Western Mediterranean Royal Clipper

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

Balearic Islands & Corsica Itinerary

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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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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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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.”

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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.

Italy, Montenegro & Croatia 10 Nights Itinerary

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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