Summer 2017, family holidays afloat

Star Clippers has family holidays to Bali, the Greek islands, the Cote d’Azur and Italy’s islands and coastline this summer, with sailings departing in July and August and prices from £3870 for a family of three. (£1615 per adult, £640 per child sharing a cabin with the adults).

Each of the ships has a young sports crew on board to organise complimentary watersports, including kayaking, sail-boats and water-skiing, and deck games, such as golf, and most sailings includes the opportunity to climb 15m up the rigging to the crow’s nest. Families from 8 years to 80 years can enjoy high standards of service, the surroundings akin to a vast private yacht with polished wood and gleaming brass, varied sailings with breakfast, lunch and dinner served in the restaurants with portholes looking across the water.

Family holidays to Bali

The magnificent four masted tall ship `Star Clipper’ is sailing Indonesian waters for the first time in summer 2017. Her inaugural cruises are sailing through the vast archipelago that make up this nation, calling into exotic harbours, past dramatic scenery and visiting tranquil beaches. Departing on 8th July and 19th August sailings eastbound from Bali families can enjoy pink and golden sandy beaches, exotic wildlife, birds and sea-creatures, take excursions to see breathtaking natural sights, such as waterfalls and volcanoes, and participate in scuba diving and other shore side activities.  A week’s sailing costs from £1615 per adult, £685 per child (sharing a cabin with the adults) including all meals on board and port charges.

Family holidays to the Greek Islands

Sister ship to Star Clipper, `Star Flyer’ will spend summer 2017 in the Mediterranean, cruising the Greek Islands. Throughout August families can bask in the Greek sunshine on board, making use of the deck top plunge pools, taking in the sunshine on the teak decks, enjoying a drink or a sundowner in the open air Tropical Bar, as well as taking part in water sports and mast climbing. Port calls include the southern coast of Turkey, Mykonos, Hydra and Rhodes, where Star Flyer will be the most head-turning ship afloat. A week’s sailing costs from £1750 per adult, £685 per child (sharing a cabin with the adults) including all meals on board and port charges.

Family holidays to the Cote d’Azur and Italy

Departing on 26th August Royal Clipper completes the school holiday sailings with a magnificent voyage between Cannes and Rome (Civitavecchia), visiting the port of S. Margarita, Italy, followed by Corsica, Elba and Sardinia. Families can enjoy celebrity spotting in Porto Cervo, in the heart of Sardinia’s Emerald Coast, spend time on Corsica’s beaches and visiting the small ports and harbours where this magnificent ship, the world’s largest of its kind, drops anchor. The week’s sailing costs from £1740 per adult, £705 per child (sharing a cabin with the adults) including all meals on board and port charges.


Notes to editors:

Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels. Visiting ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and offering passengers the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht, Star Clippers is recognised as one of the premier speciality cruise lines.

Passengers can enjoy the romance of sailing on board a true tall ship in a relaxed atmosphere with high standards of service provided by an attentive crew. 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, but small enough to call into intimate ports, untouched by large cruise ships.

The two smaller ships, Star Flyer and Star Clipper, take 170 passengers each, with a crew of 74, while Royal Clipper carries 227 with a crew of 106.


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