Exploring the Caribbean with Star Clippers

Spring fever may be in the air, but it's not too early to start planning for the cold winter days ahead. Star Clippers offers numerous sailings to the Caribbean during the winter season. Two ships—Royal Clipper and Star Flyer—call on the favorite islands of St. Maarten, Barbados and Antigua as well as lesser-known gems such as Isles de Saintes, Nev...
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Postcard from Jost Van Dyke

Thanks to travel photographer Diane Persephone for sharing this fabulous photo of Star Clipper on Instagram.


[caption id="attachment_16792" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Star Clipper at Jost Van Dyke by Diane Persephone.








"Tall Ships!...just too hard to resist! Spotted while high above Jost Van Dyke, B.V.I. #starclippers." - @diane_persephone



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Port Spotlight: Basseterre, St. Kitts

[caption id="attachment_16769" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photo shared on Instagram by @cpt_ross.




Originally called the “fertile isle” by the Carib Indians, St. Kitts (officially named St. Christopher) still fits the description. A mountainous island of volcanic origin its slopes rise up to almost 4000 feet, providing an ideal climate for abundant vegetation and one of the Caribbean’s largest rain forests. St. Kitts also has the distinction of being one of the only islands the French and British ever shared. This lasted only long enough to ward off the Caribs and the Spanish before they turned on each other. Possession of the island changed several times between the two before the British took final sovereignty with the Treaty of Versailles.



[caption id="attachment_16770" align="aligncenter" width="550"] The Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea. Shared on Instagram by @cpt_ross.




The British also used St. Kitts as a mother colony of sorts, sending parties out to other nearby islands to begin colonization. In many ways, St. Kitts has changed little since those days. It has never developed into a tourist mecca as some of its neighbours have, and sugar is still its primary source of income just as it was in the 17th century. St. Kitts gained independence in 1967 with its sister island of Nevis, just 2 miles off the southern coast; and has since been striving for controlled development in an effort to maintain its original attributes. Today the island still remains quiet in comparison to other Caribbean nations, but St. Kitts and Nevis are beginning to gain recognition for exactly that reason. They are very much alive with their own unique characteristics, serene atmosphere, beautiful unspoiled scenery and palm-lined beaches.



[caption id="attachment_16771" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Views from St. Kitts. Shared on Instagram by @cpt_ross.




Star Clippers' "Essential St. Kitts Tour" could very well be the Caribbean’s most memorable island tour. It includes Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, Romney Gardens, Caribelle Batik Studio and an interesting drive through Basseterre. Brimstone Hill Fortress is perched on a 40 acre hilltop, 780 ft above sea level. For three hundred years it has borne witness to innumerable sea battles between the British and the French, more than at any other place in the two nation’s naval history. The first cannons were mounted on Brimstone Hill in 1690 as the English and French fought for control of the island. The next 200 years saw the intermittent construction of an amazing work of architectural and engineering genius.



This magnificent structure is the second largest of its type in the entire western hemisphere and one of the best preserved. Its spectacular panoramic views include coastline, country side and five neighbouring islands. The Brimstone Hill Fortress, also known as The Gibraltar of the West Indies, is of world heritage value and is a recommended must-see for all visitors to St. Kitts. No visit to St. Kitts is complete without a visit to Romney Gardens and Caribelle Batik Studios. This 10-acre garden setting is quite simply stunning. It is at this glorious location that local artists produce the fabric and apparel for which Caribelle Batik has become widely acclaimed. The garden setting and picturesque experience is a photographer’s dream and will be remembered by visitors for years to come. You will also get to drive through beautiful Basseterre. This historic Capital City is a perfect example of an original Caribbean town. Observe the traditional French architecture and Victorian structures. Old churches, West Indian cottages and a former slave market are also included in this interesting driving tour of Basseterre.



Visit St. Kitts on Royal Clipper's Windward Islands and Star Clipper's Treasure Islands itineraries!



Have you sailed to St. Kitts? Let us know what you think in the comments.
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Sunsets Through the Lines

[caption id="attachment_16764" align="aligncenter" width="550"] The bowsprit net is an amazing place to watch the sun set.




Mediterranean and Caribbean landscapes might be different, but one there is one constant between the two destinations: Star Clippers and gorgeous sunsets go hand in hand. There's something so magical about watching the sun sink into the horizon through the frame of the line or crosshatch of the bowsprit net. It's no wonder guests are constantly sharing their favorite Star Clippers sunset photos. Here's a roundup of some recent "greats."



[caption id="attachment_16762" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Sunset in the Med. Photo by Kathi King.




[caption id="attachment_16753" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Sunset photo shared on Instagram by @burlesque1989.




[caption id="attachment_16761" align="aligncenter" width="550"] A gorgeous scene through the lines. Photo by Kathi King.






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Postcards from the Caribbean: Shared by Sailors

[caption id="attachment_16751" align="aligncenter" width="550"] The Pitons of St. Lucia. Shared on Instagram by @burlesque1989.




As Star Clippers sail throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean guests and crew alike share photos of their experience on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It's hard to say which are more photogenic -- the ships or destinations! We'll call it a tie. Here's a roundup of some fabulous recent social media posts from the Caribbean.






[caption id="attachment_16746" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Looking out on Star Clipper from Royal Clipper. Shared on Instagram by @burlesque1989.




[caption id="attachment_16754" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Regal Royal Clipper. Shared on Instagram by @natnhouston.




[caption id="attachment_16752" align="aligncenter" width="550"] A view of the beautiful blue waters as Royal Clipper sails into Antigua. Shared on Instagram by @burlesque1989.
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The Star Clippers Experience in Five Words




Fine dining, friends, fabulous destinations! That's what we think of when we think of Star Clippers. We asked guests to describe their own Star Clippers experiences in five words. Here are the top ten answers!



Chris von Volborth: Nothing like cruising under sail!



Janet Rusin: Too many stars to count!







Jeanne C Latshaw: Best week of our lives!



André M. Piquet: Sail Drink Eat Play Repeat



Lynnie Hampson: Microcosm of all that's fun!



Susan McIntyre Bates: Can hardly wait for July!



Anita Brew: Utterly addicting. Made amazing friends.



Mimi Mary Skinner Auchter: Most amazing cruise experience ever!



Barbara Pinter: The dream of my life



Janet Covington: Best vacation of my life.



Bonus:



Klaus Franz: A few words can not explain the Star Clippers experience !!!!!!!!!! Sorry!



How would you describe the Star Clippers experience? Let us know in the comments!
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Family Fun on Star Clippers

[caption id="attachment_16627" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Fun in the sun and sailing -- Star Clippers is an adventure for all.




Star Clippers is a family company. The Krafft family owns and operates the fleet of record-holding tall ships, and encourages families to take to the sea, sharing their love of travel and sailing between generations.



One guest recently sailed Star Clippers with their children and grandchildren, and had a delightful time, saying,







"A wonderful family experience! This was our sixth Star Clipper cruise but the first that included our grown kids, their spouses and our grandchildren. Every minute of every day was wonderful. The kids had a great time. The crew went to great lengths to make sure the grandchildren had fun ... My eight-year-old granddaughter had the run of the ship; she reminded us of Eloise at the Plaza."







As the only modern-day tall ship fleet, Star Clippers offers an extraordinary vacation for the whole family. Parents and grandparents appreciate visiting the beautiful, cultural and historical ports of the Caribbean and Mediterranean, and children can let their imaginations run wild while cruising on an authentic sailing ship that looks like it’s from the pages of a bedtime story or the latest blockbuster film.










Onboard the ships, kids (and adults) can climb the mast in the safety of a harness for a panoramic view, plunge into a pool with portholes that peek into the dining room and participate in talent shows and pirate-themed parties. Kids and parents alike can kick back in the bowsprit netting and watch the sails billow overhead while looking out for a pod of porpoises. On shore, complimentary watersports like snorkeling and kayaking, and fun active tours keep everyone engaged.



While a Star Clippers sailing is relaxing, there are plenty of educational opportunities, including sailing lessons and historical tours where the whole family can learn about a port or region.



Have you sailed Star Clippers with kids? Let us know in the comments!
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True Blue




Fun fact: did you know that blue is the world's most favorite color? It is by a long shot -- in a poll over 40% of respondents chose blue as their favorite color. According to the New York Times a study by the University of Japan found that blue can reduce fatigue and anxiety, and even regulate heartbeat and breathing! Blue aids in creative problem solving, dieting, and is even children's preferred color of care-takers' wardrobes!



Looking at this photo of Star Clipper gliding across the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea it's easy to see why! Blue equals freedom, serenity, and vacation!



Happy Sailing!



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Hit the Deck with Yoga Cruises!




Studies show vacation is good for your health, resulting in lower blood pressure, lower stress and even smaller waistlines. Star Clippers adds yoga to the mix for an extra burst of energy and stress-reduction!







This weekend Star Clipper departed on a 7-day yoga-themed cruise with yoga instructor, author and life coach Inge Schöps. Schöps is based in Cologne, Germany, where she teaches, and she also runs yoga retreats in the Mediterranean on the Balearic Islands of Mallorca and Formentera. She is an author and has published yoga apps and e-books.



On Royal Clipper’s May 16 and 23 seven-night western Mediterranean cruises roundtrip from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, guests can learn Ishta-style yoga, focusing on asana, meditation, anatomy and yogic and tantric philosophy under the instruction of Raphaella Rose. A yoga practitioner for 17 years, Rose promotes friendly and accessible yoga, and has taught classes in the U.S., Great Britain and Spain, running regular retreats alongside her class schedule.



Christel Vollmer returns to join the seven-night Balearic Islands sailings on Star Flyer roundtrip from Palma de Mallorca, Aug. 1 and 8. She will give two classes daily: 60 minutes of power yoga in the morning and a 40-minute wind-down class at sunset, followed by meditation. Vollmer brings many years of teaching experience to Star Clippers, having trained under Bryan Kest, yoga guru to celebrities including Madonna, Cindy Crawford and Sting.



All classes and lectures will be conducted in English and are optional. Additional ship activities will be offered as part of the standard daily program.



Have you sailed on a yoga-themed cruise? Let us know what you thought in the comments!
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On Your Mark ...

[caption id="attachment_16549" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photo of Star Clippers sailing side by side from www.starclippers.com.




Today's the day! Now and again Star Clipper and Royal Clipper meet in the Caribbean to share a photo opportunity and wind for a fabulous race. Guests crowd the decks and crew wave to one another as the ships clip the waves below.



It's a fabulous event and adds another element of beauty to an already gorgeous scene. Typically, in the Caribbean, this meeting takes place a few days into the journey. Star Clipper and Royal Clipper meet southwest of Iles des Saintes and sail alongside one another all the way to Cabrits, Dominica.







If winds permit racing takes place. While Royal Clipper does have an advantage with more sails, Star Clipper is lighter and can pull weight as well!



Who do you think would win in a race? Let us know in the comments below!
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A Snapshot of Life Onboard Star Clipper

[caption id="attachment_16524" align="aligncenter" width="550"] The Tropical bar is the social hub of a Star Clippers cruise.




Claire Isabelle Delancray was kind enough to share these photos that offer a snapshot of life onboard Star Clipper in the Caribbean. Guests collect around cocktails, goof around on deck, climb the mast and hoist the sails.



The attitude onboard is relaxed and casual, and even when the ship lists guests are all smiles! Scroll down for more photos, including a guest appearance from Royal Clipper!







[caption id="attachment_16523" align="aligncenter" width="550"] All hands on deck! Guests can get in on the action when sailing.




[caption id="attachment_16534" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Get up close to the sea with a porthole view!




[caption id="attachment_16528" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Just in case you weren't sure, Star Clippers sail for real!






[caption id="attachment_16530" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Now and again Star Clippers guests have the chance to ride alongside Royal Clipper in the Caribbean!




[caption id="attachment_16529" align="aligncenter" width="550"] The Royal Clipper ride along offers fabulous photo ops!




[caption id="attachment_16531" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Land ho! Sailing into the beautiful Caribbean ports is a sight to see!




[caption id="attachment_16519" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Views from the mast are extraordinary ...




[caption id="attachment_16532" align="aligncenter" width="550"] ... and nothing beats a sunset at sea!
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Under Sail on Star Clipper

The following is an excerpt from Betsa Marsh's feature in The Miami Herald. For the full story click here!


[caption id="attachment_16495" align="aligncenter" width="550"] The Star Clipper at anchor off Virgin Gorda. Photo by Betsa Marsh.




Under Caribbean stars, cruising seems stripped to its essentials. The ship, her masts and, finally, those clouds of sail unfurling in slow motion, gleaming white in warm, inky night.



Then, a faint chord seems to rise like fog from the deck into the salt air, and passengers turn toward the sound. The chorus builds as the main staysail and flying jib fill with Leeward breeze. The voices swell in Vangelis’ Conquest of Paradise as the Star Clipper cuts her way through ultramarine waves.







Sail Away is 10 p.m. embarkation day, lifting anchor in St. Maarten and heading for Anguilla. Passengers are up on the Sun Deck as the crew turns winches, coils ropes and hoists sails, all to that rich chorus. It’s an elegant, stately show because the Star Clipper, with 16 sails, ties with her sister ship, Star Flyer, as one of the tallest Tall Ships in the world.



[caption id="attachment_16500" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photos by Betsa Marsh. Clockwise from left: Ten-year-old Celia Klein of Strasbourg, France, has captured the Star Clipper spirit, here at Prickly Pear Beach, Virgin Gorda. The Star Clipper lies at anchor behind her; Capt. Peter Kaaling at the helm in the Sir Francis Drake Channel; Kayakers head out from an Anguillan beach; Beachcombing on Jost von Dyke.




The soundtrack to Vangelis’ 1492 crescendos with each rise of the sails during this voyage through the Leeward Islands and French Antilles. Every time, there are moments that feel like stepping inside someone’s fantasy. In this case, Mikael Krafft’s, the Swede who so loved clipper ships as a boy that he vowed to return the bygone beauties to the world’s oceans.



Krafft’s three grand clippers are the fulfillment of his vow: Star Flyer, Star Clipper and the massive Royal Clipper. They sail from Greece to Grenada, from Morocco to Martinique. They cross the Atlantic in 14 days.

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Facebook Fans Share First Impressions

[caption id="attachment_16400" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Royal Clipper photo by Valerie Jenkins Fors.




As according to Star Clippers' latest bit of wisdom, "It's better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times." Some guests hear all about the Star Clippers experience, but nothing compares to the moment when you come on board for the first time.



We recently asked fans on Facebook to fill in the blank: My first impression of Star Clippers was _____________



The results are in and here's what the sailing veterans had to say!



Matthias Wunsch: A dream I had in my childhood about a replica of the Preussen as a cruise ship come true!



Rosamond Koether Stephanak: Awesome perfection!



Janet Covington: Wow! Yay! (In rapid succession)



Michael Barkström: Amazing!!



Liliana Patricia Locicero: Admiration and shocked, My first sight was in St Marteen Island.....I thought " This in incredible....I will sailing in this faboulus clipper as in XIX century!!!!!!!!!!!



Brenda Worthington: Wonderment



Daniel Habenicht: Wow! Just wow! And every time since!



Debbie Cates Pearson: Awe...



Janet Blair: Breathtaking!!



Kymber Habenicht: I now have a sense of what sailing travel was like long ago (except with much better amenities).



[caption id="attachment_16446" align="alignright" width="235"] Royal Clipper sailing into Antigua. Photo shared by Ursula Sobotta.




Birgit Weber: Just amazing ...



Pat Floegel: Awe, joy and excitement!!



Helene Karatas Fd Nykänen: What an exciting work environment and such great crew members to get to know!



Cathy McCallister: Wow, I've just stepped through a time warp.



Leslie Kahn: Gorgeous!



Margaret Bonds Podlich: Magestic!



Valerie Jenkins Fors: Magical, experiencing the past! Just left her 2 days ago!



Ursula Sobotta: More than amazing!!



Nicole Mieding: ...breathtaking. And also lifechanging.



BoB Smith: WOW!!!!!



Linda Kirchner Griffin: Wow was the word for Royal Clipper 4 years ago, get to find out what I think when I see Star Clipper on January 3 in St. Maarten...



Patty Jordan: Awesome!!!



Rebecca Leonard: Classic sailing ship! Felt like we had stepped back in time.



Oliver Coenen: Freedom!



Jane Gunnell: Feels like home!



What did you think the first time you saw a Star Clippers ship? Whether virtually or in person. Let us know in the comments!
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Top 10 Unique Experiences on a Star Clippers Cruise

[caption id="attachment_16434" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Royal Clipper in the Med by Kathi King.




Relaxing on a sun lounger under a mass of billowing sails is a big draw while cruising with Star Clippers. In addition to taking time to simply watching the world sail by, there are multiple opportunities on each voyage to enhance the experience -- from learning a new skill to becoming immersed in some of the world's most beautiful sailing destinations.



Here are the top 10 unique experiences on a Star Clippers cruise:



Learn to tie knots like a sailor
Guests can fine-tune their sailors' knots with a complimentary lesson on deck from the crew and master the art of tying a bowline and a clove hitch. The Balearic Islands are a fine inspiration for sailing fanatics, as the region has some of the Mediterranean's most popular sailing areas among yacht owners, including the Spanish royal family.





[caption id="attachment_16435" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Learn to tie knots like a sailor! Photos by Kathi King.




A roundtrip voyage from Palma, Mallorca, on Star Flyer starts at $1,575 per person, double occupancy, and calls at Ibiza, Formentera, Valencia, Mahon and Port de Soller, all in the Balearics, departing June 27; July 4, 11, 18 and 25; and Aug. 1 and 8.



Shin up the mast of a tall ship
One of the most popular activities is when guests get harnessed and shin up the steel rigging supporting the ship's mast to the first Crow's Nest like a professional deck hand. The 360-degree views and photo opportunities from aloft are spectacular, looking down onto the teak decks and up into the mass of rigging and billowing sails. There's a chance to climb the mast -- no experience required -- on every voyage, weather permitting.



A seven-night cruise on Royal Clipper roundtrip from Rome, Italy, starts at $1,740 per person, double occupancy, and calls at Ponza, Sorrento and Amalfi, Italy; Taormina, Sicily; and Lipari, Aeolian Islands; departing May 16, 23, 30 and June 6, 2015.



Water ski in the Greek islands
Each of the three Star Clippers ships carries watersports equipment and a fleet of powerful inflatable Zodiac craft. Water skiing and wakeboarding are complimentary activities, subject to sea conditions, in every port where the sports team is able to set up on the beach. This is a great opportunity for guests to have a free go at a sport that would be expensive at a shoreside hotel.



Fares for a voyage on Star Clipper between Istanbul, Turkey, and Athens, Greece, start at $1,575, calling at Canakkale, Turkey; and Limnos, Athos, Ouranopolis, Skiathos, Skopelos and Poros, Greece, with plenty of opportunities for watersports from the islands' beaches, especially Poros, which has a sheltered bay perfect for water skiing. Departures are May 2, June 20, Aug. 1 and Sept. 5, 2015.



[caption id="attachment_16437" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Barbecue tastes better on the beach! Photo by Jim Bottoms.




Enjoy a fantastic beach barbecue in the Caribbean
On every Caribbean cruise, weather permitting, a special day is set aside to feature Star Clippers' popular beach barbecue. Culinary delights are prepared ashore and guests can relax on golden sands and lounge in hammocks while enjoying delicious barbecue favorites prepared by Star Clippers' acclaimed chefs.



A voyage on Star Clipper roundtrip from St. Maarten costs from $1,510. The seven-night cruise calls at Dominica, Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, Antigua and St. Barts, departing Jan. 10 and 24; Feb. 7 and 21; and March 7, 2015.



Master the art of paddleboarding
A relatively new craze, paddleboarding is peaceful, has zero environmental impact and is great for strengthening core muscles. Each of the three Star Clippers ships carries boards. Guests start by kneeling, and once balanced, stand up. Relatively flat sea is required for beginners, but paddleboarders often can be seen in Croatia and Montenegro, both excellent locations for gentle watersports.



A 10-night voyage on Star Clipper from Venice, Italy, to Athens, Greece, starts at $2,140 per person, double occupancy, with calls at Hvar and Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Corfu, Santorini; and Mykonos, Greece; departing July 8 and Sept. 23, 2015. 



Admire the underwater world in the Grenadines
Each of the three ships has a large supply of masks, fins and snorkels, all free of charge for guests to use. Where possible, a guided snorkel safari is offered by the watersports team. There's no better place to snorkel in the Caribbean than the Grenadines, where marine life teems in the crystal-clear waters of Tobago Cays National Park where Royal Clipper spends a day.



A seven-night voyage on Royal Clipper roundtrip from Bridgetown, Barbados, starts at $1,560 per person, double occupancy, and calls, Grenada, Tobago Cays, Bequia, Martinique and St. Lucia in the Grenadines, departing Jan. 10 and 24; Feb. 7 and 21; and March 7 and 21, 2015.



Navigate the Atlantic using the stars
Every day Captain's Story Time on the ship's bridge provides insight into a different aspect of sailing, including an introduction to celestial navigation, a talk on wind and explanation of the different sails and their function. Guests are welcome to help the crew raise the sails and practice sailing maneuvers as well. On a trans-Atlantic voyage, there are plenty of opportunities for guests to take the helm, as the ships depend largely on the warm trade winds to make the crossing.



A 15-night trans-Atlantic crossing on Star Flyer from Las Palmas, Grand Canary Islands, to Bridgetown starts at $1,790 per person, double occupancy, calling at Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, departing Oct. 24, 2015.



[caption id="attachment_16433" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Sunrise yoga is a great way to start the day! Photo by Kathi King.




Chill out on deck with sunrise yoga
Several times a year Star Clippers offers themed yoga cruises with a highly qualified instructor onboard who conducts classes in the morning and evening, free of charge, as well as meditation sessions. Instruction is in English and German, and no experience is required.

 

In 2015 yoga cruises depart Jan. 24 and 31 (roundtrip St. Maarten from $1,510 per person, double occupancy); May 16 and 23 (roundtrip Rome from $1,740 per person, double occupancy); May 30 and June 6 (roundtrip Athens); Sept. 7 (from Malaga to Las Palmas); and Aug. 1 and 8 (roundtrip Palma) from $1,575 per person, double occupancy). 



Learn from a master mixologist
Learn how to make cocktails with a dash of panache through demonstrations by the friendly and talented bartenders in the Tropical Bar. There's no better time to study the art of the perfect rum punch than late afternoon in the Caribbean as the sun begins to set and cocktail hour approaches.



A voyage on Star Flyer through the Panama Canal from Bridgetown to Balboa, Panama, starts at $2,910 per person, double occupancy. The 14-night cruise departs Nov. 8, 2015, calling at ports in the Grenadines, Grenada, Venezuela, Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba, Colombia and Panama.



[caption id="attachment_16439" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photos from a Star Clippers sailing in the Mediterranean.


 

Cultural immersion in the Mediterranean
Star Clippers offers optional shore excursions in every port, and this 14-night Grand Mediterranean voyage from Athens to Malaga, Portugal, takes in some of the great historical sites of the region, including Syracuse in Sicily; the Maltese capital of Valletta; Cartagena in Spain, a magnificent port more than 2,000 years old; and Tunis, a mélange of ancient and modern cultures. Late October, when the temperatures cool and the summer crowds are gone, is the perfect time to explore.



Do you have anything to add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!
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Postcards from the Caribbean: Royal Clipper

[caption id="attachment_16423" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photo shared on Twitter by @AwrightPhoto.




Could the Caribbean be any more lovely? Star Clippers are a welcome addition to the stunning scenery. This photo was shared on Twitter by @AwrightPhoto.







Do you have any postcards from your Star Clippers cruise that you would like to share? Email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!
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Royal Clipper and the Classic Caribbean

Anthony Nicholas has been tweeting shots from his Caribbean cruise on Royal Clipper using the hashtags #ClassicCaribbean and #42sails. Check him out on twitter to follow along!



[caption id="attachment_16308" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Close quarter cruising the coast of Dominica on the mighty Royal Clipper #classiccaribbean








[caption id="attachment_16307" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Sails up! The awesome Royal Clipper puts to sea




[caption id="attachment_16310" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Treasure Islands with the Royal Clipper #classiccaribbean #42sails




[caption id="attachment_16309" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Land ho! Royal Clipper off Blackfriars Beach, St. Kitts #42sails #classiccaribbean




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What about the Star Clippers experience do you find to be "Classic Caribbean?" Let us know in the comments!
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We've Arrived!

[caption id="attachment_16214" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Star Flyer transits the Panama Canal.




Star Clippers' Caribbean season has begun!



After two weeks at sea Star Flyer arrived yesterday at Bridgetown, Barbados, and is now en route to the Panama Canal with some amazing calls along the way including Kralendjik, Bonaire; Willemstad, Curacao and Oranjestad, Aruba.







Star Clipper and Royal Clipper will arrive in the Caribbean soon, and the fleet will spend the coming months sailing from island to island enjoying beach barbecues, pirate parties and warm, crystal waters.



Will you be joining us in the Caribbean this season? Let us know in the comments!
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