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proyle
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2014
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
Leadbetter
Member Since 2010
1 review
4 forum posts
We recently sailed on the Royal Clipper on their Eastern Med cruise starting at Venice and finishing in Rome having visited Croatia, Montenegro, Sicily, Corfu and Capri, This was a truly wonderful experience and without a doubt the most ... Read more
outriggerclub
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
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
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
2 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
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
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
2 reviews
363 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
91 forum posts
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
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
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
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
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
608 forum posts
4 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
3 helpful votes
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
8 reviews
5 forum posts
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
1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes
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
3 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
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
1 helpful vote
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

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