Star Clippers offer a cruise experience like no other and recreate images of the much-loved television series ‘The Onedin Line’. For an adventure on the waves which includes the atmosphere and character of traditional sailing combined with the comfort and luxury found on most modern cruise ships, Star Clipper vessels are unrivalled. The company has just launched a new Sailing Collection brochure detailing the line’s sailings from October 2018 to April 2020. The company’s fleet of three tall ships sail year-round with itineraries in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indonesia and Thailand, as well as offering Atlantic Ocean crossings.
In addition to the most popular itineraries, new routes have been added. In the Mediterranean, the ‘Mamma Mia Highlights’ sailing visits some of the off-the-beaten-path Greek Isles where the iconic film was shot. In Southeast Asia, new 10- and 11-night sailings between Singapore and Kota Kinabalu, in the northern part of the island of Borneo, offer travellers access to some lesser-known ports in Malaysia and Brunei. In the Caribbean, Star Clippers will now sail a full season out of St Maarten.
For more than 25 years, Star Clippers has introduced travellers to modern tall ship sailing to remote ports in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indonesia and the Far East. You feel the wind in your hair and the salty breeze in your face. Each tall ship offers an intimate experience and whilst the surroundings hark back to the clippers of the 19th century, the personable service and conviviality of like-minded fellow sailors is unique in today’s gamut of ever-larger cruise ships.
The company operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels: Star Clipper and Star Flyer are traditional clipper ships accommodating 170 guests, while the 227-guest Royal Clipper holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest and only five-masted, full-rigged sailing ship in service today. In contrast to the nostalgic ambiance of the ships, the facilities on board are modern and stylish. All three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, plus tropical bars on deck and piano lounges. The brand’s newest vessel, Flying Clipper, is set to debut in late 2018.
There are few experiences in today’s world of cruising more romantic than lying in the ‘widow’s net’ slung beneath the bowsprit, looking down at dolphins gambolling in the emerald sea; or more memorable than climbing aloft and assisting the sailors adjusting the rigging. However all passengers gather to marvels as the deck crew turn the winches and capstans which enable them to hoist the vast, billowing sails. To enlist and take advantage of these attractive savings call our experienced team on 0800 484 0370.
- 20th September 2018
Edinburgh-born Gary Buchanan has been a travel writer for over 30 years. He has been a specialist cruise writer for 25 years contributing to leading British publications including national newspapers and consumer magazines. He is the author of five books about cruising and spends over seven months every year at sea sailing the world’s oceans.