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Claudia ritsert-Clark

Age: 50


Number of Cruises: 6

Cruise Line: Star Clipper

Ship: Royal Clipper

Sailing Date: 2012-12-15

Itinerary: Windward Islands

A proper Tall Ship, sail away was an experience every time. Cabins small but well appointed and super service all the way through. Royal Clipper can anchor where the big monsters cannot so definitely a plus. We do not have a family and do not think that kids would feel good on board, they would just be bored to tears. There were none and I would definitely not advise families to chose this ship. Food was way below expectations that was the only downside really. Otherwise you just have to be aware that this ship - while the biggest sailing ship in the world - still is comparatively small. It MOVES all the time and if there are waves you will notice even though she really was remarkably stable. but sailing at night if you are not used to it caused some sleeplessness for me. Never mind it was worth the experience!

Not much sorry. This was definitely not the three star influenced cuisine that was promised and the BBQ on the beach - while a great idea was substandard with cold meat, inedible sausages etc.

Fine. Not big but we knew that it works and there are lots of drawers so nothing is lying around. Decor works with this type of ship

I do not care much for pirate evenings and fashion shows or talent nights but they made an effort and others enjoyed it. If you want razzmatazz and slot machines you are definitely on the wrong ship. It is all more family style which is good.

All excursions were really good but as usual very rushed. Never mind - visit the Botanical Gardens on Martinique, go hiking on Grenada and enjoy the volcano on St. Lucia - it all was worth it.

First time ever on such a small sailing vessel - loved it but will definitely bring seasickness plasters next time. Not that we were seasick - just to help with the motion and to stop worrying about getting seasick....And be aware that at Christmas time in the Caribbean there is something called the Christmas Winds... But all the snorkeling and experience of small secluded islands which you do not get to with any of these floating hotels is worth the experience!!!

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