Witness the Monaco Grand Prix Spectacle
17th March 2016
Fans of the high-octane spectacle that is the Formula One racing will be glad to know that the 2016 season is due to commence in just a few days’ time. Australia plays host to the first race of the season, on March 20th, but the event on most peoples’ lips is undoubtedly the sixth race. The glitz and glamour of the Monaco Grand Prix, which is held on May 29th, provides an opportunity to rub shoulders with the rich and famous whilst enjoying a race unlike any other.
Star Clippers will be operating two Western Mediterranean itineraries this year that will provide a gateway to this amazing spectacle. Docking in Monaco amongst the super yachts of celebrities before watching race cars speed around corners of the city streets is an unparalleled experience. We take a closer look at the itineraries that will enable you to experience this amazing event.
Monaco Grand Prix F1 Final, Corsica & Italy
Cannes is one of the many spectacular beach destinations that make up the amazing and iconic French Riviera. Here, the Star Flyer tall ship awaits and, after settling in and relaxing on board, you will sail towards Monaco. Docking into this magnificent port is certainly a sight to be savoured and, upon arrival, you will be amazed by the complete transformation of this tiny nation. Take to the stands and watch the likes of Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton battle it out around the track.
After witnessing this amazing event, you will be glad to know that there is so much more to enjoy and experience. Setting off from Monaco, you will be able to experience St Margherita, in the Liguria region of Italy. Fans of history will be able to delve into the life of Napoleon in Corsica, where he was born, and the Italian island of Elba, where he was exiled. Your cruise comes to a close in the city of Rome, but given the size of this city, you may want to spend a few days in order to fully appreciate sights including the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Vatican City.
Ligurian Sea & Grand Prix Trials
Also departing from Cannes is a cruise itinerary which, although doesn’t provide access to the main event, does provide an opportunity to get a flavour for the race with the Grand Prix Trials. After setting off Cannes, you will spend the best part of three days exploring and fully appreciating everything the French island of Corsica has to offer. A journey to the island of Elba provides an opportunity to visit the two homes in which Napoleon lived whilst banished in Italy. You will also be able to visit the Italian mainland town of Lerici, which is renowned for its location on the Italian Riviera.
Who will make pole position for the final race of the Grand Prix? The race trials in Monaco will certainly provide a flavour of the event and you’ll be able to see it all upon docking amongst the glamorous yachts in the harbour. The Monaco race is the most renowned of the Formula One Grand Prix season and certainly one for the bucket list. But the itinerary doesn’t end with the race trials… You will be able to spend your final day on board the Star Flyer appreciating the stunning beaches, bars and bistros of St Tropez, one of the most renowned destinations of the French Riviera.
The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most important events in not only the Formula One calendar but in terms of racing as a whole. Nico Rosberg has won the race for the last three consecutive years, but could 2016 be the year in which Lewis Hamilton reclaims the title for the first time since 2008? Star Clippers can ensure you are able to witness this amazing event and arrive in elegant style.