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Star Clippers Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

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33 Star Clippers Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

brianbollwage avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good cruise but some significant drawbacks


The cruise was nice, ship was in great condition , staff was accommodating but the management has some strange ideas about customer service. 3 major problems occurred on our recent cruise which would prevent me from ...
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Sail Date February 2020

Smilingvillager avatar


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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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

rjbcooper65 avatar


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

Flopsyuk avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Short taster cruise

We wanted to try the small boat experience. Wind in the sails etc.Freedom. What happened was unexpected and not very good. Worse parts first I think - which may take a while. The sails only went up when the ...
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Sail Date August 2017

southsea1941 avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Exceeded all expectations

First time on a clipper ship after about 20 other cruise ships from silver seas to celebrity. Exceeded our expectations with excellent food both quality and choice and the drinks were not expensive. Itinerary ...
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Sail Date August 2018

SailingCrew88 avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Such a disappointment, so sad to say.

We picked this cruise because we are loyal repeat customers, but no longer. It was such a disappointment. The crew were rude and room had no air conditioning. The staff did nothing to help us, the higher up we ...
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Sail Date February 2018

Annabellegrace avatar


2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

A Great Experience But Some Adverse Comments

All in all, this was a superb experience especially when the ship was at full sail. The food was excellent, the cabin small but adequate and very well-maintained, cabin and restaurant staff were very helpful and ...
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Sail Date July 2018

parisistack avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Superb Sail & Destination Experience - mediocre food and uncomfortable sleeping

First of all - the trip was on 5/5/18 French Riviera - Portofino & Monaco Timing & destinations were reason for the choice. Also size - though we prefer small yachts - this was a whole different adventure & ...
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Sail Date March 2018

alibebe avatar


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

AmandaBVT avatar


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



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

ROF2 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mediterranean cruise, Cannes to Lisbon

You travel on these ships for the romance of sailing child-free, and the barque Royal Clipper is indeed a beautiful ship. You don't choose these cruises if you are someone who needs constant professional ...
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Sail Date October 2017

DrTomMDDE avatar


2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

The only way to experience the Greek islands

A small ship able to visit the smaller, uncrowded islands, excellent food, fantastic and reasonable shore excursions with a wonderful cruise director, and pleasant company. What more can one ask? Well, maybe ...
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Sail Date May 2017

JimmyDee54 avatar


1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

It was everything we hoped for.

Chose this cruise because we wanted a proper sailing adventure and did not want a large floating hotel, - and It was just fabulous ! We enjoyed every single minute of this voyage. Yes - the cabins are quite "cosy" , ...
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Sail Date April 2017

standacre59 avatar


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

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Jo Cameron

2 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

A dismal waste of time and a lot of money

We crafted our whole 5 week holiday from Australia around this cruise. It all sounded so fabulous that we were prepared to make significant concessions with our other travel arrangements to work with the cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2017

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Tim Barnard

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Lovely Experience

We have never been on a Cruise before and I don't think we would go on the big ships but we would go on one of the star clippers again as we were captivated by the experience. I can't compare it to other cruises in ...
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Sail Date January 2017

icarter avatar


1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes


We choose this cruise because we were already going to Cuba for 5 days prior and 3 days following; but we wish that we hadn't! We boarded on January 7: We were picked up by Star Flyer bus at Iberostar. We were not ...
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Sail Date January 2017

anybuddiesbusiness avatar


1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Expectations not met

The Royal Clipper is a beautiful sailing ship. What excited us the most was the chance to see the five masted fully rigged ship from one of our excursions. Unfortunately, Captain Mariusz Szalek sailed the tall ...
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Sail Date December 2016

Ray53H avatar


1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Pure Heaven

Looking for a unusual island hopping experience in the Aegean and stumbled across the stunningly beautiful Royal Clipper. The holiday was arranged through travel who arranged flights to Athens and from Istanbul. ...
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Sail Date August 2016

Ulfkr avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

My best choice of cruise.

Recommended by a friend who also went on the same cruice, and he was a friend if the owner which he helped to finance to built the ships.. At that time I was living in Sweden. The crew and service aboard was absolut ...
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Sail Date September 2013

Quiggley avatar


1 Review Written

34 Helpful Votes

My Experience on the Star Flyer

My Experience on the Star Flyer I’m surprised by the tenor of the reviews here. We just returned from a 7-day cruise on the Star Flyer, where we had a wonderful time. Overall The ship is a working sailing ...
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Sail Date October 2015

Trishmc170 avatar


2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Luxury Authentic Experience

Ship was contracted out so majority of passengers were from UK. The embarkation could have been a better experience as it was very hot and we didn't see the drinks on offer in tent until it was too late. Once om ...
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Sail Date July 2015

Celebrimbor avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Royal clipper - Grenadine Islands

Hello every one, We are a couple of 33 and 34years and we've done our first cruise on the Royal Clipper, the 26th January to 2nd february in the Grenadines islands. We do not regret the expensive ticket because ...
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Sail Date January 2013

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