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NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY CRUISE ON CLIPPER TALL SAILING YACHT STAR FLYER

DECEMBER 26TH, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Sailing from St. Maarten and visiting the Caribbean islands of Nevis, Dominica, Guadeloupe, St. Barts
and a special New Year’s Eve in Antigua.

With optional 3 night pre cruise Christmas holiday stay on St. Maarten
December 23-26, 2021

Category Five Single occupancy - 2 cabins left

   Category Three Single occupancy - 3 cabins left

Category Two Double occupancy - 3 cabins left

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Join us for a most unique New Year’s holiday trip.  Star Flyer is not your traditional cruise ship and Star Clipper is not your traditional cruise line.

This is a true SAILING experience, aboard one of the three largest TALL SHIP sailing YACHTS in the world

Star Flyer holds only 160 passengers.  It has four decks including a sun deck with two swimming pools, a “bar deck’ (officially called the Main Deck), where passengers enjoy drinks AND ENTERTAINMENT at the “Tropical Bar” and the “Piano Bar”, a “dining deck”(officially called the Clipper deck) where the restaurant, the guest services desk and the gift shop are located, and a “cabins only deck called the ” Commodore Deck.  There are also cabins located on each of the other decks as well.

Star Flyer has 4 giant masts, made up of 16 giant sails.  It runs on both motorized and wind power, alternating depending on wind conditions.

It will truly be one of the most fun and most relaxing cruise experiences you will ever go on.

Each island offers the choice of a private group shore excursion, which will be arranged just for our group, or the ease of just taking one of Star flyer’s complimentary watersports – Jet Skiing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Canoeing or snorkeling, each of which are offered directly from where the “tall ship” anchors in EACH port.  

On one of the mornings of the cruise, we will enjoy a most unique “Yacht Sailing Race”.  This race is operated by the cruise ship staff, under the command and guidance of the ship’s captain and there are only two competitors of this race – Our ship and one other nearly identical “tall sailing” boat, which is also part of the Star Clipper fleet.  Passengers are invited to gather on the sun deck and watch as you cheer on our captain and his crew, in the friendly race against their fleet mate ship.  It’s a truly unique, fun and exciting experience, unlike any you will find on any other cruise ship or cruise line.

On New Year’s Eve, on the island of Antigua, we will enjoy two fabulous viewing experiences, one by day and the other by night, plus another fun customized private shore excursion that day.   Late that morning, we will be witness to a much larger yacht sailing race, hosted by a local yacht club on the island.  This race pits many sailing yachts of many sizes owned by many local and international entities.  We will enjoy the best viewing spot, as we don’t even need to leave the comfort of our own sailing yacht.  Just gather again on the sun deck of the Star Flyer, expertly anchored by our captain in a prime viewing position for the race.  Enjoy cheering for your favorite sailing yacht, or just enjoy cheering for them all.

Then, that afternoon, IF YOU WISH, enjoy our group shore excursion, touring the sites of this beautiful island.
 
 That night, after our nightly dinner on the Star Flyer, enjoy a fabulous New year’s Eve Celebration, as we ring in 2022 with a fabulous fireworks display in the sky, again, viewed from the sun deck of Star Flyer, as she is again anchored in a prime viewing position.

Cruise Itinerary


Sunday December 26, 2021   Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Board the ship in St. Maarten. If you are not taking our optional 3 night pre cruise Christmas holiday stay in St. Maarten, we can quote you a private or shared airport to cruise pier transport, or for all passengers who do choose to take our optional 3 night pre cruise hotel stay, the transport from the hotel to the cruise vessel will be included in that three night package. (Info. about our optional three night pre cruise Christmas Holiday stay is listed below the cruise itinerary/cruise pricing)

Monday December 27, 2021   Charlestown, Nevis

Nevis is the smaller of the 2 islands comprising the nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean. It's known for sandy beaches, including palm-fringed Pinney's Beach and sheltered Oualie Beach. Booby High Shoals is a popular offshore dive site sheltering sea turtles and stingrays. The island's capital, Charlestown, is filled with Georgian-style buildings and other British colonial relics.Nevis is a beautiful island waiting to be discovered. There are many ways to explore it by yourself or with our custom group shore excursion.There is horseback riding on the beach, jeep tours of the island, fabulous scuba diving and snorkel tours, or even hiking tours if you are so inclined.Scuba Diving excursions in the sea around Nevis provide a world of possibilities with dozens of reefs, wrecks and volcanic vents to explore just minutes offshore.

Tuesday December 28, 2021  - Morning

Star Flyer and one of her sister sailings vessels meet south of Iles des Saintes and sail together
– This is the most unique morning where two of the clipper cruise vessels will meet off the coast of Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, to have a fun , festive Yacht Race, just between the two tall ship sailing yachts.       
    
A miniature volcanic archipelago made up of seven idyllic islands, only two of which are inhabited, Îles des Saintes .   (commonly known as Les Saintes) is one of Guadeloupe's crown jewels. This reef-hugged set of isles offers French sophistication mixed with a funky, laid-back Caribbean lifestyle.


Tuesday 28 December 2021  - Afternoon   Cabrits, Dominica


Dominica is called the Nature Island.  Once you are here you will see why it earned that nickname.  Lush Greenery, Roaring Waterfalls and Emerald Green Hot Springs make Dominica another must visit – must experience island.

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Wednesday December 29, 2021   Terre-de-Haut, Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe

Terre-de-Haut is the archipelago of Guadeloupe’s  main island.  Here you can enjoy the white-sand beaches, sailing, and snorkeling in the bay or head up to Fort Napoleon on foot or by rental scooter for panoramic views. Make sure to dine at one of the French and Creole bistros along the water, and to try a local tourment d’amour—a crusty-edged, soft-centered tart flavored with guava, pineapple, or coconut. Our optional group shore excursion will cover the island’s highlights.

 

Fort Napoléon Fort Napoléon  Guadeloupe
Fort Napoléon - Photo by Lebawit Lily Girma

Guadeloupe - The most important historical site on Guadeloupe's miniature archipelago of Les Saintes also boasts one of the most breathtaking views in the Caribbean. Perched some 400 feet above Les Saintes Bay, Fort Napoleon’s panoramic view of the water dotted with sailboats and surrounded by bluffs—is worth a visit to Terre-de-Haut on its own. But it’s of historic interest as well. Rebuilt in the mid-19th century after the British destroyed it, the fort turned into a prison that was used during World War II. It was restored in the 1980s and houses a museum showcasing the history of Les Saintes. You can stroll inside to see the former grounds that served as a jail, and walk the botanical gardens afterwards, filled with the island’s various cactus species. Look out for iguanas peeking out of holes in the fort’s walls, as ubiquitous on the grounds as they are all over the island. Take in the glorious scenery for as long as you like before descending back down, on foot or on your rented electric scooter, or group tour.

Thursday December 30, 2021  Deshaies, Guadeloupe

Framed by green hills, charmingly sleepy Deshaies has just the right balance of traditional fishing village and good eating and drinking options to keep visitors coming here year-round.  Nearby are also sensational beaches for sun bathing and swimming opportunities.

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Friday December 31, 2021   Falmouth Harbour, Antigua. 

Another Unique day – While our ship is Anchored in Antigua, we can watch a Multi Yacht Race which is operated by the Antigua Yacht Club.


A HISTORIC REVIVAL RACE


The Nelson’s Pursuit Yacht Race traditionally attracts an excellent fleet of yachts of all sizes – which in the past have included boats of less than 20 feet, Carriacou sloops and a wide range of both racing and cruising yachts. This is an all-comers event and provides fun and excitement for everyone.  Enjoy watching the race from the comfort of the sun deck on our ship.  Then, this afternoon, enjoy the option of our group’s shore excursion or enjoy other leisure pursuits on the island yourself.


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Falmouth Harbor is a horseshoe-shaped bay and natural harbor on the far southern coast of the island of Antigua. The harbor lies close to the eastern end of the Shekerley Mountains, a range along Antigua's southern coast.  Falmouth Harbor Marina Antigua has been specifically built to cater to larger yachts, with dockage for vessels up to 330 feet.

The waterfront setting of Falmouth Harbour is ready to explore.   Enjoy the live music and other features of Falmouth Harbour. This city's beaches, sailing and restaurants draw many visitors. Nelson's Dockyard and Dickenson Bay Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area.

 

                        Falmouth Harbour, Antigua                        Antigua English Harbour Falmouth Harbour Nelson's Dockyard                        Falmouth Harbour  

Beautiful Antigua

TONIGHT, JOIN US FOR A NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION AS WE WATCH THE FIREWORKS FROM THE SUN DECK ON OUR SHIP WITH A MIDNIGHT CHAMPAGNE TOAST!

New Years Eve in Antigua is a sea farers dream come true

New Year's Eve fireworks 
FIREWORKS OVER ANTIGUA FOR ITS ANNUAL NYE CELEBRATION

 
Saturday January 1, 2022   Gustavia, St. Barts

Glamorous Saint Barthélemy, better known as St. Barts or St. Barths, exudes a seductive blend of European sophistication, natural beauty, and relaxed island charm.
Blond-sand beaches are the starring feature. Backed by rolling green hills, they beckon from secluded coves or sprawl along quaint coastal villages, tempting tourists with clear waters and coral reefs.

Popular things to do in St. Barts include kite-surfing, kayaking, fishing, surfing, and sailing, and you can snorkel and dive the wrecks and fish-filled reefs, many of which are protected in a marine reserve.

Gustavia, St. Barts' red-roofed capital, is a small harbor town and the best place for shopping in St. Barts. Chic boutiques, duty free shops, and art galleries line the streets, luring passengers disembarking from the many cruise ships that call here.

Foodies will also love tasting their way around Gustavia. Gourmet St. Barts restaurants serve mouthwatering French-inspired cuisine, from crepes to croissants and succulent, fresh seafood.

The town wraps in a U-shape around the harbor, where rustic fishing boats bob beside mega yachts. For beautiful views, visit the ruins of Fort Gustave (the most important St. Barts fort during the Swedish period) or head to the top of the 29-meter hill for vistas of Shell Beach amid the few remaining stone walls of Fort Karl.

If you feel like a dip, you can stroll to Shell Beach from town. This lovely little pocket of sand is the perfect place for a picnic, peppered with its namesake feature. Sun loungers and umbrellas line the beach, and you can order snacks and refreshments at one of the restaurants fringing the sand.
Other things to do in Gustavia, St. Barts include soaking up some island history, including its Swedish heritage, at the Wall House Museum (St. Barth Municipal Museum) and visiting the oldest building in Gustavia, the Vieux Clocher. This distinctive green-painted Swedish clock tower provides a picturesque photo op.

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GUSTAVIA ST. BARTS

Sunday January 2, 2022   Philipsburg, St. Maarten – Today our cruise ends and we return to the airport for our flights home. Transfers can be purchased from the pier to the airport upon request.


TECHNICAL DATA of our tall ship sailing yacht cruise ship


Tonnage:

2,298

Length:

360 feet

Beam:

50 feet

Draft:

18.5 feet

Sail Area:

36,000 Square feet

Mast Height:

226 feet

Total Staff:

72

Passenger Capacity:

167

Masts:

4 Masts, 16 Sails

 

 

 

 

Our group will also have private group shore excursions for which we will email all our confirmed passengers the details and pricing, sometime this summer and give all our passengers the opportunity to pre-book their spaces on these private group shore excursions.  As those of you who have sailed on any Star Clipper cruise before are aware, the excursion policy on all Star Clipper cruise line ships is that they normally don’t allow any shore excursions to be pre booked at any time by any passenger, until they have already boarded the ship.  This is why it will be such a welcomed advantage for our group’s passengers to have access to pre-book each of our private group shore excursions which you desire to book.  Each will be customized just for our group and will operate just for our group.



Last but not least, all passengers in our group will receive special group perks which are included in our group pricing.  These include each of the following:


FREE GRATUITIES

FREE FOUR HOUR WIFI PACKAGE ON THE STAR FLYER

$125 PER PERSON SHIPBOARD CREDIT ON THE STAR FLYER


The ship’s deck plan is as follows:

Deck 1 is called the Commodore deck and has the cabins in categories 3-6 (We do not have any cabins in category 6 as those only have bunk beds)

Deck 2 is called the Clipper Deck and has the cabins in category 2

Deck 3 is called the Main Deck and has the cabins in category 1

Deck 4 is called the Sun Deck and has the pool plus two more cabins in category 1

The restaurant is on Clipper deck (breakfast and lunch buffets, dinner by menu; Also midnight buffets).  The guest services desk and gift shop are also on this deck.

Shows each night are on Main deck

All cabins have two twins which can be made into one Q, unless specified as having only one Double bed  You can pick your specific cabin when you call our office to book your space in our group for this exciting New Year’s Holiday cruise.

 

CRUISE INCLUSIONS

 

NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY CRUISE ON CLIPPER TALL SAILING YACHT STAR FLYER

DECEMBER 26TH, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Sailing from St. Maarten and visiting the Caribbean islands of Nevis, Dominica, Guadeloupe, St. Barts and a special New Year’s
Eve in Antigua.

INCLUDES:

  • 7 NIGHTS ON THE STAR FLYER TALL SHIP SAILING YACHT OF STAR CLIPPER CRUISE LINE
  • ALL MEALS
  • NIGHTLY MIDNIGHT BUFFETS ON THE SHIP
  • NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT FROM LOCAL ENTERTAINERS AND SHIP STAFF, AS WELL AS NIGHTLY PIANO SING-A-LONGS IN THE PIANO BAR
  • NEW YEAR’S EVE CHAMPAGNE TOAST SPONSORED BY STAR FLYER
  • ROOMMATE OF THE SAME GENDER ASSIGNED IF YOU REQUEST ONE FROM SINGLES CRUISES AND TOURS (S.C.A.T)
  • TRIP ESCORT FROM SINGLES CRUISES AND TOURS (S.C.A.T.) 



PLUS BONUS PERKS INCLUDED JUST FOR OUR GROUP PASSENGERS

  • $125 PER PERSON SHIP BOARD CREDIT TOWARDS PURCHASES YOU MAKE ON THE SHIP
  • FREE GRATUITIES FOR OUR PASSENGERS ON THE SHIP
  • FREE FOUR OUR WIFI PACKAGE GOOD FOR USE ON THE SHIP
  • FREE PRIVATE COCKTAIL PARTY FOR OUR GROUP ON THE FIRST EVENING OF THE CRUISE
  • PLUS
  • ACCESS TO BOOK OUR PRIVATE GROUP SHORE EXCURSIONS IN ADVANCE (The cruise line’s policy requires all passengers to wait until onboard to book the ship sponsored shore excursions, which can sometimes lead to disappointment, if an excursion sells out.   But…Don’t worry, be happy … and join us on our private customized group shore excursions, which we will email to all our passengers in July with details of each optional private group shore excursion and its cost.  Our passengers can then simply email us back if desiring to sign up for any or all of these exciting private group shore excursions.

 

OUR GROUP PRICES ARE AS LISTED BELOW:

Category 5 Ocean View with port hole – cabin size 118 sq. ft. on Clipper deck with a roommate assigned by S.C.A.T. or traveling with your own friend:

Early booking discount rate if booked with deposit by January 30th: $2299 per person plus $235 p.p. tax
Single room supplement if not wanting our free roommate assignment or traveling with your own friend: $999

Or if booked after January 30th: $2449 p.p. plus $235 p.p. tax with 2 in the room
Single supplement if not wanting our free roommate assignment or traveling with your own friend: $999

 

Category 4 Ocean View with Port Hole – cabin size 118 sq. ft. on Commodore deck with a roommate assigned by S.C.A.T or traveling with your own friend:

Early booking discount rate if booked with deposit by January 30th: $2499 per person plus $235 tax p.p.
Single room supplement: if not wanting our free roommate assignment or traveling with your own friend: $1099

Or if booked after January 30th: $2599 p.p. plus $235 p.p. tax with 2 in the room
Single supplement if not wanting our free roommate assignment or traveling with your own friend: $1099

 

Category 3 Ocean View with Port Hole – cabin size 118 sq. ft. on Commodore and Clipper decks with a roommate assigned by S.C.A.T or traveling with a friend:

Early booking discount rate if booked with deposit by January 30th: $2599 per person plus tax of $235 p.p.
Single supplement if not wanting our free roommate assignment or traveling with your own friend: $1149

Or if booked after January 30th: $2749 per person plus tax of $235 per person
Single supplement if not wanting our free roommate assignment or traveling with your own friend: $1149

 

Category 2 Ocean View with Port Hole – cabin size 129 sq. ft. on Clipper Deck with a roommate assigned by S.C.A.T or traveling with a friend:

Early booking discount rate if booked with deposit by January 30th $2749 p.p. plus $235 tax p.p.
Single supplement if not wanting our free roommate assignment or traveling with your own friend: $1249

Or if booked after January 30th $2849 p.p. plus $235 tax p.p.
Single supplement if not wanting our free roommate assignment or traveling with your own friend: $1249

 

Category 1  Ocean View: with Picture Window and Port Hole – Cabin Size 156 sq. ft. on Main and Sun decks with a roommate assigned by S.C.A.T or traveling with your own friend:

Early booking discount rate if booked with deposit by January 30th: $2999 per person plus $235 tax p.p.

Single room supplement: if not wanting our free roommate assignment or traveling with your own friend: $2710

Or if booked after January 30th: $3249 p.p. plus $235 p.p. tax with 2 in the room
Single supplement if not wanting our free roommate assignment or traveling with your own friend:  $2710

 

DEPOSITS:

 DEPOSIT OF $500 IS DUE FOR ALL BOOKINGS WITHIN 7 DAYS OF MAKING YOUR RESERVATION FOR THIS TRIP
THE BALANCE PAYMENT FOR THIS SPECIAL NEW YEAR’S SAILING EXPERIENCE CRUISE IS DUE JULY 20TH

 

CANCELATIONS:

IF YOU HAVE BOOKED WITH US ON A PREVIOUS TRIP AND ARE TRAVELING IN SINGLE OCCUPANCY YOU CAN CANCEL THIS TRIP FOR A FULL REFUND OF YOUR DEPOSIT IF CANCELING BY JULY 1ST

IF YOU HAVE BOOKED WITH US ON A PREVIOUS TRIP AND ARE TRAVELING IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY YOU CAN CANCEL THIS TRIP BY JUNE 1ST FOR A FULL REFUND OF YOUR DEPOSIT

IF YOU HAVE NEVER BOOKED WITH US BEFORE AND ARE TRAVELING IN SINGLE OCCUPANCY YOU CAN CANCEL THIS TRIP BY JULY 1ST AND RECEIVE A FUTURE TRIP CREDIT IN THE FULL AMOUNT OF YOUR $500 DEPOSIT, GOOD TOWARD ANY TRIP YOU BOOK WITH US FOR TRAVEL IN 2021 OR IN 2022

IF YOU HAVE NEVER BOOKED WITH US BEFORE AND ARE TRAVELING IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY YOU CAN CANCEL THIS TRIP BY JUNE  1ST AND RECEIVE A FUTURE TRIP CREDIT IN THE FULL AMOUNT OF YOUR $500 DEPOSIT, GOOD TOWARD ANY TRIP YOU BOOK WITH US FOR TRAVEL IN 2021 OR IN 2022

 

OUR OPTIONAL 3 NIGHT PRE CRUISE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY STAY IN ST. MAARTEN WILL INCLUDE

  • 3 NIGHTS AT A 4 STAR HOTEL ON ST MAARTEN
  • HALF DAY ISLAND TOUR ON DECEMBER 24TH
  • GROUP TRANSPORT FROM OUR HOTEL TO OUR SHIP ON DECEMBER 26TH



Pre cruise dates - December 23-26, 2021

Do you want to enjoy Christmas in a Caribbean Paradise?  Then extend your trip to spend the holiday with us in scintillating St. Maarten.   We will enjoy three nights on St Maarten with an island tour on December 24th plus a free day on the holiday itself to just enjoy the beach, the ocean and the sunshine.  

$599 pp double occupancy

$999 single occupancy for three nights.

Includes:

* Three nights at Holland House hotel

* half day island tour
* transfer to ship

Or

$725 single occupancy for just two nights including

* Two nights at Holland House hotel

* half day island tour
* transfer to ship

 

SO DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO ENJOY THIS MOST UNIQUE AND EXCITING NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY SAILING ADVENTURE.
SPACE IS VERY LIMITED AND WILL SELL OUT FAST!

BOOK ME A SPACE ON THIS TRIP

 

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