This was my fourth and probably last star clipper cruise. The clipper was recently placed back in service after a 2 year dry dock - where it seems it just sat with no real improvements. Decking was in horrible shape after 2 years of no use - some of which had broken materials and had to be taped off. Plumbing in our cabin didn’t work and needed to be fixed ( never really worked well but it did flush ). Sails in bad shape and several not in working order. PA system, a safety system, needed repairs and offer didn’t work for announcements . And one of the tenders / lifeboats broke on its first use.
At 30 years it’s a tired ship and needs a lot of work to be considered worth the price.
Wait staff and cabin staff worked hard to make us smile but ultimately you can’t dress up the lack of investment in an old ship
While it looked big on the plan, when the beds were out together it you could not walk around both sides of the bed