Winter Sailings with Star Clippers
1st September 2016
The start of September is often marked by a slight drop in the comfortable and warm temperatures enjoyed in the UK throughout the summer. Unfortunately, these temperatures are unlikely to rise again for the rest of the year. However, respite can be found in the form of Star Clippers winter deals, with itineraries available in a number of exotic destinations, each boasting warmer climes, golden beaches, and tropical temperatures. If you’re looking for the perfect escape this winter and attracted to the elegance of tall ship sailing, look no further than an exotic Star Clippers cruise.
When it comes to thinking of the perfect winter escape, very few places can rival the Caribbean. Its vast number of island paradises offer tranquil, white-sand beaches; crystal blue waters; and hidden coves that will take your breath away. Unlike larger cruise ships, the elegant Star Clippers tall ships are able to dock at smaller ports of call and untouched areas that are generally considered to be inaccessible.
One of the best winter itineraries available in December will take you on a tour of the Leeward Islands on board the Star Clipper. Sailing out of St Maarten and stopping at a series of beautiful destinations including Dominica, Iles Des Saints, Antigua and St. Barts.
Having recently opened itself up to the world for international tourism, Cuba is currently one of the most popular destinations in the world – and rightly so. A 40-year trade embargo has resulted in this large Caribbean island being frozen in time. Vibrant vintage cars roam the streets of Havana and fine architecture can be discovered everywhere you look.
Cuba is the perfect place to go for a spot of Latin flair this winter, and with the Star Flyer operating itineraries throughout January – there is no better time to see this fantastic island. Starting in either Cienfuegos of Havana, you will have the chance to experience Cuban destinations such as Cayo Largo and Punt Frances, as well as British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands.
Far East Asia
In December 2016, Far East Asia will become the newest addition to the range of destinations – enabling intrepid explorers to sail around Thailand and Singapore. From December 2016 to April 2017, the Star Clipper will operate roundtrip itineraries out of Phuket, sailing to some of the most glorious, untouched destinations on earth.
Destinations visited along the way include the Similan Islands – otherwise known as the nine islands – which are renowned for snorkelling and diving. You will also be able to visit Ko Hong, where you will find one of the area’s prettiest bays, surrounded by towering monolithic rocks. In addition to these destinations, selected cruises can also take you to the bustling far-eastern metropolis of Singapore.
With so many possibilities available with Star Clippers, there is no reason to be suffering from the winter blues. Unlike other cruise lines, Star Clippers offer the chance to experience a bygone era of traditional tall ship sailing while visiting some of the most mesmerising destinations on earth.