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Star Clippers Cruise 101

Looking for an exciting alternative to regular cruises? Sail off to adventure on one of the grand Star Clippers cruise vessels!

Star Clippers CruiseIf you are eager to enjoy the port hopping excitement of a seagoing voyage but find that traditional cruises don’t suit your style, if you’ve ever longed to sail away on the clipper ships of ages past, a sail cruise aboard one of Star Clippers’ tall ship sailing vessels may be just what you are looking for. These masted sailing vessels reimagine the sail cruise, combining all the romance of the grand sailing traditions of the past with the luxurious comforts and amenities of a modern cruise ship. In case you are new to Star Clippers cruises, read on to discover if this elegant alternative to conventional cruises might be right for you!

Meet the Star Clippers fleet tall sailing vessels

best caribbean cruisesStar Clippers fleet of three tall sailing ships includes Star Clipper, Star Flyer, and Royal Clipper. Twin sister ships Star Clipper and Star Flyer are both 360 feet long and carry just 170 guests in luxurious comfort. With a complement of 42 sails on five masts, the 439-foot Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sail cruising experience to her 227 guests.

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The largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship built since the turn of the century, Royal Clipper offers guests an expansive 19,000 square feet of open deck and three swimming pools. Accommodations are nautical and a bit small but exceptional service and elegantly luxurious details such as gleaming teak and mahogany elements are reminiscent of a private yacht.

Who are your fellow guests on a Star Clippers cruise?

best cruises for families Star Clippers cruises attract adventurous, upscale Millennials and sophisticated couples in their 40s and 50s, typically from a variety of North American and European locations. Sail cruise guests tend to be active, educated, and intellectually curious, open to enjoying a deeper appreciation of the destinations through story-telling and learning activities.

Please note, these cruises are not handicapped accessible, as there are no elevators, ramps, or wheelchair accessible bathrooms aboard.

What activities can you enjoy on a Star Clippers sail cruise?

caribbean cruises for familiesActivities aboard Star Clippers cruises are relaxed, focused on enjoying the sailing life. You won’t find the latest Broadway show or a strict activity schedule; instead, you’ll be free to do whatever you like. Feel like you’re escaping on your private yacht, as you help the hospitable crew raise the sails, lie in the bowsprit netting to watch for dolphins, or climb the mast to enjoy the panoramic view from the Crow’s Nest.

Take in the fresh ocean air during daily on deck yoga classes or swim in the pools before relaxing with a deep massage. Star Clipper sail cruises are designed for relaxing and indulging in whatever you feel like doing.

Dining and entertainment

The small guest pool and casual atmosphere aboard Star Clippers cruises lends itself building relationships with your fellow voyagers. Instead of strict dining schedules and dress codes, all meals feature open-seating dining in the elegantly appointed dining room. Dress is elegant casual, and coats and ties are never required. In the evenings, enjoy the convivial atmosphere as you join group sing-alongs around the piano bar with guests, officers, and crew, participate in lighthearted scavenger hunts, or enjoy demonstrations and performances by local musicians and artisans.

Star Clippers cruise itineraries

star clippers cruisesWhether you are looking for the best Caribbean cruises, or seeking Grand Voyages that visit several countries and explore one in depth, Star Clippers cruises has an exciting collection of itineraries you are certain to enjoy. These three tall ship sailing vessels are known for offering inspired itineraries that feature sailing destinations that are off the beaten path.

Current Star Clippers cruises include South Asia, Southeast Asia, West Caribbean, Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean, Cuba, transatlantic cruises, and Grand Voyages to several countries.  These fabulous itineraries range in length from 5 to 35 days.

Are you ready to sail away on a luxurious sail cruise aboard one of Star Clippers tall ship sailing vessels? Call at 1-888-804-CRUISE (2784) to book your reservation today! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and join our InnerCircle for exclusive offers and cruise news you can use! Also, check out our new Resource Center, where you can receive expert knowledge from us before your next cruise or cruisetour!

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