The Mediterranean is open for sailing – Part 1

6th April 2017

After the cold and bitter and winter season in Europe, temperatures are finally starting to warm up and the glorious tall sailing ships of Star Clippers are beginning to make their return. Both the Star Flyer and the spectacular five-masted Royal Clipper will operate sailings within the region in the coming weeks, with the former being based in the eastern Mediterranean and the latter in the western Mediterranean.

The Royal Clipper will embark on her first sailing of the western Mediterranean on 24th April, while the Star Flyer – after completing a couple of itineraries in the west – will operate her first eastern Mediterranean sailing on 6th May 2017. This week, we take a closer look at some of the best itineraries available in the western Mediterranean this year with Star Clippers.

Spain & Morocco – Royal Clipper – 24th April 2017 – 5 nights


If a short break is what you’re looking for, or perhaps an opportunity to sample the elegant tall ship sailing experience, the five-night Spain & Morocco itinerary may be the perfect choice. Sailing out of the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, passengers will be able to visit the stunning Algarve city of Portimao before docking in the African continent with a port call in the colourful Moroccan beach city of Tangier.

A short journey across the closest point between the European and African continents will take you to the British overseas territory of Gibraltar – which is known for its golden beaches and towering rock, which provides a habitat for locally-residing Barbary macaques. This is than followed by a call to the Andalucian town of Mortril - which is located on Spain’s Costa Tropical – before concluding with a call into the popular sun-kissed beach destination of Malaga.

Monaco GP Finals – Royal Clipper – 28th May 2017 – 7 nights

Monaco Grand Prix

The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most prestigious events on the Formula 1 racing calendar, with many spectators coming to witness some of the fastest motors on the planet zip through the elegant streets of Monte Carlo. Departing out of Cannes, the Royal Clipper will take you to the heart of the action, enabling you to rub shoulders with rich and famous in the harbour.

After the exhilaration of this world-renowned event, you will certainly appreciate the peace and tranquillity of the towns and islands that follow. Located on the north-western coast of Italy – close to Genoa – is the fishing village of Portofino, which is lined with boutiques, seafood restaurants, pastel-coloured houses. You will also visit a range of towns on the renowned French island of Corsica and the Italian island of Sardinia. Additionally, due to the smaller-size of the Royal Clipper compared to larger cruise vessels, you will also visit the stunning islands of Porquerolles, and Sanary Sur Mer; and get a chance to admire the stunning Scandola Nature Reserve.

In addition to these spectacular Mediterranean sailings, Star Clippers will also be operating itineraries in Far East Asia and Indonesia on board the Star Clipper, taking passengers to a range of exotic and cultural destinations. For more information, contact us via the number above or send an email and let us get back to you.

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