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Age: 38

Occupation:Flight Attendant

Number of Cruises: 5

Cruise Line: Star Clipper

Ship: Royal Clipper

Sailing Date: 2010-07-7

Itinerary: Meditterenean

The is the best cruise that I have been on so far. Don't understand some of the negative reviews I just read but as always no one is ever happy. The ship is beautiful and clean. The entire crew was very friendly and personable. Many came to me and introduced themselves and during the cruise when the spoke to me they always approached me by name. I traveled alone this time and did not feel left out ever. The entire experience was amazing. Everything was well organized. Yeah there is not much entertainment but the little that they provided was enough especially on talent show night. After cruising on big cruise lines this is way better less people and more intimate. I will never go back to big cruise ships ever. My second time on this cruise line. Did the Thailand cruise in November of 2009 and that was amazing also. I do prefer the Royal Clipper because it is bigger. I just arrived this weekend and I am already planning my next cruise which will be in a couple of months on Royal Clipper again.

The food was very good. For breakfast there was a lunch buffet and you can order eggs any way you like. Plenty of fruits, cereal, cheese, breads, bacon, ham, potatoes, etc. Lunch was my favorite. Plenty of choices always had fish, salads, chicken, beef, soups, rice and more. The deserts for lunch was the best. A huge table with 5 or more options. Dinner was excellent a la carte. Everything from lamb chops, pork, fish, chicken and vegetarian dishes. The waiters and bartenders are very friendly and accommodating. For desert you have the option of cheese and fruit or cakes and ice cream. There is a snack that is served during the afternoon by the tropical bar. Plenty of live music that is called piano melodies with Tanya.

My room was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was marble. The first day I arrived my cabin steward introduced him self to me.Sometimes during the cruise I would forget to take the do not disturb sign off my door and when i would see my cabin steward in the hallway he would ask me If he could clean my room today and If I say not its fine he would offer me clean towels.

If you are looking for on board activities then don't bother. I myself when I travel on a cruise my main priority is getting to my port daily to explore, having good food and relaxing in between that. Everyday there is a schedule that included many things to do during the day anything from engine room visits, Captains sory time, mast climbing, marine biology corner, after dinner music. Every night they have different shows planned such as Saturday night fever, Mr and Mrs Royal Clipper, Talent show (my favorite). The day we were in Greece they brought on board Locals that did music and dance and that was fun. They also had frog races and afterward dancing under the stars where live music was played.

I did one excursion my first day and honestly I don't think it was worth what I payed. So after I never booked any excursions anymore. I enjoyed daily stopping in different islands and walking around and sigh seeing and shopping.

I loved it and I will return. It seems like it a cruise for older crowds but I am 38 and I enjoyed it myself. I made the best of it and I will return.

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