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Lavish Phuket with Islands of Thailand

Star Clippers Star Clipper
Date 4th Dec 21
Nights 14 Nights
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Phuket, Thailand
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Phuket. On arrival make your way to your hotel for a seven night stay.
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Phuket, Thailand
Enjoy spending seven nights on the island of Phuket. Be sure to head to the picturesque Patong Beach along the western coast — perhaps the most popular attraction. Take a short drive and see the famous Simon Cabaret show with its full ladyboy cast. For gorgeous scenic views over the island visit the Big Buddha statue or watch the sunset from Promthep Cape. Take a trip through the historical Old Phuket Town with its various cafes, restaurants, museums, shrines and temples. A visit to 19th-century Wat Chalong Temple is a truly magical experience.
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Phuket, Thailand
After check out make your way to the port to board Star Clipper for your seven night cruise.
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Ko Surin, Thailand
Ko Surin (aka Surin Islands) is an archipelago of five islands in the Andaman Sea, 60km from the Thai mainland; forming part of Ko Surin National Park in Phang Nga Province. The quintet of islands - the main islands of Ko Surin Nuea and Ko Surin Tai and the smaller Ko Ri, Ko Khai, and Ko Klang - are undeveloped and virtually uninhabited except for a small Moken village and the park rangers. They are rich in coral gardens, white beaches, and also crystal clear waters that are perfect for diving, snorkelling and viewing marine life like whale sharks, manta rays, and hawksbill, leatherback, and green sea turtles. Keep your eyes peeled skywards to see storm petrels, streaked shearwaters, and great-billed herons, while on land you might catch sight of king cobras, bent-toed geckos, and clouded monitors.
10
Ko Similan Island, Thailand
Ko Similan Island is the largest island in the Similan Islands off the coast of southern Thailand. The island is packed full of wildlife, stunning coral reefs, and obscure rock formations. It is the perfect destination for diving thanks to the crystal clear deep water and exotic marine life or you can follow the popular nature trail that leads you up to the Mo Ku National Park. The Donald Duck look-alike rock which watches over Donald Duck Bay is a must-see sight. Ko Samilian Island is also home to a range of animals including small monkeys, lizards, and squirrels, and also a large variety of birds.
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Hin Daeng and Ko Rok Nok, Thailand
Hin Daeng sits in the southern Andaman Sea within Thailand's Mu Koh Lanta National Park, to the south of the popular island of Phuket. Also known as Red Rock; this submerged boulder pinnacle is a popular diving site. Only the extreme tip protrudes the water's surface but its walls drop down to a depth of 60 metres below. Venture into the water and around the submerged rock you'll find soft red coral, mantas, jack tuna fish, large barracudas, and whale sharks. Next up is Ko Rok Nok, the sister island to Ko Rok Nia - both located south of Koh Lanta. This completely untouched island boasts superb beaches and excellent snorkelling and diving in the surrounding waters; its impressive reef system spans more than a square mile and is rich in coral, pufferfish, angelfish, sea turtles, moray eels, and black tip reef sharks.
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Langkawi, Malaysia
Langkawi is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, just 30km off the north-western shore of Malaysia. Ride the SkyCab to the summit of Mount Mat Cincang before taking the mountain walk to the SkyBridge for awesome views. Pay a visit to the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls and the Beach of Black Sand. Take a boat trip to Tasik Dayang Bunting Lake and the Gua Cerita and Gua Langsir caves. Go snorkelling amongst colourful fish and coral at Pulau Payar Marine Park; enjoy a mangrove tour at Kilim Geopark; or encounter 5000 marine species at Underwater World Langkawi.
13
Ko Kradan, Thailand
The picturesque island of Ko Kradan is only three kilometres long and sits at the heart of the Hat Jao Mai marine national park in Thailand. The island's main Paradise Beach spans two kilometres of pristine white sands that look out to several limestone outcrops and turquoise waters that are lined with tropical fish-covered coral. This is the perfect place to enjoy a few hours’ sunbathing or to explore underwater delights with a snorkel. Step inland and admire the lush coconut palm tree and rubber plantations or head to the often-deserted Sunset Beach. If you're feeling active, you can also hire a kayak to row around the island.
14
Ko Hong, Thailand
Ko Hong translates as 'Room Island' and is part of Thailand's Ko Hong archipelago at the edge of Tanbok Khorani National Park of Phang Nga Bay (Krabi); just a 20-minute speed boat ride away from the famous Ao Nang beach. This uninhabited island earned its name after some of the caves at the middle of the island wore away over time and formed a beautiful lagoon with a narrow outlet to the sea; it is possible to enter the lagoon at high tide by boat to swim or dive. Huge monolithic rocks provide shade all day long on the beautiful white silica sands of Ko Hong's Pilae Beach with its offshore waters awash with fish and coral reefs. You'll hopefully see a variety of birdlife, plants, giant monitor lizards, and gibbons during your visit.
15
Phuket, Thailand
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • Return flights from the UK
  • 7 night stay at the 5* elegant Movenpick Myth Hotel Patong Phuket
  • FREE hotel upgrade to Half Board
  • 7 night full board cruise on board tall ship Star Clipper
Why Book
Why Book
  • Take a trip through the historical Old Phuket Town with its various cafes, restaurants, museums, shrines and temples
  • The Ko Surin islands are rich in coral gardens, white beaches, and also crystal clear waters that are perfect for diving, snorkelling and viewing marine life
  • Ko Kradan is the perfect place to enjoy a few hours’ sunbathing or to explore underwater delights with a snorkel

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Star Clipper
Overview

Star Clipper and her sister, Star Flyer, are both stars of the sea; gliding through the water like graceful swans and sitting proudly atop the rolling waves.

Although both four-masted ships, as opposed to five, they are surprisingly taller than Royal Clipper and possess just as much style as their illustrious cousin. However, they are both just 360 feet long and each carries only 170 guests in pampered comfort.

Star Clipper is a true clipper ship, reflecting her proud heritage in every inch of the polished brass and gleaming brightwork that graces her decks and superstructure. Step aboard this striking vessel and you’ll be greeted by a new generation of sailing culture. Here, the grand traditions of the past, which characterise what sailing is all about, exist alongside the comforts and amenities found on the contemporary cruise liners of today.

Don’t let this tribute to sailing’s past fool you though as Star Clipper is a modern ship through and through. She welcomes luxury-loving passengers from all over the world who hold the legacy and customs of the grand era close to their hearts yet yearn for a new and exciting adventure.

Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like travelling on a private yacht. You’ll never feel restricted or disorientated on any of our ships as our staff work tirelessly to meet your needs and make you feel comfortable.

There are six categories of generous staterooms; giving you plenty of choice when deciding which one suits you best, whilst the expansive decks give the whole ship an uncluttered feel. In fact, you’ll find that, due to the small number of passengers on board and the spacious surroundings, both Star Clipper and Star Flyer offer more outdoor space per person than most conventional cruise ships.

The interior design of Star Clipper again harks back to nautical days gone by. Famous sailing ships are remembered in paintings that are hung on the walls, while teak and lustrous mahogany rails are richly reminiscent of Star Clippers’ proud maritime heritage.

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Food & Drink

Dine out on a comprehensive menu of international foods that are all prepared by our passionate, professional chefs. You’ll be able to taste delights from around the world and go on your own little culinary tour of the places you visit (and some that you don’t).

In line with the Star Clippers belief that cruises are more enjoyable without restrictions and formalities, we would not presume to dictate either your seating preferences or a dress code. On all of our ships, there are no set times at which you should dine and you are free to sit with whomever you like (including officers who are known to eat amongst the guests). Leave your black tie and ball gowns behind, relax, and make yourself at home within the casual elegance that is a Star Clippers cruise.

Entertainment

Up on deck, a couple watches the sun drop slowly into the sea as gulls circle one last time in the sky. Newly formed friends stand in the Piano Bar; deep in conversation and occasionally breaking into song when the chance presents itself.

In the Tropical Bar, a delicious cocktail is being prepared for an awaiting guest as they imagine tasting its cooling properties whilst the barman shakes together the contents. Other guests sit in the library, engrossed in their new favourite book, whilst many more are laughing and joking at the pool side. Could there be anything more relaxing than this?

It’s clear to see that this is a cruise ship like no other. On a Star Clippers cruise you are not restricted to enforced schedules, nor are you expected to follow anyone’s lead but your own. Your days, evenings and nights are yours to spend however you wish and nobody will tell you otherwise.

Upon docking at certain ports, local performers may be brought on board for your entertainment. This presents the perfect opportunity for you to immerse yourself in different cultures and enjoy an authentic taste of the arts and music from various different countries.

Get to know your fellow shipmates, who are likely to share the same passion for sailing as you do, whilst music from tropical lands fills your eardrums courtesy of the live band playing in the background.

The captain’s daily briefings should not be missed as they offer both intriguing stories and interesting information; while the ability of the crew to conjure up light-hearted fun makes your time with Star Clippers all the more enjoyable. The Knot tying and navigation classes that also take place give us a chance to show you what we have gleaned from many years of Star Clippers’ sailing heritage.

In fact, we have it on good authority from our passengers that it is the easy-going informality of a Star Clippers cruise that makes their time spent with us such a memorable and pleasurable experience.

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Health & Fitness

With Star Clipper, guests have the opportunity to enjoy some watersports such as snorkelling and kayaking.

Kids & Teens

Children are welcome onboard Star Clippers cruises. While there is no structure programme providing supervision and care for young children, they are invited to participate in shipboard activities suited to their ability. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Children occupying cabins as the third person will be charged the third person rate when availability permits.

Terms & Conditions
Advertised offer based on 2 sharing the lowest category cabin/stateroom unless otherwise stated. Single supplements apply. Offer is subject to availability and can change without notice and may fluctuate in price. Hays Cruise Extras can change without notice and Hays Travel reserves the right to withdraw any offer at any time. This includes any current cruise line campaign/promotion(s) and may be withdrawn whilst the offer is still being promoted. Promotional discounts and savings offered by the operator can change without notice. Pricing is based on the cheapest UK airport or port departure and travelling dates. Promotional discounts and savings offered by the operator can change without notice. Hays Travel reserves the right to omit, suspend or edit any material submitted for this website. Certain destinations where an ESTA or Visa is required, it is the sole responsibility of the individual(s) travelling and Hays Travel cannot accept any liability for declined entries. Further terms and conditions may apply. Please contact Hays Travel for up to date pricing and further information.
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