Posts Tagged ‘Tall Ships / Sailing Yacht’

Windstar Names Inman as Director of Risk Management

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Bringing with him experience from both the U.S. Coast Guard and the cruise industry, Inman will report directly to Windstar President John Delaney and work alongside fleet and technical operations officials. (

Windstar Unveils New ‘Unexpected’ Ad Campaign And Impressive 2018 Voyage Collection Brochure

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Star Pride at Rovinj, Croatia on August 20, 2014 (Photo © Elias Balazs at Cruises announces the launch of an intriguing new marketing campaign that introduces a brand evolution for the award-winning small ship cruise line, emphasizing the line’s specialty in creating vacation experiences that are 180 degrees from ordinary. (more…)

Incredible Arctic Odyssey aboard a classic three-masted schooner

Friday, September 29th, 2017

In July next year, the magnificent 56m, 33-berth Rembrandt van Rijn sets sail from Svalbard en route to Greenland over 18 days, with plenty of time to absorb the splendour of the Arctic at the best time of year. (

Swim, snorkel, sail: Join sleek 25-cabin sailing cruiser MS Galileo to explore the idyllic Cyclades islands

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Do you dream of taking a morning swim in crystal clear waters, exploring uninhabited Greek islands and sunbathing on the deck of a sleek 48-metre sailing cruiser? If so, Saga’s new seven-night Jewels of the Cyclades offers eight departures from April to September 2018. (more…)

Top News in Sailing Ship Cruises (Part two)

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The Royal Clipper in VeniceCenturies ago intrepid explorers plied the oceans “under sail” on tall ships propelled by the wind. Today’s cruisers can take a sailing vacation that’s romantic, nostalgic and just plain fun without “roughing it.” (

Windstar Delivers on ‘Star Promise’ Travel Agent Initiative

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises made a promise to the travel agent community in 2016 with a new program aptly named “Star Promise.” The agent-centric initiative was thoughtfully developed to set Windstar on the course to be the best travel agent partner in the industry for small ship cruising. (more…)

AIDA Cruises greets Hanse Sail 2017 with two AIDA ships

Friday, August 11th, 2017

For the fourth time in a row, AIDA Cruises has agreed to sponsor a ship for one of these major public attractions of one of Germany’s biggest maritime festivals. Thanks to the support of the cruise company based in Rostock, the venerable Russian vessel “Kruzenshtern” will be a guest at the 27th Hanse Sail from August 10–13, 2017. (more…)

Travel Agents Sound Off, Reveal Top Insights About Sailing Ship Cruises

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

The sailing yacht Le Ponant (Ponant Cruises)Sailing “under canvas” may conjur up thoughts of seagoing explorers like Christopher Columbus or such movies as “Pirates of the Caribbean” or “Master and Commander.” But increasingly, modern cruisers are heading out on upscale sailing ships that deliver intimate, fun, and decidedly different cruise experiences. (

Star Clippers offer a taste of Morocco

Friday, July 28th, 2017

The Royal Clipper in VeniceStar Clippers will be offering a taste of Morocco on its Portugal to Spain itineraries in 2018. The Royal Clipper will carry 227 travellers on 23 April 2018 from Lisbon to Malaga, experiencing the quintessential Western Mediterranean. (

Reasons to Book the Blue Cruise in Turkey This Summer

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Alaturka Yachting and Cruises is the specialist in cabin cruises and private charters covering the routes from Fethiye to Olympos and return, Marmaris, Bodrum, Antalya and the nearby Greek IslandsIf you’re feeling unsure about booking a blue cruise on Turkey’s most photographed coastline, here are some top reasons to spend some time on a Turkish gulet. (more…)

Windstar Cruises Launches Star Collector Voyages

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Star Pride at Rovinj, Croatia on August 20, 2014 (Photo © Elias Balazs at ship cruise line Windstar Cruises has launched a fresh series of back-to-back cruises, where longer and more in-depth voyages from 14 to 34 days feature few repeated ports in the new Star Collector Voyages. (

Windstar Adds Back-to-Back Voyages for Longer 14- to 34-Day Cruises

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Windstar Cruises, a small-ship luxury cruise line, has launched a fresh series of back-to-back Star Collector cruises. These longer, in-depth voyages of 14 to 34 days have few repeated ports and complimentary daily laundry service. (

Ahoy Buccaneers Kimberley cruise fares frozen for 2019

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Growing interest in the rugged Kimberley region has seen a big increase in the number of extended cruises offered by Ahoy Buccaneers which has also frozen fares on more than two thirds of its sailings on its newly released 2019 program. (

Flying Clipper to Launch at Brodosplit

Friday, June 9th, 2017

The Flying Clipper is set to hit the water in her launch ceremony this weekend at Brodosplit Shipyard in Croatia. The ship will be the fourth sailing vessel for Star Clippers when she launches into service in 2018. (

Star Clippers’ 2018, 2019 Itineraries Add New Mediterranean Ports

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Star Clipper - Star FlyerStar Clippers has announced its 2018-2019 itineraries along with an array of savings opportunities for travelers. (

Wind Spirit Completes $3 Million Drydock

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

The Wind Spirit is back in service following a $3 million 12-day drydock in Auckland. The job included 48,960 hours of labor, according to Windstar, involving 120 contractors. (

Windstar Cruises Adds 20 New Itineraries in Europe

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Windstar at Ibiza, Baleares - SpainSmall ship cruise line Windstar Cruises continues to make big changes to its deployment, announcing eight new itineraries in Northern Europe and 12 new Mediterranean itineraries, bringing Windstar’s total unique itineraries in Europe for 2018 to an impressive 40. (more…)

Abercrombie & Kent curates new ways to explore rapidly changing Cuba

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The sailing yacht Le Ponant (Ponant Cruises)Bringing unparalleled expertise in experiential travel to Cuba and small ship cruising, Abercrombie & Kent announces 2018 dates for Cuba by Land & Sea: A People-to-People Cruise, the most immersive way to experience this island nation. (more…)

Star Clippers Announces Complimentary Enrichment at Sea Programs

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The Royal Clipper in VeniceStar Clippers has announced a lineup of expert speakers and instructors who will be onboard all three ships for the second half of 2017. The complimentary enrichment and fitness programs are available to all guests. (

Windstar Announces James Beard-Branded Culinary Cruises

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

As part of their partnership, Windstar Cruises and the James Beard Foundation will offer eight sailings this year featuring award-winning chefs from around the country. (

Windstar Names Drain as Senior Manager Purchasing for Marine Ops

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Windstar Cruises confirmed the hiring of Natalie Drain as Senior Manager Purchasing for Marine Fleet Operations beginning March 31 through a prepared statement. (

Star Clippers announce new yoga cruises for 2017

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Yoga is back on board in 2017 on Star Clippers cruises to exotic destinations including the Western Mediterranean, Grenadine Islands, Winward Islands, Thailand and Indonesia. (

Chef Graeme Cockburn Appointed Corporate Executive Chef at Windstar

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Windstar Cruises announced the appointment of Graeme Cockburn as Corporate Executive Chef overseeing menu and recipe development; culinary talent retention, recruitment and training; culinary partnerships, standards and procedures, and innovations. (

G Adventures launches Montenegro and Indonesia, two brand new itineraries for 2017

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

G Adventures has announced a ‘first-of-its-kind’ sailing trip around the Montenegrin coastline, as well as a brand new sailing trip in Indonesia; starting on the well-known holiday island of Bali, then sailing through the more serene and secluded Gili Islands. (more…)

Escape from Everyday Distractions by Sailing Away with Alaturka

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Alaturka Yachting and Cruises is the specialist in cabin cruises and private charters covering the routes from Fethiye to Olympos and return, Marmaris, Bodrum, Antalya and the nearby Greek IslandsA change of environment is often the answer to the build-up of problems of all kinds, personal or work related. A clear head certainly helps when you have decisions to make and that means being able to get rid of any distractions while you are thinking. (more…)

Windstar President John Delaney Reveals Future Plans During President’s Cruise

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Windstar Cruises President John Delaney, hosting his first-ever President’s Cruise on the Star Pride in Central America, said enhanced itineraries, expansion and Cuba are all on his agenda. (

Windstar Hires Steinbrunner as Corporate Hotel Manager

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

In his new position, Steinbrunner is responsible for overseeing all aspects of shipboard product delivery on Windstar’s six vessels, including standards, procedures, enhancements, efficiencies and innovations as well as the leadership, training, coaching and collective performance of the hotel management team. (

Windstar Cruises Named Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Windstar Cruises and the venerable James Beard Foundation are building an unprecedented travel-culinary partnership in 2017. The just-announced, exclusive partnership will result in scrumptious bites at sea for cruise guests and raise awareness of the epicurean delights to be discovered in ports around the world where the leading small ship line sails. (more…)

See magnificent schooners gather in Tall Ships Race on Saga Sapphire’s Baltic cruise this summer

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Every summer more than 100 schooners gather in Europe for the Tall Ships Race and this year Saga Sapphire’s guests can enjoy two days in Turku, Finland, where the elegant ships will be moored before they race on to Lithuania. (more…)

Flying Clipper Delivery Pushed Back to 2018

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Star Clippers' new ship Flying Clipper (Illustration courtesy of Brodosplit Shipyard)The Flying Clipper will be delivered in the first quarter of 2018, as the delivery of the newest Star Clippers’ ship has been pushed back from August 2017. (

Catch peak wildflower season on a small-ship cruise of Canada’s west coast

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Modern Canada turns 150 this year, and Maple Leaf Adventures is teaming up with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society to offer a small-ship cruise that explores British Columbia’s west coast and Pacific history. (

Star Clippers Unveils Diving Possibilities on Far East and Indonesia Voyages

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Star Clipper - Star FlyerTravelers will have the chance to dive at popular designation locations with an independent certified instructor aboard Star Clippers’ Far East and Indonesia voyages. (