Celebrate Christmas on board a cruise with Star Clippers
24th November 2016
Christmas is unquestionably one of the most joyous times of the year – a time which sees families and friends come together in celebration. Unfortunately, one of the lesser finer elements of the festive period comes in the form of colder and temperatures and shorter days. Star Clippers can offer an ideal and tempting alternative.
The tall ship line will be operating a series of Christmas cruises throughout the winter period, taking passengers to some of the finest destinations in the Caribbean and across Far East Asia. Imagine spending Christmas day sunbathing on a warm white-sand beach with nothing but the sound of the gentle turquoise waters brushing the shore. This week, we take a closer look at the three options available that will enable you to celebrate Christmas in style.
Royal Clipper – BVI – Christmas – 17th December 2016
Caribbean – 10 Nights
The impressive five-masted Royal Clipper will embark on a 10-night roundtrip cruise out of Bridgetown, Barbados. After spending a day at sea and getting a feel for the ship, you will visit Gustavia, on the island of St. Barts before heading to the British Virgin Islands. Of the 17 inhabited islands, you will get to visit three of the finest including the well-visited islands of Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, and Virgin Gorda; as well as the lesser known Normal Island – which is thought to have been a key factor in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel ‘Treasure Island’. You will spend Christmas Day in Terre De Haut – one of the islands that make up the Iles des Saints – which is home to an array of unparalleled beaches.
Star Flyer – Christmas Sailing – 18th December 2016
Caribbean – 9 Nights
Sailing out of Philipsburg, St. Maarten, on the 18th December, this 9-night Caribbean itinerary will take you to a range of stunning destinations. Much like the Royal Clipper’s itinerary, she will sail to the British Virgin Islands and there will even a point where to the two ships come together, on the 22nd December. Guests sailing on this itinerary will be able to spend Christmas Day in Charlestown, the capital of Nevis. This tiny island is truly mesmerising in terms of its natural beauty and is almost completely untouched and it's fascinating to think that there weren’t even any roads here until 1951.
Star Clipper – Christmas Sailing – 23rd December 2016
Far East Asia - 7 Nights
Rather than heading west, why not consider heading to the Far East this winter? Star Clippers brand new Asia itineraries commenced earlier this year and can take you to some of the finest beach destinations Thailand and Malaysia have to offer. Sailing out of Phuket, guests will embark on a 7-night sailing to a series of gorgeous, untouched and peaceful beach destinations. You will spend Christmas Day on the Thai island of Ko Hong, which is surrounded by towering monolithic rocks providing ample shade on this gorgeous white-sand beach. Additionally, this cruise can also take you to the bustling metropolis of Singapore – a fascinating city of culture, gardens, and fantastic food.
If you fancy a change of scenery this Christmas, Star Clippers’ festive itineraries are a perfect choice. Additionally, the tall ship line will also be operating itineraries throughout the new year, providing the opportunity to see in the beginning of 2017 in style.