Ocean Voyages with Star Clippers
8th September 2016
As the autumn and winter months begin to arrive, so too do colder temperatures and more reasons to think about embarking on a holiday. The Caribbean is the perfect destination at this time year, with warm temperatures being boasted throughout the winter season and Star Clippers can take you there in style.
October marks the beginning of a season of transatlantic voyages – each of which enabling you to cruise from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean. Both the Star Flyer and the Royal Clipper will operate itineraries to Barbados, while the Star Clipper will complete a nine-day sailing along the Suez Canal to some of Egypt’s finest highlights. This week, Star Clippers takes a closer look at three exciting itineraries which offer an insight into a bygone era of exploration.
Star Flyer – 22 nights – Malaga to Barbados – 15th October 2016
Departing from Malaga, the unique itinerary on board the Star Flyer will take you to a range of Mediterranean destinations before embarking on a 13-night sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. This exciting cruise will see you elegantly float to Tangier in Morocco and Cadiz, where you have the option to embark on an additional tour of Seville.
After spending two days at sea, you will arrive at Madeira, before visiting the gorgeous islands of Gran Canaria and La Gomera. With 13 days at sea, these cruises are ideal for those looking to escape the stresses of everyday life. You will get as far away from land as is possible as you gently glide across the Atlantic Ocean before arriving at the gorgeous white sand beaches of Bridgetown, Barbados.
Royal Clipper – 28 nights – Rome to Barbados – 22nd October 2016
The magnificent five-masted Royal Clipper is a sight to behold. While sailing on board this traditional tall ship, you will be able to experience some of the highlights of Europe and Northern Africa before crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Starting in the wonderful city of Rome, you will visit the French island of Corsica and the Spanish islands of Menorca and Ibiza.
You will then visit Motril, which offers the chance for an optional tour of Granada, before visiting the Moroccan ports of Safi (for an optional tour of Marrakesh), Casablanca, and Tangier. This is followed by series of stops in Cadiz (for an optional tour of Seville), the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, and Canary Island of Tenerife. Santa Cruz, Tenerife, is the last stop before embarking on your transatlantic journey – which will eventually take you to the white-sand beaches of Bridgetown, Barbados.
Star Clipper – 9 nights – Athens to Safaga – 29th October 2016
The Suez Canal is one of greatest industrial achievements of the 19th century, enabling vessels to travel easily between Europe and Asia and thus eliminating the need to sail around the southernmost tip of Africa. This nine-night sailing from Athens to Safaga, Egypt, offers a unique way to see the Suez Canal and an array of impressive historical landmarks.
Sailing out of the Greek capital, you will be able to visit the stunning islands of Santorini and Rhodes before heading to Alexandria, Egypt. From here, you will travel to Port Said, which is situated at the entrance to the Suez Canal and provides an ideal point of access to travel to Cairo and ancient monuments such as the Pyramids of Giza. A beach stop in the fabulous Sharm el Sheik follows this, before finally arriving in Safaga – an ideal point of access for Luxor.
Star Clippers ocean voyages enable you to explore a bygone era of traditional tall ship sailing. Unlike other cruise lines, the three Star Clippers vessels can each take you on an unforgettable journey to small islands, hidden coves, and secret beaches that are generally inaccessible to larger cruise ships.