Royal Clipper was officially recognised by the Guinness World Record in 2001 as the World's largest square rigger in service. Star Clipper and her sister ship Star Flyer boasts a traditional four-masted sailing ship design. Offering modern cruising facilities that will please passengers from all over the world, they have a distinctly luxury feel despite their smaller size. Passengers can get involved with sailing the ship, climbing the crow's nest and pulling the ropes.
Royal Clipper, the largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship carries just 227 guests. Sister ships Star Clipper & Star Flyer carry 170 guests each. Both offer a one-off intimate experience. Star Clippers is the only cruise company to offer an authentic, natural sailing experience with both modern propulsion methods and traditional sailing.
Each cabin is perfectly appointed, featuring either a double bed or twins which can be converted to a queen bed. Cabin amenities include; en-suite marble bathrooms, safe, television and DVD player, telephone, air conditioning, and quality furnishings and linens.
On board a Star Clipper vessel nearly all cabins are outside facing. Royal Clipper features 14 deluxe suites with verandas, whirlpool bath and 24-hour room service available. The two owner’s suites can accommodate up to eight guests when combined and are highly spacious. Star Clipper and Star Flyer both feature eight deluxe suites and one owner’s suite.
The elegant dining rooms on board Star Clippers' vessels are beautifully appointed, spacious and comfortable. There is no formal dress code meaning you can relax and enjoy your meals. Likewise, you can dine when you choose and with whom you wish with the open seating policy.
You will find a wide range of options for breakfast including continental pastries, English muffins, fresh fruits, cooked bacon and sausage, smoked salmon and freshly made omelettes.
Lunch might be a barbecue on the beach or a buffet of seafood, grills and salad in the main dining room.
In the evening, the expert chefs will create exquisite culinary delights, as delicious as they are beautiful. Fine wines are available to compliment your every bite.
Royal Clipper features three swimming pools on the large open deck. You can climb the mast with a full safety harness and supervision to get the best views out to sea from one of the passenger crow’s nests. The Captain Nemo spa and health club features underwater portholes to give you fascinating views under the sea. Star Clipper and Star Flyer feature two swimming pools on their spacious top decks.
All three ships feature the relaxing outdoor Tropical Bar and the comfortable indoor Piano Bar, observation lounge and a well stocked library.
The smaller size of these ships mean they can sail to some of the smaller, less travelled ports, offering a more specialised itinerary than the large cruise liners. There are also plenty of opportunities to see the great sights of the world such as the Parthenon and the Acropolis in Greece, the Blue Mosque in Istanbul or take an overnight trip on the Orient Express.
In Italy, you can tour the historic cities of Rome and Civitavecchia or experience a night at the opera in Verona. Likewise indulge in the party atmospheres of the cities of Monaco and Barcelona. Stimulate the senses with the tastes and smells of bustling spice markets in Marrakech and Tangier, or sample wine tastings along the Amalfi Coast.
Star Clippers is happy to tailor-make an itinerary of excursions based on the destinations visited and you personal tastes.