In case you missed the exciting news the Spring...Star Clippers has started building a fourth ship to add to its fleet of graceful square-riggers; its first new-build since the launch of Royal Clipper in July 2000. The new vessel, yet to be named, will be the biggest and most ambitious project to date and will be launched in the second half of 2017, carrying 300 passengers, measuring 8,770 tons and powered by more than 6,350 square meters of sails.
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In line with the Star Clippers belief that cruises are more enjoyable without restrictions and formalities, we would not presume to dictate either your seating preferences or a dress code. On all of our ships, there are no set times at which you should dine and you are free to sit with whomever you like (including officers who are known to eat amongst the guests). Leave your black tie and ball gowns behind, relax, and make yourself at home within the casual elegance that is a Star Clippers cruise.
If you are searching for the perfect way to begin your lives together, a Star Clippers honeymoon offers an idyllic combination of adventure and romance in a setting that inspires romance.. For our honeymoon couples, there’s a complimentary bottle of champagne, plate of sweets, a special gift, and a certificate signed by the Captain for all honeymooners who have proof they married within three months of their sailing.
Seven countries in a single voyage, from exotic North Africa across the Mediterranean to the whitewashed shores of Greece … only select itineraries are worthy of the title "Grand" and we are happy to offer them on all three ships.
A Grand Voyage combines back-to-back itineraries to form one epic adventure. Set sail on an in-depth exploration to some of the most intimate and exclusive destinations spanning the Mediterranean. With extended itineraries ranging from 12 to 18 glorious nights and calls at an interesting collection of ports, guests are able to explore several countries in one sailing and become deeply immersed in the culture, beauty and history of the region. Imagine visiting seven countries on one sailing or embarking on a Grand Voyage with over a dozen ports in a single country.
All the three ships sail Grand Voyages in the spring, summer, and into the idyllic climes of fall.
Didn't make it to the Mediterranean this season? Don't miss out again next year...book your 2016 sailing adventure now!
New ports for Star Clippers in 2016 include Notteri in Sardinia, known for its beautiful beaches; Trapani, Porto Empedolce and Messina in Sicily; Lerici on the Tuscan coast; the historic Italian city of Trieste; Bastia in Corsica; Rabac on the Istrian peninsula and the island of Cres in Croatia; and Roquetas de Mar in Spain.
Star Clippers will be operating 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.
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.
The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most exhilarating sports events of the year and Star Flyer passengers will be there to witness all the excitement!
The Star Flyer will be docked in Monte Carlo during the trials, finals and the race in May 2016, as part of three 7-night itineraries from Cannes.
More Caribbean news as your plan your winter adventures, happy weekend!
Aboard Star Clipper in 2015 and 2016, sail from St Maarten on alternating itineraries that offer a fantastical sailing adventure in optimal conditions. This St. Maarten route will be available in 2016/2017 on the Star Flyer. Star Flyer will also be offering new departures from Jamaica’s gem, Montego Bay in 2016 and 2017.
It may be hot and sunny where you are located today, but the winter is never far behind. Start thinking about your Caribbean adventure now!
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.
Looking to book an European adventure for 2017? We have new stops including: Notteri in Sardinia, known for its beautiful beaches; Trapani, Porto Empedolce and Messina in Sicily; Lerici on the Tuscan coast; the historic Italian city of Trieste; Bastia in Corsica; Rabac on the Istrian peninsula and the island of Cres in Croatia; and Roquetas de Mar in Spain.
Looking for some health and wellness on your holiday? Check out the Captain Nemo Underwater Spa and Lounge on the Royal Clipper. This exquisite little hideaway features floodlit underwater views through submarine portholes when the ship is anchored. The Spa, Fitness Center, Unisex Hair Salon, Massage Room and the Skin and Body Treatment Center are also located in this area.
Did you know that there is complimentary morning yoga on most of our sailing? We also have special themed cruises with world-class yoga instructors on select itineraries throughout the year. All classes take place on deck in the fresh air under the billowing sails at sunrise and sunset.
Star Clippers' Grand Voyages are journeys of splendid proportions, combining back-to-back itineraries to form one epic adventure, ranging from 12 to 18 nights and calls at an interesting collection of ports. Imagine visiting seven countries on one sailing or embarking on a Grand Voyage with over a dozen ports in a single country. All three ships sail Grand Voyages in the Spring, Summer, and into the Fall. A sample itinerary, Star Flyer’s 14-night voyage from Rome to Cannes, with stops in Corsica, Monaco, and over a dozen stops in France including Cannes and St Tropez.
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 numerous Panama Canal voyages in November 2015 and in November 2016.