If you appreciate the art of traditional cruising and want to spend your holiday in intimate yet luxurious surroundings, Star Flyer could be just what you’re looking for.
Star Flyer comfortably accommodates just 170 guests and spans just 360 feet in length, just like her sister ship Star Clipper. Despite her diminutive size, Star Flyer still manages to offer more space in many areas on board than that of a more conventional cruise vessel. The low passenger occupancy level enables the dedicated and conscientious crew to cater to guest’s every need and offer the essence of ultimate exclusivity.
Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like travelling on a private yacht, and you can spend your days lounging around the pool, chatting in the bars or lazing on the bow netting with a cold drink and incredible views. Those with a more adventurous side can climb the sail masts for picture perfect views for miles ahead. High above deck, lookout stations have been created at the first yardarm of each mast. Equipped with safety harnesses, you can observe all the action 60 feet below and look out to sea from the unique angle of a tall sailing ship.
The two pool scenes are set in ideal locations to simply lay back and enjoy the glistening sunshine of your exotic destinations. Enjoy freshly made cocktails and bask in your glorious surroundings. Alternatively, head for the superb Edwardian-inspired library on board and take a seat close to the Belle Époque fireplace that sits in the centre of the room and lends a country house feeling to one of the most charming areas of the ship.
The Sloop Shop may be small but you’ll be able to find your day-to-day essentials from toothpaste, sun cream plus internet and Wi-Fi cards. You’ll even find a small selection of tasteful cruise wear and souvenirs to satisfy your shopaholic tendencies.
Whilst there is no gym on board, feel free to take a brisk jog or run around the deck and breathe in the sea air. Perhaps you’d even like to join in some trivial fun where even the crew members also get involved? Crab racing contests are a regular occurrence on the ship and have evolved from Star Clippers’ sailing heritage. Activities including light-hearted limbos and scavenger hunts provide a nod to traditional cruising.
Make evening plans with fellow cruise passengers for pre or post-dinner drinks and head for refined entertainment in the Piano Bar, where you can sing along to your favourite songs whilst swaying in your seat or taking to the dancefloor. Alternatively, the indoor/outdoor Tropical Bar on the main deck offers a livelier scene and is perfect for enjoying a great night under the stars.
Star Clippers bring local performers on board throughout your voyage, giving you an authentic taste of the local music and arts of your destination. Rather than enduring repeated Broadway revenues, you can enjoy something a little different and unlike anything you would see on a more conventional cruise.
Have you got a hidden talent? Whether it’s dancing, singing, comedy or something more unusual, get rehearsing as your time to shine will come in Star Flyer’s talent show.
There are no pre-set seating arrangements in Star Flyer’s dining room, so you may sit where and whom you wish. If you’re wondering about what attire needs to be worn for dinner, this is a matter of your own personal taste as evening gowns and suits are not required.
The main dining room outstanding and offers truly remarkable cuisine that you won’t forget in a hurry. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and even afternoon tea, all within sophisticated surroundings and with impeccable service. The atmosphere is one of classic style combined with modern day culinary fare and fine wines from around the world.
If the weather permits you may even get the chance to experience lunch on deck or dig into a beach barbeque cooked by Star Flyer’s very own chefs.
The dress code on board Star Flyer is simple elegant casual attire with emphasis on relaxation. Leave your lavish evening gowns and smartest suits at home, as you they are not required. There is however, no stopping you if you do want to make more of an effort.