Does seven nights aboard a five-masted schooner sound like a fun adventure to you? What if it has all the same luxurious accommodations and amenities as any other modern cruise ship? Star Clippers Cruise Line’s Star Flyer sails every other week out of Philipsburg, St. Maarten, visiting nine ports or anchorages throughout the British Virgin Islands. She’s a 360′ (110M) clipper ship with room for only 170 passengers and a crew of 72. Imagine sailing the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean aboard a modern tall ship.
I’ve been asked by Star Clippers to be a guest speaker aboard, give four 45-minute presentations during this cruise, talking about writing and publishing. So, if you’re a writer, you can actually expense this trip as research. I’ll be available throughout the cruise to answer questions, but plan to withhold a few hours each day for my wife and I to enjoy the passage.
So, what do the accommodations aboard a sailing vessel look like? Not all that dissimilar from any other cruise ship, really. Cabins have a private head and shower, some even have balconies where you can sip coffee and watch the sun rise over the Atlantic, or a sunset cocktail and watch it go down over the Caribbean. Prices range from $1715 to $3655 per person, depending on cabin type. That high end one is the owner’s stateroom and there’s only one of those.
Dining is 5-Star luxurious, but shorts and flip-flops are the norm. Relax on the sun deck or in the pool, as this incredible sailing vessel takes us to some of the places in my books. Walk the same Norman Island beach Jesse landed in Rising Water, sit at the same table he shared with John Wilson where the Onayans first appeared on their radar. We’ll anchor close to where Jesse saw Savannah with another man, after chasing her across the ocean. This will be the adventure of a lifetime.
To reserve your cabin please contact my travel coordinator, Susan Cook, by clicking here: SAILING WITH WAYNE STINNETT