Royal Clipper

Former name: Gwarek

Royal Clipper current position

Royal Clipper current location is at Adriatic Sea (coordinates 45.43105 N / 12.31726 E) cruising en route to Venice. The AIS position was reported 1 minute ago.

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Current itinerary of Royal Clipper

Royal Clipper current cruise is 3 days, round-trip Croatia Slovenia. Prices start from USD 910 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 19 Jun, 2024 and ends on 22 Jun, 2024.

Date / TimePort
19 Jun    Departing from Venice, Marghera, Italy hotels
20 Jun    Rovinj, Croatia
21 Jun    Piran, Slovenia
22 Jun    Arriving in Venice, Marghera, Italy hotels

Specifications of Royal Clipper

Year of build2000  /  Age: 24
Flag state Malta
BuilderStocznia Gdynia SA (Gdansk, Poland)
Class5-Masted Schooner (sailing ship)
Building costUSD 70 million
Speed14 kn / 26 km/h / 16 mph
Length (LOA)133 m / 436 ft
Beam (width)16 m / 52 ft
Gross Tonnage4425 gt
Passengers227
Crew106
Passengers-to-space ratio22
Decks4
Cabins112
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2017
Former namesGwarek
OwnerStar Clippers Ltd
OperatorStar Clippers Cruises

Royal Clipper Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 May 14 18 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $4610
2024 May 25 7 days, one-way from Cannes to Civitavecchia-Rome Cannes $2080
2024 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Amalfi Sicily Civitavecchia-Rome
2024 Jun 19 3 days, round-trip Croatia Slovenia Venice $910
2024 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Croatia Montenegro Venice $2080
2024 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Croatia Montenegro Venice $2080
2024 Jun 29 17 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia-Rome Venice $4360
2024 Jul 06 10 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia-Rome Venice $2830
2024 Jul 16 4 days, round-trip Rome To Rome Civitavecchia-Rome $1250
2024 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Amalfi Sicily Civitavecchia-Rome $2080
2024 Jul 27 3 days, round-trip Rome To Rome Civitavecchia-Rome $910
2024 Jul 27 14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Venice Civitavecchia-Rome $3570
2024 Jul 30 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Venice Civitavecchia-Rome $3130
2024 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Croatia Montenegro Venice $2080
2024 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Croatia Montenegro Venice $2080
2024 Aug 31 11 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia-Rome Venice $3130
2024 Aug 31 14 days, one-way from Venice to Cannes Venice $3570
2024 Sep 11 3 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Cannes Civitavecchia-Rome $910
2024 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Ligurian Sea Cannes $2080
2024 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Corsica French Riviera Cannes $2080
2024 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Voiles De St. Tropez Cannes $2080
2024 Oct 05 12 days, one-way from Cannes to Lisbon Cannes $3390
2024 Oct 05 28 days, one-way from Cannes to Bridgetown Cannes $6240
2024 Oct 17 16 days, one-way from Lisbon to Bridgetown Lisbon $2850
2024 Nov 02 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Panama City Bridgetown $3640
2024 Nov 16 14 days, one-way from Panama City to St Johns Antigua Panama City $3640
2024 Nov 30 7 days, one-way from St Johns Antigua to Bridgetown St Johns Antigua $1700
2024 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $1700
2024 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $1700
2024 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Christmas Cruise Bridgetown $1700
2024 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands New Years Cruise Bridgetown $1900
2025 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $1700
2025 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $1700
2025 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $1700
2025 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $1700
2025 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $1700
2025 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $1700
2025 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $1700
2025 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $1700
2025 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $1700
2025 Mar 08 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $1700
2025 Mar 15 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Bridgetown $2550
2025 May 12 6 days, one-way from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Malaga Las Palmas de Gran Canaria $1880
2025 May 12 12 days, one-way from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Cannes Las Palmas de Gran Canaria $3560
2025 May 18 6 days, one-way from Malaga to Cannes Malaga $1880
2025 May 30 6 days, round-trip Corsica French Riviera Cannes $1880
2025 Jun 05 4 days, round-trip Corsica French Riviera Cannes $1320
2025 Jun 05 9 days, one-way from Cannes to Civitavecchia-Rome Cannes $2690
2025 Jun 09 5 days, one-way from Cannes to Civitavecchia-Rome Cannes $1640
2025 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Croatia Montenegro Venice $2190
2025 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Croatia Montenegro Venice $2190
2025 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Croatia Montenegro Venice $2190
2025 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Croatia Montenegro Venice $2190
2025 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Croatia Montenegro Venice $2190
2025 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Croatia Montenegro Venice $2190
2025 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Croatia Montenegro Venice $2190
2025 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Croatia Montenegro Venice $2190
2025 Aug 30 11 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia-Rome Venice $3290
2025 Aug 30 15 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia-Rome Venice $4020
2025 Sep 10 4 days, round-trip Rome To Rome Civitavecchia-Rome $1320
2025 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Amalfi Sicily Civitavecchia-Rome $2190
2025 Sep 21 6 days, round-trip Amalfi Sicily Civitavecchia-Rome $1880
2025 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Amalfi Sicily Civitavecchia-Rome $2190
2025 Sep 27 20 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Lisbon Civitavecchia-Rome $5380
2025 Oct 04 13 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Lisbon Civitavecchia-Rome $3860
2025 Oct 04 28 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Bridgetown Civitavecchia-Rome $6560
2025 Oct 17 15 days, one-way from Lisbon to Bridgetown Lisbon $2630
2025 Nov 01 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Panama City Bridgetown $3830
2025 Nov 15 14 days, one-way from Panama City to St Johns Antigua Panama City $3830
2025 Nov 29 7 days, one-way from St Johns Antigua to Bridgetown St Johns Antigua $1790
2025 Dec 06 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $1790
2025 Dec 13 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $1790
2025 Dec 20 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Christmas Cruise Bridgetown $1790
2025 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands New Years Cruise Bridgetown $1990
2026 Jan 03 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $1790
2026 Jan 10 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $1790
2026 Jan 17 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $1790
2026 Jan 24 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $1790
2026 Jan 31 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $1790
2026 Feb 07 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $1790
2026 Feb 14 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $1790
2026 Feb 21 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $1790
2026 Feb 28 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $1790
2026 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $1790
2026 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown $1790
2026 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown $1790

Royal Clipper Review

Review of Royal Clipper

The 2000-built Royal Clipper cruise ship is a masted barquentine/tall-sailing ship constructed by Stocznia Gdynia SA (shipyard in Gdansk Poland). The fleetmates Star Flyer and Star Clipper are both authentic 4-masted barquentines.

The vessel (IMO number 8712178) is currently Malta-flagged (MMSI 248786000) and registered in Valletta.

History - construction and ownership

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

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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-masted 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.

Decks and Cabins

Royal Clipper has 4 passenger decks and a total of 114 staterooms, of which 16 Suites, 14 Balconies, 6 Inside, 106 Outside. The cabin categories are 8.

Royal Clipper cruise ship

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 boat provides the luxurious style and full 19,000 ft2 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.

Itineraries

During the summer, Royal Clipper sails in the Mediterranean, departing from Civitavecchia-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.

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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 modeled 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 Old Polish).

Royal Clipper is listed as "the largest square-rigged ship in service" in the Guinness World Records book, with 5202 m2 (56000 ft2) 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).