Cruise Review – Royal Clipper
- Cruise Line: Star Clippers
- Size: 4,425 Tonnage
- Name of Ship: Royal Clipper
- Guest Capacity: 227
- Cruised from: Cannes, France
- Cruised to: Cannes, France
- Name of Participant and role: Julie Donaldson, Key Partnership Manager, Cruise Traveller
What she promises:
Discover a new age of sail onboard a Star Clippers tall ship cruise, where the traditions of the past are combined with the modern comforts and amenities of the present. On board enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, friendly crew, and international cuisine.
What she delivers:
A unique sailing experience on a tall ship. She is modern and comfortable. Royal Clipper offers fantastic amenities such as, piano lounge, outside bar, marine platform, 3 pools, beautiful teak decks plus a spa and fitness room. Shore excursions are available.
I loved the experience of sailing on a tall ship and the uniqueness of the vessel. I enjoyed the international passengers onboard whilst sailing around the Mediterranean. one afternoon and watch a crew member sewing a sail on the deck. To enjoy the full tall ship experience you can climb the mast or lend a hand to hoisting the sails. She is beautiful and grand.
What impressed me the most:
She is much bigger is size and has so much more space than I thought. She is a beautiful and grand vessel. On our first night departing Cannes the crew hoist the sails and put on a light show. As we are sailing out of port, they play Vangelis – The Conquest of Paradise. Such a powerful piece of music to depart with. A very magical experience.
Clean, with a modern nautical theme. Spacious for a sailing vessel. Plenty of storage space. Overhead reading lights plus a flat screen TV and DVD player. Hair dryer in the bathroom.
The dining room is situated at the bottom of the 3-story atrium. With plenty of light. The room is spacious and spit level. There is a buffet for breakfast and lunch and la carte for dinner. The food was just as good as any cruise line that I’ve sailed on. No dress code.
Service is friendly and attentive.
What is included in the fare:
Your cruise, meals and water activities are included in your cruise fare.
Currency on board: Euros
We usually tendered to a port. The towns were authentic and easy to walk around. Exploring the local markets, enjoying a coffee or lunch ashore and going for a swim. I took 1 organised shore excursion from Star Clipper and that was from Calvi, Corsica to a village in the mountains. Well organised and a great way to see some of the countryside.