New 'Rail & Sail’ and Grand Prix trials

 Tall ship cruise line Star Clippers is offering a new 8 night `rail & sail’ holiday that combines rail travel from London to Cannes, a one night pre-cruise stay on the French Riviera and a week’s full-board sailing on board the fully-crewed tall ship Royal Clipper.

Departing on 19th May 2017 the Rail & Sail Clipper cruise includes port calls along the French Riviera and in Corsica, Sardinia, Elba and the Italian coastline. On 25th May the ship will be in the harbour alongside Monaco, where guests can go ashore and take in the excitement of the Monaco Grand Prix trials. The full itinerary is Cannes, Lerici, Portoferraio, Palombiaggia, Bonifacio, Porticcio Beach, Ajaccio, Monte Carlo, St Tropez, Cannes.

Star Clippers’ head turning tall-ships offer guests the opportunity to relax on sun loungers by the deck-top pools, take part in activities such as mast-climbing and complimentary water sports, and enjoy the experience of cruising beneath thousands of square feet of billowing sails.

The new Rail & Sail cruise package costs from £1699pp, including rail travel from London St. Pancras to Cannes (Eurostar & TGV), a one night hotel stay in Cannes, transfers between rail / hotel and ship, a seven night full board sailing on Royal Clipper and all port charges.

Full itinerary

To book, call 0808 231 4798 or visit


Notes to editors:

Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest fully-crewed sailing vessels, with a new ship being built for delivery in 2017. 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.


Star Clippers UK PR, Mary Stuart-Miller, 01737 306098,

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