Star Clipper Mediterranean Cruise

Friday 05 July - Saturday 13 July

(8 nights)

From £2615

Enjoy a unique cruising experience on a sailing clipper

Take to the seas, sailing the Italian coast on a classic elegant tall ship, a Clipper. This awesome and quite unique adventure begins and ends in the Eternal City of Rome.

The adventure includes one night in Rome at a central Rome hotel, an excursion the following day to the Roman seaside town of Ostia, entrance to the famous Roman site Ostia Antica, often overlooked by travellers and time to explore Ostia itself.

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Your holiday includes

  • 7 Nights Full Board on the Star Flyer Clipper
  • 1 night 4* central Rome hotel with breakfast
  • All Cabins En Suite
  • Welcome on-board Cocktail Party 1 Hour Exclusive Spice Escapes/WingsItaly
  • Mandatory Port Charges & all Taxes
  • Ostia Antica Entrance Exclusive Spice Guided Tour 
  • Airport transfers

Your holiday extras

  • Sole Occupancy supplement if required
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal tips & gratuities throughout
  • Gratuity on board min £55pp (this is not optional)
  • Some meals
  • Activities & excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions are available and provided by Star Clipper
  • Optional Lido Entrance and Lunch in Ostia
  • Final day lunch

After your time in Ostia, you will then join your Clipper, following the itinerary as below, sailing and stopping off on the famous Amalfi Coast, famous for its picturesque towns, cliffs, beaches, and stunning coastlines dotted with colorful villages, then continuing South to the rich diverse culture and history of Sicily, sun drenched beaches and picturesque harbours.

Sailing on a Clipper takes you back to the glamorous sailing of yesteryear. Conceived by a British designer, the ships interior is Edwardian and old navy style. Historically a Clipper was a mid-19th-century merchant sailing vessel, designed for speed, sailing globally primarily on trade routes between the United Kingdom and China. The British played a large part in the boom years, in 1843 as we loved our cuppa and brew, and us Brits wanted faster delivery of tea from China. The rest is history.

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Location & Itinerary

Activities on Board

There is so much to do, there is a marina platform which conveniently lowers clients for diving and water sports.

The friendly professional Water Sports team can help you enjoy adventures such as snorkelling.  

Morning gymnastic classes, enjoying one of the on-board pools, or taking part in the ships organised shore excursions.

Barbecues, limbos, scavenger hunts, talent night, fashion shows and other activities that are included in the schedule.

Be A Sailor for the day, high above the deck, lookout stations have been created at the first yardarm on each of the masts, equipped with high safety rails, and a comfortable teak settee for lounging at ease, passengers can observe all the action below. If you wish to climb to the lookout posts slip on a ship supplied safety vest tethered to a watchful crew member on the deck, who keeps the safety line secured as you make the easy ascent up one of the ratlines.

In addition, there are many shore excursions available, all at your own expense. The 2024 excursions will shortly to be announced.

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Provisional itinerary

Day 1 - Depart the UK and Arrive in Rome where your adventure begins with a private transfer to down town Rome, the eternal city, to check in to the hotel. We will head out for dinner this evening depending on flight times in the company of your hosts WingsItaly (not included). 

Day 2 - After breakfast you depart the hotel and it’s off to Ostia, a Roman seaside town. Ostia was once the home of the largest Navy in the world, the Romans, and, as always with WingsItaly Ostia is real Italy which is sadly often missed by travellers. 

The first stop is the famous Roman Antica, a large archaeological site noted for the excellent preservation of its ancient buildings, magnificent frescoes and impressive mosaics. The site is often compared to Pompei but without the crowds, just you and the cobbled streets of an Ancient Roman town waiting to be discovered. 

Then after the tour we will head off to Ostia’s promenade for an optional swim at a lido, walk, browse and lunch (not included).

Departing Ostia at approximately 4 30pm it’s off to the harbour and our Clipper the Star Flyer to embark and prepare to sail! at 10pm

Day 3 - At Sea 

Day 4 - Lipari - Aeolian Islands, Italy Arr 10:00 AM Dep 6:30 PM

Day 5 - Messina - Sicily, Italy Arr 8:00 AM Dep 5:00 PM

Day 6 - Amalfi, Italy Arr 3:00 PM Dep 11:30 PM

Day 7 - Sorrento, Italy Arr 8:00 AM Dep 10:00 PM

Day 8 - Ponza - Pontine Islands, Italy Arr 9:00 AM Dep 3:00 PM

Day 9 – Breakfast and disembark. Flights are not scheduled until late afternoon so we will enjoy a leisurely lunch (not included) before head to the airport.

Note this adventure is by sea, itinerary’s may change due to the weather conditions and or conditions which are out of our control. 

Whist the cruise is providing an itinerary including many of the wonderful hot spots of Italy, we are adding in an excursion to Ostia, prior to joining the ship. Ostia is a typical Real Roman seaside town, mainly frequented by the locals with little to no mainstream tourism and, in line with this adventure it was once the home the largest sailing Navy ever.

During the cruise, in addition to the Star Clipper’s organised excursions, WingsItaly your Italian hosts may be able to organise other spontaneous excursions to places, hidden gems very rarely visited by tourists, some free, or some may incur a cost. It is important to stress a highly level spontaneity is required on WingsItaly adventures. 

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Rome Trevi fountain
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Travel & Stay

The Star Flyer will be your home during this adventure, it’s a traditional Clipper created for luxury-loving passengers who also love the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships. 

The Star Flyer has:

  • Sail area: 36,000 Sq. ft
  • Mast Height: 226 ft
  • Crew: 72
  • Passenger Capacity: 166
  • 115 metres long
  • 22 Sails.

Life aboard is relaxed, like travelling on your own private yacht. You will never feel confined, with a wide choice of accommodation, expansive teak decks with ample space, two swimming pools and multiple bars. The Clipper features dining in an elegantly appointed dining room, there is an indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar and Piano Bar, and an Edwardian style library where a Belle Époque fireplace glows. 

Star Clipper virtual tour -

Star Clipper Video - Star Clippers UK - The UK General Sales Agents - Star Clippers Videos

Accommodation Cabins  

  • Private bathroom
  • Air-conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV/DVD player (except category 6)
  • Hairdryers
  • Private safe located inside the closet
  • Radio Telephone
  • Under bed storage
  • All cabins are non-smoking

Star Clipper & Star Flyer provide passengers with 110-volt (American & European plugs). 

Cabin allocation

We have cabins allocated in category's 2, 3, 4.

Category 3 and 4’s tends to be on the Commodore deck (there are a few 3’s on Clipper deck) 3’s is considered to be a little more ‘mid ship’ in position. All cabins in the allocation have windows. All Cat 2’s are on the Clipper deck, well positioned, just 1m square larger than 3’s and 4’s.Please read this information, it’s extremely important you are aware of the ships deck plan and cabin choices. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

There is a detailed deck plan and cabin description and virtual tours.

Star Clippers UK - The UK General Sales Agents - Star Flyer

No cabin changes can be made after arrival, whilst this is a luxury clipper, it is a sailing ship, not a super cruise liner.

We will try to endeavour all special requests; however, the ships management are responsible for allocation of all cabins, we are unable to allocate specific cabin numbers by request.

Please be aware that while use of the sails will be made it may be necessary for the engine to be used at some points in the itinerary.

Hotel Paz Helvezia 

A 4-star hotel in the Italian capital you will find yourself in the perfect city break accommodation. This classic hotel is centrally located meaning the Piazza Venezia is just a stone's throw away while the Colosseum is a 15 minute walk.

Provisional Flight Information

5/7/2024 Stansted to Rome Ciampino Dep: 0725 Arr: 1050

13/7/2024 Rome Ciampino to Stansted Dep: 1555 Arr: 1735

5/7/2024 Manchester to Rome Ciampino Dep: 0655 Arr: 1035

13/7/2024 Rome Ciampino to Manchester Dep: 1520 Arr: 1710

5/7/2024 Edinburgh to Rome Fiumicino Dep: 0620 Arr: 1020

14/7/2024 Rome Ciampino to Edinburgh Dep: 1145 Arr: 1400

Hold luggage allowance 20kg included

Availability & Pricing

Own flight without transfers£2615.00Sold Out
Manchester£2835.00Sold Out
London Stansted£2865.00Sold Out
Edinburgh£2935.00Sold Out
Cat 4 cabin & hotel twin share pp£0.00Sold Out
Cat 3 cabin & hotel twin share pp£150.00Sold Out
Cat 3 cabin & hotel twin share pp (female only)£150.00Sold Out
Cat 2 cabin & hotel twin share pp£230.00Sold Out
Cat 4 cabin & hotel sole occupancy£1045.00Sold Out
Cat 3 cabin & hotel sole occupancy£1095.00Sold Out
Cat 2 cabin & hotel sole occupancy£1145.00Sold Out

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Passport validity

For UK passport holders your passport must be:

  • Issued less than 10 years before the date you enter the country (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

You must check your passport meets these requirements before you travel. If your passport was issued before 1 October 2018, extra months may have been added to its expiry date.

Travel Insurance

Please ensure that you have adequate personal travel insurance to suit your requirements in place before you travel. Spice Escapes have arranged a scheme with Staysure who are fully authorised and regulated by the FCA (firm reference number 663617) full details of which can be found on the FCA website For an instant online quotation please click here.

Global Health Insurance Card

A UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in the European Union (EU).

UK-issued European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) are still valid and offer the same cover as GHICs in the EU.

Once your EHIC has expired, you’ll be able to replace it with a GHIC.

NB – A GHIC/EHIC is not a replacement for travel insurance!

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Host & Everything Else

Dining on Board 

Continental breakfast, Parisian croissants or sweet Danish pastries, or a full breakfast, fresh fruits and bacon, grilled sausage, omelets cooked to order in the dining room. Dietary requirements can be met.

Lunch is a buffet, seafood, salads, grilled favourites, might even be an outdoor barbecue on shore

Evening Meal, maybe a few pre drinks then making your way to the elegant dining room for the chef’s culinary dishes, complemented by a selection of equally fine wines.

Note all drinks are at your own expense, we have been informed that beverage prices on board are of a fair price, a glass of wine approx. 4 Euros.

Dress code. Entirely up to you, no need for formal gowns and black tie, casual elegance is the order of the day! As Claire says its Italy so nothing is ever too much! 

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