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The Tall Ships

Star Clippers Vessels

Star Clipper and Star Flyer

Star Clipper and Star Flyer are both 360 ft. long and each carries just 170 guests.These ships are true clipper ships reflecting their proud heritage in every inch of their polished brass and gleaming brightwork. Passengers on these unique vessels discover a new age of sail, where the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships are happily married to the comforts and amenities of the present day.


Royal Clipper

Royal Clipper is the largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship built since the beginning of the last century. The 439-foot vessel carries 227 guests. With her 42 sails unfurled, Royal Clipper is a splendid sight to behold. Guests enjoy the adventure and traditions of sailing with the superb service, amenities and accommodations of the finest modern yacht.


The decor of Star Clippers vessels 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.

Life aboard these ships is blissfully relaxed, much like traveling on a private yacht. Each ship offers spacious accommodations and expansive teak decks with ample space and two swimming pools (three on Royal Clipper). In fact, you'll find that these ships offer more outdoor space per passenger than most conventional cruise ships.

All Star Clippers’ ships feature open-seating dining in an elegantly appointed dining room, a convivial indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar and Piano Bar, and an Edwardian style library. Royal Clipper also has a three-deck atrium that funnels sunlight into her three-level dining room and the unique Captain Nemo Lounge, a spa and health club with underwater portholes.

Entertainment: During the day many passengers join one of the escorted shore excursions offered at most ports. Nighttime entertainment might consist of local performers who come onboard, dancing on deck, or a traditional sailing activity such as crab races. The ships do not have a casino and there are no stage shows.

Fitness and Recreation: Morning aerobics classes are held on deck. Watersports are available, particularly on Caribbean itineraries, including banana boat rides, windsurfing, waterskiing, sunfish sailing, and snorkeling (complimentary equipment provided).

Passengers: Star Clippers attract a mix of ages from young honeymooners to active seniors. On the whole it's an energetic and physically fit group of passengers with few couch potatoes. Most are seasoned travelers, and many have a sailing background. These vessels inspire passionate loyalty among past passengers and there is usually a large number of repeaters. Depending on the voyage, many passengers are American or Canadian, but there is also a substantial European contingent including German, French, Italian and British passengers.

Dress Code: An informal onboard atmosphere prevails at all times and casual attire can be worn at breakfast and lunch. Recommended dinner dress for women are sun dresses, skirts or slacks, and polo or dress shirts with slacks are suitable for men (jackets not required). Shorts and t-shirts are not permitted in the dining room in the evening. There is never a need for formal wear.

Onboard Accounts: All onboard charges are in euros. Accounts can be settled in cash, travelers checks or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express). Personal checks are not accepted onboard.

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