Star Clippers has announced a varied programme of sailing voyages for winter 2017/18.

The five month season of full-crewed sailings, on three ships include itineraries in Asia, Cuba and the Caribbean, with two opportunities to transit the Panama Canal or take a transatlantic crossing. Fay McCormack, the company's general manager, said: “Winter 2017 sees the start of another incredible, exotic and eclectic winter sailing schedule, with the three ships in the fleet sailing some of the most pristine, least discovered and most beautiful settings in the world.

"Star Flyer returns to Cuba with the opportunity to stay on board for one night in port in Havana and one night on the ship in Cienfuegos. Star Clipper sails Asian waters in Thailand and Malaysia, while Royal Clipper makes the most of Caribbean islands with round-trip sailings from Barbados.”

The flagship of the fleet, Royal Clipper, will sail seven- and 14-night round-trip itineraries from Barbados around the Windward and Grenadine islands, dropping anchor in bays inaccessible by large cruise ships, where guests can swim from the drop-down marine deck, explore harbours or join a beach barbecue. Port calls include the islands of St. Lucia, Antigua, Bequia, Dominica, Martinique and St. Kitts, where both Royal Clipper and Star Flyer will come alongside at the same time.

On March 25 next year Royal Clipper will commence a 14-night sailing around the coastline of South America, visiting Venezuela and the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire, returning via the Grenadines to Barbados, A seven-night Caribbean sailing costs from £1,227 per person including accommodation, all food and entertainment on board plus port taxes.

For further information or to make a booking call 0808-231 4798 or see

twn Are you sure that you want to switch to desktop version?