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Star Clipper Review

4.0 / 5.0
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41 reviews

Brilliant; loved the sailing as well as the ports, fantastic atmospher on board.

Review for Star Clipper to the Eastern Mediterranean
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Maggiethemap
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2015
Cabin:
Piraeus - boarding
Sailing into sunset
Climbing the rigging - optional!
Under sail - crew work round you
Looking down from crows nest
Small but well designed with aircon and all you need

If you have any understanding of sailing you will love this. Lots of passengers didn't know anything about sailing but still loved it because of the small number of passengers, delightful crew, fab service, comfortable cabins, air con, fantastic food, and every extra thought of. Hairdryer - tick, cups of tea of coffee anytime and you can trot back to your cabin with a brew in the mornings, charging points - tick, reliable shower - tick, cool air conditioning below deck - tick, tiny pools but great to just get cool when sunbathing, plenty of sun loungers. Loads of food - beautifully presented and served and you did not have to sit with any particular person - so people tended to go down in groups or with a couple of people they met on the way down and sat together. If not, the staff allocated you to a suitable table. Excitement every time the sails went up and I even got to steer. Yesss! Wish they'd given us more beach outings and had a working windsurfer or two! Only one SUP and one dinghy and couple of canoes. We were on a week that was block booked - so not sure if we had the same shore visits as most Eastern Med cruises on the star clipper.

Had been on a cruise with Norwegian line - hated it. This one was something else! With a small number of passengers you are on nodding terms with everyone within a couple of days and begin to pal up with like-minded people and sit together for some meals. And the whole sailing thing - to die for! Drinks are sensible prices too.

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Cabin Mid range

Comfortable and compact. Had asked for a double - but this was 2 singles - don't think the beds in here would go together - immovable.

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