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Malta, Balearic Islands & Spain

2022 - Example 11 Day Cruise aboard Star Flyer
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Join us on a delightful sailing experience and relax in some of the most historical and magical destinations in the Mediterranean. Enjoy the easy-going informality aboard your tall ship, finding that there are no rigid schedules and you are free to do as you wish with your days and evenings. Start at the charming port of Valletta, Malta, featuring an abundance of museums, palaces, and grand churches to visit but be sure not to miss out on exploring one of its beautiful gardens. Ibiza is a place where people hang out because, except for the medieval walls, you could almost think it was the Mediterranean's version of Key West. But away from the hustle of town, some lovely beaches await. Explore Malaga's fortress palace of the Alcazaba and the Castillo de Gibralfaro, splendid examples of Moorish architecture.
Explore the colorful city of Valletta
Highlights
  • Relax aboard the Star Flyer as you admire its grandeur and majesty
  • Gaze upon Palma de Mallorca's enormous Gothic cathedral
  • Visit the World Heritage City of Valletta to enjoy its rich historical past
  • Explore Cagliari, the capital city of the Italian island of Sardinia
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Valletta, Malta | Embark

Valletta is the tiny capital of the island of Malta. The walled city was established in the 1500s on a peninsula by the Knights of St. John, a Roman Catholic order. It has a rich historical past and is a European Art City and a World Heritage City. It has an abundance of museums, palaces, and grand churches to visit but be sure not to miss out on exploring one of its beautiful gardens.

Day 2: Gozo, Malta

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The charm of Malta's sister island Gozo is immediately apparent. Steeped in myth, Gozo is thought to be the legendary Calypso's isle of Homer's Odyssey. It's green, rural and calm relying on fishing and agriculture as well as tourism. It is one of the Mediterranean's top diving destinations with an incredible range of shore and boat dives including reefs, caves and wrecks. There are also Knight's watchtowers, tiny chapels and beautiful peaceful beaches to explore.

Day 3: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 4: Cagliari, Sardinia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cagliari is the capital city of the Italian island of Sardinia. It's known for it's hilltop Castello, a medieval walled quarter situated high above. the rest of the town. It has a rich and varied heritage reflected in it's buildings that includes Baroque churches, Medieval towers, Italian Art Nouveau as well as Roman stonework. Sardinia's fabled beaches are also accessible and as you would expect the restaurants in and around the town are excellent to.

Day 5: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 6: Mahon, Menorca, Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Gracious Georgian buildings climb the steep hills backing the Moll Ponent. Mahon's heritage also includes the invention of mayonnaise and the first distillation of gin from juniper berries.

Day 7: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Towering over the harbor, Palma's enormous Gothic cathedral is a powerful symbol of the religious fervor which gripped all of Spain shortly after the defeat of the Moors. Built by Jaumé I, its vast open nave and soaring Gothic columns have been added to over the centuries. Behind the Cathedral, a maze of twisting streets leads to designer boutiques and open-air markets.

Day 8: Ibiza, Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ibiza is a place where people hang out because, except for the medieval walls, you could almost think it was the Mediterranean's version of Key West. But away from the hustle of town, some lovely beaches await.

Day 9: Cartagena, Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The city’s naval, maritime, and historical museums provide insight into the 2,000 years this city has been a major port. It’s now developing into a vibrant tourist attraction. The deep water harbor and walled town were used by Phoenicians, Romans, and Moors prior to the Spanish navy. Visit Torres Park and the Castle of la Concepción for the best views in the city.

Day 10: Motril, Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The town of Motril is located in the Spanish region of Andalucia on the Costa Tropical. Nestling at the foothills of the Sierra Lujar mountains, the town's coastal strip includes two main beaches - the busy Playa Poniente, and the quieter Playa Granada.

Day 11: Malaga, Spain | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Malaga's fortress palace of the Alcazaba and the Castillo de Gibralfaro are splendid examples of Moorish architecture. But it is in Granada that you can see the most romantic and magnificent expression of the Arabesque style in the glorious Alhambra Palace. Disembark after breakfast and continue your independent trip back home.

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Explore the colorful city of Valletta The towering cathedral of Palma de Mallorca Boats on the Mediterranean Ruins of the fort of Ibiza An aerial view of the city Malaga

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Dates & Prices

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$2,440
Star Flyer Category 6 Cabin
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Category 6
Located on the Commodore Deck, this inside stateroom features upper/lower berths and a private bathroom with shower.
Star Flyer, Star Clipper Cabin
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Category 5
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this inside/outside stateroom features two lower beds, double beds, or triple berths and a marble-lined bathroom with shower. In several cabins beds are raised 4' off the ground with a small ladder to bed.
Star Flyer, Star Clipper Cabin
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Category 4
Located on the Commodore Deck, this outside stateroom features two lower beds, double bed, or triple berths and a marble-lined bathroom with shower.
Star Flyer, Star Clipper Cabin
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Category 3
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this outside stateroom features two lower beds, double bed, or triple berths, and a marble-lined bathroom with shower.
Star Flyer, Star Clipper Cabin
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Category 2
Located on the Clipper Deck, this large outside stateroom features two lower beds, double bed, or triple berths and a marble-lined bathroom with shower.
Star Flyer, Star Clipper Cabin
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Category 1
Located on the Main & Sun Decks, this deluxe outside deck stateroom features two lower beds that convert to a double bed, minibar, marble-lined bathroom with whirlpool bath, and cabin doors that open onto deck.
Star Flyer Owner's Cabin
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Owner's Cabin (Double)
Located on the Clipper Deck, this luxurious large outside stateroom features a double bed, sitting area, minibar, and private marble bath with whirlpool bath.

Notes

Single supplement: A single supplement fare is available at 150% of the published cruise fare for categories 2-6. It is available at 200% for category 1 cabins, Deluxe Suites, and Owner's Suites. Single space is capacity controlled and may not be available on all departures.

Included in cruise fare:
  • Accommodation
  • Full board meal plan with mineral water, tea and coffee served during meal times
Not included in cruise fare:
  • Port charges
  • Shore excursions are not included but can be purchased onboard
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, and purchases from the gift shop
  • Gratuity to staff
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medical services, travel insurance, or visas
  • All transfers to/from the boat from airports
  • International and domestic airfare

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