• Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Deals
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • News
  • Cruise Tips

Royal Clipper Review

A Medditeranean Odyssey

Review for the Mediterranean Cruise on Royal Clipper
tim yeoman
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Rating by category

Value for Money
Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Jul 2014

Boarding the Royal Clipper in Venice, we knew we were in for a voyage of a lifetime, such a magnificent sailing ship with its 5 masts standing tall and erect. Champagne to welcome us as we made our way to our cabin on level 3. If you can afford it get the best cabins which are on this deck as it gives you private balconies with chairs and table. The cabin was superbly fitted out and a bottle of champagne and petite fours awaited us while unpacking. The Lounge, Dining area, Library and Bar areas are superb. The staff were great and always willing to help and put on a smile. The food was excellent and you were never left wanting.

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, 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.

Cabin Review

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.

3 Helpful Votes
previous reviewnext review

Find a Royal Clipper Cruise from $910

Any Month
About UsCruise DestinationsFirst Time CruisersFind A Cruise

International Sites

© 1995—2023, The Independent Traveler, Inc.

  • Privacy and Cookies Statement

  • Terms of Use

  • Site Map