Enjoy one of the last Caribbean cruises of winter 2017
9th February 2017
Prior to the commencement of the long-awaited Mediterranean season, Star Clippers ships will embark on a series of Caribbean sailings throughout the winter. The Caribbean season started in December 2016 and will continue through to the end of March, meaning that there is limited time to book your place on of these fabulous itineraries. Additionally, the Cuba season, which also started in January, will come to a close for the season towards the end of February 2017.
Each Caribbean itinerary focuses on a different set of islands including the Windward Islands, Grenadine Islands, Leeward Islands. There are also two unique itineraries focussing on the southernmost islands, incorporating destinations including St Maarten, the British Virgin Islands, and the Dutch Islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.
With only a limited amount of time remaining to enjoy a Caribbean or Cuba cruise for the season, we take a look at two of the itineraries you may be able to enjoy with Star Clippers before the commencement of the Mediterranean season.
Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao – Royal Clipper – 25th March 2017
Unlike many of the Star Clippers Caribbean itineraries - which are seven nights in duration – the Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao itinerary offers 14 nights of total bliss and relaxation. Sailing out of Bridgetown, Barbados, this roundtrip itinerary focusses on the southernmost of the Caribbean islands, incorporating many lesser-known islands.
These include the Venezuelan island destinations of La Blanquilla, Isla de Coche and Testigo Grande – all of which offer a number of untouched white-sand beaches that are unparalleled anywhere else in the Caribbean. Additionally, this itinerary also incorporates some of the tranquil islands of the Grenadines and the lush green island of St Lucia before returning to Barbados.
Caribbean Crossing – Star Flyer – 25th February 2017
The 25th February sees the Star Flyer embark on the last Cuba itinerary of the 2017 winter season. This 14-night Caribbean crossing incorporates not only the vibrant and passionate island of Cuba but also many other islands including Jamaica and the British Virgin Islands. Sailing out of neo-classical city of Cienfuegos, you will sail towards Jamaica, where two full days will enable you to experience the delights of Montego Bay and Port Antonio.
Passengers will then sail to the charming architectural city of Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic – famed for disputably being the resting place of Christopher Columbus. This itinerary also incorporates overnight stays in a selection of the British Virgin Islands as well as the intriguing island of Saint Barthélemy – also known as St. Barts – which was the only Caribbean island to be under Swedish rule for a significant length of time. The cruise then comes to an end in the city of Philipsburg, on the Dutch island of St. Maarten.
While the Caribbean and Cuba seasons may be drawing to a close, there are still plenty of itineraries available. Whether you choose to traverse the Atlantic or explore the delights of Far East Asia, you will be able to relive a bygone era of traditional tall ship sailing.