Escape the Winter Blues with a Short Getaway

1st March 2018

Days of continuous snow and sub-zero conditions have caused turmoil across the British Isles this week, with many people being advised to stay in their homes and wrap up warm. During these severe conditions, you would be forgiven for dreaming about sunnier climes and relaxing golden beaches. Fortunately, there are plenty of options available that can help you to escape the effects of both the ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma.

The three Star Clippers ships of the fleet can take you to a range of stunning destinations throughout the Caribbean and South East Asia. These sailings will be operated throughout the course of March and offer fabulous options for a winter escape. This week, we take a look at some of the best winter warmer sailings available with Star Clippers.

Phuket – Singapore | Seven Nights
24th March 2018 | Star Clipper

Singapore

South East Asia is one of the more recent additions to the list of regions you can visit on board a Star Clippers sailing. Sailing along the coast of Thailand, these itineraries offer a fantastic alternative to the Caribbean, with many hidden island paradises to visit that are generally considered to be inaccessible to larger vessels.

From March through until May, the majority of these sailings will take passengers in a northbound or southbound direction – with new places to discover depending on the itinerary. This itinerary is slightly different, however, in that it provides an opportunity for passengers to experience the majestic metropolis of Singapore – famed for its urban landscapes, delicious food and spectacular gardens. Departing out of Phuket, you will travel to the Thai destinations of Ko Similan, Phang Nga Bay, Ko Hong and Ko Adang. You will also have a chance to dock in the Malay ports of Penang and Malacca before arriving in Singapore.

Treasure Islands | Seven Nights
24th March 2018 | Star Flyer

Virgin Gorda

As the name suggests, this itinerary will take you to a beautiful range of hidden gems throughout the Caribbean. Departing out of Philipsburg, on the colourful Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten, this seven-night sailing will take you on a journey towards Anguilla and the pristine beaches of the British Virgin Islands.

The first of these destinations is Gorda Sound, on Virgin Gorda, where you will discover a range of unique water grottos that were formed by ancient lava flows. Huge boulders have created a number of warm natural pools, which are ideal for relaxing and soaking up the sun. The next destination on the itinerary is Norman Island, where visitors can a uniquely laid-back atmosphere. Alternatively, you can learn about the history of the island at the 17th century Dutch Fort Recovery.

The last of the British Virgin Islands you will get to visit is Jost Van Dyke, which was once a hideout for a pirate of the same name. It’s easy to see why he chose this island as well, with some of the most highly-prized beaches in the British Virgin Islands and plenty to enjoy a glass or two of rum.


Star Clippers has plenty of options available throughout the year, with opportunities to travel to untouched destinations throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Cuba and Far East Asia. Across each of these regions, you can enjoy tall ship sailing aboard traditional-style ships.

For more information about the full range of sailings available or to make a book, contact our friendly Star Clippers sales team via the freephone number above or chat to an advisor online.

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