In 1991, Star Clippers launched its first ship the “Star Flyer,” a recreation of the classic sailing ships of the 19th century. The company decided that the best way to celebrate this silver anniversary would be to give the fleet and their many repeat passengers a brand new sailing ship! Tall Ship Sailing Specialist, Star Clippers is proud to announce the name of their fourth ship, Flying Clipper, to be launched at the end of 2017. Flying Clipper will be the biggest and most ambitious of the Clipper fleet to date, carrying 300 passengers, measuring 8770 tons GRT and powered by 35 sails totaling more than 6.350 square meters. It’s a near-replica of the dramatic France II ordered in 1911 at La Gironde shipyard Bordeaux, which was the largest square rig sailing ship ever built. Flying Clipper will be the world’s largest square rigger and the largest ship of its kind afloat today.
Flying Clipper will have three pools, one that funnels sunlight through the ship’s atrium into the elegantly appointed dining room. There will be a water sports platform in the stern for use when the ship is at anchor and a variety of cabin grades, including 34 suites with balconies and four luxurious owner’s suites. A restaurant in the light-filled atrium will accommodate all passengers for open-seating dining and a glass Dive bar for our guests will occupy several compartments of the ship. Guests will be delighted to discover their favorite hallmarks of all Star Clippers ships, such as the cozy library, the bowsprit net and the popular, al fresco Tropical Bar, where evening entertainment takes place. While the ship will have ecologically sound, high-tech engines, it will, like its sisters, rely on wind power and its sails wherever possible.
The ships sail in Mediterranean waters in the summer months and relocate to the Caribbean for the winter, with a new route in Asia starting in December 2016, on board Star Clipper. In Summer 2017, Star Clippers will sail into Indonesian waters of the first time, with 19 departures from May 6-Oct 14, 2017, and sailings of 7, 10, 11 and 14 nights from Bali to Singapore and reverse, including Bali round trips.
Willamette Intl Travel agent Nancy has sailed with Star Clippers and can recommend them highly. Call her up for a chat at 503-224-0180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.