Great fun and excellent itinerary: Royal Clipper Cruise Review by morrfran
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Great fun and excellent itinerary
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
Embarkation was slower than I'd expect on that size vessel. The staff were overall helpful, particularly the purser who couldn't do enough for pax. Bought their wifi option and it was worth it at 20 Euro for 3 hours.
The raising of sails is a real treat--though the weather wasn't condusive to having a lot of sail up a lot of the time. The 'entertainment' More was not particularly to my taste--I could have done without the goofy 'pirate night'. But you don't go on this ship for entertainment.
The atrium extends through two decks, topped by the bottom of the sun deck swimming pool--disconcerting to see bodies bobbing about above you. Restaurant well laid out with very good dinners and an excellent lunch buffet.
If you are looking for something other than the standard 'big ship' experience, this may be for you. Cabins small--I did fine but was travelling solo. I can see that two people would have had to be organized.
The climbing the mast experience was great fun--what a view from up there! Less
Cabin review: 05239
Small but well laid out and very comfortable. Double bed against one wall--ok for me as solo but overall size and layout would require some organization for a oouple. Adequate storage and very nice bathroom. Very quiet. Two port holes. DVD option was a plus.
Port and Shore Excursions
Seemed like a training cruise
Overall a great experience