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Discover a new age of sailing, where the traditions of the past are combined with the modern comforts and amenities of the present. Star Clippers tall ships are perfect for cruising in casual elegance. Itineraries range from the sun-kissed Mediterranean to the Caribbean and Asia.
On board you will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, friendly crew, and international cuisine, all in pampered comfort. If you're a boating enthusiast, you can choose to lend a hand hoisting the sails, you can climb the mast, or you can just lay back and let the crew do all the work.
Now come aboard Star Clipper, Star Flyer or our new flagship the Royal Clipper, which is the largest fully rigged sailing ship in the world today. As thousands of feet of sail unfurl above you, you'll feel the elation of those mariners of long ago. This is Star Clippers and the adventure has just begun!
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Star Clipper & Star Flyer are experiences to be savoured, like a fine wine - slowly, almost subliminally. It is the unique combination or sailing tradition and pampered travelling that is the true essence of the Star Clippers Mega-Yacht Experience. Step aboard these unique vessels and discover a new age of sailing, where the traditions of the past are happily married to the comforts and amenities of the present. Star Clipper vessels are modern cruise ships in every way, created for comfort-loving passengers who also love the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships.
Both ships are 360 feet long and carry just 170 guests in pampered comfort. Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like travelling on a private yacht. You’ll never feel confined, the ship offers pleasingly spacious accommodation and expansive teak decks with ample space for relaxing and play. In fact, you’ll find that this ship offers more outdoor space per passenger than most conventional cruise ships.
Royal Clipper: Inspired by the legendary ship 'Preussen', the Royal Clipper has the proud distinction of being the largest and only five-mast sailing ship built since her predecessor was launched at the beginning of the last century. With her complement of 42 sails, Royal Clipper is a splendid sight to behold. You might think she was an apparition from the grand age of sail, but Royal Clipper is as new as tomorrow. She boasts state-of-the-art navigation systems and all the comforts of today.
For connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 439 foot Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sea-going experience, balancing the grandeur, adventure and tradition of sailing with the superb service, amenities and accommodations of the finest modern yachts. Royal Clipper carries just 230 guests in luxurious style.
Plus coming soon in 2017 a brand new ship to add to the fleet - the Flying Clipper. This stunning new tall ship will measure 8,770 GRT and be powered by 35 sails, which will collectively total more than 6,350 square metres. The SPV Flying Clipper will be the world’s largest square rigger and the largest ship of its kind afloat today.
There’s nothing so easy and pleasurable as falling asleep to the gentle rhythms of the ship and sea – unless it’s awakening refreshed the next morning to a new-born day!
Like a fine resort, all the amenities are here: double bed or twin beds that can be converted to queen, marble lined bathroom, private safe, television with in-house video, direct dial telephone, hair dryer and comfortable furnishings. The décor is tastefully traditional. You’ll find the accoutrements of a luxurious classic yacht, where everything is ingeniously designed for comfort, ease and efficiency.
Our inspired chefs make dining aboard a delightful culinary adventure with an international menu of foods from the far corners of the earth. When you rise, help yourself to a continental breakfast with Parisian croissants, toasted English muffins or sweet Danish pastries, or savor a full breakfast with fresh tropical fruits and crisp bacon, grilled sausage, smoked salmon and omelettes cooked to order in the dining room.
At lunch, a marvellous buffet of seafood, salads and grilled favorites awaits your pleasure. If the day includes a stop at one of the paradisiacal islands we frequent, you might also be treated to a succulent outdoor barbecue on shore.
When evening comes, our elegantly appointed dining room becomes the setting for the chef’s finest culinary presentations, designed to please the eye and the palate, complimented by a selection of equally fine wines. You’ll find our service to be friendly and gracious, as befits a tasteful restaurant. Of course, we would not presume to dictate your seating preferences.
On all three ships, you are free to dine when and with whomever you wish – including our officers, who join our guests in the dining room most nights. The dress code? No need for formal gowns and black tie, casual elegance is the order of the day and every single night.
On Star Clippers, the day proceeds at your own pace, whatever that may be. Indeed, the very notion of a rigid agenda of activities is foreign to our cruises. Join the Captain on the always-open bridge as he plots the course for the next landfall. Learn how to splice a line, reef a sail or tie a square knot. Cool off with a dip in one of the pools, or unwind with a cool drink and your favorite song in the piano bar. Discover history and fascinating cultures on exciting shore excursions in our exotic ports.
If it’s a beach day, you can swim, windsurf, water-ski, sail a Sunfish, or explore in a Zodiac. Our sports staff will be happy to offer assistance, should you require it.
To entertain you at certain ports, we bring local performers onboard to give passengers an authentic taste of the local music and arts. So rather than enduring another Broadway revue, you can enjoy the conviviality of fellow shipmates while a live band plays tropical tunes from a real paradise.
Whether you elect to glide among the emerald-clad jewels of the Caribbean, enjoy the incomparable adventure of an epic ocean crossing, be beguiled by the ancient, sun-warmed ports of the Mediterranean or be intrigued by the mysteries of Central America, each and every voyage aboard Star Clippers will be a little bit different from the one before – or after.