It's the Mediterranean or bust for Star Clippers in 2010. The line will commit all three of its tall ships there for the summer season.
In the spring Royal Clipper, Star Clipper and Star Flyer will reposition from their winter homes in the Caribbean, Far East and Tahiti, respectively, to begin the Mediterranean sailings. Star Clipper will continue round-trip Athens routes, while Royal Clipper will operate between Rome and Venice. Star Flyer is scheduled to sail seven-day round-trip Monaco itineraries, as well as eastern Mediterranean and Turkey cruises from Rhodes, Greece.
"In this challenging economy, we thought it prudent to bring all three ships closer to where our guests reside and have them sail itineraries with proven success," said Mikael Krafft, owner and president of Star Clippers. "While Star Flyer's Tahiti itineraries have been popular, redeploying Flyer to the Mediterranean with the other two ships ultimately will make taking a Star Clippers vacation more affordable for our guests."
Specific ports of call on the Mediterranean itineraries, as well as the cruise schedule for the remainder of 2010, will be available in March. Reservations through spring 2010 are open to book, and sailings for the remainder of 2010 will open for booking by April 15, 2009.