Celebrate the New Year in style with Star Clippers
17th December 2015
Last week, we took a closer look at some of the cruising options available with Star Clippers over this Christmas period. It is understandable that this is a busy time of the year and one that is often spent with family and friends. So if you’re booked up for Christmas this year, why not consider embarking on a fantastic new year’s cruise in the Caribbean?
Star Clippers have a selection of fantastic Caribbean itineraries to choose between, each of which will enable you to see in the New Year in style. It’s never too late to book and this week, we take a closer look at the fantastic options available.
Royal Clipper – Seven Nights - Saturday 26th December 2015
The five-masted Royal Clipper is the largest and most magnificent of the Star Clippers vessels and will form the perfect setting for New Year celebrations. Sailing out of Barbados on Saturday 26th December, this roundtrip itinerary will take you into the Grenadine Islands and dock in destinations including Grenada, Tobago Cays, St. Vincent and Bequia.
After spending the day in Martinique, you will be able to see in the New Year from on board the ship and get 2016 off to a fantastic start by spending New Year’s Day in St Lucia. You will be able to spend the day in either the secluded and tranquil Marigot Bay or explore the port town of Soufriere. There is also the option to head to Diamond Botanical Gardens, where you will be mesmerised by the natural beauty of the lush green gardens, mineral baths and the soothing sound of surrounding waterfalls.
Star Flyer – Seven Nights – Sunday 27th December 2015
Alternatively, you could venture on a journey around Cuba - the largest of the Caribbean islands and experience a world of vibrant culture which has been frozen in time. Departing from Cienfuegos, Cuba, you will explore every aspect of this iconic nation from salsa dancing to exotic ecosystems that are made up of many species including iguanas.
New Year’s Day, however, will not actually be spent on the island of Cuba, but instead in the nearby Cayman Islands. Grand Cayman may be renowned for being one of the world’s largest banking economies – but amidst the financial district, you will find a beautiful range of turquoise lagoons. You may even be able to experience a close encounter with tame stingray, or embark on the Atlantis submarine tour.
Star Clipper – Seven Nights – Saturday 26th December 2015
As the name of this itinerary suggests, the ‘Treasure Islands’ cruise will take you to some of the Caribbean’s smaller and hidden gems. Your Caribbean journey begins in St. Maarten, the smallest Caribbean island to be shared between two nations (France and the Netherlands). You will embark on a historic journey along Sir Francis Drake Channel and enjoy everything the British Virgin Islands have to offer.
You will spend New Year’s Day on the island retreat of St. Barts (otherwise known as Saint Barthelemy), the only Caribbean island which was formerly a Swedish colony for a significant period of time. Whilst the island may be home to beaches which ooze French “joie de vivre”, the efficiency and cleanliness of Sweden is still apparent today.
Wherever you decide to travel, Star Clippers offer one of the most graceful experiences available on the seas. Sailing on board one of three tall ships, the wind will effortlessly carry you from one stunning beach destination to the next. As well as Caribbean cruises, Star Clippers also operate itineraries around the Eastern and Western Mediterranean, Panama Canal and, as of December 2016, Far East Asia.
On behalf of everyone at Star Clippers, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!