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Star Flyer was built in 1991 for Star Clippers as a four-masted, 170-passenger, tall clipper ship, technically a square-rigged barquentine. The ship currently ranks, along with its sister Star Clipper, as the ...
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leeds cruiser
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Be in no doubt this is a beautiful ship. This was our third voyage with them this year. We did one last year and we have another to come in 2016. On the other hand we may not book any more. Only vague thought seems to have been given ... Read more
manengineer13
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our fourth cruise via Star Clippers and a disappointment. Our accommodations were fine and the overall service was great, especially in the dining room. The Hotel Manager (Arnold Deutchl) was exceptionally helpful and competent. ... Read more
Quiggley
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
My Experience on the Star Flyer I’m surprised by the tenor of the reviews here. We just returned from a 7-day cruise on the Star Flyer, where we had a wonderful time. Overall The ship is a working sailing vessel and, as ... Read more
Maranee
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
A cruise on a sailing cruise ship sounds like unbelievable heaven. Sailing on the Mediterranean, to all the beautiful ports on the French Riviera, sounds wonderful right? Boy was I wrong. First off we got rooms, side by side on the top. ... Read more
Richard Bolitho
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
Star Flyer - Cuba 1st - 8th February 2015 29th January 2015: Havana: Left Gatwick to land in Cuba some 9½ hours later. Customs/Passport control faster than I feared and certainly better than Gatwick. Transfer to Hotel Saratoga by ... Read more
Ional
Member Since 2013
1 review
17 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
Sailed from Cienfuegos, 3 hours south of Havana, there is no such port of embarkation on the list above! Departed on 11 Jan 2015. All very smooth. Lovely weather, ship beautiful, Captain jolly, crew friendly and very efficient. Food ... Read more
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Phils_dad
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
You can cross the Atlantic Several ways; cruise liner, plane or swim if you've got the time and energy. But the best way, in my opinion, is on Star Flyer, a four masted barque built for the job. You will find lots of reviews of the ship on ... Read more
MIT72
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
After our cruise in 2013 on the Star Flyer, we didn't plan to ever book another cruise with them. There were just too many problems including unsafe tender transfers. However, we saw a sweet deal that included airfare and decided to give ... Read more
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donald hatch
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We too were on the second cruise from Cienfuegos Cuba to the Cayman islands and back, as was the previous reviewer. However, we rate the cruise more positively than he did. There were indeed teething problems, but nowhere near as bad as ... Read more
magical_spider
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
This was my first cruise on a Star Clipper, and this was an adventure! We were on the 2nd cruise from Cuba, and there were many many teething problems. The transfers from Havana had been arranged by the land agents of Star Clipper, and ... Read more
MIT72
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
In several of the ports in Costa Rica, the landings involved both a tender and a Zodiac. For the first 5 days of the 7 night cruise of northern Costa Rica and Nicaragua, there were never any life jackets in the Zodiacs. I raised the ... Read more
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GK Mollett
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Cruises were certainly not on our agenda, ever, or so we thought. Spending our holiday with potentially hundreds of strangers in close proximity on a floating holiday camp did not enthuse us, no matter how exotic the destinations might ... Read more
Ron Bell
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2011
Having cruised with Star Clippers before my wife and I were well aware of the standard of service to expect from this ship and we were not disappointed. The cruise included lectures and accompanied excursions by Mr David Bellamy. The ... Read more
fezcat2028
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2011
Sunday 20th Having spent three and a half days in Panama City, we were collected from the Hotel Deville, the sun had decided to shine today and the sky was bright blue with no hint of rain. We had seen the Flyer in the distance anchored ... Read more
fezcat2028
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2011
Sunday 20th Having spent three and a half days in Panama City, we were collected from the Hotel Deville, the sun had decided to shine today and the sky was bright blue with no hint of rain. We had seen the Flyer in the distance anchored ... Read more
Mary
Member Since 2000
18 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Summary We like Star Flyer but there are many faults that need to be addressed before we chose to sail with them again. Ports of call, experience of the CD and poor information could and should be perfect after 20 years but are not ... Read more
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marionm
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our 4th Star Flyer cruise and for atmosphere on board was probably the best. Windy weather and fairly high seas meant a change of itinerary but that is part of the fun! We started from Monaco, St Tropez the next day. Then a sail ... Read more
johnwillimas
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I've read a few reviews of voyages with Star Clippers on Cruise Critic and I thought it was time to try to sum up why this quirky cruise line really works. It's not for everybody, that's certain but the question is, "Is it right for ... Read more
CassNJ
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
35 forum posts
0 helpful votes
When booking our first ever cruise, I was nervous about what I had read on the boards regarding kids on Star Clipper. So I thought I would share our experience which can be summoned up in a single word- Great!!!!!I have 9 year old son and ... Read more
Hydrokitty
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
3,772 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from our Vantage booked Star Flyer cruise of Costa Rica and Panama. I will not repeat what Budaman wrote, since his review was pretty accurate as to what we experienced. Our cabins were the same and I agree Nelson and ... Read more
budaman
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
2,039 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It was over before we knew it...isn't that the way it always happens. Pre Cruise We stayed Saturday evening at Villa Caletas. This is a beautiful small hotel perched on a hilltop between Tarcoles & Jaco. We met up with ... Read more
freedom2crews
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We decided on this cruise because of several factors - mainly for the islands they would be visiting and the Panama Canal passage. And, we like Star Clippers cruises, as you always meet other great people who love to cruise and have a ... Read more
popeye1954
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I have just returned from a wonderful holiday on the Star Flyer in the Mediterranean, overall it was a memorable trip, but marred slightly by things which could be improved so easily! I estimate that 80% of the passengers were non ... Read more
SKYHALL
Member Since 2008
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I booked this cruise for myself and my 17 year old daughter as a high school graduation present. Our first night on the cruise couldn't have been better. We got there at midnight so we were exhausted. When we started sailing it was ... Read more
Innerloop
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
For about half our honeymoon, we booked the 7-day Star Flyer cruise through the Society Islands. I hesitate to say "cruise" because I am not a big fan of cruises (this was the largest boat we've travelled on, usually we do Diving ... Read more

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