Posts Tagged ‘Tall Ships / Sailing Yacht’

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. (

Peter Tobler to Windstar as Director of Marine Hotel Ops

Monday, January 16th, 2017

In his new position, Tobler is responsible for overall leadership and guiding principles overseeing hotel management for the six ship fleet including food and beverage operations, revenue, product development, service standards, and employee training and development. (

Ahoy Buccaneers: Wettest December on record to create thundering waterfalls

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

The wettest December on record in the Kimberley will power the most spectacular waterfalls ever during Ahoy Buccaneers’ three special wet season expedition cruises in March, 2017. (

Kimberley cruise special offered by Ahoy Buccaneers

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Ahoy Buccaneers, which offers unique Kimberly motor yacht expeditions one quarter of the cost of more luxurious cruises in the region, is offering two free nights’ accommodation in a Broome resort before or after three Kimberley coast cruises next March. (

Sea Cloud II – Experience the cultural cities and culinary treasures of the Baltic

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Sea Cloud IISea Cloud Cruises, the Hamburg-based operator of small exceptional sailing cruises, is offering its guests ‘summer feasting’ from Stockholm to Hamburg in August 2017. (

Tall Ship Amsterdam docks at Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

The 76-metre, fully-rigged sailing clipper Stad Amsterdam On 17 October, the 76-metre, fully-rigged sailing clipper Stad Amsterdam entered the floating dry dock at Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf in Amsterdam for over three weeks of inspections, maintenance and refurbishment. (more…)

Windstar Creates New Management Team Roles

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Windstar Cruises announced today it has set a growth course by having appointed a vice president of human resources, a new position for the small-ship operator. In addition, the line recently hired three individuals with maritime and travel industry expertise into newly created positions to build out its Technical Operations and Deployment Departments. (

AIDA students set sail on the training ship “Großherzogin Elisabeth”

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

On August 19, 2016, twenty-eight AIDA Cruises students set sail for the first time from Rostock aboard the sail training vessel “Großherzogin Elisabeth.” (more…)

Windstar Cruises Adds Two New European Cruises for 2017

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Windstar at Ibiza, Baleares - SpainWindstar Cruises is preparing for its 2017 Europe sailing season, with 22 unique itineraries being offered between May and November on 120-plus cruises. (

Star Clippers Releases New Sailing Collection Brochure

Friday, August 5th, 2016

The Royal Clipper in VeniceStar Clippers has released its new Sailing Collection brochure with itineraries from October 2016 through April 2018, including Star Clippers’ first sailing in Indonesia (available in seven- to 11-night itineraries). (

Special Interest Sailing Around Bali on the Rise

Monday, July 25th, 2016

According to Indonesian Island Sail, special interest sailing trips around Bali has not only begun to trend, but will continue to rise steadily in popularity as more and more travellers venture beyond Bali in search of untouched islands and authentic Indonesian experiences. (

John Delaney Named President for Windstar

Friday, July 8th, 2016

John Delaney has been named president for Seattle-based Windstar Cruises. Delaney, formerly SVP of Global Marketing and Sales for Seabourn Cruise Line also has significant tenure with The Walt Disney Company and Holland America Line. (

Variety Cruises to Launch New Glories of Spain & Portugal Cruise in May 2017

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Variety Cruises will launch Glories of Spain & Portugal, an eight day cruise aboard the 25-cabin Panorama II, in May 2017. Sailing on Saturdays between May 13 and October 21, 2017, the cruise takes passengers between Malaga, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal (or reverse), with excursions in Grenada, Ronda, Gibraltar, Seville and Jerez de la Frontera. (more…)

Star Clippers Names Lindsley Elwood to Development Role

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Star Clippers' new ship Flying Clipper (Illustration courtesy of Brodosplit Shipyard)Star Clippers announced the appointment of Beth Lindsley Elwood to Business Development Executive, Western USA. In her new position, based out of California, Elwood will be responsible for developing, maintaining, servicing and growing sales for Star Clippers. (