Pampering a well-traveled clientele and bringing to mind romance on the high seas and derring-do is Star Clippers, whose three nautical beauties embody the heritage and traditions of the storied clipper ships of centuries ago.
The 170-passenger Star Clipper and Star Flyer and the 228-passenger Royal Clipper cut a striking figure as they sally forth with sails unfurled. Climb the mast (with safety harness provided) to one of the passenger lookout crows-nests for the grandest view of all.
Get to know everyone onboard during open-seating dining. Sink into a couch in the Edwardian-style library where a Belle Époque fireplace glows with warmth. Listen to the thrumming of “Conquest of Paradise,” the Wagnerian music from the movie, “1492,” that accompanies the sails as they inch dramatically up the masts with each port departure. www.StarClippers.com