Malta, Sardinia and the Balearic Islands

20th July 2017

Throughout the summer and autumn seasons of 2017, Star Clippers will be able to take you to a range of stunning destinations throughout the Mediterranean – with every itinerary differing to the last. Sailing on board either the three-masted Star Flyer or the magnificent five-masted Royal Clipper, you will be transported to an elegant bygone era of traditional tall ship sailing that is completely different to a cruise on board any conventional 21st century cruise vessel.

One of the most unique offerings available during the Mediterranean season is the Malta, Balearics & Spain itinerary. Departing on 22nd October 2017, this nine-night sailing will take passengers on a fabulous journey out of the Maltese capital of Valletta to the islands of Italy and Spain. We take a look at some of the mesmerising highlights you can expect to see on board the Malta, Balearics & Spain sailing.

Valletta

Valletta

The Maltese capital was one of the first locations to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. This fortified city just happens to be wedged between two of the most highly regarded harbours of the Mediterranean, which may help to create the perfect setting – but it is the gems that are tucked away within the city that will lead you on a journey of intrigue. More than 320 monuments and fascinating 16th century buildings encapsulate the civil, religious, artistic and military history of the city.

Cagliari, Sardinia

Cagliari

The Sardinian capital offers a range of possibilities for all tastes and desires. Fortunately, all of the major sites all closely located to one another within the city centre, while the beaches are also only a stone’s throw away. The Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria is a vast complex which, as the name suggests, consists of a sanctuary as well as a basilica and a cemetery. The Bastione di Saint Remy offers fantastic views of the surrounding area while also offering a chance to absorb Sardinian culture. Poetto is the most impressive beach within the area, with 8km of sand upon which to lay down a towel and soak up the sun.

Mahon, Menorca

Mahon, Menorca

Menorca is often overlooked for the larger Mallorca, but the small, bustling capital of Mahon is a real hidden gem. It is home to the biggest natural port in the Mediterranean and the second largest in the world. The culture and heritage of the island is very British, which reflects the era of occupation throughout the 18th century. There are many pavement cafes which offer the perfect place to soak in the local culture and the generally unhurried way of life.

Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca is the only city of the Balearic island of Mallorca, offering visitors a range of historical landmarks and plenty of sandy beaches upon which to relax. Castell de Bellver, also known as Bellver Castle, was built on the ruins of a former Muslim site. This 14th century site contains a museum housing many archaeological finds and sculptures. The oldest part of the city is the Historic Centre, which houses a spectacular cathedral, Arab bath, a church and many art nouveau buildings.

Ibiza

Ibiza

Ibiza has long had a reputation with young Europeans seeking beach relaxation and flamboyant parties. The autumn season brings with it a sense of peace and tranquillity, making the beaches all the more inviting. If you fancy journeying further inland, you will discover many charming markets and shops and an expanse of beautiful countryside.


As well as sailings to the islands of Spain and Italy, Star Clippers will also operate a number of itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean – taking passengers to the Greek Islands. Meanwhile, the Star Clipper will operate itineraries within southern Asia – enabling passengers to beach paradises throughout Thailand and Indonesia.