by Jessi Minneci | April 05, 2019

For planners considering at-sea incentive programs, the following are some nautically notable, brand new cruise ships for 2019 that are set to embark on their inaugural trips throughout the year. All feature participant-pleasing amenities wrapped up in an attractive floating package - and are sailing to some delightful destinations as a bonus. For details concerning meeting space, charters and specific itineraries, contact the respective cruise lines. 

Star Clippers

Star Clippers will debut its Flying Clipper in August. The ship will be the biggest and most ambitious yet for Star, carrying a maximum of 300 passengers and powered by 39,288 square feet of sail in addition to specially designed, fuel-efficient engines.

The vessel will have 150 cabins, including 34 balcony cabins and four owner's suites. Each room will feature: 

  • Full bathrooms
  • Décor reflecting the golden age of clipper ships - polished wood, brass and prints on the walls of vintage ships under sail
  • Plenty of storage

The onboard restaurant will span two decks with open-seating dining. The Flying Clipper  will set off on Mediterranean itineraries this summer. 

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