Star Clippers Star Flyer Cruise Reviews for Senior to the Mediterranean from Athens (Piraeus)

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Ladder in the Owner's Cabin to be used with the skylight for emergency evacuation.
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Owner's Cabin - the red boxes on the left are a "break glass for key" method to get into the room in case the emergency escape needs to be used.
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Owner's Cabin bathroom sink.
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Owner's Cabin bathroom, with bathtub "shower" that you can only stand in if you're shorter than 4'9", and a 31" (3 foot) drop from the bathtub edge to the floor.
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Amazing experience... IF
"My wife and I have always loved the "small ship" experience, and have no need to be entertained, so this was a perfect fit for us.Being the "end of the season" we were the only ship in port every day, which meant few crowds and a very plesent experience...."Read More
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Amazing experience... IF

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Star Flyer

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FredT
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My wife and I have always loved the "small ship" experience, and have no need to be entertained, so this was a perfect fit for us. BUT, if you need nightly entertainment, want to dine alone at a table, don't like international crowds, (I would say 60% of the passangers NOT from the USA) or are prone to seasickness, this is NOT the cruise for you. If you remember that this is first and formost ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


Repositioning cruise - sailed the Med

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Star Flyer

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Wkenned1313
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I loved the idea of real sailing and always wanted to see the smaller ports in the Med, so when I saw that on reposition one could travel the entire width of the Med (Turkey to Caneries), I signed up for the whole 35 days. Even with the single supplement, the price was quite reasonable; the accommodations, food and service excellent. Sailing into the small ports was as nostalgic and ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


Interesting experience - but you have to take the good with the bad

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Star Flyer

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BethanieKay
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Although I'm a veteran cruiser (more than 19 cruises at this point), this was my first experience on a Star Clippers ship. Sailing on this type of a ship offers a unique cruise experience, and in my opinion has the following pros and cons: PROS: • The Star Flyer has a passenger capacity of 170 max, but we had 155 on our sailing with all rooms occupied but one. This low passenger count ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


We chose a tall ship for our first cruise ever, and glad we did

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Star Flyer

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mapsd
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

We had never cruised previously because we did not like the idea of a floating city, so the smaller tall ship made sense, especially when it had a cruise that included our bucket list of places to see in Greece. We did our research and knew what to expect, and the Star Flyer exceeded in most regards, especially the food! If tons of activity and entertainment is your goal, this isn't your ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Disappointed by our sailing ship experience

Review for a Mediterranean Cruise on Star Flyer

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Spysmum
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We had looked longingly at Star Clipper ships in port so many times, so finally decided to bite the bullet and book a cruise. We expected a glorious ship ( which it was) and a fabulous experience ( which sadly, it wasn’t) We joined in Piraeus, received a perfunctory welcome, a small glass of juice , and found our way up and down steps to our stern middle deck cabin. We weren’t expecting ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


The first time on Star Flyers, definitely not the last

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Star Flyer

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Bard47
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We were in Athens a few days before we left, which helped us get acclimated both to the time zone and to the heat/humidity of Greece (and the Greek islands we would visit). Embarkation was not well organized in Piraeus, and we had little guidance as to what to expect, but once we were aboard ship all was well. Disembarkation in Venice was very smooth. I've been on a couple of standard ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


A Great Experience But Some Adverse Comments

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Star Flyer

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Annabellegrace
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

All in all, this was a superb experience especially when the ship was at full sail. The food was excellent, the cabin small but adequate and very well-maintained, cabin and restaurant staff were very helpful and obliging. The bar menu was reasonably priced and hot drinks and water were always available. However, I need to make some comments which I hope will be addressed in the future: There ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


A different experience

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Star Flyer

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oscarjones
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

.We chose to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary on Star Flyer. The real let down was our cabin no.301 (300 would be the same). So small, only suitable for one person. Had to get out of bed at the bottom as bed fixed both sides. Bed was comfortable but difficult getting out as there was a metre drop to the floor. Quite dangerous at night! We feel this aspect really was not value for money ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


Short taster cruise

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Star Flyer

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Flopsyuk
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We wanted to try the small boat experience. Wind in the sails etc.Freedom. What happened was unexpected and not very good. Worse parts first I think - which may take a while. The sails only went up when the boat was becalmed and not moving. Then only for short periods to take photos.So travel was by engine - noisy and smelly. We missed one important port due to weather conditions. ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Traveled with disabled person


The only way to experience the Greek islands

Review for a Mediterranean Cruise on Star Flyer

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DrTomMDDE
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

A small ship able to visit the smaller, uncrowded islands, excellent food, fantastic and reasonable shore excursions with a wonderful cruise director, and pleasant company. What more can one ask? Well, maybe rolling out of bed and walking 20 feet to a buffet breakfast, basking in the sun on the webbing slung from the bowsprit, climbing to the crow's nest for a fantastic view, or listening to the ...
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Sail Date: May 2017


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