Honey, honey, Star Clippers announces new sailings to mark 10 years of Mamma Mia

 

Marking ten years since the musical film classic Mamma Mia was first screened, and the UK release of the sequel Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again! on July 20th 2018, Star Clippers has created a new Mamma Mia tall ship sailing itinerary which calls into the islands of Skiathos and Skopelos where the 2008 film was shot, including the opportunity to have a sunset marriage blessing on board.

Sailing on board the graceful, historically styled tall ship Star Flyer, rigged with thousands of feet of sails and crewed by uniformed sailors, this unique holiday experience promises to be at least as romantic and exhilarating as the original film.

During the 7 nights on board, Star Flyer sails from Athens to call into Dikil (Turkey), Mirina, Limnos, Skiathos, Skopelos, Poros and back into Athens (Pireus).

Film fans will have three opportunities to sail to the original film locations, departing on 18th May, 8th and 29th June and 17th August 2019. During the production of the 2008 film, Mamma Mia, The Movie, most of the outdoor scenes were filmed on location at beaches and towns on the island of Skiathos. The Old Port on Skiathos is where the three fathers met for the first time, and the area around the St, Nikolaos Bell Tower is where Sophie mailer her letters.

Among the film locations on Skopelos (called Kalokairi in Mamma Mia, The Movie), a peninsula near Glisteri was where Sophie leaves for her wedding and a cliff on the same peninsula was used for the cliff jumping scene with Sophie and her potential fathers, while the cast picnicked on a beach south of Agnondas, Skopelos.

Romantic settings on board Star Flyer include the chance to wake up in beautiful wood lined cabins and hear the sound of the lapping waves beneath the port hole, to enjoy a deck top sundowner on the open teak decks, or to lie hand in hand in the bowsprit net just a few metres above the open sea, often with dolphins swimming alongside. At night the ship’s majestic masts are lit with hundreds of bright white lights and during an evening stroll on the open decks there are plenty of romantic spots to pause and take in the twinkling lights of the nearby islands and the starlit sky.

Honeymooners joining the sailings are greeted with champagne and flowers, while those renewing wedding vows can arrange a deck top sunset ceremony by the uniformed captain and crew.

The 7 night Mamma Mia sailings cost from £1655pp, including port charges, all meals on board and seven days cruising through the Greek islands.

Star Clippers reservations 0808 231 4798 or visit www.starclippers.co.uk.

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Notes to editors:

Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest fully-crewed sailing vessels, with a new ship currently under construction. The ships can drop anchor in smaller harbours and visit ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and providing guests with the amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht.

High standards of service are provided by an attentive crew and all three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, a convivial Tropical Bar on deck and a comfortable piano bar and are large enough to offer first class accommodation and dining.

The two smaller ships, Star Flyer and Star Clipper, take 170 guests each, with a crew of 70, while Royal Clipper carries 227 with a crew of 106.

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