Star Clippers: Get Your Groove On!

Are you traveling on the Royal Clipper next week? Get ready to get your groove on!



International choreographer and creator of the dance fitness movement GROOV3, Benjamin Allen will be onboard. Boogie on Board with Ben, in his low impact, non-stop cardio dance party that will have guests singing his motto, "Dance, Sweat, Live." If you love music and movement, no experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. Ben will also lecture on the science and benefits behind dancing through life.



 


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Star Clippers: Complimentary Photography Classes

Are you traveling on the Star Clipper next week in the Caribbean?



Check out complimentary lectures onboard with award winning photographer David Handschuh. David's been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize three times and he’s traveled from North Pole to South Pole, scuba diving in a fjord above the Arctic Circle and tenting overnight in Antarctica. David lectures around the world on photojournalism, newspaper work, food and cocktail photography and travel photography.



Onboard he will be share his passion for capturing images and help passengers improve the quality of their photographs on land and sea, which include advanced techniques for camera enthusiasts and watching light.

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Star Clippers: Complimentary Yoga At Sea

Looking to stay fit while at sea? Check out our complimentary yoga classes on select sailings. Here is an image from a yoga class last week in the Caribbean on the Star Clipper. Last week's classes were taught by yoga instructor Dina Ivas.



 


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Star Clippers: New Ship Named!

In case you missed the exciting news from last month...we have a name for our new ship FLYING CLIPPER!!!

Flying Clipper is scheduled to launch in late 2017.


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Star Clippers: Winter Season in Asia

Looking for a new Star Clippers experience?



Star Clippers will operate a winter season in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore from December 2016 to April 2017. The Star Clipper will end its summer season in the Mediterranean and sail via the Suez Canal and Sri Lanka to its winter home port of Phuket, where it will operate seven-night round trip cruises on two different routes from December 2, 2016, as well as some voyages to Singapore.



Book now!



 


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Star Clippers: Do Everything or Nothing at All

On Star Clippers you are encouraged to help raise the sails, learn how to tie knots, visit the open bridge, lay in the bowsprit net-suspended above the rushing sea, and most unique of all, climb the mast to the Crow’s Nest for a stunning panoramic view. The alternative, just relax in casual elegance and enjoy sailing the high seas. Here are some of our favorite images!


 


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Star Clippers: It's Not Too Late to Book Your Caribbean Sailing!

Still haven't booked your Caribbean sailing? There is still time!



Here are some sample itineraries for the Royal Clipper in the Caribbean this winter:



• Windward Islands (7 nights) Barbados to Barbados with stops in St. Lucia, Dominica, Antigua, St Kitts, Iles des Saintes, Martinique.



• Grenadine Islands (7 nights) Barbados to Barbados with stops in Grenadines, Grenada, Tobago Cays, St. Vincent, Bequia, Martinique, St. Lucia.



 


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Star Clippers: Venice Sailings

Venice, the city built on more than 100 small islands, with stone palaces that seem to rise out of the water, was never afraid to attempt the unfeasible. The Grand Canal winds through the city, filled with countless narrow mystifying alleys and small plazas. Venice thrives on mystery and awe. Come explore the secret passageways that riddle Gothic Palazzo Ducale and save your appetite for a proper sit-down Venetian meal, and toasts with Veneto’s signature bubbly, Prosecco!



Book your Star Clipper and Royal Clipper Venice sailings now! The Summer and Fall itineraries range from 4-11 nights, and include destinations in Greece, Montenegro & Croatia.



 


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Star Clippers: A Look at the Royal Clipper

Valarie D’Elia the travel correspondent for NY1, New York City’s premiere cable channel, traveled on the Royal Clipper last month. Here is a link to her great piece.



http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/travel/2016/01/11/smaller-ships-give-passengers-more-intimate-view-of-the-caribbean.html



 


[caption id="attachment_16764" align="alignnone" width="300"] The bowsprit net is an amazing place to find dolphins!
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Star Clippers: The Best Boutique Cruise Line by USA Today Poll!

Thanks everyone for voting!

Star Clippers made it into the top 10 list for "The Best Boutique Cruise Line” as part of the USA Today poll.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2016/01/08/10best-readers-choice-cruise-winners/78345520/

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Star Clippers: Climbing the Mast

One of the unique activities aboard a Star Clippers tall ship is the chance to climb the mast. Guests are harnessed in and climb up a rope ladder to the Crow’s Nest. A great view is in store for all who make the climb. Share your images with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Star Clippers: Message in a Bottle

One of the many great traditions on our Atlantic Ocean Crossings is dropping a message in a bottle. On December 16, 2015, Mike Ley found one of our MIB about 58 miles south of the Malaquite Visitors Center on Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) in South Texas. This is the 7th MIB that him and his wife have found! The coordinates show that the MIB was dropped by a Star Clipper passenger east of Puerto Rico on November 9, 2011. So cool!



We are all wishing you great adventures for 2016, fair winds and following seas ahead!

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Star Clippers: Complimentary Yoga On Board

Looking to find some zen on board a Star Clippers cruise? Join us for complimentary yoga on select itineraries.



Yoga instructor Masha Sapron will be on board the Royal Clipper on the August 20, 2016 sailing. Her classes blend steadiness and sweetness and through no effort of her own (the practice is just built that way) will leave you too, feeling good. Slimming down and glowy skin are just a by-product of this feel-good-yoga. She speaks English, Russian and French fluently.



 


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Star Clippers: Vote For "Best Boutique Cruise Line"

We would love your vote for Star Clippers under "Best Boutique Cruise Line.” Just click on the link below and vote for Star Clippers, it takes 2 minutes.

Thank you so much for your support!

http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-boutique-cruise-line/



 

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Star Clippers: Panama Canal, Share Your Images

Were you on the Panana Canal cruise last month? Please email us your images: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The Panama Canal is still considered an amazing feat of engineering that is acclaimed as one of man’s greatest triumphs—and an avid cruiser’s right of passage. With a breathtaking backdrop and tropical climate, transiting the lakes and locks of the 51-mile Panama Canal aboard the Star Flyer is an adventure unlike anything you’ve ever experienced and a sight that only a select few in the world have witnessed. The Star Flyer will be offering two Panama Canal voyages in November 2016.



 


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Star Clippers: The Return to Asia

Star Clippers will operate a winter season in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore from December 2016 to April 2017. This marks the line’s return to the region for the first time since March 2010.



The 170-passenger Star Clipper will end its summer season in the Mediterranean and sail via the Suez Canal and Sri Lanka to its winter home port of Phuket, where it will operate seven-night round trip cruises on two different routes from December 2, 2016, as well as some voyages to Singapore.



There are two Thailand itineraries, northbound and southbound, as well as seven departures that either begin or end in 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. There will be numerous opportunities for sunbathing, snorkeling, watersports, exploring on foot, and taking photo safaris in the ship’s Zodiacs. Ports of call include:



Northbound from Phuket


  • Ko Surin National Marine Park, a cluster of five forested islands with exquisite beaches and spectacular underwater life

  • The Similan Islands, an archipelago of coral and granite with crystal-clear water and diverse wildlife

  • Ko Rok Nok, an uninhabited island with incredible reefs

  • Langkawi in Malaysia, with beautiful beaches and temples

  • Ko Kradan, a laid-back beach resort

  • Phang Nga Bay, offering spectacular scenery of forested limestone towers and hidden coves


Southbound from Phuket:


  • Ko Butang, with gorgeous beaches and world-class snorkeling

  • Penang, with diverse colonial heritage

  • Ko Adang, a tiny, unspoiled island in the Tarutao National Marine Park

  • Ko Rok Nok, an uninhabited island with incredible reefs

  • Phang Nga Bay, offering spectacular scenery of forested limestone towers and hidden coves

  • The Similan Islands, an archipelago of coral and granite with crystal-clear water and diverse wildlife


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Star Clippers: The Caribbean Is Calling Your Name

Still haven't booked a winter Caribbean sailing? Put the cell phone away, and loose yourself in the calm aqua waters!



New itineraries on the Royal Clipper will include round trip Barbados sailing focusing on the British Virgin Islands, known for its reef-lined beaches for Christmas and New Year’s cruises. A new 14-day Royal Clipper ABC Island voyage, with make stops in Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Venezuela, Grenada, Grenadines and St. Lucia in Winter 2016 and Spring 2017.



 


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Star Clippers: Introduces Expert Speakers, David Handschuh

Star Clippers is happy to introduce a stellar line up of expert speakers onboard their Caribbean sailing this winter, check back for information on additional speakers!

Star Clipper, St Maarten Departure: Feb. 13, 2016 –David Handschuh

David has spent more than 30 years as an award winning New York City based photographer and writer. David's been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize three times and he’s traveled from North Pole to South Pole, scuba diving in a fjord above the Arctic Circle and tenting overnight in Antarctica. David lectures around the world on photojournalism, newspaper work, food and cocktail photography and travel photography. Onboard he will be share his passion for capturing images and help passengers improve the quality of their photographs on land and sea, which include advanced techniques for camera enthusiasts and watching light.



 


[caption id="attachment_17136" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Penguins and seals on Astrolabe Island.
Photo by David Handschuh/New York Daily News




 
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Star Clippers: Royal Clipper Named “Best Tall Ship” by Porthole Cruise Magazine

Star Clippers is happy to announce that the Royal Clipper has been named the “Best Tall Ship” in the 17th Annual Readers' Choice Awards in Porthole Cruise Magazine. The award was determined by thousands of readers and online fans of Porthole Cruise Magazine, who voted for their favorite cruise lines and ships in 54 cruise-related categories. Winners are published in the November/December 2015 issue, which hits newsstands November 10, as well as online at Porthole.com.



 


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Star Clippers: Introduces Expert Speakers - Jenny Schatzle

Star Clippers is happy to introduce a stellar line up of expert speakers onboard their Caribbean sailing this winter, check back for information on additional speakers!



Star Clipper: St Maarten Departure on January 23, 2016: Jenny Schatzle



Fitness expert, nutrition specialist and all-out life motivator, Jenny Schatzle has been educating, motivating and inspiring people of all ages, fitness levels and health for more than 15 years. Onboard she will be doing workouts and a talk on Weight Loss. Guests will be motivated at any age to keep healthy and fit. Jenny will show guests how to love working out and make time for themselves.



 


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