Royal Clipper Cruise Review by Farmboy15: Good but Great
Member Since 2012
Good but Great
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 is any need to have a beach stop every day, even we did make a beach stop most of the beaches were just that, beaches with little or no shade or anything to do, what is the point,
Staff and crew were in the main excellent with very few exceptions, the one exception being the cruise director Renate, she had to re-arrange the shore excursions one day,resulting in a change of time for one we had booked, this was originally horse riding through a plantation in the morning, which was changed to the afternoon and we decided we did not want the sun on our backs when it was at its height. When we spoke to Renate she was rude and defensive saying we had to go as we had booked it, she finally accepted our reasons for cancelling but not util quite a More bit of discussion, on this occasion she was outright rude, but at other times, especially when things were going well she was fine
Our cruise was fully booked and somewhat spoiled buy a large group of Americans on a tour of some-kind from BoatUS, most were loud and drunk way too much,
As expected our cabin was small(tiny actually) cabins 101-104 are sold as double cabins in reality they are more like single cabins, true they have a double bed but in order to fit them in the cabin they have a corner cut of the bottom of the bed making it a strange shape and not easy to get comfy
Overall an enjoyable experience but not sure I would do it again Less
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