The world’s third largest island, Borneo, is an exciting new destination for the first time for Star Clippers in 2020. For departure in May and September 2020 Star Clippers UK has put together a 12 night fly-cruise-and-stay package, including a night’s stay in Singapore pre-cruise, a night post cruise in Malaysia, return international flights and a 10 night sailing from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. And for bookings made by 31st January 2020, the holiday includes a 20% saving on normal cruise prices.
Known for its beaches and ancient, biodiverse rainforest, Borneo is home to many cultures, cuisines and exotic wildlife, including orangutan, clouded leopards and the Irrawaddy dolphin. Sailing aboard one of the world’s most spectacular and head turning ships and combining the elegance of sail with the comfort of modern cruising, the 12 night holiday takes in an unforgettable, exotic blend of culture, nature, history and wildlife.
The cruise & stay package costs from £2999pp and starts with a night in Singapore at the Park Hotel Clarke Quay, a stunning hotel with river and city views. After a day in Singapore the four-masted tall ship Star Clipper sails eastbound through Malaysian waters, enjoying two sea days, before making daily port calls along the north west coast of Borneo, to arrive in Kota Kinabalu 10 days later, with a final night’s stay at the Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Borneo.
Guests will experience the sea air, the thrill of sailing beneath thousands of feet of billowing sails, never far from the water, in the company of just 170 or so other guests, in a convivial and relaxed atmosphere. The ship navigates between the islands, dropping anchor in secluded and idyllic bays and calling into small ports and harbours inaccessible by larger vessels.
Complimentary water sports give guests the opportunity to discover life beneath the water too, with flippers and snorkels offered to all, to discover the teeming marine life beneath the idyllic, warm waters. Tropical palm fringed beaches and culturally rich villages, a world away from home, add to the life-long memories created by this magnificent voyage.