• 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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    Star Clippers UK PR, Mary Stuart-Miller, 01737 306098,

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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Star Clippers UK PR, Mary Stuart-Miller, 01737 306098,

 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,

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.

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