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Extraordinary Experience!
"I initially planned to be onboard for one week for the cruise to the Windward Islands. I have been on many regular cruises, and I have been on sailing vacations on 50 - 60 foot yachts. This was completely different..."Read More
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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

Departure Port: Skagway

3 Helpful Votes


Great sailing/cruise adventure

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - All

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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

Departure Port: Skagway

23 Helpful Votes


Wonderful Italian Adventure

Review for Royal Clipper to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Off2seeAlaska

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We had such an amazing trip aboard the Royal Clipper! We traveled last year to Greece on Star Flyer, and immediately booked our this trip upon return. We are so happy that we did! The ship was beautiful, and elegant. We loved the main atrium and found that the set up for dining was preferable, to star flyer, which was extremely hot and loud once it got full. We enjoyed the food quite a ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

4 Helpful Votes


Highlights and disappointments

Review for Royal Clipper to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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ElandMar

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We are experienced cruisers in our late 60's and decided to try something different. We loved the itinerary of this particular cruise, going to ports that are not usually visited by big cruise ships, apart from Portofino. Royal Clipper is a beautiful vessel and is kept spotlessly clean and well maintained. We knew ahead of time that the cabin would be smaller than what we are used to and ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Montreal

38 Helpful Votes


Incredible Sailing Adventure

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - All

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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

Departure Port: Skagway

23 Helpful Votes


TIme to try Royal Clipper

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - All

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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

Departure Port: Skagway

52 Helpful Votes


Sailing Eastern Caribbean

Review for Royal Clipper to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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buckdance50

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We are sailors, and Star Clipper actually spends some time under sail - we were told about 25% on our cruise. Some 'sailing' cruise ships use their sails only for photo-ops.The ship was tidy and squared away, the food excellent, and the crew lovely - with the exception of the officers. Our cabin was quite comfortable, although one sleeper was against the hull. This didn't bother us at all but ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

5 Helpful Votes


Beautiful Sailing Vessel

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - All

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Ron Hayward

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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. The hotel was old and in need of some updates but the staff was wonderful. On Mar 2nd we boarded the Royal Clipper and were amazed by the efficient and quick check in procedure. we ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Skagway

10 Helpful Votes


Beautiful sailing

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - All

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Richard2240

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 tonnes. It is a sailing ship so will heel gently to the wind and have a genteel motion. There are no elevators, no climbing walls, no casino, One restaurant and no constant tannoy ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Skagway

11 Helpful Votes


Nothing is quite like sailing on a big clipper ship!

Review for Royal Clipper to Caribbean - All

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Timmla

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 ship, you're closer to the ocean and you can really feel the sea. I will warn that if you tend toward sea sickness, this is probably not a great choice for you. We were in a deluxe cabin ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Skagway

3 Helpful Votes


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