If you're looking for a unique experience in the world of cruising, look no further than Star Clippers, where you can travel the world in relaxed luxury on the most beautiful masted yachts. A Star Clippers Cruises’ voyage delivers a genuine tall ship sailing experience with all the elegance and convenience of a modern cruise. While experiencing sailing on a tall ship is part of the experience, incredible itineraries to some of the most picturesque locations in the world, including the Caribbean, Panama Canal and South East Asia, truly completes your Star Clippers voyage.
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Dining onboard Star Clippers is a casual, yet elegant experience that allows you to enjoy delicious meals in an intimate setting. Unlike most other cruise lines, there is no pre-set seating times or arrangements in the dining room, allowing you to sit where, when and with whom you want.
Breakfast onboard Star Clippers Cruises' ships is served from 8am until 10am featuring continental options, traditional cooked choices, an omelette station and of course fresh fruit, juices and cereals. As with all meals, teas and coffees are readily available and freshly served by the attentive and amiable team of waiters.
Lunches offer a wide choice of fresh dishes available from 12pm to 2pm. Typically around 4 different main options will be offered, along with a carvery station, where a choice of suckling pig, beef, lamb will be served. Rice, pasta, veg, salads and side dishes are always also available to accompany the main courses. A truly magnificent dessert menu is also served at lunchtime with fresh cakes and pastries as well as traditional puddings.
Dinner is a more formal affair, centred around a six course menu typically including a range of seafood and meat mains such as Chateaubriand or Lobster tails. Wines are available by the bottle while iced water, teas and coffees are readily available. Dinner is served from 7:30pm to 10pm usefully, with the menu being displayed shortly before the mealtime. If any of the options on the menu don't suit, steak frites, and a pasta dish of the day are always available.
Despite their smaller size, entertainment onboard Star Clipper's ships will not disappoint; with evenings that are elegant and sophisticated. In the bars, receptions, libraries and lounge areas, there's a genuine social vibe, with the smaller amount of passengers promoting a friendly and open environment. Here you can sit back with a drink in hand, enjoy live music or chat with like-minded guests.
Entertainment highlights include performances in the Piano Bar, the opportunity to climb the Crow's Nest and briefings given by the Captain.
While there are no specially dedicated kids clubs or spaces, Star Clipper Cruises are more than happy to welcome the whole family onboard. With the opportunity to help the crew out on deck, climb the mast and explore beautiful destinations, this is a holiday that's bound to be memorable even for the youngest guests.
Sailing to some of the most picturesque ports around the world, the combination of stunning destinations and a classic sailing experience makes a Star Clippers voyage truly special. With sailings to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Southeast Asia and the Panama Canal, as well as ocean crossings, you can travel all over the world.
Having a deck area festooned with sails, masts and several miles of rope, there's much to do and see going on onboard Star Clipper Cruises' ships. The bridge area, complete with ships wheel and navigation equipment is open to see 24/7, which provides a fascinating insight into the navigation and challenges of steering such a vessel as you're free to watch the captain as he guides the ship in to position as the ship moors up each day. If you prefer to be even more hands on, the crew will happily welcome you into the team hoisting up the sails ready for the off!
What's more, Star Clipper and Star Flyer feature 2 swimming pools and Royal Clipper features 3, meaning that you can take a splash in the water when you feel like cooling off.
Accommodation onboard Star Clippers is luxurious, comfortable and features a classic design. With a cosy double or twin beds, a spacious bathroom, safe, a flat screen tv and other wonderful amenities, you’ll have a relaxing night’s sleep each night onboard Star Clippers.
An ideal place to unwind, on Star Clipper and Star Flyer there are 8 deluxe cabins and 79 out of the 83 cabins onboard offer ocean views. On Royal Clipper, there are 14 deluxe suites to choose from, each boasting their own private verandah, 24-hour room service and other luxurious features. 108 out of the 114 cabins onboard Royal Clipper offer ocean views.
In general, the dress code onboard a Star Clippers Cruise ship is casual both during the day and in the evenings. However, if you wish you can dress up for mealtimes and once a cruise there is a Captain's Dinner providing the perfect opportunity to don some of your finer clothes.
Star Clippers incorporate eco-friendly systems onboard, including maximising the amount of time that the ships are under wind power (minimising the use of the engines and minimising the fuel consumption), using low-sulphur gas oil, utilising a waste-management policy onboard to produce less waste (such as recycling and only using biodegradable products for cleaning) and promoting the use of reusable glasses, cups and more. Star Clippers were also recently awarded the International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate.
Everything was great. Only criticism was the excursions which could not be booked until we got on the ship and then they were over subscribed. Arrangements were finally made to fulfill everyone's wishes but it was very chaotic. We were very pleased with the taxi driver who met us at the airport in Athens. If it hadn’t been for him our first day would have been wasted and we would have not seen the Acropolis and museum but by talking with him, arrangements were made to take us and the get us back to the port in plenty of time to embark the ship. This should have been made clearer to make sure the best advantage was taken of our time in Athens. There would not have been time on our return journey.
Quality of the ship was good, albeit we felt mealtimes were too crowded. Crew were helpful and generally very good. Cabin crew in particular did a very thorough job. If the weather had been better the deck space would most likely also be crowded, ie pressure to get a sunbed. The experience of sailing under sail was excellent.
Everything I hoped for and more - the ship was beautiful to look at, particularly with sails up, the cabins were good and as expected on this type of ship. The staff were exceptionally efficient, caring, informative and friendly. The choice at breakfast was quite delightful, lunches and evening dinner also very good, Quantity and quality excellent, (ate far too much and now on bread and water). If I were to go on a cruise I would choose this boat again but to a different location. Thankyou for advertising this superb cruise.
Ship was beautiful. Crew fantastic. Food excellent. Great wines reasonably priced. Cabin was ok but one side of the bed was against the bulkhead and the bathroom was tiny. Really wonderful experience.