From Athens to MaltaStar Clipper
17 Oct 2015
Athens (Piraeus) Valletta
Like the Royal Clipper, the Star Clipper and the Star Flyer are graceful vessels reminiscent of a bygone age but with all the modern amenities. They are finished with polished brass and teak and adorned with antique prints and paintings of other famous sea-going vessels. You will right at home as you sip a refreshing cocktail in the decadent Tropical bar and piano room, or as you absorb yourself in a novel in the Edwardian-esque library in front of the fireplace. Although each of these ships carries an exclusive 170 guests maximum, there are still two swimming pools. As with all of Star Clippers’ ships, there is an open-seating dining arrangement, meaning that you can take your meals when and wherever you desire, with no formal dress codes to worry about. In the evenings local performers will play music in the bar; be warned that the evenings sometimes turn into sing-along events when the Captain and his crew get involved! During the days you have the chance to take part in interesting classes such as knot tying and navigation, and the ship’s marina platform can also be lowered to allow the passengers to try their hand at some water sports.
Star Cruises has a comprehensive range of excursions for many of its ports of call. There is no obligation to book yourself in on these – Star Clippers want you to enjoy your holiday, your way! As well as enjoying the sites on shore, you can partake in special themed cruises. As well as Christmas and yoga themed sailings, you can make the most of Star Clippers’ excellent cuisine by going on a wining and dining themed cruise accompanied by celebrity chefs and prized sommeliers. Star Clippers even offers incentive cruises for companies; surely an unparalleled opportunity for employees to get to know each other outside of the office atmosphere!
All of Star Clippers’ cabins encapsulate everything you’d expect of a four star cruise line. Think marble bathrooms, televisions, double beds, and traditional décor. The vast majority of Star Clippers cabins are outside cabins to enable guests to enjoy the fantastic views. If you are thinking of entertaining, the Royal Clipper boasts two 355 square foot owner’s suites which can accommodate parties of up to eight people. Furthermore, the Royal Clipper’s 14 deluxe suites boast private verandahs, whirlpools, and 24 hour room service. Star Clippers can guarantee you a perfect home-away-from-home, only with added touches of luxury.
The variety of destinations to which Star Clippers sails is truly staggering. They have amassed some fantastic itineraries which will take you all over, from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean to Panama and Cuba. You can even go on an Ocean Voyage, the longest of which lasts about a month and spend up to 10 nights at a time at sea, which gives you the perfect opportunity to indulge in a luxurious lifestyle aboard ship! There are also longer cruises named Grand Voyages. These will take you all over France, Spain and Portugal and will give you a thorough insight into the fantastic coastal towns in these countries. If you have ever had a hankering to discover the delights of the Caribbean, Star Clippers will take you to the true Treasure Islands! On any cruise around the Caribbean you will explore several idyllic islands with crystal clear waters and white sands.
With so many amazing destinations to discover from such a luxurious setting, a four star cruise with Star Clippers could well be just the ticket. For help planning the holiday of a lifetime, contact one of our expert CruiseAway advisers today!