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Royal Clipper
Royal Clipper
Member Name: navybt
Cruise Date: March 2006
Embarkation: Barbados
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Cabin Category: 3
Cabin Number: 118
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money Not Rated
Rates 4.0
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We selected the cruise for the Windward Islands because of the unique island ports and the character of the sailing ship. The ship was recommended by several others that had been on this ship before as well as the travel agent.

There was very simple and quick boarding as well as disembarkation. The lines are short as there are about only 225 passengers. The crew of the ship are the staff of the ship that will be working on the cruise.

The cabin was adequate in size and very well appointed. There was a marble bath with stand up shower. There is only a curtain and very small half inch threshold separating the shower from the rest of the bath. It was comparable to the baths on other cruises that we have taken unless you get an upgraded cabin. The television and DVD player in the cabin was great to provide entertainment if one wanted to avoid too much sun or wanted to be alone with a partner.

The public areas of this ship are nautical, but also elegant. There is much dark wood and brass colors and carpet throughout. The outside decks are very much like a working ship. There was sail repairs going on and normal upkeep maintenance all around. This was good to see and showed the concern of the crew for the ship.

The dining was buffet for breakfast and lunch. As reported by others, the variety and amount of food available was sure to please everyone. There was a pasta station one lunch and a roasted pig in that location the next. There was afternoon snacks that was more like buffet meals, although with a smaller variety. The after dinner dessert buffet was a great highlight of the evening for most of the passengers. This was served upstairs in the Piano Bar and was better in my opinion than any dessert served in a dinning room on other cruises.

The staff and crew could not have made us feel more welcome or gone farther to accommodate the passengers. There were enough activities on board to ensure there was no boredom, but not too much to prevent a relaxing vacation similar to a beach or sailing vacation.

I would recommend this ship for anyone that is not expecting the big ship experience but is eager to meet others on the cruise and experience a sailing vessel. There is the sound of the water against the lower deck staterooms and there is more movement than large ships. This was never to a point that was excessive or obtrusive.








Publication Date: 04/15/06
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