Star Clippers Building Fourth Sail Ship
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Star Clippers is building a new five-masted sailing ship that will enter service in mid-2017, according to press reports from Europe.
The ship will accommodate 300 passengers in 150 cabins and will have four bars, three swimming pools, a dining room, a library, a watersports platform, and a spa and salon, according to a story by Tom Edwards in The Telegraph.
The article said the new vessel will be based on the France II, a merchant ship built in 1911 in Bordeaux, France.
The European press reports said the news was announced in Monaco by Star Clippers owner Mikael Krafft, who has scheduled a virtual press conference for May 27 with U.S.-based travel media “to announce exciting news” about the company.
Star Clippers currently operates three sailing ships — the 227-passenger Royal Clipper and the 170-passenger Star Flyer and Star Clipper. The ships have billowing white sails, brass and teak accents, a blue-and-gold nautical décor and a casual elegant ambience.
The ships operate in the Caribbean, Costa Rica and the Mediterranean, but also announced it will return to Southeast Asia for a winter season from Phuket, Thailand, The Telegraph reported.
Star Clippers has a sales and reservations office in Miami for the U.S., Canada and Latin America.
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