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Royal Clipper Review

4.0 / 5.0
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How the mighty have fallen

Review for Royal Clipper to the Eastern Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2015

First the good stuff:

The service staff (waiters and barmen) were consistently excellent. The sailing experience was great especially when you could see the spectacular stars at night. The food was surprisingly good given the galley conditions and a difficult dining room but the second week was a repeat of the first and while the quality was the same it got a little repetitive, on balance no more than adequate.

It is obvious that The Royal Clipper is in the throes of extensive cost cutting the general condition of the ship showed signs of lack of maintenance, staff uniforms often tatty, the sun loungers were dirty, paint stained and often broken and just to show how bad it was they frequently reused cardboard beer coasters. Staff member comments confirmed this. Apparently the ship is going into dry dock soon and the planning for important repairs has been cut back extensively. Either the Star Clipper company is in deep financial trouble or they are attempting to dress up the P&L accounts for a sale.

Cabin Review

Cabin Standard

Cabin as we expected, cramped but adequate. Similar to the Star Flyer.

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