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.

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Star Clippers: Captain Mueller

Are you on our Royal Clipper crossing from Barbados to Lisbon this weekend? If so, you are in for a treat, as Captain Mueller joins the trip as a guest lecturer!

Captain Mueller, now retired, is one of the company’s best-loved characters. He has sailed Star Clippers’ ships all over the world during a long and illustrious career at sea. Captain Mueller’s lectures cover varying subjects including tall ship history, celestial navigation and the challenges of sailing big ships today.

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Star Clippers: Complimentary Yoga

Will you be sailing with us this weekend from Phuket? If so check out the complimentary yoga onboard with Allaya Cooks-Campbell.

Allaya Cooks-Campbell specializes in Vinyasa yoga, which combines an athletic practice with the breath to create flow. All levels, including beginners, are welcome!



 


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Star Clippers: Ship Profiles, Star Clipper ad Star Flyer

They are the stars of the sea. Intimate twin sister ships that embrace the authentic spirit of sailing. Star Clipper & Star Flyer are as fleet as the wind and as graceful as swans.

Star Clipper and Star Flyer 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 379 feet long and each carries 170 guests in pampered comfort. Sixteen sails billowing in the wind let all who come aboard know that they are about to embark on an adventure that is far from ordinary.

Each ship offers spacious accommodations and expansive teak decks with ample space and two swimming pools. In fact, you’ll find that these ships offer more outdoor space per passenger than most conventional cruise ships. The decor of Star Clipper and Star Flyer is reminiscent of the grand age of sail with a modern touch. Antique prints and paintings of famous sailing ships please the eye, while teak decks and gleaming mahogany rails are richly remindful of Star Clippers’ proud nautical heritage.



 






 


 

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Star Clippers: Ship Profile, the Royal Clipper

ROYAL CLIPPER



Inspired by the legendary tall ship Preussen, Royal Clipper has the proud distinction of being the largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship built 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. You might think she was an apparition from the grand age of sail, but Royal Clipper is as new as tomorrow, boasting state-of-the-art navigation systems and every comfort and luxury one could wish for. For connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 439-foot Royal Clipper offers the ultimate seagoing experience, balancing the splendor, adventure and tradition of sailing with the superb service, amenities and accommodations of the finest private yacht. Royal Clipper carries just 227 guests in luxurious style. A full 19,000 square feet of open deck and three swimming pools create a wonderfully spacious and expansive outdoor environment. A convenient marina platform lowers from the stern for ocean access for watersports activities.



 


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Star Clippers: Honeymooners

Honeymoon couple alert!

Did you know that honeymoon couples receive a complimentary bottle of champagne, plate of sweets, a special gift, and a certificate signed by the Captain? Honeymooners just need proof they were married within three months of their sailing.



 


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Star Clippers: Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is still considered an amazing feat of engineering. 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 and December 2017.



 


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Star Clippers: Keep Warm as Winter Wraps Up with Broccoli Cream Soup

Still feeling the chill of winter? Here's a yummy soup recipe from Bernd Schröter, director of hotel operations at Star Clippers.



Broccoli Cream Soup with Chili Cream



Serves 4 people



100 gr (1/2 cup) finely chopped onion



300 gr (1 1/4 cup) diced broccoli



1 tsp of olive oil



200 ml (1 cup) of vegetable stock



50 gr (1/4 cup) of cream cheese



Salt, pepper and sugar to taste



 


Chili Cream:



100 ml (1/2 cup) fresh whipped cream



1 tsp of finely chopped red chili peppers



3 tsp of croûtons



 


Decoration:



4 Italian bread sticks



4 slices of smoked ham



 


Preparation:



Heat the oil and sautée the onion until it looks transparent. Add the broccoli and let the mixture cook a little bit before adding the vegetable stock. Cover the pan and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.



Mix the soup in a blender with the cream cheese and season to taste (salt, pepper, sugar)



Mix the chopped chili with the whipped cream.



Wrap a slice of ham around each bread stick (leaving half the bread stick free)



 


Serving suggestion



Pour the soup into a warm soup plate or bowl and garnish with some of the chili cream, sprinkle with croûtons and decorate with one ham bread stick.



 


Accompany with fresh or toasted baguette.



 


Chef’s tip:



Strips of turkey breast or sautéed chicken liver also work well as a garnish



 


 


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Star Clippers: Complimentary Yoga, Meditation and Fitness Instructors on Select Cruises in 2017!

Strike a Pose and Stay Fit at Sea!



Star Clippers is excited to offer complimentary yoga, meditation and fitness classes on board select sailings on all three of their ships in 2017. The classes are will be open to all fitness levels and will be conducted in English, as well as various languages based on the instructor’s fluency. The classes will be available in the mornings and afternoons, contingent on the port schedules.



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Star Clippers: Grand Voyage

Several countries in a single voyage, across the Mediterranean to the whitewashed shores of Greece … only select itineraries are worthy of the title “Grand” and we are happy to offer 15 grand voyages in 2017 on the Royal Clipper and the Star Flyer.



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, as well as one country in-depth, in one sailing and become deeply immersed in the culture, beauty and history of the region.



Destination collectors take note of Star Flyer’s 18-night itinerary in July 2017 that calls at eight ports in Greece, as well as ports in Turkey, Croatia, and Montenegro; and the Royal Clippers 14-night itinerary in August 2017 with 9 ports in France and 5 in France.



 


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Star Clippers: The Royal Clipper Featured on Discovery Canada "Mighty Cruise Ships"

Canadian Residents: Star Clippers will be featured in the all-new season of “Mighty Cruise Ships.” The Royal Clipper will be profiled in the second episode, scheduled to air in Canada this Sunday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Discovery Canada.  The series is distributed to 160 countries, so stay tuned for the date and times for different markets!



With 5 masts supporting 42 sails, the Royal Clipper is the largest sailing cruise ship in the world.

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Star Clippers: Love is Always in the Air!

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only time to find romance. Love is always in the air on a Star Clippers sailing!

The graceful tall ships in the Star Clippers’ fleet provide an exceptionally romantic setting for lovers, for honeymooners, for anniversary celebrations and romantic voyages. Sailing in and out of the world’s most beautiful destinations in an atmosphere of casual elegance, a cruise on one of the three Star Clippers ships is parallel to having a fully staffed private yacht. Lay arm-in-arm on a deck-top sunbed, lie side-by-side in the bowsprit net with the waves skimming below, or spot dolphins together at dawn from the decks of a magnificent tall ship in full-sail. Make footprints on white sand beaches, snorkel the clear Caribbean waters, and drop anchor in small bays and harbors.

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Star Clippers: The Panama Canal

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 and December 2017.



 


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Star Clippers: Grand Voyages

Several countries in a single voyage, across the Mediterranean to the whitewashed shores of Greece … only select itineraries are worthy of the title “Grand” and we are happy to offer 15 grand voyages in 2017 on the Royal Clipper and the Star Flyer. 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, as well as one country in-depth. The Royal Clipper and Star Flyer will be sailing Grand Voyages in the spring, summer, and fall in 2017. Book now for the best 2017 rates for these memorable trips!



 


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Star Clippers: Staying Fit at Sea

Star Clippers is excited to offer complimentary yoga, meditation and fitness classes onboard select sailings on all three of their ships in 2017. The classes will be open to all fitness levels and all guests on a complimentary basis, and will be available in the mornings and afternoons, contingent on the port schedules.



 


[caption id="attachment_16800" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A yoga class on deck for all ages and skill levels.
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Star Clippers: Diving in Thailand

There will be an independent and certified diving instructor on all Thailand itineraries with 15 compete dive sets on board. Guests who have booked a cruise on the Star Clipper in Asia and want to take part in diving should bring along their diving paperwork and certification. Those who are not certified, have the option to take non-certification dives.



 


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Star Clippers: Book Your Bali Sailing Now!

Star Clippers will be sailing in Indonesian waters for the first time in 2017, offering a choice of 19 departures between May 6th and October 14th, 2017 with sailings of 7, 10, 11 and 14 nights including Bali round trips and itineraries from Bali to Singapore and reverse on the Star Clipper.



These Indonesian itineraries include complimentary water sports, including snorkeling, kayaking, water skiing, and wind surfing off many of the beaches and islands in this exotic part of the world. Scuba diving will be available on select dates.



 


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Star Clippers: Top 5 Reasons to Visit Thailand and Bali This Year!

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Thailand and Bali on the Star Clipper This Year!

1. Diverse Culture



Asia has a multi-cultural lifestyle that is immensely apparent in all the ports of call that Star Clipper sails to. Capture dramatic memories and make them larger than life when you choose to travel 7, 10, 11, and 14-night itineraries, throughout 2017.



2. Beaches & Islands



Gili Meno beach in Indonesia is calm, relaxing and a great place to just chill out while the ship is there. How about diving? Star Clippers introduces diving in Thailand.



3. Gardens & Wildlife



Nature lovers can explore Ko Surin in Thailand to fine an abundance of land and marine life.



4. Cuisine



Penang is famous for its Malaysian street food and a way of life for Malaysians. Singapore is another place where much of the best food is at hawker stalls and busy streets where your nose leads first.



5. History & Architecture



Check out the Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang and explore statues and pagodas. Explore Thailand's Phang Nga Bay and be dazzled by the scenery, caves, aquatic grottoes and limestone islands.



 


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Star Clippers: Diving on Thailand and Bali Itineraries!

Diving in Asia! Star Clippers is happy to announce the addition of diving on all Thailand and Bali sailings on the Star Clipper.

There will be an independent and certified diving Instructor on all Thailand and Bali itineraries, starting this month, with 15 compete dive sets on board. Guests who have booked a cruise on the Star Clipper in Asia and want to take part in diving should bring along their diving paperwork and certification. Those who are not certified, have the option to take non-certification dives.



 


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Star Clippers: Arrival in Phuket!

The Star Clipper arrived in Phuket! After ending her summer season in the Mediterranean, the Star Clipper sailed via the Suez Canal and Sri Lanka to her winter home port of Phuket, where she will operate seven-night round trip cruises with a northbound and southbound route.



The 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 and exploring on foot.



 


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