Borneo Eastbound

Overview

Borneo Eastbound

Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels. Visiting intimate ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and offering passengers the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht, Star Clippers is recognised as one of the premier speciality cruise lines.

Passengers can enjoy the romance of sailing on board a true tall ship in a relaxed atmosphere with high standards of service provided by an attentive crew. All three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, a convivial Tropical Bar and a comfortable piano bar.

What's Included:

  • Return overnight flights from Bristol
  • 1-night pre-cruise stay at Park Hotel Clarke Quay Singapore
  • 10-nights full board sailing with Star Clipper
  • 2-nights post cruise stay at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Kota Kinabalu
  • Non-UK transfers and port charges

Hand Picked By

Meg Gardiner

The unique atmosphere and service that I experienced on board made me realise why these cruises are so popular.

Meg Gardiner

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 7th May 2020
  • Duration: 13 nights
  • Highlights: Passengers can enjoy the romance of sailing on board a true tall ship in a relaxed atmosphere with high standards of service provided by an attentive crew.

Ship Overview

Star Clipper

Star Clipper and her sister, Star Flyer, are both stars of the sea. They glide through the water like graceful swan, sitting proudly atop the rolling waves.

They're both four-masted ships (as opposed to five) and are surprisingly taller than Royal Clipper. They are both just 360 feet long and each carry only 170 guests in pampered comfort.

Star Clipper is a true clipper ship, reflecting her proud heritage in every inch of the polished brass and gleaming brightwork that graces her decks. Upon jumping aboard this striking vessel, you’ll be greeted by a new generation of sailing culture. The grand traditions of the past, which characterise what sailing is all about, exist alongside the comforts and amenities found on the contemporary and modern cruise liners of today.

Although traditional, Star Clipper is a modern ship through and through. She welcomes luxury-loving passengers from all over the world who hold the legacy and customs of the grand era close to their hearts yet yearn for a new and exciting adventure.

Star Clipper Profile

  • Tonnage: 2,298
  • Length: 360 feet
  • Beam: 50 feet
  • Draft: 18.5 feet
  • Sail Area: 36,000 Square feet
  • Mast Height: 226 feet
  • Total Staff: 74
  • Passengers: 170
  • Masts: 4 Masts, 16 Sails

Star Clipper Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Singapore

Singapore is a city dedicated to business. The spires of its skyscrapers look like a big bar graph pointing to the sky. It is incredibly clean and crime is virtually unknown. But amid this obsessive neatness is a madly chaotic welter of peoples and cultures, drawn to Singapore in pursuit of the almighty Singapore dollar. Get a taste of colonial Singapore at Raffles, where the Singapore Sling was invented, Emerald Hill, with its charming pavilioned pre-war homes, the Victorian botanic garden and the green lawns of the Padang Cricket Club. And lest you forget, be sure to visit Orchard Road for non-stop shopping.

Day 2 & 3: At Sea

Day 4 & 5: Kuching

Kuching's historic waterfront is the perfect place to take a sunset stroll. The one-mile long promenade follows the Sarawak river. At the end you will find the 19th-century Old Court House which has been converted into a center of culture. Today the various court buildings host exhibitions, theatre, poetry reading and live music. Parallel to the waterfront are numerous coffee shops, street food stalls and shops selling tribal handicrafts.

Day 6: At Sea

Day 7: Bintulu/Tanjung Kidurong, Malaysia

Bintulu was formally a fishing village but following the discovery of large reserves of natural gas offshore in 1969 it has developed significantly and plans to be a fully industrialised city by 2020. Due to the expat population the area has plenty of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Worthy of a visit is Taman Tumbina, a zoo which houses crocodiles and pythons. Most visitors enter the park for jungle-trekking or hill climbing. The beautiful scenery of the South China Sea awaits people who climb to the top of the hill!

Day 8: Miri, Malaysia

Miri, the second largest city in Sarawak, is the main tourist gateway for numerous wildlife attractions, including Niah National Park with it's fantastic caves and waterfalls. It is also known as a shoppers paradise and has many noteworthy shopping malls. Some interesting sites within and directly around Miri are the Unity Tower, Pustaka Miri, Petroleum Museum, views over Miri city from the top of Capital Hill, the San Ching Tian Temple and the Esplanade Beach at Luak Bay.

Day 9: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan formally known as Brunei Town is the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. It is host to the biggest water village in the world as well as Omar Ali Salifuddien Mosque. Which is known as one of the most peaceful and calm mosques in the world. It has a beautiful gleaming gold dome and is surrounded by colourful floral gardens. A long winding bridge leads from the mosque to a lagoon where you will have a spectacular view of the water village.

Day 10: Pulau Tiga, Malaysia

Tiga Island is one of a group of small uninhabited islands in Kimanis Bay off the western coast of Sabah, Malaysia. The islands were formed on 21 September 1897, when an earthquake on Mindanao caused a volcanic eruption near Borneo. There’s plenty to see and do here: spend the sunny days swimming or snorkeling in its surrounding clear waters or go kayaking. Divers can explore its underwater treasures. Pulau Tiga is also famous for its therapeutic natural volcanic mud.

Day 11: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu or KK as it is often called is located on the island of Borneo. It boasts stunning firey sunsets, a budding arts and music scene and rich culinary offerings which span from street food to fine dining. It is also home to Kinabalu National Park which is where Mount Kinabalu stands at 13,400 feet, Malaysia's tallest peak and a mecca for climbers, jungle trekers and campers. There are numerous cultural tours, water based tours and wildlife tours on offer in the area.

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 7th May 2020
  • Duration: 13 nights
  • Highlights: Passengers can enjoy the romance of sailing on board a true tall ship in a relaxed atmosphere with high standards of service provided by an attentive crew.

Cabin and Fares

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Inside

Average size 10 sq m

Your ship's accommodations are thoughtfully designed, featuring: private bathrooms, air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveler has come to expect.

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View Cabin

Inside

Average size 10 sq m

Your ship's accommodations are thoughtfully designed, featuring: private bathrooms, air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveler has come to expect.

Enquire Now