Royal Clipper is a steel-hulled, five-masted, fully rigged tall ship, which carries up to 227 passengers and 106 crew. With a mast height of 197 feet and a total of 42 sails, Royal Clipper is a truly magnificent sight to behold and is the largest true full-rigged sailing ship in the world.
The style of Royal Clipper harks back to the golden age of sail, but the facilities on board the ship are worthy of the finest modern yacht. The ship has 19,000 square feet of open deck to enjoy the views, as well as three relaxing outdoor pools. For the best views on board, you can strap on a safety harness and climb to one of the passenger look-out crow's nests. The ship has a converted marina platform at the stern which means that you can enjoy a swim in the sea or take part in a variety of optional water sports.
All cabins on board feature double beds or twin beds which convert into queen-sized doubles. Private, ensuite bathrooms feature in every cabin. Facilities in your cabin include a TV with in-cabin video, private safe, DVD player, telephone and hairdryer. We include accommodation in a Category 6 twin-berth inside cabin, with a fixed double bed. Upgrades are available, please ask for details when booking.
Life on board
Every day the ship's Captain holds a briefing on deck, outlining the events of the day including the important ports of call and fantastic optional shore excursions and leisure time activities available for you. In the evening, there are no rigid schedules on Royal Clipper - you are free to relax with a cocktail in the Tropical Bar, or to sing a few favourite tunes in the Piano Bar.
Dining on Royal Clipper
Every day on board begins with a choice of Continental breakfast - including croissants, toasted English muffins and sweet Danish pastries - or a full breakfast of bacon, sausage, smoked salmon and a selection of eggs cooked to order. Lavish buffet lunches include seafood, salads, meats from the grill and delicious desserts, as well as the possibility of on-shore barbeques if the schedule permits. Dinners in the evening feature a menu of the finest culinary delights at sea, complemented by a wine list featuring equally fine wines (payable on board). Friendly service includes the freedom to sit wherever you like, with whomever you like - including the ship's officers who join passengers for dinner on most evenings. The dress code for dining on board is described as 'casual elegance', without any requirement for formal gowns or black-tie evening wear.