Exhilarating Monaco Grand Prix Sailings

5th April 2018

Ask any racing fan and they will tell you there are few events more exhilarating in the calendar than the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix. The annual event sees some of the finest racers in the world take to track which, unlike most other courses, runs through the iconic city streets. Drivers push cars to their limits as they wind along the city streets, through the tunnel and along the harbour in their bid to be crowned champion.

During the event, many of the world’s rich and famous will park their yachts in Monaco’s glistening harbour and the elegant vessels of the Star Clippers fleet will be nestled among them. Unlike larger cruise ships, the traditional tall ships offer authentic sailing experiences and passengers will be able to reach destinations that are generally considered to be inaccessible to larger vessels.

There will be three Western Mediterranean sailings available in 2018 that will enable you to experience the exhilaration of the Monaco Grand Prix, with each departing in May. This week, Star Clippers takes a closer look at each of these unique itineraries and the different experiences you will be able to enjoy.

Ligurian Sea & Monaco Historic Grand Prix
Royal Clipper | 12th May 2018 | 7 Nights

Monaco Grand Prix

The five-masted Royal Clipper is one of the most spectacular vessels to sail the seas and this unique sailing offers a chance to experience her comforts for yourself. Departing out of the iconic French city of Cannes, you will head straight to Monaco for an event with a difference. Unlike the Grand Prix final, the Historic Grand Prix offers a chance to watch vintage cars roam the streets and relive the classical days of racing. After this unique event, you will head to the western coast of Italy, stopping in Lerici before heading to Portoferraio on the island of Elba. There will then be opportunities to explore the islands of Corsica and Sardinia before returning to Cannes.

Balearic Islands & French Riviera (Monaco GP trials)
Star Flyer | 19th May 2018 | 7 Nights

Monaco Grand Prix

Barcelona is one of the most iconic cities in Spain, with a plethora of fascinating cultural landmarks, golden beaches and plenty to see and do. This is also where you will embark aboard the Star Flyer before heading on a journey to the Balearic Islands and the southern coast of France. There will be opportunities to relax in Mallorca and Menorca before travelling onto the French town of Cassis. This will be followed by enjoying the chance to enjoy a sense of the racing fever as drivers test their vehicles in the Monaco Grand Prix trials. This will be followed by calls into the iconic French coastal destinations of St. Tropez and Cannes.

Monaco Grand Prix Final
Star Flyer | 26th May 2018 | 7 Nights

Monaco Grand Prix

Undoubtedly the most popular of these three sailings; this seven-night departure out of Cannes offers the unbelievable opportunity to admire the events of the Monaco Grand Prix Final. After departure, you will head straight to event, where you will be sure to gain an ideal vantage point ahead of the spectacular race. Many spectators will be hoping Lewis Hamilton, who last won the race in 2016, will be able to regain his crown. Following the race, you will be able to enjoy calls into Portofino and the islands of Corsica and Sardinia. You will also have unique opportunities to visit more remote island destinations including Porquerolles and Sanary-sur-Mer.


These sailings are three of the most popular on the Star Clippers calendar and are always well received with passengers. It is worth booking early to avoid any sense of disappointment. For more information about the full range of western Mediterranean sailings available, contact our friendly sales team via the freephone number above or chat to an advisor online.

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