French Riviera, Corsica & Italy

      Cannes, France

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      Sep 16 - 23, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 28
      French Riviera, Corsica & Italy
      Cannes, France

      Alt-Esc Travel
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      63 reviews

      $NaN
      Sep 16 - 23, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 28

      About this trip

      Join Alt Esc on the Royal Clipper for an authentic sailing experience, on a beautiful vessel that is small, intimate and safe with less than 225 guests. Royal Clipper embraces the romance of sailing the open ocean, using wind charts to visit unique and remote ports and harbors that only yachts can access. At the same time, we’ve made sure our authentic sailing vessel offers guests all the comfort and amenities you would expect from a luxury small-ship. Doesn't that sound delightful? But there’s more… oh, the places you will see!


       Saturday, September 16Cannes, France Embark

      Sunday, September 17Lerici, Italy

      Monday, September 18Portoferraio, Elba, Italy

      Tuesday, September 19Santa Amanza, Corsica, France

      Tuesday, September 19Bonifacio, Corsica, France

      Wednesday, September 20Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

      Thursday, September 21Corsica, France (Porticcio Beach)

      Thursday, September 21Ajaccio, Corsica, France

      Friday, September 22Monte Carlo, Monaco

      Saturday, September 23Cannes, France Disembark 


      Idyllic islands, quaint villages and ancient ruins create a romantic backdrop for your Mediterranean adventure. Wander cobblestone streets, sample fresh food and wine and bask in the vibrant cultural scene. Feel the thrill of sails unfurling above as you set off into the sunset. Glide into ports untouched by larger cruise ships and experience activities, amenities and ambiance of your own private yacht on board Star Clippers Royal Clipper.

      Not Your Ordinary Cruise

      With Star Clippers you are embarking on an authentic and magical sailing voyage. You will never get the sensation that there’s not enough time, and there are no tight timelines to stress you out. You are free to determine how to spend your time onboard—full of daily activities or just peaceful relaxation. Take advantage of the complimentary water sports and enjoy the warm seas. Watch the bartender mix delightful cocktails in the Tropical Bar and chat with newfound friends about your day. Up on deck, do not miss the incredible sail-away, where the Captain artfully instructs the crew to raise the massive, majestic sails while Vangelis plays in the background.

      Soft Entertainment

      In various destinations that we visit, we invite local performers onboard to entertain our guests with an authentic taste of their music and arts. In addition, we have a piano on every ship and a very talented entertainer who can play your favorite tunes or spin the latest musical hits. Or just enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow shipmates, take part in a guest & crew talent show or dress up to join in the fun on pirate night.

      Nautical Events & Activities

      Muster up your sense of adventure and climb the mast to the “Crow’s Nest” (almost 100 feet in the air) for spectacular panoramic views. Or relax in the bowsprit at the front of the ship, suspended over the ocean, with waves glittering directly below you.

      Join a team of guests and use your strength to assist in pulling up a sail. Knot tying and navigation classes that have evolved from Star Clippers’ sailing tradition, are also yours for the taking. These fun and different activities plus the laid-back casual ambience of Star Clippers create the not-to-be-missed overall sailing experience what makes our guests come back again and again.

      Ship Information

      The Largest Full-Rigged Sailing Ship in the World

      In 1902, the largest, fastest sailing ship the world had ever seen was launched. The legendary Preussen dominated the seas, only to be gone in a few short years. Neither before nor since had the world seen such a magnificent sailing ship. Until today…

      Inspired by the tall ship Preussen, the Royal Clipper has the proud distinction of being the largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship built since her predecessor was launched at the beginning of the last century. With her complement of 42 sails, Royal Clipper is a splendid sight to behold.

      You might think she was an apparition from the grand age of sail, but Royal Clipper is as new as tomorrow, boasting state-of-the-art navigation systems and every comfort and luxury one could wish for. For connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 439 foot Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sea-going experience, balancing the grandeur, adventure and tradition of sailing with the superb service, amenities and accommodations of the finest modern yacht. Royal Clipper carries just 227 guests in luxurious style. A full 19,000 square feet of open deck and three swimming pools create a wonderfully spacious and expansive outdoor environment.

      Find your secret hideaway on one of the hidden balconies on either side of the bow. Or climb the mast (with safety harness provided) to one of the passenger lookout crows-nests, thoughtfully furnished with a comfortable settee, where you’ll have the grandest view of all!

      Royal Clipper’s interior spaces are just as dazzling. They include a three-deck atrium that funnels sunlight into the elegantly appointed, three-level dining room featuring open-seating dining, deliciously prepared cuisine and a no-tie dress code.

      A convenient marina platform lowers from the stern for watersports. And the ultimate unique Royal Clipper experience, the one-of-a-kind Captain Nemo Lounge, is the site of our spa and health club with underwater glass portholes!

      Pricing and Payments

      Deposit paid to Alt Esc on WeTravel ($100) registers you as a member of this Group Trip.

      Once registered, Alt Esc will work with you to select the cabin of your choice (Cabin category and location on the ship). 

      Alt Esc will then use the credit card you supplied to pay the $400 deposit to Star Clippers to secure your specific cabin for you.


      PRICING

      Based on per person, double occupancy, cruise Only

      Cat 6 $2690 (-$269 10%) + $270 taxes & fees = $2691

      Cat 5 $2540 (-$254 10%) + $270 taxes & fees = $2556

      Cat 4 $2690 (-$269 10%) + $270 taxes & fees = $2691

      Cat 3 $2540 (-$254 10%) + $270 taxes & fees = $2556

      Cat 2 $2690 (-$269 10%) + $270 taxes & fees = $2691

      Refunds & Cancellations

      What’s included

      • 7 Days Cruise
        Royal Clipper: Star Clippers Grande Dam! Largest and fastest masted saililng ship in the world. Combined with old world elegance and stellar service!
      • Daily Meals
        All meals once on board the ship
      • Daily Gratuities
        Daily gratuities are included!
      • International Flight
        From your home airport to Cannes, France
      • Airport Transfer
      • Overnight in Cannes
        Since arrival the night prior to sailing is best, Alt Esc will work on getting a group hotel rates
      • Personal Expenses
        Drinks, souvenirs, free-time activities, additional activities not noted,etc.

      Available Packages

      Category 6 - Inside Stateroom
      only 3 left

      All payments will be made directly to the cruise line by Alt Esc using the credit card information you provide.

      Once registered with Alt Esc ($100), you will be provided available cabins to select from and a $400 deposit will be made to Star Clippers to hold that cabin for you. 

      You will provide the credit card information for the deposit during your registration.

      Cabin Description: Inside Staterooms (107 Sq. Ft.) have a queen-sized bed, ample closet and storage space, private bathroom with shower, and a sitting area with desk, vanity, and seating. All staterooms have their own thermostat controlled air-conditioning, telephone, television with DVD player, private safe, hair dryer, and bathrobes. Some staterooms are equipped with additional bedding to accommodate a third guest.

      $1,900
      Deposit: $100
      Category 5 - Outside Stateroom
      Sold Out

      Price reflects a $100 discount        Perks: $50 On Board Credit and Gratuities included!

      Port Charges and Fees $270 will be added prior to final payments. All payments will be made directly to the cruise line using the credit card information you provide.

      Once registered with Alt Esc ($100), you will be provided available cabins to select from and a $400 deposit will be made to Star Clippers to hold that cabin for you. 

      You will provide the credit card information for the deposit during your registration.

      Cabin Description:  Outside Staterooms (118 Sq. Ft.) have porthole windows, two fixed double beds, ample closet and storage space, private bathroom with shower, and a sitting area with desk, vanity, and seating. All staterooms have their own thermostat controlled air-conditioning, telephone, television with DVD player, private safe, hair dryer, and bathrobes.  

      $2,110
      Deposit: $100
      Category 4 - Outside Stateroom
      Sold Out

      Price reflects a $100 discount        Perks: $50 On Board Credit and Gratuities included!

      Port Charges and Fees $270 will be added prior to final payments. All payments will be made directly to the cruise line using the credit card information you provide.

      Once registered with Alt Esc ($100), you will be provided available cabins to select from and a $400 deposit will be made to Star Clippers to hold that cabin for you. 

      You will provide the credit card information for the deposit during your registration.

      Cabin Description:  Outside Staterooms (140 Sq. Ft.) have porthole windows, two twin beds that convert to a queen, ample closet and storage space, private bathroom with shower, and a sitting area with desk, vanity, and seating. All staterooms have their own thermostat controlled air-conditioning, telephone, television with DVD player, private safe, hair dryer, and bathrobes. Some staterooms are equipped with additional bedding to accommodate a third guest. 

      $2,450
      Deposit: $100
      Category 3 - Outside Stateroom
      Available until August 17, 2023Sold Out

      Price reflects a $100 discount        Perks: $50 On Board Credit and Gratuities included!

      Port Charges and Fees $270 will be added prior to final payments. All payments will be made directly to the cruise line using the credit card information you provide.

      Once registered with Alt Esc ($100), you will be provided available cabins to select from and a $400 deposit will be made to Star Clippers to hold that cabin for you. 

      You will provide the credit card information for the deposit during your registration.

      Cabin Description:  Outside Staterooms (150 Sq. Ft.) have porthole windows, two twin beds that convert to a queen, ample closet and storage space, private bathroom with shower, and a sitting area with desk, vanity, and seating. All staterooms have their own thermostat controlled air-conditioning, telephone, television with DVD player, private safe, hair dryer, and bathrobes. Some staterooms are equipped with additional bedding to accommodate a third guest. 

      $2,580
      Deposit: $100
      Category 2 - Superior Outside Stateroom
      Available until August 17, 2023only 1 left

      Price reflects a $100 discount        Perks: $50 On Board Credit and Gratuities included!

      Port Charges and Fees $270 will be added prior to final payments. All payments will be made directly to the cruise line using the credit card information you provide.

      Once registered with Alt Esc ($100), you will be provided available cabins to select from and a $400 deposit will be made to Star Clippers to hold that cabin for you. 

      You will provide the credit card information for the deposit during your registration.

      Cabin Description:  Superior Outside Staterooms (150 Sq. Ft.)have porthole windows, two twin beds that convert to a queen, ample closet and storage space, private bathroom with shower, and a sitting area with desk, vanity, and seating. All staterooms have their own thermostat controlled air-conditioning, telephone, television with DVD player, private safe, hair dryer, and bathrobes. Some staterooms are equipped with additional bedding to accommodate a third guest.  

      $2,730
      Deposit: $100
      Category 5 - Single Use Cabin
      Sold Out
      $3,175
      Category 2 - Single Use Cabin
      Sold Out
      $4,045


      Itinerary

      Sept 15 -Free Day
      Cannes, France - French Riviera

      Whether you are arriving this day, or came a bit early to explore, this beautiful city has so much to offer!

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      Reviews

      Excellent trip! Well organized, great activities, fun group.
      By Daniella F for Easter Island - Mystery, Magnetism and Moai on 29 Jan, 2023
      Had a wonderful time exploring such a unique location. Easter Island is an amazing place and should be on everyone’s bucket list! Great itinerary and nice variety of experiences. Sunrise at Tongariki was a highlight!
      By Laura D for Easter Island - Mystery, Magnetism and Moai on 28 Jan, 2023
      The staff and fellow travelers were wonderful. The ship was old and accommodations were basic. The food was decent and options were always available if you didn’t like what was being served. The excursions were very safe and the scenery (especially the icebergs) were beautiful.
      By Linda B for Penguins, Icebergs & Whales on 29 Dec, 2022
      One word. AMAZING!! This trip was a literal dream come true. I've always wanted to visit the "white continent", and Tricia made my dream a reality. The trip was perfect from start to finish. Our hotel in Ushuaia was fantastic -- VERY comfortable rooms, great service and delicious food with friendly staff. The ship was exactly how I'd envisioned it -- a smaller, scientific research vessel with cool staff that LOVED what they do. It was a very personalized experience unlike the large cruise ships. The staff knew me by name within days (even the cabin steward called me by my name). Our group was so fun, and I feel blessed to have shared this incredible experience with them. Beyond our group I met some really interesting people from all over the world, and we were all friends by the end of the trip. They joined us in playing games (bowling -- yeah, we made it happen), on our excursions and at our meals. I hope to stay in touch with a few of them with which I exchanged info. We were fortunate and made multiple landings and then finally the big one on the actual continent of Antarctica. It literally took my breath away. The beauty, the unspoiled landscape, the wildlife were everything I've dreamed of. And......on our way home the surprise of celebrating Argentina's World Cup victory while in the country with a huge parade. It was so cool to experience this and the energy of an entire country cheering or their heroes. We watched the games in Ushuaia and while on the ship and were totally invested. Go. Just go. You will NOT be disappointed!!
      By Donna P for Penguins, Icebergs & Whales on 29 Dec, 2022
      JB
      This truly was the trip of a lifetime!!!! The scenery is otherworldly and incredibly beautiful… unspoiled and peaceful. Our guides and experts were all awesome and all of our landings were flawless. The lectures on the ship all very interesting and informative. Food on board was good and generous portions!! I cannot recommend this trip enough!!! One of my all time favorites- throughly enjoyed it!!! Tricia takes very good care of you and even the smallest details are accomplished with a big smile!!!
      By Jeannette B for Penguins, Icebergs & Whales on 29 Dec, 2022
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      I just got back from Alt-Esc Antartica trip aboard the UM Ushuaia. I loved it. Also loved the pre trip to Buenos Aires and Ushuaia. I’d like to stay in Ushuaia longer next time. WHAT a landscape!! Holy cow. The trip was well organized, I got exactly what I paid for. I’ve travelled A LOT and there are other groups that are disorganized, end up with out enough rooms, have too many people, are are a bit of a mess. Alt-Esc is organized and you get exactly what you pay for. I love it!! I’ve now done 3 trips and I’ve signed up for two more!! Thank you Alt-Esc. I work too much and your trips really recharge me!!
      By Troy L on 09 Jan, 2023
      VB
      Just got back from Iceland with Tricia. Great trip, Tricia was very organized and made the trip extra special. This was my 3rd trip with Alt-Esc and Tricia. Love the small groups.
      By Vicky B on 23 Mar, 2022