The launch of the new 8,770 gross tonne tall ship for Star Clippers has been delayed. The new ship, Flying Clipper is being constructed at a shipyard in Croatia.
The 300-passenger Flying Clipper was originally due to enter service in summer 2017 but the delivery of the new ship has been delayed. The ship is now due for delivery during the first quarter of 2018.
The news was first reported by Cruise Industry News but we were also able to confirm this with Star Clippers, who said: “This is confirmed, the ship will now launch in first quarter of 2018.”
The new ship when launched will be the largest of its kind cruising the world’s oceans. The five-masted square-rigged ship will feature a range of on board amenities, which includes three swimming pools, water sports platform, atrium and restaurant which will offer open-seating. There will be a variety of on board accommodation, including 34 suites with balconies and four Owner’s Suites.