This was my first time on a Star Clippers cruise. I had been on three big cruise lines but never on a tall ship. The experience far exceeded my expectations and I have already booked my next one. It was absolutely incredible. In fact, when the sails went up for the “sail away” experience on the first night – I would say it was one of the most amazing moments in years of travel. Every sail away was just incredible. As was every sunrise and sunset from the top deck. At my table were people who had been on more than one other Star Clippers ships and I routinely met people who had been on multiple trips with them. It’s not at all your typical cruise. 60% of the passengers were from the UK, about 20 from German and Sweden and only 20% from the U.S. So, the experience was very international for a Caribbean itinerary and had more of a European feel to it than the other cruises I had been on which were primarily Americans. The vibe was chill. No screaming kids. Great opportunities to relax. The staff were really great, special mention to Lea, Brian and Sherman in the restaurant…and my cabin was meticulously taken care of by Sherwin. The cabins are smart and the marble bathrooms are the nicest I have seen on a ship. Overall, the entire ship is just really cool to be on. It’s simple but classic although the dining room was classic and elegant. I traveled during the explosion of Omicron and I want to say that Star Clippers did a great job to make sure we were tested, bubbled, and therefore able to complete the itinerary. When the CDC changed testing requirements for disembarkation mid-cruise, everything was in place by our final day. I was efficiently tested at the cruise terminal by a lab company solely arranged for use by Star Clippers passengers. It was very appreciated that this was taken care of as it was easy and stress-less. A word of thanks was said at dinner to the passengers who trekked forward and came on board during this crazy time. While it’s not easy traveling internationally with an ever-changing moving target, rules, etc., it was absolutely worth it. I felt very safe from a COVID perspective. Thanks to all of the staff who were very dedicated to maintaining a high standard on multiple levels.