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Star Clippers Cruises

Star Clipper

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

12 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

100 Reviews
Leaving:Cannes
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Oct 8, 2022
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Royal Clipper
Royal Clipper

11 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

100 Reviews
Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Sep 3, 2022
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Star Flyer
Star Flyer

10 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

54 Reviews
Leaving:Malta
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Oct 23, 2022
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Star Flyer
Star Flyer

10 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern CruiseDetails

54 Reviews
Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Sep 7, 2022
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Virgin Voyages

7 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

100 Reviews
Leaving:Cannes
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Oct 1, 2022
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3 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

100 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Sep 14, 2022
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8 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern CruiseDetails

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

54 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Aug 27, 2022
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7 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

100 Reviews
Leaving:Cannes
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Sep 24, 2022
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Cruise Critic Favorite

9 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

54 Reviews
Leaving:Malaga
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Nov 2, 2022
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7 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern CruiseDetails

54 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Star Clippers
Sep 17, 2022
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Who goes on Star Clippers cruise ships?

Passengers, many who own their own sailboats, run anywhere from 25 to 75 years old, with an average in the 45 to 55 range. The line pulls in a large repeat rate, with more than 50 percent returning within the year. The greatest number of passengers comes from Europe, specifically Germany and France, while the U.K., U.S. and Australia are often heavily represented. Eighty percent are English-speaking, though announcements are made in English, French and German. You'll also find honeymooners, who come onboard for the romance. 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, though this is only lightly enforced, depending on the sailing.

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?

Star Clippers passengers don't spend much time in their staterooms. They climb 60 feet up the masts to lookout stations (with supervision and safety harnesses) or lounge by the pool or in the bow rigging. On ships with water sports options, all passengers 12 and older 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 true traditional 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, cabins with space or travelers who use wheelchairs

Star Clippers Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Ship needs a lot of work - lower your expectations

Decking was in horrible shape after 2 years of no use - some of which had broken materials and had to be taped off.Plumbing in our cabin didn’t work and needed to be fixed ( never really worked well but it did flush ).Read More
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Never lost

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Tired Old Ship in need of some TLC

We had to see him three different times with our problems, and in no case were our problems effective addressed, but when the opportunity came to upsell us to a more expensive cabin, he went into immediate action.Our room steward was so bad, we had to ask the hotel manager to move us.Read More
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cvbanda

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Very bad experience, Very stressful traveling to and from - couldn't wait to get home!

My 12:30AM departure flight was cancelled when I arrived at the airport 2 hours early so I was without sleep for over 24 hours!I was so relieved to be safely back in the USA.Read More
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Tahiti0909

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Amazing Experience

I traveled during the explosion of Omicron and I want to say that Star Clippers did a great job to make sure we were tested, bubbled, and therefore able to complete the itinerary.This was my first time on a Star Clippers cruise.Read More
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Waterguy67

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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