Discover a new age of sail, where the traditions of the past are combined with the modern comforts and amenities of the present.
Perfect for cruising in casual elegance. Our itineraries range from the sun-kissed Mediterranean to the exotic Far East and the Caribbean.
On board you will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, friendly crew, and international cuisine, all in pampered comfort. If you're a boating enthusiast, you can choose to lend a hand hoisting the sails, you can climb the mast, or you can just lay back and let the crew do all the work.
Now come aboard Star Clipper, Star Flyer or our new flagship the Royal Clipper, the largest fully rigged sailing ship in the world today. As thousands of feet of sail unfurl above you, you'll feel the elation of those mariners of long ago. This is Star Clippers and the adventure has just begun!
Our inspired chefs make dining aboard a delightful culinary adventure with an international menu of foods from the far corners of the earth.
When you rise, help yourself to a continental breakfast with Parisian croissants, toasted English muffins or sweet Danish pastries, or savor a full breakfast with fresh tropical fruits and crisp bacon, grilled sausage, smoked salmon and omelettes cooked to order in the dining room.
Clearly, this is not a cruise ship in the ordinary sense. On Star Clippers, you will find that there are no rigid schedules. You are free to do as you wish with your days and evenings.
At lunch, a marvellous buffet of seafood, salads and grilled favorites awaits your pleasure. If the day includes a stop at one of the paradisical islands we frequent, you might also be treated to a succulent outdoor barbecue on shore.
When evening comes, our elegantly appointed dining room becomes the setting for the chef’s finest culinary presentations, designed to please the eye and the palate, complimented by a selection of equally fine wines. You’ll find our service to be friendly and gracious, as befits a tasteful restaurant. Of course, we would not presume to dictate your seating preferences.
On all three ships, you are free to dine when and with whomever you wish – including our officers, who join our guests in the dining room most nights.
The dress code? No need for formal gowns and black tie, casual elegance is the order of the day and every single night.
Gratuities to ships personell are not included in the cruise pricing please see Cruise Questions for advice.
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