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Sail, sun and serendipity

Sail, sun and serendipity

‘We sail,’ Captain Sergey Utitsyn asserts firmly. ‘This is a sailing ship!’ He was responding to my temerity in calling the ten-night Star Clipper Eastern Mediterranean voyage from Venice to Athens, a ‘cruise’. And his choice of words really is the best way to describe the Star Clipper tall-ship experience – a wonderful sailing holiday …

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The Joy of (solo) Contact

The Joy of (solo) Contact

(Originally published in Solo Traveler Blog, September 2012)  The  simple approach, like so many others to come, is my first solo lesson of this tall ships voyage: even cruising solo, it’s all about the people you’re with.  I am overwhelmed by the sheer ‘coupleness’ around me: the elegant pair already perched on bar stools, enjoying a …

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