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97 Star Clippers Royal Clipper Cruise Reviews


Heather Sk avatar

Heather Sk

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Superb crew and wonderful sailing experience

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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Smilingvillager

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Great sailing/cruise adventure

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Off2seeAlaska

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Italian Adventure

We had such an amazing trip aboard the Royal Clipper! We traveled last year to Greece on Star Flyer, and immediately booked our this trip upon return. We are so happy that we did! The ship was beautiful, and ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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ElandMar

6 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Highlights and disappointments

We are experienced cruisers in our late 60's and decided to try something different. We loved the itinerary of this particular cruise, going to ports that are not usually visited by big cruise ships, apart from ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Smilingvillager

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Incredible Sailing Adventure

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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elklemi

12 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

TIme to try Royal Clipper

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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buckdance50

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Sailing Eastern Caribbean

We are sailors, and Star Clipper actually spends some time under sail - we were told about 25% on our cruise. Some 'sailing' cruise ships use their sails only for photo-ops.The ship was tidy and squared away, the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Ron Hayward

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Sailing Vessel

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. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Richard2240

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Beautiful sailing

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Timmla

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nothing is quite like sailing on a big clipper ship!

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Yturb

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

It was our hearts desire to sail on the Royal Clipper after seeing her come into view at Rodney Bay when we were staying in St Lucia some years ago. We love cruising and the luxury of visiting interesting and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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seaproponent

8 Reviews Written

62 Helpful Votes

Not Quite Our Cup of Tea

Overall, this voyage was disappointing relative to our expectations. Pros: - The cabin, with a small balcony was very pleasant, and had excellent service. - Sleeping on a sailing ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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pljonesey

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

2nd time on the Royal Clipper and still great

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Shrimper49

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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rjbcooper65

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Our greatest adventure

Having been fortunate enough to sail on the Royal Clipper several times both in the Mediterranean and Caribbean we felt it would be fun to do the Atlantic Crossing. Utterly brilliant from boarding to disembarkation. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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karinanne

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Perfect cruise for exploring interesting places

I chose this cruise (Royal Clipper to The Grenadines) to "get away from it all" and celebrate my 60th birthday, after having had a pretty awful year last year. We're not "cruising people", but I love being on ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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bdellaposta

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Amalfi Coast and Sicily Cruise

My family and friends took this trip to celebrate our 50th, 53rd, and 75th birthdays. The ship was wonderful. The staff were amazing. Prices for the bar were very reasonable. The ports were really beautiful and ...
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Sail Date September 2018


beth555 avatar

beth555

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great trip with some minor improvements needed

We have sailed a number of lines including Princess,Disney,Norwegian, Costa,Silversea and Celebrity which is the one we sailed most of the time. We were looking forward to this trip as it was a true sailing ship.We ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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parisistack

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Superb Sail & Destination Experience - mediocre food and uncomfortable sleeping

First of all - the trip was on 5/5/18 French Riviera - Portofino & Monaco Timing & destinations were reason for the choice. Also size - though we prefer small yachts - this was a whole different adventure & ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Barfootslow

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Magical birthday celebration

We spent three days in Barbados prior to boarding the Royal Clipper for our cruise around the Windward Islands. Our first ever cruise so we decided to do it in style. Some confusion initially on arrival at the ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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alibebe

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

What a bizarre experience

Recommended by family contact who works in the travel industry . We hate the idea of those monster cruise ships and the Royal Clipper with around 200 passengers was the biggest we had ever been on . It suited us ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Royaloak01

3 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Fantastic!

Second cruise on the Royal Clipper (first was 5 years ago) and, if anything, better than the first. A truly magnicent jewel of the sea! Embarkation at Bridgetown , following an overnight stay at the Sugar Cane ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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worldtraveller3023

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

We had an excellent time

We heard from other people how nice it was and we dislike the idea of cruises with thousands on one ship. We wanted something more intimate and that is what we got. Most things were great. The only thing we need to ...
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Sail Date February 2018


pgcally avatar

pgcally

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

NOT YOUR USUAL CRUISE!

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 an hour before 4.00pm ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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AmandaBVT

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Best Trip Ever

We chose this cruise because we were kind of "burnt out" on the big ship cruises. The idea of sailing - really sailing - as well as a smaller group of passengers (175) was really appealing to us. The food was ...
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Sail Date January 2018


Royal Clipper Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.04.2
Entertainment3.03.2
Public Rooms4.04.5
Fitness Recreation2.03.4
Family1.01
Enrichment2.03.5
Service4.04.7
Value For Money4.04
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