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Rapids & Rainforests of Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Star Clippers Star Clipper
Date 11th Feb 23
Nights 14 Nights
1
San Jose, Costa Rica
Fly from your chosen UK airport to San Jose. On arrival be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.
2
Arenal, Costa Rica with White Water Rafting & Titokú Hot Springs
After check out be transferred to Arenal for an overnight night stay.
3-4
Monteverde, Costa Rica
After check out be transferred to Monteverde for a two night stay.
5-7
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
After check out be transferred to Manuel Antonio for a three night stay.
8
Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
After check out be transferred to Caldera Pier to board Star Clipper for your seven night cruise.
9
Quepos, Costa Rica
Quepos is a small town on Costa Rica's central Pacific coast and allows you to experience a once-in-a-lifetime nature adventure in Manuel Antonio National Park. This enchanting area is located just 7km to the south and was once dependent on banana plantations; but after disease infiltrated the harvest, African Palms became the prominent crop. Quepos now draws in the crowds thanks to its fantastic sport fishing. Exploring this maze of wetlands by boat is amazing and the perfect way to see crocodiles, monkeys, herons, raccoons, and more. Northwest of Quepos, the Damas Island mangrove estuary is home to wildlife including caimans, snakes, and iguanas. The nearby sandy stretches of Playa Espadilla and Playa Biesanz are well worth a visit too.
10
At Sea
11
San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
San Juan Del Sur sits on the southwest coast of Nicaragua. This tranquil town is lined with brightly-coloured wooden buildings and is alive with fun for all; shopping, dining and nightlife are just waiting to be discovered. Admire the statue of Christ that stands on the cliff top overlooking the bay. The spectacular stretch of coastline offers picturesque views; take a stroll along the soft white sands of Marsella Beach or take to the breaking waves on a surf board off Maderas Beach. Venture south along the coast to see the olive ridley turtles at La Flor Nature Reserve.
12
Playa Nacascolo (Bahia Culebra), Costa Rica
13
Bahia Potrero (Flamingo), Costa Rica
14
Isla Tortugas, Costa Rica
15
San Jose, Costa Rica
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • Return flights from the UK 
  • All overseas transfers 
  • Hays Travel Escorted Representative
  • 7 night small group tour of the best parts of Costa Rica with premium hotel stays and authentic experiences
  • 7 night full board cruise on board Star Clipper
  • Exclusive benefits
  • Exclusive Costa Rican night with dancers and dinner
  • FREE Costa Rica Toucan Tote Bag
  • FREE 1kg Costa Rica Fresh Roasted Coffee
  • FREE Hotel Chocolate Gift Hamper
  • Based of 2 sharing 
  • Category 6 from £3,999pp
  • Category 5 from £4,099pp
  • Category 1 from £4,699pp
  • Owners Suite from £5,299pp
  • Spread the cost using Hays Travel's monthly direct debit payment plan
Why Book
Why Book
  • Venture south along the coast to see the olive ridley turtles at La Flor Nature Reserve
  • Exploring this maze of wetlands by boat is amazing and the perfect way to see crocodiles, monkeys, herons, raccoons, and more
  • The nearby sandy stretches of Playa Espadilla and Playa Biesanz are well worth a visit too

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Background
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 standard 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.
Rapids & Rainforests of Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Star Clipper
11th Feb 23
14 Nights
£3,999
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