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.