Travel to exotic paradises in Colombia

16th November 2017

Although closer to Nicaragua, the Colombian Caribbean islands of Providencia and San Andres offer many beautiful isolated beaches and a distinctive character.

Due to the small-size and sheer isolation of these minature islands, youw ill be able to enjoy a tranquil experience unlike anything else.

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Four of the best hidden must-visit destinations

10th November 2017

Not only does Star Clippers enable you to appreciate a bygone era of tall ship sailing, you also have the chance to visit a range of hidden paradise islands.

This week, we outline four of the best destinations around the world that you can visit on Star Clippers itineraries which offer the closest description to “paradise on earth”.

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How France II influenced the world

26th October 2017

Set to launch in 2018, Star Clippers’ new five-masted vessel, Flying Clipper, will revolutionise the world of sailing in the same way France II did in 1912.

We take a closer look at this historic sailing vessel, the features she offered on board, and how she compares to the newest addition to the Star Clipper fleet.

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Embark on an ultimate transatlantic adventure

19th October 2017

Throughout history, many ships regularly traversed the Atlantic in search of land and exotic products. Today, you can relive this experience with Star Clippers.

With two westbound sailings operating out of the Mediterranean in November 2017, there is no better time to consider this fantastic traditional sailing opportunity.

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Star Clipper set to switch to Phuket sailings for the winter

12th October 2017

Having operated roundtrip sailings out of Bali, the Star Clipper will now switch to Thailand for the winter, with seven-night sailings out of Phuket.

We take a closer look at some of the unique island destinations you can visit during a seven-night roundtrip sailing out of Phuket.

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Embark on a grand voyage to Spain, Morocco and Portugal

5th October 2017

Each year, Star Clippers operates a series of grand voyages, taking passengers to a number of exotic destinations that do not feature on other itineraries.

In October, the Royal Clipper will operate an unforgettable 12-night sailing, taking passengers from the French Riviera city of Cannes to a range of destinations in across Spain, Morocco and Portugal.

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Explore Morocco with Star Clippers this autumn

28th September 2017

Morocco sits at the gateway to the Mediterranean and offers a blend of European, African, Middle-Eastern and French cultures.

To mark the end of the 2017 Mediterranean season, the Star Flyer will operate a sailing to the highlights of Morocco and the Canary Islands - offering a unique opportunity to explore some of Northern Africa's finest cities.

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The historical rise of clipper ships

21st September 2017

No one really knows how or when the clipper ship came to exist, but these vessels offered unparalleled speeds across the seas that had not been seen before.

This week, we take a look at how the clipper ship rose to prominence in the 19th century and why it remains one of the most sophisticated ways to travel across the seas.

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Four top things to see and do in the French Riviera

14th September 2017

Throughout the autumn months, Star Clippers will offer a series of sailings to the French Riviera, providing an opportunity to discover this exclusive region.

Sailing on board the elegant five-masted Royal Clipper, you will be able to experience a range of destinations including Cannes and St Tropez.

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There’s still time to visit Croatia in 2017...

7th September 2017

The smaller size of the Star Flyer enables her to visit smaller islands and less accessible destinations.

Croatia offers a range of amazing opportunities, with less easily-accessible destinations and tiny islands situated throughout the Adriatic.

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Admire the magnificent Panama Canal

31st August 2017

Throughout the winter season of 2017, the Star Flyer will operate two sailings that will enable you to admire the man-made wonder that is the Panama Canal.

Combining some of the hidden delights of the Caribbean with those of South and Central America, these sailings are not to be missed!

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Enjoy an epic 14-night sailing in Southeast Asia

24th August 2017

Far East sailings with Star Clippers have proven to be immensely popular so far and there is no better way to see it all than on the 14-night fall sailing.

This unique itinerary will see you travel to familiar destinations such as Jakarta and Singapore, as well as a range of untouched island paradises.

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Celebrate Christmas and New Year in the Caribbean

17th August 2017

Celebrate Christmas and see the New Year in style on board the elegant Star Flyer this winter, as she sails to the untouched islands of the Caribbean.

Sailing out of Barbados, we take a closer look at two very different itineraries that are sure to provide you with many happy memories.

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Travel to Cuba this winter

10th August 2017

Cuba is certainly one of the most popular destinations of the moment and, this winter, you can experience it all in elegant style with Star Clippers.

Travelling from the capital of Havana to an array of islands that are inaccessible to larger vessels, we take a look at some of the many reasions to embark on one of these itineraries this winter.

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Journey through the Western Mediterranean on a grand voyage

4th August 2017

Due to depart in October 2017, Star Clippers’ Grand Voyage will take you on a fabulous traditional sailing through the western Mediterranean.

Along the way, you will be able to visit a range of destinations including French Islands, the Balearic Islands, Spain, Morocco and Portugal.

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Combine Mediterranean and Caribbean with a transatlantic sailing

27th July 2017

If you can’t decide whether to visit the Mediterranean or Caribbean, Star Clippers offer the chance to enjoy the best of both on board a transatlantic cruise.

We take a closer look at some of the highlights you can enjoy in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and during your time on board the ship on board a westbound transatlantic sailing.

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Malta, Sardinia and the Balearic Islands

20th July 2017

Malta, the Balearic Islands and the Italian island of Sardinia are all renowned for offering an array of charming architectural wonders and warm beaches.

This October, you can experience these islands in style on board the elegant Star Flyer.

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Enjoy a taster cruise aboard Star Flyer

13th July 2017

The three vessels of the Star Clippers fleet each provide a nod to a bygone era of traditional sailing, taking passengers to a range of hidden paradises in blissful luxury.

If you're still undecided about embarking on a traditional tall ship sailing with Star Clippers, these three-night Eastern Mediterranean sailings may just convince you.

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Float out of Flying Clipper takes place in Croatia

6th July 2017

Construction of the fourth addition to the Star Clippers fleet is well underway, with the Flying Clipper receiving an official float-out in Split, Croatia.

The occasion was marked in tradition fashion, with Ann Krafft, wife of Star Clippers founder, Mikael Krafft, breaking a bottle on the ship's hull.

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Experience Jakarta on board a Star Clippers Indonesia cruise

29th June 2017

On selected Indonesia itineraries, passengers can experience the cosmopolitan city of Jakarta, which is home to a wealth of intriguing Dutch-inspired landmarks.

From historical landmarks to intriguing points of interest, we outline some of the best things to see and do during a day visit to this spectacular city.

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Sailing the Western Mediterranean on board Royal Clipper
Part 2

22nd June 2017

Emma Garratt and Alison Jared of Star Clippers recently embarked on a seven-night western Mediterranean sailing on board Royal Clipper.

The second part of their blog provides insight into the French island of Corsica and the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix.

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Sailing the Western Mediterranean on board Royal Clipper
Part 1

15th June 2017

Emma Garratt and Alison Jared of Star Clippers recently embarked on a seven-night western Mediterranean sailing on board Royal Clipper.

Sailing out of Cannes, they describe their wonderful experiences on board the Royal Clipper and offer an insight into a range of ports on the Italian island of Elba.

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New Mediterranean port announced for 2018/19 itineraries

8th June 2017

Star Clippers will return to Far East Asia and the Caribbean in 2018 and 2019, with new ports also announced for Mediterranean sailings.

This week, we take a closer look at the Greek Ionian island paradise that you wont want to miss in 2018.

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Three hidden gems of the Adriatic

1st June 2017

Sandwiched between Italy and Croatia, the Adriatic is home to a range of stunning coastal towns situated within Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro.

Throughout the summer season of 2017, the Royal Clipper will operate a range of Western Mediterranean itineraries that can take you to these beautiful hidden gems.

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Cruising to Corsica

26th May 2017

Many people associate Corsica with Napoleon, but with golden beaches, charming towns and historical architecture – this French island has much more to offer.

We take a closer look at eight destinations which you will be able to experience on selected western Mediterranean itineraries throughout the summer season of 2017.

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Admire stunning islands of Greece

18th May 2017

The Cyclades region of Greece is home to a range of stunning islands – many of which can be visited during a Star Clippers Eastern Mediterranean cruise.

This week, we take a look at six of the finest Greek islands you can experience in this beautiful region of Europe.

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New 2018 itineraries announced

11th May 2017

This month, Star Clippers released details for a new range of 2018 sailings, taking passengers to stunning destinations in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

We take a look at each of the six new itineraries and the destinations you can experience on board either the Star Flyer or Royal Clipper.

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Blending modern cruising with historic sailing

4th May 2017

Star Clippers cruises offer a glimpse into traditional tall ship sailing while also providing all the comforts of a 21st century cruising experience.

This week, we take a closer look at how Star Clippers offer unique sailing experiences that cruise passengers can associate with.

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See the exhilarating Monaco Grand Prix with Star Clippers

27th April 2017

With exactly one month to go until the Monaco Grand Prix, drivers including as Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel will be keeping an eye on the upcoming racing fixture.

This May, Star Clippers will operate two mesmerising sailings that will enable you to travel right to the heart of Monaco and witness this spectacular event.

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Fancy something a little different? Try an exotic Indonesia cruise

20th April 2017

In addition to Mediterranean sailings on board Star Flyer and Royal Clipper, Star Clippers will also operate itineraries to the exotic islands of Indonesia.

This week, we take a look at each of the three options available in this stunning part of the world.

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The Mediterranean is open for sailing – Part 2

13th April 2017

May is just around the corner and Star Clippers is set to commence their Eastern Mediterranean season, with a series of fabulous itineraries around the region on board the Star Flyer.

This week, we take a look at two of the best Eastern Mediterranean cruises to look out for during the 2017 season.

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The Mediterranean is open for sailing – Part 1

6th April 2017

With warmer temperatures finally beginning to arrive, Star Clippers is set to reposition the five-masted Royal Clipper in the western Mediterranean.

This week, we take a look at two of the best cruises to look out for during the Mediterranean season of 2017.

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Find your Inner Zen with Yoga Cruises

30th March 2017

Back in 2015, Star Clippers introduced a series of yoga cruises – providing passengers with an opportunity to connect with their mind, body and soul.

In 2017, these popular itineraries are set to make a return on routes in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Far East Asia.

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How a slave successfully circumnavigated the globe before Magellan and his crew

23rd March 2017

Many believe Magellan was the first to successfully complete a circumnavigation of the globe, but this achievement goes to perhaps the unlikeliest of people.

We take a closer look at the life of Enrique of Malacca and how he may have been the first to achieve this prestigious feat.

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Dani's adventure to the Caribbean... Aboard Royal Clipper

15th March 2017

Our very own Dani recently embarked on a journey of the Caribbean on board the majestic five-masted Royal Clipper, sailing from St Lucia to Barbados.

In this week's blog, she delivers an in-depth account of her experiences on board this majestic cruise.

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Dani's Journey to Greece

8th March 2017

Sailing on board the Star Clipper, our very own Dani recently embarked on a journey of the eastern Mediterranean.

From the magnificent Acropolis of Athens to the stunningly charming island of Santorini, Dani describes her fabulous experience.

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Eastbound Indonesia Itineraries

2nd March 2017

Star Clipper tall ships provide passengers with elegant sailing experiences around the world - providing a beautiful contrast to the mega ships of the 21st century.

With just over two months to go until the first Star Clippers season in Indonesia, we take a closer look at what passengers can expect on the eastbound itineraries.

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A Closer Look at the Royal Clipper

24th February 2017

After launching in 2000, the Royal Clipper became only the second five-masted fully rigged ship to sail across the seas.

Today, this magnificent vessel offers passengers a series of seasonal Mediterranean, Caribbean and transatlantic sailings. This weel, we take a closer look at this spectacular tall ship.

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Relax on some of the most pristine beaches on earth

16th February 2017

There are many small and hidden island paradises dotted off the coast of Thailand and Malaysia which are generally considered to be inaccessible.

Star Clippers, however, can offer a range of itineraries that can take passengers to these beautiful island paradises.

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Enjoy one of the last Caribbean cruises of winter 2017

9th February 2017

Whether you are looking to experience the tranquil delights of the Caribbean or the charming and vibrant nation of Cuba, Star Clippers offer a unique way in which to travel to these destinations.

With the Caribbean season set to draw to a close in March 2017, there is still time to book a cabin on board one of these fabulous itineraries.

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Combine visits to the Caribbean and Mediterranean with a transatlantic sailing

2nd February 2017

As the temperatures begin to get gradually warmer, the Star Flyer and Royal Clipper will reposition to the Mediterranean for the spring, summer and autumn seasons.

If you can't wait for the Mediterranean season to start, you will be glad to know that Star Clippers will be operating a range of transatlantic itineraries from April 2017, incorporating the best of the east and west.

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Flying Clipper launch moved to 2018

26th January 2017

Influenced by the French Merchant vessel, France II, the Flying Clipper is the most ambitious project Star Clippers has undertaken.

In order to perfect the features of the vessel, the launch date has been moved from August 2017 to 2018.

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Experience the Monaco Grand Prix in 2017

19th January 2017

Since 1929, Monaco has been the home of one of the most prestigious events in the racing calendar - the Formula One Monte Carlo Grand Prix.

In 2017, Star Clippers will operate two unique itineraries that can take you to the very heart of this exciting event.

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Visit the ABC Islands on board the Royal Clipper

12th January 2017

As part of the Star Clippers Caribbean season, the Royal Clipper will be operating a unique sailing to the Dutch islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.

This week, Star Clippers takes a closer look at everything there is to see and do in each of these charming islands.

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Join Star Clippers on an Exciting Journey in 2017

6th January 2017

For the first time in 17 years, Star Clippers will be boosting their fleet of tall sailing ships with the addition of a brand new five-masted vessel.

In addition to this, Star Clippers will also be unveling a new range of Indonesia itineraries - making 2017 a very exciting year for tall ship sailing.

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As seen on BBC’s Planet Earth II...

15th December 2016

From May 2017, Star Clippers Indonesia cruises will enable you to admire komodo dragons within their natural habitat in the Komodo National Park. This is the only natural habitat for these reptiles on earth - providing a home to approximately 5,700 of these specacular reptiles.

David Attenborough and the BBC were keen to showcase komodo dragons in the fascinating new documentary series 'Planet Earth II', which also provides a flavour of what to expect during your time in Komodo Island.

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Sail to the Malaysian islands with Star Clippers

8th December 2016

Last week marked the beginning of Star Clippers brand new range of itineraries in Far East Asia, taking passengers to a number of island destinations across Thailand and Singapore.

In addition to this, these itineraries will also enable you to visit the islands of Malaysia, where you will be able to appreciate a unique culture and a range of fantastic beaches.

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Discover the Delights of the Amalfi Coast

1st December 2016

Italy is one of the most renowned parts of the Mediterranean, but one gem that is sometimes overlooked in the magnificent Amalfi coast.

This is not only one of the most prized areas of Italy but the whole of the Mediterranean and, throughout 2017, Star Clippers will be operating itineraries to this stunning region.

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Celebrate Christmas on board a cruise with Star Clippers

24th November 2016

While the cold winter months of the Christmas period are beginning to take their toll, respite can be found in other corners of the globe.

An array of beautiful beaches, tranquil islands, and charming towns and cities are all awaiting on board a Star Clippers cruise this winter.

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The clipper ships that defined an era

10th November 2016

The rise of clipper ships took place during the 19th century as a means of global exploration and were key in terms of trading goods such as tea, spices and opium.

This week, Star Clippers takes a look at a few of the vessels that shaped the 19th century era of clipper ship sailing.

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Explore Turkish Delights in 2017

3rd November 2016

Through the summer of 2017, Star Clippers will operate Northern and Southern Cyclades itineraries – with the opportunity to visit the highlights of Turkey.

From stunning golden beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see to mesmerising historical and cultural landmarks. A journey to Turkey is one you that will leave you with many happy memories.

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Introducing Star Clippers Indonesia Itineraries

13th October 2016

From May 2017, Star Clippers will be able to take you to a number of hidden gems, untouched islands, and paradise beaches off the coast of mainland Indonesia.

This week, Star Clippers takes a closer look at some of the Asian highlights you can experience on board the Star Clipper.

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Experience the Islands of Croatia with Star Clippers

29th September 2016

The small size of the Star Clippers tall ships means that they are able to dock in smaller ports such as those located on the beautiful islands of Croatia.

This week, we take a closr look at some of the stunning destinations in the Adriatic that you may never have heard of, but that will leave long-lasting memories.

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How Mikael Krafft’s dream became a reality

22nd September 2016

From a young age, Mikael Krafft had ambitions of owning his own fleet of traditional sailing ships. His passion led to the formation of Star Clippers.

We take a closer look at the inspiration behind Star Clippers, from Mikael Krafft's individual expeditions as a child to his business ventures.

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Delicious Dining Options

15th September 2016

After each day of exploring gorgeous untouched islands with Star Clippers, you will certainly appreciate the dining options available on board each tall ship.

Whether you are sailing on board the Royal Clipper, Star Clipper, or Star Flyer; you will be able to enjoy a hearty offering at breakfast, lunch, dinner... And whenever you are feeling peckish.

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Ocean Voyages

8th September 2016

Star Clippers ocean voyages across the Atlantic Ocean and along the Suez Canal enable you to experience a bygone era of tall ship sailing.

These are due to start next month and, this week, Star Clippers takes a look at some of the options available.

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Winter Sailings with Star Clippers

1st September 2016

Star Clippers winter sailings enable you to escape the cold British climate and embark on a journey to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations.

With itineraries in the Caribbean, around Cuba, and in Far East Asia, there are plenty of sailing options available to choose from.

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Dani's Mediterranean Sailing Adventure on the Star Flyer

18th August 2016

Star Clippers UK Account Manager, Danielle Dudley, recently embarked on a Mediterranean cruise out of Rome on board the impressive Star Flyer.

Find out about her experiences sailing to some of the Mediterranean's most beautiful destinations with this week's blog.

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Sail the Tyrrhenian Sea

11th August 2016

Unlike larger cruise ships, Star Clippers traditional tall sailing ships can take you to some of the most amazing and generally inaccessible destinations on earth.

This week, we take a look at the Tyrrhenian Sea and the highlights you can experience with Star Clippers.

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Introducing Star Clippers Asia Cruises

21st July 2016

With less than five months to go until the launch of Star Clippers’ Asia itineraries, there is no better time to start considering you winter holiday escape.

From December 2016, the Star Clipper will operate year-round seven-day roundtrip cruises out of Phuket, Thailand.

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Historical Timeline of Sailing Ships

14th July 2016

The clipper ship as we know it today has taken inspiration from many of the various sailing ships that have been constructed over the past several thousand years.

This week, we take a look at some of the most significant developments in maritime history.

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Visit untouched islands with Star Clippers

7th July 2016

Unlike larger cruise ships, Star Clippers tall ships are ideally sized to access hidden beaches, untouched islands and blissful oases.

This week, we take a closer look at some of the finest destinations you can visit on selected itineraries.

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Donald McKay – The mechanic who revolutionised clipper ships

30th June 2016

The 18th century was defined by the exploration of the seas. Expert mechanic, Donald McKay, built some of the fastest and most elegant clipper ships ever seen.

This week, we take a look at the history of clipper ship sailing and how Donald Mckay may have influenced the Star Clipper vessels of the 21st century.

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Sailing Closer to Home

23rd June 2016

As well as far flung destinations in Asia and the Caribbean, Star Clippers also offer a variety of sailings closer to home, within the West Mediterranean.

We take a closer look at one of the itineraries available which can take you to the the islands of Corsica and Porquerolles, as well as glamourous towns in southern France such as Cannes and St. Tropez.

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The Seven Seas

16th June 2016

Historically, the seven seas have been perceived differently around the world. Despite this, there are more than 70 recognised bodies of water located around the world.

Star Clippers takes a look at these perceptions and how they have changed over the course of history.

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Sail along the Amalfi Coast with Star Clippers

9th June 2016

The Amalfi Coast is one of the Mediterranean’s most popular destinations, offering beautiful cliff-side towns, delicious cuisine and mesmerising views.

Throughout the Summer, Star Clippers will be operating a range of Western Mediterranean itineraries that can take you to this idyllic Italian region.

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Witness Komodo Dragons in Indonesia

2nd June 2016

The Indonesian island of Komodo is renowned for being one of the world’s only natural habitats for komodo dragons.

From May 2017, guests sailing on board the Star Clipper will be able to embark on a fascinating range of itineraries around the Indonesian archipelago, stopping at the Komodo National Park along the way.

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Sailing by Mount Athos

26th May 2016

Built in the 11th century, Mount Athos has become a haven for Orthodox monks and is widely regarded as one of the most religiously important locations on earth.

On select Eastern Mediterranean itineraries with Star Clippers, you will be able to sail past this naturally and culturally beautiful landmark.

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The Longest Serving Sailor

19th May 2016

Provo William Perry Wallis was born to seafaring parents. He started work on board HMS Oiseau at four years old and went on to provide 96 years of service.

Star Clippers takes a closer look into the history of tall ship sailing with this week's blog.

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The Origins of Superstition at Sea

12th May 2016

Historically, sailing was and remains one of the most superstitious professions available. However, these superstitions have a scientific explanation.

Star Clippers takes a closer look into the superstitions of the sea and their origins with this week's blog.

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Exploring the Northern Cyclades

5th May 2016

The Northern Cyclades itinerary with Star Clippers takes passengers to some of the most stunning islands in the Aegean including Amorgos, Patmos and Mykonos.

Star Clippers takes a closer look at some of the stunning beaches, landmarks and culture you can experience during sailing into the Aegean Sea.

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Exploring the Southern Cyclades

28th April 2016

Situated south-east off the coast of mainland Greece are the Cyclades islands, which are perfect soaking up the sun and appreciating Greek culture.

Throughout Summer 2016, Star Clippers will operate a range of itineraries that can take you on a voyage into the gorgeous Aegean Sea.

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How did Croatia obtain its long Coastline?

21st April 2016

The Croatian coastline has been shaped throughout history to become one of the longest in the Mediterranean, much to the detriment of the neighbouring nations of Bosnia and Slovenia.

Sailing on board the Star Clipper, guests embarking on selected itineraries will be to experience Croatia's range of stunning islands and coastal towns.

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Sail into Venice on board the Royal Clipper

14th April 2016

Venice is undoubtedly one of the most romantic destinations on earth and its many threading canals will take you on a journey of elegance and discovery.

Sailing on board the Royal Clipper, guests sailing on board selected itineraries will be to experience everything this stunning city has to offer.

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Rosanna's Cuban Honeymoon

7th April 2016

UK Sales Executive for Star Clippers, Rosanna King, recently embarked on a journey around the islands of Cuba on board the Star Flyer.

She provides an in-depth account of her fantastic experience in the Caribbean.

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Star Clippers Introduce New Addition to the Fleet

31st March 2016

Star Clippers have unveiled the name and new details of their fourth and most impressive vessel, the design of which has been based on the legendary France II.

Upon entering service, this impressive new vessel will feature 35 sails and become the largest square rigger in the world and the largest ship of its kind currently afloat.

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Easter Inspiration from Star Clippers

24th March 2016

Whilst Easter weather in the UK may leave a lot to be desired, Star Clippers are operating a range of itineraries that can take you to the warm Mediterranean.

From extensive transatlantic voyages sailing out of the Caribbean, to shorter 5-night cruises, Star Clippers has something to offer for everyone.

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Witness the Monaco Grand Prix Spectacle

17th March 2016

Fans of the high octane, adrenaline-pumping Formula One Grand Prix season will be glad to know Star Clippers can take you to the spectacular Monaco race.

Rub shoulders with the rich and famous as the Star Flyer nestles in between the spectacular super yachts before taking your place in the stands for this amazing racing extravaganza.

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Star Clippers to sail to Indonesia for the First Time

10th March 2016

From May 2017, Star Clippers will be adding to their new Far East Asia sailings with a series of new and exciting itineraries around Indonesia.

These itineraries will take you to fascinating cultural landmarks, nature reserves and tranquil island beaches that will take your breath away.

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The Circumnavigation that proved the World was Round

3rd March 2016

In 1519, the Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, embarked on an expedition, via the Americas, to the Spice Islands.

Little did he know, at the time, that his journey would prove vital in determining the spherical shape of the Earth.

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Experience the Azores with Star Clippers

25th February 2016

Selected Star Clippers Eastbound Transatlantic itineraries will take you to the lush green islands of the Azores.

This week's blog delves into the natural and architectural landmarks the island of Sao Miguel has to offer.

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Two Shortcuts that changed the World of Sailing

17th February 2016

In the 19th century, treacherous sailing routes from Europe to Asia and the Americas became vital for the trade of exotic products such as tea and spices.

Star Clippers takes a closer look at how much impact the Panama and Suez Canals had on the world of sea-trade.

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Watching Wildlife from the Star Flyer in Asia

21st January 2016

Whilst the islands of Thailand and Malaysia may present stunning beach opportunities, they are also home to an abundance of exotic wildlife.

Andy Lovering provides an account of his first-hand experiences during a journey around Asia on board Star Flyer.

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Star Clippers Caribbean Cruise - Parts 7-9

14th January 2016

Dani from Star Clippers recently embarked on an exciting seven-night Caribbean cruise out of Barbados on board the Royal Clipper.

Find out more about her experiences with her extensive blog.

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Star Clippers Caribbean Cruise - Parts 4-6

7th January 2016

Dani from Star Clippers recently embarked on an exciting seven-night Caribbean cruise out of Barbados on board the Royal Clipper.

Find out more about her experiences with her extensive blog.

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Star Clippers Caribbean Cruise - Parts 1-3

22nd December 2015

Dani from Star Clippers recently embarked on an exciting seven-night Caribbean cruise out of Barbados on board the Royal Clipper.

Find out more about her experiences with her extensive blog.

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Celebrate the New Year in style with Star Clippers

17th December 2015

Imagine spending New Year's Eve soaking up the sun in the blissful Caribbean.

Star Clippers have a range of cruises available between Christmas and January, so why not celebrate the New Year in style on one our magnificent tall ships.

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Christmas Cruising with Star Clippers

10th December 2015

The cold months of winter are now upon us and with Christmas just around the corner, it's time to start making those final preparations.

Alternatively, why not embark on a Caribbean Christmas cruise with Star Clippers for a truly mesmerising experience you will never forget.

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Vasco da Gama

3rd December 2015

Whilst Spanish explorers pursued expeditions to America; Portuguese explorers embarked on expeditions to the eastern hemisphere.

Having explored the African coastlines, Vasco da Gama became the first person to travel to India via the Cape of Good Hope. Find out more about his discoveries with this week’s blog.

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Sir Francis Drake

26th November 2015

During an age of exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries, Sir Francis Drake became one of the most renowned British sailors in seafaring history.

Star Clippers takes a closer look at the life of Sir Francis Drake and his achievement of becoming the first British sailor to successfully circumnavigate the globe.

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How to sail around the world without navigational instruments

19th November 2015

There three main tools developed across that history that helped sailors right up until the 1970's. A magnetic compass, a sextant and a chronometer.

Is it possible to sail the world without any navigational equipment? Marvin Creamer, a professor of geography from New Jersey, attempted such a challenge in 1982.

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The line that divided the world

12th November 2015

The 15th and 16th centuries represent an era of exploration. In 1494, however, Pope Alexander VI made a decision that redefined the world as we know it today.

Star Clippers takes a closer look at the Treaty of Tordesillas and how it divided the eastern and western hemispheres.

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Things to do in Tangier, Morocco

5th November 2015

A Western Mediterranean cruise provides an excellent opportunity to sample this Tangier’s culture, dazzling markets and golden beaches.

Sailing with Star Clippers, you will pass through the gate to the Mediterranean - stopping in this Moroccan paradise along the way.

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Vintage Cars and the Historic Grand Prix

29th October 2015

Every year, two weeks prior to the Monaco Grand Prix, the Historic Grand Prix is held. You can watch motors dating back as far pre-war and visit a golden era of racing.

Star Clippers have combined these two bygone eras of transport to create an itinerary that will excite and amaze enthusiasts of transport and racing.

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Grenadine Islands Cruise

22nd October 2015

The Grenadines sit close to the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea. Beautiful beaches, fantastic scenery and nature are all accessible via the Royal Clipper.

Star Clippers takes a closer look at what you might be able to expect from the Grenadines and surrounding islands.

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Experience the Aegean with the Yachtsman’s Paradise Cruise

15th October 2015

Sailing out of Istanbul, the Aegean Sea is home to many beautiful Greek and Turkish destinations.

Star Clippers tall ships can take you to a range of fascinating cities and tranquil untouched paradises with the Yachtsman's Paradise itinerary.

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The Force of the Winds

8th October 2015

Star Clippers tall ships are the first vessels to be built in 100 years that utilise wind as the main source of power.

Many winds can be beneficial, whilst others can be a hindrance. This week, Star Clippers takes a closer look at the types of winds that are renowned within the world of sailing.

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The Origins of Star Clippers

1st October 2015

Today, intrepid holiday-makers seeking a cruise unlike any other can discover a world of tall ship sailing, exploring a range of exotic destinations along the way.

What inspired it all? Last week we looked at the childhood inspiration of Mikael Krafft and this week, we take a closer look at how the inspiration became reality.

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Mikael Krafft and the Cinemiracle

24th September 2015

Founder and president of Star Clippers, Mikael Krafft, fell in love with the world at a young age. By the age of 12, he was sailing 70 nautical miles in a small wooden sailing boat.

Find out more about the origins of Mikael’s passion for sailing and what impact the Cinemiracle had on him with this week’s blog.

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Add Asian Fusion to your Winter break - Southbound Itineraries

17th September 2015

Star Clippers's New Asia itineraries allow you to enjoy a traditional tall sailing experience, whilst exploring mesmerising destinations.

Having previously taken a closer look at the Northbound Itineraries, this week we take a closer look at what to expect from Star Clippers Southbound Asia Itineraries.

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Experience Singapore and Phuket

3rd September 2015

Star Clippers's Asia itineraries launch in December 2016.

If you can't wait until then, check out our blog post on two destinations that feature on select itineraries: Singapore and Phuket, Thailand.

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Insight into Water Sports with Star Clippers

27th August 2015

Star Clippers offers a range of water sports equipment that enables you to snorkel, windsurf, wakeboard or even just relax on a lilo at selected destinations.

Find out more about these exclusive opportunities with this week's blog.

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What Defines a Clipper Ship?

20th August 2015

To sail on a tall ship is to appreciate a bygone era of exploration, trade and travel – purely by utilising the power of the wind.

But what makes a clipper ship different to any other ship? And how can they be distinguished from the hundreds of other vessels that once roamed the seas?

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The Great Tea Race of 1866

13th August 2015

On many an occasion, races would be held among clipper ships. The Great Tea Race of 1866 was one of the most reported clipper races of all time.

Star Clippers takes a closer look at one of the Clipper Ship's most graceful voyages.

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The Gold Rush of 1849

6th August 2015

The California Gold Rush of 1849 was one of most influential moments, not only in American history, but for the clipper ships that arrived in San Francisco.

This week, Star Clippers takes a closer look at how sailors arrived from around the world and shaped the America we know today.

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Historic Superstitions at Sea

30th July 2015

Throughout history, superstition has played a significant role. The idea of one event causing another without natural linking process has led to many beliefs.

This week, Star Clippers takes a closer look at some of the superstitions at sea, and whether there is any truth behind them.

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What to expect from Star Clippers Asia Cruises - Northbound Itinerary

23rd July 2015

Star Clippers Asia Itineraries will take you to many beautiful gems including marine parks, beaches, uninhabited islands with diverse wildlife, beautiful reefs and scenic delights.

We take a closer look at some of the highlights you can expect to visit on the northbound from Phuket itinerary.

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Experience Croatia and Montenegro with Star Clippers

16th July 2015

There are a range of Balkan destinations that have seen a rise in popularity in recent years.

The Greece, Montenegro and Croatia cruise itinerary will allow you to explore a range of destinations across Croatia and Montenegro that you may currently know little to nothing about.

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Insight into the British Virgin Islands

9th July 2015

The British Virgin Islands are thought to be the inspiration behind Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, Treasure Island.

Star Clippers' Treasure Islands itinerary will allow you to explore these islands for yourself and even go in search of your very own treasures.

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Insight into the Cayman Islands

2nd July 2015

In addition to Cuba, many itineraries will also take you to the Cayman Islands.

Stopping at the scenic island of Cayman Brac and the luxurious city of George Town in Grand Cayman, you will be sure to enjoy a diverse and unique experience with Star Clippers.

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Experience Egypt and the Suez Canal with Star Clippers

25th June 2015

Prior to the transfer of Star Clipper to Asia for the 2016 winter season, the ship will complete a sailing from Greece to Egypt, sailing along the Suez Canal.

Star Clippers takes a closer look at this very special itinerary and why this is a truly unmissable opportunity.

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From Malaga to Bridgetown

18th June 2015

Travelling onboard the Star Flyer, this cruise is a perfect way to experience the glory of wind sailing and appreciate historic methods of transport.

Star Clippers takes a closer look at what you can expect from the Malaga to Bridgetown cruise, which departs this October.

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A look at the different types of Tall Sailing Ships

11th June 2015

During the 1800’s, clipper ships were in their golden age. No two tall ships were the same, with each individual ship being designed for a specific purpose.

Some ships were specifically designed to sail long distances in the quickest amount of time, whilst other ships were designed to sail along the coast.

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Whale Watching in the Eastern Mediterranean

4th June 2015

The likelihood of witnessing a whale whilst on board a cruise around the Italian or Greek waters of the Adriatic, Ionian and Aegean Seas is very high.

With this mind, we take a closer look at some of the whales you may be able to witness on an Eastern Mediterranean cruise with Star Clippers.

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The Legendary Preussen and France II

27th May 2015

The Star Clipper tall sailing ships of today are based on vessels of legendary statuses. Royal Clipper, which launched in 2000, was based on a ship built in 1902 known as Preussen.

Additionally, Star Clippers’ new vessel (set to launch in 2017) will be based on a ship with an even higher legendary status: France II.

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Exciting New Ship and Exciting New Routes for Star Clippers

22nd May 2015

This week, an announcement was made that Star Clippers would be launching a new and ambitious ship project, set to be based on France II.

Additionally, it was also announced that Star Clippers would be introducing new itineraries around Asia, starting in 2016.

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A Brief History of Corfu

13th May 2015

A short journey off the west coast of Greece, in the Ionian Sea, will take you to the gorgeous popular holiday destination of Corfu.

Although this is one of the many islands which belong to Greece, Corfu has endured many changes – having been conquered and ruled by a long list of nations.

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A Day in the life of a Star Clippers Cruise Director

6th May 2015

Anna Alice Langstrom is the Cruise Director on board the Royal Clipper, and is originally from Switzerland.

She provides her thoughts and experiences in this insightful interview.

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A Day in the life of a Star Clippers Hotel Manager

29th April 2015

Steve Adamson currently works on board Royal Clipper as the Hotel Manager, overseeing departments such as: the galley; housekeeping; and entertainment.

He has been working as a Hotel Manager with Star Clippers for 27 years, after beginning his career as a pot-washer.

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An Insight into the Operation of the Star Clipper

22nd April 2015

Climb aboard the Star Clipper and you’ll instantly notice the spider’s web of ropes and sails that are synonymous with the entire tall ship fleet.

They aren’t just there for decoration! Each and every rope and sail you see on board the Star Clipper has a purpose.

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A Sailors Diet – 1800’s Style

8th April 2015

In the 19th Century, sailors would have spent considerably longer amounts of time at sea compared with today.

Ever wondered what might have been the staple elements of a sailor's diet in the 1800's? Read on and find out more!

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Early History of Clipper Ships: Opium, People and Tea

25th March 2015

Three routes in particular were of significant importance in terms of global trade. These were New York to San Francisco via Cape Horn in search for gold; China to England with tea; India to China with opium.

Star Clippers takes a deeper look at the history of tall ship sailing and the three routes that helped to establish them as a primary method of transport.

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Caribbean Cruise on the Royal Clipper - Day One

20th March 2015

Rosanna King embarked on a Star Clippers cruise around the Caribbean on board the Royal Clipper and provides her insight.

The journey begins in Antigua and Rosanna describes her arrival to this Caribbean paradise.

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Caribbean Cruise on the Royal Clipper - Day Two

21st March 2015

Rosanna King embarked on a Star Clippers cruise around the Caribbean on board the Royal Clipper and provides her insight.

The second port of call is Barbados and Rosanna describes her experience on this tranquil island.

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Caribbean Cruise on the Royal Clipper - Day Three

22nd March 2015

Rosanna King embarked on a Star Clippers cruise around the Caribbean on board the Royal Clipper and provides her insight.

The third day in the Caribbean brochure is simply labelled as "Captain's Best" where the captain chooses their favourite destination.

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Caribbean Cruise on the Royal Clipper - Day Four

23rd March 2015

Rosanna King embarked on a Star Clippers cruise around the Caribbean on board the Royal Clipper and provides her insight.

Grenada, otherwise known as "Spice Island" makes for an idyllic beach destination on the forth day of the cruise.

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Caribbean Cruise on the Royal Clipper - Day Five

24th March 2015

Rosanna King embarked on a Star Clippers cruise around the Caribbean on board the Royal Clipper and provides her insight.

The golden beaches and turquoise waters of Tobago Cays await on the fifth day of this epic Caribbean cruise.

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Caribbean Cruise on the Royal Clipper - Day Six

25th March 2015

Rosanna King embarked on a Star Clippers cruise around the Caribbean on board the Royal Clipper and provides her insight.

Today, along with exploring Bequia and St Vincent, Rosanna takes time out to explore the true beauty of the Star Clipper tall ship.

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Caribbean Cruise on the Royal Clipper - Day Seven

26th March 2015

Rosanna King embarked on a Star Clippers cruise around the Caribbean on board the Royal Clipper and provides her insight.

Mixing French culture with Caribbean relaxation and even a hint of Asia; Martinique is a melting pot of culture.

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Caribbean Cruise on the Royal Clipper - Day Eight

27th March 2015

Rosanna King embarked on a Star Clippers cruise around the Caribbean on board the Royal Clipper and provides her insight.

The final day of this Caribbean cruise on board the Star Clipper sees Rosanna travel to Marigot Bay and St Lucia.

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The Treacherous Cape Horn

18th March 2015

Before the construction of the Panama and Suez Canals, Cape Horn was the primary route to travel around the world from the United Kingdom.

We delve into the history of tall ship sailing, how sailors would have coped and how things have changed following the opening of the canals.

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Experience the Monte Carlo Grand Prix

11th March 2015

The start of the 2015 Formula Grand Prix Championship is about to begin and to mark the occasion, we've provided an overview of the Monte Carlo Grand Prix race.

Star Clippers can not only take you to this glamorous location, but provide Formula One Grand Stand tickets included in the price you pay.

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Olympics in Olympic Olympia

4th March 2015

Historical records suggest the Ancient Olympics started between 950 – 776BC in Olympia and the beginning of each Olympic Games was marked by the lighting of the sacred flames, which would remain lit for a month in late summer every four years.

Visit Greece on a cruise with Star Clippers and travel to the site where the Olympic Games first began.

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Kotor - The New Monte Carlo

18th February 2015

British romantic poet Lord Byron once stated: "At the moment of birth of our planet, the most beautiful meeting of land and sea was on the Montenegrin coast".

For lovers of Monaco, Kotor in Montrenegro is the new alternative hotspot for the rich and famous. Spectacular views and a glistening coast await all who visit.

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Cannes Film Festival

11th February 2015

Made famous throughout the 20th century, the Cannes Film Festival has become an international hub for the world of film - where producers can showcase their masterpieces.

Rub shoulders with the rich and the famous and relax on one of France's finest beaches on board a Star Clippers Cruise.

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Cross the Atlantic

4th February 2015

Crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to North America is one of the most traditional sailing routes in maritime history. Sadly though, it has taken a backseat since the introduction of the jumbo jet in the mid 20th century.

Star Clippers have brought this ultimate sailing experience back to life with their range of cruises traversing the Atlantic Ocean.

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Experience the Orient Express

28th January 2015

If you love the wind sailing experience of Star Clippers and want to combine this with a wonderful, luxurious rail experience then look no further than Star Clippers' Kirker Packages.

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Get Into Yoga with a Star Clippers Cruise

21st January 2015

Meditation and yoga have proven to increase flexibility, improve fitness and create a sense of calmness.

With Star Clippers Yoga Cruises, you can meditate in the middle of the ocean with nothing but the boundless turquoise waters and golden sunset dominate the horizon. You'll return with a mind as clear as a glass mirror.

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Experience Star Clippers with a Taster Cruise

14th January 2015

Star Clippers provide a truly unique sailing experience unlike any other cruise you may have embarked upon. Unlike many other major providers, Star Clippers put the emphasis of all their itineraries on the wind sailing element.

For those who want to taste wind sailing before they dedicate to a longer cruise, there are a range of Star Clippers taster cruises to try.

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Monaco Experience

7th January 2015

The world's second smallest country is also one of the most luxurious and exclusive. Beautiful vistas of a wonderful glistening coastline have been populated with glamorous hotels, casinos, designer label stores and of course the exhilarating Grand Prix race.

With a fine blend of English and French culture, Monaco is must visit destination for anyone sailing with Star Clippers.

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Panoramic Views of the Panama Canal

31st December 2014

The Panama Canal is one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century, connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.

Following its completion in 1914, sailors no longer had to travel the long journey around the southern tip of Latin America. Witness this iconic landmark with Star Clippers.

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A Brief History of Venice

24th December 2014

One of Italy's most precious cities; Venice has collected many features over the course of its ever-twisting and changing history. The canals that twist and change direction throughout Venice offer visitors a truly romantic experience. But how did the gondola come about?

There are more questions than answers when it comes to Venice and one visit to this wonderful city in north east Italy will never be enough.

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Cuba: Caribbean Beaches, Cars, Coral Reefs and Classic Culture

17th December 2014

A journey to Cuba is like stepping into the past. Cuba has been untouched and unspoilt for so long and only now are tourists arriving in vast numbers to appreciate this Caribbean Island's true beauty.

Iconic cars, beautiful coral reefs and a dynamic culture will greet you in Cuba.

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History of Wind Sailing

10th December 2014

You may have embarked on journeys with huge cruise ships boasting modern facilities, but a Star Clippers cruise provides a truly unique experience.

This wind sailing experience will take you on a voyage of the history of sailing – exploring a number of tranquil beach destinations along the way.

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Cruising from Cuba on Star Flyer

3rd December 2014

Star Clippers General Manager, Fay McCormack, UK Sales Manager Danielle Dudley and Senior Cruise Consultant Carley Lancaster set sail on a five day cruise from Cuba on board Star Flyer. Read about their trip here….

As we relaxed in Virgin Atlantic's V room at Gatwick airport, there was a genuine sense of excitement about the day ahead. Not so much for the 9 and a half hour flight, but for what lay at the end of this first journey, the city frozen in time, Havana.

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The Ultimate Caribbean Christmas Cruise

22nd October 2014

Say Christmas to anyone and thoughts come to mind such as family, nativity, turkey, happiness and the odd one out being "cold weather". But it doesn't have to be the case...

What if you could escape the weather and try something totally different this Christmas? How about embarking a four, or even five mast tall clipper ship, hearken back to the golden age of sail to experience the wonders of the Caribbean?

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A Royal trip from Venice to Dubrovnik

10th October 2014

Star Clippers’ Senior Administrator Vicky Noble and Aisleen Marley from the Marketing team, recently embarked on their first trip aboard the Royal Clipper, departing from Venice. Here, Vicky shares some of their experience…

I first set eyes on a Star Clipper ship whilst cruising with my mother in law way back in 2008. Everyone on board our ship was in awe at the sight of two beautiful sailing ships anchored a little way from us and most wished they were on one of those rather than the ‘normal’ cruise ship we were lining the decks of to get a view.

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French Riviera Adventure - Part Un

7th October 2014

Reservations Assistant Manager Jodie Spong and Cruise Consultant Louise Louca set sail from Monaco and share with us their French Riviera adventure aboard Star Flyer.

Nice, we have arrived. We had a pre booked transfer waiting for us which took 30 minutes to transfer from Nice Airport to Monaco Port. We get our first glimpse of Star Flyer, from a high vantage point, on our way down to Monaco and she defiantly stands out against the other beautiful yachts.....

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French Riviera Adventure - Part Deux

7th October 2014

Sales Support Executive Hannah Logan travelled with Cruise Consultants Alison Osborne and Carley Lancaster as they continued part-deux of the French Riviera sailing.

Stepping foot onto the teak decks we immediately felt at home. Familiar faces who we'd met on board Royal Clipper the year before welcomed us back. A quick change into cooler clothing we headed to the sundeck to take in the last of the days rays whilst the majority of guests explored Sanary-sur-Mer.....

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Palma to Palma - Fay's Blog

2nd September 2014

General Manager of Star Clippers UK, Fay McCormack set sail on board Star Flyer with her family and friends from Palma. Here she tells of her experience.

We opted to spend a few nights on the beautiful island of Majorca prior to sailing, which we all agreed was a great idea. By the time we arrived at the port on Saturday afternoon, we were well and truly rested, slightly less pale and altogether very much in holiday mode!.....

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Adriatic Adventure - Rosanna's Blog

27th August 2014

Rosanna King, Sales Executive for Star Clippers UK, was lucky enough to sail the Adriatic Sea aboard the fabulous Royal Clipper. She shares her experiences aboard in her blog...

Two hours ago I excitedly stepped aboard Royal Clipper in picturesque Croatia. Rainy Britain seems a world away as I sit in the heat of the blazing Croatian sun...

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A Clip Trip To The Caribbean - Dani's Blog

28th March 2014

UK Account Manager Dani, was lucky enough to head off to the Caribbean islands earlier this month, with a group of excited travel agents from Virgin Holidays. Here, she tells us all about it in her Leeward Islands blog..!

It's only ever acceptable to set your alarm the wrong side of 6am if it's for exotic travel purposes, and this thick foggy morning at Gatwick was one of those days...

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Whisked Off To The Windward Islands - Karen's Blog

14th January 2014

Karen Jones, Sales Support Executive for Star Clippers UK, was lucky enough to take a group of holidaymakers to the Windward Islands, sailing from Antigua to Barbados aboard the Royal Clipper, recently. Here, she shares her experiences.

A very excited sales support executive, i.e. Me, arrived at Gatwick North Terminal at 08.00am and waited with Star Clipper brochure in hand for my 7 guests to join me. It was a pleasure to meet everyone and I knew from the start that I had a great group of people and we were all going to enjoy a fantastic experience.

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A Royal Adventure - Dani's Blog

21st November 2013

Danielle Dudley, UK Account Manager for Star Clippers, tells us all about her recent trip aboard the Royal Clipper.

I have just returned from a 4 night 'taster sailing' on board the Royal Clipper. The cruise, which began in Civitavecchia - Rome, gracefully explored sleepy towns and harbours in Corsica & Sardinia before gliding back to Rome at the end of the trip. These 'taster' sailings are very popular for guests wishing to sample Star Clippers for the first time. Four nights provides the perfect amount of time to settle in to life on board a true tall ship and it will certainly leave you wanting more...

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