Saturday, 21 May 2011

Bargains for late-season Cruisers

As the Mediterranean swings into bustling cruise mode, Star Clippers is offering some exotic sailings for those who choose to travel in the quieter late-season months of September and October.
 
The three tall ships of the Star Clippers' fleet -- the flagship Royal Clipper (227 passengers and 106 crew) and the two smaller sister ships Star Flyer and Star Clipper (170 passengers and 70 crew)  -- will operate the end-of-season cruises from ports including Rome, Athens, Cannes and Monaco.
 
Two bargain-priced seven-night cruises on Star Flyer on October 1 (Monaco to Cannes) and October 8 (Cannes to Malaga) start at $2350 including 25 percent discount for bookings before June 30.
 
On September 3 Star Clipper has a special seven-night fly/cruise from Athens to the Greek Isles and Turkey from $4869 including a 25 percent discount for bookings before June 30. The price includes return airfares from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide with Emirates.
 
Royal Clipper will sail from Civitavecchia (Rome) on September 3 for seven nights to Ponza, Sorrento, Capri, Taormina, Lipari and Stromboli. (Fly-cruise from $5709). On October 8 the same fly/cruise starts at $4649 with a 25 percent early booking discount.
 
On October 15 Royal Clipper operates a 12-nights cruise from Rome to Lisbon calling at ports in Italy, Spain, Morocco and Portugal from $5300 cruise-only. A 50 percent discount for children may apply.
 
All three clipper ships combine the thrill of traditional sailing with the ambience, service and facilities of a private  high-tech yacht.
 
For reservations contact your travel agent or Star Clippers on 1300 362 599 or email:starclippers@creativecruising.com.au <mailto:starclippers@creativecruising.com.au>
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