1. Star Clipper is a four-masted sailing ship. There are no lifts so passengers need to be mobile. With a maximum of 170 guests onboard you’ll get to know your fellow passengers very well, especially at the bar over a cocktail or sitting down together for dinner. If you are not fussed on casinos, specialty restaurants, Broadway style entertainment and all the bells and whistles than you’ll love the intimacy of sailing on a small ship.
2. A lot of people who sail on Star Clipper are sailing enthusiasts but not everyone has to be. When the ship leaves port you can help the crew raise the masts as they play the sail away song (conquest of Paradise) on the speaker. This is a true sailor’s dream.
3. Star Clipper has a certified diving instructor onboard. This is for beginners and also experienced divers. Beginners can dive in the pool with the instructor onboard and make sure they’re comfortable before entering the ocean.
4. The food onboard was delicious and all open seating, though you will generally share with other passengers. Breakfast and lunch were buffet style and dinner (the more formal of the dining experiences) consisted of choices from a menu. This included a soup of the day, two choices of their selection of entrées, a selection from their list of mains and a selection from their list of deserts. The lobster night was particularly memorable.. Be sure to order this if you get the opportunity! Note: Dinner being the more formal of the dining experience, for the men, they ask kindly that you wear pants to dinner each night.
5. Snorkel gear is provided onboard free of charge, no need to pack your own.