Star Clippers’ five-masted, full-rigged 439-foot Royal Clipper looks like an old-fashioned sailing ship. Tucked inside are modern navigation systems, upscale accommodations and amenities, such as three swimming pools and supervised mast-climbing. The spa, health club and other areas of the ship’s Captain Nemo Lounge even have underwater glass portholes.

When Star Clippers’ Flying Clipper, debuts in Fall 2018, “It will feature an 18-foot-deep dive pool spanning spans the depth of two decks, with glass sides so passengers are able to watch the divers in the water,” says Colleen McDaniel, Senior Executive Editor of, “And the ship will offer diving course with the ship’s Dive Master and with local instructors in various ports.”

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