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Tall ship cruiser Star Clippers has released itineraries and opened bookings on its new Baltic voyages debuting in summer 2012.
The Star Flyer will sail out of Southampton, England; Oslo, Norway; Hamburg, Kiel and Warnemuende (Rostock), Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. With voyages ranging from three to 11 nights, the ship will visit both the Baltic’s most popular capital cities and smaller, lesser-visited ports along the way.
"When we were developing the Baltic itineraries we knew we had to make them special and unique, which is why we included so many intimate ports that are going to leave a lasting impression on our guests," said Mark Carlson, director of marketing for Star Clippers Americas. "Our guests like adventure and they seek memorable experiences, and we expect the Baltic cruises to be among our most popular ever ... so guests should book early."
Cruises to Norway will feature the stunning scenery of Kristiansand and Arendal, while in Denmark travelers will experience the ports of Esbjerg, Ronne/Bornholm, Nyborg/Fyn and Kalundborg. In Finland the ship will call at Helsinki, Hanko and Marienhamn/Aaland.
Three of the departures, out of Hamburg on May 10, Kiel on June 22 and Warnemuende on August 10, will coincide with the annual sailing parades in those cities which attract tall ships from around the world. Except for three back-to-back 10-night Sweden, Russia and Finland cruises that sail roundtrip from Stockholm, the itineraries are non-repeating.
Featuring décor inspired by the grand age of sailing, the Star Flyer is a clipper ship that boasts teak decks, two swimming pools, open-seating dining, and Edwardian library and an indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar and Piano Bar.