Star Clipper and her sister ship Star Flyer are as fleet as the wind and as graceful as swans. These are true clipper ships, reflecting their proud heritage in every inch of polished brass and gleaming brightwork.
Step aboard these unique vessels and discover a new age of sail, where the traditions of the past are happily married to the comforts and amenities of the present. Star Clipper and Star Flyer are modern cruise ships in every way, created for comfort-loving passengers who also love the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships.
Star Clipper and Star Flyer are both 360 feet long and each carries just 170 guests in pampered comfort. Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like travelling on a private yacht. You'll never feel confined, as each ship offers pleasingly spacious accommodation and expansive teak decks with ample space for relaxing and play. In fact, you'll find that these ships offer more outdoor space per passenger than most conventional cruise ships.
The decor of Star Clipper and Star Flyer is reminiscent of the grand age of sail. Antique prints and paintings of famous sailing ships please the eye, while teak and gleaming mahogany rails are richly reminiscent of Star Clippers' proud nautical heritage.
Enjoy our convivial indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar and Piano Bar, and Edwardian style library where a Belle epoque fireplace glows with a warmth that reflects the friendliness and enthusiasm of Star Clippers' hospitable officers and crew.
Small ship experience, food, ability to get into small lagoons
Small ship motion
Date of cruise: June 2009
Departure port: Tahiti
Region visited: South Pacific/Australia
Cabin category: Outside
Found through: Cruise line website
Good for children: No
Good for teenagers: Yes
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My husband and I honeymooned on the Star Flyer in French Polynesia in June 2009. The ship was beautiful both inside and out. It looks like a pirate ship with all the sails. It was great that we were able to visit several islands and dock in lagoons that the bigger ships couldn't fit in. However, the small scale of the ship also meant more motion...and this was the only negative for us, but certainly worth considering. There were nights we literally rolled back and forth in bed and everything in our room flew about. These nights we were unable to make it to the dining room. But on the nights when we were docked in a lagoon or had little motion...the Star Flyer was a great experience and the food was excellent. The ship had real old world charm and the activities included were perfect for us....snorkeling, beach picnic, private island retreat. Add-on activities...snorkel trip and jungle hike. This is not an entertainment ship...this cruise was all about the scenery, activities, and islands. Just what we wanted. If it wasn't for the motion I would go back on the Star Flyer again and again....they have many great itineraries....but I am worried about rough water on a small ship.