Star Clippers unveils “Grand Voyages” to exotic ports in the Mediterranean

   August 26, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

For those seeking an extensive and effortlessly curated vacation experience, Star Clippers offers a series of "Grand Voyages" ranging from 13 to 19 days. These voyages grant travelers the opportunity to explore a diverse array of exotic ports across multiple Mediterranean countries, all while indulging in the authentic ambiance of a tall sailing ship.

Travelers who secure reservations for select 2023 and 2024 Grand Voyages before September 30th will enjoy a notable incentive. Each cabin will receive a $1,000 air credit, alongside the provision of two complimentary shore excursions. This exclusive offer extends to residents of North, Central, and South America.

The leisurely pace of these signature Grand Voyages ensures ample time for in-depth exploration of ports both prominent and hidden. This unhurried approach enables guests to immerse themselves in the allure of ancient ruins, savor panoramic vistas, and relish the culinary treasures of the region. These extensive itineraries encompass a remarkable spectrum of destinations, encompassing the quaint islets of Greece to the vibrant, cliffside hamlets that grace the Italian coastline.

Star Clippers presents this opportunity across all three of its genuine sailing vessels throughout the 2023 and 2024 seasons.

A captivating example is the 19-night journey aboard the Star Flyer, commencing from Valetta (Malta) and culminating in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands). The voyage encompasses ports in Malta, Italy, Spain, and Morocco, before transitioning to the Atlantic crossing. The highlights include the picturesque island of Gozo in Malta, Palma in Mallorca with its splendid Gothic cathedral, Motril in Spain with its stunning beaches, and the vibrant Tangiers.

For an immersive exploration of the Greek isles, Star Clippers offers a 14-night round-trip sailing from Athens (Piraeus), encompassing ports in both the Northern and Southern Cyclades, along with Turkey. This journey traverses islands like Skopelos and Skiathos, recognized from the famed Mamma Mia series. The romantic ambiance of Spetses unfolds through its beautiful beaches and winding cobblestone pathways, while the historical significance of Patmos is underscored by its association with the apocalyptic revelations of St. John the Divine. A stopover in Kusadasi, Turkey, opens the door to a tour of the ancient Ephesus ruins.

The Royal Clipper's 14-night Venice to Rome voyage embarks along the Adriatic, unfolding with stops along the captivating Croatian coastline. The itinerary offers a day in Kotor, Montenegro, renowned for hosting one of Europe's most breathtaking harbors, enveloped by towering mountains. Taormina in Sicily boasts historic charm and captivating vistas, perched on the shoulders of Mount Etna. The journey continues along Italy's western coast, punctuated by visits to smaller ports such as Ponza and Palmarola, before culminating in Rome.

For over two decades, Star Clippers has been an ambassador of modern tall ship sailing, offering travelers access to remote ports across the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indonesia, and the Far East. The company operates three of the world's largest and tallest sailing vessels: Star Clipper and Star Flyer, traditional clipper ships equipped with modern comforts and accommodating 170 guests; and the Royal Clipper, an awe-inspiring five-masted, full-rigged sailing ship that can host up to 227 guests, holding the prestigious Guinness World Record for its unique stature. All three vessels feature extensive teak decks, swimming pools, relaxed dining venues, convivial tropical bars on deck, and inviting piano lounges.