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Royal Clipper is an ideal ship for people who aren't big on cruising, but adore sailing. Billed as the world's largest full-rigged sailing ship (it's got a Guinness World Records certificate to prove it), this ...
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outriggerclub
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
From the moment you first walk up the gangway and the Captain welcomes you aboard you know this cruise is going to be different. The ship is something else, surely no more ropes are left for the rest of the world as this ship must have ... Read more
Farmboy15
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
In my opinion this ship made too many beach stops and spent nowhere near enough time at the towns we visited, it is ridiculous to have a 3-4 hour stop in at a town in the morning and then 4-5 hours on the beach, I really do not think there ... Read more
Celebrimbor
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Hello every one, We are a couple of 33 and 34years and we've done our first cruise on the Royal Clipper, the 26th January to 2nd february in the Grenadines islands. We do not regret the expensive ticket because the cruise has been ... Read more
doubletabby
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2012
We absolutely loved the ship - having sailed on big ones before. The atmosphere is very en famille, no silly entertainment or slot machines and you get to places the other big ships cannot get to. Sail Away is totally fabulous with all ... Read more
PAN513
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My online search last fall happen upon Star Clipper and everything about it fit what my wife and I wanted: size, region, ports and accommodations. After all is said and none we feel like we achieved our goal of "adventure in smaller ... Read more
Pavovsky
Member Since 2011
1 review
240 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
After reading some great reviews (especially from Budaman) for Royal Clipper nearly 12 months ago we decided to book the 10 day Christmas cruise from Barbados to the BVI's. Thanks to all for the advice given in the forums, the best of ... Read more
morrfran
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
90 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The experience was great. Passengers all Americans as it was a charter by Vantage Travel. Good mix of generally experienced travellers. Loved the open sun deck, including being able to stand around during port entries and departures, ... Read more
lrowe70
Member Since 2011
1 review
563 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2011
My husband and I are in our mid 30s and decided on Royal Clipper for our Honeymoon cruise. The ship was under capacity with only about 130 on board mostly Germans and Brits. Only about 20 Americans(which we are). Announcements were done in ... Read more
Eleanor Godwin
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We organized 5 couples for the trip of a lifetime aboard the Royal Clipper, the largest of the Star Clipper Cruise Line. When we first stepped onto this boat, we knew we were in for a treat. Everything about it was perfect - the entire ... Read more
Reddragon3
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2011
Royal Clipper was the perfect choice for our age (58/60) we could enjoy life on-deck, sunbathing, reading or just looking at the sea and surrounding islands. When the ship laid anchor off the island on the cruise itinerary we could manage ... Read more
SomethingBlue
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having spent the previous four months planning our honeymoon and dreaming about it every minute of every day, I was sure that the SPV Royal Clipper could not live up to my very high expectations. Three days later I still have a high (as ... Read more
cluso
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
532 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Air--Normally we do our own, however cruise air with Star Clippers (SC) was MUCH better even with the $100 pp custom air (3 days before and after cruise). Saved over a $1000 from what I was seeing. Official taxi voucher from Lisbon ... Read more
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CapeDory
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
REVIEW - MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE ABOARD THE ROYAL CLIPPER ROME TO VENICE A Little Information about Star Clippers Let me say right from the start that I am a big fan of the Star Clippers sailing experience. This cruise is our 5th on ... Read more
MIT72
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
There is no doubt that the ship is beautiful with gleaming wood everywhere. our category 3 cabin was very attractive. The main flaw in the bathroom design is that the shower curtain is too short, so that the floor of the bathroom is ... Read more
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Nannabelle
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2010
We flew to Barbados a day early so as not to miss the departure, had a reservation with the Pirates Cove Inn. That was a glorious experience. Everyone was so friendly and helpful.We were not able to board the ship until 4PM even tho' it ... Read more
Trawlerowner
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are senior citizens who also were sailors for about 40 years! We have sailed twice on the ROYAL CLIPPER - January 2005 & January 2010. We adore her! Best cruises we have ever had - no casinos, no kids on board just plain ... Read more
VTJohn
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our expectations were high as we left our comfortable Barbados hotel after four nights to join the Royal Clipper. We should have stayed in Barbados. Something seemed odd that we could only board a ship which had docked at 7am after 4pm, ... Read more
budaman
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
2,039 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It came & went so quickly, thankfully we have many pleasant memories and pictures to tide us over until our next adventure. Once again, Star Clipper's treated us to an excellent voyage......this time on the Royal Clipper as we sailed ... Read more
veindoc
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2009
Our 08 cruise to the Black Sea was not as much fun as previous trips and so when our niece announced he wedding in Croatia, we decided to see if we could cruise before the ceremony. We selected the cruise because the last port was close to ... Read more
mike@sea
Member Since 2003
15 reviews
463 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My May 9 - 16th sailing on the beautiful Royal Clipper was a dream vacation from start to finish. The ship, now 10 years old, looks as it was just being built. She shines and sparkles and ist one of the most beautiful ships I have ever ... Read more
jimh
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our March 2009 cruise on the SPV ROYAL CLIPPER was a delightful experience that exceeded our expectations. The ship is beautiful, the crew extremely friendly, professional, and helpful, and our fellow passengers were great and interesting ... Read more
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mikekauffman
Member Since 2001
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
INTRODUCTION My wife and I sailed on the January 17, 2009 voyage of the Royal Clipper round-trip from Barbados. This was our second cruise with Star Clippers, having also sailed on the Star Clipper in 2006. Our previous cruises were on ... Read more
Dr. Cocktail
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
576 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I sailed on Royal Clipper on her New Year's cruise with my partner and another couple. We are in our early 40's and this was our 46th cruise. Embarkation involved standing in line for an excruciating hour and a 10 minute walk to the ship ... Read more
Marcoottawa
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2008
Summary: My wife and I have cruised before in the Pacific and through the Caribbean. Our trips were on typical vessels of Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises. Although entirely satisfied with those, we wished to do something special ... Read more
casey
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Perhaps I should start by stating what this ship is not and who it's not for. It's not glitzy and full of neon, It does not have a casino or show lounge , no resident comedian or dancing girls,It's not Las vegas on the ocean in other ... Read more
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