Three off the beaten track destinations to visit this summer

24th May 2018

On board every Star Clippers sailing, you will be transported back to a bygone era of traditional tall ship sailing. Unlike larger ships that are fitted with the latest amenities and dazzling features, the Star Clippers vessels offer a unique sense of appeal with their traditional rigging and sails.

One of the other significant advantages of embarking on a cruise with Star Clippers is the ability to travel to a range of smaller ports and along narrower waterways. Throughout 2018 and 2019, the Star Clippers vessels will operate in regions around the world including the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Southeast Asia. In each of these regions, the Star Clippers vessels provide an opportunity to dig beneath the surface and enable you to immerse yourself in the unique landscapes, history and culture. This week, Star Clippers takes a closer look at three of the amazing destinations you can visit during a tall ship sailing in the summer season of 2018.

Gozo | Malta | Eastern Mediterranean


Many people are unaware of the fact that Malta actually comprises of three unique islands. The largest of these is called Malta, while the other two are known as Gozo and Comino. Gozo is the second largest of the three islands and offers a charming alternative to her larger sister. While you will find many charming landmarks that are similar to those found in Valletta, you will also be likely to find an abundance of natural features including lush green landscapes and intriguing caves. You will also find many stunning coastlines, each providing an ideal place to relax and soak up the Mediterranean sun.

Plage D’Arone | Corsica | Western Mediterranean

Situated between France and Italy, the French island of Corsica offers a much more peaceful setting to other surrounding destinations including those found in the Italian and French Riviera. Corsica is an island that was once home to Napoleon and is now home to a fine collection of lush green environments and golden beaches – none more impressive than Plage D’Arone. Lined by pink rocks and scrub, this mesmerising beach covers a total area of 750 metres while the surrounding waters are clear, calm and warm. Furthermore, due to the size of the beach and its remote location, you are guaranteed to be able to find a space to call your own for the day.

Labuan Haji | Moyo Island | Southeast Asia

Indonesia is one of the most recent additions to the range of regions added to the list of areas you can now visit aboard a Star Clippers cruise. This archipelagic nation is home to hundreds of islands, many of which are uninhabited by humans and offer a distinctly unique landscape. A lack of human interference has enabled nature to take its toll in Labuan Haji, Moyo Island. This unique landscape is home to a total of 86 bird species including the yellow-headed parrot and bird coral. The beaches are difficult to resist but, if you choose to venture further inland, you will be rewarded with the chance to admire the mesmerising Brang Rea Waterfall.

For more information about the full range of sailings available with Star Clippers or to make a booking, contact our friendly sales team via the freephone number above or chat to an advisor online.

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