Star Clippers is heading back to the Far East, the first time since 2010, operating the 170-passenger STAR CLIPPER in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore from December 2016 to April 2017. The ship will offer two seven-night Thailand itineraries, northbound and southbound, as well as seven departures that either begin or end in Singapore. Highlights include the many small islands and beautiful rocky outcroppings dotting the Andaman Sea off the coast of Thailand, including the Similan Islands, Ko Surin National Marine Park, and Phang Nga Bay, with beautiful beaches and many opportunities to snorkel, sunbath and enjoy water sports. Stops in Malaysia include Langkawi, known for its gorgeous beaches and lush rainforests, and Penang, a colonial gem with a lovely historical old town.
“We have been waiting a long time to resume these popular itineraries and are now returning to Southeast Asia to explore beaches, islands and anchorages not visited by any other cruise ship. We know from 15 years of past experience, when we based a ship in this region every winter, how popular these voyages are with nature-lovers and those who enjoy the sensation of sailing on a graceful tall ship in the tropics,” Star Clippers Owner Mikael Krafft recently said in a company press release.