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Royal Clipper is the world’s largest full-rigged sailing ship. The five-masted yacht, built in 2000, was modeled after the 1902 windjammer Preussen. Royal Clipper can accommodate 227 passengers. It has a large amount of open deck space, three pools and a three-storey atrium. It is popular with couples and solo travellers looking for a unique experience. “Conquest of Paradise” is played in a ceremonial manner as the sails are unfurled during sail.

Accommodation

There are 114 cabins divided in eight categories, of which 14 are Deluxe Suites on the main deck with private balconies. The majority of rooms are 148 sq. ft. All cabins have a bathroom with a shower, a television, DVD player, phone, private safe, hair dryer, thermostat control and nightly turn-down service. Interior cabins and the smallest outside cabins tend to be cramped with little space for luggage.

Food

The Dining Room, located at the bottom of the three-storey atrium, offers a variety of seating arrangements to accommodate various group sizes in one seating. Breakfast and lunch is a buffet while dinner has full table service. Food is also served in the Piano Bar (continental breakfast) and Tropical Bar (lunch and snacks).

Activities

There is a spa and fitness area on ship. The spa has treatment rooms for a variety of massages and facials, including Turkish Bath, scalp, neck, back or foot massage. The gym consists of two treadmills, four weight machines, three stationary bikes and other assorted equipment. There is also a marina platform at the rear of the ship that can be lower so guest can swim, snorkel, dive or use the ship’s  surfboards and dinghies.

Families

There are no activities or services for children on board Royal Clipper.

Verdict

– Cruise Passenger 

“…We were looked after with great efficiency. If you want to spend time visiting exotic places, enjoying good food in a relaxed and informal atmosphere then this will be right up your street. Not for children, not for the infirm or those unable to cope with stairs or coils of loose ropes, not for teenagers or those looking for a riotous time. But for the rest of us… pure heaven…”

– Cruise Critic 

“…Enjoyed New Year’s Eve on board. Great fun. Lovely meal. Owners were on board and treated us to a special speech after dinner, along with the captain. After the dinner, good party on deck with modern music – unusual for a cruise ship! Excellent restaurant arrangements. Buffet breakfast with lots of choice and an omelette chef…”

– Berlitz

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