STAR CLIPPERS

CRUISING WITH STAR CLIPPERS


Star Clippers tall ships

Star Clippers tall ships are perfect for cruising in casual elegance. The itineraries range from the sun-kissed Mediterranean to the exotic Far East and the Caribbean.

On board you will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, friendly crew, and international cuisine, all in pampered comfort. The decor is tastefully traditional. You'll find a luxurious classic yacht, where everything is ingeniously designed for comfort, ease and efficiency


Star Clippers Onboard

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. Step aboard Star Clipper, Star Flyer or the flagship Royal Clipper, the largest fully rigged sailing ship in the world today and witness the thrill of thousands of feet of sail unfurl above you, you'll feel the elation of those mariners of long ago.

This is Star Clippers and the adventure has just begun!

STAR CLIPPERS LIFE ONBOARD A TALL SHIP


The Amenities Onboard Star Clipper Ships

Like a fine resort, all the amenities are there: double bed or twin beds that can be converted to queen, marble lined bathroom, private safe, television with in-house video, direct dial telephone, hair dryer and comfortable furnishings.

The décor 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 the nautical heritage. Soft natural fabrics reflect the colours of the sun, sea and sky. Prints of famous clipper ships and sailing yachts grace the walls. Everything is immaculately maintained and your steward knows exactly when to appear.


Star Clippers Entertainment

The Entertainment Onboard Star Clipper Ships

By day and by night the entertainment is very low key and the closest the ship offers to organized daytimes activities during a one-week cruise is cookery lessons, tours of the ship's engine, everything very much based around the ship and it's workings. A solo musician tickles the ivory and croons in the piano bar. Very little entertainment is organized and passengers are sometimes encouraged to stage their own talent show.

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.


The Entertainment Onboard Star Clipper Ships

By day and by night the entertainment is very low key and the closest the ship offers to organized daytimes activities during a one-week cruise is cookery lessons, tours of the ship's engine, everything very much based around the ship and it's workings. A solo musician tickles the ivory and croons in the piano bar. Very little entertainment is organized and passengers are sometimes encouraged to stage their own talent show.

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.


The Captain and Crew Onboard Star Clipper Ships

Star Clippers 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, as well as a chance to hear some great storytelling. There are other events and activities, such as the hilarious crab racing contests that has evolved from Star Clippers' sailing heritage. In fact, the passengers say that it's the easy-going informality of Star Clippers that makes a cruise with them so enjoyable.

Indeed, the very notion of a rigid agenda of activities is foreign to cruises. Join the Captain on the always-open bridge as he plots the course for the next landfall. Learn how to splice a line, reef a sail or tie a square knot.


During the Day Onboard Star Clipper Ships

During the day you can cool off with a dip in one of the pools, there are two swimming pools located on the Sun deck aboard the Star Clipper and Star Flyer; and three swimming pools aboard the Royal Clipper. They are filled with sea water when weather conditions permit.

The library, located on the Main Deck, aft, is a comfortable getaway for such quieter pleasures as a game of bridge, backgammon or chess. It also carries a wide assortment of reference books, in addition to featuring "coffee-table" books and novels.

If it's a beach day, you can swim, windsurf, water-ski, sail a Sunfish or explore in a Zodiac. Sports staff will be happy to offer assistance, should you require it.

Or unwind with a cool drink and your favourite song in the piano bar. Discover history and fascinating cultures on exciting shore excursions in the many exotic and off the beaten track ports of call.


Evening Fun Onboard Star Clipper Ships

To entertain you in the evening at certain ports, Star Clippers will invite local performers on board to give guests an authentic taste of the local music and arts. So, rather than enduring another Broadway revue, you can enjoy the conviviality of fellow shipmates while a live band plays tropical tunes from a real paradise.

STAR CLIPPERS DINING


Dining Room Onboard Star Clipper Ships

Located on the Clipper deck of the Star Clipper and Star Flyer, and on the Commodore deck of the Royal Clipper, the dining room serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner on an open-seating basis. No reservations are required. The Maitre d' is always ready to assist you with any special arrangements you may request.

Meal times are printed in the Daily Program which is delivered to your cabin and may vary due to the days' activities.

Menus vary daily, and nut free dishes and healthy-eating dishes are available on request.


Star Clippers Dining

Breakfast Onboard Star Clipper Ships

Enjoy Continental breakfast with Parisian croissants, toasted English muffins or sweet Danish pastries. Or savour a full breakfast with fresh tropical fruit and crisp bacon, grilled sausage and omelette's cooked to order in the dining room.


Lunch Onboard Star Clipper Ships

A marvellous buffet of seafood, salads and grilled favourites awaits your pleasure.


Evening Onboard Star Clipper Ships

The 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.



STAR CLIPPERS DRESS CODE


No need for formal gowns and black tie, casual elegance is the order of the day and every night.

STAR CLIPPERS TIPS & GRATUITIES


Charge Account Onboard Star Clipper Ships

Upon embarkation, an account is automatically opened for your convenience so that you can charge all shipboard expenses. In order to make your trip as trouble-free as possible, the purser can take an imprint of your credit card upon embarkation and all shipboard expenses can be charged to your card automatically. American Express, MasterCard and Visa are all accepted onboard. However you choose to handle your account, it is payable at the end of the cruise by credit card, traveller's cheques or cash.


Gratuities Onboard Star Clipper Ships

Gratuities on board the ship are not included in the cruise fare and are at the discretion of each individual passenger based on the level of service performed. The following guidelines are:

€8 per person per night on-board.

Individual Staff - there may be occasions when a member of the Star Clippers staff provides additional or extraordinary services. Please reward these individuals as you deem appropriate.

Bartenders and Staff - for your convenience, a 12.5 % service charge is added to your bill when ordering drinks.

STAR CLIPPERS SPECIAL OCCASIONS

For both the Honeymoon and Blessing packages the ships officers dressed in uniform will be available to meet couples on the bridge:


Honeymoon packages Onboard Star Clipper Ships

Your romantic journey starts with Star Clippers on board an enchanting honeymoon cruise:

  • Complimentary Champagne
  • Complimentary Fruit basket

Blessing packages Onboard Star Clipper Ships

Blessing ceremony conducted on board by the captain and cruise director. This is most romantic at sunset:

  • Glasses of champagne after the ceremony
  • Invitation to Captains table for dinner
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