Tall ship sailing specialist Star Clippers has announced a special guest speaker on three of its Mediterranean sailings this summer. Captain Klaus Muller, now retired, is one of the company’s best-loved characters, having taken Star Clippers’ ships all over the world during a long and illustrious career at sea.
The charismatic Captain Muller will give talks to guests, many of whom will have sailed with him in the past, on subjects close to his heart: Tall ships, celestial navigation, the history of sailing, the Vikings; rounding Cape Horn, waves and tsunamis; the legendary Clippers of the 19th century; and the challenges of sailing big ships today.
Captain Muller will be on board Star Flyer for three Balearics sailings round-trip from Palma, Mallorca: 11th, 18th and 25th July.
A week costs from £1349 including Flights from London, non UK transfers, port taxes, full board on the ship, entertainment and all talks.
The talks by Captain Muller are just a few of the special themed cruises on offer from Star Clippers this year. Others include:
Talks by Columbus specialist Dr Walter ‘Joe’ Shaw, who lectures on the history, legacy and Atlantic journeys of the great explorer. Walter is a retired professor from the University of Colorado with a specialism in cultural anthropology. He will travel from Malaga to Bridgetown on Star Flyer on 17th October.
From £1,880pp for the 22-night ocean crossing, including full board on the ship, all entertainment and talks. Port taxes £205, flights extra.
Seven yoga-themed cruises escorted by highly respected teachers, each of whom will offer two daily complimentary yoga and meditation classes on board. All classes take place on deck in the fresh air, early morning and just before sunset and all are suitable for any level of experience and conducted in English. Dates include:
16th and 23rd May: Raphaella Rose, sailing on Royal Clipper from Rome
May 30th and June 6th: Melanie Camp, sailing on Star Clipper from Athens
31st October: Melanie Camp, sailing Malaga to St Maarten on Star Clipper, 21 nights.
1st and 8th August: Christel Vollmer, sailing on Star Flyer from Palma
From £1350 per person including full board on the ship, all entertainment and daily yoga and meditation sessions, departing 30th May or 06th June. Flights and port taxes (£155) extra.
Two archaeology-themed cruises, departing 15th and 22nd August, accompanied by renowned historian and author Renata Scheiper, who will offer lectures on ancient Greece and the archaeology of the Mediterranean on board Star Clipper, sailing from Athens.
From £1350 per person (cruise only) departing 15th August. Port taxes (£155) and flights extra.