Star Clippers’ high-tech replica clippers feature classic nautical décor, polished brass, teak decks and mahogany rails with a backdrop of billowing white sails, stays, lines and ropes. The five-masted Royal Clipper is the largest fully rigged sailing ship in the world, while Star Clipper and Star Flyer are the tallest tall ships sailing today.
Haul on ropes to set the sail, climb a 75-foot mast to the crow’s nest or unwind in the bowsprit net while gazing at the sea below. Observe fish and other sea creatures through thick glass portholes in Royal Clipper‘s lookout lounge below the waterline.
Breakfast and lunch are buffet style, while dinner is à la carte. All meals are open seating and prepared by a French Michelin-starred chef. Relax in the cocktail lounge by the piano, escape in the timber-lined, Edwardian-style library or celebrate a night up on deck in the Tropical Bar.
Star Clippers’ fleet has bars, restaurants, lounges, pools, libraries and gift shops. Royal Clipper also has a floating marine platform, observation lounge, grandstand, balcony wings, health spa and gym. Equipment and tuition is available for snorkelling, laser sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, canoeing and scuba diving (at extra charge).
|STANDARD OUTSIDE (STAR CLIPPER)11 sqm, Large portholes, Marble bathroom with shower, Phone, Safe, TV||CAT 1 OUTSIDE (ROYAL CLIPPER)14.5 sqm, TV, Phone, Safe, Minibar, Marble bathroom with whirlpool bath||DELUXE SUITE26.2 incl. balcony sqm, Private verandah, Sitting area, Minibar, Room service, Marble bathroom with whirlpool bath|
CHOOSING YOUR ITINERARY
The three ships sail year-round to the French and Italian Rivieras, Sicily, Portugal and Morocco, Croatia, the Greek isles and Turkey during the European spring and summer months. In October and April, they cross the Atlantic Ocean to spend the winter months (November until March) exploring the Caribbean Islands and (via the Panama Canal) the jungle of Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Vessels: Star Flyer, Star Clipper, Royal Clipper
Star rating: 4 star
Tonnage: 3,092 – 5,000
Passengers: 170 – 227
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
All meals, 4-star accomm. Watersports excl. scuba diving, Lectures, entertainment and resident pianist, Dining with captain/officers, Renewal of vows, honeymoon packages (must be pre-booked).
Two new 7-night itineraries between Athens and Istanbul include stops in Mykonos, Kos, Patmos, Chios, Skiathos, Skopelos and Poros. Resident marine biologist, daily lectures, whale/dolphin watching and diving.[nggallery id=32]
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