A Medditeranean Odyssey: Royal Clipper Cruise Review by tim yeoman
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A Medditeranean Odyssey
Sailing out of Venice down the Grand Canal to the sounds of The Conquest of Paradise by Vangellis taken from the soundtrack of the film Vangellis 1492 was itself a memorable experience conjuring up all sorts of emotions within the passengers.
From thereon a journey of a lifetime saw us sailing to various destinations in the Istrian Peninsular, More Croatia, Montenegro, Italy, Scicily, Capri, and Sorrento eventually arriving in Rome. During the sail we raced the sister ship Star Clipper in the Med for 2 hrs with 42 sails against her 8, no contest really but nevertheless exciting. Travelling up the Kotor fiord whilst climbing the rigging to the first cows nest - brilliant.
The ship does roll with a swell if about 2 metres but normally nothing that upsets you. This is not a ship for the disabled however as it is all stairs, obstructions such as ropes and sail mending but you are on a real ship as opposed to those large, sterilised containers called cruise ships.
Captain Sergiey Utitsyn and his crew are to be congratulated on their provision to their guests. Less
Cabin review: 307
A beautifully appointed cabin with private balcony that has open views. Some have lifeboats/tenders suspended above but all have unobstructed views. There is no deck outside the cabin balcony so privacy is guaranteed.