Delicious Dining Options with Star Clippers
15th September 2016
The beauty of Star Clippers is being able to appreciate the elegance of traditional tall ship sailing while exploring a number of untouched destinations. While this is a traditional sailing experience, it doesn’t mean that modern facilities and amenities are missing from the fleet. All three vessels feature elegant dining rooms that really do offer the perfect setting in which to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each ship also offers a number of bars throughout the ship, offering a fine selection of drinks and snacks throughout the day.
You will almost certainly appreciate a good meal to start and end each day on board and, this week, we take a closer look at some of the offerings available on all Star Clippers sailing vessels.
Breakfast – Served from 8am to 10am
All main meals are served in the main dining room of the ship, and the variety on offer at breakfast is certain to get your day off to a great start. Fruit, yoghurt, cereals, meats, cheeses, and fresh fruit juices are all available in buffet style along with omelettes, which are prepared fresh at the egg and omelette station. Tea and coffee are also served once you have taken your seats.
Lunch – Served from midday to 2pm
Lunch offers a variety of themed dishes based on French, Italian and Asian cuisine; along with seafood, a series of meats, cheeses and breads. Guests can also enjoy fresh meats such as lamb, turkey, suckling pig, and salmon from the carving station; and there is also a fresh pasta station. If you’re still hungry after that, there are cakes and fresh fruit available for dessert. Complimentary water and iced tea are served at the table.
Dinner – Served from 7:30pm to 10pm
Dining is not a fixed sitting occasion and, upon arrival, your maitre d’ will seat you together or wherever a spot may be free. Each night, guests can enjoy a delicious meal from a menu with a selection of starters, soups, salads, main courses (one vegetarian and one local speciality), and desserts to choose from. If nothing takes your fancy, you can order pasta, consommé, or steak and fries – which are on the “Always Available” menu. Each week, there is also the five-course Captain’s gala dinner, featuring lobster as a main course option and rounding off with the baked alaska dessert, which is paraded around the room.
There are two bars available on each ship, both of which will offer a range of fresh food that you won’t find anywhere else on board. The Piano Bar offers a small selection of pastries, juices, and spreads from 6:30am to 10:30am along with a self-service tea and coffee station, which is located at the end of the bar.
The Tropical Bar offers a highly anticipated 5pm snack, which is often available by the time you return from a day on shore. At this time, you will find cookies, finger sandwiches, fruit, quiches, waffles, and chicken fingers. Return to the Tropical Bar at midnight for a late-night snack offering, which usually comprises of a meat dish such as chicken fingers, calamari, or meatballs. Once a week, the Tropical Bar also plays host to a barbeque, where the ship’s staff serve grilled burgers, hot dogs, chicken, fish, and even a roasted suckling pig.
In addition to these bars, the Royal Clipper also offers room service to occupants in the two Owner’s Suites and 14 Deluxe Suites, providing the opportunity to dine in the privacy of your cabin.
Wherever you decide to travel, you will be able to rest safe in the knowledge that you will be well looked after during your time on board. Sailing on board the Star Clipper, Star Flyer or Royal Clipper is a joy to behold and the experience is unlike anything else available in the world of cruising.