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Barbados Star Clippers Royal Clipper Cruise Reviews

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Still a thrill
"This was my third time on this cruise line and I still like it a lot. I like the small ship and the fact that it really sails.The ship never felt crowded, I could always find private space, except in the shade...."Read More
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amteraj

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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Superb crew and wonderful sailing experience

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Heather Sk

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the opportunity to travel in a sailing ship. It more than fulfilled our expectations, with the ship travelling under sail for much of the journey. The ship itself is beautifully furnished with wood panelling and brass fittings. The weather was fine throughout so we spent a lot of time on deck, but the public rooms were lovely and very relaxing. The ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Great sailing/cruise adventure

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Smilingvillager

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

We chose this cruise on the recommendation of friends. With only 200+ passengers, it was an exceptionally friendly/personal cruise among the passengers. Since there’s no elevators, there was no worry about being hit by electric wheelchairs or walkers. The food is outstanding and served 5 times each day Service by the waiters, cabin stewards, etc., was of highest quality The ports visited ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Still a thrill

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - All

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amteraj

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was my third time on this cruise line and I still like it a lot. I like the small ship and the fact that it really sails.The ship never felt crowded, I could always find private space, except in the shade. Shade was in short supply and the no saving seats policy did not seem to be enforced. Staff is excellent, always friendly and polite. I feel that the quality of the food has gone ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


TIme to try Royal Clipper

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - All

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elklemi

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I have been on Star Flyer twice and when the no solo supplement was offered last year I decided to try this larger ship knowing that the routine would be familiar. I am not a sailor but I think we all tire of the large cruise ships and the usual ports so getting in private small towns and beaches appealed to me. Once on board I found the large expanse of upper deck appealing with more shade ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Incredible Sailing Adventure

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Smilingvillager

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

If you like being herded on huge ships, this is not for you. If you enjoy dodging electric carts on board, this is not for you. If you want to be in a crowded theatre, this is not for you. If you like to pay extra to get the best dining selections, this is not for you. If you take youthful children and have someone entertain them, this is not for you. If you need to stop a large, overcrowded ports ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Beautiful Sailing Vessel

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - All

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Ron Hayward

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We stayed 3 nights at the Radisson Aquatica in Bridgetown before we boarded the Royal Clipper. This was a good way to acclimatized to the lovely warn weather as we have had a long cold winter in southern Ontario. The hotel was old and in need of some updates but the staff was wonderful. On Mar 2nd we boarded the Royal Clipper and were amazed by the efficient and quick check in procedure. we ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Beautiful sailing

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - All

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Richard2240

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We chose this ship as we are avid sailors, and if you want to sail in a tall ship, this is probably the best. However, this comes with some compromises that have to be accepted. The ship is small, at 4400 gross tonnes. It is a sailing ship so will heel gently to the wind and have a genteel motion. There are no elevators, no climbing walls, no casino, One restaurant and no constant tannoy ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


Nothing is quite like sailing on a big clipper ship!

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - All

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Timmla

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We had a great time on the Royal Clipper. The ship is beautiful, our cabin was very comfortable, the food was wonderful, and the crew very friendly and helpful. There's nothing quite like sailing on a clipper ship, you're closer to the ocean and you can really feel the sea. I will warn that if you tend toward sea sickness, this is probably not a great choice for you. We were in a deluxe cabin ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


2nd time on the Royal Clipper and still great

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - All

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pljonesey

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

This was a return visit for us. We did the Grenadines last year so went for the Windward's this time. We stayed for a week in Barbados before boarding, which we found to be better rather than rushing straight onto the boat. We stayed post cruise also. We arrived at the cruise port about 3.30pm and were onboard for 4.00pm straight to a welcome cocktail and the captain and crewe. we had to ...
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Sail Date: January 2019


Luxury Cruise for lovers of sailing and those who just want a great experience.

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - All

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Shrimper49

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We sailed on Royal Clipper before around the Windward Isles a few years ago after twice seeing the ship at anchor whilst on Caribbean holidays. After a great experience decided that the Grenadines would be even better. We usually visit smaller hotels in the Caribbean a couple of times a year and holidays on huge cruise liners are not for us. We do not sail at home and Royal Clipper is a sailing ...
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Sail Date: January 2019


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