Hoist the Sails! Star Clippers - Unique Sailing Adventures
Updated: Mar 18
The first thing you will notice with Star Clippers is the pure beauty of the ships! Honestly, it took my breath away. Just look.
Now imagine being on one of these ships in iconic destinations. Perhaps the Mediterranean, the Galapagos Islands or a trans-Atlantic crossing.
Video 1: An overview of a Star Clipper sailing experience.
Who are Star Clippers?
Star Clippers was born from the vision of Mikael Krafft who wanted to recreate the Golden Age of Sailing. He built three replica sailing vessels equipped with modern comforts. The BEST part. These small vessels can explore hidden harbours and secret coves large cruise ships are incapable of accessing.
If I have to pick one thing that I LOVE the most about this unique adventure it would be that the ships move under wind power 70-90% of the time. Not only is this an eco-friendly way to travel, but just imagine slicing silently through the water with over 40 white sails above you. It is just magical. When not under sail Star Clipper and Star Flyer use very pure, high-quality low sulphur gas oil for which the company was awarded the International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate. Star Flyer was the first ship in the world to receive this accolade.
Why should you choose an adventure with Star Clippers?
The most experiential vacation of a lifetime
True authentic sailing adventures
Itineraries are created by Wind Charts
Casual, relaxed onboard ambiance
Comfortable, cozy cabins and suites
Outgoing, social guests and friendly crew
Discover breathtaking vistas and intimate ports that you’ve never seen before
Cultural immersion onboard and on land
Star Clipper and Star Flyer
These two beautiful sisterships were built for adventure-loving passengers seeking a unique adventure that you will not find on megaships. Adorned with polished brass, expansive teak decks and 16 sails the ships themselves are a work of art.
Built in 1991/1992
Length - 379 feet
18.4 feet draft
36,220 sq. ft. of sails
Main mast 206 feet high
Four mast, fully rigged
2 Swimming Pools
Tropical Bar & Piano Lounge
Open Seating Dining
Edwardian Library with fireplace
Image Gallery 1: A selection of images of the Star Clipper and Star Flyer
Inspired by the legendary tall ship Preussen there is no lack of charm on this impressing vessel. Want to be more impressed? Check out the one-of-a-kind Captain Nemo Lounge, a spa and health club with underwater glass portholes! Yay!
Built in 2000
Length - 439 feet
Draft – 18.4 feet
54,000 sq. ft. of sails
Five mast, fully rigged
114 Staterooms including 14 private verandah suites
86 Staterooms are similar size
3 Swimming Pools
3-story interior Atrium
Spa & Health Club
Observation Lounge & Library
Image Gallery 2: A selection of images of the Royal Clipper
What is it like onboard?
Amazing, spectacular, wonderful are a few adjectives you could use to describe the experience onboard a Star Clipper sailing. Perfect for those seeking a relaxing, luxury getaway with as much adventure as you would like, Star Clippers is perfect for couples, honeymooners, multi-generational family trips and solo travellers.
Small ship experience with only 170 - 227 pampered guests
Open Bridge policy
Casual, relaxed ambience - no need to dress up
Local performers play regional music
Nightly piano and other music/entertainment
Captain’s & Cruise Director’s daily briefing on deck
Selection of fine wines (additional cost)
Michelin trained chefs
Open seating dining
Buffet breakfast & lunch
Dinner service with 4-5 courses
No formal-wear required
What is there to do?
Help Hoist the Sails
Mast Climbing to the Crow’s Nest
Enjoy nautical Knot classes
Take the Helm
Relax on the Bow Sprit
Where does Star Clippers sail?
Multigenerational Family Trips!
There is no better way to make long lasting memories with your family then through travel. Star Clippers small ship experiences will keep you and your family active and entertained all while building bonds and memories that will transcend time.
Kids under 18 sail free
Select Mediterranean, Indonesia, Caribbean dates
Unique activities for the entire family
Ability to sail, explore and learn together
Image 2: Families onboard a Star Clippers Sailing
Is the sea in your blood? Well, then I have a sailing for you!
Eastbound Atlantic Ocean Crossing - 28 Nights! YAY!
Depart from Bridgetown Barbados.
Sail for 10 nights reaching land again at Ponta Delgada, Azores
Sail for 4 more nights before reaching Lisbon, Portugal.
Continue on your journey visiting Spain, Morocco, Gibraltar, Spain, France and finally ending in Italy.
Do you have a group you would like to travel with? You can earn a free spot and more!
•Group discount (% or $)
•Cocktail party and open bar packages
Perfect for families, interest groups (photography, wildlife, sail clubs) or even friend groups! Send me a message to start planning today!
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