'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Just in case any big guy in a sled is looking for Star Clippers, Royal Clipper will be spending Christmas Eve at Basseterre, St. Kitts and Christmas Day at Terre de Haut. Star Clipper, is at Deshaies, Guadeloupe and will sail to St. Barts tomorrow for the holiday.

Guests onboard are enjoying sweet treats and champagne during their holiday at sea! On Royal Clipper, renowned Austrian performer Peter Grimberg is sailing as well, entertaining guests with his unique blend of music and comedy.

Have you ever spent the holidays with Star Clippers? Let us know what you thought in the comments below!

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Postcard from the Aegean Sea

Chef Daniel Schönberger shared this photo of a relaxing afternoon in the bowsprit net off the coast of Greece via Instagram.

You can follow along with Chef Schonberger's culinary and travel adventures on instagram @BU11ETZ.

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Favorite Place

Helen Heinel-Szesch and Albert Heinel are loyal Star Clippers guests. You may have seen some of the videos they've produced from numerous Star Clippers journeys. Of all the beautiful beaches and landscapes they've explored, Helen says she's most contented on the open sea.

[caption id="attachment_15945" align="aligncenter" width="550"] "Here is a photo of me sitting at my favorite place in the world!" -- Helen Heinel

Helen and Albert have been sailing with Star Clippers for years -- even celebrating their honeymoon on Star Clipper in the Caribbean. They've shared some beautiful photos and videos through the years. If you have not seen them follow the links below!

[caption id="attachment_15946" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Helen relaxing with two other guests.

Video: Star Flyer in the Med

Video: From Athens to Venice

Video: Star Flyer Sails Southern France & Italy

Video: Scenes from a Star Clippers Sailing

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Coasting by Croatia

Guest Ann shared these fabulous photos of an afternoon in the bowsprit net and the shoreside scenery as Star Clipper cruised along the coast. Said Ann:

"Thank you, magical Star Clipper. We miss you."

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Take a Bow

Thanks to James W. Bottoms of Vest Connection Travel Inc. in Maryland for the photos in this post.

The bowsprit net is one of the elements that sets Star Clippers apart from traditional cruise lines. Guests love the freedom of sailing along suspended 30 feet above the sea. The views are incredible -- you may spot a dolphin chasing the waves below or one of the incredible rainbows that always seem to follow or lead our beautiful tall ships.

Other incredible views from the bow are of the ship itself! It's funny how a little perspective can add another element of interest to your journey. Lay back and look up at the clouds and sails or look down upon the lovely figurehead. Or you could follow her lead and look forward to the course at hand.

What's your favorite part of relaxing in the bowsprit net? Let us know in the comments below!

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Royal Clipper: A Playground at Sea

Mary Stuart-Miller shared some fabulous and fun-loving photos from her recent Star Clippers cruise along the Amalfi Coast on Royal Clipper. In just a few shots she did a great job of capturing life onboard, from the congenial relationship of guests and crew to the excitement of sailing along in the bowsprit or launching the zodiacs for a little fun in the sun! Thanks for sharing, Mary.

[caption id="attachment_15428" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Swimming off the marine deck, Taormina.

[caption id="attachment_15426" align="aligncenter" width="550"] All hands on deck!

[caption id="attachment_15427" align="aligncenter" width="550"] A perfect day to relax in the bowsprit net.

[caption id="attachment_15429" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Who's your favorite bartender?

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Following Summer and the Sunset

Greg George is a world traveler, writer, blogger and "non-hipster foodie" based out of St. Marys, Ontario. He recently sailed on Royal Clipper. Along the journey Greg took so many beautiful photos -- here are some of our favorite sunset moments. To visit Greg's blog, Follow Summer, click here.

"...I happily admit this sun-setting, daily hoisting of the sails, set to the dramatic strains of Vangellis’ ’1492′ brought a tear to my eye each and every sunset."

-Greg George, Follow Summer

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Nautical Knowledge: Clippers by the Numbers

How well do you know Star Clippers?

How high are you above the water when you relax in the bowsprit net?

Not sure? Look for the answer on Facebook tomorrow!

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Favorite Port, Favorite Island

Star Clippers veteran guests Nancy & Ed shared some of his Antigua experience with us, his favorite stop on Royal Clipper's Windward Islands itinerary. Thanks, Nancy & Ed!

"Today is Tuesday and we are in our favorite port on our favorite island: Nelson's Harbor, Antigua.

We are having lunch at Cloggy's around the corner in Falmouth Harbor...We walked around Nelson's Dockyard and the yachts moored there are pretty amazing! There is a boat race as one of the sign ups on the boat.

...Steel drum band on board tonight, we love it!

Wonderful ship, wonderful crew and guests, what's not to love!"

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