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Star Clippers bills itself as "the only modern-day cruise line dedicated to re-creating the golden age of the tall sailing ships while providing passengers with a mega-yacht experience."
Its three ships provide true sailing experiences. The intimate, small-ship voyages combine the traditions of the past with the modern comforts and amenities of a private yacht.
Star Clippers ships are for people looking for an authentic sailing experience. Propelled by the wind, these ships can take guests to small, off-the-beaten path locations that large cruise ships can't get to.
Meticulously researched and designed, Star Flyer and Star Clipper entered service in the early 1990s as the tallest clipper ships ever built, with main masts rising 226 feet and a maximum sailing speed of 17 knots. In July 2000, the twin sister-ships were joined by Royal Clipper, the line’s flagship and the first fully rigged square-rigger with five masts built since Preussen in l902 (we don't quite remember that one).
Visiting ports untouched by larger cruise ships and offering passengers the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht, Star Clippers is recognized as one of the premier specialty cruise lines. Guests dine in one unhurried seating in a casually elegant atmosphere. Whether climbing the mast for a better view or relaxing in the net off the bow, guests step into a world where new experiences await.
Royal Clipper: During winter and spring, Royal Clipper sails throughout the Caribbean. The ship repositions to the Mediterranean for the summer and fall seasons.
Star Clipper: Star Clipper spends the winter and spring in the Far East, repositioning to the Mediterranean for the summer and fall seasons.
Star Flyer: Star Flyer cruises the Mediterranean from spring to October and then crosses the Atlantic for Caribbean sailings.
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“Friendly service in a casual, extremely laid-back setting, under the romance of sail (when there is enough wind), is what Star Clippers is all about, and the food variety, creativity and quality are all extremely good.”