Star Clippers Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Ladder in the Owner's Cabin to be used with the skylight for emergency evacuation.
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Owner's Cabin - the red boxes on the left are a "break glass for key" method to get into the room in case the emergency escape needs to be used.
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Owner's Cabin bathroom sink.
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Owner's Cabin bathroom, with bathtub "shower" that you can only stand in if you're shorter than 4'9", and a 31" (3 foot) drop from the bathtub edge to the floor.
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Aair conditioning issues

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Royal Clipper

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AGSutcliffe
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have always fancied travelling on this ship and were very excited when we managed to book a balcony cabin for the eastbound transatlantic sailing. The ship and cabin was everything we expected apart from our cabin being at the end of the line for air conditioning. This meant it was subject to outside temperature, sea temperature and demand from other cabins. The cabin itself was a lovely layout ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


7 days is not enough

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Royal Clipper

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FloaterJad
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Though I am not sure I could withstand more - my wife and sister in law and local friends were all set on going and my knee was shot. And the ship had stairs (ladders in nuatical terms) but no elevators. And I use a cane. Not good. Hoofed it to a colleague who shot me up with enough cortisone and marcaine to make me think I was 21 again and away we went. I knew I would pay for it but the other ...
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Sail Date: March 2023

Traveled with disabled person


An unforgettable voyage

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Royal Clipper

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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


Poorly planned (no planning at all) shore excursions

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on Royal Clipper

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fdaviess
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

So the “sail always” were nice especially because this is a full rigged clipper ship, rigging took quite awhile and the amount of canvass was impressive. After a few departures this got kind of old and as far as I could determine the ship mostly relied on the engines for propulsion as is the case with other “sailing ships”, it’s mostly for the visual effects. The traditional wood and fittings ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


Wonderful, Intimate, Small Ship Experience

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on Royal Clipper

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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


Tired Old Ship in need of some TLC

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on Royal Clipper

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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 a Caribbean - All Cruise on Royal Clipper

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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 a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Royal Clipper

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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 a Caribbean - All Cruise on Royal Clipper

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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 a Caribbean - All Cruise on Royal Clipper

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Heather Sk
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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


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