Star Clippers Cruise Reviews

Ladder in the Owner's Cabin to be used with the skylight for emergency evacuation.
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Owner's Cabin - the red boxes on the left are a "break glass for key" method to get into the room in case the emergency escape needs to be used.
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Owner's Cabin bathroom sink.
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Owner's Cabin bathroom, with bathtub "shower" that you can only stand in if you're shorter than 4'9", and a 31" (3 foot) drop from the bathtub edge to the floor.
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Aair conditioning issues

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Royal Clipper

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AGSutcliffe
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have always fancied travelling on this ship and were very excited when we managed to book a balcony cabin for the eastbound transatlantic sailing. The ship and cabin was everything we expected apart from our cabin being at the end of the line for air conditioning. This meant it was subject to outside temperature, sea temperature and demand from other cabins. The cabin itself was a lovely layout ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Repositioning cruise - sailed the Med

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Star Flyer

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Wkenned1313
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I loved the idea of real sailing and always wanted to see the smaller ports in the Med, so when I saw that on reposition one could travel the entire width of the Med (Turkey to Caneries), I signed up for the whole 35 days. Even with the single supplement, the price was quite reasonable; the accommodations, food and service excellent. Sailing into the small ports was as nostalgic and ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


Amazing experience... IF

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Star Flyer

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FredT
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My wife and I have always loved the "small ship" experience, and have no need to be entertained, so this was a perfect fit for us. BUT, if you need nightly entertainment, want to dine alone at a table, don't like international crowds, (I would say 60% of the passangers NOT from the USA) or are prone to seasickness, this is NOT the cruise for you. If you remember that this is first and formost ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


Interesting experience - but you have to take the good with the bad

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Star Flyer

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BethanieKay
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Although I'm a veteran cruiser (more than 19 cruises at this point), this was my first experience on a Star Clippers ship. Sailing on this type of a ship offers a unique cruise experience, and in my opinion has the following pros and cons: PROS: • The Star Flyer has a passenger capacity of 170 max, but we had 155 on our sailing with all rooms occupied but one. This low passenger count ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


Enjoyed it

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Royal Clipper

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Justanothertraveller
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We’ve done a couple of “big ship” cruises and we decided they weren’t for us; too many people basically. We decided to give the Royal Clipper a try. For us, this turned out to be a good experience. If you want a casino, cabaret shows, dressing for dinner and so on then the Clippers probably won’t be your thing. If you prefer a more informal experience then yes! It’s probably not best suited ...
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Sail Date: July 2023


Wonderful journey

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Star Flyer

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Frizzy
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We really loved the sailing element of this Mediterranean cruise, and the feel of being on a small ship. The sails were up most of the time, although I’m not sure how much of our journey was carried out under pure sail rather than ‘motor-sailing’, because of course they do have to keep to schedule. Star Flyer is a beautiful, elegant ship – lots of brass and varnished wood, and neatly coiled ...
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Sail Date: April 2023


7 days is not enough

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Royal Clipper

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FloaterJad
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Though I am not sure I could withstand more - my wife and sister in law and local friends were all set on going and my knee was shot. And the ship had stairs (ladders in nuatical terms) but no elevators. And I use a cane. Not good. Hoofed it to a colleague who shot me up with enough cortisone and marcaine to make me think I was 21 again and away we went. I knew I would pay for it but the other ...
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Sail Date: March 2023

Traveled with disabled person


An unforgettable voyage

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Royal Clipper

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JeanKC
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We have done a couple of cruises on the big ships but wanted something different and we sure did get it with this trip. The Royal Clipper is a sailing ship and we made our way through the Eastern Caribbean region under sail for the entire week. That is not something which you get to do every day. We loved every minute of it. The food - The food was amazing. Breakfast and lunch were buffet ...
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Sail Date: February 2023


Poorly planned (no planning at all) shore excursions

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on Royal Clipper

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fdaviess
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

So the “sail always” were nice especially because this is a full rigged clipper ship, rigging took quite awhile and the amount of canvass was impressive. After a few departures this got kind of old and as far as I could determine the ship mostly relied on the engines for propulsion as is the case with other “sailing ships”, it’s mostly for the visual effects. The traditional wood and fittings ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


Wonderful, Intimate, Small Ship Experience

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on Royal Clipper

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urnojfk
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our first time on Star Clippers – a choice we made due to the interesting small port itinerary not typical of larger cruise ships and the fact that it was a working tall ship with a small complement of passengers. The Royal Clipper is hand’s down a fun and dramatic ship to sail on. The fact that they raise the staysails with each port departure and play Vangelis’ Conquest of Paradise ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


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