Introduction

Influenced by the German tall ship Preussen, which graced the seas for eight years before it was involved in an accident in 1910, the Royal Clipper has the proud distinction of being the largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship built since her predecessor was launched on her maiden voyage from Bremerhaven. With her complement of 42 sails, which have a combined area of 56,000 square feet, Royal Clipper stands out amongst her peers in more ways than one.

Heavier, longer and with the ability to carry more passengers than both Star Clipper and Star Flyer this monarchical beauty rises from the waves in majestic fashion and leaves all that sail in her awestruck.

For all the characteristics that she possesses from the grand age of sail, Royal Clipper is as new as tomorrow, and boasts state-of-the-art navigation systems to prove it. She also combines beauty with comfort by offering every onboard luxury you could wish for. For passionate travellers and sail cruising connoisseurs, the 439 foot Royal Clipper offers a sea-going experience like no other; finding an undeniable balance between the grandeur, adventure and tradition of classic sailing and the superb facilities, cabins and conveniences associated with the finest modern yacht.

Royal Clipper carries just 227 guests in luxurious style. An expansive and spacious outdoor environment is achieved through the amble deck space which also includes three inviting swimming pools.

Find your very own world of privacy on one of the hidden balconies on either side of the bow, or go to even further lengths to get the best seat in the house. Passengers are invited to climb the mast (with safety harness provided) and take in the views from the converted crow’s nest which not only offers the chance for a brief moment of reflection, but also provides the most unparalleled views of the lands and seas around you.

If you thought the exterior areas were impressive, you will be even more amazed by Royal Clipper’s interior spaces. Included in these is a three-deck atrium that enables sunlight to flood into the elegantly appointed, three-tiered dining room; featuring unreserved seating, meticulously prepared cuisine and an easy-going dress code which aims to make everyone feel included.

And 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 or 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 our Royal Clipper cruises.

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Main Info
  • Children Not allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Premium
  • Decks4
  • Cabins98
  • Size Boutique
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins-
  • Crew Members106
  • Refurbished2010
  • CurrencyEUR
Unique Features

Guinness World Record Holder The Royal Clipper was officially recognised by the Guinness World Record in 2001 as the World's largest square rigger in service.

Age Restrictions

The minimum drinking age for all alcoholic beverages is 21.

Kids & 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.

Dress Code

Evenings - casual elegance (Jackets and ties are not required - no shorts and t-shirts)

Daytime - casual.

Fire Safety

While the ship was constructed with modern materials, that are either fire-retardant or flame-proof, fire remains a risk aboard any vessel. Please observe some simple safety rules:

  • Do not smoke inside your cabin
  • Do not throw cigarette butts overboard
  • Do not light candles, oil lights or similar devices in your cabin

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Service
Laundry services are available onboard for a nominal charge. Dry-cleaning is available only on Royal Clipper, for a nominal charge.
Lifeboat Drills

International Maritime Law requires a lifeboat drill to take place at the beginning of each cruise. All guests must attend this compulsory and important exercise. During the drill, all ship’s services will be suspended.

Your assigned lifeboat station, the location of life jackets and the signal for lifeboat and fire drills are clearly explained on the emergency card posted on your cabin’s door. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the safety instructions it contains. When the alarm is sounded, put on your life jacket according to the instructions given over the public address system. An officer will direct you to your boat station, answer any questions you might have and check that your jacket is properly secured.

Your close attention during this drill is of paramount importance for your safety.

Lost & Found
On the last night of your cruise, we suggest you do a full review of your belongings. Check in the safe, under your bed, in the closet and drawers to ensure everything has been packed. Star Clippers cannot be held responsible for items left onboard.
Medical Services
A Registered Nurse is either on staff or is available from shore. In addition, the ship’s officers are qualified in administering first aid. Should a passenger require hospital treatment, the ship is almost always near a medical facility on shore. Passengers requiring prescription medicine are advised to bring them onboard. Only over-the-counter medications are available at the Sloop Shop.
Safety Rules

It is essential that you take certain precautions while onboard. Here are some basic rules:

  • Use appropriate ashtrays for cigarette butt ends and used matches. Do not throw cigarettes or cigars over the side of the ship; if blown back onto the ship, they may cause a fire. Never smoke in your cabin.
  • Walk, never run, and be especially careful on wet or slippery decks.
  • Ladies are advised to wear low-heeled shoes, especially on deck.
  • Children must not be allowed to run or play unattended on deck, in corridors, on stairways, or near the swimming pool

In the event of rough weather:

  • Do not stroll about the ship unnecessarily
  • Hold on to hand rails in passageways and stairways
  • Doors should be latched during heavy seas. Use the handles and never hold onto a door by its frame as the ship’s movement may cause it to close on your hand.
  • If there is unsecured baggage in your cabin, call your steward for assistance
  • Secure items in your bathroom and on your bureau

Smoking Policy
Passengers can smoke in designated areas on deck.
Deck Plans
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

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Accomodation
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Entertainment

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.

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.