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Star Clippers Cruise Reviews

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Crew on the bowsprit
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An unforgettable voyage

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - Eastern

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JeanKC
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We have done a couple of cruises on the big ships but wanted something different and we sure did get it with this trip. The Royal Clipper is a sailing ship and we made our way through the Eastern Caribbean region under sail for the entire week. That is not something which you get to do every day. We loved every minute of it. The food - The food was amazing. Breakfast and lunch were buffet ...
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Sail Date: February 2023


Wonderful, Intimate, Small Ship Experience

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - All

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urnojfk
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our first time on Star Clippers – a choice we made due to the interesting small port itinerary not typical of larger cruise ships and the fact that it was a working tall ship with a small complement of passengers. The Royal Clipper is hand’s down a fun and dramatic ship to sail on. The fact that they raise the staysails with each port departure and play Vangelis’ Conquest of Paradise ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Fantastic ship—unique experience

Review for Royal Clipper to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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kksstl
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The Royal Clipper is like no other cruise ship—you sail on her for the experience of being on the world’s largest active sailing ship. Where you go is almost incidental. It is like a very large, traditionally outfitted yacht. Lots of brass and wood, and quite elegant. We were on the Cannes-Lisbon cruise. It was our second cruise on the RC (there are many repeat customers—over half on our cruise ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Ship needs a lot of work - lower your expectations

Review for Star Clipper to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Never lost
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Tired Old Ship in need of some TLC

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - All

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cvbanda
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We sailed on Royal Clipper in 2014 and loved it. We couldn't wait to go back, so much so, we booked two cruises back-to-back. This time was a VERY DIFFERENT experience. - Blistering paint and rust on ceiling, banged up woodwork, bad stains on carpet, chipped up paint on walls - Malfunctioning toilet (twice). We didn't have a working toilet for 16 hours. We had to use the toilet in ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Very bad experience, Very stressful traveling to and from - couldn't wait to get home!

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - All

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Tahiti0909
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This is MY REVIEW Flight were scheduled by Star Clippers travel. My 12:30AM departure flight was cancelled when I arrived at the airport 2 hours early so I was without sleep for over 24 hours! Why didn't they send me day before and do overnight and fly next day to Barbados?? There was no way to speak to the person who does the booking. When I finally arrived around 10PM at night (the ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


Reviews of this ship are accurate but the excursion manager was impossible to deal with

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - Southern

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fdaviess
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Choose this cruise because I really like small ships and I was very interested in the sailing etc. As others have described the “raising of the sails” is very dramatic and fun to watch for the first 2 or 3 times. Crew is obviously focused on the care and maintenance of the sails etc. but as far as I could tell except for the day when we sailed with a sister ship the sails were just ...
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Sail Date: January 2022


Amazing Experience

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - All

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Waterguy67
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 ...
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Sail Date: January 2022


Superb crew and wonderful sailing experience

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - All

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Heather Sk
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the opportunity to travel in a sailing ship. It more than fulfilled our expectations, with the ship travelling under sail for much of the journey. The ship itself is beautifully furnished with wood panelling and brass fittings. The weather was fine throughout so we spent a lot of time on deck, but the public rooms were lovely and very relaxing. The ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


No problem until I got home

Review for Star Flyer to Caribbean - All

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elklemi
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was my 4th Star Clipper cruise and I knew the drill and what to expect. Had inside cabin 218 which is bunk bed and basically a closet but for one person I used the upper bunk as storage. Be aware that here is not a whole lot of open deck space and may have trouble finding a chair especially in the shade. I always enjoy the food on Star Clipper and this was no exception. They do a good job ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


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