Star Clippers: Transatlantic Crossings 2017

A transatlantic crossing on a tall ship is the fondest dream of anyone who has a passion for sailing, the vast open seas and an excitement for adventures. Join the Royal Clipper as she travels from Barbados to Lisbon, Portugal in April 2017 for a 16-night voyage, or extend the stay for a 28-night voyage from Barbados to Cannes. Or, join the Star Flyer has she travels from St. Maarten to Malaga, Spain in April 2017 for a 20-night voyage.



 


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Star Clippers: Spend the 2016 Holiday Season with Us!

A warm breeze moves through the air, encouraging the palms to sway to the rhythm of the island. In the Caribbean, time moves at a slower pace. Put the cell phone away, and lose yourself in the calm aqua waters. The world you will discover is a wonderfully unique Caribbean paradise. Let your only decision be whether to snorkel or lie on the beach. Escape the cold this holiday season on a Star Clippers ship!



Star Clippers has two ships in the Caribbean this holiday season, the Royal Clipper and the Star Flyer, with trips that range from 7-nights to 14-nights and itineraries visiting the ABC Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the Grenadine Islands and the Leeward Islands.

Cabins are still available, call your travel agent or local Star Clippers office for the best holiday rates!



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Star Clippers: New Voyages in Indonesia

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 may be available on select dates, certification is required.



Indonesia’s towns and villages provide the opportunity for guests to experience the exoticism of Hindi culture, unusual looking gods, with incense wafting through the balmy air. Colorful sights can be found along the bustling streets and markets.



Memorable Highlights:

  • Viewing Komodo Dragons, the world’s largest living species of lizard that live on Indonesia’s islands, growing to a maximum length of 10 ft.

  • A stop in Wera, where guests will have the opportunity to see the `Pinisi’ traditional Indonesian sailing ships, with their long, elegant bow, towering twin masts, streamlined wooden hull and seven billowing sails.

  • An excursion to Mount Bromo, an active volcano in East Java, 7.641 ft., set in the middle of a vast plain and protected nature reserve known as the “Sea of Sand.”

  • A visit to the Borobudur Temple Compound, In the southern part of central Java, built in the 8thand 9th centuries, and one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world.

  • A stop at the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan water temple on Bali, built in 1663. Resembling a vast, layered Christmas tree, the temple complex is on the shores of Lake Bratan, with its cold, tropical climate. Offering ceremonies to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess, Dewi Danu, can also be found.


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Star Clippers: Eastern Mediterranean

The Royal Clipper and Star Flyer spend their 2017 Mediterranean summer season calling on some of the smallest Greek Isles and charming ports of call along the coast of Turkey , Croatia and Italy.



Eastern Mediterranean:


Discover a mix of beautiful beach towns, modern port cities and historical ruins that sit among acres of famed countryside can be found in the Eastern Mediterranean. The idyllic Cyclades of Greece and Turkey’s tapestry of cultures are an inviting playground for pleasure seekers aboard the Star Flyer and Royal Clipper, with convenient 7-night itineraries, departing from Athens, Rome, Istanbul and Venice. Longer explorations aboard the Star Flyer extend beyond the Greek Isles to the shores of Montenegro, Croatia and Italy in July, September and October 2017.



Book early for the best rates!



 


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Star Clippers: Western Mediterranean 2017

The Royal Clipper and Star Flyer spend their 2017 Mediterranean summer season calling on some of the smallest Greek Isles and charming ports of call along the coast of France and Spain. Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia are not-to-be-missed coastal treasures.



Western Mediterranean:


Guests can choose from a range of itineraries with departures from Civitavecchia (Port of Rome), Venice and Cannes. The Cannes itineraries includes the chic French Rivera and stops in Corsica, where guests will experience enchanting coastal cities, fabulous beaches, breathtaking valleys, dense forests and ancient hilltop villages. Guest onboard the Royal Clipper in May 2017 will also be able to experience the thrill of the Grand Prix Formula 1 Trials and Finals. Star Flyer’s itineraries, range from three to sixteen nights, departing from Athens, Istanbul and Venice, with itineraries that explore Spain, Italy, Malta, Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro.



Book early for the best rates!



 


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Star Clippers: Yoga Aboard

Did you travel on the Star Clipper last month? If so you may have enjoyed Yoga with instructor Catherine Derrow. Coming soon, our 2017 dates for themed cruises!



 


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Star Clippers: Ready for Winter Sailing?

As the summer season wraps up, let's start thinking winter cruising! The Royal Clipper and Star Flyer sail to the usual favorites—Caribbean, Panama and Cuba with 7-night roundtrip itineraries from St. Maarten or Barbados. Returning to the Far East this December, the Star Clipper sails exciting 7-night itineraries to ports in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, through Spring 2018.



 


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Star Clippers: Yoga At Sea

Happy Monday! Were you on board the Star Clipper this month? If so, you were lucky enough to enjoy yoga with Paige MacKenzie Wellborn. Coming shortly, our 2017 yoga/seminar dates!



 






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Star Clippers: The new Flying Clipper

Are you getting excited for our new ship? We are!

When she embarks on her maiden voyage at the end of 2017, the Flying Clipper will not only be the line’s fourth and largest sailing ship but the largest square-rigged sailing vessel ever built. Measuring 8,770 gt and powered by 32 sails, the 300-passenger ship will be a near replica of the dramatic France II ordered in 1911 at La Gironde shipyard Bordeaux.

More information coming soon!

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Star Clippers: Summer 2017 in Bali

In summer 2017, the four-masted Star Clipper ship will be offering Bali itineraries, offering 7-11 night trips which include in-depth exploration of Indonesia visiting Lombok, Komodo and Java. Itineraries will also offer diving trips. Bookings are now open!



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Star Clippers: Climbing the Crow's Nest

Have no fear, vacations are the time to try something new!  For an adrenaline rush you can climb to the crow's nest (in a harness and with the assistance of crew) on all our ships. Have you climbed our crow's nests???

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Star Clippers Introduces Indonesia

Star Clippers is happy to introduce Indonesia itineraries from May-October 2017. Join us as Star Clippers sails to Indonesia for the first time! Indonesia will leave you inspired and in awe with 7, 10 and 11-night itineraries with round-trip sailings from Bali, as well as 14-night sailings from Singapore to Bali and reverse, on our Star Clipper ship. Bookings are now open!

 

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Star Clippers: Yoga Onboard, Paige Welborn

Are you traveling on the August 6th Star Flyer sailing?  If so, be sure to check out the complimentary yoga classes held daily with master instructor Paige MacKenzie Welborn. We will be offering complimentary yoga, as well as expert guest speakers, on many of our sailings this year and into 2017.

Paige MacKenzie Welborn is a Buti Yoga Master Trainer. Her class style emphasizes flowing intuitive movement and core work. Whatever the medium - yoga, exercise, or meditation - the message is the same: Paige’s mission is to help you transform heart, mind, body and soul. Her holistic approach is designed to ripple out to improve every aspect of your life - from work, to relationships and fulfillment in life.





 
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Star Clippers: Bali Sailings in 2017

Tall ship sailing specialist 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, from Bali and Singapore, 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 and canoeing off many of the beaches and islands in this exotic part of the world.



The four-masted Star Clipper will voyage under thousands of feet of billowing sails sailing between lush, culturally unique, and exotic port calls and drop anchor close to coconut-white coves that typify Indonesia’s thousands of islands, mirroring a Robinson Crusoe adventure, as the ship calls into tiny jungle-and-sand islands, haloed by crystal clear turquoise sea and white sand beaches.



Indonesia’s towns and villages provide the opportunity for guests to experience the exoticism of Hindi culture, eccentric looking gods, with incense wafting through the balmy air, and colorful sights and scenes with bustling streets and markets.



Highlights of the six new itineraries in Indonesian waters include the opportunity to view Komodo Dragons, the world’s largest living species of lizard that live on Indonesia’s islands, growing to a maximum length of 10ft.



The compact size of the Star Clippers’ vessels enables the ships to sail waters uncharted by most commercial cruise lines. One such example will be the Star Clippers stop in Satonda. Satonda is a natural volcanic island, also a Marine National Park, with towering mountains that shelter a beautiful salt-water lake in the crater, and surrounded by a wealth of coral reefs.



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Star Clippers: Culinary Delights at Sea

Star Clippers introducing a series of culinary-themed voyages for 2016, featuring some of Europe’s top gourmet chefs and sommeliers. During these select sailings, on all three ships, guests have the opportunity to take part in complimentary cooking demonstrations, wine and beer tasting, and culinary lectures. Here are the remaining ones for 2016.



2016 Culinary Themed Sailings:

Star Flyer: Departure: Aug. 20, 2016

Royal Clipper: Departure: Aug. 20, 2016

Departure: Oct. 1, 2016



 


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Star Clippers: Asia Highlights

Will you be sailing with us in Asia this Winter?



Here are some highlights for the new itineraries:

• A stop in Wera, where guests will have the opportunity to see the `Pinisi’ traditional Indonesian sailing ships, with their long, elegant bow, towering twin masts, streamlined wooden hull and seven billowing sails.

• An excursion to Mount Bromo, an active volcano in East Java, 7.641 ft., set in the middle of a vast plain and protected nature reserve known as the “Sea of Sand.”



• A visit to the Borobudur Temple Compound, In the southern part of central Java, built in the 8th and 9th centuries, and one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world.



• A stop at the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan water temple on Bali, built in 1663. Resembling a vast, layered Christmas Tree the temple complex is on the shores of Lake Bratan, with its cold, tropical climate, and the temple complex is used for offerings ceremonies to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess, Dewi Danu.



 


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Star Clippers: Join Us in Bali

In summer 2017, the Star Clipper will be offering Bali itineraries, offering 7-11 night trips which include in-depth exploration of Indonesia visiting Lombok, Komodo and Java. Itineraries will be offering diving trips conducted by an onboard dive master. Bookings are now open!



 


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Star Clippers: Flying Clipper

Are you getting excited for our new ship? We are!

When she embarks on her maiden voyage at the end of 2017, the Flying Clipper will not only be the line’s fourth and largest sailing ship, but the largest square-rigged sailing vessel ever built. Measuring 8,770 gt and powered by 32 sails, the 300-passenger ship will be a near replica of the dramatic France II ordered in 1911 at La Gironde shipyard Bordeaux.

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Star Clippers: The Crow's Nest

Have you climbed the crow’s nest on our ships? Do you know how high it is?

The first platform is between 20-23 meters (66-75 feet) from the water level and about 15 meters (49 feet) to the deck level. The second platform (not accessible for passengers) is 40 meters from the water level, which is about 130 feet.

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Star Clippers: Bali Sailings in Summer 2017

In summer 2017, the Star Clipper will be offering Bali itineraries, offering 7-11 night trips which include in-depth exploration of Indonesia visiting Lombok, Komodo and Java. Itineraries will be offering diving trips conducted by an on board dive master. Bookings are now open!



 


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