New Mediterranean port announced for 2018/19 itineraries

8th June 2017

The smaller-size of the Star Clippers ships enables them to sail along narrower waterways and smaller ports that inaccessible to many larger vessels of the 21st century. While many lines go all-out to appeal with their vast range of fancy amenities, Star Clippers offers a nod to the past with their fabulous and traditional tall ships. By climbing aboard the Star Flyer, Star Clipper or Royal Clipper, you are stepping into a unique world of wind-powered sailing.

Royal Clipper

Unlike the 18th century, epitomised by an age of exploration of world – with journeys lasting several weeks or months, Star Clippers provides relaxing journeys within the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Far East Asia. The line has recently confirmed that it will be returning to each of these destinations throughout 2018 and 2019, with a range of insightful itineraries available.

In the Caribbean, Star Clippers will operate seven-night sailings to the Grenadine, Windward, Treasure and Leeward Islands, as well as a number of 14-night ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) itineraries. Meanwhile, in Far East Asia, the line will once again operate newly-announced itineraries in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore from May to October in 2018.

Within the Mediterranean, the line will once again operate popular itineraries to the Greek Isles, as well as the isles of the Adriatic and Balearics. The Adriatic is undoubtedly one of the most popular regions of the Mediterranean, providing an opportunity to visit walled cities, beautiful islands and – of course – the majestic city of Venice. Referring back to the smaller-size of the fleet’s vessels, passengers will also be able to visit the hidden gem that is the Croatian island of Cres.

Cres, Croatia

Cres is one of the largest islands of the Adriatic and is distinctively different from any other island within this region. Once ruled by Venice, the island of Cres offers a familiar taste of Italian village lifestyle while its architecture is thought to date back to the 15th and 16th centuries. While this charming island has plenty to see and explore, one of the most fascinating aspects of Cres is the colony of Griffon Vultures. While it is possible to see these vultures throughout southern Europe and western Asia, Cres provides a more likely opportunity to catch a glimpse.

Elafonisos, Greece

Star Clippers has also announced that the line will visit the Greek Ionian island of Elafonisos for the first time. The island, which is situated just off the southern coast of the Greek mainland, offers plenty of relaxing white-sand beaches that are brushed by glistening turquoise waters. This is the most highly-prized beaches in the Mediterranean, with seemingly endless stretches of sands providing the ultimate place to soak up the sun.

To find out more about the full range of sailings available with Star Clippers, contact us via the freephone number above or talk to an advisor online.

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