Star Clippers has launched their new programme by showcasing the biggest sailing ship in the southern hemisphere – James Craig.
For the launch of their new 2015/2016 brochure tall ship sailing specialist Star Clippers invited travel agents and media to the biggest old sailing ship in the southern hemisphere that is still sailing. At wharf 7, Pyrmont participants had the chance to get insight into the ship’s history. Built in 1874 James Craig was rescued from Recherche Bay in far Southern Tasmania. Her restoration nearly took 40 years and cost $A30 million. Now she is taking passengers on a sailing trip every two weeks.
The new programme will include three ships: Star Clipper from St Maarten, Royal Clipper from Barbados and Star Flyer from Cuba. They will mainly operate in the Caribbean in winter and in the Mediterranean and Aegean sea in summer.
Additionally there are going to be one-off sailings between Barbados and Panama. Also Star Clipper will run transatlantic crossings on all of its three ships in spring and autumn.
For 2015 some specials are launched such as ten-day Cuba cruises, Venezuela and the ABC Islands. Moving forward Star Clippers announced to introduce some new itineraries including Formentera, Ibiza, Valencia, Mahon and Soller. Besides these new itineraries another unique characteristic will be Star Clippers’ themed cruises. Yoga and meditation classes will be held on eight cruises taking place twice a day and conducted in English.
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