Support for St. Maarten's recovery
'Tourism plays a crucial role in the Caribbean’s economy, and we’re encouraged by the reports that St. Maarten, as well as so many of the islands affected by last year’s hurricane season, are well on the road to recovery,' said Mirell Reyes, president of Star Clippers America. 'We’ve planned a full season of sailing out of St. Maarten to show our support for the island’s economic recovery as well as to educate travelers that these islands are open and ready to receive visitors.'
Itineraries of seven, 11 and 14 nights will offer an array of experiences aboard one of the world’s largest traditional clipper ships.
Star Clippers’ upcoming sailing season—from December 2018 through March 2019—offers 37 departures ranging from seven to 14 nights. Royal Clipper and Star Flyer will call at multiple islands that were affected in last year’s storms, including St. Maarten, Dominica, St. Kitts, Guadeloupe, St. Barts and Anguilla.
Free hotel stays, no single supplement on select cruises
Several offers are available. These include free two-night hotel stays plus breakfast and transfers in Barbados or St. Maarten on select 2018 and 2019 departures.
Travelers booking select 11-night Montego Bay to Barbados and seven-night Windward and Grenadine Islands itineraries will get two free nights at the Accra Beach Hotel & Spa, a full service resort in Christchurch, Barbados. Those booking select 14-night Panama and seven-night Treasure and Leeward Islands sailings will receive a two-night stay at the Holland House beach hotel in downtown Philipsburg, St. Maarten.
For solo travelers, the single supplement is waived on select cruises aboard Star Flyer and Royal Clipper between December and March.
The line's new Flying Clipper is scheduled to debut late this year.