Star Clippers offers complimentary flights

Star Clippers offers complimentary flights

Star Clippers, which operates three of the world’s most romantic tall ships, is offering complimentary flights from London for UK-based passengers to join selected sailings for summer 2011 Mediterranean cruises on board the 170-passenger Star Clipper and her sister ship Star Flyer, saving up to £350 per person off published airline fares.

Summer 2011 voyages on board these fully crewed, beautifully appointed clipper ships include itineraries around the Greek islands and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean. The complimentary flights offer is for bookings received by 30th April for return travel from London to the airport closest to the embarkation/disembarkation point and includes a choice of 9 sailing dates and cruises of 7 nights’ duration. The offer applies to the following itineraries:

• Star Clipper, Northern Cyclades on June 25, July 9 and August 13 and 27, round trip from Athens, calling at Camlimani and Kusadasi (for the antiquities at Ephesus) in Turkey, and Patmos, Amorgos, Mykonos and Monemvasia in Greece. The August 13 departure has a yoga theme, with complimentary talks, classes and guided meditation. From £1,160 per person, including including flights from London to the value of £350 per person, full board on the ship and port taxes (transfers extra).

• Star Clipper, Southern Cyclades on August 6 and 20, round trip from Athens, calling at Rhodes; Bodrum and Dalyan in Turkey; dramatic Santorini and Hydra, haunt of many artists. The August 6 departure has a yoga theme, with complimentary talks, classes and guided meditation. From £1,160 per person, including including flights from London to the value of £350 per person, full board on the ship and port taxes (transfers extra).

• Star Flyer, Greek Isles & Turkey on July 23, departing Athens and calling at Mykonos, Kos, Patmos, Chios, Dikile (for Pergamum), Cannakale (for Troy) and Istanbul. From £1,160 per person, including including flights from London to the value of £350 per person, full board on the ship and port taxes (transfers extra).

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• Star Flyer, Yachtsman’s Paradise on July 16 and 30, departing Istanbul and calling at Canakkale (for Troy), Myrena, Sarti, Skopelos, Skiathos, where the movie Mamma Mia was set, Skyros, Poros and Athens. From £1,160 per person, including flights from London to the value of £350 per person, full board on the ship and port taxes (transfers extra). Notes to editors: Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels. Visiting ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and offering passengers the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht, Star Clippers is recognised as one of the premier speciality cruise lines. Guests can enjoy the romance of sailing on board a true tall ship in a relaxed atmosphere with high standards of service provided by an attentive crew.

All three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, a convivial Tropical Bar on deck and a comfortable piano bar and are large enough to offer first class accommodation and dining, but small enough to call into intimate ports, untouched by large cruise ships. The two smaller ships, Star Flyer and Star Clipper, take 170 passengers each, with a crew of 70, while Royal Clipper carries 227 with a crew of 106.