Star Flyer to operate sailings out of St. Maarten in 2019/20

10th August 2018

Unlike conventional cruise ships of the 21st century, which are capable of accommodating thousands of passengers and offering glittering amenities, Star Clippers offers a refreshing opportunity to experience a bygone era or transportation. Unlike the days of exploration, however, where conditions were somewhat treacherous, Star Clippers offers a much more luxurious experience. Imagine a traditionally-rigged ship powered by the wind filling the sails and floating gently from one destination to the next. Then, imagine sipping a cocktail by the pool on the top deck or escaping to the ornate dining room for a multi-course dinner consisting of lobster or chateaubriand.

St Maarten

This is unique sailing experience blends authenticity with luxury to offer an experience that is unparalleled anywhere else in the industry. The smaller size of the ships in the fleet – Star Clipper, Star Flyer and Royal Clipper – enable passengers to access a number of smaller ports which are generally considered to be inaccessible to larger vessels. With this in mind, it has been announced this month that the Star Flyer will operate sailings out of the Dutch/French Caribbean island of St. Maarten throughout the 2019/2020 winter season.

Between December 2019 and March 2020, Star Flyer will operate a total of 13 departures out of the island with durations of seven, 11 and 14 nights. The move comes at a time where the island is looking to recover following devastating natural hurricanes and storms in recent years. The sailings will support the island’s economic recovery and encourage travellers to continue visiting the Caribbean. Star Flyer, along with the Royal Clipper, which will also be based within the region, will take passengers to a number of islands including Dominica, St. Kitts, Guadeloupe, St. Bart’s and Anguilla.

Meanwhile, the Star Clipper will be based in Southeast Asia, taking passengers to a range of blissful paradise destinations throughout Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. This is one of the newer regions to be added to the Star Clippers programme and offers an opportunity to relax on untouched, isolated beaches; admire significant historical sites of interest; and visit breath-taking natural landmarks. In addition to this, the Flying Clipper is also expected to launch towards the end of this year, opening up a range of new and exciting sailings.


For more information about the full range of sailings available with Star Clippers, contact our friendly sales team via the freephone number above or chat to an advisor online.

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