2019 - A Year of New

​At Star Clippers, we're excited this year for all the new happenings, from the relaunch of this our NEWly designed official blog and our summer 2020 itineraries that include Cambodia as our NEWest destination port, to the upcoming and long-awaited launch of our NEWest ship, ​ Flying Clipper ​ - the subject of a different blog post. For now, we're ...
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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 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: 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: Sailing In Indonesian For the First Time

Star Clippers will be sailing in Indonesian waters for the first time in 2017, offering a choice of 19 departures between May 6 and October 14, 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 offer complimentary water sports, including snorkeling, kayaking and canoeing off many of the beaches and islands in this exotic part of the world.

Some memorable highlights include:

· 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: Yoga At Sea

Find your center and listen to your breath, with complimentary yoga on board select Star Clippers sailings on all three ships in 2016. The yoga classes will be open to all guests and all fitness levels, and are offered on a complimentary basis. The classes will be available in the mornings and afternoons, contingent on the port schedules. Yoga focuses on strength training and flexibility, and is an incredible benefit to your body, especially while traveling.

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Star Clippers: Perfect for the Entire Family

Traveling around the world with parents, siblings, kids, grandkids, and assorted family members can be an enriching assortment of shared experiences. What better way to experience the world then on a small luxury sailing ship?

On Star Clippers guests of all ages will find their happy place aboard. There are no rigid schedule and no overwhelming sense that there’s not enough time. Families can fill their day with activities or nothing at all. The Captain’s daily briefing on deck is wonderfully informative and a chance to hear some great story telling from our enthusiastic leaders. And there are events and activities for the whole family, such as knot tying, navigation classes, athletics, lounging on the net, and climbing the mast.

Plan your next multigenerational trip on a Star Clippers ship!

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Star Clippers: Start Your Life Together at Sea

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. 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.

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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: 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: 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: Aboard TV Featuring the Royal Clipper PART 2

Here is Part 2 of the feature that ran on the ROYAL CLIPPER this weekend in the Tampa area!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1suh243eysI&feature=youtu.be

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Star Clippers: Happy Anniversary to Us!

This year marks our 25th anniversary of unique sailing adventures, with the christening of Star Flyer in 1991. In honor of this anniversary we have some exciting new itineraries and destinations to share with you, our Star Clippers family, including the return to Asia and new ports in the Med and Caribbean!

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Star Clippers: Staying Fit At Sea

Refresh the body and soul with the free daily yoga and meditation classes on select sailings. Star Clippers yoga teachers hold daily sessions of Astanga yoga, on deck in the cool morning air, with a second session just before sunset, including meditation.

With spectacular scenery as a backdrop, yoga classes take place on Star Clippers’ sun warmed teak decks under thousands of square feet of billowing sails – making the experience the ultimate relaxation for the body and soul.

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Star Clippers: Mikael Krafft, Founder and Owner Wins Award!

Congrats Mikael Krafft, Founder and Owner of Star Clippers, for winning the award "Outstanding Contribution to the Cruise Industry" at the Cruise International Awards in the UK this week!

The Cruise International Awards 2015 are voted for by the people who go on cruises and the results are a real insight into consumer opinion. 

This award is a great honor for Mr Krafft and the Star Clippers family!

 

 

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Star Clipper's Return to Asia

Welcome Back 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.

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.

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Star Clippers: Share Your Memories with Us!

We love to see and share your photos and videos on our social media channels. Please email us your memories to share at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Star Clippers: Love is in the Air

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.

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Taking the Kids: Star Clippers

Thinking of taking the kids on your next Star Clippers adventure? We love to have kids on board all our ships. Activities including nautical training with the staff, knot tying classes, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and climbing the mast.

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