Star Clippers Ships
This is not a cruise ship in the ordinary sense… By harnessing the power of the wind with billowing cream-coloured sails, you’ll gently navigate from port to port. You could almost imagine yourself back in time, sailing in the 19th century but with all the benefits of 21st century modern luxuries on board.
Sailing aboard Star Clippers feels like being on your own private yacht, providing a much more intimate experience than you may expect to find with a superb personal service that will make you feel right at home. Why not become a shipmate and lend a hand hoisting the sail or climb the mast for panoramic vistas from the crow’s nest? Alternatively, enjoy the day by relaxing in the nets or by one of the pools or if you’re feeling energetic, take out one of the ship’s kayaks and explore the bay.
On Board Experience
Your suite on board will be comfortably furnished with either a twin or double bed, a marble bathroom, televisions and a DVD player. The decor is tastefully traditional. You’ll find the accoutrements of a luxurious classic yacht, where everything is ingeniously designed for comfort, ease and efficiency. Burnished brass fittings and mahogany brightwork recall Star Clipper’s nautical heritage. Everything is immaculately maintained and your steward is responsive to your needs.
The crew are very approachable and the Captain’s daily briefing on deck is wonderfully informative and a chance to hear some great storytelling as well. Enjoy the rhythms of folkloric shows from local entertainers who join the ship at featured ports or relax on the top deck amongst friends old and new, watching the grand sails create a picturesque silhouette against the beautiful backdrop of the sea and setting sun. With no rigid schedules, you’re free to do as you wish with your days and evenings and Star Clippers’ passengers always say it’s the easygoing informality of Star Clippers that makes a cruise with them so special.
When you rise, help yourself to a continental breakfast or savour a full breakfast cooked to order in the dining room. At lunch, a marvellous buffet of seafood, salads and grilled favourites awaits your pleasure. If the day includes a stop at a paradise-like island, you may also enjoy a barbecue ashore. The elegantly appointed dining room awaits your company come evening. Prints of famous Star Clippers ships and sailing yachts grace the walls; the perfect backdrop to the chef’s finest culinary presentations, designed to please the eye and the palate. All dishes are complemented by equally fine wines.
Visiting ports often unreachable by larger cruise ships and offering passengers the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht, Star Clippers is recognised as one of the premier speciality cruise lines. These elegant ships currently sail throughout the Caribbean, Mediterranean and the exotic Far East. Instantly recognisable, your Star Clippers ship is as beautiful as the destinations you visit and will no doubt be the main focus of most of your holiday photo album.