Star Clippers is one of our favourite niche cruising experiences. Their beautiful tall ship sailing vessels offer a unique experience, appealing to those keen on smaller groups, a relaxed atmosphere and the peace and quiet that cruising under sail provides.
Guests are invited to help with the sailing if they wish, or sit and relax with a glass of wine if they don’t. There is no dress code on board, so passengers can wear whatever they feel most comfortable in.
Ports of call include small ‘off the beaten track’ destinations – some visited by no other cruise company. One ship will usually operate in the winter months in the Caribbean, often including Costa Rica – with rainforests, volcanoes, unique flora and fauna and incredible beaches, a cruise here offers a diverse experience, which can be dovetailed with a tailor-made ground tour of the country before or after the cruise.
Another exciting destination that will be available from 2014 is Cuba; inaccessible to cruise ships from the United States, a cruise around Cuba will offer a glimpse into a path less travelled with interesting culture, history and of course stunning beaches.
With three ships in total operating in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and beyond, Star Clipper provides an unusual and unforgettable way to travel – contact us for more information on the many and varied itineraries offered.
If you have ever fancied a special luxury adventure cruise, then why not consider adding a True North Cruise to your bespoke Australia itinerary. A number of exciting itineraries are offered – below are just three of these:
The Southern Safari (8 Nights) Adelaide – Ceduna / Adelaide
The is a real safari of the sea and a real adventure for those who like plenty of activities with a touch of luxury. On this cruise you will stop for a scrumptious lunch at Maggie Beer’s farm, visit the famed Kangaroo Island and beautiful Coffin Bay where you can wash down oysters with champagne. Then why not get up and close with the Great White Sharks in a cage dive and also take part in some of Australia’s most reliable fishing action, this is safari with a difference!
Picture courtesy of True North
Picture courtesy of True North
WEST COAST EXPLORER (10 NIGHTS) Perth – Dampier
Relish in vibrant contrast – the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean lap the red sands of the ‘north’ as the West Coast Explorer winds its way north from Fremantle to Dampier. The Abrolhos are steeped in history; Ningaloo boasts world-acclaimed marine life and the Montes offer fishing paradise – the ‘West Coaster’ is a sojourn that tames Australia’s still-wild western shores! A must for snorkelers and divers, fishing enthusiasts, and for the adventurous at heart!
The Rowley Shoals feature exaggerated corals, mind-blowing fish life and stunning underwater clarity; but perhaps more important than anything else – even today they are visited by only a fortunate few! Guided by a marine biologist and a team of underwater naturalists; divers and snorkelers alike will revel in a diverse wonderland of coral habitats including maze-like lagoons, surging tidal canyons and breath-taking walls. And the keen anglers will match wits with big blue-water pelagics such as black marlin, sailfish, wahoo and yellow-fin tuna. Wander the enticing shores of Bedwell Island, see the rookeries of the red-tailed tropicbird and indulge in a True North favourite – sunset drinks on the beach – 300 kilometres from the shore! The Rowley Shoals are Western Australia’s premiere coral playground!
Picture courtesy of True North
Picture courtesy of True North
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Kimberley – Picture courtesy of North Star Cruises and the TRUE NORTH
North Star Cruises, the company that takes you to adventurous and exciting destinations and in style, have refined the above cruise to ensure that you experience of the highest quality.
This is a wonderful opportunity to cruise on their True North Cruise for between 5 and 13 nights to diverse destinations and daily changing adventures. The cruise takes you in to parts of the world that are untouched by modern life and you will receive a very warm welcome from the Melanesians where ever you go.
Depending on your interest, you could be swimming with whale sharks, flying over an active volcanoe in the helicopter that is part of the cruise experience, exploring rain forests and the advantage of having an expert on board to explain what you are seeing and doing.
Add in all those tropical island and coral reefs to be explored and snorkelled over and you will wish that you had booked a longer trip.
True North have cruises around Australia that take you to the wild and scenic places that are difficult to get and all with the luxury of their onboard life. Explore the Kimberley Wilderness, sail north from Perth on the Montes Cruise or take the Southern Safari as an add to your trip to Australia.
It truly is a different, exciting and unique way to see Australia, West Papua and Papua New Guinea.
Star Clippers who offer a different sailing experience with the character of traditional sailing but still with the comfort and luxury found on most modern cruises, are offering an adventurous cruise around the hidden parts of Thailand and Malaysia.
Picture courtesy of Star Clippers
Picture courtesy of Star Clippers
These sailings explore some of the most iconic and beautiful parts known as the “Pearl of the Orient” with un spoilt beaches and islands that form part of the
National Marine Park here. The people are friendly, the water beautifully clear and the marine life amazing.
Nor do you have to bring your own snorkel and flippers, they are provided. If you need other activities as you sale around the islands and along the coast, you can try sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking – all complimentary.
For 7 nights cruising, 2 nights pre cruise in the Sala Hotel in Phuket and flights the cost is from £2179 per person and always subject to availability.
Please call us for more information on 01323 446550 or email: email@example.com
Photograph by kind permission of UnCruise Adventures
Don’t forget we will be at Destinations Show at Olympia, London, on February 02, 03, 04 and 05. Find us on Stand AC32 which we are sharing with the American company Uncruise Adventures. Most of the team will be there over the 4 days and would love to see a friendly face or two. This is one of the biggest travel shows in the U.K and a great place to find new destinations and experiences that would suit you. If you have a particular place in mind for your holiday next year (or the year after) give us a call to book an appointment with our team expert for that part of the world. However we will be very pleased to see you as and when you are free.
Good News – Cathay Pacific has announced that they will be launching a new service offering direct flights from Gatwick to Hong Kong four times a week. This is in addition to their longstanding routes between Heathrow and Hong Kong, and between Manchester and Hong Kong.
This new route is great news for those living in the South East wishing to visit Australia and New Zealand, as there will be connections through to key hubs in both countries from Hong Kong.
The new service is due to commence in September 2016 with Cathay Pacific’s new Airbus A350-900 with refreshed Business Class cabin and new Premium Economy Class seats.
Hong Kong makes a great stopover location, as well as a holiday destination in its own right. For more information on this, and how these flights could work well for your future holiday plans, give us a call on 01323 446550, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are planning a visit to the land of the rising sun, whether it is independent travel, private tour or as part of an escorted group, here are some top tips to note before you travel:
– The best times to take a trip to Japan are either late March/April when the cherry blossoms are out or the end of September/October for the autumn colours.
– A visit to Japan would not be complete without a trip on the bullet train, either as a one off journey or multiple journeys using a Japan Rail Pass.
– Stay in a traditional Ryokan (Japanese Inn) and enjoy a Japanese Spa
– Visit the Snow Monkeys and see them bathing in the hot springs.
– Japan is a great destination for winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding.
– Hiroshima – take a trip to see the AtomicBombMuseum and the MemorialGardens
– There are two Imperial Palaces for you to visit, one in Tokyo and the other in Kyoto.
– Japan is largely a cash based society, so most places do not accept credit cards. Change your money to Yen before you travel as not all ATMs accept international cards.
If you’d like us to help plan your bespoke, tailor made holiday to Japan then please contact us on 01323 446550 or email email@example.com and we would be happy to discuss your personalised itinerary.
If you are still wondering about what to do for a holiday this summer and you fancy a cruise with a difference, then consider one of the following adventures with Star Clippers.
They offer cruises in the Adriatic, around Italy and explore the islands of Greece. With the length of cruise varying from 4 to 12 nights there is plenty to tempt you. Perhaps consider one of the shorter trips if you have never cruised before or link it with a special event such as the Monaco Grand Prix. Prices include flights and transfers abroad – all you have to do is to enjoy being under sail, providing the wind blows, and visiting wonderful destinations. And you only have to unpack once.
Africa has the ‘Big Five’…The Great Barrier Reef has the ‘Great Eight’
Here you will find eight iconic residents of this fantastic underwater eco-system which until you have seen them all, really means you haven’t seen the Great Barrier Reef at all.
Whales, Manta Rays, Clown Fish, Turtles, Potato Cod, Giant Clams, Maori Wrasse and of course Sharks.
The largest coral reef system in the world is their home. Some might migrate here, some might travel along its length and some stay in exactly the same place all of their lives.
They range in size from 18cms long right up to 18 metres long and are the ‘heroes’ of the reef.
To put it in perspective how wonderful diving the reef is you can spend about an hour in the water on an average snorkel or dive. That dive site changes with the tides, during daytime and night and throughout the seasons so what you see in one half of the day can be totally different in the other.
You could visit exactly the same site every day for a year and always see different things there….so if you think you’ve seen ALL OF the Great Barrier Reef…think again.
So, if you would love to dive off into another world to find the reefs great eight then let us help you make it part of your very own bespoke, tailor made holiday to Australia all you have to do is contact us on 01323 446550 email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the contact us link on our home page.
The most inclusive luxury cruise experience at sea
Regent Seven Seas are having a celebration and would love for you to join them! Next year, they will celebrate their 25th anniversary. To launch the beginning of a year-long celebration, there’s a stunning collection of 25 sailings with savings of up to 25%.
From the romantic city of Venice, sailing the beautiful Greek Islands aboard our newly refurbished Seven Seas Navigator® to exploring the Baltic Gems with not just one, but two overnight stays in St Petersburg! So, if you’ve a special milestone that you want to celebrate in luxurious style, why not treat yourself. At these prices, now is the time to start celebrating! Get in touch by calling us 01323 446550 or e-mail us on email@example.com to start planning your Regent Seven Seas cruise.
Highly-personalised all-inclusive travel describes the very essence of cruising with Regent Seven Seas Cruises®. The award-winning fleet comprises of three all-suite, six-star ships carrying from 490 – 700 pampered guests to ports across all seven continents of the world.
Imagine you are one of only a few hundred guests, with no queues or crowds. Public areas are resplendent with rich fabrics, textures and furnishings. Suites, among the most spacious at sea, measure from 301 to 2,002 square feet, each with private balcony*, hosting a king-sized bed, marble bathrooms with L’Occitane® or Hermès bath products, walk-in closet, flat-screen TV and fully stocked bar. Choose from up to four, open-seating gourmet restaurants, including two speciality restaurants with no additional cover charge: ‘Prime 7’ – a superb, new steakhouse/grill and ‘Signatures’ – dedicated to French cuisine.
With Regent it’s all included: free return flights on every cruise (or free Business Class flights on all Mediterranean & Northern Europe sailings in suites C-MS), free excursions in every port, transfers, all fine dining including speciality restaurants, all drinks and beverages including fine wines, selected Champagnes and one-night pre-cruise hotel stay for guests staying in Concierge Suites and higher.
FREE Unlimited Exploration…
Waking up in a different port or country almost every day with such ease, is a luxury. And with every port and destination having its own assortment of ‘must-see’ sights and attractions, you want to make the most of that luxury, ashore. With Regent, the opportunity to delve into the highlights and truly enhance your time ashore couldn’t be easier. There is an unlimited choice of adventure on every cruise, with many individual cruises offering over 40 free excursions in the Mediterranean. Our free excursions will enlighten your cruise in ways you never imagined!
*Seven Seas Navigator, 90% with private balcony. All ocean view.
Introducing Seven Seas Explorer®
THE MOST LUXURIOUS SHIP EVER BUILT™
Debuting in summer 2016, Seven Seas Explorer®, will set a new standard for ultra luxury, all-inclusive cruising. Billed as THE MOST LUXURIOUS SHIP EVER BUILT™she will re-define the concept of ultra-luxury cruising. The maiden voyage for Seven Seas Explorer® will be a 14-night sailing from Monte Carlo to Venice on 20 July 2016. The ship will remain in Europe for its inaugural season, sailing 11 voyages that crisscross the Mediterranean and visit sought-after destinations such as Barcelona, Ibiza, St. Tropez, Venice, Istanbul, Alexandria (Egypt) and Jerusalem.
Luxury Suites:Seven Seas Explorer®, the world’s most luxurious ship, will introduce a new category of luxury suite. Named the ‘Regent Suite’, this plush one-of-a-kind two-bedroom, 3,875 sq ft suite comes complete with an in-suite spa retreat, a first at sea, as well as a glass-enclosed outdoor Vista Garden with 270-degree views to the horizon. Each suite category features its own unique layout and design elements complemented by the largest verandas in the cruise industry with a remarkable 93% of verandas extending beyond 83 sq ft. providing guests ample space to enjoy the ocean breezes.
Lavish gourmet restaurants: Seven Seas Explorer will feature an unrivalled collection of speciality, casual and main dining options from the flagship restaurant, Compass Rose, which will receive a new, contemporary look with a beautiful cascading aqua-blue chandelier conveying a whimsical grotto feel. She will also offer three distinct speciality restaurants including our fleet-side signature steakhouse Prime 7. Details of our two new dining venues will be announced soon. Guests can also enjoy casual indoor and al fresco dining in the effortlessly chic Italian inspired ‘La Veranda’ with incredible ocean views. La Veranda offers a delectable buffet for breakfast and lunch, and transforms into an elegant fine dining restaurant, Sette Mari at La Veranda, each evening for dinner.
Explorer, Courtesy of Regent Seven Seas
The most luxurious all-suite, all-balcony ship ever built
56,000 tonnes but accommodating just 750 guests
Amongst highest space ratios and staff to guest ratios in the industry
375 suites ranging from 307 sq ft – 3,875 sq ft
Over 90% of Suites have an 83 sq ft balcony or larger
Over 80% of suites have inside space of 332 sq ft or larger
Five open-seating gourmet restaurants for guests to enjoy, all included
Spacious spa and state-of-the-art fitness centre operated by world renowned Canyon Ranch SpaClub®
With everything included in our fares, such as return flights, unlimited excursions and all-inclusive onboard, together with our dedication to offer port intensive itineraries, Regent Seven Seas Cruises® offers the ultimate way to discover the world.
Seven Seas Navigator in Alaska. Courtesy Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Seven Seas Mariner Courtesy Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Seven Seas Voyager pool deck. Courtesy Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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