Five Reasons to Sail with Star Clippers
Photo: Star Clipper ships in the water
Star Clippers tall sailing ships offer an experience that is at once modern and classic. Their ships embrace the romance of sailing the open ocean and marry it with all the comforts and trimmings of a luxury yacht. And perhaps most importantly, they offer a unique way for their guests to see favorite destinations in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Southeast Asia through a new lens. Here are five reasons why sailing on a Star Clippers cruise leads to memories for a lifetime:
1. The experience is intimate.
Star Clippers sailings offer an intimate experience. With less than 230 fellow passengers - instead of the 3,000 you find on large cruise ships - the small group size makes for a warmer and more authentic experience.
2. Star Clippers take you to smaller, exotic ports of call.
Star Clippers whisk guests away to the less populated, more out-of-the-way places that the big ships simply cannot access, like a hidden harbor, a private beach, or a colorful local fishing village. There are no mass crowds, instead, guests have opportunities to share quiet moments away from the crowds; immerse themselves in local, exotic cultures; and spend more time off the ship exploring the destination.
3. Personalized service.
The crew on Star Clippers are friendly and accessible.They know your name, your favorite drink, your culinary preferences, and more. With fewer guests onboard, experiences are more handcrafted and unique. Everything is immaculately maintained, and the staff is far from intrusive. Your steward knows exactly when you may need service or leave you to your privacy.
4. You will make amazing connections onboard.
It’s a close community onboard a Star Clippers ship, with plenty of interaction for those who want it. The environment is social and convivial, both on and off the ship, and guests often make life-long friends.
5. You will enjoy an authentic sailing experience.
On a Star Clippers ship, you feel like you’re sailing on your own private yacht. Embrace your inner sailor and help raise the sails and learn to tie a proper knot. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, spend the afternoon relaxing in the bowsprit net, or climb the mast to the Crow’s Nest for a panoramic view.