Combine Mediterranean and Caribbean with a transatlantic sailing

27th July 2017

Star Flyer

A cruise with Star Clippers is unlike anything else you will have experienced before. Feel the breeze flow between your fingers as you travel in elegant style to some of the most stunning hidden paradises anywhere on earth. The three-masted Star Clipper and Star Flyer vessels, and the five-masted Royal Clipper offer a way to experience a bygone era of traditional tall ship sailing while also enjoying on board luxury.

The tall ship reached its pinnacle in towards the end of the 19th century, with the vessels being used for worldwide exploration and trading of goods - particularly opium, tea and spices. Many journeys were undertaken across the Atlantic and this remains a popular route to this day. Throughout 2017 and 2018, Star Clippers will operate a number of transatlantic sailings – providing a unique opportunity to experience this route in traditional style.

Each route will take you from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean or vice versa, enabling you to combine the best of both worlds. Start your journey in a charming, historical city such as Lisbon and end it by soaking up the sun on one of the fine beaches that Barbados has to offer. To paint a picture of what you can expect on board a transatlantic sailing, we take a closer look at the westbound itinerary which is due to depart on 23rd November 2017.

Mediterranean

Marrakesh

The charming Portuguese capital of Lisbon is home to an array of interesting architecture and fascinating culture. In November, it will also greet the Star Flyer prior to completing a westbound transatlantic journey. You will almost instantly fall in love with this elegant vessel, which beautifully recreates an era of traditional sailing before your very eyes.

Following your departure, you will embark on a short tour of northern Africa. Casablanca is a bustling hub that brings together the cultures of France, Africa and the Middle East. The Hassan II Mosque can accommodate 70,000 worshippers and is one of the largest mosques in the world. Contrastingly, the Maresque buildings of the Medina offer an insight into pre-war Casablanca. The modern port of Safi is a good place to buy locally-made potteries and also provides a gateway to the iconic city of Marrakesh. Your final stop before traversing the Atlantic is the Canary Island of Tenerife, which is home to an array of golden beaches and the second tallest volcano in the world.

Traversing the Atlantic

Star Flyer

Tenerife is the last destination you will get to see before spending a week and a half at sea. If you are looking to get as far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, this transatlantic sailing is the perfect option for you. As you gently float across the waves, the power of the wind will fill the sails and ease the vessel across the seas.

There are plenty of things to do during your time on board the vessel. You can soak up the sun on one of the loungers on the top deck of cool off in the on board pool. Alternatively, you can immerse yourself in a good book in the on board library or enjoy the comfort of your luxurious and spacious stateroom. Wherever you decide to venture on board the ship, you will be able to appreciate the grandeur of this magnificent vessel which is complete with mahogany rails and vintage décor.

Undoubtedly, one of the most exciting aspects of your time on board the vessel is the fabulous culinary offering available on board. Passionate chefs will prepare international dishes throughout the day that will tantalise your taste buds. For breakfast, you can enjoy a continental spread consisting of items including croissants and cooked items including eggs and bacon. Lunch offers up a range of salads, seafood options and grilled meats. The finest offering, however, comes in the evening – when guests can enjoy delicious delicacies that are perfectly complemented with fine wines.

Caribbean

Bridgetown Barbados

There is nothing more rewarding than seeing land for the first time after spending a total of ten days at sea. Watching the mist disappear and the faint outline of the islands of the Caribbean emerge before your very eyes is certainly a joyful and even romantic experience. There is no better place to experience than the iconic city of Bridgetown, which is home to a number of colourful buildings and invitingly calm beaches. You can sample locally-produced rum at the Mount Gay Rum Distillery or learn about the history of the island at the Barbados Museum.


If you can’t decide between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, a transatlantic sailing offers the chance to enjoy the best of both regions. Alternatively, you can enjoy one of the new sailings available on board the Star Clipper in southeast Asia. For more information, contact Star Clippers via the freephone number above or chat to an advisor online.