Port Spotlight: Amalfi, Italy

[caption id="attachment_16845" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photo by guest Mary Stuart Miller.




Amalfi was one of the original maritime republics. It has a glorious history. Compared to the ancient cities of Campania it was founded rather late - around the 6th century - yet Amalfi flourished while other ancient towns were in decline. Its inhabitants were expert sailors and built up an extensive trade with the east, founding churches and hospitals and making their town the richest in the south of Italy. The Amalfi fleet, together with those of Naples and Gaeta, defeated the Saracens who were about to launch an attack on Rome in 849. The 11th century saw the town at its pinnacle of greatness. Its dockyards built ships for foreign countries as well as Italy’s own fleets. Amalfi minted its own money and had its own maritime laws. The famous “Tabulae Amalphitane” is kept in the town’s museum.







Amalfi sailors were the first to use the compass. The founder of the order of St. John of Jerusalem also came from Amalfi . Amalfi was, alas, defeated by Pisa, and although it was among the first maritime republics to rise, it was also the first to fall into decline. It became part of the principality of Salerno, losing and regaining its independence under the Normans, only to lose it again under Norman Roger II. After belonging to a succession of different lords, it was taken by the Aragonese, with a subsequent history similar to that of other Campanian towns. The Cathedral of Amalfi , atop its great steps, remains a testimony to the town’s ancient glory. It is dedicated to St. Andrew. A great statue of St. Andrew, sculpted by Michelangelo Naccherino, stands in a 13th century crypt along with the statues of St. Stephen and St. Lawrence by Pietro Bernini. The so-called Cloister of Paradise is attached to the Cathedral. It is accessible via an arched passageway decorated with frescoes by Pietro Cavallini. Sarcophagi, Roman and medieval objects d’art are kept here. The other tower, built at the same time as the Cathedral’s bell tower, is now annexed to a hotel that occupies the old 12th century monastery.



[caption id="attachment_16847" align="aligncenter" width="546"] The Amalfi and Positano Coasts have astounding views. Photos by Kathi King.




While there take a ride up Positano and the Amalfi Coast Positano and Amalfi Coast

By motor coach and public boat.



The tour starts from Amalfi. You will enjoy a scenic drive up from the harbor to Positano and you’ll stop along a stretch of coast in Positano where you’ll walk from the coach park to the village. Admire the white, Moorish-style houses clinging to the slopes around a small, sparkling bay.



In 1953, when writer John Steinbeck lived here, the town was a forgotten fishing village, loved by artists. Since then it has become a retreat for the wealthy and a popular resort area. Spend some time browsing in some of Positano’s 200 boutiques, which sell the casual, locally made cotton clothing that the town is famous for. You will have some time at leisure to explore the village.



Then meet your guide and board the public boat for a ride back to Amalfi . Amalfi has a Spanish flavor and a prestigious history. Its white houses sit atop rocks facing a bright blue bay. After an introduction by the local guide, you will be free to visit Amalfi ’s Cathedral and village on your own, or walk to the landing pier to return to the ship.



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Port Spotlight: Cadíz, Spain

[caption id="attachment_16789" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Cadiz is one of the oldest continually settled cities in Europe. (Photo by Jose Ra)




Situated on a narrow strip of land surrounded by the glittering sea, Cadíz is one of the oldest and well-preserved cities in southwestern Europe. Cadíz also boasts a unique experience, categorized by the distinct cultures of each historical old barrio, (village) a sharp contrast from more urbanized areas.







A visit to the Cathedral in the Old Town provides a spectacular panoramic view of the entire city.



Christopher Columbus is said to have brought over many of the trees that line Cadíz’s picture-perfect parks, perfect for a romantic stroll set behind a backdrop of colorful flowers.



You will discover narrow streets filled with charming cafés that arguably serve the world’s freshest fish. Europe’s oldest covered market, El Mercado Central, is a must-do if you’re looking for fresh groceries and an authentic Andalusian experience.

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Happy First Day of Spring!




Today is the first day of spring and we've got flowers in mind!



Star Clippers will return to the Med shortly and we're looking forward to the bright hues of the Amalfi Coast! Will you visit?



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Star Flyer's Balearic Islands Itinerary Named Among the World's Best Intimate Cruises

The Points Guy listed Star Clippers' Balearic Islands itineraries as one of the best "intimate cruises" in the world. Check out an excerpt from that story below!









Star Clippers. Spread off the Spanish coast like fragments of a shattered shell, the Balearics include islands both well charted (Mallorca, Ibiza) and less explored (Menorca, Formentera). A new Balearic Islands summer itinerary from Star Clippers visits each on the four-mast, 16-sail, 170-passenger Star Flyer. Visit ruins and ancient monasteries, graze at beachside seafood shacks, dance all night and splash in sheltered Mediterranean coves. As a bonus, this cruise also docks on mainland Spain, with a day to explore the gorgeous city of Valencia.







Have you sailed the Balearic Islands? 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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Port Spotlight: Bodrum, Turkey




A glistening ocean surrounding a towering castle. Pristine beach after beach. Mediterranean nightlife that could even make Las Vegas a bit jealous. This can all be found at Bodrum, one of Turkey’s most magical cities, found on Star Clipper's Southern Cyclades itineraries.



If history and architecture are more your style, Bodrum also offers a great deal of wonderful places to see.







The Castle of St. Peter has a long history dating back from the 15th century. Serving as a refuge for Christians in the Asia Minor, the castle came under attack during the rise of the Ottoman Empire. In 1894, it became a military base for the Turkish army during the Greek Revolt. In 1962 part of the castle became a museum for underwater archeology. Other sights of interest inside the castle include the French Tower, where Queen Ada is rumored to be buried, and a spectacular museum of ancient glass pieces. At the northern end of the castle lie the world’s oldest shipwreck and the formerly tortuous dungeons at Gatineau Tower.



Bodrum also houses one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum, where ancient stairways, tomb chambers and a drainage system built in the late 300 B.C. are still intact.



Have you sailed to Bodrum? Let us know what you thought in the comments!
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Port Spotlight: Ajaccio, Corsica

[caption id="attachment_16709" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Star Clipper sailing into Corsica.




Ajaccio is a dazzling city located on the west side of Corsica, a mountainous Mediterranean French island.



Likely settled in the 2nd century, Ajaccio’s old-world charm and architecture juxtapose urban buildings built after a recent economic boom.







Once you’ve stopped for a fresh-baked croissant at traditional French bakery, the opportunities to explore are endless.



With exclusive boutiques, museums, beaches and picturesque walking paths, Ajaccio is certain to please even the most discerning passenger.



Not-to-be-missed sites include the Fesch Museum established by Napolean I’s uncle that includes one of France’s finest painting and Napoleonic collections.



Have you sailed to Ajaccio? Share your tips in the comments below!
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Med Season is Just Around the Corner

[caption id="attachment_16675" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Tired of the cold? Just picture a long summer day at Dubrovnik!




This time of year anyone who lives in the northern hemisphere is likely tired of the frigid winter temps. Worry not chilly friends! Star Clippers' Mediterranean season is just around the corner! Days are getting longer and before you know it spring will be here.



Come April Royal Clipper and Star Clipper will be sailing the western Med while Star Clipper heads east to the Aegean Sea.







Spring not coming soon enough? It's not too late to head to the Caribbean!



Are you ready for the Med? 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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Playing tourist in Bonifacio, Ajaccio and Calvi

Debbra Dunning Brouillette sailed a fabulous Balearic Islands itinerary on Star Flyer. Take a look at an excerpt from her feature in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram!


[caption id="attachment_16510" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Calvi’s picturesque palm-lined harbor is the starting point for exploring the town and its 15th century Citadel. Photo by Debbra Dunning Brouillette.




Passengers congregated on the top deck as we neared Corsica’s southern tip into Bonifacio.



Its chalk-white limestone cliffs, separated from the Italian island of Sardinia by a seven-mile-wide strait, are among the island’s most distinctive sights, in contrast to its mountainous granite interior.



Leaving the ship, we walked past an impressive row of yachts to the tourist train, which transported us from Bonifacio’s Old Town to the upper part of the city, built on the site of a ninth-century citadel. We walked through the battlements of the reconstructed fortress, and then along the wall of the medieval city, where buildings appeared to teeter on the edges of the cliffs.







After seizing the opportunity to descend to ocean level via the legendary King Aragon’s steps, a steep stairway of 187 steps cut into the limestone cliffs, we stopped at a cafe near the fortress for a glass of wine and a fortifying snack of local cheeses, crusty bread and fig preserves before walking back to the harbor down a sloping set of steps.



The star of our second Corsican port is Napoleon Bonaparte, born in Ajaccio in 1769.



Bonaparte’s name graces everything from the airport to a hotel, street, shops, bars, and even a gelateria. The French first gained control of Corsica the year of Bonaparte’s birth. Before that, it had spent more than 500 years as an Italian Genoese republic. A brief period of independence followed, but since 1796, when Napoleon moved in with his army, Corsica has been a department of France.



From the top of a double-decker sightseeing bus, we passed multiple monuments to the ex-emperor and military leader on our way out of the city. Soon, we reached the nearby Sanguinaires Islands, a popular resort location for vacationers from the French mainland, then toured his birthplace, a Bonaparte family home until the 1920s and now a national museum.



While Bonaparte left his mark on Ajaccio, our final Corsican port claims another major historical figure as its own. Although still in dispute, Calvi is widely believed to have been the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. A statue at the site of his presumed home commemorates his birth in 1436, with one wall remaining within the 15th-century citadel.



Given a full day in port, we explored the town and citadel, then toured two medieval villages in the Balagne region north of Calvi, which is known for its figs, olive oil, and wine.



The first was Sant’Antonino, a ninth-century village said to be the oldest inhabited village in Corsica and officially classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Its hilltop location at an elevation of 1,800 feet is often compared to an eagle’s nest, as it offers bird’s-eye views of the Balagne plain and the bay of Calvi.



Pigna, one of several villages on the Balagne Craft Trail, was our second all-too-brief stop.



Its distinctive blue-shuttered stone buildings line narrow streets branching out from a central courtyard, and we spied several artisans’ workshops offering pottery, music boxes, woodcarvings and other traditional crafts. I purchased a small ceramic plate incised with a fish design as a memento of our day.



For more of Debbra's story, including calls at Menorca, St. Tropez and Monaco, click here.
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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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Summer in Ponza




There's nothing like strolling Ponza in the summertime! Royal Clipper guest Kathi King shared these photos from her call at the Italian gem.



A popular holiday destination for Romans, Ponza is a sight to behold from the sea. Porto rises from the water, a mosaic of pastel boxes against volcanic cliffs. Once there you'll find plenty to see, eat and drink! Scroll on for more images of this popular port.















Do you have a favorite Star Clippers port? Let us know in the comments!
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Fun Facts about Hvar, Croatia

Thanks to Kathi King for sharing these photos of Hvar from her sailing on Royal Clipper.



The fleet might be moving towards the Caribbean for the winter, but it's not too early to start to think about booking a summer sailing in the Mediterranean! Hvar is a charming and ancient city with clear blue waters and cobblestone streets. It is also somewhat of a celebrity hotspot since two superstars offered their glowing endorsement. It is definitely worth a vist! Read on for fun facts about Hvar, Croatia!



• Hvar holds the oldest public theater in Europe.



• As host to "Ultra" music fest, Hvar is known as a hot destination. It is made even hotter by the endorsement of superstars Beyonce and Jay Z. The power couple was even inspired to name their daughter after some particularly lovely ivy.










• Hvar was put on the market in 1932. There is no information available as to who sold it or who bought it. The only thing certain is that it is no longer for sale.



• 'Hvar' means where in Icelandic.






• Croatia is credited with inventing the necktie.



• Hvar is the self-proclaimed "sunniest spot in Europe" with 2,715 hours of sunlight in an average year.






• There are many different regional dialects in Hvar, and the island has a long history of stone masonry. As a result there are eight different words for 'chisel.'



• If you give birth on the Jadrolinija Ferry from Hvar your child will ride free for life!






Have you sailed to Hvar, Croatia, with Star Clippers? Share your fun facts and experiences in the comments below!


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Postcard from the Aegean Sea




Chef Daniel Schönberger shared this photo of a relaxing afternoon in the bowsprit net off the coast of Greece via Instagram.



You can follow along with Chef Schonberger's culinary and travel adventures on instagram @BU11ETZ.
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Mediterranean Memories




Star Clippers' 2014 Mediterranean season has officially come to a close. Tonight Royal Clipper departs Tenerife, Canary Islands, and begins a transatlantic journey to Bridgetown, Barbados.



As the ship sails onward here's to looking back at some lovely photos from summer in the Med. Suzanne Bentlage of Vienna, Austria, sent in her favorite shots from her vacation on Royal Clipper.













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Postcard From Montenegro

Thanks to Janet Blair for this beautiful shot of Star Clipper sailing into the Bay of Kotor!










"Sailed on Star Clipper through the Fjord to Kotor, Montenegro. Wonderful!!!" - Janet Blair



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