New 2018 itineraries announced

11th May 2017

2017 is certainly a great year to be embarking on a tall ship sailing with Star Clippers, with new routes unveiled in Far East Asia and classic routes in the Caribbean and throughout the Mediterranean also returning. The three ships of the Star Clippers fleet are unlike any other in the cruise industry.

Fully rigged and equipped with traditional sails, these elegant ships sail from one destination to the next with the force of the wind helping you to glide elegantly across the crystal-clear waters. These ships are significantly smaller than most traditional cruise vessels, providing a unique opportunity to visit a range of smaller and less easily-accessible destinations.

If you booked a cruise in 2017 and fell in love with the sailing experience, or you are yet to embark on your summer cruise, you may be interested to find out more about Star Clippers’ newest offering. In 2018, the line will offer a range of new and exciting itineraries throughout the Caribbean and Mediterranean, taking passengers to destinations such as Jamaica, Morocco and the Canary Islands.

This week, we take a look at each of the newly announced itineraries - all of which are sure to whet your appetite for a 2018 sailing.

Cannes to Monaco – 23rd June 2018 – 4 nights – Star Flyer

Monaco

If you are looking to test the waters before dedicating to a longer cruise, this 4-night sailing along the southern coast of France may be the perfect option. Sailing out of the glamourous city of Cannes, passengers will get to soak up the sun in a range of Italian mainland and island destinations including Lerici, Elba and Portofino before bringing the cruise to a spectacular end in Monaco.

Cannes to Rome – 30th June 2018 – 5 nights – Star Flyer

Rome

Experience the charming towns and cities of both France and Italy with this short five-night cruise, which will take you on a journey out of Cannes to the impressive city of Rome. Along the way, you will get to experience the fishing village of Portofino and relax on golden beaches on the islands of Elba and Corsica. You will also be able to enjoy a comprehensive tour of Corsica, spending a day in the old town of Bastia and the fascinating citadel of Porto Vecchio.

Rome to Athens – 5th July 2018 – 9 nights – Star Flyer

Acropolis

After arriving into Rome, the Star Flyer will embark on a longer and more comprehensive journey along the west coast of Italy towards the islands of Greece. One of the most stunning regions of Italy – both culturally and visually – is the Amalfi Coast, which really does have to be seen to be believed. This is often regarded as one of the finest areas of the Mediterranean and to see it all from the comfort of the Star Flyer is an experience to behold.

This, however, only marks the beginning of this spectacular itinerary, as you relax on the gorgeous beaches of Sicily and experience the charming Greek destinations of Pilos, Elafonisos and Hydra. Your cruise concludes with a dramatic arrival into the city of Athens, which is widely known for its historical architecture.

Rome Roundtrip – 10th July 2018 – 4 nights – Royal Clipper

Portoferraio

Combine a stay in the impressive city of Rome with a short four-night journey around the islands of Elba and Corsica with this fabulous itinerary. Along the way, you will have the chance to visit vineyards and learn about the ancient Etruscan civilisation in Portoferraio, Elba; visit the golden paradise of Palombaggia, Corsica’s finest beach; wander the streets of the ancient citadel of Bonifacio; and enjoy a spot of retail therapy in the Italian town of Porto Ercole.

Morocco & the Canary Islands – 1st November 2018 – 8 nights - Star Flyer

Tenerife

By the time November comes around, the days of summer are long gone – instead replaced with rain and noticeably colder temperatures. What better a time to embark on a winter escape Mediterranean cruise on board the Star Flyer?

Sailing out of the sun-kissed city of Malaga, you will head southward towards the Moroccan cities of Tangier and Safi and the Spanish city of Cadiz. The gem of this cruise, however, is undoubtedly the Canary Islands and you will be able to enjoy calls into the islands of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, and Gran Canaria.

Jamaica to Barbados – 4th December 2018 – 11 nights – Royal Clipper

St Barts

Alternatively, you could head further afield to pastures new in the Caribbean with the 11-night sailing from Jamaica to Barbados on board Royal Clipper. Sailing out of Montego Bay, this relaxing itinerary will take you to well-known destinations such as Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, to smaller islands including St. Barts and Iles des Saintes. The Caribbean is renowned for its stunning white-sand beaches and natural landmarks and this cruise is the perfect tonic before the Christmas rush.


While the Star Flyer and Royal Clipper are both set to operate itineraries within Europe and the Caribbean throughout 2018, the Star Clipper will continue to sail in Far East Asia, offering itineraries throughout Indonesia and Thailand. For more information or to book a cruise, contact Star Clippers via the freephone number above or speak to an advisor online.