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Six Of The Best Tall Ship Voyages With Star Clippers In 2016/17

Embark on a voyage aboard a tall ship in 2016/17, and experience hidden ports, a small-ship atmosphere and a cruise experience like no other. These are six of the best voyages with Star Clippers.

Les Voiles de St. Tropez aboard Star Flyer - 24th September 2016

You don’t have to be a `yachty’ to appreciate the spectacle of a dazzling mixture of over 300 classic and modern yachts in the Bay of St. Tropez for `Les Voiles de St. Tropez’ regatta (24th September – 1st October 2016), one of the most spectacular sights afloat. For a rare close up view, stroll along the quayside where a line-up of over 100 classic yachts can be found stern to quay in the harbour in St. Tropez. To be right in the heart of the sailing, spend a week aboard Star Flyer, a historically styled full-rigged and fully crewed tall ship. Watch the racing from the sun-baked teak decks, climb the rigging for a birds-eye view of the ocean and be on board one of the most head-turning ships afloat during a day spent at the great Les Voiles de St. Tropez.

This is a round-trip voyage from Cannes and ports include: in L’Ile Rousse, Figari Beach, Bonifacio, Ajaccio, Porquerolles, Sanary-sur-Mer and St. Tropez.

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Mini-cruise with natural fireworks aboard Star Flyer – 6th August 2016

Sip champagne on the upper decks of a magnificent tall ship while watching one of the world’s most spectacular natural phenomena, the frequent volcanic eruptions of Italy’s `Stromboli’, during a late evening sail-past. Stromboli sends a shower of fire and molten debris up into the air approximately every ten minutes and has been in continuous eruption for 2,000 years.

This cruise departs from Rome on 6th August 2016, and calls into the island of Lipari, Messina, followed by the evening Stromboli sail-past, Amalfi, Sorrento, Ponza and back to Rome.

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Transit the Panama Canal aboard Star Flyer – 20th November 2016

The Panama Canal is a 50-mile-long engineering marvel linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, slicing through the mountainous, serpent-like country of Panama. Experience a full Panama Canal transit through the many locks of this magnificent waterway on board the 170-passenger square rigger, Star Flyer, as she repositions from her summer cruising area in Europe to St. Maarten in the Caribbean. Because of her grace and beauty, and small size in comparison to other Canal traffic, Star Flyer is always the focus of much attention during the transit.

This cruise departs from Balbao, Panama and visits the San Blas Islands, Cartagena, Oranjestad, Willemstad, White Bay, Sopers Hole, Gorda Sound and Gustavia before arriving in Philipsburg.

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Thailand and Malaysia on a tall ship cruise – 9th December 2016

In December 2016, Star Clippers returns to the Far East for the first time since March 2010. Guests taking one of two itineraries, either north or southbound from Phuket, will have the opportunity to explore the many islands scattered off the coastline, accessible only by water, with some of the most beautiful beaches and dazzling marine life in the world. There will be numerous opportunities for sunbathing, snorkelling and other water sports, exploring on foot and taking photo safaris in the ship’s Zodiacs. Departing on 8th December 2016 a 14-night sailing from Phuket, calling into idyllic paradise islands such as Ko Butang for glorious beaches, Ko Adan, a tiny unspoiled island, Ko Rok Nok with its incredible reefs, the forested limestone towers and hidden coves of Phang Nga Bay and the Similan Islands, an archipelago of coral and granite with crystal clear water and diverse wildlife.

We are highlighting Star Clipper’s 7-night sailing from December 9th, but there are a range of itineraries available. This particular cruise will depart Phuket and visit Ko Butang, Penang, Ko Adang, Ko Rok Nok, Ko Hong and Simian Island before arriving back in Phuket.

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Star Clippers to sail Indonesian waters for the first time

Star Clippers will be sailing in Indonesian waters for the first time in 2017, offering a choice of 19 departures between May 6th and October 14th 2017, and sailings of 7, 10, 11 and 14 nights, from Bali and Singapore, including Bali round trips and itineraries from Bali to Singapore and reverse. The four-masted Star Clipper, will voyage under thousands of feet of billowing sails sailing between lush, culturally unique and exotic port calls and drop anchor close to coconut-white coves that typify Indonesia’s thousands of islands, mirroring a Robinson Crusoe adventure, as the ship calls into tiny jungle-and-sand islands, haloed by crystal clear turquoise sea and white sand beaches.

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Corsica & The Monaco Grand Prix Finals 2017

Hear the roar of the F1 engines echoing around the Bay of Monaco from the teak decks of the magnificent Royal Clipper, the world’s largest tall ship, then take a tender shore for a Grand Prix seat, or find a vantage point from around the city to watch one of the most prestigious and important motor races in the world. The race is also one of Formula One’s most demanding, winding through the narrow streets of Monaco, an exceptional location of glamour and prestige. Royal Clipper will be in pole position in the Bay on 28th May 2017, for the Monaco Grand Prix final.

This cruise sails roundtrip from Cannes and also takes in Portofino, Calvi, Alghero, Porto, Porquerolles and Sanary-sur-Mer.

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For more information on any of the voyages mentioned above, please contact one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.