Sail Italy’s Famous Amalfi Coast & Sicily

on the Beautiful Clipper Ship 

“The Star Clipper.”

  

Discover the Beauty of Italy’s Aeolian and Pontine Islands, Swim the Blue Waters of the Mediteranean Sea, and Set Sail to your Dream Couples Vacation

 

Civitavecchia – Aeolian Islands – Sicily – Amalfi – Sorento -Pontine Islands – Civitavecchia 

Dates: Aug 19-26, 2023 w/optional add-on days in Rome
Airport: Leonardo Da Vinci – Rome International Airport (FCO)
Ship: Star Clipper
All-Ages: LDS Couples

~ Proof of Travel Insurance is required by the host company “Star Clippers” to participate in this cruise.

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~ Special Pricing… book by Oct 30th and save 10%

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Our Journey

 

Our Ship, “The Star Clipper”

 

The Star Clipper, twin sister to Star Flyer, is a true Clipper Ship reflecting her proud heritage in every inch of the polished brass and gleaming charm. Star Clipper is a modern small ship in every way, created for adventure-loving passengers looking for the tradition and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships but with the comforts and amenities of the present day. Star Flyer is 379 feet long and can carry 166 guests in pampered comfort, over 36,000 square feet of sails. Sixteen sails billowing in the wind.

NAUTICAL HERITAGE

This ship offers spacious accommodations and expansive teak decks with ample space for walking and relaxation. In fact, you’ll find that this ship offers more outdoor space per passenger than most conventional cruise ships. The decor of Star Clipper is reminiscent of the grand age of sail with a modern touch. Antique prints and paintings of famous sailing ships appeal to the eye, while polished decks and gleaming mahogany rails are richly reminiscent of Star Clippers’ proud nautical heritage.

MODERN AMENITIES

Star Clipper features open-seating dining in an elegantly appointed dining room, delightful indoor and outdoor Tropical and Piano bars, and an Edwardian-style library where a Belle Époque fireplace glows with a warmth that reflects the friendliness and enthusiasm of Star Clippers’ hospitable officers and crew.

CLEAN ENERGY

Star Clipper uses very pure, high-quality low Sulphur gas oil for which the company was awarded the International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate. Star Clipper was the first ship in the world to receive the award.

It’s more than just a Couples Retreat

When you join Cheri’s Travel Spot on this fun getaway, you’ll experience all the amazing amenities that the Star Clipper has to offer PLUS a special invitation to our private LDS Couples activities we’ll be throwing!  Here are some examples of what you’ll enjoy.

  • Welcome Mock-tail Party
  • Group Dining
  • Dressing-up Theme Nights
  • Sail 7 nights aboard The Star Clipper clipper ship
  • All dining included, access to gourmet à la carte dining options.  Menus will feature international cuisine and some local specialties:  Breakfast, Lunch, Hors D’oeuvres, Diner, and midnight snacks will be schduled.
  • 2 Adult swimming pools
  • Daily house keeping service
  • Each cabin has 2 hair dryers and 110-outlets (American and European)
  • Laundry services are available at an additional cost, arranged through your room steward.

  • Organized daytime excursions on shore
  • Live nightly entertainment
  • Sloop Shop onboard… snacks, souveniers, common toiletries, etc.
  • Internet & WiFi: E-mail and internet services are available onboard wherever technically possible (depending on Satellite connections). Wi-Fi access is available in certain areas onboard and internet is available on computers in our library. Internet access can be purchased from your Wi-Fi device or on the library computers. Internet & Wi-Fi cards are sold in the Sloop Shop.

  • Water Sports – All passengers have access to our watersports program which includes: kayaking, snorkeling, sail-boating, paddle-boarding, water- skiing, and windsurfing (where possible, subject to weather conditions and local authorities). Certified divers should contact local dive shops if they wish to dive in other locations. Please note: all watersports are complimentary except for scuba diving. Star Clippers takes no responsibilities for scuba diving.

Payment Terms and Pricing

Book By October 30, 2022 and Save 10%

  • Proof of travel insurance is required by the host company “Star Clippers” to participate on this cruise.
  • Cabins are not held for the group.  First Come First Serve for all reservations to General public.
  • Pricing is per person.  
  • Port Taxes are an additional $270 for all passengers.
  • Gratuities are an additional $77 for all passengers.
  • Deposit $400 Per Person, due at booking for category 2-6 cabins and $800 for category 1 cabins.
  • Final Payment Due April 7, 2023
  • If any reservations are made on or after April 7, 2023, then full payment is due at time of booking
  • Rates are subject to change based on availability at time of booking
  • Reservations are non-refundable

Category 6 – Commodore Deck

INSIDE CABIN

  • Interior, no view
  • Upper/lower berths
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Average cabin dimensions – 86 square feet

Double: Sold Out         

*Pricing and savings is per person

Category 5 – Clipper and Commodore Deck

INSIDE OR OUTSIDE CABIN

  • Ocean view or interior
  • Raised double bed or two lower beds
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Average cabin dimensions – 118 square feet
  • △ – Cabin has an extra fold down bunk with a ladder
  • R – Bed raised over 3 feet
  • D – Cabin has a fixed double bed

            

Double: $2070         10% discount save $207

*Pricing and savings is per person

Category 4 – Commodore Deck

OUTSIDE CABIN

  • Ocean view
  • Two lower beds or double bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Average cabin dimensions – 118 square feet
  • △ – Cabin has an extra fold down bunk with a ladder
  • D – Fixed double bed

             

Double: $2360         10% discount save $236     

*Pricing and savings is per person

Category 3 – Clipper and Commodore Deck

DELUXE DECK CABIN or OUTSIDE CABIN

  • Ocean view
  • Two lower beds convert to double bed
  • Minibar
  • Bathroom with whirlpool bath
  • Cabin doors open onto deck
  • Average cabin dimensions – 156 square feet

             

Double: $2480         10% discount save $248

*Pricing and savings is per person

Category 2 – Clipper Deck

LARGE OUTSIDE CABIN

  • Ocean view
  • Twin or double
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Average cabin dimensions – 129 square feet
  • △ – Cabin has an extra fold down bunk with a ladder
  • D – Cabin has a fixed double bed

             

Double: $2620         10% discount save $262

*Pricing and savings is per person

Category 1 – Main and Sun Deck

DELUXE DECK CABIN

  • Ocean view
  • Two lower beds convert to double bed
  • Minibar
  • Bathroom with whirlpool bath
  • Cabin doors open onto deck
  • Average cabin dimensions – 156 square feet

            

Double: $2920          10% discount save $292

*Pricing and savings is per person

Owners Cabbin – Clipper Deck

DELUXE OUTSIDE CABIN

  • Ocean view
  • Double bed
  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • Bathroom with whirlpool bath
  • Average cabin dimensions – 237 square feet

Double: $3740          10% discount save $374

*Pricing and savings is per person

Your cabin is ingeniously designed for comfort and efficiency, with;

  • Private bathroom
  • Air-conditioning
  • Flatscreeen TV/DVD player (except category 6)
  • Hairdryers
  • Private safe located inside the closet
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Under bed storage

All cabins are non-smoking

Star Clipper provide passengers with 110-volt (American & European plugs). 

  • Construction date: Star Clipper 1992
  • Passenger capacity: 166
  • Number of crew: 74
  • Length: 379 feet
  • Beam: 49 feet
  • Draft: 18.4 feet
  • Ship’s registry: Malta
  • Gross tonnage: 2,298
  • Number of masts: 4
  • Mast height: 206 feet
  • Sail area: 36,220 square feet
  • Number of sails: 16
  • Speed: Between 5-17 knots
  • Classified : DNV « 1A1 + »

Know before you go

  • Travel Insurance is required by the host company “Star Clippers” to participate on this cruise.
  • Leonardo da Vinci – Rome International Airport (FCO)
  • When booking flights, make sure to arrive no later than Saturday morning 10am, August 19, 2023.
  • It may be safer to arrive by Friday evening, August 18, 2023 to ensure any delayed or cancelled flights don’t interupt your trip. 
  • We will help provide hotel options for an additional cost.
  • This getaway is not a church sponsored event but LDS Standards are expected to be maintained.

Not Included:

  • Travel Insurance : Contact Cheri’s Travel Spot for pricing or send documentation if you buy from another broker.
  • Flights
  • Optional Excursions
  • Photo Packages At Tours and Excursions
  • Spa treatments
  • Gratuities and Port Fees
  • Wifi – access can be purchased onboard at Sloop Shop.

Itinerary

*subject to change based on weather, ocean conditions, and captain’s judgement

Day 1:  Saturday, August 19, 2023 – Civitavecchia (port of rome)

Welcome and All Aboaaaaard!!! We will have a welcome meeting in the early evening and dinner as a group.  The night will continue with the ship’s entertainment options or get comfortable and explore the ship.

Day 2:  Sunday, August 20, 2023 – Day At Sea

Enjoy the ships amenities, relax on deck, work on your tan, play games and socialize.  The day is yours to enjoy onboard.

Each Star Clippers ship offers a traditional and elegant way to see the world. Feel the wind fill the sails and gently carry you from one gorgeous destination to the next. During your time on board, you can choose to relax on a sun lounger or cool off in one of the pools on the top deck, while more adventurous passengers may enjoy the opportunity to climb the rigging or even have a go at steering the ship. Alternatively, you can wander the interior areas of the ship and discover relaxing lounges, a revitalising spa (Royal Clipper only) and a peaceful library.

Day 3:  Monday, August 21, 2023 – Lipari, Aeolian Islands, Italy

Italy’s seven volcanic Aeolian Islands, just off the north coast of Sicily, are obviously a place favored by the Gods. In Lipari, climb narrow streets to the medieval castello and enjoy a secluded beach. As Royal Clipper sails past Isola Strómboli, watch the sky for frequent volcanic fireworks.

Day 4:  Tuesday, August 22, 2023 – Messina, Sicily

Messina was a major transport hub for centuries and remains a gateway to the island of Sicily. Messina is home to one of Sicily’s finest cathedrals which has the largest and most complex mechanical and astronomical clock of the world. Make sure you try the lemon granita (shaved ice), or the famous mezza con panna al caffè, a half glass of coffee-flavoured granita and cream.

Day 5:  Wednesday, August 23, 2023 – Amalfi, Italy

During the Middle Ages, Amalfi was a powerful republic of 70,000 people, rivalling nearby Ravello. For a sense of Amalfi’s medieval glory, wander through the grand Duomo, containing the remains of St. Andrew. In the evening we visit nearby Positano, said to be the most beautiful town in the Mediterranean.

Day 6:  Thursday, August 24, 2023 – Sorento, Italy

Sorrento, whose city walls rise straight out of the sea, is located on the lovely Amalfi Coast and overlooks the Bay of Naples. Optional excursions might include taking a trip back in history to Pompeii, where the ashen remains of ancient Romans lie frozen in time.

Day 7:  Friday, August 25, 2023 – Ponza, Pontine Islands, Italy

The pastel houses of Ponza Town rise in neat terraced rows from the busy harbour where sleekly groomed yachts and ramshackle fishing boats moor side by side. Happily, there are few tourists here, so it’s a delight to wander through the unspoiled town.

Day 8:  Saturday, August 26, 2023 – Disembark, Option to explore Rome

For some, this will be the end of the journey.  We will disembark the ship and transport guests to the airport.

For any who are interested in extending their adventure, we will move to a local hotel and prepare for an extra day of exploring the historical and modern beauty of Rome, Italy.

*Itinerary and additional cost TBD.

Visti St. Peter’s, with its breathtaking Sistine Chapel, newly restored to its former glory- the Spanish Steps, where all Rome passes by- the Colosseum, where gladiators fought to the death, and the Pantheon, considered to be the most perfect architectural statement of the ages.

Day 9:  Sunday, August 27, 2023 – We say Goodbye

Our last day in Rome, Italy.  We part ways and say goodbye to this beautiful country and new friends.

Stay longer and explore the local area or transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Come experience with your special person the beautiful Western Mediterranean and coast of Italy.

"The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." ~ Thomas Alva Edison