Tagged: Tall Ships / Sailing Yacht

See a dragon up close with Star Clippers



Star Clipper - Star FlyerThe dragons of Komodo might not have wings but they are a magnificent sight to see in person. Reaching up to 10-feet in length, the Komodo Dragon is considered the largest lizard in the world. Star Clippers “Indonesia Treasure Chest Packages” offers the perfect opportunity to see these prehistoric like dragons in their natural habitat. (etbtravelnews.global)

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Windstar Cruises to Send Two Ships to Australia and NZ




Windstar Cruises (logo)Windstar Cruises plans to send two of its ships to Australia next year, according to Steve Simao, the line’s vice president of sales. As a once-off special cruise departing February 2020, the four-masted, 148-passenger Wind Spirit will visit the region on its way from Tahiti to Singapore for dry dock upgrades, calling at ports in Indonesia, the South Pacific and northern Australia. (cruisecritic.com)

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Variety Cruises pledges to eliminate single-use plastic




The two-masted sail cruiser Panorama IIGreece-based operator Variety Cruises is to eliminate all single-use plastic across its fleet by the end of 2019 as part of its environmental and sustainability initiatives. Items including straws, stirrers, cups, lids, bottled water and products wrapped in plastic have already been removed from Panorama II, which currently operates in Indonesia. (cruiseandferry.net)

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Windstar Launches New All-Inclusive Package




Star Pride at Rovinj, Croatia on August 20, 2014 (Photo © Elias Balazs at www.shipparade.com)Guests who purchase Windstar’s new “All-In Package” receive unlimited Wi-Fi access, unlimited laundry service, hotel and beverage gratuities, and the top shelf Captain’s Exclusive Beverage Package featuring all wines by the glass, all beer selections, all mini-bar beverages, and a broad assortment of cocktails, all for $89 per person, per day. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Variety Cruises Looks to Oman, Tahiti and More Ships



When Yiannis Vontas, executive vice president – partner, Variety Cruises, talks about his small-ship line, he likens it to the boutique hotel side of the hospitality industry. “It’s a big thing today in the hotel market and I think the same is happening as far as the cruise market is concerned.” (travelagentcentral.com)

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Star Clippers Adds New Port Calls on Three Continents




Star FlyerNew port calls for Star Clippers in Europe for summer 2020 include Stintino in Sardinia, Propriano in Corsica, Vis, Krk and Zadar in Croatia, while in Southeast Asia Star Clippers has created new itineraries to include Cambodia for the first time, while varying many of the other calls in the Thai, Malay and Indonesian archipelagos. (travelagentcentral.com)

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Cruise ships return to Barbuda with Windstar call



The Wind SurfBarbuda next week will welcome its first cruise line since it was slammed last fall by Hurricane Irma: Windstar Cruises. The Wind Surf, the largest ship in the fleet, with capacity for 310 guests, will make nine biweekly calls to Barbuda in the 2018-2019 season starting with a Dec. 8 call. (travelweekly.com)

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