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?
Barbara Pinter: Two times, first Amalfi, second crossing, third will be in September - Venice.
Kathy Mock: 4 times, and loved every minute of them. Can't wait for the next one.
Janet Blair: 5 times. 3 on the Caribbean aboard the Royal and twice on the Star sailing the Eastern Mediterranean. Looking forward to next February when we sail again on the Royal. I think we are addicted!!!!
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.
Several friends from the USA had cruised the Treasure Islands aboard the Star Clipper in 2014 and enjoyed it so much we were determined to sail upon the Royal Clipper in 2015. We have just returned from our cruise leaving from Barbados touring the Grenadine Islands, Grenada, Martinique and St. Lucia.
The majestic Royal Clipper was everything we were expecting. It is a magnificent sailing vessel. We did not want to leave.
One of our couples had an anniversary aboard ship and renewed their vows at sea. What an amazing experience this was. The crew made this evening so very special.It will be remembered forever by all of us. As we stepped on land the only thing we could think of was where will we go next!
Thank you for making our dreams come true.
At length did cross an Albatross,
Thorough the fog it came;
As if it had been a Christian soul,
We hailed it in God’s name.
It ate the food it ne’er had eat,
And round and round it flew.
The ice did split with a thunder-fit;
The helmsman steered us through!
‘God save thee, ancient Mariner!
From the fiends, that plague thee thus!--
Why look’st thou so?’--With my cross-bow
I shot the ALBATROSS.
And I had done an hellish thing,
And it would work ’em woe:
For all averred, I had killed the bird
That made the breeze to blow."
- Excerpt from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge