Star Clipper’s Rythmic Sailaway
| November 19, 2013

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, Star Clipper bid farewell to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. This was the final call of the ship’s 2013 Mediterranean season, and musicians from the island played Batucada to see the guests and crew off as they began their two week journey across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean Sea.

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Batucada is a fast-paced rhythmic performance based in Samba, and the band is called a bateria, which translates to “drum kit” in Spanish and Portuguese. The energy of the bateria was a fantastic and memorable sendoff. We shall see our Mediterranean friends again in the spring. In the meantime the fleet is headed to warmer waters.

The next stop for Star Clipper is Phillipsburg, St. Maarten. As sister ship, Star Flyer spends the majority of the winter season sailing around Costa Rica, Royal Clipper and Star Clipper will explore the Virgin Islands, Antigua, Tortola and Dominica.

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