Star Clippers Recent Press Releases

DATE : February 2020

Embrace The Romance of Sailing the High Seas with Star Clippers

Miami, FL (February, 2020) – There’s something inherently romantic about a sailing vacation: the caress of warm, salt air on your skin; days spent strolling hand in hand through picturesque port towns and along pristine beaches; and vibrant sunsets viewed from a cozy, private spot on deck, champagne flutes in hand. Most compelling for couples seeking an amorous adventure is the opportunity to experience the rush of soaring across the ocean powered by the wind alone, full sails overhead and blue water below. For travelers looking to celebrate a honeymoon, anniversary, vow renewal, proposal or just a retreat for two, the romance of gliding into an exotic port aboard one of the world’s largest clipper ships under full sail is simply undeniable.

With sailing itineraries throughout the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Bali and Thailand, Star Clippers’ ships offer a dreamy setting for couples looking to explore some of the world’s most beautiful destinations while feeling as though they’re sailing aboard a private yacht. Unlike the mega ships that sail these waters, Star Clippers’ ships hold between 170 and 227 passengers, making it possible to drop anchor remote harbors and visit off-the-beaten-path ports in romantic locales like the Italian Riviera and the Caribbean’s Treasure Islands.

Of course, opportunities to get close on board abound. A favorite spot for cozying up can be found in the bowsprit netting—a hammock-like area stretching 30 feet forward of the bow where guests can lay suspended over the ocean. In addition to affording one of the most unique and exciting settings on any cruise ship afloat, it’s also an ideal spot to spend some quiet time and maybe even pop the big question. More adventurous guests might opt to climb the mast to the Crow’s Nest for unbeatable views of the ocean, landscape and ship below. For those who like to make their romantic getaways more “official,” the crew of the Star Clipper can do a vow renewal ceremony onboard.

To further enhance the romance quotient, guests booking any Star Clippers sailing by February 29, 2020 will receive a complimentary couples’ massage, a bottle of champagne and sweet treats in their cabin. This offer is combinable with other Star Clippers offers.

For more than 25 years, Star Clippers has been introducing travelers to the thrill of modern tall ship sailing to remote ports in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. The company operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels: Star Clipper and Star Flyer are traditional clipper ships with modern amenities carrying 170 guests, while the 227-guest Royal Clipper holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest and only five-masted, full-rigged sailing ship in service today. All three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, convivial tropical bars on deck and piano lounges.

DATE : January 2020

Star Clippers Announces “Choose Your Wave” Offers on 2020 and 2021 Sailings in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Asia

Miami, FL (January 2020) – Wave Season is here, and Star Clippers is offering a “Choose Your Wave” special that allows travelers to opt for the deal that bests suits their cruising style. Beginning January 1, guests booking sailings on all three tall ships in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Asia can choose from the following Wave offers:

Choose from Cabin Category Upgrades, Prepaid Gratuities and Onboard Credit

This offer is good for guests booking any 2020 or 2021 sailing in Caribbean, and select 2021 sailings in the Mediterranean. Guests looking to book any 2020 or 2021 sailing in Southeast Asia can choose TWO of the above Wave options for an even sweeter deal. All travel must be booked by February 29 to be eligible.

For more than 25 years, Star Clippers has been introducing travelers to the thrill of modern tall ship sailing to remote ports in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. The company operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels: Star Clipper and Star Flyer are traditional clipper ships with modern amenities carrying 170 guests, while the 227-guest Royal Clipper holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest and only five-masted, full-rigged sailing ship in service today. All three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, convivial tropical bars on deck and piano lounges.

DATE : December 2019

Star Clippers Named World’s Leading Green Cruise in 2019 World Travel Awards

Miami, FL (December 2019) — Star Clippers is pleased to announce that they have taken home three top honors in the 2019 World Travel Awards: World’s Leading Green Cruise, World’s Leading Specialist Cruise Line and Worlds Leading Luxury Sailing Cruise Company. This year marks the seventh time Star Clippers has won the World’s Leading Luxury Sailing Company and the sixth time for World’s Leading Green Cruise.

Also Named Leading Luxury Sailing Cruise and Specialist Cruise Company

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the World Travel Awards year after year for our commitment to environmentally responsible sailing practices and a truly unique cruise experience,” said Mirell Reyes, President of Star Clippers America. “Star Clippers cruises marry the authenticity of a true sailing vessels with the luxury amenities of a private yacht, giving guests the best of both worlds.”

Star Clippers ships are green by design—as real sailing vessels designed after historic clipper ships, they travel under wind power whenever possible, up to 80% of the time on any given itinerary. When the ships do need to navigate under the power of their energy-efficient engines, they only utilize very pure, high-quality, low-sulfur gas oil for which the line was awarded the International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate. Star Flyer was the first ship in the world to receive this certificate, with Star Clipper and Royal Clipper following. The ships’ small size also contributes to a smaller carbon footprint. Unlike cruise ships that carry upward of six thousand passengers, Star Flyer and Star Clipper carry only 170 passengers, and 227 passengers on Royal Clipper, which means less water consumed and less waste produced.

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.

For nearly 30 years, Star Clippers has been introducing travelers to the thrill of modern tall ship sailing to remote ports in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indonesia and Far East. The company operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels: Star Clipper and Star Flyer are traditional clipper ships with modern amenities carrying 170 guests, while the 227-guest Royal Clipper holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest and only five-masted, full-rigged sailing ship in service today. All three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, convivial tropical bars on deck and piano lounges.

DATE : November 2019

Star Clippers Now Taking Bookings for Sailings Through November 2021

Miami, FL (November 2019) — Star Clippers is now taking bookings for all sailings through November 2021 aboard their three tall sailing ships. Sailing destinations newly opened for booking include the entire 2021 summer season in Europe aboard the Royal Clipper and Star Flyer. On the Star Clipper, the books are now open for the tail end of the winter season in Thailand and Borneo and the entire summer season sailing out of Bali. All sailing itineraries are detailed on the Star Clippers website, and can be booked by calling Star Clippers at 800-442-0551 or through a travel agent.

Book by December 30 for Complimentary Cabin Upgrade or Onboard Credit

By popular demand, the Star Clipper will continue sailing to exotic ports in Southeast Asia like Bali and Singapore as well as a new Thai port of call in Ko Samui and the tropical islands off Cambodia. An optional, two-day excursion to visit the temple complex of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap will be available on the itineraries visiting Cambodia. Royal Clipper will spend the summer in the Mediterranean Sea, adding Greece to its lineup that also includes Italy, France and Croatia. A new, seven-night sailing round trip out of Athens will visit lesser known Greek ports of Milos, Chalki and Symi as well as Fethiye, Turkey, and a pair of 10- and 11-night sailings between Athens and Venice will call on Santorini and Mykonos in addition to ports in Croatia and Montenegro. Star Flyerwill sail the Adriatic, Ionian and Aegean seas, and will continue to offer the popular Mamma Mia Highlights cruise, visiting locations from the original movie.

Guests who book their 2021 Star Clippers sailings by December 30 will receive their choice of perks: a complimentary cabin upgrade or $200 onboard credit, and prepaid gratuities or a spa treatment. Bookings must be made by December 30 to qualify for offer.

For more than 25 years, Star Clippers has been introducing travelers to the thrill of modern tall ship sailing to remote ports in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indonesia and Far East. The company operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels: Star Clipper and Star Flyer are traditional clipper ships with modern amenities carrying 170 guests, while the 227-guest Royal Clipper holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest and only five-masted, full-rigged sailing ship in service today. All three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, convivial tropical bars on deck and piano lounges.

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