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Star Clippers

You can find detailed information for Star Clippers and the ships in their fleet below.

 

 

Description

The gentle lapping of waves against a wind driven hull. A pod of dolphins playing in the curling bow wave. A salute to a propitious marriage, the wedding of a splendid cruise holiday with the romance of sailing aboard a true tall ship. It is the unique combination of sailing tradition and pampered relaxation that is the essence of Star Clippers. For within the setting of a magnificently evocative Tall ship is a world for those who seek an authentic sailing adventure without sacrificing creature comforts.

Our graceful ships fly along the waves, just like the legendary clippers of a century and a half ago. And this is as much an adventure in highly evolved relaxation as it is in tradition. For though computers have not replaced the skilled hands of our crew in the art of raising sails, we do not expect our guests to become barefoot seamen. Relax and let the crew do the work.

Now come aboard Star Clipper, Star Flyer or Royal clipper, the largest true fully rigged sailing ship in the world today. As thousands of square feet of sail unfurl above you, you will feel the elation of those mariners of long ago. Because this is Star Clippers and the adventure has only just begun.

 

Further Info

When you rise, help yourself to a continental breakfast with Parisian croissants, toasted English muffins or sweet Danish pastries. Or savour 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 favourites awaits your pleasure. If the day includes a stop at one of the private 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, complemented by a selection of equally fine wines. You will find our service to be friendly and gracious, befitting 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 with 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.
Friends gather round the piano bar and join in singing a few favourites. And in the Tropical Bar, the bartender shakes a pitcherful of some delicious cooling concoction. Now, is there anything more relaxing than this? Clearly this is not a cruise ship in the ordinary sense. On Star Clippers, you will find that there are no rigid schedules. You are free to do as you wish with your days – and evenings. To entertain you at certain ports, we bring local performers on board 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.

The Captain and crew are superb improvisers of the kind of light-hearted fun you will only find on Star Clippers. The Captain’s daily briefing on deck is wonderfully informative, and a chance to hear some great story-telling as well. And there are other events and activities, such as out hilarious crab racing contests, that have evolved from Star Clippers’ sailing heritage. In fact, our passengers tell us that it’s the easy-going informality of Star Clippers that makes a cruise with us so enjoyable.
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 decor is tastefully traditional. You will find the accoutrements of a luxurious classic yacht, where everything is ingeniously designed for comfort, ease and efficiency. Burnished brass fittings and mahogany brightwork recall our nautical heritage. Soft natural fabrics reflect the colours of the sun, sea and sky. Prints of famous clipper ships and sailing yachts grace the walls. Everything is immaculately maintained and your steward knows exactly when to appear.
On Royal Clipper, 14 deluxe suites offer the ultimate in cruising comfort, with private verandah, whirlpool bath and 24-hour room service. All but six of her 98 cabins are outside, and for the ultimate indulgence, two 33 square metre owner’s suites may be combined to accommodate up to eight guests. All in all, your Star Clippers cabin or suite is a perfectly arranged abode for day dreams and nights of blissful rest and relaxation.

 

Ships

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Flying ClipperFlying Clipper

Approx Rating: stars

Star Clippers unveiled their fourth and most impressive vessel to date – 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.

It has been built as a near replica of the France II, which was ordered in 1911 and built at the Chantiers et Ateliers de la Gironde shipyard, which is located on the banks of the river Garonne in Europe. The France II was the second largest commercial merchant sailing ship ever built and was originally built with two diesel engines, but these were later removed in 1919.

Although the Flying Clipper can draw resemblance to the France II, the new vessel will feature many modern amenities. She will feature three pools on the top deck – one of which will filter sunlight into the elegant dining room. This area will offer open-seating dining and a glass Dive bar for younger guests to enjoy.

Whilst docked, passengers will be able to take advantage of the water sports platform in the stern. Regular passengers with Star Clippers will be glad to know that popular additions such as the cosy library, bowsprit net and al fresco Tropical Bar will all feature on board the Flying Clipper.

Up to 300 guests will be able to relax and unwind in one of the many different categories of cabin, which will include 34 suites with balconies and four luxurious owner’s suites. Although like its sister ships, it will feature ecologically sound and high-tech engines, it will rely on its extensive range of sails wherever possible.

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Royal ClipperRoyal Clipper

Approx Rating: stars

In 1902, the largest, fastest sailing ship the world had ever seen was launched. The legendary Preussen dominated the seas, only to be gone in a few short years. Neither before nor since had the world seen such a magnificent sailing ship. Until today…

Influenced by the German tall ship Preussen, which graced the seas for eight years before it was involved in an accident in 1910, the Royal Clipper has the proud distinction of being the largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship built since her predecessor was launched on her maiden voyage from Bremerhaven. With her complement of 42 sails, which have a combined area of 56,000 square feet, Royal Clipper stands out amongst her peers in more ways than one.

For all the characteristics that she possesses from the grand age of sail, Royal Clipper is as new as tomorrow, and boasts state-of-the-art navigation systems to prove it. She also combines beauty with comfort by offering every onboard luxury you could wish for. For passionate travellers and sail cruising connoisseurs, the 439 foot Royal Clipper offers a sea-going experience like no other; finding an undeniable balance between the grandeur, adventure and tradition of classic sailing and the superb facilities, cabins and conveniences associated with the finest modern yacht.

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Star ClipperStar Clipper

Approx Rating: stars

These are true ships reflecting their proud heritage in every inch of their polished brass and gleaming bright-work. Step aboard these unique vessels and discover a new age of sail, where the traditions of the past are happily married to the comforts and amenities of the present day. Star clipper and Star flyer are modern cruise ships in every way, created for luxury-loving passengers who also love the traditions and romance of the legendary ara of sailing ships. Star Clipper and star flyer are both 115 metres long and each carries just 170 guests in pampered comfort.

Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like travelling on a private yacht. You will never feel confined on Star Clipper or Star Flyer. Each ship offers spacious accommodations and expansive teak decks with ample space and not one, but two swimming pools. In fact, you will that these ships offer more outdoor space per passenger than most conventional cruise ships.

The décor of Star Clipper and Star Flyer is reminiscent of the grand age of sail. Antique prints and paintings of famous sailing ships please the eye, while teak and gleaming mahogany rails are richly reminiscent of Star Clippers’ proud nautical heritage.

All Star Clippers ships feature open-seating dining in an elegantly appointed dining room, our convivial indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar and Piano Bar, and an Edwardian style library where a Belle Époque fireplace glows with a warmth that reflects the friendliness and enthusiasm of Star Clippers’ hospitable officers and crew.

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Star FlyerStar Flyer

Approx Rating: stars

These are true clipper ships reflecting their proud heritage in every inch of their polished brass and gleaming brightwork. Step aboard these unique vessels and discover a new age of sail, where the traditions of the past are happily married to the comforts and amenities of the present day. Star Clipper and Star Flyer are modern cruise ships in every way, created for luxury-loving passengers who also love the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships. Star Clipper and Star Flyer are both 360 feet long and each carries just 170 guests in pampered comfort.

Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like traveling on a private yacht. You’ll never feel confined on Star Clipper or Star Flyer. Each ship offer spacious accommodations and expansive teak decks with ample space and not one, but two swimming pools. In fact, you’ll find that these ships offer more outdoor space per passenger than most conventional cruise ships.

The décor of Star Clipper and Star Flyer is reminiscent of the grand age of sail. Antique prints and paintings of famous sailing ships please the eye, while teak and gleaming mahogany rails are richly reminiscent of Star Clippers’ proud nautical heritage.

All Star Clippers ships feature open-seating dining in an elegantly appointed dining room, our convivial indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar and Piano Bar, and an Edwardian style library where a Belle Époque fireplace glows with a warmth that reflects the friendliness and enthusiasm of Star Clippers’ hospitable officers and crew.

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