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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
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+44 1756 706500
Star Clippers Cruises

Star Clippers Cruises from Blue Water Holidays

Enjoy an authentic sailing experience with our unrivalled collection of Star Clippers itineraries worldwide.

There's nothing quite like the romance of a tall ship voyage under full sail, add to this an impeccable service, a laid-back atmosphere and the comforts of a modern ship and you are left with a truly unforgettable sailing adventure.

Explore the diverse ports of the Mediterranean including the stunning Amalfi Coast, the French Riviera and the Baleric Islands or enjoy island-hopping in the sailing paradise of the Caribbean. Discover the natural beauty and fascinating culture of Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia and Singapore, visit the beautiful island of Bali on a voyage around Indonesia or join a memorable transatlantic crossing.

We can arrange return flights, transfers and any pre-cruise or post-cruise stays to ensure that your Star Clippers voyage is perfect from start to finish.

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Cruise Collection 2019 / 2020 / 2021

About Star Clippers

Star Clippers offer a unique combination of traditional sailing, easy-going informality and pampered relaxation. Each of the three graceful tall ships fly along the waves like the legendary clippers once did, leaving a lasting impression on anyone who sails on them.

Life aboard a Star Clipper is blissfully relaxed and intimate, much like travelling on a private yacht. The magnificent five-masted Royal Clipper is the largest, fully-rigged sailing ship afloat today and has a full complement of 42 sails. Star Flyer is smaller and carries just 170 guests. Both ships explore the shores of the Mediterranean in the summer, before heading to the sun-drenched Caribbean in the winter, with Star Flyer also offering itineraries to Cuba in the winter months. Star Clipper is the sister ship to Star Flyer and offers itineraries around Indonesia, including the beautiful island of Bali, in the summer, and explores Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia and Singapore in the winter.

On Star Clippers there are no rigid schedules and you are free to do as you wish during your sailing adventure. You can dine when and with whom you wish, including the ship's officers and there is no need for formal gowns or black tie. Our inspired chefs make dining aboard a delightful culinary adventure with an international menu served by friendly and gracious staff in a tasteful restaurant. Local performers are often invited on board to give guests an authentic taste of their music and arts.

After your continental or full breakfast, the day proceeds at your own pace. Perhaps join the Captain on the always-open bridge, cool off with a dip in one of the pools, unwind with a cool drink, or join in a favourite song at the piano bar. Dicover history and cultures on exciting shore excursions in exotic ports. If it's a beach day, take the opportunity to swim, snorkel, windsurf, or explore in a motorboat. Discover beautiful remote reefs, underwater wrecks, and blue lagoons. Yet you can be confident that your environmentally friendly sailing ship will leave the world's pristine places clean and unpolluted.

Read our Caribbean Treasure Islands diary on Star Clipper

Read our French Riviera diary on Royal Clipper

Royal Clipper under full sail Buffet Lunch, Royal Clipper Beach Barbecue

Star Clippers Ships

Royal Clipper

  • Ship Specifications
  • Length: 439 ft
  • Width: 54 ft
  • Gross Tonnage: 5000
  • Decks: 4
  • Cabins: 100
  • Passengers: 228
  • Crew: 106

Inspired by the legendary Tall Ship, Preussen, the new Royal Clipper has the proud distinction of being the largest and only five-masted sailing ship built since her predecessor was launched in 1902. With a complement of 42 sails, Royal Clipper reflects the grand age of sail, but boasts state of the art navigation systems and every comfort and luxury.

Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sea going experience, balancing the tradition of tall ship sailing with the service, amenities and accommodation of the finest modern yacht.

The 134 metre long Royal Clipper carries just 228 guests in luxurious style, and offers a full 1760 square metres of open deck and three swimming pools. The 3-deck atrium funnels sunlight into the elegant dining room, with its superb cuisine and no-tie dress code.

You can climb the mast to a 'crows nest', or swim from the stern marina platform. Or enjoy the spa and health club with its underwater glass portholes.

On Royal Clipper 14 deluxe suites offer the ultimate cruising comfort, with private veranda, whirlpool bath and 24-hour room service. All but 6 of the 98 cabins are outside. Their decor is tastefully traditional - burnished brass fittings and mahogany bright work with soft natural fabrics reflecting the colours of sun, sea and sky. Marble lined bathroom, private safe, television with in-house video - everything is immaculately maintained.

For a Virtual Tour of the Royal Clipper Click Here


Royal Clipper Close Up
Royal Clipper Watersports Platform
Royal Clipper in Venice
Royal Clipper Library
Royal Clipper Dining Room
Royal Clipper Lounge Bar
Royal Clipper
Royal Clipper Deck View
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Star Clipper

  • Ship Specifications
  • Length: 360 ft
  • Width: 50 ft
  • Gross Tonnage: 2298
  • Decks: 4
  • Cabins: 85
  • Passengers: 170
  • Crew: 70

Star Flyer and Star Clipper 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 bright work.

These are modern cruise ships in every way, created for luxury-loving passengers who also love the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships. Star Flyer and Star Clipper are 360 feet long and carry just 170 guests in pampered comfort. Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like travelling on a private yacht.

The ships offer pleasingly spacious accommodation and expansive teak decks with ample space for relaxing and play. In fact you'll find that this ship offers more outdoor space per passenger than most conventional cruise ships.

The decor is reminiscent of the grand age of sail. Antique prints and paintings of famous sailing ships please your eye, while teak and gleaming mahogany rails are richly remindful of their proud nautical heritage.

The friendliness and enthusiasm of the Star Clippers' hospitable officers and crew adds to an unforgettable tall ship sailing cruise experience.


For a Virtual Tour of the Star Clipper Click Here

Star Clipper Restaurant
Star Clipper Library
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Star Clipper Bar
Star Clipper Arrival
Star Clipper Buffet
Star Clipper At Night
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Star Flyer

  • Ship Specifications
  • Length: 360 ft
  • Width: 50 ft
  • Gross Tonnage: 2298
  • Decks: 4
  • Cabins: 85
  • Passengers: 170
  • Crew: 70

Star Flyer and Star Clipper 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 bright work.

These are modern cruise ships in every way, created for luxury-loving passengers who also love the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships. Star Flyer and Star Clipper are 360 feet long and carry just 170 guests in pampered comfort. Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like travelling on a private yacht.

The ships offer pleasingly spacious accommodation and expansive teak decks with ample space for relaxing and play. In fact you'll find that this ship offers more outdoor space per passenger than most conventional cruise ships.

The decor is reminiscent of the grand age of sail. Antique prints and paintings of famous sailing ships please your eye, while teak and gleaming mahogany rails are richly remindful of their proud nautical heritage.

The friendliness and enthusiasm of the Star Clippers' hospitable officers and crew adds to an unforgettable tall ship sailing cruise experience.

For a Virtual Tour of the Star Flyer Click Here


Star Flyer Restaurant
Star Flyer Library
Star Flyer Cabin
Star Flyer Bar
Star Flyer Arrival
Star Flyer Buffet
Star Flyer At Night
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Customer Reviews

We started this wonderful holiday with a 2 night stay at the Seminyak Beach and Spa Hotel. We were upgraded on arrival to a suite which overlooked the lovely gardens. We wanted for nothing. The staff were so attentive from the moment we arrived. The grounds and pool area were very well kept. The food was amazing from the buffet breakfast , pool snacks and evening restaurant.

While we were there we went to a Balinese evening at the hotel , which was great fun.

We did venture out to shops and bars near by, all in easy walking distance but found them to be a bit backpacker orientated, in contrast to the 5* hotel.

Benoa Port was the start of our Star Clipper 7 night cruise.

This was our first cruise and we loved every minute of it. From the unfurling of the sails , to the magical uninhabited islands and then ending the day with a special cocktail. The cabins were immaculate and quite spacious ( cat 2 ). Food was excellent and catered for every taste . Drink prices very reasonable. There were 152 guests onboard but the only time you saw everybody was at evening meal.

Entertainment and excursions very well organised. We had a great time and already thinking about our next cruise on a Clipper.

Our last 2 nights we spent in Ubud , at the Como Uma Hotel. Brilliant hotel in the tropical forest. Location , service and food all excellent. Used the free shuttle bus to go into Ubud which was very convenient. Also took advantage of their free yoga sessions which were amazing. This was a perfect hotel to finish off our amazing trip, celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary.

We had sailed on the Royal Clipper in the Caribbean in 2014 for my husbands 65th birthday and it was fantastic each sailing so emotional with the sails going up and the wonderful music. We therefore wanted to sail on her again for my 60th this year and the Monaco Grand Prix final just happened to fall on my birthday so it had to be booked we were a little afraid that the Royal Clipper would not be as magical as we had remembered it to be but it was it was just perfect. We booked the whole package being flights, transfers, hotel and the Royal Clipper Cruise with Blue Water Holidays and everything went as planned with no hic ups just perfect would certainly book with Blue Water Holidays again, thank you.

Had a fantastic time on the Royal clipper from Rome to Venice-our third cruise with Star Clippers. Have done the Windward islands and the Leeward islands, but this was an 11 night cruise and the best yet. The itinerary was excellent, loved the Croatian coast especially, though the best day was sailing into the fjiord of Kotor in Montenegro. There was an excellent choice of trips available but still plenty of time to enjoy the boat at sea. Royal Clipper had many admiring glances from people on the enormous cruise liners. Personally, I cant imagine cruising on anything but a small cruise ship and ours had the added bonus of proper sails! The food was also excellent and varied with plenty of choice. The crew were very friendly and the restaurant and cabin service was very good. All in all a wonderful holiday

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