Easter Inspiration from Star Clippers
24th March 2016
Easter has nearly arrived and there’s no better time to start thinking about your next holiday. With the festivities being particularly early this year, you would be forgiven for feeling a little disappointed with the current weather conditions in the UK. However, this season also marks the period of transition for Star Clippers, with vessels currently operating itineraries in the Caribbean set to reposition to the Mediterranean in the coming weeks.
Star Clippers will be operating a range of itineraries within the Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean and across the Atlantic. We take a closer look at a few of the best cruises available in the coming weeks.
Barbados to Lisbon/Rome – 09/04/16
Royal Clipper – 16/28 Nights
If you simply can’t decide whether to embark on a Caribbean or Mediterranean cruise, the Barbados to Lisbon/Rome itinerary is a perfect choice. Sailing out of Barbados, you will be able to soak up on the glistening white sand beaches of the Caribbean setting off on a journey across the Atlantic. The next 11 days that follow will provide a unique insight into the traditional tall-ship sailing that dominated the seas until the early 20th century. Sailing on board the Royal Clipper is a magnificent and unparalleled experience in the world of cruising.
Your first sight of land will be the beautiful city of Ponta Delgada in the Azores, which have long provided a stopping point for yachtsmen, traders and explorers. Another four days at sea follow before arriving in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. If you have chosen the extended voyage, your cruise will continue to a range of western Mediterranean ports including Tangier, Morocco; Gibraltar; Malaga; Ibiza; and Corsica before ending in Civitavecchia (Rome).
Spain, Italy, Malta & Greece – 15/04/16
Star Clipper – 15 Nights
If you are looking for a comprehensive voyage of Europe which includes port calls to some of Europe’s smaller and perhaps lesser known destinations, this itinerary is for you. Sailing out of Malaga on board the Star Clipper, you will be able to wake up almost every day to a different destination.
As well as popular destinations such as the islands of Menorca and Ibiza, this itinerary will take you to smaller ports in Spain, Malta, Sicily and the Greek Islands. Gozo is a smaller and remote island of the Maltese archipelago, known for offering visitors beautiful sunsets, stunning coastlines and peaceful countryside. The Greek town of Monemvasia may not look much more than a rock at first glance; however, upon transiting through the large iron fortress gate, you will be amazed at the wonderfully preserved Byzantine port.
Spain & Morocco – 25/04/16
Star Flyer – 5 Nights
Those looking for a shorter getaway may be excited by the 5-night Spain & Morocco Western Mediterranean itinerary. Sailing out of the Portuguese capital on board the Star Flyer, cruisers will be able to experience 5 destinations over the course of six days.
After soaking up the Mediterranean sun during a day at sea, you will arrive in the popular Spanish port of Cadiz, which also provides the option to embark on an excursion to Seville. The following day, you will be able to delve into the spices, markets and culture of Morocco during a port call in Tangier. On a clear day from here, you may be able to see the rock of Gibraltar, which provides a home for many Barbary macaques and is the next destination on the itinerary. After spending two days in the British overseas territory, your cruise comes to an end in the renowned Spanish port of Malaga – known for its gorgeous golden beaches.