Today, Star Clippers released their 2012 schedule for their northern European cruises and they are offering a host of new destinations and experiences starting in May 2012.
You'll recall from a couple earlier posts that I had one of my most memorable vacations on a seven-day, seven-port cruise on the Royal Clipper. Without repeating the entire previous article, I must say it was the most luxurious, yet at the same time casual cruise I've ever seen. Food, staff, ship, destinations...none could have possibly been any better.
In addition to all the aforementioned reasons to like the Star Clipper fleet, it's great to know they are a truly green operation with a commitment to sustainability all across their organization.
One of the most visible signs on my cruise was Dr. Mariano Peruzzo, the resident marine biologist who sails on the Royal Clipper ship. From day one, you knew this was not some stuffy research scientist, but rather, an affable man who makes marine biology interesting to even the least initiated. His daily talks and afternoon dives easily made converts out of former skeptics.
"If more people had had the chance to follow an ecology class in high school, the world might not be in the mess it is today" he said. "You have to believe it's possible to turn around the trends that you see on this planet and I think we can. But we need to get going."