Introducing Star Clippers Asia Cruises
21st July 2016
Upon launch, the three Star Clippers vessels became the largest clipper ships to sail the seas for nearly 90 years. These vessels offer an elegant insight into a bygone era of traditional tall ship sailing when such vessels embarked on trading journeys around the world. Often treacherous, these journeys often involved sailing around almost unnavigable paths including Cape Horn and the Drake Passage.
However, clipper ship sailing in the 21st century offers a unique experience. Fitted with pool decks, gourmet restaurants and luxurious cabins, each of the three vessels that make up the Star Clippers fleet combine a historical method of travel with all of the modern features you might expect.
After boarding your ship and embarking on a journey around the Caribbean or Mediterranean, you can climb to the top deck and relax on a sun lounger while sipping an exotic cocktail. As the clipper ships are smaller than larger cruise ships, they are able to access hidden coves, uninhabited beach paradises, and stunning sun-kissed islands. More recently, the popular Caribbean destination of Cuba was added to the list of itineraries, with guests being able to sail between Havana and Cienfuegos.
The newest region to be added to the itinerary list for Star Clippers is Far East Asia, which debuts 2nd December 2016. Sailing on board the 170-passenger Star Clipper, these itineraries will take you on a seven-night roundtrip journey out of Phuket. Over the course of this unique cruise, you will be able to visit: the Similan Islands – known among divers for their underwater scenery, the Malaysian island of Langkawi – which offers some of the most spectacular waters for swimming, and the spectacular scenery of Phang Nga Bay.
In addition to these seven-night roundtrip itineraries, selected cruises will also take you to the bustling metropolis of Singapore. Known as one of the leading business centres of the world, the towering skyscrapers also offer a fine range of hotels, shopping districts, bars, and lush green gardens. One of the best places to appreciate Singapore is from the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel, which is where the Singapore Sling was created.
The Far East Asia cruising season will operate all-year-round, with itineraries available 12 months a year through to April 2018. This will be the new home of the Star Clipper, while the Star Flyer and Royal Clipper will operate seasonal Mediterranean and Caribbean sailings.
With the Far East Asia cruising season due to commence on December 2nd 2016, there really is no better time to start planning a winter cruise escape. Alternatively, if you are looking to celebrate Christmas or New Year in style, why not consider one of our special themed sailings? To find out more, contact us via the reservations number above.