Star Clippers to return to Southeast Asia


Star Clippers has announced that it will be sailing in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore from December 2016 to April 2017. This marks the line’s first return to Southeast Asia since 2010.

The 170-passenger tall ship Star Clipper will homeport in Phuket, Thailand and operate two seven-night itineraries. The northbound itinerary will visit Ko Surin National Marine Park, the Similan Islands, the uninhabited island of Ko Rok Nok, Langkawi in Malaysia, Ko Kradan and Phang Nga Bay. The southbound itinerary calls at Ko Butang, Penang in Malaysia, Ko Adang, Ko Rok Nok, Phang Nga Bay and the Similan Islands. There will also be seven departures over the season that either begin or end in Singapore.

Mikael Krafft, Owner and President of Star Clippers said “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.”

The 2016/2017 program goes on sale in June.