Star Clipper joined the Star Clippers' fleet in July 1991 as the sister ship to Star Flyer. This four-masted ship sets sail with a maximum of 170 guests onboard and offers you an authentic nautical experience. From the expansive teak decks and polished brass to the spacious and well-equipped cabins; luxury is the key to life onboard. The hospitable crew and officers are also close at hand to add to your tall ship cruising experience.
Immerse yourself in shipboard life, whether it is visiting the bridge, helping the crew to unfurl the sails at sea, or climbing the mast to the Crow's Nest for picture-perfect views. Lie on the bowsprit at the prow of the ship, soak up the sun by the two pools, or lose yourself in a book fireside in the cosy Edwardian-style library.
Explore Europe and worldwide destinations in comfort aboard Star Clipper.
Discover destination-inspired cuisine made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients in Star Clipper's dining room. Start your day with a light continental breakfast of pastries, croissants and English muffins, or tuck into freshly-cooked bacon, sausages, and eggs. Lunch is buffet-style with seafood, salads and grilled delights on the menu or perhaps an occasional outdoor barbecue. Dine at a time to suit in the evening; when you can you opt for a quiet table for two or eat at a larger table with new-found friends.
The indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar and adjoining Piano Bar are both a hive of activity from dawn until dusk. Unwind here with your morning cup of coffee or sip cocktails and socialise in the evening after dinner.
The Captain's daily briefing on deck is a round-up of the day and reveals the wonders of your upcoming ports of call. Local performers come aboard at some ports to entertain you and there is also live music in the Tropical and Piano Bars to bring your day to a close in style.
Day 1: UK to Koh Samui, Thailand
Fly from selected UK airports to Koh Samui and be privately transferred to the five-star KC Resort & Over Water Villas for your seven-night stay.
Day 2 – 7: Koh Samui, Thailand (At Leisure)
Explore Thailand's third-largest island — Koh Samui. Formerly known for its coconut plantations, the island is now famous for its white-sand coastline and exciting water sports. You can see Wat Phrayai and its 39-foot Buddha monument or head further inland to admire the stunning Na Muang Waterfalls. Pay a visit to the unique Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks (the Grandpa and Grandma rocks). Get up close to indigenous marine and animal life at Samui Aquarium with Tiger Show. View the most famous poisonous snakes in Asia at the Snake Farm.
Day 8: Koh Samui, Thailand (Embarkation Day)
After check out, be privately transferred to the port to board Tall Ship, Star Clipper.
Day 9: Ko Tao, Thailand
The island of Koh Tao is located on the east side of Thailand's Surat Thani coastline. It's name translates as ‘Turtle Island’ thanks to it being inhabited by abundant sea turtles. Despite its popularity, the island still manages to retain a relaxed atmosphere and life style. Near Mae Head Beach and Sai Ri Beach you'll discover plenty of restaurants, nightspots, and diver shops; while the palm-fringed beaches at Chalok Baan Kao Bay on the south coast are dotted with villas. To the northwest of the island, you'll find a group of islets with hilltop views at Koh Nang Yuan. The clear, warm waters that encircle Koh Tao are awash with stunning coral reefs and abundant marine life such as whale sharks and rays.
Day 10: Ko Wua Ta Lap & Ko Mae Ko, Thailand
Venture ashore in Ko Wua Ta Lap, part of the An Thong National Marine Park located in the province of Surat Thani to the south of Thailand. You can enjoy a 45-minute steep hike and be rewarded with one of the island's most spectacular views. Bask on Ko Wua Ta Lap's beautiful beaches and it's well worth you hiring a kayak to explore the area further. Next stop is the adjacent paradise island of Ko Mae Ko. Also known at the Mother Island, this place is a Mecca for nature lovers and is most famous for its mysterious sink hole, created by erosion of the earth, that is completely enclosed by walls of sheer rock! Its abandoned beaches are the perfect places to relax too.
Day 12-14: Pulau Redang, Malaysia
Pulau Redang is located 45km off the coast of Kuala Terengganu in the South China Sea. This is one of the largest islands off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia and is famous for its pristine white sandy beaches, crystal clear azure seas, and abundant sea turtles. The island has a tropical climate and is affected by the monsoon season between October and March. To the east of the island you'll find Pasir Panjang beach with its colourful coral and tropical fish offshore. To the north is the beach resort of Teluk Dalam, while to the south you'll discover the resort of Teluk Kalong. Exploring underwater delights and wrecks with a snorkel or seeing manta rays and whale sharks on a diving trip are must-dos.
Day 15: Singapore to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. After check-out you’ll be privately transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.