriatic’s loveliest islands, Brac, with a swim at the famous Golden Horn. Afterwards, cruise to enchanting Split. With your guide walk the historic streets of the city centre built around the 4th century Diocletian’s Palace and then enjoy your final dinner on board with traditional Klapa entertainment. (B, D)

Day 8 Cruise: Split - Trogir - Skradin - Plitvice
Farewell your captain and crew as you continue your travels by coach north into Croatia’s heartland. Visit Trogir for a tour of its ancient artistic centre before a culinary stop at Bibich Winery where you will taste locally produced wines and regional delicacies. Continue to Plitvice Lakes National Park and check in at the family run Hotel Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo which is located near the Big Waterfall at the entrance of the National Park. (B, L)

Stay at:
Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo (4 star)

Day 9 Plitvice - Zagreb
This morning join your guide for a walking tour through the park where 16 terraced lakes are connected by cascading waterfalls offering breathtaking scenery. Then journey to Croatia’s lively capital Zagreb, and uncover the history of the Upper Town, St Mark’s Church, Zagreb Cathedral and Government Palace on a guided walking tour. Celebrate the conclusion of your tour at this evening’s farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)

Stay at:
Sheraton Hotel (5 star) or similar

Day 10 Zagreb - Ljubljana - Bled
Continue your journey to neighbouring Slovenia stopping in its lovely capital Ljubljana for a guided walk of the Barque Old Town and castle. Proceed to picturesque Bled for a sightseeing tour which will include a pletna boat ride on lake Bled and its imposing castle. (B, D)

Stay at:
Hotel Astoria (4 star) or similar

Day 11 Bled - Julian Alps - Bled
Uncover the enthralling alpine region as we travel to stunning Lake Bohinj for a cable car ride to the top of Mt Vogel with its incredible vistas. Continue your regional exploration and visit a local tourist farm for an opportunity to partake in a butter making workshop. This evening, travel to a nearby village for a traditional and lively dinner. (B, D)

Day 12 Bled - Postojna - Venice
This morning we discover Postojna, one of Europe’s largest cave systems. Then cross the border into Italy and journey to Venice. This evening, join your group for a farewell dinner to mark the conclusion of your tour. (B, D)

Stay at:
BW Premier Collection Continental (4 star) or similar

Day 13 Venice
Our cruise-tour concludes with a departure transfer for our onward journey. (B)

  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Cruise Manager
  • Visitor Tax and port fees
  • National Park Fees
  • Daily cabin service
  • Fresh towels and bed linen mid week
  • Luggage handling
  • 7 night cruise in sea-view cabin
  • 4 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels
  • Modern air-conditioned coach for land transportation
  • 12 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 6 dinners
  • Tea, coffee and wine with meals (cruise only)
  • Guided sightseeing tours of:
    Plitvice Lakes National Park


Prices are per person in NZD

Date Twin/Double Single
Standard Cabin, Lower Deck Standard Cabin, Main Deck Single Cabin, Main Deck Standard Cabin, Upper Deck Standard Cabin, Lower Deck Standard Cabin, Main Deck Single Cabin, Main Deck Standard Cabin, Upper Deck
29 May 2021
MS New Star
Enquiry $6,185 $6,645 N/A $6,915 $9,165 $10,045 $8,320 N/A
26 Jun 2021
MS New Star
Enquiry $6,185 $6,645 N/A $6,915 $9,165 $10,045 $8,320 N/A
24 Jul 2021
MS New Star
Enquiry $6,185 $6,645 N/A $6,915 $9,165 $10,045 $8,320 N/A
21 Aug 2021
MS New Star
Enquiry $6,185 $6,645 N/A $6,915 $9,165 $10,045 $8,320 N/A
11 Sep 2021
MS New Star
Enquiry $6,185 $6,645 N/A $6,915 $9,165 $10,045 $8,320 N/A

Ship Information

Boat 1: MS New Star

  • Launched: 2018
  • Length: 45.8m
  • Breadth: 9m
  • Speed: 18.5km/h
  • Crew: 8
  • Passengers: 39
  • Cabins: 8
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Sundeck with deck chairs, sunbeds and jacuzzi
  • Salon restaurant
  • Bar
  • Large screen LCD TV
  • Outdoor lounge with tables and comfortable sofas
  • Rear swimming platform
  • Air-conditioned en-suite cabins
Deck Cabin Bedding Size (sqm) Window To Open
Upper Deck Standard Double 15-19 Window Yes
Main Deck Standard Double/Twin 15-19 Window Yes
Main Deck Standard Single 10-11 Window Yes
Lower Deck Standard Double/Twin 15-19 Porthole No


  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk