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56 Star Clippers Royal Clipper Cruise Reviews

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Ray53H
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
Looking for a unusual island hopping experience in the Aegean and stumbled across the stunningly beautiful Royal Clipper. The holiday was arranged through travel who arranged flights to Athens and from Istanbul. Because of the situation ... Read more
HappyTraveler10
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
6 forum posts
34 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I initially planned to be onboard for one week for the cruise to the Windward Islands. I have been on many regular cruises, and I have been on sailing vacations on 50 - 60 foot yachts. This was completely different from either. What a ... Read more
Chalky9
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 helpful votes
We sailed on Royal Clipper from Venice to visit the Dalmation coast. Following a day at sea we visited Kotor, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Rovinj and Piran before returning to Venice. Leaving Venice on a ship such as this, especially as the sun is ... Read more
watercolourpainter
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Embarkation was fairly smooth. We managed to get an upgrade to a deluxe cabin, which was lucky as we were late bookers. We found the welcome tedious as the girl repeated everything in four languages. The cabin was fine with a shower ... Read more
fortyniner49
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
As this was our fourth cruise with Star Clippers it would seem obvious we were fans of this line. Unfortunately this latest experience will not encourage us to return. Yes Royal Clipper is starting to show her age but the actual sailing ... Read more
travelbee77
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
good: - excellent service of the stuarts and very friendly service people - very friendly and urbanity Capt'n and Officers poor to absolutely inaceptable: Ship & interieur & equipment is 15 years old with year round ... Read more
Trishmc170
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Ship was contracted out so majority of passengers were from UK. The embarkation could have been a better experience as it was very hot and we didn't see the drinks on offer in tent until it was too late. Once om board the queuing and ... Read more
N410MP
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
This was our first clothing optional cruise, but definitely not our last. The boat was full of nothing but cheerful people. I guess it's hard to be crabby when your not wearing pants! This was truly a clothing OPTIONAL cruise. Most ... Read more
Mimi A
Member Since 2009
12 reviews
363 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I had done extensive research on the Star Clipper website, YouTube, and Cruise Critic prior to deciding on the Royal Clipper Grenadine Islands itinerary as my husband was looking to visit smaller ports not available on the regular cruise ... Read more
briankaret
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Have never sailed on a ship like this. Have been on much larger cruises and smaller sailing ships. The Royal Clipper was just fabulous. The cabins are very nice ( ours was grade 3 with a nice bathroom and shower, TV, good hairdryer and ... Read more
Hpmg87a@aol.com
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
5th time traveling with an old friendy crew. While the ship holds 220 we only had 155 guests on board with a crew of 110. On this ship you are special, as other cruise ship passengers photograph the majesty of this ship. But being the ... Read more
Tam88
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
First the good stuff: The service staff (waiters and barmen) were consistently excellent. The sailing experience was great especially when you could see the spectacular stars at night. The food was surprisingly good given the galley ... Read more
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cflight@sympatico.ca
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
It was a different way to cruise the Caribbean. Just the sight of all the sails flying above the ship peaked our interest in going on this unique type of vessel. We had cruised about 15 times prior on the typical cruise ships (Carnival, ... Read more
cflight@sympatico.ca
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
It was a different way to cruise the Caribbean. Just the sight of all the sails flying above the ship peaked our interest in going on this unique type of vessel. We had cruised about 15 times prior on the typical cruise ships (Carnival, ... Read more
Fog1212
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our sixth Star Clipper cruise but the first that included our grown kids, their spouses and our grandchildren. Every minute of every day was wonderful. The kids had a great time. The crew went to great lengths to make sure the ... Read more
msred2570
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
I'm ordering photos online to make Christmas gifts and am reliving the experience all over again. I've been on a few cruises, mainly as a child with my grandparents on big cruise lines (Alaska and Hawaii). My family likes to travel and we ... Read more
pimento!@#$
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
The best part of the cruise was the fabulous staff. The food and the staff were wonderful. I thought we were in trouble when check was a terrible experience. All other ships had signs and staff to organize the incoming passengers. Star ... Read more
tim yeoman
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
Boarding the Royal Clipper in Venice, we knew we were in for a voyage of a lifetime, such a magnificent sailing ship with its 5 masts standing tall and erect. Champagne to welcome us as we made our way to our cabin on level 3. If you can ... Read more
ToTravelIsToLive
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
In booking our cruise aboard the Royal Clipper, I searched for any family reviews and found very few, prompting this review. Our cruising family including myself and DH, 2 girls ages 8 and 10 (turned 11 aboard the ship), parents (mid 60's, ... Read more
MikeyMike2014
Member Since 2014
1 review
It is important to remember that this is not a cruise ship, but a superbly equipped five-masted yacht, albeit a rather bigger yacht than one might expect to find. We sailed from Barbados at 10pm, when it was dark. The sky was clear with ... Read more
proyle
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Just back from a week onboard the Royal Clipper, a 5 masted square rigged sailing ship [ apparently the largest in the world ]. It was an amazing experience to be on deck when the sails were unfurled each evening to the background sound of ... Read more
pattywhack
Member Since 2014
1 review
We were excited about going to ports of call that the big cruise lines couldn't. Who wants to compete with 2000+ people at each stop. The lines to get off/on the big cruisers are much longer than on this @200 person clipper. The ports ... Read more
Laid back Josie
Member Since 2013
1 review
7 forum posts
It has been a little over a month since our return and I just keep telling people about our cruise. We had an amazing time on our cruise. My husband and I will never cruise on a large ship again. The experience on a clipper ship is so ... Read more
HeatherF
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
I can’t stop thinking about my wonderful holiday aboard the Royal Clipper in the Grenadines. I have travelled a lot, but this ranks as one of the best holidays ever. The ship is beautiful with its mahogany and brass, and the cabins ... Read more
Island timers
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for our sixtieth birthday celebration because we enjoy sailing and because we love the Grenadines. We are not experienced cruisers having only cruised once before with NCL and we didn't warm to that style of ... Read more

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