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Star Clippers Western Mediterranean Cruises

Superb tall ship sailing voyages around Italy, France, Croatia and Spain

Between April and October, Royal Clipper and Star Flyer ships spend their time exploring the picturesque coastlines, historic cities and traditional harbours of the Western Mediterranean.

  • Royal Clipper sailing through Venice
  • Star Flyer moored off the coast of Italy
  • Royal Clipper on  teh French Riviera

About Western Med Cruises

Join magnificent Royal Clipper exploring the Balearic Islands, French Riviera and Italian gems. A 7-night Jewels of Italy and Corsica roundtrip from Cannes takes in Portoferraio, known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean, and Monaco, a playground for the rich and famous, or cruise from Cannes to Civitavecchia, gateway to Rome, and discover Corsica and Sardinia. Visit the stunning Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca or experience the thrill of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, the most hotly anticipated date on the Formula 1 calendar. Take in the captivating beauty and history of Italy and Croatia on an 11-night cruise from Rome to Venice along the stunning Amalfi Coast of Italy to Sorrento and Sicily before visiting medieval Kotor in Montenegro, Croatia's walled city of Dubrovnik and the popular island of Hvar.

Join Star Flyer cruising from Malaga to Malta visiting the Andalucian region of Spain and the Balearic Islands, enjoy a relaxing 7-night roundtrip from Venice to Croatia and Montenegro or discover the diverse Moroccon cities of Tangier and Casablanca en route from Malaga to the Canary Islands.

We can combine our exciting tall ship cruises with flights, transfers and luxury hotel stays to make a memorable holiday of a lifetime.

Cruise Collection

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  • Spain and Morocco

    6 Nights - Lisbon to Malaga

    Star Clippers Ship - Star Flyer Star Flyer

    Discover the exotic Moroccan city of Tangier, the famous Rock of Gibraltar and the pristine beaches of the Algarve on this voyage under full sail on tall ship Star Flyer 2018 - May
    Save 20% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount!

    Spain and Morocco Cruise Only
    From £946pp
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  • Balearics and Spain

    7 Nights - Malaga to Barcelona

    Star Clippers Ship - Star Flyer Star Flyer

    Enjoy a relaxed sailing cruise from Malaga to Barcelona on board tall ship Star Flyer and discover the sun-kissed Balearic Islands and the historic cities of Cartagena, Valencia and Tarragona 2018 - May
    Save 20% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount!

    Balearics and Spain Cruise Only
    From £1114pp
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  • Balearics and Monaco Grand Prix Trials

    7 Nights - Barcelona to Cannes

    Star Clippers Ship - Star Flyer Star Flyer

    This unique sailing voyage from Barcelona to Cannes explores the tranquil islands of Mallorca and Menorca and visits Monaco during the Formula 1 Grand Prix trials 2018 - May
    Save 20% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount!

    Balearics and Monaco Grand Prix Trials Cruise Only
    From £1114pp
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  • Balearic Islands and Corsica

    7 Nights - Malaga to Cannes

    Star Clippers Ship - Royal Clipper Royal Clipper

    Explore the beautiful Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca, and the historic towns of Bonifacio and Calvi in Corsica on this superb voyage under full sail on magnificent tall ship Royal Clipper 2018 - Apr
    Save 20% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount!

    Balearic Islands and Corsica Cruise Only
    From £1238pp
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  • Corsica to the French Riviera

    7 Nights - Cannes and back

    Star Clippers Ship - Royal Clipper Choice of Ships

    Voyage under full sail and explore beautiful Portofino, historic Calvi and the glamorous resorts along the French Riviera 2018 - Jun, Sep, Oct
    Save 10% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount!

    Corsica to the French Riviera Cruise Only
    From £1259pp
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  • Jewels of Italy and Corsica

    7 Nights - Cannes and back

    Star Clippers Ship - Royal Clipper Choice of Ships

    Discover the gems of Corsica, Italy and Monaco on this superb 7-night sailing cruise from glamorous Cannes on board Royal Clipper or Star Flyer 2018 - Jun
    Flight inclusive package from just £1599pp!

    Jewels of Italy and Corsica Cruise Only
    From £1259pp
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  • Croatia and Montenegro

    7 Nights - Venice and back

    Star Clippers Ship - Star Flyer Star Flyer

    This relaxing 7-night cruise on Star Flyer from the enchanting city of Venice explores the highlights of the sparkling Adriatic coastline, from the historic city of Dubrovnik to UNESCO-listed Kotor and medieval Piran 2018 - Sep
    Save 10% on 2018 PLUS exclusive £50pp discount on all dates!

    Venice, Croatia and Montenegro Sailing Cruise Cruise Only
    From £1259pp
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  • Spain and Morocco to the Canary Islands

    8 Nights - Malaga to Las Palmas

    Star Clippers Ship - Star Flyer Star Flyer

    Voyage under full sail on Star Flyer and discover historic Cadiz, the exotic Moroccan cities of Tangier and Safi and the sun-drenched Canary Islands 2018 - Nov
    Save 20% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount!

    Spain and Morocco to the Canary Islands Cruise Only
    From £1282pp
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  • Monaco Grand Prix

    7 Nights - Cannes and back

    Star Clippers Ship - Star Flyer Star Flyer

    Experience the thrill of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix on this unique sailing voyage from Cannes to Monaco, Corsica and Italy on superb tall ship Star Flyer 2018 - May
    Flight inclusive package with K Stand Grand Prix tickets from £2599pp!

    Monaco Grand Prix Cruise Only
    From £1327pp
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  • Corsica to Sardinia and Monaco

    7 Nights - Civitavecchia to Cannes

    Star Clippers Ship - Royal Clipper Royal Clipper

    This superb tall ship cruise on Royal Clipper takes in the natural beauty and rich history of Corsica and Sardinia, visiting medieval Bonfiacio and picturesque Calvi 2018 - Aug, Sep
    Save 10% on 2018 PLUS exclusive £50pp discount on all dates!

    Corsica to Sardinia and Monaco Cruise Only
    From £1399pp
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  • Sicily and the Amalfi Coast

    7 Nights - Rome and back

    Star Clippers Ship - Royal Clipper Royal Clipper

    Join magnificent Royal Clipper sailing along the Amalfi coast to charming towns, the volcanic Aeolian Islands and historic Messina in Sicily 2018 - Jun, Jul, Sep
    Flight inclusive package with 2-night Positano hotel stay from £1899!

    Sicily and the Amalfi Coast Cruise Only
    From £1399pp
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  • Corsica and Italian Highlights

    7 Nights - Cannes to Civitavecchia

    Star Clippers Ship - Royal Clipper Royal Clipper

    Discover the breathtaking scenery and fascinating history of Corsica, Elba and Sardinia on this tall ship cruise on board Royal Clipper 2018 - May
    Save 10% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount!

    Corsica and Italian Highlights Cruise Only
    From £1399pp
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  • Corsica and the French Riviera

    7 Nights - Cannes and back

    Star Clippers Ship - Royal Clipper Choice of Ships

    Explore the beautiful fishing village of Portofino, the historic port of Calvi and glamorous St Tropez on this relaxing voyage under full sail to Corsica and the French Riviera on Royal Clipper 2018 - May
    Save 10% on 2018 PLUS exclusive £50pp discount on all dates!

    Corsica and the French Riviera Cruise Only
    From £1399pp
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  • Corsica and Italian Gems

    7 Nights - Cannes to Civitavecchia

    Star Clippers Ship - Royal Clipper Royal Clipper

    A unique tall ship cruise to the stunning beauty and fascinating history of Corsica, Elba and Sardinia aboard Royal Clipper 2018 - Aug
    Save 10% on 2018 PLUS exclusive £50pp discount on all dates!

    Corsica and Italian Gems Cruise Only
    From £1399pp
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  • Les Voiles de St Tropez

    7 Nights - Cannes and back

    Star Clippers Ship - Royal Clipper Royal Clipper

    Discover the highlights of Corsica, Sardinia and the French Riviera on this 7-night sailing cruise and visit St Tropez during the annual Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez international regatta 2018 - Sep
    Save 10% on 2018 PLUS exclusive £50pp discount on all dates!

    Les Voiles de St Tropez Cruise Only
    From £1399pp
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  • Corsica and Historic Monaco Grand Prix

    7 Nights - Cannes and back

    Star Clippers Ship - Royal Clipper Royal Clipper

    See the cars from the golden age of motor racing at the Historic Monaco Grand Prix and discover the gems of Corsica, Sardinia and Italy on this 7-night cruise on board tall ship Royal Clipper 2018 - May
    Flight inclusive package from £1699pp!

    Corsica and Historic Monaco Grand Prix Cruise Only
    From £1399pp
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  • Croatia to Montenegro and Slovenia

    7 Nights - Venice and back

    Star Clippers Ship - Royal Clipper Royal Clipper

    Explore the beautiful island of Cres and historic city of Dubrovnik in Croatia before heading to the fortified town of Kotor in Montenegro and picturesque Piran on the Slovenian coast on this unique voyage under full sail on tall ship Royal Clipper 2018 - Jun
    Save 10% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount!

    Croatia to Montenegro and Slovenia Cruise Only
    From £1399pp
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  • Malta and Spain

    9 Nights - Malta to Malaga

    Star Clippers Ship - Star Flyer Star Flyer

    Voyage under full sail on magnificent tall ship Star Clipper and explore the beautiful Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca, and the historic towns of Cartagena, Motril and Cagliari 2018 - Oct
    Save 20% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount!

    Malta and Spain Cruise Only
    From £1446pp
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  • Amalfi Coast to Sicily and Greece

    9 Nights - Civitavecchia to Athens

    Star Clippers Ship - Star Flyer Star Flyer

    Explore picturesque Palmarola and beautiful Sorrento on the stunning Amalfi Coast, discover historic Syracuse on Sicily and visit the picture-postcard Greek islands of Elafonisos and Hydra on this unique sailing cruise on Star Flyer 2018 - Jul
    Save 10% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount!

    Amalfi Coast to Sicily and Greece Cruise Only
    From £1629pp
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  • Rome to Venice

    10 Nights - Rome to Venice

    Star Clippers Ship - Royal Clipper Royal Clipper

    Join superb tall ship Royal Clipper sailing from Rome to Venice taking in the exquisite beauty and capitvating history of Italy and Croatia 2018 - Jul, Aug
    Save 10% on 2018 PLUS exclusive £50pp discount on all dates!

    Rome to Venice Sailing Cruise on Royal Clipper Cruise Only
    From £2020pp
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  • Spain to Morocco and Portugal

    12 Nights - Cannes to Lisbon

    Star Clippers Ship - Royal Clipper Royal Clipper

    A 12-night cruise on board tall ship Royal Clipper exploring Corsica, the beautiful Balearic Islands and the exotic cities of Tangiers, Cadiz and Lisbon 2018 - Oct
    Save 20% on 2018 PLUS exclusive £50pp discount on all dates!

    Spain to Morocco and Portugal Cruise Only
    From £2158pp
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  • Italy to Montenegro and Croatia

    14 Nights - Civitavecchia to Venice

    Star Clippers Ship - Royal Clipper Royal Clipper

    Sail along the stunning Amalfi and Croatian coasts on board tall ship Royal Clipper to discover the scenic beauty and intriguing history of Sicily, Corfu, Montenegro and Slovenia 2018 - Jun
    Save 10% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount!

    Italy to Montenegro and Croatia Cruise Only
    From £2848pp
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  • Morocco and Canary Islands

    7 Nights - Malaga to Las Palmas

    Star Clippers Ship - Star Flyer Star Flyer

    Discover the diverse Moroccan cities of Tangier and Casablanca and pristine beaches of Arrecife, Lanzarote’s lively capital, on this brand new voyage under full sail on tall ship Star Flyer

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Western Med Highlights

Barcelona

Cruise ships arrive in Barcelona at one of the berths beyond the famous thoroughfare, Las Ramblas. The port provides the low-cost Blue Bus shuttle transfer into the city, where there are world-class museums dedicated to football, history, Picasso, Miro and Gaudi. The skyline of Barcelona is dominated by Gaudi's architecture - the magnificent Sagrada Familia Cathedral, the apartment block of Casa Mila, and at ground level, Parc Guell.

Barcelona (Spain)

Malaga

Malaga cruise port is situated at the end of the town's promenade. Sitting on a sweeping Andalucian bay, Malaga has long been popular as a beach resort, and has plenty of attractions for visitors. Walk its wide palm-shaded boulevards, narrow streets and squares and discover the Museo Picasso which honours one of Malaga's most famous sons, Alcazaba Fortress and a nearby Roman amphitheatre, and an impressive cathedral.

Malaga (Spain)

Monte Carlo

The cruise ship terminal in Monte Carlo is within walking distance of the town, a glitzy and sophisticated destination well-known for its Grand Prix and the Grand Casino, and for the sleek yachts in its harbour. There are numerous boutiques, the imposing St Nicholas Cathedral, and the hill-top Royal Palace.

Monte Carlo (Monaco)

Palma

Palma is Mallorca's elegant city. The port is overlooked by the impressive cathedral, behind which is the old town, its boutiques and squares. Shops can be found around the attractive Placa Major and the Passeig des Born, and the ornate Olivar Market is worth a visit for its flower and fruit displays. There are several places of interest ' the Arab Baths, the fortified palace of La Almudaina, the mural by Joan Miro in Parc del Mar and circular Bellver Castle, perched above the city on a hill.

Palma (Mallorca)

Rome

Civitavecchia is the port for Rome. There is an efficient direct rail link from the port to Rome which takes around 80 minutes. Once in the Italian capital, there is much to see and do; the chief sights are Vatican City, the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain, the Sistine Chapel and its magnificent ceiling, and the Spanish Steps. Designer shops can be found on the Via dei Condotti and Via del Corso, and there are good restaurants throughout the city.

Rome (Civitavecchia, Italy)

Venice (Italy)

The glorious buildings along the Grand Canal are a breathtaking sight - the ornate fa'ades of 15th century Palazzo Dario and Ca' d'Oro, the Rialto and St Mark's Square and Basilica. Venice is renowned for its Murano glass and for its exclusive shops. Upmarket boutiques run from Piazza San Marco to the Accademia Bridge and more unusual wares are available in Frezzeria.

Venice

Blue Water Reviews

Sailing the Cote d'Azur from Monaco on board the Royal Clipper

Thurs 16th May 2013

I arrived in Monaco, home to more expensive yachts than you can imagine, on board the one ship that can make the owners of these floating gin-palaces stop and stare – the superb five-masted tall ship Royal Clipper!

Royal Clipper in MonacoYachts in Monaco

Multi-million pound luxury yachts pale into insignificance beside the dramatic spectacle of Royal Clipper under full sail – all 42 sails billowing majestically in the breeze. My home for just 2 nights, this beautiful ship makes a lasting impression, and to my mind it’s the best way to enjoy the glamour of France’s Cote d’Azur.

Grand Prix PreperationsGrand Casino in Monte Carlo

I was lucky enough to visit Monaco just 2 weeks before the Grand Prix and enjoyed seeing the preparations for this hair-raising race well under way, with grandstands and barriers fencing off hair-pin bends and long straights – you can almost hear the noise of the cars roaring past the magnificent buildings of Monte Carlo. In the port, crew are cleaning yachts in preparation for their owners’ trackside viewing, but the Royal Clipper still dominates the harbour in her unique splendour. We set sail from Monaco at midnight and looking at the lights glinting behind us, you can imagine the sophisticated nightlife of Monte Carlo pausing to take in the sight.

Arriving in St Tropez the following day, two unexpected treats awaited us. The first was the Star Clipper (Royal Clipper’s slightly smaller, but no less impressive, sister ship) alongside. What an unparalleled experience – two beautiful tall masted ships sailing together along the exquisite French Riviera.

Star Clipper sailing alongsideSt Tropez

The second surprise of the day was the picturesque port of St Tropez, playground of the rich and famous. I was expecting the bustling harbour, brimming with shiny yachts and surrounded by expensive bars, but I wasn’t anticipating the beautiful old town with its honey-coloured buildings, unique shops and real French atmosphere. From the old men playing boules in the park to the traditional bars lining tranquil, cobbled streets, this was the truly delightful side of St Tropez.

Disembarking Royal Clipper the next morning with a camera full of memories, I look forward to one day reliving this thrilling sailing experience in another of the Mediterranean’s most dazzling regions.

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