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About Star Clippers Cruises

Feel the wind fill the sails. Climb high in the rigging to the crow's nest. Relax in the bowsprit net. Life aboard a sailing ship appeals to adventurous travelers who are eager to explore unspoiled parts of the world in relative comfort.

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Royal Clipper
Royal Clipper

7 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

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Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
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Royal Clipper
Royal Clipper

7 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barbados
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Feb 26, 2022
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Royal Clipper
Royal Clipper

16 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barbados
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Apr 2, 2022
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Star Flyer
Star Flyer

9 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Malaga
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Nov 2, 2022
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7 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

Leaving:St. Maarten
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
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7 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

Leaving:St. Maarten
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
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3 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Jun 22, 2022
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7 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Cannes
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
May 21, 2022
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8 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Oct 15, 2022
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6 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Malta
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Apr 24, 2022
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10 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Malta
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Oct 23, 2022
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3 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Sep 14, 2022
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7 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Cannes
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
May 28, 2022
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7 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Cannes
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Sep 24, 2022
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7 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Cannes
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Oct 1, 2022
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7 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barbados
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
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10 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
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7 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
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11 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
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7 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
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7 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

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11 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern CruiseDetails

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7 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Athens
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12 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Cannes
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Oct 8, 2022
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7 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
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Who goes on Star Clippers cruise ships?

Passengers, many of whom own their own sailboats, usually run anywhere from 25 to 75 years of age, with an average in the 45 to 55 range. The line pulls in a large repeat rate, with more than 50 percent returning to the line within the year. The greatest number of passengers comes from North America, followed by Germany and the U.K., and 80 percent are English-speaking. You'll also find honeymooners, who come onboard for the romance, and solo travelers who are drawn to the friendly onboard culture. Star Clippers also sees multigenerational groups, particularly during holidays and in the summer, with the youngest children in the 8 to 10 age range.

Do I have to dress up on a Star Clippers cruise?

No, and you aren't likely to see a single tie onboard. Most people wear pants or shorts and T-shirts by day -- swim suits are only to be worn on deck. The only rule for dinner in the dining room is no shorts or flip-flops.

Is everything free on Star Clippers cruises?

No. All dining and access to the water sports equipment is free, but you'll pay extra for shore excursions, gratuities, drinks (including both alcohol and soda) except coffee and tea, spa services and laundry.

What are Star Clippers’s most popular activities?

As with river cruising, Star Clippers passengers don't spend that much time in their staterooms. They climb 60 feet up the masts to lookout stations (with supervision and safety vests) or lounge by the pool or in the bow rigging. On ships with water sports options, all passengers more than the age of 12 have complimentary access to the equipment. Evening trivia games can get pretty passionate.

Wherever they are onboard, you'll see passengers checking their watches to be sure they are on the deck when the crew picks up the ropes to raise the 42 square sails to the sound of Vangelis' "Conquest of Paradise." And, since the passengers can't normally get pictures of the ship with the sails up -- they're lowered in port -- the crew try to provide a photo tender ride that circles the ship with all sails flying, a very popular feature.

Why go with Star Clippers?

  • Fleet consists of upscale sailing ships.
  • Informal classes teach knot-tying and celestial navigation.
  • Specializes in offbeat itineraries in Europe and the Caribbean.

Best for: Affluent adventurers, noncruisers and sailing buffs

Not for: Anyone looking for an array of dining and entertainment choices, and travelers who use wheelchairs

Star Clippers Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Superb crew and wonderful sailing experience

The ship has no elevators so you need to be able to handle multiple stairways to move around.We would certainly travel on this ship again.Read More
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Heather Sk

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

No problem until I got home

Had more wind, choppy seas and showers on this than all 3 of my past trips combined but luckily this did not affect our shore time.Sadly it seems that time on shore gets less and less.Read More
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elklemi

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Good cruise but some significant drawbacks

It makes life easy for the cruise line but is a burden and risk that should not be foisted on passengers, particiularly since the first one hears about this is after the cancellation date has passed, so one is faced with the choice to cancel and lose a significant deposit or to have their passport taken away and not returned until the end of the cruise.We would have like to take a ferry from st kitts to nevis but had no documents to permit this so the cruise line holds you 'hostage' to their itinerary and excursions.Read More
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brianbollwage

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Another fantastic Star Clipper experience

Wonderful home-spun entertainment each evening led by Monya along with Sandra and Max the sports team.Absolutely wonderful experience we have come to expect from Star Clipper.Read More
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myrabenson

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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