Postcards from the Caribbean: Shared by Sailors

[caption id="attachment_16751" align="aligncenter" width="550"] The Pitons of St. Lucia. Shared on Instagram by @burlesque1989.

As Star Clippers sail throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean guests and crew alike share photos of their experience on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It's hard to say which are more photogenic -- the ships or destinations! We'll call it a tie. Here's a roundup of some fabulous recent social media posts from the Caribbean.

[caption id="attachment_16746" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Looking out on Star Clipper from Royal Clipper. Shared on Instagram by @burlesque1989.

[caption id="attachment_16754" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Regal Royal Clipper. Shared on Instagram by @natnhouston.

[caption id="attachment_16752" align="aligncenter" width="550"] A view of the beautiful blue waters as Royal Clipper sails into Antigua. Shared on Instagram by @burlesque1989.

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The Star Clippers Experience in Five Words

Fine dining, friends, fabulous destinations! That's what we think of when we think of Star Clippers. We asked guests to describe their own Star Clippers experiences in five words. Here are the top ten answers!

Chris von Volborth: Nothing like cruising under sail!

Janet Rusin: Too many stars to count!

Jeanne C Latshaw: Best week of our lives!

André M. Piquet: Sail Drink Eat Play Repeat

Lynnie Hampson: Microcosm of all that's fun!

Susan McIntyre Bates: Can hardly wait for July!

Anita Brew: Utterly addicting. Made amazing friends.

Mimi Mary Skinner Auchter: Most amazing cruise experience ever!

Barbara Pinter: The dream of my life

Janet Covington: Best vacation of my life.


Klaus Franz: A few words can not explain the Star Clippers experience !!!!!!!!!! Sorry!

How would you describe the Star Clippers experience? Let us know in the comments!

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Photo Roundup: A Star Clippers Adventure in the Caribbean

[caption id="attachment_16614" align="aligncenter" width="511"] Star Clipper at sea. Photo shared on instagram by @burlesque1989.

Star Clippers is quite the photogenic fleet! Guests from all over the world share gorgeous photos of the ships and their vacations onboard on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Here's a roundup of beautiful Instagrams shared this week!

[caption id="attachment_16618" align="aligncenter" width="511"] Alice at Tobago Cays. Photo shared on instagram by @burlesque1989.

[caption id="attachment_16617" align="aligncenter" width="510"] Under full sail! Photo shared on instagram by @burlesque1989.

[caption id="attachment_16616" align="aligncenter" width="510"] A boathouse in the Caribbean. Photo shared on instagram by @burlesque1989.

[caption id="attachment_16615" align="aligncenter" width="511"] Caribbean colors at Iles des Saintes. Photo shared on instagram by @burlesque1989.

[caption id="attachment_16620" align="aligncenter" width="510"] Royal Clipper sails into port. Photo shared on instagram by mj1848.

[caption id="attachment_16622" align="aligncenter" width="511"] The sun shines through Royal Clipper's rigging. Photo shared on instagram by

[caption id="attachment_16621" align="aligncenter" width="510"] The crew takes a bow. Photo shared on instagram by vadim_novikov.

Join the conversation! Follow Star Clipper on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, or tag your Star Clippers photos #starclippers on Instagram. Happy posting!

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Royal Clipper Under Full Sail

A beautiful shot of Royal Clipper under full sail, shared on Facebook by Mimi Mary Skinner!

Thanks Mimi, for sharing! Do you have a photo or video that you'd like to share? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

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Want to Climb the Mast? Here are Some Tips!

[caption id="attachment_15735" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photo shared by @unforgettrips via Twitter.

It takes courage to climb the mast! Star Clippers recently asked on social media if veteran guests had any tips for those looking to climb the mast for the first time. "Don't look down" was the phrase that echoed most others had funny, earnest and reflective things to say.

Read on for the top tips from experienced climbers!


James Graham Chapman: III Don't miss a step...

Roger McGowan: Keep your backside out a bit from the shrouds , relax, 3 points of contact at all times. Enjoy it, the best view in the world.

Gina Dagnone Restivo Garver: Make sure your sd card is in your camera lol!

(It sounds like she knows from experience!)

Jeff Lee: Relish the moment. It's so invigorating.

Paula Galland: Wear firm soled tennis shoes.

[caption id="attachment_15738" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photos shared by courageous guests Richard A. Auchter, Howard Winn and Ga Bi.

Trudie Grant-Jones: Got to do it..just to say you can! Wear flat shoes and a pirate scarf to kèep your hair out of your eyes and go! My legs were like jelly but well worth it. It is actually harder than it looks!

George Sivell: Listen to what the sports team or deck hands tell you before you set off.

Judy Donina Wolfe: Have someone take stills and video of you. Sign-up as early as it is announced.

Howard Winn: Health & Safety rules, everyone wears a harness and is belayed from the deck!!

Annise Mock: Don't give up. It's worth the climb. One of my most unforgettable experiences.

Have you climbed the mast? Share your tips and experience in the comments below!

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Dining on Star Clippers

Dining with Star Clippers is a casual yet elegant experience. Whether in Royal Clipper's dining room or at a Caribbean beach barbecue, passengers bond over options like fresh fruit, premium wines and just-caught seafood. We asked our guests on Facebook about their favorite dining experiences on Star Clippers voyages and here are some of the results.

[caption id="attachment_14947" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photo of the beach barbecue food by Chris Owen

First, here's an excerpt of what Chris Owen of had to say:

Breakfast and Lunch are served buffet-style and include a nice variety of entrees. At breakfast, a chef on duty at made omelettes and cooked-to-order eggs. The lunch buffet provided more of a culinary experience with a different theme every day, including Italian, Seafood, Caribbean and Oriental styles. Also, one day (weather permitting) is a Beach Barbecue and another is served on deck in the ship’s Tropical Bar, a meeting place for all passengers, all the time.

Many of our guests had a tough time choosing, but lobster seemed to take the lead! Here's the guest take on favorite dishes and meals on Star Clippers voyages.

Peter Dyke: Anything served on Royal Clipper, yum!

Marie-therese Geday: Asking me to chose, is torture

Sabine Wohler Suter: Grilled shrimps at a bbq on deck, served by Hotel Manager alain

[caption id="attachment_14951" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photo by Svetlana Suter

Svetlana Suter: Lobster. Yummi !

Rachel Price: Def the lobster!

Jack Pennington: Lobster in Antigua!

International Railway Travelers: Christmas dinner on board the Star Flyer. What a blast.

Fred Parle: The Beef Carvery on board the Clipper was my favourite every time , in Capt Lichfelds time.

[caption id="attachment_14956" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photo by Paul Vandevelder.

Mary Murray: Paul VanDevelder's photo above would top my list also. Who knew you could have an incredible lunch in an abandoned medieval village. Loved it!

Mike Davis: Dubrovnik plate in Dubrovnik, but every meal I've had on your ships was outstanding!

[caption id="attachment_14949" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photo by André M. Piquet

[caption id="attachment_14958" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photo by André M. Piquet

André M. Piquet: There have been many memorable meals...

Gaby Hracek: Everything was delicious, even as the waves were high.

[caption id="attachment_14948" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photo by Chris Owen,

Michaela Siebenhaar I look forward to testing it and will advise beginning of June!

What do you think? Do you have a favorite dish or memory of a meal from sailing on Star Clippers?

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Breathtaking Sunsets at Sea

Who could get tired of pretty photos of Royal Clipper sailing into the sunset? Star Clippers' Facebook fans Tom Hewitt and Alan Tolley recently shared these gorgeous photos of the tall-ship sailing away. These were taken off the coast of Martinique in January. Thanks for sharing, guys!

"Sunset and the Royal Clipper -- beauty at its best!" -Tom Hewitt

For more beautiful photos of "sunsets and sails" check us out on Pinterest!

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Star Clippers Top Posts of 2013

As the year winds down we're taking a look at our Facebook fan-favorite posts from 2013.

So without further adieu, here are our top 10 posts of 2013, and their accompanying messages.

10. Words of Wisdom Wednesday: "Adventure is worthwhile." -Aristotle. Simple and true, don't you agree?

9. Where it's wave over wave, sea over bow, I'm as happy a man as the sea will allow.

There's no other life for a sailor like me, but to sail the salt sea, boys, sail the sea.

There's no other life but to sail the salt sea.

8. It's Throwback Thursday! Did you know that Royal Clipper was inspired by the tall ship Preussen, launched in 1902?

7. It's that time of year when darkness falls way too early! If you miss the sunset, check out Star Clippers Pinterest board "Sunsets and Sails" to lift your spirits!

6. After a long journey across the Atlantic Royal Clipper and Star Clipper arrive in the Caribbean tomorrow! We're looking forward to a season of sand, snorkeling and clear blue seas!

5. Star Clippers Words of Wisdom Wednesday! "Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air..." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. "Better to know a knot and not need it than need a knot and not know it!" How many nautical knots can you name?

3. “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

2. "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in it's net of wonder forever." -Jacques Yves Cousteau

And the number one Star Clippers Facebook post of 2013:

1. "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." – Mark Twain

Do you think these are the top posts of the year, or is there another that stood out to you? Let us know in the comments!

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Star Clippers Tweets Share the Memories

It's all about connecting. Some people share their memories on Facebook, others tweet in the moment. Whatever your style of connection, keep it coming! We love to hear from you.

Here are some of our recent favorite tweets:

@jeffmillertime: Thumbs up homies!!!! #latergram #20000 #leagues #under #the #sea #royalclipper #adriatic #vacation #fun

@SecretHvar: Today we can see monte gargano (italy) from the highest peak

#hvar #hvaroffroadtour #dalmatia #italy #royalclipper

@Reise_Blog: @starclippers View from #Thira #Santorini #Greece. #StarClipper #Cruiseship #Cruise #Kreuzfahrt #Kreuzfahrtschiff

@cruisemiss: Royal Clipper docked in Civitavecchia #cruise #travel #cruisechat #cruising #tallship #royalclipper…

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We hope to hear from you soon!

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