Guests looking to combine their need for speed with the ultimate tall ship adventure will have the opportunity to take a Star Clippers Mediterranean cruise that coincides with Formula One racing’s hottest event — the Monaco Grand Prix.
Star Flyer’s May 21 and May 28 departures offer itineraries specifically planned around the time trials and Grand Prix race, enabling guests to go ashore in Monte Carlo and get up close to the action. The ship will be at anchor and provide tender service for guests to the new harbor of Fontvieille that is within walking distance of the race and related events.
“The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most prestigious sporting events of the year, and these sailings take away the stress of finding a land-based hotel, getting to the events and organizing local meals,” said Mark Carlson, director of marketing for Star Clippers North America. “There is nothing more exhilarating than witnessing the Monaco Grand Prix so close that you can feel the power of the cars as they race by, and we’re thrilled to be able to give that experience to our guests.”
During the May 21 sailing, the 170-passenger Star Flyer will call at Monte Carlo May 26 for the time trials. Additional calls during the cruise include Calvi, Corsica; Costa Smeralda, Sardinia; Giglio and Lerici, Italy, and St. Tropez, France.
The May 28 departure calls at Monaco May 29 for the Grand Prix race. Following the race, the ship sets sail for L’Ile Rousse and Bastia, Corsica; Portofino, Italy; and Hyeres Island, Sanary-sur-Mer and St. Tropez, France. Both itineraries are seven nights and sail round-trip Cannes, France.
Cruise fares begin at $1,349 for the May 21 sailing and $1,772 for the May 28 departure, both per person, double occupancy. Tickets to the events are additional and can be purchased directly at www.formula1monaco.com.
The Monaco Grand Prix has been a regular fixture of the world championship since 1955, and many consider it to be the race that separates the good from the great in Formula One racing.
To request a brochure, call toll-free 800-442-0556 or e-mail brochures. To make a reservation, contact a travel professional. For information, call Star Clippers at 800-442-0551 or visit www.starclippers.com to view a video about the line or take a virtual tour of the Star Clippers ships.