Enjoy The Ultimate Sailing Experience: A Transatlantic Crossing With Star Clippers – Las Palmas To St Maarten £1,391 pp (November 2020) and St Maarten to Malaga £1,437 pp (March 2021)

 

As featured in an article in last weekend’s Telegraph Cruise Supplement by Jeannine Williamson, Star Clippers provides tall ship sailings that glide across the waves allowing guests to immerse in activities, amenities and an atmosphere similar to those of a private yacht.
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Guests are invited to relax and enjoy sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. The Star Clippers eam will lead lectures, and hands-on sessions so guests can learn more about sailing – from the art of knot tying, navigation or climbing up the mast to the crow’s nest for a birds-eye view.

Later in the day enjoy a cocktail in the Tropical Bar, revel in a book while curled up in the corner of the library, savour a rejuvenating spa treatment or simply socialise on the top deck with the wind in your hair.

Call The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or email PassageEnquiry@outlook.com for more details.

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Transatlantic Westbound
Departs 20th November 2020
15-nights aboard Star Flyer
Visiting: Las Palmas (Canary Islands, Spain) | San Sebastian (La Gomera, Spain) | At Sea (12 nights) | Philipsburg (St. Maarten)
Cruise only price includes 15-nights full board sailing with Star Flyer, 20% Early Booking Discount* and port charges
From £1,391pp
Solo occupancy cabin from £2,039
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Transatlantic Eastbound
Departs 27th March 2021
20-nights aboard Star Flyer
Visiting: Philipsburg (St. Maarten) | At Sea (12 nights) | Ponta Delgada Azores (Portugal) | At Sea (6 nights) | Malaga (Spain)
Cruise only price includes 20-nights full board sailing with Star Flyer, 20% Early Booking Discount* and port charges
From £1,437pp
Solo occupancy cabin from £2,113
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HOTEL GUIDE
We are also delighted to tell you about our ‘Hotel Guide’ booklet, showcasing the very best of how to tailor-make your perfect Star Clippers sailing with our recommended hotels before and after your cruise. We can offer regional flights, private transfers, a range of specially selected hotels and much more. We hope this guide will give you some inspiration, and our friendly and experienced team will be happy to offer further recommendations and quotations over the phone. Click here to view
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Voted the ‘Best Small Cruise Line’ by over 74,000 readers

We are delighted to inform you that Star Clippers has won the Best Small Cruise Line award at the Luxury Magazine Readers Travel Awards for 2019. Thank you for your love and support. As always, we thank you for your continued loyalty!
We are pleased to announce that Royal Clipper has been placed at number 6 within the Top Ten rating ships in the Boutique Ship category of the 2020 Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Guide.
Offering intimate sailings to beautiful ports of call, often untouched by larger cruise liners, Star Clippers small ship sailings are an unforgettable experience.
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In Travel Weekly’s latest edition of Cool Cruises magazine, Star Clippers has been placed in the TOP TEN for the following cruising categories, as nominated by our trading partners. A huge thank you for your continued support.

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*Please note prices are cruise only including port charges. Flights, transfers and accommodation will need to be added on separately. +Solo occupancy prices are based on a lead in category 6 cabin prices. Single supplement ranges from 50% when booking a Category 6 to a Category 2 Cabin and 100% supplement for Categories 1 and above. *Prices shown include 20% Early Booking Discount when booked before 31.01.20 (Star Flyer 20.11.19 sailing) 31.01.21 (Star Flyer 27.03.21 sailing). Discounts range from 10% – 20% depending on the sailing and are combinable with repeat passenger discount of 5%. All prices are correct at time of print, are subject to availability and/or change, and can be withdrawn at any time.
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Crossing the Atlantic Ocean by Container Ship by Client Scott Muc

Ind Accord Going Aboard

The view on boarding the Independent Accord – home for 11 days

Cruise People client Scott Muc sailed from Wilmington NC to Antwerp in the Independent Accord. Link here to Scott’s website.

June 24th, 2014.  I have finished the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean via container ship. It was a great experience that I’ll happily do again. 11 days wasn’t enough, and I would be happy to spend a month next time around.

Too Much Twine on my Hands

A blog post probably wouldn’t do the experience justice so I decided to play around with a basic word game engine to give you a more self-directed tour. Hope you enjoy it!

Working with Twine was quite enjoyable and I could see myself using it a lot in many different lines of work. If I was still consulting, it would become a prominent tool in my tool-belt. My biggest complaint with it is that the documentation is all online so I couldn’t figure out how to do anything more sophisticated than what I created.

Man Over-bored

Honestly, that header was just for the pun factor. What amazed me about the voyage was how quick it went by. I didn’t think once that I wanted it to end and that I was bored. I savoured not being in a rush to do anything. The only structure to my days revolved around meals which were at: 07:30, 12:30, and 17:30. That set my rythym for the 11 days.

Ind Accord Pax View Fwd © Scott Muc

The view from Scott’s cabin

Crew Man Group

The ship was run by a crew of 21, all male. The captain was Romanian and the rest of the officers were Croatian. The chief engineer was Ukrainian and the rest were Filipino. Everyone was very nice, but when asked for their name, they simply asked to be addressed by their position (Third, Chief, etc…).

Retrospective

What Went Well:

  • Scotch – Sipping 18yo Glenlivet was a wonderful way to be even more relaxed
  • Jambox – This dependable gadget has been filling rooms with tunes well for several years now
  • Offline Wikipedia – Wow! I cannot believe how much I perused Wikipedia while I was on this trip.
  • 11 days of no expenses – Being disconnected is a good way to not spend money.

Not So Well:

  • Gym clothes – There’s an exercise room with a stationary bike. I wasn’t always allowed on the main deck (to do laps around the ship) so being able to do 30min of hard cardio would have been good to stave off the belly I grew.
  • Scotch – One bottle was definitely not enough.
  • Offline map – I would have liked to better explore the route and plan the rest of my trip better.
  • Making Twine tour at the last minute – I wish I had a skeleton of it done much earlier so I could get more details from the crew.
Ind Accord Promenade Deck

The Independent Accord‘s “promenade deck” – good for exercise

Action Items: I’ll definitely do this again and I’ll be sure to come with a fitness plan. Though that directly opposes the action to bring more liquor.

Offline By Default

Being disconnected from the world for 11 days was a far better experience than I had expected. It’s made me realize I need to create a habit of disconnecting. It brought me back to the era when your computer was offline by default, and you had to explicitly connect to see what’s going on in the rest of the Internet universe. This experience has shown me that I like that. It may sound backwards to a lot of people, but the computer has always been a tool, not an entertainment device (gaming being the exception). My phone may eventually be the only always-connected device, but even then, I turn off all notifications and keep it silent.

Let the Eurotrip Begin

After a €140 ride through immigration and into Antwerp, I can begin the next phase of my journey!

Those wishing to know more about container ship travel can call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk.

Content and all photos © Scott Muc