Keeping Fit At Sea With Star Clippers


With an abundance of delicious food served throughout the day, tempting buffets for breakfast and lunch and the chance to spend long lazy days relaxing, it’s no surprise that guests often claim to add several pounds in weight for each week spent cruising.

Star Clippers’ tall ship voyages on board magnificent, historically styled sailing ships, offer numerous ways for guests to enjoy relaxing days balanced with an active lifestyle, enjoy healthy food and optional onboard gym (Royal Clipper only), yoga and healthy activities.

 Walk a mile with a smile
With just three guest decks, no elevators and open air teak decks, Star Clippers’ vessels may be considerably smaller than conventional cruise vessels, but it’s easy to walk a mile a day up and down the steps past the restaurant, cabins, library, piano bar, Topical Bar and along the open decks. During most sailings the sports crew will show guests how, with a complimentary Walk a Mile activity while at sea, to get the body moving and keep the heart active.

Gym and yoga in the sea air
Star Clippers’ guests are offered morning gym sessions on the open deck in the fresh sea air, a far cry from the conventional idea of going to the gym. For all abilities and activity levels, the sessions are conducted by the tanned and healthy sports crew just before breakfast, in the quiet of the early morning on the teak decks of the open Tropical Bar. And on selected cruises, yoga specialists come on board to conduct morning and sunset yoga sessions for all levels, to relax mind and body and stretch muscles.

Life coaching for a healthier being
On selected cruises Star Clippers’ host lifestyle and fitness coaches to present new and creative ideas for improving the quality of life and enhance health and fitness. Sailings with fitness and lifestyle coaches on board during 2018 include Indonesia and the Mediterranean, voyaging through tranquil waters and dropping anchor alongside picturesque harbours, beaches and villages, where the quality of life is further enhanced.

Healthy food for a healthy lifestyle
Water and fruit are freely available throughout the day on board Star Clippers’ vessels, while breakfast and lunch buffets include an abundance of fruit, vegetables, fish and lean meat, and a la carte dinners offer healthy options and a daily light soup and grilled steak always on the menu. It is possible to eat healthily and lightly while still enjoying delicious meals.

An active and healthy lifestyle
In place of miles of carpeted corridors and elegant elevators found on conventional cruise ships, Star Clippers’ graceful historically styled vessels are more akin to a vast private yacht. Cabins are a few steps away from the main public areas, but life is far more oriented to an outdoor lifestyle with days spent on sun baked teak decks, ashore discovering small ports and harbours, climbing the rigging under the guidance of the sports crew, joining in hauling ropes and learning about life at sea and spending days outdoors in the fresh sea air, with the ocean just a few metres below.

Life coaching sailing – From £1,495pp based on cruise only with port charges included.
Sailing is based on the 25th August 2018 7 nights, Eastbound Indonesia featuring Allaya Cooks-Campbell (Life Coach)
Standard sailing – From £1,495pp based on cruise only with port charges
Sailing is based on the 10th November 2018 7 nights, Southern Thailand


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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 currently under construction. 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.


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


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