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Athens/Valletta
7-night Sicily & Greece Cruise
October 15, 2019
Star Clippers: Star Flyer
Athens/Valletta
Vacation Offer ID 1308353
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Exclusive Offer
  • $150 per Couple Shipboard Credit
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Cruise Inclusions

  • 7-night cruise
  • All meals on board the ship
  • Complimentary water sports including snorkeling, sunfish sailing, water skiing and windsurfing

Available Add-Ons

Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional roundtrip airfare and transfers.
7-night Sicily & Greece Cruise
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Athens (Piraeus)

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Athens at a Glance - 3 hours

Guests will be met by our English speaking guide to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, transfer will be provided back to the ship.

Take a short drive to Athens, the cradle of European civilization. For twenty-five centuries, the panorama of this city is dominated by the rock of the Acropolis. Leave your vehicle at the foot of the rock and follow your guide uphill to visit the Acropolis and see the principal buildings: the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon Temple.

During your visit, you will also have some free time to enjoy the magnificent view and take some photos. Continue on with a panoramic tour of the city where you will view the Olympieion (the Temple of Olympian Zeus) from the 6th Century BC, one of the largest Corinthian style temples in Greek history and Hadrian's Arch (2nd Century AD) which divided the Greek city from Hadrian's new Roman city. Arriving at Syntagma Square, see the Royal Palace, built for Otto I of Bavaria and the present-day Parliament.

In front of the Palace stands the Monument of the Unknown Soldier where two soldiers (Evzoni) stand guard continuously. Finally visit the Stadium, which stands on the site of the Ancient Stadium, laid out under Lycurgus in the 4th Century BC and rebuilt in 1896 on its original plan for the modern Olympic Games.

Notes:

  • Sun protection indispensable
  • Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps
  • Bottle of water recommended

Duration: Approx. 3 hours
Athens - Enlightening Classical Athens Tour w/ lunch - 6 hours

Guests will be met by our English speaking guide to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, transfer will be provided back to the ship.

We begin our exciting tour with a visit to the glamorous Acropolis, where we admire one of the world's masterpieces, the eternal Parthenon. The marble monuments and temples built in the classical times remind us that the Acropolis is more than the living history of Greece: it is the western world's prototype of aesthetics.

Continue with the highlights of historical and modern Athens. Enjoy the most famous historical spots in Athens including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, guarded by the colourful Evzones, the ex-Royal Palace and the Panathenaikon Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held, and admire the unique perspective of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian's' Arch. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant in Plaka (old part of Athens).

In the afternoon (or even before lunch), continue with a visit to one of the following of your choice:

  • The National Archaeological Museum: This is the most important archaeological museum in Greece and one of the richest in the world concerning ancient Greek art. The Ancient Agora: At the foot of the Acropolis is the archaeological site of the ancient Agora. The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens; the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity; the religious and cultural centre and the seat of justice.
  • The Cycladic Arts Museum: A private museum founded ten years ago in order to present the art that was created in the Cycladic islands in the central Aegean Sea during the 3rd and 2nd millenniums BC. The sculptures on display are extremely interesting, sophisticated and modern for their time.
  • The Benaki Museum: Visit the outstanding Benaki Museum, housed in an elegant neoclassical mansion and travel through the millennia of Greek History starting from the depths of prehistory to the 20th century.

Notes:

  • Benaki Museum and Cycladic Museum will remain closed on Tuesdays
  • Sun protection is recommended
  • Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps is recommended
  • Bottle of water - recommended

Duration: Approx. 6 hours

Athens - Enchanting Cape Sounion at Sunset with dinner - 6 hours

Guests will be met by our English speaking guide to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, transfer will be provided back to the ship.

Scenic drive (70km/43miles) along the coastal road known as "the Riviera of Attica" to Cape Sounion. Enjoy the splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. Here stands the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, built near the edge of the cliff, one of the most beautiful monuments of the classical times to have survived to the present day. According to Mythology, Poseidon had his palace in the depths of the sea and his temple on a windswept rock rising above the Aegean Sea.

Enjoy the most enchanting at sunset before your transfer to the Ithaki Restaurant located on the waterfront of Vouliagmeni.

Enjoy a lovely dinner at the waterfront restaurant, Ithaki overlooking Vouliagmeni Bay and the sparkling Saronic Gulf, Ithaki is probably the best outdoor sea viewpoint of Attica. A typical Greek fishing boat at the entrance, full of crushed ice, fresh fish and lobsters of all sizes give you a hint that you are not here for steaks, although they are available. The elegant, exclusive seaside restaurant is built amphitheatrically on varying levels in a way to secure privacy and a magnificent view of the bay. The Ithaki cuisine is based mainly on traditional Greek recipes and gives priority to seafood delicacies and fresh fish. Soft piano music and songs are entertaining the guests during the whole evening. Greek hospitality and excellent service are priority at the Ithaki, ensuring clients' satisfaction!

Notes:

  • Sun protection is recommended 
  • Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps is recommended
  • Bottle of water - recommended

Duration: Approx. 6 1/2 hours

Athens - The Athenian Riviera & the Temple of Poseidon - 4 hours

Guests will be met by our English speaking guide to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, transfer will be provided back to the ship.

Scenic drive (70km/43miles) along the coastal road known as "the Riviera of Attica", which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, to Cape Sounion the southern-most point of the entire peninsula of Aemos (Balkans). Here stand the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, built near the edge of the cliff, one of the most beautiful monuments of the classical times to have survived to the present day. According to Mythology, Poseidon had his palace in the depths of the sea and his temple on a windswept rock rising above the Aegean Sea.

This tour is most enchanting at sunset!

Notes:

  • Sun protection is recommended
  • Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps is recommended
  • Bottle of water - recommended

Duration: Approx. 4 hours

Delphi – History & the Oracle w/lunch - Full Day Tour

In the morning, you will be met by your English-speaking guide upon disembarkation from the cruise ship to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, you will be transferred back to the ship.

Enjoy a scenic drive to Delphi via the National Highway passing through the spectacular sites of Boetia, Thebes and Levadia.

Delphi is by common consent the most spectacularly beautiful ancient site in Greece and the one, which, even to the uninitiated, most vividly evokes the Classical Past.  In antiquity Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world (omphalos of the earth) and to this, and its oracle, the place owed its prestige, which extended far beyond the Greek world.  

Our visit to Delphi is divided into three parts: the Sanctuary of Apollo with the Stadion; the Castalian spring and the Sanctuary of Athena at Marmaria (from above as it is a steep ragged climb to access it); and the Museum.

Enjoy lunch at a traditional local restaurant.  En route to Athens, there will be a short stop at the picturesque mountain village of Arachova. The village is famous for its attractive hand-woven carpets and rugs as well as for its wine and cheese.

In the early evening return to Athens.


Notes:
•    Sun protection indispensable
•    Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps
•    Bottle of water recommended

Athens - Ancient Corinth Tour - 4.5 hours

In the morning, you will be met by your English-speaking guide upon disembarkation from the cruise ship to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, you will be transferred back to the ship.

Departure for the excursion to Corinth and Cenchreae, from the where St. Paul left for Ephesus.  Stop to view the Corinth Canal connecting the Aegean with the Ionian Sea.  Ancient Corinth is sited inland at the foot of Mount Acrocorinth.  The City’s ‘Long Wall’ began from the summit of the mountain, encompassed the city and ended at the port of Lechaio, which was the artificial harbor built on the shore of the Gulf of Corinth.

In the area of the city itself, the ruins are those of its Agora (Forum) as it was in the days of the Romans in the 1st century AD. On the northern side of the agora, seven of the thirty-eight columns of the Ancient Temple of Apollo (6th century BC) still stand. To the northeast of the Agora are the remains of the Theater and the Roman Odeon. Among the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Bema can be seen single structure from where St. Paul preached to the Corinthians.  Corinth was the city where St. Paul created one of the biggest Christian communities in Europe.  A visit to the Museum is also included as well as a stop at the small port of Lechaio, where Paul disembarked.

Duration: Approximately 4½ hours

Notes:
•    Sun protection is recommended
•    Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps is recommended
•    Bottle of water - recommended

Athens - Jewish History Tour - Half Day Tour

Guests will be met by our English speaking guide to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, transfer will be provided back to the ship.

Take a short drive to the city of Athens, the cradle of the European civilization. For twenty-five centuries, the panorama of this city is dominated by the rock of the Acropolis. Leave your vehicle at the foot of the rock and follow your guide uphill to visit the Acropolis and see the principal buildings: the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon Temple. During your visit, you will also have some free time to enjoy the magnificent view and take some photos.

Continue on with a panoramic tour of the city where you will view the Olympieion (the Temple of Olympian Zeus) from the 6th Century BC, one of the largest Corinthian style temples in Greek history and Hadrian’s Arch (2nd Century AD) which divided the Greek city from Hadrian’s new Roman city. Arriving at Syntagma Square, see the Royal Palace, built for Otto I of Bavaria and the present-day Parliament. In front of the Palace stands the Monument of the Unknown Soldier where two soldiers (Evzoni) stand guard continuously.  Finally visit the Stadium, which stands on the site of the Ancient Stadium, laid out under Lycurgus in the 4th Century BC and rebuilt in 1896 on its original plan for the modern Olympic Games.

We continue onward with a visit to the Jewish Museum of Athens. The Museum was founded in 1977 in order to collect, conserve, research and exhibit the material evidence of 2300 years of Jewish life in Greece. Its collection, which is continuously enriched, consists of seven and a half thousand original artifacts, photographs, documents and archives, and includes diverse material pertaining to the domestic and religious life, as well as the historical course of the Greek Jews.

The permanent exhibition illustrates subject areas such as the synagogue, the Jewish Holidays, traditional costumes, the Holocaust, the cycle of life and more.

It is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable walking shoes.                   

Opening hours of the Jewish Museum:                             Daily 09:30-14:30 
Sunday 10:00-14:00 
Saturday: closed

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours
Dominated by the remarkable Parthenon, which has stood for over 2,000 years, Athens is a city of major architectural and archaeological treasures. At Piraeus Port you will receive a warm welcome from your guide and driver who provides a captivating insight into the city’s history and culture during your full day tour.

For most, the highlight of a visit to Athens is the world famous Acropolis and the Parthenon. Dedicated to the Goddess Athena, it is one of the most important ancient monuments in the Western world. This afternoon, delight in the mesmerising display of eclectic Greek and Oriental art at the Benaki Museum. Complete your day with a drive past the Panethenaic Stadium, the pure marble masterpiece that served as the original site for the modern Olympics. At the end of the tour you are privately transferred back to your cruise ship.

Highlights:
  • Ascend the Acropolis to the Parthenon, one of the most important ancient monuments in the Western world
  • Tour the Benaki Museum
Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
    All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours
Meet your guide as you disembark your cruise ship in Piraeus and venture along the scenic coast to Cape Sounion where you visit the ancient ruined Temple of Poseidon. This temple is believed to date from the 5th century BC and was built to honour Poseidon, who ranked second only to Athena herself in terms of power. The Temple enjoys an impressive position, high on the cliffs, and has, over the centuries, been marked by many travellers’ carved signatures, including that of Lord Byron. After touring the site, you return to your cruise ship in Piraeus.

Highlights:
  • Venture along the coast to Cape Sounion to the ancient ruins of the Temple of Poseidon
Tour Duration: 5 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
•    Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
•    An expert A&K local guide (5 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
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Star Clippers: Star Flyer
Star Flyer, one of the stars of the sea, is as fleet as the wind and as graceful as swans. This is a true clipper ship, reflecting her proud heritage in every inch of her polished brass and gleaming brightwork. Step aboard this unique vessel and discover a new age of sail, where the traditions of the past are happily married to the comforts and amenities of the present day. Star Flyer is a modern cruise ship in every way, created for luxury-loving passengers who also love the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships. Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, mich like traveling on a private yacht. You'll never feel confined aboard Star Flyer, with her spacious accommodations and expansive teak decks with ample space and two swimming pools.

Images are representative of facilities onboard. Actual configurations and interiors may vary.

Life Onboard

Informal Elegance

Informal Elegance
Friends gather round the Piano Bar and join in singing a few favorites. In the Tropical Bar, the bartender shakes a pitcher full of some delicious cooling concoction. Is there anything more relaxing than this?

Clearly this is not a cruise ship in the ordinary sense. You will find that there are no rigid schedules aboard the Star Flyer. You are free to do as you wish with your days. Local performers are invited onboard to give passengers an authentic taste of the local music and arts.

Culinary Delights

Culinary Delights
Help yourself to a continental breakfast with flaky croissants, toasted English muffins or sweet Danish pastries. Or savor a full breakfast of fresh, tropical fruits and crisp bacon, smoked salmon, and omelettes cooked to order. When evening comes, the elegantly appointed dining room becomes the setting for the chef's finest culinary presentations, designed to please both the eye and the palate. All complemented by equally fine wines, and friendly and gracious service.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
1991
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
1991
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Malta
Tonnage (GRT)
2298
Guests (Lowers)
170
Total Guests
170
Passenger Decks
4
Number of Crew
72
Officers' Nationality
International
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
85
Suites
Balconies
Ocean/River View
81
Interior
4
Accessible
On Star Clippers, there are no rigid schedules. Guests are free to do as they wish with their days. Local performers are invited on board to give guests an authentic taste of the local music and arts. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow shipmates while a live band plays tropical tunes. The Captain and crew are superb improvisers of the kind of light-hearted fun found only on Star Clippers. The Captain’s daily briefing on deck is wonderfully informative, and a chance to hear some great story-telling as well. And there are other events and activities during the day and night that have evolved from Star Clippers’ sailing heritage. In fact, it’s the easygoing informality of Star Clippers that makes their cruises so special.
Tipping Policy
Gratuities on board the ship are additional for all guests and are at the sole discretion of each guest based on the level of services performed. Star Clippers suggests gratuities in the amount of €8 (8 Euros) per guest per day.
Shipboard Policies
  • Medical Emergencies
    A qualified physician or registered nurse is either on staff or is available from shore. In addition, the ship's officers are qualified in administering first aid. Should a passenger require hospital treatment, the ship is almost always near a medical facility on shore. Passengers requiring prescription medications are advised to bring them on board. Only over-the-counter medications are available at the Sloop Shop.
  • Smoking Policy
    A smoking tolerated section is situated in part of the piano bar lounge. The cabins, dining room and all other enclosed public areas are strictly non-smoking.
Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Library
  • Piano Bar
Stateroom Amenities
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • DVD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Private Safe
  • Television / Radio
Dining
  • Dining Style: Open Seating
    Guests are free to dine when and with whomever they wish – including officers, who join guests in the dining room most nights.
Other Facilities
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
    Star Clippers, Ltd.’s Sloop Shop offers a variety of shirts, bags and other miscellaneous items. Toiletries and convenience items are also available.
  • Laundry Service (nominal fee)
    Laundry services are available at an additional cost and may be arranged through your room steward.
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool(s)
  • Watersports
    All passengers have access to the watersports program which includes: snorkeling, SCUBA diving, sunfish sailing, waterskiing, and windsurfing. Please note: all watersports are complimentary except for SCUBA diving. A certification card is required for SCUBA diving.
There's nothing so easy and pleasurable as falling asleep to the gentle rhythms of the ship and sea. Unless it's awakening refreshed the next morning to a new-born day. Like a fine resort, all the amenities are here: double beds or twin beds that can be converted to queen, marble bathroom, private safe, television with in-cabin video, DVD player, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer and comfortable furnishings. The decor is tastefully traditional. You'll find the accouterments of a luxurious classic yacht, where everything is ingeniously designed for comfort, ease and efficiency. Burnished brass fittings and mahogany brightwork recall Star Clippers' nautical heritage. Soft natural fabrics reflect thecolors of the sun, sea and sky. Prints of famous clipper ships and sailing yachts grace the walls. Everything is immaculately maintained and your steward knows exactly when to appear or disappear. All in all, your cabin is a perfectly arranged abode for day dreams and nights of blissful rest and relaxation.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of December 2018. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking. Cabin images shown are examples. Not all cabins are identical.

Inside

Inside Cabin (6) 2,000
  • Category: 6
  • Commodore Deck
Inside Stateroom, Upper/Lower Berths, Private Bathroom.
Inside/Outside Cabin (5) 2,180
  • Category: 5
  • Clipper Deck
  • Commodore Deck
Inside/Outside Stateroom, Two Lower Beds, Double Bed, or Triple Berths, Private Marble Bathroom.

Oceanview

Outside Cabin (4) 2,470
  • Category: 4
  • Commodore Deck
Outside Stateroom, Two Lower Beds Double Bed, or Triple Berths, Private Marble Bathroom.
Outside Cabin (3) 2,590
  • Category: 3
  • Clipper Deck
  • Commodore Deck
Outside Stateroom, Two Lower Beds, Double Bed, or Triple Berths, Private Marble Bathroom.
Outside Cabin (2) 2,730
  • Category: 2
  • Clipper Deck
Larger Outside Stateroom, Two Lower Beds, Double Bed, or Triple Berths, Private Marble Bathroom.
Outside Cabin (1) 3,030
  • Category: 1
  • Sun Deck
  • Main Deck
Deluxe Outside Deck Stateroom, Two Lower Beds Convert to Double Bed, Minibar, Private Marble Bathroom with Whirlpool Bath, Cabin Doors Open Onto Deck.

Suite

Owner's Cabin (OC) Call for Price
  • Category: OC
  • Clipper Deck
Luxurious Large Outside Stateroom. Double Bed, Sitting Area, Minibar, Private Marble bath with Whirlpool Bath.
Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Government fees/taxes additional for all guests. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details.
Prices are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy and include port charges. Airfare, transfers, government fees and taxes additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deckplan Overview
Sun Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Outside Cabin (1)
Main Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Outside Cabin (1)
Clipper Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Cabin (OC)
  • Outside Cabin (2)
  • Outside Cabin (3)
  • Inside/Outside Cabin (5)
Commodore Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Outside Cabin (3)
  • Outside Cabin (4)
  • Inside/Outside Cabin (5)
  • Inside Cabin (6)