A luxury cruise holiday is a wonderful and unique way to travel, and one experience that is not to be missed is the seven-night adventure from Barcelona to Cannes onboard a spectacular purpose-built, four-masted tall clipper ship named The Star Flyer. This mightily impressive vessel was built for a luxury cruise holiday and is one of just four authentic square riggers in the entire world.
Life Onboard the Star Flyer
Designed by a Swedish entrepreneur, The Star Flyer is the world’s loftiest tall ship and a mightily impressive sight to behold. With gorgeous brass accents, soaring masts and stunning teak decks, there is an air of elegance and sophistication that is perfect for a luxury cruise holiday.
It is capable of taking 170 guests, so there are plenty of opportunities for socialising and making new friends during the trip, but it can also be a peaceful and intimate experience with areas for private relaxation. This makes a cruise onboard The Star Flyer a terrific trip with that special somebody, but it can also be enjoyable with friends, family or for solo travellers.
One of the major highlights is the daily unfurling of the sails, which involves releasing a staggering 36,000 square feet of canvas to the ocean’s strong winds. In addition to this, typical life onboard The Star Flyer involves enjoying the luxury facilities, fine dining experiences and relaxing with lovely views out to sea. This all creates a friendly and relaxed atmosphere that isn’t overly formal.
Excursions around the Alluring Balearics and French Riviera
Here are a few excursions that you can expect to enjoy on this unforgettable cruise around the Balearics and down to the glitzy French Riviera after departing from the magnificent and beautiful city of Barcelona.
Palma: The capital city of Mallorca has plenty of rich culture and history to uncover, most notably the astonishing Gothic cathedral that overlooks the bay.
Mahon: Menorca’s lively capital is a haven for shopping and dining experiences and boasts a beautiful climate.
Cassis: This authentic French fishing port is an idyllic spot with peaceful beaches, pastel-coloured houses and beautiful vineyards.
Monaco: This city-state is a playground for the rich and famous, featring impressive yachts, enormous Casinos and plenty of upmarket shopping and dining opportunities. It’s also home to the world famous Monaco Grand Prix.
St. Tropez: This classy French town has spectacular beaches, unmarked shopping, world-famous cuisine and much more.
Cannes: A perfect place to finish a luxury cruise holidayis this popular celebrity destination, in which the spectacular Promenade de la Croisette is only one of many highlights.
This incredible experience is a superb way to see one of the most glamorous parts of the world and indulge in the finer things in life. Whether you are relaxing on the deck or exploring elegant port towns, your luxury cruise holiday will certainly be a memorable getaway.
John Dixon is an experienced world traveller and the Managing Director of Prestige Holidays. For over 30 years, he has been providing luxury cruise holidays, as well as holidays to Croatia, Sicily and many other destinations around the globe. John tries to visit each of the destinations regularly in order to ensure the quality of his properties, and stay up-to-date about the latest local news and events. He has a taste for the finer things in life and has an interest in arts, history and culture.