Star Clippers has announced a series of short mini-cruises to Europe for 2012.

The series consists of five short breaks to European ports in the spring and summer months of 2012, including tall ship Star Flyer’s maiden voyage from Southampton in May.

Destinations will include Spain, Italy, Germany, Amsterdam and Croatia. Guests will have the opportunity to tour sites such as Rome’s Sistine Chapel and the Doge’s Palace in Venice. A complimentary Museum Pass of Amsterdam is included in one of the mini-breaks, giving guests entrance to the city’s galleries and cultural attractions.

The first, Mediterranean Treasures,  is a well-being cruise offering guests meditation and daily yoga classes on board. The 5 night cruise departs on April 23 from Malaga.

The mini cruises range from three to five nights and start at £945 per person, with city accommodation, meals and airport transfers included in the price.