The graceful tall ships in the Star Clippers’ fleet provide an exceptionally romantic setting for lovers, for a honeymoon, marriage blessing, anniversary or other romantic voyage. Sailing in and out of the world’s most beautiful destinations in an atmosphere of casual elegance, a cruise on one of the three Star Clippers ships is akin to having a fully staffed private yacht.

Lay arm in arm on a deck-top sunbed, lie side by side in the bowsprit net with the waves skimming below, or spot dolphins together at dawn from the decks of a magnificent tall ship in full-sail. Make footprints on white sand beaches, snorkel the clear Caribbean waters and drop anchor in small bays and harbours.

 Here are the top romantic moments on board a Star Clippers’ tall ship:-

Star-gazing on a sun-warmed deck

Every spring and autumn, Star Clippers’ three ships reposition between their summer and winter cruising areas on long, leisurely voyages across the Atlantic. There’s no better place for star-gazing, away from light pollution, in the centre of the ocean; lying together hand in hand on sun loungers on the darkened deck and gazing up at the millions of stars scattered across an inky-black sky.

Experience a transatlantic sailing on board Star Flyer departing on 1st April 2017, 20 nights St. Maarten – Malaga, cruise only from £2025pp including port charges (based on two adults sharing a category 4 cabin)

Make footprints on a Robinson Crusoe island

For the first time Star Clippers sail Indonesian waters in 2017 and the four-masted Star Clipper will voyage under thousands of feet of billowing sails sailing between lush, culturally unique and exotic port calls and drop anchor close to coconut-white coves that typify Indonesia’s thousands of islands, mirroring a Robinson Crusoe adventure. Make footprints on virgin white sand beaches when the ship calls into tiny jungle-and-sand islands, haloed by crystal clear turquoise sea.

To experience a sailing in Indonesian waters, join Star Clipper 1st July 2017, 7 nights Bali – Bali, cruise only from £1460pp including port charges

Desert island kisses

The deserted islands of the white sand-fringed Tobago Cays in the Grenadines are strictly off limits to larger ships but easily accessible for a graceful clipper. Coconut palms arch over white, sandy beaches, lapped by the turquoise sea, the ideal setting for gathering shells together, or slip away to an even more deserted beach to be alone on this idyllic desert island setting.

Slip into Caribbean harbours and bays on board Royal Clipper, departing 6th January 2018, 7 nights Barbados – Barbados, cruise only from £1227pp including port charges

Loving it in Venice

The world’s most beautiful port to sail into or away from is Venice. Stand arm in arm on the decks as the ship glides slowly along the Giudecca Canal, lined with majestic old palaces and churches. Wander hand in hand along the silent canals of the old city, find a shady square for an al fresco lunch a deux, take a gondola ride to see the city from the water while being serenaded by a gondolier.

Sail away and back into Venice on board Star Flyer, departing 30th September 2017, 7 night cruise only from £1585pp including port charges

Champagne and fireworks

Sip champagne on the upper decks of a magnificent tall ship while watching one of the world’s most spectacular natural phenomena, the frequent volcanic eruptions of Italy’s `Stromboli’, during a late evening sail-past. Stromboli sends a shower of fire and molten debris up into the air approximately every ten minutes and has been in continuous eruption for 2,000 years

Join Royal Clipper 10th June 2017, 7 nights Rome – Rome, cruise only from £1740pp including port charges

 

Embrace La Dolce Vita

Wander through the narrow streets of Portofino, a former fishing village on Italy’s north west coast and now one of the most fashionable – and romantic —towns on the Italian Riviera. Cool down with a limoncello granita in a pretty café on the waterfront, or climb a wooded trail together to reach San Giorgio church overlooking the town for breath taking views.

The port call of Portofino is included in Royal Clipper’s departure from Rome on 19th August 2017, 7 nights Rome- Cannes, cruise only from £1740pp including port charges

Love the Cuban rhythms

Discover the Caribbean at its purest at seductive Cayo Largo in Cuba, a beach made for lovers, with powdery sand, palm trees gentle dunes and warm, azure water, visited for a day on Star Clippers’ Cuba sailings. The rhythm of the rest of the week’s sailing between Havana and Cienfuegos is one of samba, salsa, stunning beaches, eclectic cities and fascinating culture.

Experience the Cuban rythmns on board Star Flyer, departing 18th December 2017, 9 nights Cienfuegos – Havana, cruise only from £1875pp including port charges

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Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest fully-crewed sailing vessels, soon to be joined by the world’s largest sailing vessel of its kind, Flying Clipper, due for delivery in 2018. The ships can drop anchor in smaller harbours and visit ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and providing guests with the amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht.

High standards of service are provided by an attentive crew and all three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, a convivial Tropical Bar on deck and a comfortable piano bar and are large enough to offer first class accommodation and dining.

The two smaller ships, Star Flyer and Star Clipper, take 170 guests each, with a crew of 70, while Royal Clipper carries 227 with a crew of 106.

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Star Clippers has family holidays to Bali, the Greek islands, the Cote d’Azur and Italy’s islands and coastline this summer, with sailings departing in July and August and prices from £3870 for a family of three. (£1615 per adult, £640 per child sharing a cabin with the adults).


Each of the ships has a young sports crew on board to organise complimentary watersports, including kayaking, sail-boats and water-skiing, and deck games, such as golf, and most sailings includes the opportunity to climb 15m up the rigging to the crow’s nest. Families from 8 years to 80 years can enjoy high standards of service, the surroundings akin to a vast private yacht with polished wood and gleaming brass, varied sailings with breakfast, lunch and dinner served in the restaurants with portholes looking across the water.


Family holidays to Bali

The magnificent four masted tall ship `Star Clipper’ is sailing Indonesian waters for the first time in summer 2017. Her inaugural cruises are sailing through the vast archipelago that make up this nation, calling into exotic harbours, past dramatic scenery and visiting tranquil beaches. Departing on 8th July and 19th August sailings eastbound from Bali families can enjoy pink and golden sandy beaches, exotic wildlife, birds and sea-creatures, take excursions to see breathtaking natural sights, such as waterfalls and volcanoes, and participate in scuba diving and other shore side activities.  A week’s sailing costs from £1615 per adult, £685 per child (sharing a cabin with the adults) including all meals on board and port charges.

Family holidays to the Greek Islands

Sister ship to Star Clipper, `Star Flyer’ will spend summer 2017 in the Mediterranean, cruising the Greek Islands. Throughout August families can bask in the Greek sunshine on board, making use of the deck top plunge pools, taking in the sunshine on the teak decks, enjoying a drink or a sundowner in the open air Tropical Bar, as well as taking part in water sports and mast climbing. Port calls include the southern coast of Turkey, Mykonos, Hydra and Rhodes, where Star Flyer will be the most head-turning ship afloat. A week’s sailing costs from £1750 per adult, £685 per child (sharing a cabin with the adults) including all meals on board and port charges.

Family holidays to the Cote d’Azur and Italy

Departing on 26th August Royal Clipper completes the school holiday sailings with a magnificent voyage between Cannes and Rome (Civitavecchia), visiting the port of S. Margarita, Italy, followed by Corsica, Elba and Sardinia. Families can enjoy celebrity spotting in Porto Cervo, in the heart of Sardinia’s Emerald Coast, spend time on Corsica’s beaches and visiting the small ports and harbours where this magnificent ship, the world’s largest of its kind, drops anchor. The week’s sailing costs from £1740 per adult, £705 per child (sharing a cabin with the adults) including all meals on board and port charges.

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Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels. Visiting ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and offering passengers the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht, Star Clippers is recognised as one of the premier speciality cruise lines.

Passengers can enjoy the romance of sailing on board a true tall ship in a relaxed atmosphere with high standards of service provided by an attentive crew. All three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, a convivial Tropical Bar on deck and a comfortable piano bar and are large enough to offer first class accommodation and dining, but small enough to call into intimate ports, untouched by large cruise ships.

The two smaller ships, Star Flyer and Star Clipper, take 170 passengers each, with a crew of 74, while Royal Clipper carries 227 with a crew of 106.

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    • New ship
    • New destinations – Indonesia
    • Return to Asia
    • New,  overnights on board in Cuba
    • New rail & sail holidays

    Star Clippers to sail Indonesian waters for the first time

    Tall ship sailing specialist Star Clippers will be sailing in Indonesian waters for the first time in 2017, offering a choice of 19 departures, east and westbound from Bali, between May 6th and October 14th 2017, including sailings of 7, 10, 11 and 14 nights, and two cruises between Bali and Singapore. The four-masted Star Clipper, will sail between lush, culturally unique and exotic port calls and drop anchor close to coconut-white coves that typify Indonesia’s thousands of islands, mirroring a Robinson Crusoe adventure, as the ship calls into tiny jungle-and-sand islands, haloed by crystal clear turquoise sea and white sand beaches. A 9 night land-cruise holiday, departing on 28th June 2017, with 2 nights pre-cruise in Bali, a half day city tour, return flights from London and a round trip sailing from Bali that calls into Bali, Gili Kondo, Komodo National Park, Pink Beach, Satonda Island, Gili Meno & Gili Trawangan and Gili Nanggu costs from £2049pp.  To book, call 0808 231 4798 or visit www.starclippers.co.uk

    New ship, Flying Clipper to be the world’s largest

    When she debuts in late 2017 SPV Flying Clipper will be the world’s largest square rigger and the largest ship of its kind afloat today. She will also be the biggest and the most ambitious of the Clipper fleet to date, carrying 300 passengers, and powered by 35 sails. Flying Clipper, will have three pools, one that funnels sunlight through the ship’s atrium into the elegantly appointed dining room. There will be a water sports platform in the stern for use when the ship is at anchor and a variety of cabin grades, including 34 suites with balconies and four luxurious owner’s suites. A restaurant in the light-filled atrium will accommodate all passengers for open-seating dining. The favourite hallmarks of all Star Clippers ships will be incorporated into her design, such as the cosy library, the bowsprit net and the popular, al fresco Tropical Bar, where evening entertainment takes place. While the ship will have ecologically sound, high-tech engines, it will, like its sisters, rely on wind power and its sails wherever possible.  For more information call 0808 231 4798 or visit www.starclippers.co.uk.

    Star Clippers offers new on board overnights in Cuba

    Good quality hotel accommodation in Cuba’s cities is hard to find and with the surge in inbound tourism, it is becoming harder still. Add to this, the appeal of sleeping on board a magnificent tall ship in the harbour alongside Havana and Cienfuegos at the start and end of a sailing around Cuban waters, without having to pack or unpack again, makes Star Clippers’ new on board in port cruise-add on highly appealing.  From early 2017 Star Flyer will sail between Havana and Cienguegos, calling into the Cayman islands and some of the most idyllic Lagos in the Caribbean. 7, 10 and 11 night holidays are available, with at least on night in port on all sailings, and two nights alongside on the longer sailings.  To book, call 0808 231 4798 or visit www.starclippers.co.uk.

    Star Clippers returns to Asia

    During the early months of 2017 Star Clippers starts a new season of sailings in Far East for the first time since March 2010. Guests taking one of two itineraries, either north or southbound from Phuket, will have the opportunity to explore the many islands scattered off the coastline, accessible only by water, with some of the most beautiful beaches and dazzling marine life in the world. Departing on 6th April 2017 an 8 night sailing from Phuket, calling into Penang, idyllic paradise islands such as the beautiful beaches of Ko Adang, the islands of Ko Rock Nok, with its incredible reefs, the forested limestone towers and hidden coves of Phang Nga Bay and the Similan Islands, an archipelago of coral and granite with crystal clear water and diverse wildlife. The sailing costs from £2149pp including return flights from London, a night’s pre-cruise stay at The Vijitt, transfers, port charges and all meals on board. Contact Star Clippers on 0808 231 4798, www.starclippers.co.uk

    New rail & sail holidays

    New for 2017 are 8 night `rail & sail’ holidays that combines rail travel from London to Cannes, a one night pre-cruise stay on the French Riviera and a week’s full-board sailing on board the fully-crewed tall ship Royal Clipper.  

    Departing on between May and October 2017 the Rail & Sail Clipper cruise include choice of scenic itineraries that includes port calls along the French Riviera and in Corsica, Sardinia, Elba and the Italian coastline.

    Prices start from £1849pp for the 8 night Rail & Sail Clipper holiday, which includes rail travel from London St. Pancras to Cannes (Eurostar & TGV), transfers between rail / hotel and ship, a seven night full board sailing on Royal Clipper, all port charges and taxes.

     To book, call 0808 231 4798 or visit www.starclippers.co.uk.

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    Notes to editors:

    Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest fully-crewed sailing vessels, with a new ship being built for delivery in 2017. The ships can drop anchor in smaller harbours and visit ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and providing guests with the amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht.

    High standards of service are provided by an attentive crew and all three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, a convivial Tropical Bar on deck and a comfortable piano bar and are large enough to offer first class accommodation and dining.

    The two smaller ships, Star Flyer and Star Clipper, take 170 guests each, with a crew of 70, while Royal Clipper carries 227 with a crew of 106.

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Between April and December 2017 tall ship sailing specialist Star Clippers is hosting sixteen guest speakers on board its three magnificent tall-ships, covering topics as diverse as wine to opera, history to conservation, yoga to life-coaching and wellness.

Star Clippers operates fully crewed sailing voyages on board the world’s largest full-rigged sailing ships, in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indonesia and Asia. The guest speakers will host workshops and discussions during the sailings, while the ship is at sea, optimising time on board and enabling guests to learn a new skill or subject.

Eight fitness, yoga and pilates sailings are included in the schedule, offering guests the opportunity to practice these disciplines in the open air on the teak-decks, early morning and at sun-down, in spectacular ocean or coastal settings. The setting optimises the tranquillity of the ships, the guests can engage with nature and benefit from the breath-taking experience of tall ship sailing.


Yoga & Fitness schedule

ROYAL CLIPPER – the 5-masted historically styled flag-ship, the world’s largest vessel of its kind

May 6 2017 – Western Mediterranean (Cannes roundtrip) – with Joel Harper (Fitness Instructor)

May 13 2017 – Western Mediterranean (Cannes roundtrip) – with Lauren Deatherage (Pilates Instructor)

December 9 2017 – Grenadine Islands – with Catherine Derrow (Yoga Instructor)

December 16 2017 – Windward Islands – with Paige Welborn (Yoga Instructor)

STAR CLIPPER – one of two 4-masted, full-rigged histocially styled sailing vessels in the fleet

April 8 2017 – Thailand (Phuket roundtrip) – with Allaya Cooks-Campbell (Yoga Instructor)

July 1st 2017 – Indonesia (Bali roundtrip) – with Jordi Lippe-McGraw (Meditation & Wellness)

STAR FLYER – sister ship to Star Clipper

October 17 2017 – Mediterranean (Athens-Malta) – with Jenny Schatzle (Fitness Instructor)

October 31 2017 – Western Mediterranean (Malaga-Las Palmas) – with Shannon Aleksa (Yoga Instructor)

A further 8 `culture and wellness’ themed sailings provide the opportunity for guests to learn about topics as diverse as wine appreciation, conservation, life-skills, history and opera, while Star Clippers’ renowned bag-pipe playing former Captain, Klaus Mueller, will lecture about his life at sea on the April 8th trans Atlantic crossing from Barbados to Lisbon, when Royal Clipper relocates from her Caribbean winter base to the Mediterranean.

Culture & Wellness

ROYAL CLIPPER

April 8 2017 – Crossing (Barbados-Lisbon) – with Captain Klaus Mueller (Lecturer)

July 22 2017 – Western Mediterranean (Rome roundtrip) – with Samantha Brown (Style Expert)

August 26 2017 – Western Mediterranean (Cannes-Rome) – with Elizabeth March (Wine Expert)

STAR CLIPPER

May 27 2017 – Indonesia (Bali roundtrip) – with Kori Burkholder (Life Coach)

November 11 2017 – Thailand (Phuket roundtrip) – with Holland Haiis (Speaker & Author)

December 2 2017 – Thailand (Phuket roundtrip) – with Elizabeth Mortensen (Conservationist)

STAR FLYER

August 19 2017 – Northern Cyclades (Athens roundtrip) – with John Tedechi (Opera Singer & Speaker)

December 9 2017 – Panama Canal (Balboa-Cienfuegos) – with Randy Shuman (Historian & Lecturer)

Star Clippers’ UK Sales Manager Fay McCormack said “We’ve invited a diverse and colourful range of speakers on board for 2017, to add even more enjoyment to the spectacular experience of sailing on board the Star Clippers’ tall ships. Speakers will engage freely with guests, dining with them and spending time with them on board and ashore, in the relaxed and informal manner typical of the Star Clippers’ sailings.”

For further information and to book, call 0808 231 4798 or visit www.starclippers.co.uk.

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Notes to editors:

Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest fully-crewed sailing vessels, with a new ship being built for delivery in 2017. The ships can drop anchor in smaller harbours and visit ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and providing guests with the amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht.

High standards of service are provided by an attentive crew and all three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, a convivial Tropical Bar on deck and a comfortable piano bar and are large enough to offer first class accommodation and dining.

The two smaller ships, Star Flyer and Star Clipper, take 170 guests each, with a crew of 70, while Royal Clipper carries 227 with a crew of 106.

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 Tall ship cruise line Star Clippers is offering a new 8 night `rail & sail’ holiday that combines rail travel from London to Cannes, a one night pre-cruise stay on the French Riviera and a week’s full-board sailing on board the fully-crewed tall ship Royal Clipper.

Departing on 19th May 2017 the Rail & Sail Clipper cruise includes port calls along the French Riviera and in Corsica, Sardinia, Elba and the Italian coastline. On 25th May the ship will be in the harbour alongside Monaco, where guests can go ashore and take in the excitement of the Monaco Grand Prix trials. The full itinerary is Cannes, Lerici, Portoferraio, Palombiaggia, Bonifacio, Porticcio Beach, Ajaccio, Monte Carlo, St Tropez, Cannes.

Star Clippers’ head turning tall-ships offer guests the opportunity to relax on sun loungers by the deck-top pools, take part in activities such as mast-climbing and complimentary water sports, and enjoy the experience of cruising beneath thousands of square feet of billowing sails.

The new Rail & Sail cruise package costs from £1699pp, including rail travel from London St. Pancras to Cannes (Eurostar & TGV), a one night hotel stay in Cannes, transfers between rail / hotel and ship, a seven night full board sailing on Royal Clipper and all port charges.

Full itinerary http://starclippers.co.uk/component/cruisetool/?view=itenary&crid=RC200517&ship=RoyalClipper

To book, call 0808 231 4798 or visit www.starclippers.co.uk.

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Notes to editors:

Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest fully-crewed sailing vessels, with a new ship being built for delivery in 2017. The ships can drop anchor in smaller harbours and visit ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and providing guests with the amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht.

High standards of service are provided by an attentive crew and all three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, a convivial Tropical Bar on deck and a comfortable piano bar and are large enough to offer first class accommodation and dining.

The two smaller ships, Star Flyer and Star Clipper, take 170 guests each, with a crew of 70, while Royal Clipper carries 227 with a crew of 106.

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Star Clippers UK PR, Mary Stuart-Miller, 01737 306098, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Star Clippers has a new mini-cruise around the Greek islands, departing on 30th August from Athens and visiting Mykonos and Hydra, on a scenic sailing route passing other islands in the Aegean.

The five night land-cruise holiday includes two nights post-cruise in Athens, with accommodation at the 4* St. George Lycabettus hotel with stunning views across Athens, to the Acropolis and beyond.

Star Clippers offers unique, fully crewed sailing voyages, on board historically styled tall ships, combining the romance of sail with modern day comfort and service.

This three night sailing offers the opportunity to try out one of these unique voyages, and spent time in the Greek capital, in a central location from which to explore the city.

The price of £999pp includes return UK flights, transfers in Athens, three nights on board Star Flyer, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, and two nights’ hotel accommodation post-cruise, with breakfast.

Contact Star Clippers on 0808 231 4798 or visit www.starclippers.co.uk.