Royal Clipper gets a revamp


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The ship, Royal Clipper, one of Star Clippers Cruise most recognisable vessels, has recently undergone a range of great renovations.

After a two-week dry dock experience in Trinidad, the 227 passenger ship is now revamped and ready for new passengers. New carpets have been put down in the dining room and throughout the corridors, the cabins have been repainted, new upholstery is on the seating and wood panels have been re-varnished. Furthermore, passengers will be able to use newly refurbished bathrooms during their stay.

“We want to exceed passengers expectations for the entire Star Clippers experience and that includes the appearance of the ships”

— Andy Lovering, the Company’s Director of Sales and Marketing.

Star Clippers has another two ships in its fleet:  Star Flyer and Star Clipper, the former of which went through a similar revamp last year

The philosophy of Star Clippers is to offer a fantastic alternative to large ship cruising. They offer a unique combination of the excitement and adventure that you expect on a cruising holiday with the authenticity of sailing on a fabulous yacht.

About Royal Clipper:

Royal Clipper may look like a vessel straight out of the history books, but don’t be fooled, it is a fully modern ship that can provide a luxury holiday experience. It has a striking appearance, with five masts and 42 sails, and is in fact the largest full-rigged sailing ship in the world! Royal Clipper was inspired by the historic vessel, Preussen, which was launched in 1902. Royal Clipper is the largest such ship since the loss of Preussen from the oceans.

In terms of onboard facilities, Royal Clipper houses three swimming pools and holidaymakers can relax in a spectacular three-decked atrium. If you fancy playing some sport, the marine platform onboard hosts various water-based activities. But for those seeking serious relaxation, the spa and health club are certainly worth a visit! Furthermore, if you want a space to yourself, the ship boasts many secret hideaways on the hidden balconies on both sides of the bow. And for dining, the ship’s atrium hosts a three level dining space, where passengers can try delicious food in an informal setting – there is a no-tie dress code onboard.

The accommodation on the ship provides everything you will need, with individual bathrooms, a television with DVD player, air conditioning and a private safe to make sure that your valuables are safe. Some of the deluxe rooms host a whirlpool bath, a mini bar and have cabin doors which open directly onto the deck!

But what’s so great about this type of traditional sailing, beyond the fantastic onboard facilities, is that you can get actively involved and feel like you are on a real sailing voyage! On Royal Clipper, passengers can climb the mast and look out from the crow’s nest (all safely supervised with a harness). What better way to view the ocean! A cruise on a traditional vessel allows you to try something new and experience a more authentic sailing holiday.

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    Thank you for the update. Having just completed my Star Clipper sail, I’m looking forward to joining everyone next week on the Royal.

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