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Have been on big ship and small sailing cruises> Some had excursions included but other that did not ended up costing alot!! How does the StarClipper line handle shore time?

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Have been on big ship and small sailing cruises> Some had excursions included but other that did not ended up costing alot!! How does the StarClipper line handle shore time?

Wilma61 - We were recently on a B2B on Sar Clipper Jan 19 - Feb. 2, 2013. Shore excursions are NOT included but are available through the ship. I believe there is a list on their website but you can just wait and sign up on the ship - it is very informal and no pressure to participate. We only took one excursion and that was to the Baths on Virgin Gorda - recommended here on CC. We enjoyed that very much both visiting the rocks and beach and the drive over the island with all the lovely views If you are stopping in Nevis, you may want to consider the excursionas there is nothing open and noone around in town. Alternatively, the beach there is lovely and that is included. You will always stop at a beach (there is a water sports crew team with small sailboats, kayaks, wind surfers etc and that ids all included) or in town. We took a couple of taxi tours with a couple we met on the ship. We taxi toured in St. Barts and St. Maartin and that was fun.

If you have any questions, I would be happy to try to answer them for you. BTW we had a wonderful time and would go back in a heartbeat. Cheers

Edited by BlueLadyBlue
Edited forgot the not in not included!

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Have been on big ship and small sailing cruises> Some had excursions included but other that did not ended up costing alot!! How does the StarClipper line handle shore time?
Star Clippers' ships tend to "port" in locations where other cruise lines can't go. As a result, the established cruise shore excursion infrastructure doesn't exist at many locations where they "drop the hook".

 

On arrival, the ship typically establishes a tender service to the "beach" (operated by the water sports team) and a dock at town/city where the ship is anchored. On those occasions where the ship docks, they still run a shuttle service to the "beach".

 

These are sailing ships and their arrvial times are always "soft". It is difficult to book excursions independently of the ship.

 

Enjoy!

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