The graceful tall ships in the Star Clippers’ fleet provide an exceptionally romantic setting for lovers, for a honeymoon, marriage blessing, anniversary or other romantic voyage. Sailing in and out of the world’s most beautiful destinations in an atmosphere of casual elegance, a cruise on one of the three Star Clippers ships is akin to having a fully staffed private yacht.
Lay arm in arm on a deck-top sunbed, lie side by side in the bowsprit net with the waves skimming below, or spot dolphins together at dawn from the decks of a magnificent tall ship in full-sail. Make footprints on white sand beaches, snorkel the clear Caribbean waters and drop anchor in small bays and harbours.
Here are the top romantic moments on board a Star Clippers’ tall ship:-
Star-gazing on a sun-warmed deck
Every spring and autumn, Star Clippers’ three ships reposition between their summer and winter cruising areas on long, leisurely voyages across the Atlantic. There’s no better place for star-gazing, away from light pollution, in the centre of the ocean; lying together hand in hand on sun loungers on the darkened deck and gazing up at the millions of stars scattered across an inky-black sky.
Experience a transatlantic sailing on board Star Flyer departing on 1st April 2017, 20 nights St. Maarten – Malaga, cruise only from £2025pp including port charges (based on two adults sharing a category 4 cabin)
Make footprints on a Robinson Crusoe island
For the first time Star Clippers sail Indonesian waters in 2017 and the four-masted Star Clipper will voyage under thousands of feet of billowing sails sailing between lush, culturally unique and exotic port calls and drop anchor close to coconut-white coves that typify Indonesia’s thousands of islands, mirroring a Robinson Crusoe adventure. Make footprints on virgin white sand beaches when the ship calls into tiny jungle-and-sand islands, haloed by crystal clear turquoise sea.
To experience a sailing in Indonesian waters, join Star Clipper 1st July 2017, 7 nights Bali – Bali, cruise only from £1460pp including port charges
Desert island kisses
The deserted islands of the white sand-fringed Tobago Cays in the Grenadines are strictly off limits to larger ships but easily accessible for a graceful clipper. Coconut palms arch over white, sandy beaches, lapped by the turquoise sea, the ideal setting for gathering shells together, or slip away to an even more deserted beach to be alone on this idyllic desert island setting.
Slip into Caribbean harbours and bays on board Royal Clipper, departing 6th January 2018, 7 nights Barbados – Barbados, cruise only from £1227pp including port charges
Loving it in Venice
The world’s most beautiful port to sail into or away from is Venice. Stand arm in arm on the decks as the ship glides slowly along the Giudecca Canal, lined with majestic old palaces and churches. Wander hand in hand along the silent canals of the old city, find a shady square for an al fresco lunch a deux, take a gondola ride to see the city from the water while being serenaded by a gondolier.
Sail away and back into Venice on board Star Flyer, departing 30th September 2017, 7 night cruise only from £1585pp including port charges
Champagne and fireworks
Sip champagne on the upper decks of a magnificent tall ship while watching one of the world’s most spectacular natural phenomena, the frequent volcanic eruptions of Italy’s `Stromboli’, during a late evening sail-past. Stromboli sends a shower of fire and molten debris up into the air approximately every ten minutes and has been in continuous eruption for 2,000 years
Join Royal Clipper 10th June 2017, 7 nights Rome – Rome, cruise only from £1740pp including port charges
Embrace La Dolce Vita
Wander through the narrow streets of Portofino, a former fishing village on Italy’s north west coast and now one of the most fashionable – and romantic —towns on the Italian Riviera. Cool down with a limoncello granita in a pretty café on the waterfront, or climb a wooded trail together to reach San Giorgio church overlooking the town for breath taking views.
The port call of Portofino is included in Royal Clipper’s departure from Rome on 19th August 2017, 7 nights Rome- Cannes, cruise only from £1740pp including port charges
Love the Cuban rhythms
Discover the Caribbean at its purest at seductive Cayo Largo in Cuba, a beach made for lovers, with powdery sand, palm trees gentle dunes and warm, azure water, visited for a day on Star Clippers’ Cuba sailings. The rhythm of the rest of the week’s sailing between Havana and Cienfuegos is one of samba, salsa, stunning beaches, eclectic cities and fascinating culture.
Experience the Cuban rythmns on board Star Flyer, departing 18th December 2017, 9 nights Cienfuegos – Havana, cruise only from £1875pp including port charges
Notes to editors:
Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest fully-crewed sailing vessels, soon to be joined by the world’s largest sailing vessel of its kind, Flying Clipper, due for delivery in 2018. The ships can drop anchor in smaller harbours and visit ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and providing guests with the amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht.
High standards of service are provided by an attentive crew and all three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, a convivial Tropical Bar on deck and a comfortable piano bar and are large enough to offer first class accommodation and dining.
The two smaller ships, Star Flyer and Star Clipper, take 170 guests each, with a crew of 70, while Royal Clipper carries 227 with a crew of 106.