Star Flyer

Star Flyer Review and Specifications

Specifications of Star Flyer

Year built1991  /  Age : 27
Flag state Malta
BuilderScheepswerven van Langerbrugge (Ghent, Belgium)
Class4-Masted Schooner (sailing ship)
Building costUSD 35 million
OwnerStar Clippers Ltd
OperatorStar Clippers Cruises
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)111 m / 364 ft
Beam (width)15 m / 49 ft
Gross Tonnage2298 gt
Passengers170 - 170
Crew72
Passengers-to-space ratio14
Decks4
Cabins85
Decks with cabins4
Last Refurbishment2018

Current itinerary of Star Flyer

Star Flyer current cruise is 17 days, one-way from Venice to Valletta. The itinerary starts on 06 Oct, 2018 and ends on 23 Oct, 2018.

Date / TimePort
06 Oct      Departing from Venice, Italy   
07 Oct     Cres Island, Cres, Croatia   
08 Oct     Hvar Island, Hvar, Croatia   
09 Oct     Dubrovnik, Croatia   
10 Oct     Kotor, Montenegro   
11 Oct     Corfu Island, Kerkyra, Greece   
12 Oct     Katakolon, Olympia, Greece   
14 Oct     Santorini Island, Greece   
15 Oct     Mykonos Island, Greece   
16 Oct     Piraeus, Athens, Greece   
17 Oct     Hydra Island, Greece   
18 Oct     Monemvasia, Greece   
19 Oct     Pylos, Greece   
21 Oct     Siracusa, Sicily, Italy   
22 Oct     Gozo Island, Malta   
23 Oct      Arriving in Valletta, Malta   

Review of Star Flyer

Star Flyer is a 4-masted barquentine (in comparison, the Royal Clipper tall sailing ship is 5-masted). The Star ship was built in 1991 by Scheepswerven van Langerbrugge, Belgium and is currently operated by the Swedish "Star Clippers Ltd" company and sailing under Maltese flag.

History - construction & ownership

The 2,298-ton, 170-passenger cruise ship Star Flyer is a true clipper ship reflecting its proud heritage in the gleaming brightwork and polished brass. The minute you step aboard this unique vessel, you'll discover the new age of sail. Ttraditions of the past and comforts of the present day are happily living together here. Sister ship Star Flyer and Star Clipper are both 360-feet-long and though perfect modern ships, they were created for passengers who love luxury and traditions of the legendary era sailing ships.

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Cruise itinerary program

Star Flyer itinerary program is based on Mediterranean cruises to ports on the French and Italian rivieras with round-trip itineraries. During winter months, the ship offers clipper voyages in the Caribbean (with departures from Barbados, Panama, Jamaica), with Transatlantic repositioning crossings between Caribbean and Europe.

Cabins

Star Clipper has 4 passenger decks with a total of 85 cabins, of which 1 Owner’s, 8 Deluxe, 6 Inside and 79 Outside. The cabin grades number is 7. The Star tall sailing ship is intimate, providing room for only 170 passengers. All cabins feature marble-lined bathrooms and include twin or double beds. Also included are direct dial telephone, television with video, and hair dryer.

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Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

All Star Clippers cruise line's vessels offer open-seating dining. All meals onboard the Star Flyer are served in single, open seating. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style, while dinner is ordered from a 5-course menu. The fare is simple and tasty, generally with 2 choices per course, with "Chef's Suggestion" for the main course. Steak with French fries and one vegetarian selection are always offered as nightly alternative.

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Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Life on board the Star Flyer ship is relaxed like traveling on your own private yacht and guests never feel confined. The Star sailing ship provides spacious accommodations, expansive teak decks and two swimming pools. Actually, all Star Clippers ships offer much more outdoor per passenger space than most of the conventional ships. Star Flyer yacht decor is reminiscent of sailing grand age. Gleaming and teak mahogany rails are proud nautical heritage of the clippers cruise line. On board passengers can enjoy indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar and Piano Bar, and an Edwardian style library where a Belle Époque fireplace creates unforgettable atmosphere.

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  • Cabin grades number: 7
  • Total number of cabins: 85 (of which 1 Owner’s Cabin, 8 Deluxe, 79 Outside, 6 Inside).
  • Dining Rooms: Dining room and Saloon (open seating, buffet-style breakfast and lunch, dinner is ordered from a 5-course menu).
  • Lounges & Bars: Lounges (outside and inside), Piano Bar (live music), Tropical Bar, Health club.
  • 2 pools, library (Edwardian style, with Belle Epoque fireplace, Internet station), Sloop shop, Purser's Office, Wireless Internet Access.
  • Star Flyer is a tall sailing cruise ship classed as 4-masted barquentine. Until 2010, both vessels sailed under Luxembourg flag. Although Star Flyer is motorized ship, her engines are switched off whenever weather conditions permit so, and crew unfurls 36,000 ft2 of billowing 16 sails to capture the winds, thus propelling the  barquentine at speeds 8 to 10 knots.
  • The most exciting of all daytime activities is climbing the mast with a rock-climbing harness, and hanging out above the Sun Deck in a crow's nest. During the day, guests can also learn about sails and their repair. There are no shows, dinner and “captain’s story-time” are the main events in the evening. Room service is not available.
  • Star Flyer was deployed in Europe (Mediterranean) and Far East until 2008, when Star Clippers repositioned the ship to French Polynesia for South Pacific year-round service.

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Star Flyer Itineraries

The below listed Star Flyer cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Oct 06 17 days, one-way from Venice to Valletta Venice
2018 Oct 06 10 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice
2018 Oct 16 16 days, one-way from Piraeus to Malaga Piraeus$9140
2018 Oct 16 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Valletta Piraeus$4820
2018 Oct 23 17 days, one-way from Valletta to Las Palmas Valletta$9710
2018 Oct 23 9 days, one-way from Valletta to Malaga Valletta$5910
2018 Nov 01 23 days, one-way from Malaga to Bridgetown Malaga$9420
2018 Nov 01 8 days, one-way from Malaga to Las Palmas Malaga$5500
2018 Nov 09 15 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de la Palma to Bridgetown Santa Cruz de la Palma$5750
2018 Nov 24 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Panama City Bridgetown$11200
2018 Dec 08 14 days, one-way from Panama City to Philipsburg Panama City$11200
2018 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Treasure Islands Christmas Cruise Philipsburg$6280
2018 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Leeward Islands New Year Cruise Philipsburg$6850
2019 Jan 05 7 days, round-trip Treasure Islands Philipsburg$6280
2019 Jan 12 7 days, round-trip Leeward Islands Philipsburg$6280
2019 Jan 19 7 days, round-trip Treasure Islands Philipsburg$6280
2019 Jan 26 7 days, round-trip Leeward Islands Philipsburg$6280
2019 Feb 02 7 days, round-trip Treasure Islands Philipsburg$6280
2019 Feb 09 7 days, round-trip Leeward Islands Philipsburg$6280
2019 Feb 16 7 days, round-trip Treasure Islands Philipsburg$6280
2019 Feb 23 7 days, round-trip Leeward Islands Philipsburg$6280
2019 Mar 06 3 days, round-trip St. Maarten, St. Kitts And St. Barts Philipsburg$4000
2019 Mar 09 7 days, round-trip Leeward Islands Philipsburg$6280
2019 Mar 16 7 days, round-trip Treasure Islands Philipsburg$6280
2019 Mar 23 7 days, round-trip Leeward Islands Philipsburg$6280
2019 Mar 30 20 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Malaga Philipsburg$7000
2019 Apr 19 15 days, one-way from Malaga to Piraeus Malaga$8770
2019 Apr 19 9 days, one-way from Malaga to Valletta Malaga$6050
2019 Apr 28 13 days, one-way from Valletta to Piraeus Valletta$7850
2019 Apr 28 6 days, one-way from Valletta to Piraeus Valletta$4200
2019 May 04 7 days, round-trip Northern Cyclades Piraeus$4940
2019 May 11 7 days, round-trip Southern Cyclades Piraeus$4940
2019 May 18 7 days, round-trip Mamma Mia Piraeus$4940
2019 May 25 7 days, round-trip Northern Cyclades Piraeus$4940
2019 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Southern Cyclades Piraeus$4940
2019 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Mamma Mia Piraeus$4940
2019 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Northern Cyclades Piraeus$4940
2019 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Southern Cyclades Piraeus$4940
2019 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Mamma Mia Piraeus$4940
2019 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Northern Cyclades Piraeus$4940
2019 Jul 13 11 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus$7370
2019 Jul 24 17 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice$9970
2019 Jul 24 10 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice$6680
2019 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Northern Cyclades Piraeus$4940
2019 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Southern Cyclades Piraeus$4940
2019 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Mamma Mia Piraeus$4940
2019 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Southern Cyclades Piraeus$4940
2019 Aug 31 14 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus$8170
2019 Aug 31 11 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus$7370
2019 Sep 11 3 days, round-trip Croatia And Slovenia Venice$2110
2019 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Croatia And Montenegro Venice$4940
2019 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Croatia And Montenegro Venice$4940
2019 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Croatia And Montenegro Venice$4940
2019 Oct 05 17 days, one-way from Venice to Valletta Venice$9970
2019 Oct 05 10 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice$6680
2019 Oct 15 16 days, one-way from Piraeus to Malaga Piraeus$9370
2019 Oct 15 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Valletta Piraeus$4940
2019 Oct 22 17 days, one-way from Valletta to Las Palmas Valletta$9970
2019 Oct 22 9 days, one-way from Valletta to Malaga Valletta$6050
2019 Oct 31 23 days, one-way from Malaga to Bridgetown Malaga$9770
2019 Oct 31 8 days, one-way from Malaga to Las Palmas Malaga$5620
2019 Nov 08 15 days, one-way from Las Palmas to Bridgetown Las Palmas$5970
2019 Nov 23 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Panama City Bridgetown$11400
2019 Dec 07 14 days, one-way from Panama City to Philipsburg Panama City$11400
2019 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Treasure Islands Christmas Cruise Philipsburg$6400
2019 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Leeward Islands New Year Cruise Philipsburg$6970
2020 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Treasure Islands Philipsburg$6400
2020 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Leeward Islands Philipsburg$6400
2020 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Treasure Islands Philipsburg$6400
2020 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Leeward Islands Philipsburg$6400
2020 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Treasure Islands Philipsburg$6400
2020 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Leeward Islands Philipsburg$6400
2020 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Treasure Islands Philipsburg$6400
2020 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Leeward Islands Philipsburg$6400
2020 Feb 29 7 days, round-trip Treasure Islands Philipsburg$6400
2020 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Leeward Islands Philipsburg$6400
2020 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Treasure Islands Philipsburg$6400
2020 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Leeward Islands Philipsburg$6400