Guests Can Cruise Green on Saint Patrick’s Day and Beyond with Star Clippers

Star Clippers is putting a new twist on St. Patrick's Day 'wearing of the green,' by wearing its credentials as "World's Greenest Cruise" on its wind-powered tall ships.

Modelled after historic clipper ships, Star Clippers' three tall ships are green by design, sailing under wind power up to 80 percent of the time on any itinerary. When the ships need to navigate under engine power, they use only high-quality, low-sulfur gas oil, a low-emission fuel that earned the Star Flyer the world’s first International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate (with sister ships Royal Clipper and Star Clipper following soon after).

When it comes to the fleet’s carbon footprint, size matters, says the cruise line. Star Clippers’ ships carry a maximum of 227 passengers, which means minimal waste produced and less water consumed by passengers and shipboard operations. The size of the fleet also means the onboard recycling program and commitment to reducing single-use plastics delivers an outsized impact on each sailing.

In addition to earning seven World’s Greenest Cruise awards and receiving the world’s first International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate, Star Clippers was the first cruise line to be certified under the “Pura Vida Pledge” from the Costa Rican Tourism Board in recognition of the line’s eco-credentials.

For clients ready to book their green sailing, Star Clippers has a variety of special offers available including up to $400 onboard credit and prepaid gratuities on select Mediterranean sailings and $400 per person savings on select Costa Rica and Caribbean departures. All current Star Clippers specials can be accessed here.

For more than 25 years, Star Clippers has been introducing travelers to the thrill of modern tall-ship sailing to remote ports in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Central America. The company operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels: Star Clipper and Star Flyer are traditional clipper ships with modern amenities carrying 166 guests each, while the 227-guest Royal Clipper holds the Guinness World Record as the largest and only five-masted, fully-rigged sailing ship in service today. All three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools informal dining, convivial tropical bars on deck, and piano lounges.

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