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Royal Clipper

Former name: Gwarek

Royal Clipper Review and Specifications

Specifications of Royal Clipper

Year built2000  /  Age : 19
Flag state Luxembourg
BuilderStocznia Gdynia SA (Gdansk, Poland)
Class5-Masted Schooner (sailing ship)
Building costUSD 70 million
OwnerStar Clippers Ltd
OperatorStar Clippers Cruises
Speed14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA)133 m / 436 ft
Beam (width)16 m / 52 ft
Gross Tonnage4425 gt
Passengers224 - 224
Crew106
Passengers-to-space ratio22
Decks4
Cabins112
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2017
Former namesGwarek

Current itinerary / position of Royal Clipper

Royal Clipper current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Amalfi & Sicily. Prices start from USD 5370 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 21 Sep, 2019 and ends on 28 Sep, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
21 Sep    Departing from Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy hotels
22 Sep    Ponza Island, Italy
22 Sep    Palmarola Island, Italy
23 Sep    Sorrento, Italy
24 Sep    Amalfi, Italy
25 Sep    Giardini-Naxos, Taormina, Sicily Italy
26 Sep    Lipari Island, Aeolian, Italy
28 Sep    Arriving in Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy hotels

Review of Royal Clipper

After in 1991 the Swedish yachtsman Mikhail Krafft established Star Clippers, first was the Star Flyer, and second - the Star Clipper, both true tall ships. Star Clippers went on with building the largest presently sailing tall ship - the 5-mast Royal Clipper in 2000. 

History - construction and ownership

The 4,425-ton, 227-passenger cruise ship Royal Clipper is a 5-mast, steel-hulled, fully rigged tall ship. She was designed for Star Clippers Ltd by Zygmunt Choreń and built using existing steel hull modified by Gdansk Shipyard. The Royal sailing ship was designed for the polish miners as sailing holiday cruiser. Her first name is Gwarek (meaning The Miner in ancient polish).

Royal Clipper cruise ship

In July 2000 Merwede shipyard completed ship's interior. The renovations included Rainer Maria Latzke's frescography murals, completing the Mediterranean interior of the vessel. Royal ship's design is based on Preussen - the famous 5-mast German Flying P-Liner windjammer built in 1902.

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Royal Clipper ship claims she is the biggest "true sailing ship", of course, built since Preussen. She is also in Guinness World Records as largest in service square-rigged ship featuring 5202 m2 of sail.

Cruise itinerary program

During the summer, Royal Clipper sails in the Mediterranean, departing from Rome and Venice. During winter months, she offers Caribbean voyages through the southern part of the Lesser Antilles area. She can visit the smallest ports which larger ships cannot reach, because of her size. Between seasons, Transatlantic crossings are offered.

Cabins

Royal Clipper has 4 passenger decks and a total of 114 cabins, of which 16 are Suites, 14 - Balcony, 6 - Inside and 106 Outside. The cabin grades number is 8.

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Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The Clipper Dining room is Royal Clipper's 3-level open-seating main restaurant. It features a buffet-style breakfast and lunch. Dinner is ordered from a five-course menu. 

Royal Clipper cruise ship

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Royal Clipper offers sea-going ultimate experience, with balanced grandeur, tradition and adventure of sailing with superb service and amenities of a modern yacht. Carrying just 227 passengers, the Royal ship provides the luxurious style and full 19,000 sq.feet of open deck. The three swimming pools give a wonderfully spacious outdoor environment.

Royal Clipper Lounges and Bars include Captain Nemo Gym Lounge & Spa ( spa and health club featuring underwater glass portholes), Observation Lounge, Tropical Bar, Piano Bar (live music), Atrium (three-deck), Purser's Office, Gallery (2). Other facilities include a library (with faux fireplace, board games), Water Sports Marina, Wireless Internet Access.

Royal Clipper wiki

The Royal Clipper cruise ship is a 5-masted steel-hulled and fully-rigged tall ship (sailing ship). It joined the fleet of Star Clippers in 2000. The vessel was modelled after the famous German windjammer Preussen (built 1902). This sail cruise ship was originally designed as a holiday cruiser for the coal miners from Gdansk Poland, under the name Gwarek (meaning "The Miner" in ancient Polish).

Royal Clipper is listed as "the largest square-rigged ship in service" in the Guinness World Records book, with 5202 m2 of sails.

On select Yoga-themed fitness cruises, Star Clippers offers free daily meditation and yoga classes. The company also invites celebrity chefs to give themed cooking demonstrations. Royal Clipper's most thrilling onboard experience (performance) is climbing the rigging. The mast climbing is always supervised and takes place several times during a voyage (weather permitting).

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Royal Clipper Itineraries

The below listed Royal Clipper cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Aug 28 17 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice
2019 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Amalfi & Sicily Civitavecchia
2019 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Amalfi & Sicily Civitavecchia $5370
2019 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Amalfi & Sicily Civitavecchia $5370
2019 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Amalfi & Sicily Civitavecchia $5370
2019 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Amalfi & Sicily Civitavecchia $5370
2019 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Amalfi & Sicily Civitavecchia $5370
2019 Oct 19 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Lisbon Civitavecchia $8820
2019 Oct 19 28 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Bridgetown Civitavecchia $15810
2019 Oct 31 16 days, one-way from Lisbon to Bridgetown Lisbon $7000
2019 Nov 16 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Panama City Bridgetown $11680
2019 Nov 30 14 days, one-way from Panama City to St Johns Panama City $11680
2019 Dec 14 7 days, one-way from St Johns to Bridgetown St Johns $6570
2019 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Christmas Cruise Bridgetown $6570
2019 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands New Year Cruise Bridgetown $7140
2020 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $6570
2020 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $6570
2020 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $6570
2020 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $6570
2020 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $6570
2020 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $6570
2020 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $6570
2020 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $6570
2020 Feb 29 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $6570
2020 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $6570
2020 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $6570
2020 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $6570
2020 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $6570
2020 Apr 04 16 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Lisbon Bridgetown $7000
2020 May 11 5 days, one-way from Lisbon to Malaga Lisbon $4110
2020 May 11 12 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia Lisbon $9000
2020 May 16 7 days, one-way from Malaga to Civitavecchia Malaga $5480
2020 May 16 14 days, one-way from Malaga to Civitavecchia Malaga $9400
2020 May 23 7 days, round-trip Amalfi & Sicily Civitavecchia $5480
2020 May 30 7 days, round-trip Amalfi & Sicily Civitavecchia $5480
2020 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Amalfi & Sicily Civitavecchia $5480
2020 Jun 13 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $8250
2020 Jul 04 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $8250
2020 Jul 04 14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Trieste Civitavecchia $9400
2020 Jul 15 3 days, one-way from Venice to Trieste Venice $2370
2020 Jul 18 7 days, one-way from Trieste to Venice Trieste $5480
2020 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Croatia & Montenegro Venice $5480
2020 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Croatia & Montenegro Venice $5480
2020 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Croatia & Montenegro Venice $5480
2020 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Croatia & Montenegro Venice $5480
2020 Aug 29 17 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $11420
2020 Sep 05 10 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $7510
2020 Sep 05 14 days, one-way from Venice to Cannes Venice $9400
2020 Sep 15 4 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Cannes Civitavecchia $3140
2020 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Corsica, Sardinia & The Riviera Cannes $5480
2020 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Ligurian Sea Cannes $5480
2020 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Corsica, Sardinia & The Riviera Cannes $5480
2020 Oct 10 12 days, one-way from Cannes to Lisbon Cannes $9000
2020 Oct 22 16 days, one-way from Lisbon to Bridgetown Lisbon $7220
2020 Nov 07 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Panama City Bridgetown $11880
2020 Nov 21 14 days, one-way from Panama City to St Johns Panama City $11880
2020 Dec 05 7 days, one-way from St Johns to Bridgetown St Johns $6680
2020 Dec 12 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $6680
2020 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Christmas Cruise Bridgetown $6680
2020 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands New Year Cruise Bridgetown $7250
2021 Jan 02 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $6680
2021 Jan 09 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $6680
2021 Jan 16 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $6680
2021 Jan 23 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $6680
2021 Jan 30 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $6680
2021 Feb 06 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $6680
2021 Feb 13 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $6680
2021 Feb 20 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $6680
2021 Feb 27 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $6680
2021 Mar 06 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $6680
2021 Mar 13 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $6680
2021 Mar 20 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $6680
2021 Mar 27 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $6680

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