Royal Clipper Cruise Review by Leadbetter: Royal Clipper - Eastern Med
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Royal Clipper - Eastern Med
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 unique experience I have had cruising.
It was a truly magical and our fellow passengers were the most interesting I have met on the 15 cruises I have been on before. The ports of call were excellent and the suite we had ( owners suite) was luxurious. The crew were friendly and most helpful and the food was excellent.
If you like to have others passengers who speak English then I would advise you to book through Riviera Travel as they charter several of the clippers ships throughout the year and sell them exclusively in the UK. Also if you book through Riviera they include quite a few of the excursions in the price so very good value and the couriers were excellent.
This cruise should not be compared with the huge gin palaces More on the sea it is very much more select and stylish so don't expect children running around and flash cabarets. The Royal Clipper has a library and a small spa and a couple of bars and cabins have a DVD and BBC World. It also has three plunge pools on the deck and a marina at the back where you can swim from and do water sports. It was a great experience travelling under sail and we had no turbulence at all throughout the entire cruise. If there is no wind it travels under engine power. Less
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Cabin review: Royal Clipper
The Owners Suite was very luxurious and large for a sailing ship. It has a separate bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with a whirlpool bath,WC and bidet. There is a large living room with a free bar, desk and a small second bathroom ( shower) and a spare double bed (raised). The owners suite has direct access to the rear deck and the marina. You can have your breakfast in the suite everyday if you wish at no extra costs. The are two TV/DVD"s one in the bedroom and one in the living room. There is a dining room table which can seat about 6 people should you wish to have a dinner party.
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