Caribbean Sea

Sail away to the Caribbean this winter in nautical luxury with Star Clippers

 

You don’t have to be a sailor to appreciate the beauty of tall ship cruises. Tall ship super yacht fleet Star Clippers offers travellers the ultimate cruise experience aboard re-creations of the classic full-rigged sailing clipper ships that ruled the waves during the 19th century – with more mod cons of course!

The three ships in the fleet explore destinations worldwide from the Panama Canal to South East Asia, from the Caribbean to the Med and for hardy sailors, the oceans in between.

Each winter, Royal Clipper and Star Flyer head to the Caribbean whilst Star Clipper stays in South East Asia. There is the option to book a cabin on a repositioning crossing or individual segments of the voyages. For sailing aficionados, this is the ultimate sailing experience; balancing the excitement of open sea sailing with the same luxury service on board.

For those looking for a more gentle sail we think a Star Flyer or Royal Clipper cruise through the Caribbean is hard to beat. The 339 foot five masted flagship of the fleet, Royal Clipper, welcomes 227 guests on board. Luxurious comfort is complemented by 3 pools and underwater glass portholes. You can even climb the mast to the crows nest for an incredible 360 degree view!

 

Star Flyer, Royal Clipper’s four masted smaller sister, welcomes 170 guests in sizeable cabins. Two pools and a relaxing bar complete the luxurious on board experience. Smaller ships such as Star Clippers ensure a much more personable approach both with the number of staff per guest ratio as well as the ability to navigate smaller ports and protected bays.

The diverse and colourful islands of the Caribbean all offer an individual personality with white sandy beaches and turquoise waters and there are several 7 night itineraries on offer from Star Clippers each offering a real delve into some of these paradisiacal destinations. Visit some off the beaten track islands of the Caribbean such as Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe and Nevis or the larger islands such as Barbados, Jamaica, St Lucia and the Grenadines.

Cruise through one of the world’s sailing hot spots: the British Virgin Islands, an archipelago of 50 idyllic islands enjoying favourable trade winds, where you can explore the cave trail amongst the boulders on Virgin Gorda and relax on the idyllic beach on Jost Van Dyke.

 

For more dramatic scenery, of volcanic peaks and dense rainforest, head to the Leeward Islands and peruse the glamour of St Barts, the destination of choice for the rich and famous. Explore a few of the 37 beaches on St Maarten before enjoying a spot of retail therapy at a few of the many jewellery boutiques.

Wherever you choose to explore in the Caribbean, the luxurious comfort and schedule of activities on board the Royal Clipper or Star Flyer are never far away. Activities vary from ship to ship however wherever you are the professional ship sports team can arrange trips such as snorkelling with rays, rainforest canopy tours and waterfall hikes as well as diving, submarine tours and much, much more. This boundless array of activities and excursions available on each ship make Star Clippers an excellent all round holiday option – ideal for those looking for relaxation as well as exploration.

We love this exhilarating adventure, offering an authentic sailing experience as well as the luxury of a world class super yacht. For further information on Star Clipper, Royal Clipper and Star Flyer cruises please contact the Swords Travel team.

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