Star Clippers Announces Name Of New Ship
In 1991, Star Clippers launched its first ever ship “Star Flyer”, and to celebrate its silver anniversary, the company has announced that its brand new ship will be named Flying Clipper.
The Flying Clipper will be the biggest and the most ambitious of the Clipper fleet to date, carrying 300 passengers, measuring 8770 tons GRT and powered by 35 sails totalling more than 6.350 m2. It is 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
Star Flyer, Star Clipper, Royal Clipper and the new Flying Clipper are the realisation of Mikael Krafft’s lifetime dream. This Swedish yachtsman and entrepreneur has succeeded in making sailing ships commercially viable again, 100 years after their original demise, recreating the “Golden Age of Sail”.
The vessels sail Mediterranean waters in the summer months and relocate to the Caribbean and Cuba for the winter, with a new route in Asia starting in December 2016, on board Star Clipper. In Summer 2017, Star Clippers will create history again sailing in Indonesian waters for the first time with 19 departures between May 6th and October 14th 2017, and sailings of 7, 10, 11 and 14 nights, from Bali and Singapore, including Bali round trips and itineraries from Bali to Singapore and reverse.
You can read more about the Indonesian season by clicking here.
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 younger guests will occupy several compartments of the ship. Regular guests will be delighted to discover their favourite hallmarks of all Star Clippers ships, such as the cosy 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.
For more information on Star Clippers, please contact one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.