Star Clippers: Tall Ship Cruises

Testimonials from our customers

" The holiday was a great success with the only down side being it had to end.

Istanbul was great and to be thoroughly recommended as a holiday destination. Admittedly there is the underlying terrorist threat but in reality no more than to be expected in other cities from criminal types. In fact there was a very high and visible security presence with security scans at the entrances to all museums. The Turkish people were very friendly and there were no language problems. 

I can highly recommend the Adamar Hotel which is close to the main Sultanahmet area and convenient to the main tourist sites of the Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar , Spice Bazzar etc. The Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.

We had a pleasant flight to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines. Istanbul airport is just organized chaos so a big injection of patience is required on arrival. 

Here is a couple of tips for Istanbul:

Best to have get your Visa online before you travel and second, buy an Istanbul Museum card on arrival. This card may save you some money but more important, it saves time from queuing which can be a problem at Topkapi Palace and the Aya Sofia (though you will still have to que for the security control)

The main part of the holiday was the Star Clipper cruise.

The ship holds a max of 170 passengers but on this occasion there were only 62 so there was a more intimate feel on board.

The ship sails as much as possible under sail power and this is a lovely experience. On two occasions we had dolphins swimming alongside.

We visited several Greek islands, Limnos, Skiathos and Skopelos which are less frequented by the large cruise ships.

This means a more relaxing visit and nothing beats a lovely seafood lunch in an idyllic location with the blue skies and the water gently lapping against the colourful fishing craft all washed down by some of the local vino.

The Star Clipper has a single dining area. The meals are excellent and with many different nationalities on board usually means different dining companions each evening.

The last port of call before Athens was Poros and here we went on a ships excursion to Epidauros.

Apart from the ancient Greek Asklepion Health centre we also saw and experienced the famous theatre.

Our flight home from Athens to Dublin was late evening and we were able to take in a day tour to Delphi.

All in all, it was a wonderful holiday.

A very big thanks to you, Caroline for your negotiating a good price for the cruise. It saved us hundreds of Euro and was the deal breaker for us."

 

Mary and Paul

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Who's looking for an adventure on the High Seas? 

Tall ship cruises from Ireland are a great alternative to regular cruising! Star Clippers offer a range of sailings to various destinations.

 

 EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN & WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN - CARIBBEAN - CENTRAL AMERICA - CUBA - PANAMA CANAL - OCEAN CROSSINGS - GRAND VOYAGES

 

Visiting ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and offering passengers the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht, Star Clippers is recognized as one of the premier specialty cruise lines.

Star Clippers Transatlantic crossings offer a chance to really obtain a feel for life on the ocean waves without the need for any nautical skills or extra effort at a fantastic price.




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Why choose Star Clippers for your Cruise Holiday? 

 

Meals are served in the main dining room with an open-seating buffet for breakfast and lunch. Dinner is also served in the main dining room, and ordered from a five course menu each night. Within the ships there is an interior lounge, a piano lounge and a fully stocked library with computers on board each ship. The staff on board each star clippers cruise work tirelessly to create an incredible experience for each guest.  

 

While there is no gym on board the sailing ships, daily morning exercise classes are held for guests to part-take in, with activities such as gymnastics and yoga available. Star Clippers cruises are highly focused on water sports, with activities such as snorkelling, diving, sailing and water-skiing.  On newer ships, there are spa facilities on board.  

 

The dress code on board each ship is relaxed and easy going, and this unique cruise line attracts a diverse, adventurous crowd.  If you are looking for a cruise line with a difference, why not book a star clippers cruise today.  

 

Star Clippers cruise ships are strikingly tall ships that add style and elegance to your unique experience. 


If you are looking for more information, why not contact one of our travel experts using the enquiry for below! 


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