Discovering a new age of sailing
Since 1991 Star Clippers has offered sophisticated travellers the ultimate cruising vacation alternative - a tall ship "mega-yacht" experience aboard authentic re-creations of the classic sailing clipper ships that ruled the waves during the 19th Century.
It operates three of the largest barquentine and full-rigged sailing ships in the world, Star Clipper and Star Flyer, pictured in the Caribbean, and flagship Royal Clipper - a triumvirate of four and five-masted sailing ships that offer the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht at a price which is often less than one would pay on a large, mass-marketed cruise ship.
Visiting ports often untouched 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 specialty cruise lines. The ships currently sail throughout Tahiti, the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Far East.
With Star Clippers, owner and president Mikael Krafft has realised his lifelong dream to provide a unique sailing experience for his passengers in full harmony with the environment, the sea and often away from ports congested with tourists.
Star Clippers ships feature open-seating dining, a convivial indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar with an intimate Piano Lounge, and an Edwardian style library with an Époque fireplace. Passengers will be pleased to see antique prints and paintings of famous sailing vessels and gleaming mahogany rails with brass fittings throughout the ship.
The lifelong dream of Mikael Krafft has now become a reality for thousands of satisfied customers who have become part of the Star Clippers family.
With almost 60% of passengers making a repeat voyage on one of the three vessels, choosing among 12 itineraries in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, the Far East, as well as six options for ocean crossing, Star Clipper enjoys a reputation for the once-in-a-lifetime vacation that guest want to experience over and over again.
On board there’s a relaxed atmosphere, friendly crew, and international cuisine, all in pampered comfort. If you’re a boating enthusiast, you can choose to lend a hand hoisting the sails, you can climb the mast, or you can just lay back and let the crew do all the work.
The day proceeds at your own pace, whatever that may be. Indeed, the very notion of a rigid agenda of activities is foreign. Join the Captain on the always-open bridge learn how to splice a line, reef a sail or tie a square knot, ool off with a dip in one of the pools, or unwind with a cool drink and your favoujrite song in the piano bar.
If it’s a beach day, you can swim, windsurf, water-ski, sail a Sunfish, ride a banana boat or explore in a Zodiac. Our sports staff will be happy to offer assistance, should you require it.
Whether you elect to glide among the emerald-clad jewels of the Caribbean, enjoy the incomparable adventure of an epic ocean crossing, be beguiled by the ancient, sun-warmed ports of the Mediterranean or be intrigued by the mysteries of the Far East and Central America, each and every voyage aboard Star Clippers will be a little bit different from the one before - or after.
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