This week I have the pleasure of introducing the Star of India.
Having personally been to India last year, I have to say I am a huge fan of anything remotely connected to the intoxicating and enticing country I now consider one of my favorites.
She enchants me with her colors, smells, multitude of languages and peoples, rich history, and spices. Something about India calls to my heart and bids me come stay for a while.
I imagine the allure was somewhat similar for sailors headed to India on the Star back in her merchant days.
The Star served as a merchant ship between Britain and India between 1864 and 1871. She embarked on multiple voyages to Calcutta, the city I called home for a month last June, and still sails today!
Later she sailed around the world 21 times as an emigrant ship between Britain and New Zealand.
I would describe the Star of India as enticing, mysterious, and adventurous. Were she my friend, we would chat for hours about journeys taken and yet to be experienced. She holds many secrets, just like her namesake.
Today we invite guests to visit or rent out the Star of India for parties, weddings, dinners, and private events. She can hold 600 people and has multiple decks that can be decorated and explored.
Join the adventure and experience for yourself the world’s oldest active sailing ship.