If you've always wanted to experience a vacation that takes you on a bit of a departure from the norm, then it's high time you considered the wonderful world of Star Clippers cruises. Star Clippers vessels are an amazing sight. Their masted ships offer the definitive sailing adventure. Indicative of true clipper ships, these three luxury sailing vessels feature teak decks, polished brass and all of the modern amenities that one would expect on a luxury cruise. Star Clippers sail into small, unusual ports under full sail which is an unforgettable experience. Guests of Star Clippers enjoy a world of casual elegance on ships that provide for a maximum of 227 passengers, inviting a friendly atmosphere where many lasting relationships are formed. Many cruises allow you to see and explore exotic locations in luxurious style. Star Clippers cruises combine the glorious traditions of the past, with the wonderful luxuries we can take advantage of today, for an experience you're not likely to forget.
Onboard a Star Clipper ship guests are welcomed by an attentive crew, a comfortable atmosphere and impeccable service. The accommodations aboard a Star Clippers cruise feature comfortable furnishings and a marble bathroom. Cabin decor features comfy fabrics, nautical prints and mahogany trim designed to recall their nautical heritage.
Dining onboard a Star Clipper ship is an international culinary adventure. Choose from a continental breakfast or a full breakfast complete with a variety of fruits, bacon, sausage, smoked salmon, fresh breads and made to order eggs and omelets. Lunch offers a variety of salads, seafood and grilled favorites. In the evenings, the stylish dining room features a grand collection of paintings of sailing ships, creating a fabulous setting for the chef's finest culinary presentations. Service is described as friendly and gracious, befitting a sophisticated restaurant. On all three ships, you are free to dine when and with whomever you wish – including officers, who join 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.
Guests are free to do as much or as little as they want onboard. Sit and enjoy a live band, meet round the Piano bar with new friends, or find a secluded spot to relax with a good book. Take a dip in one of the pools or for a more unique experience, guests may even climb the mast to one of the crow's nests for a breathtaking view. On the Royal Clipper the Marina Platform can be lowered for watersports and diving.
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Masted Sailing Ships
The most unique highlight of Star Clippers is their ships themselves, combining the romance of the grand age of sailing with the modern amenities of a luxury cruise ship. Inspired by the legendary tall ship Preussen, Royal Clipper as the proud distinction of being the largest and only 5-masted full-rigged sailing ship build since her predecessor was launched at the beginning of the 20th century. With her complement of 42 sails, Royal Clipper is a splendid sight to behold. The 439-foot Royal Clipper offers the ultimate seagoing experience and carries just 227 guests. Star Clipper and Star Flyer are both 379 feet long and each carries 170 guests in pampered comfort. Star Clippers ships offer the ultimate sea-going experience.
On a Star Clipper Cruise you will discover unique ports and private sanctuaries where adventure and memories will stay with you for a lifetime. They offer a nice selection of itineraries ranging from 5 to 35 days. Their three ships sail to the Caribbean, Northern Europe, Cuba, Costa Rica, the Panama Canal, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Western Mediterranean, transatlantic sailings and even Grand Voyages. Star Clippers is now venturing into the magnificent Far East, including exotic Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. Star Clipper will explore the many islands scattered off the coast of Phuket, accessible only by water, with some of the most beautiful beaches and dazzling marine life in the world. Exploring destinations and ports become even more meaningful when sailing onboard Star Clippers.
With billowing sails, these ships really do pull the romantic strings. The fully masted vessels tick all the romantic boxes, and really are akin to private yachts. The intimate Star Clipper ships are perfect for a wedding, honeymoon, anniversary or a romantic getaway. Relax on the ship's netting with the sea beneath you as you sail to romantic ports throughout the world. Because there is no children's playroom and deck areas are cluttered with potentially dangerous lines and cables, the vessels are inappropriate for small children. "Champagne Fireworks" is where guests can sip champagne on the teak deck of a tall ship while watching the rosy glow from Italy's Stomboli, off the coast of Sicily) during a late evening sail-past. Doesn't get any more romantic than that.
With a maximum of 227 guests the experience of sailing on a Star Clipper cruise is like sailing on your own personal yacht. The gracious and friendly staff is there to attend to your every need and desire and to pamper you in a relaxed and unhurried atmosphere. Their impeccable service and attentive hospitality truly comes from the heart, and everyone will be on a first name basis quickly. There is an emphasis on an informal country club atmosphere aboard the vessels. No long lines on board, no crowds, just pampering services in a casually elegant atmosphere . On Star Clippers there are no rigid schedules. You are free to do as you wish with your days and evenings, you can dine when and with whom you wish, including the ship's officers.