Star Clipper and her sister, Star Flyer, are both stars of the sea; gliding through the water like graceful swans and sitting proudly atop the rolling waves.
Although both four-masted ships, as opposed to five, they are surprisingly taller than Royal Clipper and possess just as much style as their illustrious cousin. However, they are both just 360 feet long and each carries only 170 guests in pampered comfort.
Star Clipper is a true clipper ship, reflecting her proud heritage in every inch of the polished brass and gleaming brightwork that graces her decks and superstructure. Step aboard this striking vessel and you’ll be greeted by a new generation of sailing culture. Here, the grand traditions of the past, which characterise what sailing is all about, exist alongside the comforts and amenities found on the contemporary cruise liners of today.
Don’t let this tribute to sailing’s past fool you though as Star Clipper is a modern ship through and through. She welcomes luxury-loving passengers from all over the world who hold the legacy and customs of the grand era close to their hearts yet yearn for a new and exciting adventure.
Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like travelling on a private yacht. You’ll never feel restricted or disorientated on any of our ships as our staff work tirelessly to meet your needs and make you feel comfortable.
There are six categories of generous staterooms; giving you plenty of choice when deciding which one suits you best, whilst the expansive decks give the whole ship an uncluttered feel. In fact, you’ll find that, due to the small number of passengers on board and the spacious surroundings, both Star Clipper and Star Flyer offer more outdoor space per person than most conventional cruise ships.
The interior design of Star Clipper again harks back to nautical days gone by. Famous sailing ships are remembered in paintings that are hung on the walls, while teak and lustrous mahogany rails are richly reminiscent of Star Clippers’ proud maritime heritage.
- Size boutique
- Style Premium
- Type ocean
- Year of launch 1992
- Gross tonnage 2298t
- Length 115.0m
- Width 15.2m
- Decks 4
- Language English
- Currency US Dollar ($)
- No. of passengers 170
- No. of crew 74
- No. of cabins 85
- -wheelchair access 0
Star Clipper and her sister ship Star Flyer boasts a traditional four-masted sailing ship design. Offering modern cruising facilities that will please passengers from all over the world, they have a distinctly luxury feel despite their smaller size.
Gratuities on board the ship are not included in the cruise fare and are at the discretion of each individual passenger based on the level of service performed. However, because we are often asked by our guests for advice regarding gratuities, we have provided you with the following guidelines:
- €8 per person per night on-board.
- Individual Staff – there may be occasions when a member of the Star Clippers staff provides additional or extraordinary services. Please reward these individuals as you deem appropriate.
- Bartenders and Staff – for your convenience, a 12.5 % service charge is added to your bill when ordering drinks.
There’s nothing so easy and pleasurable as falling asleep to the gentle rhythms of the ship and sea – unless it’s awakening refreshed the next morning to a new-born day. The many staterooms on board offer everything you need and would expect from any luxury retreat. There is either a double bed or two twin beds that can be easily converted into a queen if need be. The en-suite facilities are in the form of a beautifully marbled bathroom and there is also a personal safe, direct-dial telephone, television with in-house video, hair-dryer, DVD player, as well comfortable furnishings throughout.
The cabin décor is tastefully traditional and you’ll find the accoutrements of a luxurious classic yacht, where everything has been cleverly designed for comfort, ease and efficiency. Burnished brass fittings and mahogany features are a tribute to our nautical heritage, whilst the use of soft, natural fabrics reflects the colours of the sun, sea and sky. Famous clipper ships and sailing yachts, in pictorial form, grace the walls. Everything is maintained impeccably and your steward balances personable service with the remarkable affinity of knowing when to leave you to it.
Aboard Royal Clipper, there are 14 deluxe suites which take cruising in comfort to a whole new level. With private verandas, whirlpool tubs and 24-hour room service, they are definitely worth the upgrade if you have the chance. All but six of her 98 cabins are exterior facing, and for the ultimate indulgence, there is the option to combine the two, 355-square-foot, owner’s suites in order to accommodate up to eight guests.
All in all, the accommodation aboard your Star Clippers cruise provides the perfect setting for day dreams and nights of uninterrupted relaxation. Rest assured.
This Owner's Cabin feature a double bed, sitting area, miniar, and a marble lined bathroom with whirlpool. Each cabins include air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveler has come to expect.
Category 1 cabins feature two lower beds converting to double bed, minibar, and marble lined bathroom with whirlpool bath. These cabins' doors open onto deck. Each cabins include air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveler has come to expect.
Category 2 cabins feature twin/double/triple beds, and marble lined bathroom with shower. Each cabins include air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveler has come to expect.
Category 3 cabins feature twin/double/triple beds, and a marble lined bathroom with shower. Each cabins include air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveler has come to expect.
Category 4 cabins feature twin/double/triple beds, and a marble lined bathroom with shower. Each cabins include air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveler has come to expect.
Available in inside or outside, these cabins feature raised twin/double/triple beds, and a marble lined bathroom with shower. Each cabins include air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveler has come to expect.
Category 6 cabins feature upper/lower beds and a bathroom with shower. Each cabins include air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveler has come to expect.
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Dine out on a comprehensive menu of international foods that are all prepared by our passionate, professional chefs. You’ll be able to taste delights from around the world and go on your own little culinary tour of the places you visit (and some that you don’t).
In line with the Star Clippers belief that cruises are more enjoyable without restrictions and formalities, we would not presume to dictate either your seating preferences or a dress code. On all of our ships, there are no set times at which you should dine and you are free to sit with whomever you like (including officers who are known to eat amongst the guests). Leave your black tie and ball gowns behind, relax, and make yourself at home within the casual elegance that is a Star Clippers cruise.
In the morning, you can help yourself to a superb continental spread including a fine selection of toasted English muffins, delicious Danish pastries and flavoursome French croissants. Conversely, you can start the day with a hot breakfast which is cooked exactly to your liking and includes crisp bacon, grilled sausage, smoked salmon and omelettes.
When lunch comes around, you will be greeted with the glorious sight of an extensive buffet. Options will include seafood, salads and grilled favourites as you treat your taste buds to an adventure of their own. If the day’s itinerary includes a visit to one of the many beautiful Caribbean or Mediterranean islands that we often frequent, you could find that your lunch is served beach-side and straight from the fiery grill of a barbecue.
Perhaps the best culinary offerings are saved for the evening meal though, as the chef treats you to some delicious delicacies that look good on the plate, taste great on the palate and are perfectly complemented by an outstanding selection of fine wines. As you take your seat in our elegant dining room, adorned with evocative seascapes, you will be met with friendly, unobtrusive service from our wonderful crew members.
Up on deck, a couple watches the sun drop slowly into the sea as gulls circle one last time in the sky. Newly formed friends stand in the Piano Bar; deep in conversation and occasionally breaking into song when the chance presents itself.
In the Tropical Bar, a delicious cocktail is being prepared for an awaiting guest as they imagine tasting its cooling properties whilst the barman shakes together the contents. Other guests sit in the library, engrossed in their new favourite book, whilst many more are laughing and joking at the pool side. Could there be anything more relaxing than this?
It’s clear to see that this is a cruise ship like no other. On a Star Clippers cruise you are not restricted to enforced schedules, nor are you expected to follow anyone’s lead but your own. Your days, evenings and nights are yours to spend however you wish and nobody will tell you otherwise.
Upon docking at certain ports, local performers may be brought on board for your entertainment. This presents the perfect opportunity for you to immerse yourself in different cultures and enjoy an authentic taste of the arts and music from various different countries.
Get to know your fellow shipmates, who are likely to share the same passion for sailing as you do, whilst music from tropical lands fills your eardrums courtesy of the live band playing in the background.
The captain’s daily briefings should not be missed as they offer both intriguing stories and interesting information; while the ability of the crew to conjure up light-hearted fun makes your time with Star Clippers all the more enjoyable. The Knot tying and navigation classes that also take place give us a chance to show you what we have gleaned from many years of Star Clippers’ sailing heritage.
In fact, we have it on good authority from our passengers that it is the easy-going informality of a Star Clippers cruise that makes their time spent with us such a memorable and pleasurable experience.
It is located on the Clipper Deck aft of the Dining Room. Head here when you need toothpaste, sunscreen, Internet & WiFi cards and all those other day-to-day items you can't do without. There is also a tasteful selection of cruise wear, souvenirs and gifts. If you need something and you don't see it displayed, please ask. They might just have it.
If your time isn't taken up by searching out distant lands from the crow’s nest or enjoying a lovingly prepared meal in the dining room; you can always take a seat in the Observation Lounge, find solitude in the Library, enjoy a drink in the Tropical Bar, or enjoy some live music in the Piano Bar.
With Star Clipper, guests have the opportunity to enjoy some watersports such as snorkelling and kayaking.
All passenger have access to a watersports programme which includes: snorkeling, kayaking, Laser sailing, water-skiing and windsurfing. Please note: all watersports are complimentary except for scuba diving. Scuba diving, where possible, may be offered by local operators to certified divers.
Children are welcome onboard Star Clippers cruises. While there is no structure programme providing supervision and care for young children, they are invited to participate in shipboard activities suited to their ability. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Children occupying cabins as the third person will be charged the third person rate when availability permits.
Enrichment onboard Star Clipper is done via classes about sailing-related topics. The Captain's daily briefing on deck is wonderfully informative, and a chance to hear some great storytelling as well.
The Knot tying and Navigation classes that take place onboard give the crew a chance to show you what they have gleaned from many years of Star Clippers’ sailing heritage.
The minimum drinking age for all alcoholic beverages is 21.
Evenings - casual elegance (Jackets and ties are not required - no shorts and t-shirts)
Daytime - casual.
While the ship was constructed with modern materials, that are either fire-retardant or flame-proof, fire remains a risk aboard any vessel. Please observe some simple safety rules:
- Do not smoke inside your cabin
- Do not throw cigarette butts overboard
- Do not light candles, oil lights or similar devices in your cabin
International Maritime Law requires a lifeboat drill to take place at the beginning of each cruise. All guests must attend this compulsory and important exercise. During the drill, all ship’s services will be suspended.
Your assigned lifeboat station, the location of life jackets and the signal for lifeboat and fire drills are clearly explained on the emergency card posted on your cabin’s door. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the safety instructions it contains. When the alarm is sounded, put on your life jacket according to the instructions given over the public address system. An officer will direct you to your boat station, answer any questions you might have and check that your jacket is properly secured.
Your close attention during this drill is of paramount importance for your safety.
It is essential that you take certain precautions while onboard. Here are some basic rules:
- Use appropriate ashtrays for cigarette butt ends and used matches. Do not throw cigarettes or cigars over the side of the ship; if blown back onto the ship, they may cause a fire. Never smoke in your cabin.
- Walk, never run, and be especially careful on wet or slippery decks.
- Ladies are advised to wear low-heeled shoes, especially on deck.
- Children must not be allowed to run or play unattended on deck, in corridors, on stairways, or near the swimming pool
In the event of rough weather:
- Do not stroll about the ship unnecessarily
- Hold on to hand rails in passageways and stairways
- Doors should be latched during heavy seas. Use the handles and never hold onto a door by its frame as the ship’s movement may cause it to close on your hand.
- If there is unsecured baggage in your cabin, call your steward for assistance
- Secure items in your bathroom and on your bureau