(PRESS RELEASE)_Miami, FL (August 2023) – A European vacation opens the door to experiencing diverse cultures, exploring new landscapes, and savoring some of the most popular cuisines in the world. Opting for a longer voyage allows for a more relaxed pace and the chance to visit multiple regions and countries while abroad. For travelers looking to cover a lot of ground on their extended vacation without a lot of planning, Star Clippers’ Grand Voyages range from 13 to 19 days and carry guests to exotic ports in multiple countries in the Mediterranean, all onboard an authentic tall sailing ship. Guests booking select 2023 and 2024 Grand Voyage by September 30 will receive a $1,000 per cabin air credit and 2 complimentary shore excursions. Offer is valid for residents of North, Central and South America only.
The casual pace of these signature Grand Voyages means more time to explore ports large and small, walk amongst ancient ruins, appreciate the panoramic views, and revel in the culinary delights of the region. These extended itineraries visit an impressive collection of ports, from the tiny islets of Greece to the colorful, cliffside villages dotting the Italian coast.
All three of Star Clippers’ authentic sailing vessels will be offering Grand Voyages for the 2023 and 2024 season. Star Flyer’s 19-night journey from Valetta to Las Palmas calls on ports in Malta, Italy, Spain and Morocco as the ship makes her way west before doing the Atlantic crossing. Highlights include the picturesque island of Gozo in Malta, Palma, Mallorca with its towering gothic cathedral and charming port, the gorgeous beaches of Motril, Spain and colorful Tangiers.
For a deep dive into the Greek isles, Star Clippers’ 14-night round trip Athens sailing calls on ports in the Northern and Southern Cyclades as well as Turkey. The islands of Skopelos and Skiathos might look familiar to travelers as they were featured in the popular Mamma Mia series. Romantic Spetses offers beautiful beaches and winding cobblestone streets to explore, while historic Patmos was the site of the apocalyptic revelations of St John the Divine. A port of call in Kusadasi, Turkey allows for a tour of the ruins of ancient Ephesus.
Royal Clippers’ 14-night Venice to Rome sailing begins in the Adriatic, with ports of call along the breathtaking Croatian coast. A day spent in Kotor, Montenegro, unveils one of the most stunning harbors in Europe, surrounded by steep mountains. Perched on the shoulder of Mt. Etna, Taormina, Sicily offers historic charm and incredible views. As the ship makes her way up Italy’s western coast, she calls on small ports like Ponza and Palmarola before visiting the Elba and Corsica and ending in Rome.
For more than 25 years, Star Clippers has been introducing travelers to the thrill of modern tall ship sailing to remote ports in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indonesia and Far East. The company operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels: Star Clipper and Star Flyer are traditional clipper ships with modern amenities carrying 170 guests, while the 227-guest Royal Clipper holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest and only five-masted, full-rigged sailing ship in service today. All three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, convivial tropical bars on deck and piano lounges.
For more information or to make a booking, contact your travel agent, or call 800-442-0551 or visit www.starclippers.com.
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