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Spain & Portugal: 7-night cruise from Malaga to Lisbon (alternates Lisbon to Malaga)

10% Early Booking Discount

All 2019 Departures

Don’t miss…

  • The waterfront at Malaga
  • The fabulous Alhambra Palace at Granada
  • The legendary bull ring at Rhonda
  • The apes on the Rock of Gibraltar
  • The Alcazar in old Seville
  • A glass of Manzanilla in Jerez
  • The Moorish castle in Silves

In a land both Moorish and moreish, this trip joins together some of the world’s totally ‘must see’ places. To see all this in one visit you’d normally be faced by a road-trip, living out of a suitcase in a succession of random hotels. Taking the cruising route is a much more cultured, civilized and relaxed way to see all the great culture and civilization on offer!

Basically we’ll take the effort out of seeing some of Europe’s most wonderful places. The two ‘megastars’ of this show are the Alhambra in Granada and the Alcazar in Seville – both legends of fabulous architecture. Having said that the stunning bull ring in Ronda, and the world’s sherry capital, Jerez de la Frontera, must run them close – to enjoy a glass of chilled sherry in a pavement café Jerez makes one feel surprisingly good with the world. En route we throw in fascinating Gibraltar, and the best Moorish ruins Portugal has to offer.

Optional: Cruise & Stay

The Costa del Sol is still a fabulous place to hang-out for a bit so why not stay for a night or two and soak up the Andalucian ambience at the five-star Vincci Seleccion Posada del Patio near Malaga?  Alternatively, at the other end of the journey, you might like to spend two days on the golden beach of the Algarve at the four-star Hotel Jupiter on the sandy seafront of Portimao. You could even do both!

Your vessel: M/Y Harmony G

marina de portimao on algarve in southern portugal

Ports of call: Malaga – Motril for Granada – Porto Banus for Ronda – Gibraltar – Cadiz for Seville and Jerez de la Frontera – Portimao, Portugal - Lisbon

The Yacht Cruise Experience

The Weather

The minimum average weather all year round is 22 degrees Celsius, and the maximum usually reaches about 32 degrees Celsius.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Saturday departures from Malaga or Portimao (transfers from Lisbon included) June to October

Glories of Spain & Portugal: Cruises from Lisbon, Portugal to Malaga, Spain

Malaga

Embarkation 3 pm – Dinner on board. Overnight in port but make sure you stroll along the waterfront for a pre-dinner cocktail or post prandial digestif.

Granada, Spain

Motril for Granada

Early morning sailing to Motril for our optional full day excursion to Granada, the last Muslim bastion in Europe before it fell to the Christians in 1492, and one of the world’s most lovely cities. The Alhambra is an architectural jewel – a series of spectacular palaces and gardens built in the 14th century by the Nazari Muslim dynasty, it should be on  every bucket list. Moving on we visit the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel where Isabel and Ferdinand lie buried. We also visit the Monastery of La Cartuja and many churches built by the Moors in the unique “mudéjar” style.  Afternoon return to Motril for our overnight cruise to Porto Banus  

Glories of Spain & Portugal: Cruises from Lisbon, Portugal to Malaga, Spain

Puerto Banus for Rhonda

Morning arrival in Puerto Banus for our optional full day excursion to Rhonda,  which is 50kms inland from the coast through beautiful countryside and has an enduring place in Spanish culture as the home of the ‘Corrida’, or bullfighting. Actually, the old Plaza del Toros is now a museum portraying many famous ‘Suits of Lights’, and visitors can walk out into the arena. The nearby bridge, the Puente Novo may be named ‘new bridge’ but actually it was built in the 18th century – the views are to die for and make sure you get a drink in one of the cafes overlooking the gorge. The visit also includes a stroll from the leafy Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, which boasts a convent, two churches and the ‘toy town’ bell tower of the Iglesia Santa Maria de Mayor. If that’s not enough we also call in at Marbella, one of the most cosmopolitan European ports. Overnight in port

Gibraltar

We set sail before anybody is awake and arrive in Gibraltar after breakfast. Our half-day optional excursion starts at the Cable Car Base Station and takes us to the summit of ‘the Rock’. Here, at the Top Station, your guide will point out the geography of this British colony before we descend to the Middle Station and the sanctuary of Gibraltar’s older inhabitants, the Barbary Apes, who roam free around this station.  We then drive to Princess Caroline’s Battery and the entrance to the Great Siege Tunnels, a solid limestone carved system of tunnels. Finally it’s the Gibraltar Museum with its huge display of artefacts. Overnight at sea to Cadiz 

Spain and Portugal Cruise

Cadiz for Seville

Sticking out into the Atlantic, Cadiz is the port where Sir Francis Drake famously ‘singed the King of Spain’s Beard’ in 1587, so expect some history! Today we sail  up the historic Guadalquivir river to Seville, by many accounts one of the most beautiful cities in Europe – and we’re not about to disagree. The streets smell of oranges, the air is filled with the sound of flamenco guitars (flamenco is more properly called ‘Sevilliana’ in these parts). All in all it’s a day that blends Moorish and Spanish art and culture with the chance to see the Cathedral, the Alcazar Palace and its lush Andalusian gardens, the Maria Luisa Park and the quaint district of Santa Cruz. Later, in the evening we return to Cadiz for dinner and overnight in port

Cadiz for Seville
Korcula wine tasting

Seville for Jerez de la Frontera

The morning offers an optional half-day tour to Jerez, famous for its wines and horse breeding. We also visit a ‘ganadería’, where bulls are bred for bull fighting. After lunch back on board, there is an optional guided tour of the history and culture of Cadiz followed by a trip to Sanlucar de Barrameda and a wine cellar renowned for its ‘Manzanilla’ – bone dry sherry with a salty flavour served chilled. Overnight at sea to Portimao.

marina de portimao on algarve in southern portugal

Portimao, Portugal

Today’s optional half-day excursion into Portugal takes us to the old city of Silves which was largely destroyed in the 17th century earthquake. The sights include a centuries-old Moorish castle complex with underground water reservoir, a 13th century Cathedral on the site of a Mosque, the fine 15th century bridge over the Rio Arade, and the exhibits of the Museu Arqueológico.  From Silves we travel into the Serra de Monchique to the picturesque city of Monchique which retains a 16th century charm in the cobbled streets with small doorways that house a multitude of artisan shops, all overlooked by a 17th Century Franciscan monastery and a 16th Century Parish Church decorated with ‘ajulejos’ – tin glazed blue ceramic tiles. We return to Portimao for a late lunch and free time with swimming option.Overnight in Port.

Cruises from Lisbon, Portugal to Malaga, Spain

 Portimao – Lisbon

Disembarkation at 9 am. Escorted bus transfer for those departing from Lisbon.

The Harmony “G” is a modern vessel with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The 53 meter long / 7.2 meter wide Mega Yacht Harmony G was launched in January 2001 and renovated in 2009-10 and in 2013. It complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations ,while its powerful engines and state of the art stabilizers allow for safe and comfortable cruising.

Life on board centers around the Indoor / Outdoor lounge and its American bar, on Upper Deck. The classy dining room located on Main Deck is surrounded by large windows. The spacious Sun deck is the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery. The swimming platform on Harmony G stern enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.

M/YHarmony G
Launched Rebuilt2001
Renovated2013
Length54.00 meters
Breadth7.10 meters
Draft3.65 meters
Crew16 - 18 persons
Cruising speed10.00 knots
Cabins21

Cabins

Harmony G Cabin category C

Category C:

Lower Deck

1 Double Bed or 2 Lower Beds

The Category C cabins are located on the lower deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
Harmony G Cabin category B

Category B:

Main Deck

2 Lower Beds

The Category B cabins are located on the main deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
Harmony G Cabin Category A

Category A:

Main Deck

2 Lower Beds

The Category A cabins are located on the main deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

Harmony G Cabin Category P

Category P:

Upper Deck

1 Double Bed or 2 Lower Beds

The Category P suites are located on the upper deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

Prices

Spain & Portugal

2019 prices (£) per person
Saturday departures from Malaga or Portimao (transfers from Lisbon included)
Vessel: M/Y Harmony V
Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory PEarly Booking DiscountDeparture Port
08/06/2019 (Saturday)£1995£2,318£2,455£2,95510%Lisbon (Portimao)
11/08/2019 (Sunday)£1,955£2,318£2,455£2,95510%Lisbon (Portimao)
18/08/2019 (Sunday)£1,955£2,318£2,455£2,95510%Malaga
16/09/2019 (Monday)£1955£2318£2455£295510%Lisbon (Portimao)
22/10/2019 (Tuesday)£1995£2318£2455£295510%Lisbon (Portimao)

Spain and Portugal - port charges, flights and supplements 2019

 Category CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Port charges(mandatory)£314£314£314£314
Flights inc luggage from£390£390£390£390
Transfers from£90
Single supplement50%50%50%50%
3rd person reduction30/%N/AN/AN/A
  • Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabin with private SH/WC & air conditioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
  • Full-board: American buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a locally themed party night, fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
  • Professional English-Speaking Cruise Director

Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water.
Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
Crew tips.
Passenger personal expenses
Wi-Fi (available at charge)

Flights to Lisbon from London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted morning departures and from Lisbon morning deparures. Flight time 2 hours 30 minutes.

Flights to Malaga from London Gatwick, Stansted, Luton morning departures. From regional airports morning departures. Flight time 2 hours 50 minutes.

Road transfers from Lisbon airport to harbour approximately 2.5hrs.

Road transfers from Malaga airport to harbour approximately 30 minutes.

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The Canary Islands Discovery

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Not operating in 2018

A 7 nights cruise that shows the cultural diversity of the Canary Islands

7 Nights, 8 days cruise.

Why go: many people swerve “the Canaries”, thinking they are simply fly and flop beach holidays destinations. If that’s your mindset it’s well worth thinking again as, seen at sea-level, this mountainous volcanic archipelago laying 100 kms off the coast of Morocco is quite stunning. so why go? Go and see the wonderful bits the fly-and-floppers never get to!

In brief: it’s actually quite easy to get around this group of islands by sea and this sort of itinerary is perfect for small ship, small group cruising. There are one of two bigger ports but once you get off the beaten track to the smaller islands its much more friendly to moor up in the smaller harbours. The Canaries are an outpost of Spain, with a familiar Spanish flavour, but you’ll find amazing contrast of shining golden sand dunes, deep blue seas, green forest and unique black volcanic lava fields. It’s beautiful, it’s enchanting, there are UNESCO World Heritage sites aplenty, and you see a new island every day of your stay.

Your vessel: the superb small ship M/Y Harmony V

Harmony v

Ports of call: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Los Cristianos, Tenerife - Santa Cruz de la Palma - Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera - Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Playa Blance, Lanzarote - Corralejo, Fuerteventura - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The Yacht Cruise Experience

The Weather

From west to east the main islands are La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

Year round the Canary Islands receive warm, sunny weather with an average temperature that ranges from 17°C in the winter to 24°C in the summer.

Canary Islands

Day-by-Day Itinerary From Tenerife

Canary Islands

Los Cristianos Port (Tenerife)

Embarkation between 14.30 (2:30 p.m.) and 16:00 (4:00 p.m.) from the bustling with life Los Christianos Port, due to its wide range of bars, restaurants and resorts.  After you board, you will enjoy a Welcome drink followed by an evening dinner. Late embarkation is possible until 23:00. Overnight in port.

La Palma

Santa Cruz (La Palma)

Early morning arrival in Santa Cruz de la Palma. Optional full day excursion visiting the historic old town of Santa Cruz de La Palma and to TABURIENTE NATIONAL PARK to visit the museum. Then travel towards the crater itself (weather permitting). A visit to EL PASO, a nice traditional Canary village will take place just in time before we stop in a restaurant for an inclusive lunch. The tour continues to visit La Glorieta near Las Manchas and arrival at the VOLCANO SAN ANTONIO for an optional walk to the volcano rim. Overnight in Port.

La Gomera

Valle Gran Rey (La Gomera) – Santa Cruz (Tenerife)

Early morning sailing and arrival in Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera Island. Upon morning arrival in Valle Gran Rey de La Gomera. Τhere you can participate in the optional half day excursion passing through the villages of Arure and Valle Hermoso to reach the small village of Rosas, where you can enjoy a demonstration of the famous Gomera whistling language. Continue to the Garajonay National Park, a paradise of laurel, nature reserve, declared as Universal Patrimony by the UNESCO. Evening sailing to Tenerife.

Tenerife

Santa Cruz (Tenerife)

We arrive in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the morning. Optional half day excursion to Santa Cruz and La Laguna, former capital of Tenerife and UNESCO Heritage Site.  Beginning in the central Plaza del Adelantado which is surrounded by historical buildings, we visit the Town Hall which dates back to 1546, the Casa de Anchieta, the Palacio de Nava with its original stone façade and the Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena. We will then continue to the capital city of Tenerife, Santa Cruz, where you will find the modern auditorium and you can visit the heart of the city, la Plaza de España. Overnight at sea.

Marina Rubicon/Playa Blanca (Lanzarote)

Morning arrival in Lanzarote. Optional full day excursion to Lanzarote where we will visit the southern part of the island to admire a panoramic view of the El Janubio salt mines and the famous “Lava Coast”, “Los Hervideros” rocks engraved by the sea action and the wind erosion. We continue to “El Golfo”, travelling into the Fire Mountains and among volcanoes to visit the Timanfaya National Park. After a short stop for an inclusive lunch, we visit the César Manrique Foundation. We continue towards La Geria the Lanzarote wine route which includes a careful selection of wineries and wine tasting. Overnight in port.

Playa Blanca

Corralejo Port (Fuerteventura)

In the morning we arrive in Corralejo Port. Enjoy an optional half day excursion on the island and discover Betancuria, the original capital of the aborigine Kingdom of the Canary Islands, and later capital of Fuerteventura until 1834. Once in Betancuria we will visit La Casa Santa María. There we will be introduced to the islands traditions and go to a goat farm and find out how Majorero cheeses are prepared, also we have the opportunity to taste it.  On our way back to Corralejo we stop in an Aloe Vera factory to learn about its impressive health benefits. Afternoon at leisure with the possibility for a swim at the nearby beach. In the late evening we sail to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria Island.

Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)

We arrive in Las Palmas in the morning. The optional half day excursion takes us along the Tamaraceite road and we reach Villa de Teror, the main religious centre of the island. This villa is almost overshadowed by the 18th century Basilica de Nuestra Señora Del Pino. Past Valleseco, the road leads to Cruz de Tejeda in the centre of the island, set above the sea level. You can see the famous rock monuments of the island:  Roque Nublo, Roque Bentayga and Roque El Fraile. We pass through Tafira and stop on the Canary Island Botanical Garden to enjoy its impressive collection of plants and trees from the Macaronesia Region. Overnight at sea to Los Cristianos port, Tenerife.

Canary Islands

Los Cristianos Port (Tenerife)

Morning arrival – Disembarkation from 8:00 to 9.30 am

Day-by-Day Itinerary From Gran Canaria

Las Palmas Cran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Board ship between 2.30 pm and 4 pm (late embarkation is possible until 11.00 pm) and join the company for welcome drinks followed by an evening dinner. Overnight at sea to Los Cristianos port – South Tenerife

Canary Islands

Los Cristianos, south Tenerife

Morning arrival in the lively port at Los Cristianos Port, South Tenerife. It’s a bustling little resort with a range of bars and restaurants. You can relax on the nearby beaches or go on an optional half day excursion to Mount Tiede, the highest peak in Spain. The tour begins with an ascent from sea-level to 2370 meters into Canadas National Park and at the foot of the volcano, you get the beautiful views of Ucanca Valley along with the spectacle of one of the biggest craters in the world. Overnight in port.

La Palma

Los Cristianos Port – Santa Cruz de la Palma

Early morning arrival into Santa Cruz de la Palma, om the island of La Palma, for an optional full day excursion to the historic old town of Santa Cruz de la Palma, the museum at Taburiente National Park, an dlunch in the traditional island village of El Paso. In the afternoon we visit La Glorieta near Las Manchas and get the opportunity to walk to the volcano rim at San Antonio. Overnight in port.

La Gomera

Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera

A short morning cruise gets us to Valle Gran Rey on La Gomera – one of the least discovered of the Canaries. Our optional half day excursion takes in the villages of Arure and Valle Hermoso en route to Rosas, for a demonstration of the famous Gomera whistling language, before continuing to the UNESCO rated Garajonay National Park. This evening we sail back to Tenerife.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

We arrive in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the morning for an optional half day excursion starting at La Laguna, former capital of Tenerife and a UNESCO Heritage site, to visit the central Plaza del Adelantado, surrounded by historical buildings, the Town Hall which dates back to 1546, the Casa de Anchieta, and the Palacio de Nava with it’s original stone facade and the monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena. We continue to the modern Capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz, to visit the heart of the city, la Plaza de Espana. Overnigt at sea.

Tenerife
Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

Today’s optional excursion to Lanzarote visits the southern part of the island for a panoramic view of the El Janubio salt mines and the famous Lava Coast and Los Hervideros – rocks engraved by the sea action and wind erosion. Then it’s on to El Golfo and the “Fire Mountains” amongst the Timanfaya National Park. After lunch, we visit the Cesar Manrique Foundation then continue down the Lanzarote wine route, which includes a selection of wineries and wine tasting. Overnight in port.

Corralejo – Fuerteventura Island

Optional half day excursion on this big but little known island takes us to Betancuria, the original capital of the aborigine kingdom of the Canary Islands and later capital of Fuerteventura until 1834. In Batancuria we visit La Casa Santa Maria and be introduced to the island’s traditions. We also visit a goat farm to see how Majorero cheeses are prepared and have a tasting. On our way back to Corralejo we stop at an Aloe Vera factory and discover it’s impressive health benefits. Then its a leisurely afternoon with the possibility of a swim at a nearby beach. In the late evening we set sail for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Las Palmas Cran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Morning arrival and disembarkation from 8:00 to 9.30 am

M/Y Harmony V

The Harmony V is a modern elegant yacht with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The 56 meter long/8.4 meter wide Mega-Yacht was launched in June 2009 and complies with Eurosolas safety regulations while its powerful engines, generators and state of the art twin stabilizers will allow for safe and comfortable cruising.

A spacious lounge with classy seating and an American Bar leads into a dining area decorated with warm colors. Both areas offer large windows providing for the most beautiful views of all destinations the ship cruises to. The 200 m2 sundeck offers a shaded outdoor area for all day dining and a bar as well as sun chairs and loungers. The swimming platform on Harmony V stern will allow for easy access to the ship and for a wide range of sea related activities.

M/YHarmony V
Launched / Rebuilt2009
Length55.00 meters
Breadth8.20 meters
Draft3.00 meters
Crew16 - 18 persons
Cruising speed11.00 knots
Cabins25

Cabins

Harmony V Cabin Category C

Category C:

Main Deck

1 Double Bed

The category C cabins are located on the main deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Harmony V Cabin Category B

Category B:

Main Deck

2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed

The Category B cabins are located on the Main Deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Harmony V Cabin Category A

Category A:

Upper Deck

2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed

The category C cabins are located on the main deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Harmony V Cabin category P

Category P:

Upper Deck

2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed

The Category P cabins are located on the Upper Deck offering a sofa, large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Prices

The Canary Islands Discovery

2017 PRICES (£) PER PERSON
Departure from Las Palmas or Tenerife
Departure datesCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory PEarly booking discountDeparture port
02/12/20171,8802,1902,600£ 3,150-10%Las Palmas
03/12/20171,8802,1902,600£ 3,150-10%Tenerife
09/12/20171,8802,1902,600£ 3,150-10%Las Palmas
10/12/20171,8802,1902,600£ 3,150-10%Tenerife

The Canary Islands Cruise - port charges, flights and supplements 2017

 Category CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Port charges(mandatory)£197£197£197£197
Flights inc luggage from£895£895£895£895
Transfers from£110£110£110£110
Single supplement60%60%60%60%
3rd person reduction30%30%N/AN/A
  • Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabin with ensuite SH/WC & air conditioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
  • Full-board: American buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party evening, fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
  • Professional English-Speaking Cruise Director.

Beverages (except those mentioned above).
Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
Crew tips.
Passenger personal expenses
Wi-Fi (available at charge)

Morning departures from London Heathrow & Gatwick as well as many regional airports to Las Palmas and Tenerife with afternoon return.

Flight time 4 hours 30 minutes.

ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 9511

Las Palmas airport to harbour 30 minutes by car or minivan.

Tenerife airport to harbour 30 minutes by car or minivan.

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Western Mediterranean Royal Clipper

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Discover the Western Mediterranean on an elegant Tall Ship that offers a unique and unforgetable cruise experience

7 Nights, 10 or 11 Nights Cruises.

Our Western Mediterranean cruises allow you to sail through this beautiful and picturesque part of the world whilst visiting many famous destinations as you go. The Med offers comfortably warm seas and covers an area of nearly one million square miles between the Strait Of Gibraltar in the west and the Suez Canal in the east, with various embayments in between.

There are chances to explore the Balearic Islands, top up your tan in St. Tropez, see the luxury and extravagance of Monaco and discover lesser known European destinations such as Montenegro and Slovenia. You won’t be able to escape the romance of this region as you fall in love with the stunning landscapes, delicious and authentic cuisine and intriguing yet diverse cultures. Although some sailings may combine ports in both the east and the west of the region, we also have some specific Eastern Mediterranean Cruises for you to take a look at.

Your vessel: The Magnificent Royal Clipper

Ports of call Include: Venice, Italy - Corfu, Greece - Dubrovnik, Croatia - Piran, Slovenia - Ibiza, Spain - Valencia, Spain - Kotor, Montenegro - Taormina, Sicily - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Cannes, France

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Royal Clipper Figure Head

Malaga, Spain

Malaga’s fortress palace of the Alcazaba and the Castillo de Gibralfaro are splendid examples of Moorish architecture. But it is in Granada that you can see the most romantic and magnificent expression of the Arabesque style in the glorious Alhambra Palace.

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Royal Clipper at Sea

Ibiza, Balearic Islands – Spain

Ibiza is a place where people hang out because, except for the medieval walls, you could almost think it was the Med’s version of Key West. But away from the hustle of town, some lovely beaches await.

Palma, Majorca – Balearic Islands – Spain

Towering over the harbour, Palma’s enormous Gothic cathedral is a powerful symbol of the religious fervour which gripped all of Spain shortly after the defeat of the Moors. Built by Jaumé I, its vast open nave and soaring Gothic columns have been added to over the centuries. Behind the Cathedral, a maze of twisting streets leads to designer boutiques and open-air markets.

Mahon, Menorca – Balearic Islands – Spain

Gracious Georgian buildings that climb the steep hills backing the Moll Ponent. Mahon’s heritage also includes the invention of mayonnaise and the first distillation of gin from juniper berries.

Bonifacio, Corsica – France

Bonifacio’s almost land-locked harbour is one of the most dramatic, totally protected harbours. It is a bustling port with excellent seafood restaurants, and a modern marina. The ancient citadel town is perched high atop a seemingly impenetrable cliff.

Calvi, Corsica – France

Napoleon once said that he could recognize his native island blindfolded because of the wonderful perfume of the maquis. Approaching by sea, it is the first thing you experience about Corsica. The second is its wild and mountainous landscape. Nearby are secluded beaches and the eerie Grottes des Veaux Marins, offering fantastic diving opportunities.

Cannes, France

Glittering Cannes is the archetypal Mediterranean resort city discovered by wealthy English nobles who came to the sunny south of France to escape their drafty old castles during the dreary British winters. Cannes’ high flying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since. Every year, the stars flock to celebrate the Cannes Film Festival at the colossal Palais des Festivals.

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Cannes, France

Glittering Cannes is the archetypal Mediterranean resort city discovered by wealthy English nobles who came to the sunny south of France to escape their drafty old castles during the dreary British winters. Cannes’ high flying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since. Every year, the stars flock to celebrate the Cannes Film Festival at the colossal Palais des Festivals.

Lerici, Italy

It was in the Villa Magni near Lerici that Percy Bysshe Shelley spent his last happy days before sailing his small boat on its stormy fatal voyage on July 8, 1822. Lord Byron, another Lerici literary resident, once swam across what is now called the “Golfo dei Poeti.” The small fishing villages of San Terenzo, Tellaro and Fiascherino and Montemarcello are similar to the more famous Cinque Terre.

Portoferraio, Elba – Italy

From his villa in Portoferraio, Napoleon, the exiled Emperor of France, looked out over the waiting ships in the harbour and dreamed of returning to glory. Enjoy a local vineyard tour, and near Portoferraio, discover the remains of an ancient Etruscan civilisation.

Palombiaggia, Corsica – France

Palombaggia is the most famous beach in Corsica, and has justifiably been voted one of the Top 10 best beaches in Europe. Backed by mountains and pines, this is a beautiful stretch of powdery golden sand and shallow crystal clear blue water which deepens gradually. Various water sports facilities are on offer including windsurfing, jet-ski, kayaks and pedal boats and there are plenty of snack bars nearby.

Bonifacio, Corsica – France

Bonifacio’s almost land-locked harbour is one of the most dramatic, totally protected harbours. It is a bustling port with excellent seafood restaurants, and a modern marina. The ancient citadel town is perched high atop a seemingly impenetrable cliff.

Alghero, Sardinia – Italy

Alghero is the main resort in the northwest of Sardinia and one of it’s most beautiful medieval cities. It’s bustling historic centre is packed with excellent bars and restaurants making it a great place to hang out. It is also ideally placed for exploring the beaches of nearby Riviera del Corallo. Interestingly a form of medieval Catalan is still spoken even though the Iberians left three centuries ago.

Porticcio Beach, Corsica – France

The resort of Porticcio is clean and modern and there are several beaches in the town. There is a long sandy stretch called the Plage de la Viva that is lively with enough activities going on that most people are happy to stay put. However if you do feel like venturing away then head south towards Filitosa. This prehistoric site is in a lovely countryside setting and is one of the rare places in the world where prehistoric engraved stones can be seen.

Ajaccio, Corsica – France

Ajaccio has a justified reputation as a very stylish city. Napoléon Bonaparte was born here in 1769, and as you would expect the city has many sites relating to him, from his childhood home to seafront statues, museums and street names. Its immediate surroundings are a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers, trekkers and climbers. It provides a whole range of outdoor activities which you can enjoy by yourself or with professionals.

Monaco

Monaco is the fabled domain of princes and movie stars. The magnificent Palais du Prince and opulent casinos remind you of an elegant, pre-war era. With more wealth concentrated in one small area than almost any place on earth, this tiny principality retains its gilt edged allure.

Cannes, France

Glittering Cannes is the archetypal Mediterranean resort city discovered by wealthy English nobles who came to the sunny south of France to escape their drafty old castles during the dreary British winters. Cannes’ high flying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since. Every year, the stars flock to celebrate the Cannes Film Festival at the colossal Palais des Festivals.

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Cannes, France

Glittering Cannes is the archetypal Mediterranean resort city discovered by wealthy English nobles who came to the sunny south of France to escape their drafty old castles during the dreary British winters. Cannes’ high flying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since. Every year, the stars flock to celebrate the Cannes Film Festival at the colossal Palais des Festivals.

Portofino, Italy

Portofino is a fishing village on the Italian Riveria coastline. It’s pastel-coloured houses, luxury boutiques and seafood restaurants surround its Piazzetta, a small cobbled square overlooking the harbor, which is lined with super-yachts. A short walk takes you up to the Church of St. George, a church with a cool, plain interior, dramatically situated on the narrow neck of the Portofino headland. As a lookout point, and probably as a site of religious significance, the spot goes back thousands of years.

L’lle Rousse, Corsica – France

Crowded with yachts flying burgees hailing from the world’s most prestigious yacht clubs, the harbour of St. Florent is a regatta of colours. Take an excursion to the peninsula of Cap Corse, where medieval watchtowers dot the cliff tops every few miles.

Calvi, Corsica – France

Napoleon once said that he could recognize his native island blindfolded because of the wonderful perfume of the maquis. Approaching by sea, it is the first thing you experience about Corsica. The second is its wild and mountainous landscape. Nearby are secluded beaches and the eerie Grottes des Veaux Marins, offering fantastic diving opportunities.

Porto, Corsica – Corsica

Porto is in quite a remote location but as it is in the centre of some of the most scenic places in Corsica many visitors come here. Take a stroll through the bustling waterfront where tourists set off on one of the many boat trips available, it’s always a hive of activity. You are just a few kilometres from The Calanche de Plana, red cliffs that plunge into the Mediterranean and The Gorges de Spelunca in west Corsica is a lovely river valley that passes through the mountains. Both sights worthy of a visit.

Sailing Through Scandola Nature Reserve

Scandola Nature Reserve is only really accessible by boat so sailing through some of the finest coastline to be found anywhere in Corsica on Star Clippers is perfect. Unusual rock formations emerge from the crystal clear sea in the Gulf of Girolata, and the coastline is littered with jagged inlets and caves. The Scandola reserve has a wide range of sea birds – including cormorants and giant gulls and there are also established seal and dolphin colonies in the region.

Porquerolles, Iles D’Hyeres – France

Porquerolles is a small crescent shaped island that is popular with cyclists. On the southern side the coast is made up of steep cliffs and secluded creeks only accessible to hikers and on the northern side you will find fine sand beaches and clear turquoise waters. A large area enjoys National Park status so the island is beautiful, calm and unspoilt.

Sanary – Sur – Mer, France

Where the rugged hills of the Massif des Maures subside into the sea, the small island of Porquerolles lies baskingin the eternally blue Mediterranean. The island’s little town was created as a retirement community for Napoleon’s troops – making it the world’s first “Sun City.” Today Porquerolles is a destination for nature lovers, who hike the hills covered in sage, myrtle, and oddly exotic plants to a magnificent white sand beach where a picturesque lighthouse stands guard over the wild shore.

St. Tropez Beach, France

St. Tropez Port, France

It is said that the most spectacular way to approach the exquisite harbour of St. Tropez is by sea. St. Tropez is a people-watcher’s paradise, so you will also want to explore her famous beaches, bistros and bars. The appropriately named Tahiti Plage is where topless sun tanning started, and whether you prefer to take it off or take it all in, there’s always plenty to see in St. Tropez.

Cannes, France

Glittering Cannes is the archetypal Mediterranean resort city discovered by wealthy English nobles who came to the sunny south of France to escape their drafty old castles during the dreary British winters. Cannes’ high flying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since. Every year, the stars flock to celebrate the Cannes Film Festival at the colossal Palais des Festivals.

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Cannes, France

Glittering Cannes is the archetypal Mediterranean resort city discovered by wealthy English nobles who came to the sunny south of France to escape their drafty old castles during the dreary British winters. Cannes’ high flying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since. Every year, the stars flock to celebrate the Cannes Film Festival at the colossal Palais des Festivals.

St. Margherita, Italy

Santa Margherita is an elegant seaside resort nestling east of Genoa. The town is surrounded by hills from the top of which are breathtaking views over the Costa dei Delfini. The harbour where many boats and luxury yachts are moored has a lively social life with bars and restaurants that often host parties and folk shows.

L’lle Rouse, Corsica – France

Crowded with yachts flying burgees hailing from the world’s most prestigious yacht clubs, the harbour of St. Florent is a regatta of colours. Take an excursion to the peninsula of Cap Corse, where medieval watchtowers dot the cliff tops every few miles.

East Corsica Beach, Corsica – France

Bastia (Old Town), Corsica – France

It’s amazing in this day and age to find a Mediterranean city that looks like it stepped right out of the travel diary of a 19th century Grand Tour. Bastia’s gracious Italianate buildings were created to house the administrative offices of the capital of Haute Corse.

Portoferraio, Elba – Italy

From his villa in Portoferraio, Napoleon, the exiled Emperor of France, looked out over the waiting ships in the harbour and dreamed of returning to glory. Enjoy a local vineyard tour, and near Portoferraio, discover the remains of an ancient Etruscan civilisation.

Porto Veccio, Corsica – France

The town of Porto Vecchio has two main areas to explore: the citadel and old town, and the marina. The fascinating citadel and streets of the old town date from the 16th century, when the Genoese controlled Corsica, so allow time to wander around the area. The small marina is attractive and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants overlooking the harbour, a perfect place to spend a summer evening.

Porto Cervo, Sardinia – Italy

Porto Cervo in the heart of Costa Smeralda is a luxury destination that plays host to many celebrities and VIPs throughout the peak summer season. There are plenty of fine restaurants and luxury boutiques and the village has been described as utopian with architectural influences from Greece, North Africa, Spain and Italy. All surrounded by spectacular coastal scenery.

Civitavecchia (Port for Rome), Italy

St. Peter’s, with its breathtaking Sistine Chapel, newly restored to its former glory; the Spanish Steps, where all Rome passes by; the Colosseum, where gladiators fought to the death, and the Pantheon, considered to be the most perfect architectural statement of the ages.

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Western Mediterranean

Cannes, France

Glittering Cannes is the archetypal Mediterranean resort city discovered by wealthy English nobles who came to the sunny south of France to escape their drafty old castles during the dreary British winters. Cannes’ high flying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since. Every year, the stars flock to celebrate the Cannes Film Festival at the colossal Palais des Festivals.

Lerici, Italy

It was in the Villa Magni near Lerici that Percy Bysshe Shelley spent his last happy days before sailing his small boat on its stormy fatal voyage on July 8, 1822. Lord Byron, another Lerici literary resident, once swam across what is now called the “Golfo dei Poeti.” The small fishing villages of San Terenzo, Tellaro and Fiascherino and Montemarcello are similar to the more famous Cinque Terre.

Portoferraio, Elba – Italy

From his villa in Portoferraio, Napoleon, the exiled Emperor of France, looked out over the waiting ships in the harbour and dreamed of returning to glory. Enjoy a local vineyard tour, and near Portoferraio, discover the remains of an ancient Etruscan civilisation.

Palombiaggia, Corsica – France

Palombaggia is the most famous beach in Corsica, and has justifiably been voted one of the Top 10 best beaches in Europe. Backed by mountains and pines, this is a beautiful stretch of powdery golden sand and shallow crystal clear blue water which deepens gradually. Various water sports facilities are on offer including windsurfing, jet-ski, kayaks and pedal boats and there are plenty of snack bars nearby.

Bonifacio, Corsica – France

Bonifacio’s almost land-locked harbour is one of the most dramatic, totally protected harbours. It is a bustling port with excellent seafood restaurants, and a modern marina. The ancient citadel town is perched high atop a seemingly impenetrable cliff.

Porticcio Beach, Corsica – France

The resort of Porticcio is clean and modern and there are several beaches in the town. There is a long sandy stretch called the Plage de la Viva that is lively with enough activities going on that most people are happy to stay put. However if you do feel like venturing away then head south towards Filitosa. This prehistoric site is in a lovely countryside setting and is one of the rare places in the world where prehistoric engraved stones can be seen.

Ajaccio, Corsica – France

Ajaccio has a justified reputation as a very stylish city. Napoléon Bonaparte was born here in 1769, and as you would expect the city has many sites relating to him, from his childhood home to seafront statues, museums and street names. Its immediate surroundings are a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers, trekkers and climbers. It provides a whole range of outdoor activities which you can enjoy by yourself or with professionals.

Monaco

Monaco is the fabled domain of princes and movie stars. The magnificent Palais du Prince and opulent casinos remind you of an elegant, pre-war era. With more wealth concentrated in one small area than almost any place on earth, this tiny principality retains its gilt edged allure.

St. Tropez Beach, France

St. Tropez Port, France

It is said that the most spectacular way to approach the exquisite harbour of St. Tropez is by sea. St. Tropez is a people-watcher’s paradise, so you will also want to explore her famous beaches, bistros and bars. The appropriately named Tahiti Plage is where topless sun tanning started, and whether you prefer to take it off or take it all in, there’s always plenty to see in St. Tropez.

Cannes, France

Glittering Cannes is the archetypal Mediterranean resort city discovered by wealthy English nobles who came to the sunny south of France to escape their drafty old castles during the dreary British winters. Cannes’ high flying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since. Every year, the stars flock to celebrate the Cannes Film Festival at the colossal Palais des Festivals.

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Cannes, France

Glittering Cannes is the archetypal Mediterranean resort city discovered by wealthy English nobles who came to the sunny south of France to escape their drafty old castles during the dreary British winters. Cannes’ high flying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since. Every year, the stars flock to celebrate the Cannes Film Festival at the colossal Palais des Festivals.

Monaco (Grand Prix)

Monaco is the fabled domain of princes and movie stars. The magnificent Palais du Prince and opulent casinos remind you of an elegant, pre-war era. With more wealth concentrated in one small area than almost any place on earth, this tiny principality retains its gilt edged allure.

Portofino, Italy

Portofino is a fishing village on the Italian Riveria coastline. It’s pastel-coloured houses, luxury boutiques and seafood restaurants surround its Piazzetta, a small cobbled square overlooking the harbor, which is lined with super-yachts. A short walk takes you up to the Church of St. George, a church with a cool, plain interior, dramatically situated on the narrow neck of the Portofino headland. As a lookout point, and probably as a site of religious significance, the spot goes back thousands of years.

Calvi, Corsica – France

Napoleon once said that he could recognize his native island blindfolded because of the wonderful perfume of the maquis. Approaching by sea, it is the first thing you experience about Corsica. The second is its wild and mountainous landscape. Nearby are secluded beaches and the eerie Grottes des Veaux Marins, offering fantastic diving opportunities.

Alghero, Sardinia – Italy

Alghero is the main resort in the northwest of Sardinia and one of it’s most beautiful medieval cities. It’s bustling historic centre is packed with excellent bars and restaurants making it a great place to hang out. It is also ideally placed for exploring the beaches of nearby Riviera del Corallo. Interestingly a form of medieval Catalan is still spoken even though the Iberians left three centuries ago.

Porto, Corsica – France

Porto is in quite a remote location but as it is in the centre of some of the most scenic places in Corsica many visitors come here. Take a stroll through the bustling waterfront where tourists set off on one of the many boat trips available, it’s always a hive of activity. You are just a few kilometres from The Calanche de Plana, red cliffs that plunge into the Mediterranean and The Gorges de Spelunca in west Corsica is a lovely river valley that passes through the mountains. Both sights worthy of a visit.

Sailing Through Scandola Nature Reserve

Scandola Nature Reserve is only really accessible by boat so sailing through some of the finest coastline to be found anywhere in Corsica on Star Clippers is perfect. Unusual rock formations emerge from the crystal clear sea in the Gulf of Girolata, and the coastline is littered with jagged inlets and caves. The Scandola reserve has a wide range of sea birds – including cormorants and giant gulls and there are also established seal and dolphin colonies in the region.

Porquerolles, Iles D’Hyeres – France

Porquerolles is a small crescent shaped island that is popular with cyclists. On the southern side the coast is made up of steep cliffs and secluded creeks only accessible to hikers and on the northern side you will find fine sand beaches and clear turquoise waters. A large area enjoys National Park status so the island is beautiful, calm and unspoilt.

Sanary-Sur-Mer, France

Where the rugged hills of the Massif des Maures subside into the sea, the small island of Porquerolles lies baskingin the eternally blue Mediterranean. The island’s little town was created as a retirement community for Napoleon’s troops – making it the world’s first “Sun City.” Today Porquerolles is a destination for nature lovers, who hike the hills covered in sage, myrtle, and oddly exotic plants to a magnificent white sand beach where a picturesque lighthouse stands guard over the wild shore.

Cannes, France

Glittering Cannes is the archetypal Mediterranean resort city discovered by wealthy English nobles who came to the sunny south of France to escape their drafty old castles during the dreary British winters. Cannes’ high flying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since. Every year, the stars flock to celebrate the Cannes Film Festival at the colossal Palais des Festivals.

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Civitavecchia (Port for Rome), Italy

St. Peter’s, with its breathtaking Sistine Chapel, newly restored to its former glory; the Spanish Steps, where all Rome passes by; the Colosseum, where gladiators fought to the death, and the Pantheon, considered to be the most perfect architectural statement of the ages.

Bonifacio, Corsica – France

Bonifacio’s almost land-locked harbour is one of the most dramatic, totally protected harbours. It is a bustling port with excellent seafood restaurants, and a modern marina. The ancient citadel town is perched high atop a seemingly impenetrable cliff.

Alghero, Sardinia – Italy

Alghero is the main resort in the northwest of Sardinia and one of it’s most beautiful medieval cities. It’s bustling historic centre is packed with excellent bars and restaurants making it a great place to hang out. It is also ideally placed for exploring the beaches of nearby Riviera del Corallo. Interestingly a form of medieval Catalan is still spoken even though the Iberians left three centuries ago.

Porticcio Beach, Corsica – France

The resort of Porticcio is clean and modern and there are several beaches in the town. There is a long sandy stretch called the Plage de la Viva that is lively with enough activities going on that most people are happy to stay put. However if you do feel like venturing away then head south towards Filitosa. This prehistoric site is in a lovely countryside setting and is one of the rare places in the world where prehistoric engraved stones can be seen.

Ajaccio, Corsica – France

Ajaccio has a justified reputation as a very stylish city. Napoléon Bonaparte was born here in 1769, and as you would expect the city has many sites relating to him, from his childhood home to seafront statues, museums and street names. Its immediate surroundings are a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers, trekkers and climbers. It provides a whole range of outdoor activities which you can enjoy by yourself or with professionals.

 

Calvi, Corsica – France

Napoleon once said that he could recognize his native island blindfolded because of the wonderful perfume of the maquis. Approaching by sea, it is the first thing you experience about Corsica. The second is its wild and mountainous landscape. Nearby are secluded beaches and the eerie Grottes des Veaux Marins, offering fantastic diving opportunities.

Portofino, Italy

Portofino is a fishing village on the Italian Riveria coastline. It’s pastel-coloured houses, luxury boutiques and seafood restaurants surround its Piazzetta, a small cobbled square overlooking the harbor, which is lined with super-yachts. A short walk takes you up to the Church of St. George, a church with a cool, plain interior, dramatically situated on the narrow neck of the Portofino headland. As a lookout point, and probably as a site of religious significance, the spot goes back thousands of years.

Monaco

Monaco is the fabled domain of princes and movie stars. The magnificent Palais du Prince and opulent casinos remind you of an elegant, pre-war era. With more wealth concentrated in one small area than almost any place on earth, this tiny principality retains its gilt edged allure.

Cannes, France

Glittering Cannes is the archetypal Mediterranean resort city discovered by wealthy English nobles who came to the sunny south of France to escape their drafty old castles during the dreary British winters. Cannes’ high flying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since. Every year, the stars flock to celebrate the Cannes Film Festival at the colossal Palais des Festivals.

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Civitaveccia (Port for Rome), Italy

St. Peter’s, with its breathtaking Sistine Chapel, newly restored to its former glory; the Spanish Steps, where all Rome passes by; the Colosseum, where gladiators fought to the death, and the Pantheon, considered to be the most perfect architectural statement of the ages.

Ponza, Italy

The pastel houses of Ponza Town rise in neat terraced rows from the busy harbour where sleekly groomed yachts and ramshackle fishing boats moor side by side. Happily, there are few tourists here, so it’s a delight to wander through the unspoiled town.

Palmarola, italy

Palmarola is a snorkelling heaven that is part of a group called The Pontine Islands, located off the coast between Rome and Naples. A craggy landscape with pink coral beaches and emerald coves beckons so don’t forget your swimsuit and flippers. Totally unique, isolated and stunning.

Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento, whose city walls rise straight out of the sea, is located on the lovely Amalfi Coast and overlooks the Bay of Naples. Optional excursions might include taking a trip back in history to Pompeii, where the ashen remains of ancient Romans lie frozen in time.

Amalfi, Italy

During the Middle Ages, Amalfi was a powerful republic of 70,000 people, rivalling nearby Ravello. For a sense of Amalfi’s medieval glory, wander through the grand Duomo, containing the remains of St. Andrew. Or visit nearby Positano, said to be the most beautiful town in the Mediterranean.

Taormina, Sicily – Italy

Barreling under full sail through the narrow Strait of Messina past Scylla and Charybdis, where rock and whirlpool almost claimed Ulysses, you arrive in lovely Taormina. Perched on the shoulder of Mt. Etna, Taormina inspired Goethe to say that “It is the greatest work of art and nature.”

Lipari, Italy

Sailing Past Stromboli

Italy’s seven volcanic Aeolian Islands, just off the north coast of Sicily, are obviously a place favored by the Gods. In Lipari, climb narrow streets to the medieval castello and enjoy a secluded beach. As Royal Clipper sails past Isola Strómboli, watch the sky for frequent volcanic fireworks.

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Civitavecchia (Port for Rome), Italy

St. Peter’s, with its breathtaking Sistine Chapel, newly restored to its former glory; the Spanish Steps, where all Rome passes by; the Colosseum, where gladiators fought to the death, and the Pantheon, considered to be the most perfect architectural statement of the ages.

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Civitavecchia (Port for Rome), Italy

St. Peter’s, with its breathtaking Sistine Chapel, newly restored to its former glory; the Spanish Steps, where all Rome passes by; the Colosseum, where gladiators fought to the death, and the Pantheon, considered to be the most perfect architectural statement of the ages.

Ponza, Italy (Morning)

The pastel houses of Ponza Town rise in neat terraced rows from the busy harbour where sleekly groomed yachts and ramshackle fishing boats moor side by side. Happily, there are few tourists here, so it’s a delight to wander through the unspoiled town.

Palmarola, Italy (Afternoon)

Palmarola is a snorkelling heaven that is part of a group called The Pontine Islands, located off the coast between Rome and Naples. A craggy landscape with pink coral beaches and emerald coves beckons so don’t forget your swimsuit and flippers. Totally unique, isolated and stunning.

Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento, whose city walls rise straight out of the sea, is located on the lovely Amalfi Coast and overlooks the Bay of Naples. Optional excursions might include taking a trip back in history to Pompeii, where the ashen remains of ancient Romans lie frozen in time.

Giardini Naxos (Port for Taormina), Sicily – Italy

Barreling under full sail through the narrow Strait of Messina past Scylla and Charybdis, where rock and whirlpool almost claimed Ulysses, you arrive in lovely Taormina. Perched on the shoulder of Mt. Etna, Taormina inspired Goethe to say that “It is the greatest work of art and nature.”

All Day At Sea

Corfu, Greece

The lushest (and some say the loveliest) of all the Greek Islands, Corfu lies just a stone’s throw from the Albanian coast. Nowhere is the stunning natural beauty of Corfu more evident than in the small village of Paleocastritsa, where legend says Odysseus was washed ashore to be rescued by Nausicaa.

Kotor, Montenegro

This stunning rock-walled chasm splitting the coastal mountains of Montenegro is the longest arm of the sea in southern Europe. Boka harbours one of the prettiest, unspoiled towns you’ll ever see, the medieval city of Kotor. Founded by the Romans, fortified during the Byzantine era, then ruled by Venice for much of its history, Kotor has been naturally preserved by its isolation.

Dubrovnik Area Swim Stop (Weather Permitting), Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

It was George Bernard Shaw who said, “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik.” Indeed, Dubrovnik is a treasure by any measure made more precious by its miraculous restoration. Crowned by the Minceta Tower, the 10th century city walls are the proud symbol of Dubrovnik’s colourful history.

Hvar, Croatia

It was George Bernard Shaw who said, “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik.” Indeed, Dubrovnik is a treasure by any measure made more precious by its miraculous restoration. Crowned by the Minceta Tower, the 10th century city walls are the proud symbol of Dubrovnik’s colourful history.

Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj is a typical example of a Mediterranean town. The town is dominated by the Baroque three-nave church of St. Euphemia (Fuma). Close to the harbour are the clock tower, the Baroque Balbi’s Arch and the former 17th century Town Hall. To the east lies the complex of the Franciscan monastery and to the south, Rovinj’s oldest monument, the Romanesque heptagonal chapel of the Holy Trinity.

Piran, Slovenia

At the tip of the Piran Peninsula sits Slovenia’s hidden gem. Despite its modest size, Piran boasts some of the country’s finest architecture, history and cuisine Resembling an open-air museum, the town’s Venetian influence is evident throughout its narrow streets. Visit the 19th century Tartini Square, named after famous violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini, and St. George’s Church, dramatically situated hilltop.

Venice, Italy

Venice is the heart and soul of romance. Cast your eye on the rounded domes of San Marco, take a deep breath at the Bridge of Sighs, gaze on the golden lions and the Renaissance glories of the Doge’s Palace, listen for the ghosts of Verdi, Puccini and Caruso at La Fenice Opera House, gape at the classic Palladian proportions of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, glide in a gondola down the Grand Canal. And know that love is always in the air in Venice.

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Venice, Italy

Venice is the heart and soul of romance. Cast your eye on the rounded domes of San Marco, take a deep breath at the Bridge of Sighs, gaze on the golden lions and the Renaissance glories of the Doge’s Palace, listen for the ghosts of Verdi, Puccini and Caruso at La Fenice Opera House, gape at the classic Palladian proportions of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, glide in a gondola down the Grand Canal. And know that love is always in the air in Venice.

Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj is a typical example of a Mediterranean town. The town is dominated by the Baroque three-nave church of St. Euphemia (Fuma). Close to the harbour are the clock tower, the Baroque Balbi’s Arch and the former 17th century Town Hall. To the east lies the complex of the Franciscan monastery and to the south, Rovinj’s oldest monument, the Romanesque heptagonal chapel of the Holy Trinity.

Hvar, Croatia

The heavenly scent of lavender perfumes the air in the fields and valleys around the island of Hvar. Idyllically located just off the Dalmatian Coast, the island and the little port named after it have been a favorite getaway ever since the time of the Romans, the Byzantines, the Venetians and even Austro-Hungarian royalty.

Dubrovnik Area Swim Stop (Weather Permitting)

Dubrovnik, Croatia

It was George Bernard Shaw who said, “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik.” Indeed, Dubrovnik is a treasure by any measure made more precious by its miraculous restoration. Crowned by the Minceta Tower, the 10th century city walls are the proud symbol of Dubrovnik’s colourful history.

Kotor, Montenegro

This stunning rock-walled chasm splitting the coastal mountains of Montenegro is the longest arm of the sea in southern Europe. Boka harbours one of the prettiest, unspoiled towns you’ll ever see, the medieval city of Kotor. Founded by the Romans, fortified during the Byzantine era, then ruled by Venice for much of its history, Kotor has been naturally preserved by its isolation.

Corfu, Greece

The lushest (and some say the loveliest) of all the Greek Islands, Corfu lies just a stone’s throw from the Albanian coast. Nowhere is the stunning natural beauty of Corfu more evident than in the small village of Paleocastritsa, where legend says Odysseus was washed ashore to be rescued by Nausicaa.

All Day At Sea

Royal Clipper at Sea

Giardini Naxon (Port for Taormina), Sicily –  Italy

Barreling under full sail through the narrow Strait of Messina past Scylla and Charybdis, where rock and whirlpool almost claimed Ulysses, you arrive in lovely Taormina. Perched on the shoulder of Mt. Etna, Taormina inspired Goethe to say that “It is the greatest work of art and nature.”

Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento, whose city walls rise straight out of the sea, is located on the lovely Amalfi Coast and overlooks the Bay of Naples. Optional excursions might include taking a trip back in history to Pompeii, where the ashen remains of ancient Romans lie frozen in time.

Ponza, Ponzian Islands – Italy (Morning)

The pastel houses of Ponza Town rise in neat terraced rows from the busy harbour where sleekly groomed yachts and ramshackle fishing boats moor side by side. Happily, there are few tourists here, so it’s a delight to wander through the unspoiled town.

Palmarola, Ponzian Islans – Italy (Afternoon)

Palmarola is a snorkelling heaven that is part of a group called The Pontine Islands, located off the coast between Rome and Naples. A craggy landscape with pink coral beaches and emerald coves beckons so don’t forget your swimsuit and flippers. Totally unique, isolated and stunning.

Civitavecchia (Port for Rome), Italy

St. Peter’s, with its breathtaking Sistine Chapel, newly restored to its former glory; the Spanish Steps, where all Rome passes by; the Colosseum, where gladiators fought to the death, and the Pantheon, considered to be the most perfect architectural statement of the ages.

Royal Clipper

Royal Clipper

For all the characteristics that she possesses from the grand age of sail, Royal Clipper is as new as tomorrow, and boasts state-of-the-art navigation systems to prove it. She also combines beauty with comfort by offering every onboard luxury you could wish for. For passionate travellers and sail cruising connoisseurs, the 439 foot Royal Clipper offers a sea-going experience like no other; finding an undeniable balance between the grandeur, adventure and tradition of classic sailing and the superb facilities, cabins and conveniences associated with the finest modern yacht.

Tall ShipRoyal Clipper
Launched / Rebuilt2000
Masts5
Sails42
Length134.8 meters
Beam16.5 meters
Draft5.6 meters
Crew106
Passenger Capacity227

Sun Deck

Sun Deck Royal Clipper

Clipper Deck

Cliper Deck Royal Clipper

Main Deck

Main Deck Royal Clipper

Commodore Deck

Commodore Deck Royal Clipper

Cabins

Category 2 - Cabin

Category 2 – 5 Cabin

Clipper Deck:  2 Lower Beds convert to Double Bed.

Commodore Deck: Fixed Double Bed or 2 Lower Beds Convert to Double Bed

The Category 2 – 5 cabins are all outside and are located on either the Clipper Deck or the Commodore Deck. All cabins have a private marble bathroom with shower & WC.

Category 6 cabin Royal Clipper

Category 6 Cabin

Clipper Deck: Fixed Double Bed

All category 6 cabins are inside and are located on the Clipper Deck. All cabins have a private bathroom with shower & WC.

Deluxe Cabin Royal Clipper

Deluxe Suite

Main Deck: Two Lower Beds convert to Double Bed

The Deluxe Suite is an outside cabin on the Main Deck and features a private verandah, sitting area, minibar, marble barthroom with a whirlpool and also room service.
Category 1 Deluxe outside cabins and Owners Suite Super Deluxe cabins are also available on request

Prices

DepartureItineraryNightsOSDLX123456SGL3RDPort Charges
29 Apr 2017Balearic Islands & Corsica7£3465£3200£2355£2060£1940£1805£1615£1540£1910£540£165
06 May 2017Ligurian Sea7£3465£3200£2355£2060£1940£1805£1615£1540£1910£540£165
13 May 2017Corsica & French Riviera7£3465£3200£2355£2060£1940£1805£1615£1540£1910£540£165
20 May 2017Monaco GP Trials 25 May7£3465£3200£2355£2060£1940£1805£1615£1540£1910£540£165
27 May 2017Monaco GP Trials 28 May7£3640£3365£2470£2165£2035£1895£1700£1620£2005£565£165
03 Jun 2017Cannes - Rome7£3465£3200£2355£2060£1940£1805£1615£1540£1910£540£165
10 Jun 2017Amalfi & Sicily7£3465£3200£2355£2060£1940£1805£1615£1540£1910£540£165
17 Jun 2017Italy, Montenegro & Croatia11£5445£5035£3700£3235£3045£2840£2535£2425£3000£850£255
28 Jun 2017Italy, Montenegro & Croatia10£4950£4575£3365£2940£2770£2580£2305£2205£2730£770£235
22 Jul 2017Amalfi & Sicily7£3465£3200£2355£2060£1940£1805£1615£1540£1910£540£165
29 Jul 2017Italy, Montenegro & Croatia11£5445£5035£3700£3235£3045£2840£2535£2425£3000£850£255
09 Aug 2017Italy, Montenegro & Croatia10£4950£4575£3365£2940£2770£2580£2305£2205£2730£770£235
19 Aug 2017Rome - Cannes7£3465£3200£2355£2060£1940£1805£1615£1540£1910£540£165
26 Aug 2017Cannes - Rome7£3465£3200£2355£2060£1940£1805£1615£1540£1910£540£165
02 Sep 2017Amalfi & Sicily7£3465£3200£2355£2060£1940£1805£1615£1540£1910£540£165
09 Sep 2017Amalfi & Sicily7£3465£3200£2355£2060£1940£1805£1615£1540£1910£540£165
16 Sep 2017Rome - Cannes7£3465£3200£2355£2060£1940£1805£1615£1540£1910£540£165

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in POUND STERLING, Cruise rates do not include air, hotel or transfer arrangements of any kind, Gratuities are not included, There are a limited number of three berth cabins available, Port charges are additional, Certain restrictions apply, Sole Occupancy Supplement: 100% category 1, owner’s Cabin, 50% category 2 through 6.

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