Royal Clipper

Why cruise on this ship?

In 1902, the largest, fastest sailing ship the world had ever seen was launched. The legendary Preussen dominated the seas, only to be gone in a few short years. Neither before nor since had the world seen such a magnificent sailing ship. Until today…

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Dining

Dine out on a comprehensive menu of international foods that are all prepared by our passionate, professional chefs. You’ll be able to taste delights from around the world and go on your own little culinary tour of the places you visit (and some that you don’t).

In line with the Star Clippers belief that cruises are more enjoyable without restrictions and formalities, we would not presume to dictate either your seating preferences or a dress code. On all of our ships, there are no set times at which you should dine and you are free to sit with whomever you like (including officers who are known to eat amongst the guests). Leave your black tie and ball gowns behind, relax, and make yourself at home within the casual elegance that is a Star Clippers cruise.

Clipper Dining Room

In the morning, you can help yourself to a superb continental spread including a fine selection of toasted English muffins, delicious Danish pastries and flavoursome French croissants. Conversely, you can start the day with a hot breakfast which is cooked exactly to your liking and includes crisp bacon, grilled sausage, smoked salmon and omelettes.

When lunch comes around, you will be greeted with the glorious sight of an extensive buffet. Options will include seafood, salads and grilled favourites as you treat your taste buds to an adventure of their own. If the day’s itinerary includes a visit to one of the many beautiful Caribbean or Mediterranean islands that we often frequent, you could find that your lunch is served beach-side and straight from the fiery grill of a barbecue.

Perhaps the best culinary offerings are saved for the evening meal though, as the chef treats you to some delicious delicacies that look good on the plate, taste great on the palate and are perfectly complemented by an outstanding selection of fine wines. As you take your seat in our elegant dining room, adorned with evocative seascapes, you will be met with friendly, unobtrusive service from our wonderful crew members.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Varies

Entertaining

Up on deck, a couple watches the sun drop slowly into the sea as gulls circle one last time in the sky. Newly formed friends stand in the Piano Bar; deep in conversation and occasionally breaking into song when the chance presents itself.

In the Tropical Bar, a delicious cocktail is being prepared for an awaiting guest as they imagine tasting its cooling properties whilst the barman shakes together the contents. Other guests sit in the library, engrossed in their new favourite book, whilst many more are laughing and joking at the pool side. Could there be anything more relaxing than this?

It’s clear to see that this is a cruise ship like no other. On a Star Clippers cruise you are not restricted to enforced schedules, nor are you expected to follow anyone’s lead but your own. Your days, evenings and nights are yours to spend however you wish and nobody will tell you otherwise.

Upon docking at certain ports, local performers may be brought on board for your entertainment. This presents the perfect opportunity for you to immerse yourself in different cultures and enjoy an authentic taste of the arts and music from various different countries.

Get to know your fellow shipmates, who are likely to share the same passion for sailing as you do, whilst music from tropical lands fills your eardrums courtesy of the live band playing in the background.

The captain’s daily briefings should not be missed as they offer both intriguing stories and interesting information; while the ability of the crew to conjure up light-hearted fun makes your time with Star Clippers all the more enjoyable. The Knot tying and navigation classes that also take place give us a chance to show you what we have gleaned from many years of Star Clippers’ sailing heritage.

In fact, we have it on good authority from our passengers that it is the easy-going informality of a Star Clippers cruise that makes their time spent with us such a memorable and pleasurable experience.

Onboard Entertainment

If your time isn't taken up by searching out distant lands from the crow’s nest or enjoying a lovingly prepared meal in the dining room; you can always take a seat in the Observation Lounge, find solitude in the Library, enjoy a drink in the Tropical Bar, or enjoy some live music in the Piano Bar.

Features

  • Bar
  • Lounge

Sloop Shop

It is located on the Clipper Deck aft of the Dining Room. Head here when you need toothpaste, sunscreen, Internet & WiFi cards and all those other day-to-day items you can't do without. There is also a tasteful selection of cruise wear, souvenirs and gifts. If you need something and you don't see it displayed, please ask. They might just have it.

Features

  • Shop

Enrichment

Enrichment onboard Royal Clipper is done via classes about sailing-related topics. The Captain's daily briefing on deck is wonderfully informative, and a chance to hear some great storytelling as well.

Classes

The Knot tying and Navigation classes that take place onboard give the crew a chance to show you what they have gleaned from many years of Star Clippers’ sailing heritage.

Features

  • Education

Health and fitness

The main health & fitness facilities onboard Royal Clipper are the Captain Nemo Lounge, a Thalasso, Health and Beauty Centre. Guests also have the opportunity to enjoy some watersports such as snorkelling and kayaking.

Captain Nemo Lounge

Pamper yourself in the spa and health club, located in the unique Captain Nemo Lounge. Here you will even find underwater glass portholes which mean that even the secrets of the deep are open to those who sail aboard Royal Clipper cruises. The Captain Nemo Lounge, a Thalasso, Health and Beauty Centre offer services such as massages, facial treatments, body treatments and hydrotherapy.

Features

  • Spa
  • Gym

Watersports

All passenger have access to a watersports programme which includes: snorkeling, kayaking, Laser sailing, water-skiing and windsurfing. Please note: all watersports are complimentary except for scuba diving. Scuba diving, where possible, may be offered by local operators to certified divers.

Features

  • Sports Court

Kids and teens

Children are welcome onboard Star Clippers cruises. While there is no structure programme providing supervision and care for young children, they are invited to participate in shipboard activities suited to their ability. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Children occupying cabins as the third person will be charged the third person rate when availability permits.

Accommodation

There’s nothing so easy and pleasurable as falling asleep to the gentle rhythms of the ship and sea – unless it’s awakening refreshed the next morning to a new-born day. The many staterooms on board offer everything you need and would expect from any luxury retreat. There is either a double bed or two twin beds that can be easily converted into a queen if need be. The en-suite facilities are in the form of a beautifully marbled bathroom and there is also a personal safe, direct-dial telephone, television with in-house video, hair-dryer, DVD player, as well comfortable furnishings throughout.

The cabin décor is tastefully traditional and you’ll find the accoutrements of a luxurious classic yacht, where everything has been cleverly designed for comfort, ease and efficiency. Burnished brass fittings and mahogany features are a tribute to our nautical heritage, whilst the use of soft, natural fabrics reflects the colours of the sun, sea and sky. Famous clipper ships and sailing yachts, in pictorial form, grace the walls. Everything is maintained impeccably and your steward balances personable service with the remarkable affinity of knowing when to leave you to it.

Aboard Royal Clipper, there are 14 deluxe suites which take cruising in comfort to a whole new level. With private verandas, whirlpool tubs and 24-hour room service, they are definitely worth the upgrade if you have the chance. All but six of her 98 cabins are exterior facing, and for the ultimate indulgence, there is the option to combine the two, 355-square-foot, owner’s suites in order to accommodate up to eight guests.

All in all, the accommodation aboard your Star Clippers cruise provides the perfect setting for day dreams and nights of uninterrupted relaxation. Rest assured.

Owner's Suite

Owner's Suites (no private veranda) feature ocean views, two double beds, separate sitting area, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, and room service. Each stateroom also benefits from air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveler has come to expect.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suites feature a private veranda, twin/double beds, sitting area, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool and room service. Each stateroom also benefits from air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveler has come to expect.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Category 1 Cabins

Category 1 staterooms feature ocean views, double beds, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, and cabin doors that open onto deck. Each stateroom also benefits from air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveler has come to expect.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Category 2 Cabins

Category 2 staterooms feature ocean views, twin/double/triple beds, and marble bathroom with shower. Each stateroom also benefits from air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveler has come to expect.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Pullman Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Category 3 Cabins

Category 3 staterooms feature ocean views, twin/double/triple beds, and marble bathroom with shower. Each stateroom also benefits from air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveler has come to expect.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Pullman Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Category 4 Cabins

Category 4 staterooms feature ocean views, twin/double/triple beds, and marble bathroom with shower. Each stateroom also benefits from air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveler has come to expect.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Pullman Bed
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Category 5 Cabins

Category 5 staterooms feature ocean views, a double bed, and a marble bathroom with shower. Each stateroom also benefits from air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveler has come to expect.

Features

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Category 6 Cabins

Category 6 staterooms feature double/triple beds, and marble bathroom with shower. Each stateroom also benefits from air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player, telephone and other amenities an experienced traveler has come to expect.

Features

  • Double
  • Pullman Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Commodore Deck

  • Marina Tender Embarkation
  • Clipper Dining Room
  • Captain Nemo Gym
  • Lounge & Spa
  • Category 3 Cabins
  • Category 4 Cabins
  • Category 5 Cabins
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Clipper Deck

  • Gallery
  • Owner's Suites
  • Category 6 Cabins
  • Category 4 Cabins
  • Category 3 Cabins
  • Category 2 Cabins
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Main Deck

  • Library
  • Tropical Bar
  • Piano Bar
  • Observation Lounge
  • Category 1 Cabins
  • Deluxe Suites
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Sun Deck

  • Pools
  • Bridge
  • Life Boats
Ship facts
Passengers
227
Crew
106
Launched
2000
Last refit
2010
Tonnage
5000t
Length
134m
Width
16.5
Speed
kts
Decks
4
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
EUR