Star Clipper combines a proud heritage of age-old sailing traditions with modern day amenities. Stepping aboard Star Clipper is to step aboard what the cruise line describes as a “new age of sail” and we could not agree more.
This ship has been designed for guests who enjoy life’s little luxuries yet yearn for a bygone era of traditional sailing. At just 360 feet in length and accommodating just 170 guests, Star Clipper feels like a private yacht, taking you around the world in style and sophistication.
Star Clipper will take you to places you never thought possible, heading off the beaten track to explore a wide range of enthralling itineraries all over the globe from Lisbon, the Leeward Islands, Istanbul and Athens. Exceptional service comes as standard and the crew are always on hand to cater to your every need. The spacious staterooms and teak decks offer an impressive space amount of public and private space in which to relax and unwind; Star Clipper offers more outdoor space per guest than modern day vessels twice its size.
Passengers with an adventurous side can feel the wind in their hair as they climb high in the rigging, or relax in the bow net where the clear blue skies and seas offer breath taking views and the perfect picture shot.
If you’d rather keep both of your feet firmly on deck, relax under the glistening sunshine of some of the world’s finest destinations and head for one of two exquisite pool scenes on the Sun Deck for a leisurely swim or dip. Enjoy a freshly made cocktail and soak up sunshine across the open deck, slapping on the sun cream so you can get to work on that perfect tan.
The reminiscence of the grand age of sailing flows throughout this marvellous ship and you will love all she has to offer. Antique paintings and prints of famous sailing ships will catch your eye whilst the teak and mahogany rails give a nod to Star Clippers’ proud nautical past. The Edwardian Library offers an exceptional range of reading material along with enrichment programs throughout each cruise. Combine this with the Belle Époque fireplace centre piece and you have the makings of a divine location in which to hideaway.
The Captain and crew are full of light-hearted fun and you can hear great storytelling from the Captain during his daily briefings, whilst the crew will join in events and activities such as their ever famous crab racing; an activity that has evolved from their sailing heritage.
On a Star Clippers cruise you are not restricted to schedules; you are free to do as you wish during the day as you are at night. Get to know fellow ship passengers who share the same passions as you; meet them in the indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar where you can enjoy cooling cocktail concoctions. Perhaps you’d rather join other passengers as they sing along to classic tunes in the Piano Bar? At certain ports you’ll be joined by local performers who will give you an authentic taste of the local music and art. Drinks in the Piano Bar are, as you might expect, accompanied by live music by the ship’s resident pianist.
If you’re looking for a quiet evening, make your way over to the library and get lost in a book or wind down in your cabin where you can watch TV or a movie on DVD.
The elegant main dining room is located on the Clipper Deck and consistent with the overall style of the ship’s nautical theme. This fascinating location is the home of breakfast, lunch and dinner, not forgetting delicious afternoon teas which are not to be missed. Enjoy masterful silver service combined with stunning cuisine and fine wines from around the world.
The open seating policy allows freedom to enjoy your evening meal at a time of your choosing, with the option to meet friends old and new on larger tables or enjoy an intimate evening just alone.
The dress code on board is simple elegant casual with emphasis on relaxation and enjoying a wonderful holiday. Leave your ball gowns and suits at home and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere so perfectly created by Star Clippers.