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Star Flyer

Star Flyer

Built: 1991
Crew: 74
Cabins: 81
Passengers: 162
Rating: Four Stars
Cruises Available: 0

A wonderful reconstruction of a 19th century four-masted Barquentine, the Star Flyer is beautifully built to emphasise the traditional lines of this age-old design which plied the world’s sea lanes for several hundred years. Combine this with the very best state of the art safety features and superb facilities of a modern cruise ship: 81 spacious, sumptuous cabins using the best soft furnishings and fabrics; luxurious lounges with deep pile carpets, leather and dark hardwoods; the finest cuisine in an elegant dining room; a highly skilled and caring crew - and you have the Star Flyer!

It is the sister ship to the Star Clipper and when its 16 magnificent sails unfurl you are immediately overwhelmed by a remarkable sensation of being completely in tune with Mother Nature – a rarity in the modern world. With just 162 passengers and 74 crew on board, the atmosphere is very intimate – more like a private yacht than a cruise ship. Life is wonderfully informal and low-key, whilst the small scale of the ship and the open restaurant seating promotes a relaxed and extremely sociable ambience.

Everyone loves the experience of being on deck – the ropes, stays, winches, the polished mahogany and gleaming brass of the ship’s bell are all a living testament to its maritime heritage. On the Star Flyer guests are encouraged (should you so wish!) to help raise the mainsail and just like the Star Clipper, the bridge is always open for a visit. The Star Flyer is also responsive to the wind and sea: you feel the surge of the breeze, breathing life into the canvas above and sense the deck gently tilt as the sleek gleaming hull slices through the waves under the ever-watchful eye of the skilful captain.

There are two small salt-water swimming pools, plenty of deck space with sun loungers, chairs and a shady spot to cool off. Enjoy a long refreshing drink or your favourite cocktail from the open-air Tropical Bar, the ship’s social hub. The library with its leather armchairs is the perfect place to immerse yourself in a good book or you can relax in the tasteful lounge and piano bar chatting with your fellow passengers. You can climb the mast (in a safety harness!), lie in the bow netting or participate in the free water sports available at each port of call (where possible and subject to weather conditions and local authorities. Certified scuba divers can also dive at each port, at extra charge). Evening entertainment is simple and ‘home-made’ by the crew and officers - there’s no formality here and you’ll feel completely relaxed and unwound.

To enjoy our Aegean cruise to the absolute full, we have included a wonderful range of onshore tours and visits along the way, visiting the most fascinating places of interest, including guided tours of Istanbul, Pergamon, Chios, Patmos, Santorini and Athens. But perhaps the memory that may stay with you the longest is the simplest – that of the balmy summer evening breeze on deck, with the masts soaring above into a velvet night sky of silent stars over a moonlit sea.

Cabins

Owner's Suite

Treat yourself to something really special; this exceptional deluxe outside cabin measures approximately 22 square metres (237 square feet) with a double bed, generous seating area to relax, minibar and a glamorous marble-lined bathroom with luxurious whirlpool bath.

Owner's Suite

Category 1

Cruise in the lap of luxury in these generously proportioned cabins measuring approximately 14.5 square metres (156 square feet). Featuring twin beds which can be converted to a double bed, minibar and a smart marble-lined bathroom with whirlpool bath. Cabin doors open on to the deck and there is a large window.

Category 1

Category 1

Located on the Sun Deck, these well proportioned Category 1 cabins measure approximately 14.5 square metres (156 square feet). These cabins feature twin beds which can be converted to a double bed, minibar and a smart marble-lined bathroom with whirlpool bath. There are cabin doors that open on to the deck and there is also a large window.

Category 1

Category 2

Measuring approximately 12 square metres (129 square feet) these superior outside cabins with a porthole window are available as twin/double or triple are comfortable furnished with a marble-lined bathroom with shower.

Category 2

Category 3

These Category 3 cabins are located on the Clipper Deck. Available as either twin/double or triple, these outside cabins with a porthole window measure approximately 11 square metres (118 square feet) with a smart marble-lined bathroom with shower.

 

Please note: Category 3 cabins on the Clipper Deck may be slightly smaller than Category 3 cabins on the Commodore Deck.

Category 3

Category 3

These Category 3 cabins are located on the Commodore Deck. Available as either twin/double or triple, these outside cabins with a porthole window measure approximately 11 square metres (118 square feet) with a smart marble-lined bathroom with shower.

Category 3

Category 4

These comfortable outside cabins with a porthole window measure approximately 11 square metres (118 square feet) and are available with twin/double/triple beds and an elegant marble-lined bathroom with shower.

Category 4

Category 5

These Category 5 cabins are located on the Clipper Deck. Available as either twin/double or triple, these inside/outside cabins measure approximately 11 square metres (118 square feet) with a smart marble-lined bathroom with shower. The outside cabins feature a porthole window.

Category 5

Category 5

These Category 5 cabins are located on the Commodore Deck. Available as fixed doubles, these outside cabins measure approximately 11 square metres (118 square feet) with a raised bed and smart marble-lined bathroom with shower. The outside cabins feature a porthole window.

Category 5

Facilities

  • Two small salt-water swimming pools
  • Plenty of deck space with sun loungers, chairs and a shady spot to cool off
  • Open-air Tropical Bar and piano bar to enjoy a long refreshing drink or your favourite cocktail
  • Intimate piano bar with live musicians for your evening entertainment
  • Open-seating dining offering a delicious variety of both local and worldwide dishes
  • Edwardian style library with an Époque fireplace
  • Climb the mast (in a safety harness!) and lie in the bow netting
  • Participate in the free water sports available at each port of call (where possible and subject to weather conditions and local authorities.)
  • Simple and ‘home-made’ evening entertainment by the crew and officers
  • All cabins are fully air-conditioned with wardrobe and under bed storage, TV and DVD, hairdryer, safe, radio and telephone.
  • Internet access available (at a charge and generally only available whilst in port).

Deck Plan

The ship is constructed to the highest standards and is comprised of four decks: Sun Deck, Main Deck, Clipper Deck and Commodore Deck.

There is an elegantly furnished dining-room which tastefully reflects the first-class nautical heritage of yesteryear and a piano bar, again tastefully furnished with beautiful carpets and comfortable armchairs; wonderful to relax in after dinner with a digestif.

On the Sun Deck you can relax, catch up on some reading, take a dip in one of the two salt-water pools or for the more adventurous, why not lie in the netting around the bowsprit and be mesmerised by the bow slicing though the waves below you.

Available Cruises

Santorini, Greece
11 day cruise departing in May 2023