Royal Clipper Review

Beautiful Sailing, but lack of safety

Review for the Caribbean Cruise on Royal Clipper
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2019

We sailed on the Royal Clipper Caribbean cruise Antigua-Barbados.

First the good news. Sailing in the Caribbean was marvelous. The shiip really sails. The ship is beautiful, our deluxe cabin was fine. The food at meals was good and plentiful, although room service breakfast was barely adequate.

Now the bad news. My wife and I took a dip in the water from the marina deck. We were wearing life vests supplied by the ship. At some point several small sail boats came back to the platform and we became separated in the melee that followed, which was made worse because of the wind and current, since the ship was anchored out in the harbor. My wife tried to get back on the platform , out of the water, but because of the returning small boats and the movement of the ship, she couldn't pull herself up, and was being pushed into and almost under the platform. She called for help from the crew but no one came to her aid. Eventually 2 guests on the platform reached in and pulled her out, before I could work my way through the boats which had congregated at the platform. She was visibly shaken.

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