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Star Clippers Barbados Cruise Reviews

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61 Star Clippers Barbados Cruise Reviews


Heather Sk avatar

Heather Sk

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Superb crew and wonderful sailing experience

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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Smilingvillager

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Great sailing/cruise adventure

We chose this cruise on the recommendation of friends. With only 200+ passengers, it was an exceptionally friendly/personal cruise among the passengers. Since there’s no elevators, there was no worry about being ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Smilingvillager

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Incredible Sailing Adventure

If you like being herded on huge ships, this is not for you. If you enjoy dodging electric carts on board, this is not for you. If you want to be in a crowded theatre, this is not for you. If you like to pay extra ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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elklemi

12 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

TIme to try Royal Clipper

I have been on Star Flyer twice and when the no solo supplement was offered last year I decided to try this larger ship knowing that the routine would be familiar. I am not a sailor but I think we all tire of the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Ron Hayward

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Sailing Vessel

We stayed 3 nights at the Radisson Aquatica in Bridgetown before we boarded the Royal Clipper. This was a good way to acclimatized to the lovely warn weather as we have had a long cold winter in southern Ontario. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Richard2240

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Beautiful sailing

We chose this ship as we are avid sailors, and if you want to sail in a tall ship, this is probably the best. However, this comes with some compromises that have to be accepted. The ship is small, at 4400 gross ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Timmla

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nothing is quite like sailing on a big clipper ship!

We had a great time on the Royal Clipper. The ship is beautiful, our cabin was very comfortable, the food was wonderful, and the crew very friendly and helpful. There's nothing quite like sailing on a clipper ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Yturb

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

It was our hearts desire to sail on the Royal Clipper after seeing her come into view at Rodney Bay when we were staying in St Lucia some years ago. We love cruising and the luxury of visiting interesting and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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pljonesey

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

2nd time on the Royal Clipper and still great

This was a return visit for us. We did the Grenadines last year so went for the Windward's this time. We stayed for a week in Barbados before boarding, which we found to be better rather than rushing straight ...
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Sail Date January 2019


Shrimper49 avatar

Shrimper49

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Luxury Cruise for lovers of sailing and those who just want a great experience.

We sailed on Royal Clipper before around the Windward Isles a few years ago after twice seeing the ship at anchor whilst on Caribbean holidays. After a great experience decided that the Grenadines would be even ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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rjbcooper65

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Our greatest adventure

Having been fortunate enough to sail on the Royal Clipper several times both in the Mediterranean and Caribbean we felt it would be fun to do the Atlantic Crossing. Utterly brilliant from boarding to disembarkation. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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karinanne

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Perfect cruise for exploring interesting places

I chose this cruise (Royal Clipper to The Grenadines) to "get away from it all" and celebrate my 60th birthday, after having had a pretty awful year last year. We're not "cruising people", but I love being on ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Barfootslow

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Magical birthday celebration

We spent three days in Barbados prior to boarding the Royal Clipper for our cruise around the Windward Islands. Our first ever cruise so we decided to do it in style. Some confusion initially on arrival at the ...
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Sail Date February 2018


alibebe avatar

alibebe

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

What a bizarre experience

Recommended by family contact who works in the travel industry . We hate the idea of those monster cruise ships and the Royal Clipper with around 200 passengers was the biggest we had ever been on . It suited us ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Royaloak01

3 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Fantastic!

Second cruise on the Royal Clipper (first was 5 years ago) and, if anything, better than the first. A truly magnicent jewel of the sea! Embarkation at Bridgetown , following an overnight stay at the Sugar Cane ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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worldtraveller3023

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

We had an excellent time

We heard from other people how nice it was and we dislike the idea of cruises with thousands on one ship. We wanted something more intimate and that is what we got. Most things were great. The only thing we need to ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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pgcally

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

NOT YOUR USUAL CRUISE!

We stayed for a week in Barbados before boarding, which we found to be better rather than rushing straight onto the boat. We stayed post cruise also. We arrived at the cruise port about an hour before 4.00pm ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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AmandaBVT

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Best Trip Ever

We chose this cruise because we were kind of "burnt out" on the big ship cruises. The idea of sailing - really sailing - as well as a smaller group of passengers (175) was really appealing to us. The food was ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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DIDISEVEN

11 Reviews Written

53 Helpful Votes

They really get it right!

My second Clipper cruise...first was Star Clipper and that was so unique and amazing that I wanted to spend Christmas on the Royal Clipper out of Barbados and tour the Grenadine islands. As I was alone I booked a ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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PJ Quilter

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Barbados to Panama City

A masted sailing ship, 14 nights and sail power 83% of the time. What an adventure! The ship built in 1992 was well maintained, staff friendly and food fantastic. Cabins are an adequate size; we were on the ...
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Sail Date November 2017


MIT72 avatar

MIT72

10 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

A small ship cruise at an attractive price, but with limitations

Star Clippers has many repeat customers including ourselves. That said, there are still many things that they could easily fix that would much improve the passenger experience. Boarding was a chaotic event. ...
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Sail Date December 2017


stress7925 avatar

stress7925

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fair experience for a first time cruise

Having never cruised previously the idea of going on a tall ship was attractive because of the limited number of passengers and multiple ports of interest. My observations were as follows: 1. Sign in Barbados ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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StephWins

1 Review Written

Not just for retirees!

This cruise was a gift from my parents, otherwise we wouldn't have gone. However, we are so glad we did and we will do it again, and again, and again! My husband and I took our 4 yr old son on the cruise and ...
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Sail Date March 2017


standacre59 avatar

standacre59

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Never Been Cruising Before

Our Cruise was the Windward Islands. We had never been cruising before. It was a very different experience. We were some of the youngest passengers in our late 50s and early 60s and many of the passengers were ...
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Sail Date March 2017


Anthony1946 avatar

Anthony1946

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Exceeded Expectations

We chose this cruise as it was a small ship sailing out of Barbados where we winter. Having always cruised on larger ships with all the usual entertainment we thought we would be at a loss for things to do, however ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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