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Royal Clipper is the world’s largest fully-rigged sailing ship and is truly breath-taking. Catering to just a small number of guests, she has every comfort you could wish for, including fantastic dining with buffet breakfasts and lunches and a formal 6-course dinner service.

There are fewer traditional entertainment facilities than you’d find on other ocean ships, but the character of the ship more than makes up for it. Plus, if you’re feeling active, she carries water sport equipment to let you try scuba diving, snorkelling and more when she is anchored in port.

  • Launched: 01 Oct 2000
  • 439 feet
  • 227 passengers

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Dining

Dining aboard the Royal Clipper is an elegant experience, and one that goes hand-in-hand with the traditional sailing feel. Dining takes place in the ship’s magnificent atrium, and the chefs on board specialise in preparing fresh seafood, grilled meats and delicious salads. Breakfast and lunch take the form of self-serve buffets, while dinner offers more traditional table-service dining. The ship’s piano bar offers a continental breakfast option for early risers, and this is the place to go for tea and coffee 24 hours a day – and even special barbecue lunches on selected days during your voyage.

Accommodation

Royal Clipper´s staterooms and suites are elegant and spacious, with full-size marble-floored bathrooms and air conditioning for complete comfort during your cruise. Royal Clipper offers a choice of Inside, Outside, Veranda and Suite accommodations – with each boasting double or twin beds and private bathrooms. Suites and Verandah also include minibar, whirlpool bath, separate sitting areas and marble bathrooms.

Leisure

You’ll find three pools situated on the spacious sun deck of Royal Clipper, the perfect way to cool off during your time in the sun. For a good workout, you’ll find a fitness centre on board, as well as a great choice of complimentary water sports equipment. There’s also the opportunity to climb the mast and take a seat in the crow’s nest, for incredible views of the sea and your port destinations.

Royal Clipper cruises are designed to appeal to adults with a love for the traditional sailing experience. For this reason there aren’t any children’s programmes or facilities available on board, and so Royal Clipper cruises aren’t really geared towards young families.

Entertainment

Entertainment on board Royal Clipper comes in the form of talent shows and local guest performers. The Tropical Bar on the main deck is the place to go for cocktails in a lively setting, and it’s here that your nightly entertainment takes place. Alternatively, you could head to the ship’s Piano Bar, a great place to relax with some live music and meet others who share your passion for travel.

    • Traditional five-masted full rigging ship
    • An intimate sailing experience
    • Stylish modern accommodation
    • Three luxurious swimming pools
    • Sumptuous three-tier atrium
    • Open seating dining plans
    • Thrilling water sports marina
    • Captain Nemo spa and health club
    • Panoramic look-out nests
    • Authentic majestic sails
    • Luxurious marble bathrooms
    • Wood panelled saunas

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Royal Clipper Cabins

Inside Stateroom

Inside Stateroom

Fixed Double Bed, Private Bathroom with Shower.

Outside Stateroom

Outside Stateroom

Fixed Double Bed, Private Marble Bathroom with Shower.

Superior Outside Stateroom

Superior Outside Stateroom

Two Lower Beds Convert to Double Bed, Private Marble Bathroom with Shower.

Deluxe Outside Stateroom

Double Bed, Minibar, Private Marble Bathroom with Whirlpool Bath, Cabin Doors Open onto Deck.

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite

Private Verandah, Two Lower Beds Convert to Double Bed, Sitting Area, Minibar, Marble Bathroom with Whirlpool, Room Service.

Owner's Suite

Two Double Beds, Seperate Sitting Area, Minibar, Private Marble Bathroom with Whirlpool, Room Service.

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Cabin Categories

  • DLXDeluxe Suite
  • OSOwner's Suite
Clipper Deck
Sun Deck
Main Deck
Commodore Deck

Royal Clipper Cabins

Inside Stateroom

Inside Stateroom

Fixed Double Bed, Private Bathroom with Shower.

Outside Stateroom

Outside Stateroom

Fixed Double Bed, Private Marble Bathroom with Shower.

Superior Outside Stateroom

Superior Outside Stateroom

Two Lower Beds Convert to Double Bed, Private Marble Bathroom with Shower.

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Deluxe Outside Stateroom

Double Bed, Minibar, Private Marble Bathroom with Whirlpool Bath, Cabin Doors Open onto Deck.

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite

Private Verandah, Two Lower Beds Convert to Double Bed, Sitting Area, Minibar, Marble Bathroom with Whirlpool, Room Service.

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Owner's Suite

Two Double Beds, Seperate Sitting Area, Minibar, Private Marble Bathroom with Whirlpool, Room Service.

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Cabin Categories

  • DLXDeluxe Suite
  • OSOwner's Suite
Clipper Deck
Sun Deck
Main Deck
Commodore Deck

itineraries-iconRoyal Clipper Itineraries

Departure Date Itinerary Embarkation port Nights Prices from
03 August 2019 Ligurian Sea
Cannes 7
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10 August 2019 Cannes to Rome
Cannes 7
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17 August 2019 Italy, Montenegro, Croatia
Civitavecchia, Italy 11
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28 August 2019 Italy, Montenegro, Croatia
Venice, Italy 10
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07 September 2019 Amalfi & Sicily
Civitavecchia, Italy 7
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14 September 2019 Amalfi & Sicily
Civitavecchia, Italy 7
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21 September 2019 Amalfi & Sicily
Civitavecchia, Italy 7
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28 September 2019 Amalfi & Sicily
Civitavecchia, Italy 7
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05 October 2019 Amalfi & Sicily
Civitavecchia, Italy 7
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12 October 2019 Amalfi & Sicily
Civitavecchia, Italy 7
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19 October 2019 Corsica, Balearic & Morocco
Civitavecchia, Italy 12
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31 October 2019 Westbound Atlantic Ocean Crossing
Lisbon 16
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16 November 2019 Barbados to Panama
Bridgetown 14
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30 November 2019 Panama to Antigua
Balboa, Panama 14
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14 December 2019 Antigua to Barbados
St. John's, Antigua 7
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21 December 2019 Grenadine Islands Christmas Cruise
Bridgetown 7
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28 December 2019 Windward Islands New Year
Bridgetown 7
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04 January 2020 Grenadine Islands
Bridgetown 7
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11 January 2020 Windward Islands
Bridgetown 7
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18 January 2020 Grenadine Islands
Bridgetown 7
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25 January 2020 Windward Islands
Bridgetown 7
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01 February 2020 Grenadine Islands
Bridgetown 7
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08 February 2020 Windward Islands
Bridgetown 7
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15 February 2020 Grenadine Islands
Bridgetown 7
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22 February 2020 Windward Islands
Bridgetown 7
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29 February 2020 Grenadine Islands
Bridgetown 7
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07 March 2020 Windward Islands
Bridgetown 7
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14 March 2020 Grenadine Islands
Bridgetown 7
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21 March 2020 Windward Islands
Bridgetown 7
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28 March 2020 Grenadine Islands
Bridgetown 7
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28 March 2020 Grenadine Islands
Bridgetown 7
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04 April 2020 Transatlantic Eastbound
Bridgetown 16
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11 May 2020 Spain & Morocco
Lisbon 5
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16 May 2020 Balearic Islands & Corsica
Malaga 7
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23 May 2020 Amalfi & Sicily
Civitavecchia, Italy 7
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30 May 2020 Amalfi & Sicily
Civitavecchia, Italy 7
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06 June 2020 Amalfi & Sicily
Civitavecchia, Italy 7
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13 June 2020 Italy, Montenegro & Croatia
Civitavecchia, Italy 11
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04 July 2020 Italy, Montenegro & Croatia
Civitavecchia, Italy 11
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15 July 2020 Croatia & Slovenia 3 Nights
Venice, Italy 3
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18 July 2020 Croatia & Montenegro
Venice, Italy 7
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25 July 2020 Croatia & Montenegro
Venice, Italy 7
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01 August 2020 Croatia & Montenegro
Venice, Italy 7
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08 August 2020 Croatia & Montenegro
Venice, Italy 7
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15 August 2020 Croatia & Montenegro
Venice, Italy 7
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22 August 2020 Croatia & Montenegro
Venice, Italy 7
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29 August 2020 Croatia & Montenegro
Venice, Italy 7
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05 September 2020 Italy, Montenegro, Croatia
Venice, Italy 10
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15 September 2020 Corsica & Monaco
Civitavecchia, Italy 4
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19 September 2020 Corsica, Sardinia & the Riviera
Cannes 7
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26 September 2020 Ligurian Sea
Cannes 7
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03 October 2020 Corsica, Sardinia & the Riviera
Cannes 7
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10 October 2020 Corsica, Balearic & Morocco
Cannes 12
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22 October 2020 Transatlantic Westbound
Lisbon 16
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07 November 2020 Barbados to Panama
Bridgetown 14
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21 November 2020 Panama to Antigua
Balboa, Panama 14
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05 December 2020 Antigua to Barbados
St. John's, Antigua 7
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05 December 2020 Antigua to Barbados
St. John's, Antigua 7
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12 December 2020 Roundtrip Barbados
Bridgetown 7
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12 December 2020 Roundtrip Barbados
Bridgetown 7
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19 December 2020 Roundtrip Barbados
Bridgetown 7
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19 December 2020 Roundtrip Barbados
Bridgetown 7
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26 December 2020 Roundtrip Barbados
Bridgetown 7
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02 January 2021 Roundtrip Barbados
Bridgetown 7
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09 January 2021 Roundtrip Barbados
Bridgetown 7
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16 January 2021 Roundtrip Barbados
Bridgetown 7
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23 January 2021 Roundtrip Barbados
Bridgetown 7
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30 January 2021 Roundtrip Barbados
Bridgetown 7
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06 February 2021 Roundtrip Barbados
Bridgetown 7
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13 February 2021 Roundtrip Barbados
Bridgetown 7
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20 February 2021 Roundtrip Barbados
Bridgetown 7
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27 February 2021 Roundtrip Barbados
Bridgetown 7
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06 March 2021 Roundtrip Barbados
Bridgetown 7
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13 March 2021 Roundtrip Barbados
Bridgetown 7
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20 March 2021 Roundtrip Barbados
Bridgetown 7
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27 March 2021 Roundtrip Barbados
Bridgetown 7
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Royal Clipper Reviews

Johannna Paw

star rating

Royal Clipper – this great little ship was a little gem when we cruised the med last year. The Piano Bar was great to meet up with everyone on an evening and the small size meant navigating around was a breeze.

Annette Goodchild

star rating

We first saw Royal Clipper in the Caribbean a couple of years ago and has my husband has always loved anything with sails I decided to surprise him and book this for his 60th birthday treat .

We boarded in Barbados which was ideal as we had direct flights from London Gatwick our cabin was larger than we anticipated for a tall ship and we were surprised by the amount of space . My husband was fascinated by the sailing and the crew were very patient discussing in great detail the technical details while I found plenty of space to relax and sunbathe . The food was excellent with plenty of choice to satisfy all I do always find that ships cater more for American tastes than European . The ship went to all the smaller ports of the islands and we were often able to use the equipment onboard to snorkel and explore the beautiful beaches the larger ships could only dream of visiting

Bianca Sinden

star rating

My husband and I have recently returned from a 7 night Caribbean voyage to the Caribbean on-board the Star Clipper. We had reservations about cruising on such a small ship. We have cruised with many cruise lines over the years and usually cruise Seabourn, Silversea and Celebrity when travelling with the family. My husband suggested we try a Clipper cruise as we have been looking for a different type of holiday but find it difficult to move away from cruising.

We thoroughly enjoyed out trip, it was excellent to get into such small ports as Terre-de-Haut and Falmouth Harbour in Antigua which was our favourite. The food was excellent and had a local flavour which we enjoy, the swordfish in particular was fantastic and there was always plenty of options to choose from. They also offer open dining which is a must for us. We loved the tall ship yacht feel and she really did look stunning.

The boat had a more sailing than cruising feel to it we found hard to adjust to but did enjoy it and like I mentioned earlier we had been looking for an alternative cruise experience which they certainly provided. We booked early and managed to secure a category 1 stateroom on main deck which was nice if a lot smaller than we have had with other cruise lines, the stateroom was clean and comfortable with a marble bathroom and did the job well, Star Clipper does not have balconies but our stateroom opened out onto the deck and being so small we easily found quiet and peaceful areas to sit so was not a major issue however we did miss the balcony at times. We spoke to several guests who stayed in other grades and all enjoyed their rooms however most also agreed more space would have made for a better experience, that said they did all seem to enjoy the voyage and we did not hear of any complaints.

If you do want the Category 1 staterooms though booking early is a must. Our cruise departed from St Maarten so we had indirect flights via Paris with Air France who were okay, we flex in their premium section and the leg room was fine but we do prefer Virgin and definitely prefer direct routes however they did the job and we had 3 nights in St Maarten to get over the flight, the return flight was also earlier than most Caribbean/US departures so that made up for the plane change and everything was on time and our luggage made it both ways. We loved St Maarten and the island has a real French flavour. We stayed in the hotel L’Esplanade which was located in the resort of Grand Case, the hotel is set on a hill side so not ideal if mobility is an issue but not to steep and provided excellent views. Our apartment was great and very clean. The hotel grounds were lovely and well maintained and location ideal. The only downside to the hotel was aircraft noise but this is what you get on a small island and you soon adapt, the airport is also not to busy and my husband actually enjoyed this. The hotel is small and friendly so if you wants a huge typical Caribbean hotel then probably best to look at departures from other islands but it suited us well and if anything we wished we had booked a couple more nights. We arranged our own transfers locally as advised by our agent and this was easy to do on arrival and good value so no issues there. We also heard from other people who had transfers arranged that they had issues finding them so we were glad we just jumped in a taxi on arrival and paid a few dollars.

Overall this was a very enjoyable experience, we may not do it again as we like a balcony and have got the “new experience” thing out of our system so will probably revert back to our normal cruise lines for our next voyage however in a few years who knows we may take the plunge again.

Colin Urwin

star rating

What a wonderful true sailing experience we had on this ship the ship was absolutely gleaming with its brass fittings and teak decks with the white sails above us. As the numbers on board where small we felt there was plenty of space for us to relax around the decks. The lounges were cosy and intimate but still spacious. And the bar was a great are to retreat to in the evening. This is definitely the cruise for Nautical enthusiasts where you can learn about sailing from the crew and even get the chance to help raise the sails, this was amazing for us although my wife did prefer to find a comfortable spot and relax on deck . The restaurant served the most delicious cuisine and was elegant but informal. Entertainment was gentle music or a local musician.

Johannna Paw

star rating

Royal Clipper – this great little ship was a little gem when we cruised the med last year. The Piano Bar was great to meet up with everyone on an evening and the small size meant navigating around was a breeze.

Annette Goodchild

star rating

We first saw Royal Clipper in the Caribbean a couple of years ago and has my husband has always loved anything with sails I decided to surprise him and book this for his 60th birthday treat .

We boarded in Barbados which was ideal as we had direct flights from London Gatwick our cabin was larger than we anticipated for a tall ship and we were surprised by the amount of space . My husband was fascinated by the sailing and the crew were very patient discussing in great detail the technical details while I found plenty of space to relax and sunbathe . The food was excellent with plenty of choice to satisfy all I do always find that ships cater more for American tastes than European . The ship went to all the smaller ports of the islands and we were often able to use the equipment onboard to snorkel and explore the beautiful beaches the larger ships could only dream of visiting

Bianca Sinden

star rating

My husband and I have recently returned from a 7 night Caribbean voyage to the Caribbean on-board the Star Clipper. We had reservations about cruising on such a small ship. We have cruised with many cruise lines over the years and usually cruise Seabourn, Silversea and Celebrity when travelling with the family. My husband suggested we try a Clipper cruise as we have been looking for a different type of holiday but find it difficult to move away from cruising.

We thoroughly enjoyed out trip, it was excellent to get into such small ports as Terre-de-Haut and Falmouth Harbour in Antigua which was our favourite. The food was excellent and had a local flavour which we enjoy, the swordfish in particular was fantastic and there was always plenty of options to choose from. They also offer open dining which is a must for us. We loved the tall ship yacht feel and she really did look stunning.

The boat had a more sailing than cruising feel to it we found hard to adjust to but did enjoy it and like I mentioned earlier we had been looking for an alternative cruise experience which they certainly provided. We booked early and managed to secure a category 1 stateroom on main deck which was nice if a lot smaller than we have had with other cruise lines, the stateroom was clean and comfortable with a marble bathroom and did the job well, Star Clipper does not have balconies but our stateroom opened out onto the deck and being so small we easily found quiet and peaceful areas to sit so was not a major issue however we did miss the balcony at times. We spoke to several guests who stayed in other grades and all enjoyed their rooms however most also agreed more space would have made for a better experience, that said they did all seem to enjoy the voyage and we did not hear of any complaints.

If you do want the Category 1 staterooms though booking early is a must. Our cruise departed from St Maarten so we had indirect flights via Paris with Air France who were okay, we flex in their premium section and the leg room was fine but we do prefer Virgin and definitely prefer direct routes however they did the job and we had 3 nights in St Maarten to get over the flight, the return flight was also earlier than most Caribbean/US departures so that made up for the plane change and everything was on time and our luggage made it both ways. We loved St Maarten and the island has a real French flavour. We stayed in the hotel L’Esplanade which was located in the resort of Grand Case, the hotel is set on a hill side so not ideal if mobility is an issue but not to steep and provided excellent views. Our apartment was great and very clean. The hotel grounds were lovely and well maintained and location ideal. The only downside to the hotel was aircraft noise but this is what you get on a small island and you soon adapt, the airport is also not to busy and my husband actually enjoyed this. The hotel is small and friendly so if you wants a huge typical Caribbean hotel then probably best to look at departures from other islands but it suited us well and if anything we wished we had booked a couple more nights. We arranged our own transfers locally as advised by our agent and this was easy to do on arrival and good value so no issues there. We also heard from other people who had transfers arranged that they had issues finding them so we were glad we just jumped in a taxi on arrival and paid a few dollars.

Overall this was a very enjoyable experience, we may not do it again as we like a balcony and have got the “new experience” thing out of our system so will probably revert back to our normal cruise lines for our next voyage however in a few years who knows we may take the plunge again.

Colin Urwin

star rating

What a wonderful true sailing experience we had on this ship the ship was absolutely gleaming with its brass fittings and teak decks with the white sails above us. As the numbers on board where small we felt there was plenty of space for us to relax around the decks. The lounges were cosy and intimate but still spacious. And the bar was a great are to retreat to in the evening. This is definitely the cruise for Nautical enthusiasts where you can learn about sailing from the crew and even get the chance to help raise the sails, this was amazing for us although my wife did prefer to find a comfortable spot and relax on deck . The restaurant served the most delicious cuisine and was elegant but informal. Entertainment was gentle music or a local musician.

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