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19th October 2017

The dawn of the 16th century brought with it an age of discovery and exploration, with many taking to the treacherous seas in a bid to discover new lands. Inevitably, this also brought about a desire for new and exotic minerals and products including tea, opium and gold. Up until the 19th century, tall ships evolved drastically, taking such factors as speed and capacity into account.

Sadly, tall ships reached their peak towards the end of the 19th century and were subsequently eclipsed by steamships – which were able to travel on a more predictable basis. Cruise ships have gotten gradually larger and offered an increasingly contemporary range of amenities. Star Clippers offers a chance to travel back in time 200 years and experience a seemingly bygone era of traditional tall ship sailing.

Royal Clipper

One of the best ways to experience the splendour of tall ship sailing is to embark on a journey across the Atlantic on board one of the three magnificent Star Clippers vessels. Throughout November 2017 and on selected occasions, the tall ship line operates these unique sailings across the ocean – offering the chance to be as far away from land as is possible and to fully appreciate the majestic beauty of the ocean.

Fortunately, sailing conditions have been mitigated and life on board significantly improved since the treacherous age of discovery. Each ship offers modern and luxurious staterooms that are traditionally decorated and fitted accordingly. There are plenty of interior public areas including a number of lounges, a spacious restaurant serving gourmet cuisine and even a gym. Outside, you can relax in the pool or you can try a more traditional activity such as climbing the rigging.

There are two of these unique sailings available throughout November 2017, offering a chance to sail westbound across the Atlantic on board either the Star Flyer or Royal Clipper. These two ships will then operate eastbound itineraries prior to their return to the Mediterranean in April 2018.

Sailing out of the Mediterranean, the westbound itineraries offer a chance to combine the charming delights of Europe with the tranquil paradises of the Caribbean. Departing 7th November 2017, the first itinerary will see the Star Flyer take passengers out of Las Palmas on an 18-night journey. You will get to enjoy the delights of Cape Verde before spending 11 days at sea on-route to Barbados.

The second itinerary, departing 23rd November 2017, will see passengers depart on out of Lisbon on a 16-night journey on board the amazing Royal Clipper. Passengers will get the chance to experience the Moroccan cities of Casablanca and Marrakesh as well as the warm and inviting Canary Island of Tenerife before spending ten full days at sea on-route to Barbados.

These sailings are a perfect choice for anyone who loves sailing, offering a glimpse into the traditional method of crossing the seas throughout the 16th to 19th centuries. They are also perfect for anyone struggling to choose between a holiday in the Mediterranean or the Caribbean.

If you would like to find out more about these exciting sailings, contact our friendly sales team via the freephone number above or, alternatively, you can chat to advisor online.

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