Royal Clipper

Star Clippers Americas

The Royal Clipper is the largest sailing cruise ship in the world, with five masts that soar 190 ft high, supporting 42 sails carrying the ship to a speed of 17 knots. With a ratio of one crew member for every two guests, the Royal Clipper offers the epitome of pampered service. On this ship, adventure is written on the wind.


14 Balcony suites
3 Swimming pools
Fitness Center
Fitness Classes
Laundry/Dry Cleaning
Onboard Weddings
Piano Lounge
Water Sports Platform

Ship Info

What's Included


  • Shipboard accommodations

    All meals and on board entertainment

    Use of watersports equipment

Not Included

  • Airfare and transfers

    Port charges

    Taxes and fees

    Alcoholic beverages

    Shore excursions

    Personal expenses

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
5000 Tons
Public Decks
Passenger Capacity

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Wonderful sailing experience

By: Leslie555

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2016

I sailed on the Royal Clipper on a back to back Istanbul-Athens-Istanbul cruise. It lived up to my expectations. I met some wonderful people and enjoyed great conversations during meals. The dining room staff with Anita at the helm was great at remembering your preferences for coffee/tea and toast in the morning. My cabin steward was so accommodating and greeted me by name every morning with a big smile. Small ship cruising allows you to go to smaller islands which I liked. The excursions I choose were led by knowledgeable guides and helped make these ancient sites come to life. I hope to sail again with Star Clippers hopefully on the smaller ship-Star Flyer.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen


By: traveler

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2018

very good food reasonable wine pricing and the Staff is over the top with service, super friendly
Travel Advisor:  Sue Pechtel

Star Clippers

By: Al

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2019

Excellent. The food, crew and ports of call in the Grenadines were perfect.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Renae Torgerson

It's All About the Ship

By: rabbibjk

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2019

The reason to travel on this ship is the magnificence of the sails. Incredibly impressive to see the 42 sails go up with impressive musical accompaniment. This is not a luxurious vessel. Charges for every drink and wifi. The rooms are small and dark- no balconies, only portholes. Food is okay; breakfast and lunch are buffet style so be prepared to stand in line. I was taken aback by the quality of the amenities in the bathroom. I noticed that there was no hair conditioner and asked the front desk to provide someone (which happens often at hotels.) I was shocked when they told me they had none, and had to tear off the ship just before departure to buy some. Be aware that although this is the Caribbean, there IS a dress code- men must wear long pants and no sandals at dinner. Fortunately my husband had thrown a pair of slacks into the suitcase at the last minute. The ship rocks and rolls A LOT, yet we were never seasick. It did take a week to get over the sea legs though.
Travel Advisor:  Judi Glass


By: Clwj

Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2019

This was one of our favorite trips! We don’t like the big cruise ship scene so this was perfect. It’s all about the ship on this cruise! Nothing fancy! No dressing up for dinner. Not even allowed high heels on the boat ! The staff was awesome! Truly can’t say enough about Nimo our cruise director ...Emerson our bartender and wine steward...Sherwin who looked after our room. We would most definitely do this ship again! So layed back and relaxed! Exactly what we wanted! The show every night of putting up the sails...can’t be beat!
Travel Advisor:  Samuel Spencer

Royal Clipper review

By: Glenn

Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2019

Kathy's planning was considerate of the traveler and realized when her forward planning would aid your travel pleasure. forward planning often reduces travel stress, which can reduce enjoyment.
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Oakes

Victoria Clipper round trip to Seattle

By: Grandma Betty Kay

Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2019

The trip was calm, the boat was full. We chose the upgraded seats which allow you to board the ship first. A lot of snacks and drinks are provided with the trip. There are people taking your order for other food if you wish.

Tall Ship Sailing

By: SandyBeach

Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2019

This was a wonderful experience! Seeing the sails set the first night was quite a sight complete with music and lighting. The ship is always in motion so take your seasick medication if you are prone to motion sickness so that you can fully enjoy the experience you signed up for. The crew was helpful and friendly. The food was delicious and plentiful. I especially enjoyed story time with Captain Sergey. This is a once or maybe twice in a lifetime experience!
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Oakes

Royal Clipper

By: Mo

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2019

The Royal Clipper Cruise was an incredible sailboat experience. Words can’t really describe how much I enjoyed sailing on the Royal Clipper. The staff was incredible... They kept the cabins clean and the service during all meals and throughout the day was awesome. When we stopped at each port, the Royal Clipper offered different excursions so we could experience each place we stopped. I would definitely recommend this cruise to travelers who enjoyed getting out and seeing different sights. It is especially great for people who don’t mind walking a lot and climbing stairs. 😜
Travel Advisor:  Dori Cameron

Royal Clipper

By: Stookey

Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2019

Great trip. Would have liked ship water toys more available
Travel Advisor:  Dori Cameron



Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2019

A wonderful change compared to a large cruise ship. We got into smaller ports and loved the marine deck.
Travel Advisor:  Katherine Young

Ultimate experience!

By: jeniferjmeyer

Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2020

Totally enjoyment from the ship, staff, food, cabin, and the the experience to sail! Our second trip and best yet!
Travel Advisor:  Clare Isquith