Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Star Clippers’ classic tall ships looking fresh and bright

As part of an ongoing programme to keep Star Clipper's Star Flyer (pictured) and Star Clipper have undergone extensive refurbishment in time for this summer’s peak season.

All bed linen has been replaced and new bed covers introduced in sumptuous shades of gold and blue. New LED reading lights have been fitted, as well as flat screen TVs in all cabins. Category One cabins have new side lamps, too.

During her transatlantic crossing at the start of this season, Star Clipper had a complete facelift, with all cabins and public areas painted and varnished and new upholstery in the dining room. This is part of a rolling programme of refurbishment; Royal Clipper received the same treatment and more in 2013, with new carpeting throughout and all bathrooms rejuvenated, while the public areas on Star Flyer were refurbished in 2012. The décor of all three ships has a nautical theme, with polished wood and brass throughout and wall-mounted prints and originals throughout each ship of the world’s most famous classic sailing vessels.

All three ships are sailing the Mediterranean this summer, cruising the coasts of Italy, Spain, France, Montenegro and Croatia; the Balearics; the Aegean; and North Africa. A three-night mini-cruise on Star Flyer costs from £799 including flights, transfers and port taxes, departing Cannes on September 24 and calling at L’Ile Rousse and St Florent in Corsica; St Tropez; and Monte Carlo. To book, call 0845 200 6145 or visit www.starclippers.co.uk.

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