SPOT THE BIG 5 ON A PRIVATE GAME DRIVE SAFARI
South Africa is known for its extraordinary diversity. A nation of exceptional natural beauty with a rich cultural heritage, South Africa is one of the most remarkable destinations on earth. A wonderland with a rolling panorama of forests, rugged mountains, lush green pastures and golden beaches, it boasts some of the most spectacular wildlife in the world. From climbing Cape Town's Table Mountain, to heading out on Safari in Kruger National Park, this diverse destination is sure to provide a memorable travel experience.
EXPERIENCE THE WILD BEAUTY OF PATAGONIA
Lying tucked away to the southernmost tip of South America, Patagonia is nature at it's most pristine. Offering an incredible diversity of natural sights and wonder the region is an untouched wonderland of mountains, fjords, glaciers, forests and steppes. From the vastness of the Ice Field and crystalline beauty of the blue glaciers, and maze of fjords and canals that are home to dolphins and whales to the majestic snow-capped peaks of Torres del Paine and Cerro Castillo - Patagonia's beauty is immense in scale and is not to be missed.
EMBRACE AN ANCIENT JEWEL
The Sultanate of Oman is one of the least known, yet most exciting destinations in Arabia. With its splendour and wealth having been acclaimed by world travellers such as Marco Polo, this Jewel of Arabia is a destination of intoxicating natural beauty interwoven with a fascinating history imbued with rich cultural traditions spanning 5,000 years. A country of fascinating contrasts, Oman is a land of friendly faces and exceptional hospitality; of rocky deep water fjords, ancient forts and opulent hotels.
DISCOVER THE BUZZING ENERGY OF OLD & NEW
Japan is a country of fascinating contrasts; ancient temples compete with futuristic cities, lightning-fast bullet trains speed through serene, mist laden hills, and the trendy fashion fads of Tokyo are as Japanese as the Kimono-clad geisha. Visit Kyoto, one of the world's most culturally rich cities, experience Mount Fuji and its natural surroundings, walk through Peace Park in the centre of Hiroshima and discover Tokyo, a quirky, curious metropolis that pulses with a constant energy.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE SPECTACULAR
The tropical island of Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is rich in history and tradition. It is the place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature's beauty remains abundant and unspoiled. Old colonial powers have long since decamped, but the Portuguese, Dutch and British influences still impact on the culture, religion, architecture and cuisine of this fascinating country. Few places in the world can offer the traveller such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences.
BURMA AT A GLANCE
Closed to the outside world for so long, Burma is now opening with a flourish. Turn back the clock with a trip to this interesting country. Liberate yourself from your phone and connect instead with a culture where holy men are more revered than rock stars. Experience a sunset from the top of Mandalay Hill and explore a series of important temples in and around Bagan.
STEP BACK IN TIME TO AN ERA OF THE CLASSIC
To visit Cuba is to step back in time. One of Latin America's most exciting and culturally unique destinations, Cuba is an endlessly fascinating place where you can clamber over the ruins of French plantations, stroll through Spanish colonial cities - some of the best-preserved and architecturally intact in Central America - and follow in the footsteps of literary and revolutionary greats. But its captivating roller-coaster history, infamous past residents and classic 1950's cars cruising past faded colonial buildings are only part of its unquestionable charm.
DELVE INTO THE LAST FRONTIER
Aptly called 'The Last Frontier,' Alaska is an exhibition of nature at its best, from the ethereal beauty of the Aurora Borealis, to its range of wilderness and wildlife. From bear viewing in Denali National Park with a backdrop of Mt McKinley and paddle boarding through a sea of icebergs in the Inside Passage, to meeting unique native Alaskans where you'll absorb traditional music, and visiting the isolated town of Barrow; the northernmost point on the continent, Alaska is a land of unimaginable scale and charm.
EXPERIENCE THE CANADIAN ROCKIES
Canada is a haven of natural beauty. The west contains some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world; the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, picturesque Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, and the world reowned stampede city of Calgary. Witness the stunning scenery of glacier-fed lakes, majestic mountains, wildlife and ferocious rivers whilst onboard the award winning Rocky Mountaineer.
AN EXPEDITION TO ANTARCTICA
The World's last great wilderness, Antarctica is the coldest, direst and windiest continent on the planet and would be all but impossible to visit if not for the custom built expedition ships that visit the area. These ships enable visitors to cross the fabled Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula. Witness dramatic ice covered scenery, step out on to the white continent - something you'll never forget - and be awestruck by the surrounding mountain peaks and giant icebergs sculptured by nature in shades of iridescent blue.
Star Clippers offers the ultimate sea-going experience. Created for passengers who love the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships. Life aboard is blissfully relaxed while balancing the grandeur, adventure and tradition of sailing with superb service, amenities and accommodations of a modern yacht. Check out this quick list of what Star Clippers has to offer its guests onboard.
Destinations: Western Mediterranean (French Riviera, Italy, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, Morocco), Eastern Mediterranean (Greece, Turkey), Caribbean, Panama (Including Panama Canal), SE Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia) and Ocean Crossings.
Star Clippers Guests: Well-heeled travellers who enjoy engaging in the travel experience. Couples, singles, friends and family, groups, etc. Children of all ages are welcome (Recommended age would be 7 and up, as Star Clippers do not offer Specific Kids' Club activities). Average age is approx. 55yrs from Europe, UK, USA, Canada, followed by other parts of the world.
Inclusions: All Meals (B,L,D), tea, coffee, entertainment, water sports*
Dining: Daily Gourmet cuisine - Breakfast, Lunch (buffet) and a 5 course 'a la carte' Dinner. Early morning pastries available for early risers, midnight snacks and afternoon canapes. Open seating dining. Smart casual dress code with one gala evening.
Free Activities & Entertainment: Water Sports* - snorkelling, kayaking, wakeboarding, windsurfing, water skiing (*scuba diving is excl.), Resident Pianist, Evening Shows/Music/Trivia/Local Performers (in select ports), Library, Board Games, DVD's
Cabins: TV, DVD Player (except Cat 6 on Star Clipper/Flyer), phone, thermostat control, private safer, hair dryer, en-suite bathrooms with shower (Cat 2-6), with baths (Cat 1 & Suites) and either 220 voit/European outlets (Royal Clipper) or 110 Volt/American Outlets (Star Clipper/Flyer)
Gratuities & Port Charges: Pre-paid and included on booking invoice
Currency on Board: Euro
Short Excursions: Are bookable on board only. Prices and description are available approx. 3 months prior to departure online and with final documents
Other Services at Cost: Short Excursions, Spa (Royal Clipper Only), Bar/Beverages, Sloop Shop