Star Clipper

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.

Specifications
  • 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
Unique Features

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

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.

Facilities
Children not advised
No
Designated areas only
Not available
Accommodation

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.

Decks
Dining

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.

Entertainment

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.

Health and fitness

With Star Clipper, guests have the opportunity to enjoy some watersports such as snorkelling and kayaking.

Kids and Teens

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

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.

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