Join Star Clippers on an Exciting Journey in 2017
6th January 2017
Christmas may have passed and the dawning of the New Year brings with it a sense of uncontrollable melancholy. The good news is that the days are now gradually getting longer once again, but if you are longing for warmer temperatures and exotic adventures, Star Clippers may have the perfect solution.
Unlike other years, however, 2017 is a very special year for the tall ship line. In addition to regular itineraries to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Cuba and Far East Asia on board the line’s three ships, Star Clippers will also be adding new products to their portfolio. We take a look at the exciting new additions to Star Clippers that will be introduced over the course of the next year.
In 1992, the Star Clipper became the first tall vessel of its kind to be built for nearly 100 years. Along with sister ship, Star Flyer, the ships offered holidaymakers a chance to holiday on the seas without all the mod cons of contemporary cruising. These two vessels were joined, in 2000, by the impressive five-masted and fully rigged Royal Clipper – which was based on the 1902 German vessel Preussen.
In 2017, the fleet will celebrate the first new addition in 17 years with the arrival of the Flying Clipper, which is set to, upon launch; become the world’s largest square rigger in operation. Her design has been based on the 1911 vessel, France II, which was the largest commercial merchant sailing ship ever built. The Flying Clipper is set to launch towards the end of the year and, weighing in at 8,770 GRT and powered by a total of 35 sails.
December marked the beginning of a new era for Star Clippers, with the beginning of brand new Far East Asia itineraries taking passengers to Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. The success and popularity of these itineraries has led to the introduction of a new range of itineraries to the Indonesian islands.
Commencing in May 2017, these itineraries will see the Star Clipper embark on a series of 7, 10 and 11-night sailings to a range of gorgeous islands. Sailing out of Bali, these roundtrip cruises will take passengers to tranquil beaches, untouched paradises and national parks that are generally considered to be inaccessible to larger cruise ships. Guests on selected itineraries will even get the chance to visit Komodo Island – a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is the only place on earth where komodo dragons naturally reside.
For more information about the new range of cruises available in 2017, get in touch with us via one of the various channels available.