Spectacular New Year’s Destinations That You Can Visit on a Star Clippers Cruise

9th November 2018

With the year almost coming to a close, many of you may be looking to book your 2019 sailings in advance. But what you may be forgetting is the opportunity to book your unforgettable New Year’s sailing with family and friends. Here are a few of the destinations you can visit during the final days of 2018.

Cabrits, Dominica

Dominica waterfall

This cruise starts on the sunny shores of Dominica, on the north-western side of Cabrits National Park. During the day, guests will sail alongside a sister ship in the Star Clippers fleet just south of Iles des Saintes, creating the perfect moment to see the beauty of these magnificent vessels up close. Once you arrive on this dream-like island, you can hike through the national park in search for the famed Trafalgar Falls or relax on a fascinating boat ride that will take you to bubbling lakes. With the crew on-hand to fulfil your every need, you can unwind into the New Year on board the luxurious ship with sparkling Champagne and tasty treats.

Malacca, Malaysia

Malacca Straits Mosque

Distinctly known for its opulent palaces and stunning cuisine, Malacca is famous as an iconic city filled with historic architecture and cultural highlights. See the mesmerising monuments for yourself, with some dating back as early as the 16th century. Fortunately, over its long period of changing hands, Malacca’s cuisine has been influenced by different countries, whilst still holding onto many of its own authentic dishes that can be sampled at local restaurant and bars. Adventure out at night to see the streets light up with music – especially down Jonker Walk, where you can watch friendly haggling at specialist stalls and maybe try some of your own.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Philipsburg St Maarten

Approaching the Great Bay of Philipsburg you may not think much of this small island, but with warm temperatures of 25°c and above all year round, the island can make for the perfect place to recharge your batteries. If you prefer to seek out adventure, there is still plenty to do in the form of snorkelling and kayaking, helping you to discover a wealth of sea life. After scanning the azure waters, head inland and search for the perfect ice-cream stand or bar to cool off. Or, take the chance to climb the crow’s nest on board the ship to see the island in full.

Phang Nga Bay

James Bond Island

With a slight “Ha Long Bay” feel, Phang Nga Bay could almost rival that of its counterpart without the mass tourism. This stunning archipelago holds many of Thailand’s wonders, with scenic views around every corner and small lagoons awaiting thrill-seeking adventures. Small underwater caverns are naturally opened, inviting kayakers into its spectacular centre, while snorkelers are able to see unique mudskippers among the coral reefs. Island beaches provide the opportune moment to learn more about the area from the locals and catch a bite to eat.


If you would like to book a New Year’s sailing to any of these destinations or many others, call our experts for more information or to make a booking. Contact our friendly sales team via the freephone number above or chat to an advisor online.

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