Star Clipper

Star Clipper & Star Flyer: these are true clipper ships

Reflecting their proud heritage in every inch of their polished brass and gleaming brightwork. Step aboard these unique vessels and discover a new age of sail, where the traditions of the past are happily married to the comforts and amenities of the present day.

Star Clipper and Star Flyer are modern cruise ships in every way, created for luxury-loving passengers who also love the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships. Star Clipper and Star Flyer are both 115 metres long and each carries just 166 guests in pampered comfort. Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like travelling on a private yacht. You’ll never feel confined on Star Clipper and Star Flyer.

Each ship offers spacious accommodations and expansive teak decks with ample space and not one, but two swimming pools. In fact, you’ll find that these ships offer more outdoor space per passenger than most conventional cruise ships.

The decor of Star Clipper and Star Flyer is reminiscent of the grand age of sail. Antique prints and paintings of famous sailing ships please your eye, while teak and gleaming mahogany rails are richly remindful of Star Clippers’ proud nautical heritage.

All Star Clippers’ ships feature open-seating dining in an elegantly appointed dining room, our convivial indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar and Piano Bar, and an Edwardian style library where a Belle Époque fireplace glows with a warmth that reflects the friendliness and enthusiasm of Star Clippers’ hospitable officers and crew.


Accomodation Types

There’s nothing so easy and pleasurable as falling asleep to the gentle rhythms of the ship and sea unless it’s awakening refreshed the next morning to a new-born day.

Like a fine resort, all the amenities are here; double bed or twin beds that can be converted to queen, marble lined bathroom, private safe, television video system and DVD player, direct dial telephone, hair dryer and comfortable furnishings.

The décor is tastefully traditional.

You’ll find the accoutrements of a classic yacht, where everything is ingeniously designed for comfort, ease and efficiency. 

On Star Clipper and Star Flyer, 8 deluxe deck cabins offer intimate cruising comfort, with marble baths, whirlpool tubs and doors that open onto deck. All but six of the ship’s 83 cabins are outside, and for a relaxing indulgence, a 237-square-foot Owner's Suite offers a separate sitting area, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool and room service.

Owner's Cabin

This Owner's Cabin feature a double bed, sitting area, minibar, and a marble lined bathroom with whirlpool. Each cabins include air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveller has come to expect.

  • Double bed
  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • Bathroom with whirlpool bath
  • Average cabin dimensions - 22m2


Category 1 - Deluxe Deck Cabins

Category 1 cabins feature two lower beds converting to double bed, minibar, and marble lined bathroom with whirlpool bath. These cabins' doors open onto deck. Each cabins include air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveller has come to expect.

  • Two lower beds convert to double bed
  • Minibar
  • Bathroom with whirlpool bath
  • Cabin doors open onto deck
  • Average cabin dimensions - 14.5m2


Category 2 - Large Outside Cabins

Category 2 cabins feature twin/double/triple beds, and marble lined bathroom with shower. Each cabins include air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveller has come to expect.

  • Twin/double or triple beds
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Average cabin dimensions - 12m2


Category 3 - Outside Cabins

Category 3 cabins feature twin/double/triple beds, and a marble lined bathroom with shower. Each cabins include air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveller has come to expect.

  • Twin, double or triple beds
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Average cabin dimensions - 11m2

Category 3 cabins on the Clipper Deck may be slightly smaller than Category 3 cabins on the Commodore Deck.


Category 4 - Outside Cabins

Category 4 cabins feature twin/double/triple beds, and a marble lined bathroom with shower. Each cabins include air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveller has come to expect.

  • Two lower beds, double bed or triple berth
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Average cabin dimensions - 11m2


Category 5 - Inside or Outside Cabins

Available in inside or outside, these cabins feature raised twin/double/triple beds, and a marble lined bathroom with shower. Each cabins include air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveller has come to expect.

  • Raised double bed, two lower beds or triple berth
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Average cabin dimensions - 11m2


Category 6 - Inside Cabins

Category 6 cabins feature upper/lower beds and a bathroom with shower. Each cabins include air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveller has come to expect.

  • Upper/lower berths
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Average cabin dimensions - 8m2



Deck Plans

There’s nothing so easy and pleasurable as falling asleep to the gentle rhythms of the ship and sea unless it’s awakening refreshed the next morning to a new-born day.

Like a fine resort, all the amenities are here; double bed or twin beds that can be converted to queen, marble lined bathroom, private safe, television video system and DVD player, direct dial telephone, hair dryer and comfortable furnishings.

The décor is tastefully traditional.

You’ll find the accoutrements of a classic yacht, where everything is ingeniously designed for comfort, ease and efficiency. 

On Star Clipper and Star Flyer, 8 deluxe deck cabins offer intimate cruising comfort, with marble baths, whirlpool tubs and doors that open onto deck. All but six of the ship’s 83 cabins are outside, and for a relaxing indulgence, a 237-square-foot Owner's Suite offers a separate sitting area, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool and room service.

Sun Deck

  • Pools
  • Category 1 - Deluxe Deck Cabins

Main Deck

  • Library 
  • Tropical Bar 
  • Piano Bar 
  • Bridge 
  • Category 1 - Deluxe Deck Cabins

Clipper Deck

  • Dining Room / Conference Room 
  • Sloop Shop 
  • Purser's Office 
  • Owner's Cabin - Deluxe Outside Cabin
  • Category 2 - Large Outside Cabins 
  • Category 3 - Outside Cabins 
  • Category 5 - Inside or Outside Cabins

Commodore Deck

  • Category 3 - Outside Cabins

  • Category 4 - Outside Cabins
  • Category 5 - Outside Cabins
  • Category 6 - Inside Cabins


Dining

Our inspired chefs make dining aboard a delightful culinary adventure with an international menu of foods from the corners of the Earth.

Clipper Dining Room

Experience complimentary · Cuisine varies

When you rise, help yourself to a continental breakfast with Parisian croissants or sweet Danish pastries. Or savour a full breakfast with fresh tropical fruit and crisp bacon, grilled sausage and omelettes 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 one of the paradisical islands we frequent, you might also be treated to a succulent outdoor barbecue on shore.

When evening comes, our elegantly appointed dining room becomes the setting for the chef’s finest culinary presentations, designed to please the eye and the palate, complemented by a selection of equally fine wines.

You’ll find our service to be friendly and gracious, befitting a tasteful restaurant. Of course, we would not presume to dictate your seating preferences. On all three ships, you are free to dine when and with whomever you wish - including with our officers, who join our guests in the dining room most nights. The dress code? No need for formal gowns and black tie, casual elegance is the order of the day and every single night.


Entertainment

Clearly, this is not a cruise ship in the ordinary sense.

On Star Clippers, you will find that there are no rigid schedules. You are free to do as you wish with your days – and evenings.

Now, is there anything more relaxing than this?

Friends gather round the piano bar and join in singing a few favourites. And in the Tropical Bar, the bartender shakes a pitcher full of some delicious cooling concoction. Now, is there anything more relaxing than this?

An authentic taste of the local music and arts

To entertain you at certain ports, we invite local performers, folk groups or musicians to liven up your evenings on board and our crew members are always ready to entertain you with games and nautical activities.

So rather than enduring another Broadway show, you can enjoy the conviviality of fellow shipmates while a live band plays tropical tunes from a real paradise.

The Captain and crew

The Captain and crew are superb improvisers of the kind of light-hearted fun you’ll only find on Star Clippers. The Captain’s daily briefing on deck is wonderfully informative and a chance to hear some great story-telling as well.

Onboard Entertainment

If your time isn't taken up by searching out distant lands from the crow’s nest or enjoying a lovingly prepared meal in the dining room; you can always take a seat in the Observation Lounge, find solitude in the Library, enjoy a drink in the Tropical Bar, or enjoy some live music in the Piano Bar.

Library

The library offers reference books , art books, and novels in several languages. There is also a selection of board games and comfortable seating so that you can relax and enjoy some quiet time if you so wish.

Tropical Bar

Enjoy a drink in the Tropical Bar

Sloop Shop

It is located on the Clipper Deck aft of the Dining Room. Head here when you need toothpaste, sunscreen, Internet & WiFi cards and all those other day-to-day items you can't do without. There is also a tasteful selection of cruise wear, souvenirs and gifts. If you need something and you don't see it displayed, please ask. They might just have it.


Enrichment

Our passengers tell us that it’s the easy-going informality that makes a cruise with us so enjoyable.

Enjoy many activities on the outdoor decks, free water sports, yoga classes and various entertainment. In fact, our passengers tell us that it’s the easy-going informality of Star Clippers that makes a cruise with us so enjoyable and like no other.

Watersports

Sailing with Star Clippers is a unique experience!

Explore new horizons, push your boundaries & enjoy a range of nautical activities! Make the most of our complimentary water sports program and learn a wide variety of nautical activities, supervised by our officers & crew.

Water sports for all tastes!

On beach stops our sports team can offer you: kayaks, paddle boards and dinghies as well as water skiing and windsurfing. Enjoy your favourite water sports during the cruise or take the opportunity to try something new.

Snorkelling

Close your eyes and imagine you are soaking up the sun on a white sandy beach in the Caribbean; crystal clear waters invite you to explore the underwater world of coral reefs and colourful tropical fish. Star Clippers hands out snorkelling equipment to all passengers upon arrival on board, so all you have to do is dive in and explore.

Sailor for a day!

Life on the ocean is one big adventure! Discover the sailing techniques used by our marine experts. Our crew will help you to hoist the sails, climb the mast, and tie marine knots. You will learn the names of the different sails and how to use a sextant. When evening comes and the velvety darkness is punctuated by stars, our officers will show you how to navigate at night with the help of the stars.

Exclusive Sailing Destinations

Star Clippers takes you to the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia, far from all the crowds and congested harbours.

Our tenders or zodiac service allow you to go ashore in comfort and disembark either in port or directly on the beach, so you are free to set off and explore each destination. On Royal Clipper, a specially designed marine platform can be lowered to sea level, so you can enjoy water sports directly from the ship!


Health & Fitness

Swimming Pools

Star Clippers' ships have two or three swimming pools located on the Sun Deck. When the weather permits, they are filled with sea water.


Kids & Teens

Please be advised there are no children's or teens facilities onboard.


Useful Information

Age Restrictions

Star Clippers cannot accommodate infants under six months of age. Children are accepted on board from 6 months old, however, there is no children's club or babysitting available on our ships.

Dress Code

Star Clippers maintains a smart casual dress code: Beach or resort-wear on deck during the day and casual during the evening. Deck shoes are the best footwear for daytime. There is one Captain’s dinner on each cruise where people dress up a little more, but there are no black-tie events or formal nights.

Fire Safety

While the ship was constructed with modern materials, that are either fire-retardant or flame-proof, fire remains a risk aboard any vessel. Please observe some simple safety rules:

  • Do not smoke inside your cabin
  • Do not throw cigarette butts overboard
  • Do not light candles, oil lights or similar devices in your cabin

Lifeboat Drills

International Maritime Law requires a lifeboat drill to take place at the beginning of each cruise. All guests must attend this compulsory and important exercise. During the drill, all ship’s services will be suspended.

Your assigned lifeboat station, the location of life jackets and the signal for lifeboat and fire drills are clearly explained on the emergency card posted on your cabin’s door. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the safety instructions it contains. When the alarm is sounded, put on your life jacket according to the instructions given over the public address system. An officer will direct you to your boat station, answer any questions you might have and check that your jacket is properly secured.

Your close attention during this drill is of paramount importance for your safety.

Lost & Found

On the last night of your cruise, we suggest you do a full review of your belongings. Check in the safe, under your bed, in the closet and drawers to ensure everything has been packed. Star Clippers cannot be held responsible for items left onboard. 

Medical Services

A Registered Nurse is either on staff or is available from shore. In addition, the ship’s officers are qualified in administering first aid. Should a passenger require hospital treatment, the ship is almost always near a medical facility on shore. Passengers requiring prescription medicine are advised to bring them onboard. Only over-the-counter medications are available at the Sloop Shop. 

Safety Rules

It is essential that you take certain precautions while onboard. Here are some basic rules:

  • Use appropriate ashtrays for cigarette butt ends and used matches. Do not throw cigarettes or cigars over the side of the ship; if blown back onto the ship, they may cause a fire. Never smoke in your cabin.
  • Walk, never run, and be especially careful on wet or slippery decks.
  • Ladies are advised to wear low-heeled shoes, especially on deck.
  • Children must not be allowed to run or play unattended on deck, in corridors, on stairways, or near the swimming pool

In the event of rough weather:

  • Do not stroll about the ship unnecessarily
  • Hold on to hand rails in passageways and stairways
  • Doors should be latched during heavy seas. Use the handles and never hold onto a door by its frame as the ship’s movement may cause it to close on your hand.
  • If there is unsecured baggage in your cabin, call your steward for assistance
  • Secure items in your bathroom and on your bureau

Smoking Policy

Passengers can smoke in designated areas on deck. 

Ready to celebrate?

Whether it’s a cocktail party, a dinner or seminar onboard or a special excursion on shore, Star Clippers can take care of your needs.

Star Clippers is the inspired choice.

Whether it’s your honeymoon, a milestone birthday or anniversary, a family reunion, a special club or corporate gathering or other significant event, Star Clippers is the inspired choice. After all, what could be more romantic – or memorable than sailing away on a magnificent tall ship to distant lands! Aboard Star Clippers, celebrations become extraordinary occasions, because we are dedicated to making each moment very special.

Treated with care and attention to detail.

Family reunions, clubs or special interest groups and corporate events are treated with the same care and attention to detail that you would expect from a fine hotel or resort. Be sure to reserve well ahead of your cruise, because you’ll find that we will provide some great ideas and original touches to make your gathering even more rewarding. Whether it’s a cocktail party, a dinner or seminar onboard or a special excursion on shore, Star Clippers can take care of your needs.

Honeymooners can relax in perfect privacy.

There’s a complimentary bottle of champagne, and an assortment of sweet treats, offered to all honeymooners who have proof of their marriage within six months of their sailing date, as well as a special gift and a certificate signed by the Captain. If you are searching for the perfect way to begin your lives together, a Star Clippers honeymoon offers an idyllic combination of adventure and romance in a setting that inspires hearts.