Star Clippers

Royal Clipper - Cruise Ship Review - Passenger Reviews

Royal Clipper sailing the CaribbeanShip Information
Royal Clipper is a yacht-size sailing ship, with a feeling of being on ones own private sailing yacht. The ship offers the ultimate in authentic sailing ship cruising. The elegant sailing ship calls on smaller, intimate yachting ports, hidden harbors, and secluded coves away from the crowds. Fine cuisine is served in the Clipper Dining Room, and the atmosphere is elegant casual, with no jackets required.

The ships cabins comfortable sailing ship cabins, with traditional porthole windows, wooden furniture in yacht-like fashion. They also have marble bathrooms. The ship features complimentary snorkeling, sunfish sailing, banana boating, waterskiing and windsurfing.

Ship Facts
Year Built 2000 ♦ Ship's Class: Royal Clipper Class ♦ Country of Registry Luxembourg ♦ Tonnage 5,000 metric tons (a volume measurement, not weight) ♦ Length 439 ft - 134 m ♦ Sail Area 56,000 square feet ♦ Mast Height 197 ft ♦ Masts: 5 masts, 42 sails ♦ Barque rigged - square rigged on all masts ♦ Speed 8 to 20 knots ♦ Passenger Capacity (double occupancy) 227 ♦ Passenger Decks 4 ♦ Officers and Crew 106 ♦ Officer's Nationality European ♦ Crew and Hotel Staff Nationality International ♦ Passengers to Staff Ratio 2.14 to 1

Cabins
Total 114 ♦ Suites with Balcony 0 (none) ♦ Suites without Balcony 16 ♦ Oceanview with Balcony 0 (none) ♦ Oceanview without Balcony 92 ♦ Inside 6 (none) ♦ Accessible Cabins (all categories) 0 ♦ Star Clippers cabins are comfortable sailing ship cabins, with traditional porthole windows and wooden furniture in yacht-like fashion. Amenties in all cabins include a marble bathroom, television, direct-dial phone, individual thermostat control, private safe, hair dryer, keyless entry, and nightly turn-down service.

The Atrium on Royal ClipperCabin Amenities
TV and radio ♦ In-cabin movies ♦ Private Safe ♦ Hair Dryer

Dining
Open-seating dining in the Clipper Dining Room, with fine dining cuisine ♦ Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style, while dinner is a sit-down affair featuring seasonal and regional cuisine ♦ Specialty Restaurant: none ♦ There is no traditional 1st and 2nd sitting on Star Clippers sailing ships ♦ Dress code on Star Clippers is elegant casual, no jacket required, and there are no formal nights

Public Rooms
Piano Lounge ♦ Library ♦ Observation Lounge ♦ Internet Center (2 computers in the Observation Lounge) ♦ Outdoor Pool Bar

Entertainment
Live Band

Sports and Activities
Outdoor Pools ♦ Fitness Center ♦ Watersports – complimentary snorkeling, sunfish sailing, banana boating, waterskiing and windsurfing

Widow’s Net
Spread out like a great porous blanket ahead of the bow and supported by the bowsprit, the famed net is braided of heavy gauge netting line and the perfect spot for a secure nap, leisurely chat or unhurried read. Dolphins sometimes are visible below, seeming to brush their tails in play against the churning water at the bow of the ship.

Lookout Stations
On the Royal Clipper Lookout Stations have been created on each of the five masts some 60 feet above the Sun Deck. Stations have slatted teak deck, high safety rail and an all-weather comfortable teak settee for lounging while observing the action below. Passengers wishing to visit the Lookout Stations slip on a ship-supplied safety vest and a watchful crew member on the deck keeps the safety line taut as the guest makes the easy ascent up one of the ratlines.

Spa and Wellness
There is a Massage Therapist. No full-service spa

Children and Teens
There are no organized activities for children and teens

Other Facilities and Services
Duty Free Shop ♦ Laundry Service ♦ Medical Center