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Caribbean Royal Clipper Caribbean Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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Wonderful, Intimate, Small Ship Experience
"Those highly maneuverable tenders allowed the Royal Clipper to drop anchor in small bays far from the major cruise ship ports in the Lesser Antilles - such as Terre-de-Haut in les Saintes - a tiny island you can walk across in 15 minutes to a beautiful beach - located just south of Guadeloupe.Bottom line: take this ship and the others in the Star Clipper line for the intimate size, casual dress (there is a Pirate night - you are forewarned to bring costume items), chance to meet new and very interesting older adults with rich life experiences, chatting with crew you will see day after day and watching what they do to actually sail the ship, ease of accessing all parts of the ship and never waiting for anything except an occasional tender, and dropping anchor in small out of the way bays...."Read More
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Wonderful, Intimate, Small Ship Experience

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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

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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!

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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


Amazing Experience

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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

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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


Great sailing/cruise adventure

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Smilingvillager
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

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 hit by electric wheelchairs or walkers. The food is outstanding and served 5 times each day Service by the waiters, cabin stewards, etc., was of highest quality The ports visited ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Still a thrill

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amteraj
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was my third time on this cruise line and I still like it a lot. I like the small ship and the fact that it really sails.The ship never felt crowded, I could always find private space, except in the shade. Shade was in short supply and the no saving seats policy did not seem to be enforced. Staff is excellent, always friendly and polite. I feel that the quality of the food has gone ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Beautiful Sailing, but lack of safety

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wildbay
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We sailed on the Royal Clipper Caribbean cruise Antigua-Barbados. First the good news. Sailing in the Caribbean was marvelous. The shiip really sails. The ship is beautiful, our deluxe cabin was fine. The food at meals was good and plentiful, although room service breakfast was barely adequate. Now the bad news. My wife and I took a dip in the water from the marina deck. We were wearing ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


TIme to try Royal Clipper

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elklemi
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 large cruise ships and the usual ports so getting in private small towns and beaches appealed to me. Once on board I found the large expanse of upper deck appealing with more shade ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Incredible Sailing Adventure

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Smilingvillager
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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 to get the best dining selections, this is not for you. If you take youthful children and have someone entertain them, this is not for you. If you need to stop a large, overcrowded ports ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


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