Sailing this beautiful coastline you’ll visit picture-perfect islands scattered in the Andaman Sea, some of which are only accessible by sea.
• Koh Butang or Koh Adang
• Penang, Malaysia
• Koh Adang – Butang Archipelago
• Koh Rok Nok
• Phang Nga Bay
• Koh Hong
• Similan Island or Koh Miang
Grand Palace This former royal residence is a must-see in Bangkok; it’s also home to Wat Phra Kaew, the ‘Temple of the Emerald Buddha’*.
Cruise There are plenty of opportunities for snorkelling on both routes of this cruise with crystal-clear waters around Thai islands including Koh Adang and Koh Surin.
Khao San Road A popular haunt for travellers, this lively stretch in Bangkok offers everything from cooked-to-order pad thai to massages outside on the street.
Cruise Revel in an evening of entertainment as Thai dancers come on board to perform a traditional dance under the vast night sky.
Vertigo and Moon Bar Head to the rooftop of Banyan Tree Bangkok for a chic hangout and phenomenal views across the city*.
Cruise A Star Clipper cruise highlight has to be the beach barbecue served on shore, offering a unique dining experience while making the most of one of the stunning islands on your itinerary.
Cruise Designed in a distinctive nautical style, Star Clipper’s Outside Staterooms have single beds which can be converted into a double, and a marble bathroom.
Kata Thani Stay minutes from the white sands of Kata Noi at this beachfront resort in Phuket, with plenty of dining options across six restaurants.
Is this for you?
Discovering the world on one of Star Clippers’ tall ships is a totally different way of cruising, combining the romance of traditional sailing and modern on-board facilities. The three beautiful ships – Star Clipper, Star Flyer and Royal Clipper – sail between the islands of the Caribbean, Thailand and Indonesia and from port to port in the Mediterranean. Enjoy fantastic dining as part of your full-board package.
The graceful four-masted sailing vessel Star Clipper harks back to a bygone era with her exquisite exteriors, expansive teak-wood decks and beautiful antique interiors. This charming clipper ship can sail into more intimate ports and anchor close to untouched shores, all of which lends an air of exclusivity to your cruise.
Good to know
• Shore excursions are not included in the price of your cruise. Available excursions are bookable on board and payable locally
• Tips are not included and are at your discretion.
What to expect
Day 1 UK to Bangkok, Thailand Depart from the UK on your overnight flight to Bangkok.
Days 2-3 Bangkok, Thailand On arrival, transfer to the Rembrandt Hotel for a two-night stay. You might like to see the Grand Palace, the former residence of the Thai Royal Family for 150 years, and Wat Phra Kaew, the ‘Temple of the Emerald Buddha’. Filled with intricate examples of Thai architecture and gleaming gold throughout, Bangkok’s temples are often busy with admiring tourists and locals paying their respects, so it’s best to start your day early to avoid the crowds. A dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River is a great way to see the sights while enjoying some traditional Thai cuisine. Outside of the city you’ll find the Damnoen Saduak floating market, where you can glide along the canal and exchange Thai Baht for food and wares from vendors in their boats. For 3600 views of the city, head to Banyan Tree Bangkok’s rooftop Vertigo and Moon Bar. At 61 storeys high, the views from up here are sensational − an impressive way to end your stay in Bangkok.
Day 4 Phuket, Thailand Transfer to Phuket and begin your cruise on board Star Clipper. Star Clippers offer a choice of two itineraries – Thailand Adventure and Thailand Explorer – which can both be combined with our detailed pre- and post-cruise stays.
Day 5 Koh Butang, Thailand
Day 6 Penang, Malaysia
Day 7 Koh Adang, Butang Archipelago, Thailand
Day 8 Koh Rok Nok, Thailand
Day 9 Phang Nga Bay & Koh Hong, Thailand
Day 10 Similan Islands or Koh Miang, Thailand
Day 11 Phuket, Thailand
Following disembarkation, transfer to Kata Thani for a three-night stay in Phuket.
Days 12-13 Phuket, Thailand Indulge in some post-cruise relaxation in Phuket, known as the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’. Your time is at leisure to explore Phuket’s idyllic beaches, go diving and snorkelling in the emerald Andaman Sea or seek out the bright lights and busy bars of Patong.
Day 14 Phuket, Thailand Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Departing 07 March 2018; the same itineraries are available on alternative dates, please call for details.
Tailor made cruises
We hope this hand-picked itinerary will provide you with some inspiration of how you can tailor make your stay and cruise holiday. The land-based section of your holiday – whether pre or post-cruise – is fully flexible allowing you to choose where you stay, for how long and the adventures you will have while you are there. Please speak to a Personal Travel Expert who will help you create your perfect itinerary.