Star Flyer

As the name suggests, Star Flyer is both a shining example to other ships of her kind and a vessel that cuts through the water with all the grace of a bird in full flight. She may well be a carbon copy of her sister Star Clipper, but she still offers her own style and character to anyone who steps aboard.

If you’re taken by the spectacle and grandeur associated with the art of traditional sailing, but want to spend your holiday in the comfortable and luxurious confines offered by a conventional cruise, then a trip aboard Star Flyer is exactly what you are looking for. Her undeniably classical characteristics are a nod of appreciation to her predecessors, whilst her advanced navigation systems and refined finish prove she is by no means outdated.

With amble outdoor space for a full capacity of 170 guests and sizeable cabins, complete with all the mod-cons, you will never feel cramped aboard this excellent ship. In fact, because we abolish any rigid schedules or clothing and dining restrictions, you will feel as liberated as ever as the salty sea breeze rushes through your hair.

The general atmosphere is akin to that found on a private yacht, as everyone comes together to share their excitement for the adventures that await. Solitude can still be found however, either in the comfort of your personal stateroom or whilst immersed in a book from the onboard library.

The resplendent décor is appropriately finished with paintings of famous ships which again reflect the vintage nautical nature of this wonderful vessel. It’s easy to see the influence of Star Clippers’ heritage and the teak decks along with the warm mahogany rails complement everything perfectly.

When you are not discovering new lands, there is plenty to do whilst on board the decks of Star Flyer. There’s the option to take a cooling dip in one of two swimming pools, or find a tall glass of refreshment in the outdoor Tropical Bar. You can sample the delicious menu that’s been lovingly prepared by the chef, as you take your seat in the opulent Clipper Dining Room, or just simply relax in the peaceful surroundings of the indoor Piano Bar.

Our Star Flyer cruises sail to the Panama Canal, Cuba, the Western Mediterranean and the Caribbean, so book yours today and discover a new way to see the world in style.

  • Size boutique
  • Style Premium
  • Type ocean
  • Year of launch 1991
  • Gross tonnage 2298t
  • Length 115.0m
  • Width 15.2m
  • Decks 4
  • Language English
  • Currency US Dollar ($)
  • No. of passengers 170
  • No. of crew 75
  • 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 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.

Children not advised
Designated areas only
Not available

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.


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.


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
Kids and Teens

Please be advised there are no children's or teens facilities onboard.


Enrichment onboard Star Flyer 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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