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Star Clipper Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Vintage Magic

Review for Star Clipper to the Eastern Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Jan 2016
Cabin:
LUNCH ON THE OPEN DECK...
CLIMBING THE ROPE LADDER UP THE MAST...
AFT POOL - ALSO ONE FORWARD...
INTRODUCING THE CREW
DINING ROOM... BETWEEN MEALS
THE BATHS...EXCERSIONS...EXHAUSTING, NOT EASY
SEWING A SAIL DURING THE DAY...INTERESTING
ASIAN THEME LUNCH
VIEW FROM UP THE MAST...GREAT FUN...I DID IT AND IM 77

I wasn't sure if I would be any good on a sailing ship but wanted to see the smaller island in the Virgin Islands...I was thrilled by how well appointed Star Clipper is....It's a newish ship built in a style one used to see in films....Wonderful amenities when it came to dining, cocktail hours, two pools, comfortable cabins was a surprise yet basic.

The variety and quality of food was amazing partly because unlike mega ships the Clipper food is cooked fresh for each meal, Whole Turkey, Lobster, Suckling Pig, Aso Buco, fresh veg and amazing deserts. Wine was amazingling cheap by comparison. The crew quickly became more good friends than crew and because it only holds 180 you get to meet so many others in the open seating plan. Everyday a different island, excersions or just fabulous beach days...mostly taken ashore by tender and there was a Sport crew who took all the toys ashore for you to play with.

Casual all day and evenings were less formal but guys should wear long pants and short sleeve shirt or similar but some ladies did it all and looked fabulous....that's what its about....you do your thing and everybody loves it. There internet...can you beleive $6. an hour. Wine starts at $15. and a good bottle might be $35. Endless cocktail choices expertly made at the Tropical Bar on the open deck or in the Piano Bar and what a talented guy on the synthasizer. This is the first of more than 30 cruises where I felt posessive about the ship and didn't want to leave the crew and all...its great to know I can go back....I'm not a kid but nobody cared that it took me a bit longer on the stairs.

Cabin Review

Cabin COMMODORE

There was a double bed...as I was just where the rear started to narrow I had one angeled wall, a nice desk/dressing table, lots of closet space, on this category the bathroom had a nice sink, toilet and a reasonable shower...the entire floor was the base but the wrap around curtain kept it under control...we had some plus size passengers who might have found it difficult...the Clipper deck seems to have bigger bathrooms. T.V. that only seemed to get C.N.N. but there is a D.V.D. player so you can bring some of your own or they have some at the pursers office for free....I had a port hole...but had to climb over the bed to look out at water...view was better from the deck.

Port Reviews

Virgin Gorda

We sailed the virgin islands and everyday was a different island, most of us went ashore to great beaches...the sport crew took paddle boats etc. Ashore for us to use...and of coures there were great beach bars, restaurants, and the swimming was fabulous...it was great to see so many small islands i never got to see on the big ships.

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