Star Clip­pers

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Awarm breeze moves through the air, en­cour­ag­ing the palms to sway to the rhythm of the is­land. In the Caribbean, time moves at a slower pace. Put the cell phone away, and lose your­self in the calm aqua wa­ters. The world you will dis­cover is a unique Caribbean par­adise. Let your only de­ci­sion be whether to snorkel or lie on the beach.

Star Clip­pers op­er­ates three of the world’s largest and tallest sail­ing ves­sels. Vis­it­ing ports of­ten un­touched by larger cruise ships and offering pas­sen­gers the ac­tiv­i­ties, ameni­ties and at­mos­phere of a pri­vate yacht, Star Clip­pers is rec­og­nized as one of the premier spe­cialty cruise lines.

Pas­sen­gers can enjoy the ro­mance of sail­ing on board a true tall ship in a re­laxed at­mos­phere, with high stan­dards of ser­vice pro­vided by an at­ten­tive crew. All three ships have ex­pan­sive teak decks, swim­ming pools, in­for­mal din­ing, a con­vivial Trop­i­cal Bar on deck and a com­fort­able pi­ano bar and are large enough to of­fer first class ac­com­mo­da­tion and din­ing, but small enough to call into in­ti­mate ports, un­touched by large cruise ships.

The two smaller ships, Star Flyer and Star Clip­per, take 170 pas­sen­gers each, with a crew of 74, while Royal Clip­per car­ries 227 with a crew of 106.

A cruise aboard Royal Clip­per is the per­fect plat­form from which to launch div­ing ad­ven­tures in the Tobago Cays, where the reefs are a

marvel of color­ful marine creations.

Royal Clip­per sails from Bar­ba­dos on al­ter­nat­ing voy­ages to ex­plore the Spice Is­lands of the Gre­nadines and the Wind­ward Is­lands with en­chant­ing ports like Basseterre and Terre de Haut. New itin­er­ar­ies on the Royal Clip­per will in­clude round-trip Bar­ba­dos sail­ings fo­cus­ing on the Bri­tish Vir­gin Is­lands, known for its reef-lined beaches for Christ­mas and New Year’s cruises. A new 14-day Royal Clip­per ABC Is­land voy­age will make stops in Aruba, Bon­aire, Cu­ra­cao, Venezuela, Gre­nada, Gre­nadines and St. Lucia in Win­ter 2016 and Spring 2017.

Aboard Star Clip­per in 2015 and 2016, sail from St Maarten on al­ter­nat­ing itin­er­ar­ies that of­fer fan­tas­ti­cal sail­ing ad­ven­tures in op­ti­mal con­di­tions. This St. Maarten route will be avail­able in 2016/2017 on the Star Flyer. Make your way across the Ane­gada Pas­sage and dis­cover the Trea­sure Is­lands, so named be­cause they in­clude some of the most ex­clu­sive jewels in the Caribbean, on both the Star Clip­per and the Star Flyer.

Head south­ward on our Lee­ward Is­lands itin­er­ary and step ashore on Ne­vis, over­flow­ing with nat­u­ral beauty. Rain forests, rush­ing rivers and a hun­dred wa­ter­falls await in lux­u­ri­ant Do­minica. While at Guade­loupe, the is­land shaped like the town wings of a but­ter­fly, the jun­gle clad slopes of Soufrière beckon to be ex­plored. Star Flyer will also be offering new de­par­tures from Ja­maica’s gem, Mon­tego Bay, in 2016 and 2017.

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