Royal Clipper

Royal Clipper Review and Specifications

Specifications of Royal Clipper

Year built2000  /  Age : 18
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 of Royal Clipper

Royal Clipper current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Corsica And French Riviera. Prices start from USD 5270 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 22 Sep, 2018 and ends on 29 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
22 Sep      Departing from Cannes, France Riviera   
23 Sep     Portofino, Italy   
24 Sep     Ile Rousse, Corsica, France   
25 Sep     Calvi, Corsica, France   
26 Sep     Plage D'Arone, Piana, Corsica, France   
27 Sep     Porquerolles Island, Hyeres, France   
27 Sep     Sanary-sur-Mer, France Riviera   
28 Sep     Saint-Tropez, France Riviera   
29 Sep      Arriving in Cannes, France Riviera   

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 wind jammer, created in 1902.

Royal Clipper cruise ship

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 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 buffet-style breakfast and lunch. Dinner is ordered from a five-course menu.

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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 luxurious style and full 19,000 sq.feet of open deck. The three swimming pools give wonderfully spacious outdoor environment.

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  • Cabin grades number: 8
  • Total number of cabins: 114 (of which 16 Suites, 14 Balcony, 106 Outside, 6 Inside).
  • Dining Rooms: Clipper Dining room (three-level, open seating, buffet-style breakfast and lunch, dinner is ordered from a 5-course menu).
  • Lounges & Bars: 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).
  • 3 pools, library (with faux fireplace, board games), Water Sports Marina, Wireless Internet Access.
  • 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 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
2018 May 19 14 days, one-way from Cannes to Civitavecchia Cannes
2018 May 26 7 days, round-trip Amalfi And Sicily Civitavecchia
2018 Jun 23 7 days, round-trip Croatia And Montenegro Venice
2018 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip Amalfi And Sicily Civitavecchia
2018 Jul 28 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia
2018 Aug 08 17 days, one-way from Venice to Cannes Venice
2018 Aug 08 10 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice
2018 Aug 18 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Cannes Civitavecchia
2018 Aug 25 7 days, one-way from Cannes to Civitavecchia Cannes$5270
2018 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip Amalfi And Sicily Civitavecchia$5270
2018 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Amalfi And Sicily Civitavecchia$5270
2018 Sep 15 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Cannes Civitavecchia$5270
2018 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Corsica And French Riviera Cannes$5270
2018 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Les Voiles De St. Tropez Cannes$5270
2018 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Corsica And French Riviera Cannes$5270
2018 Oct 13 12 days, one-way from Cannes to Lisbon Cannes$8650
2018 Oct 25 16 days, one-way from Lisbon to Bridgetown Lisbon$6770
2018 Nov 10 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Panama City Bridgetown$11480
2018 Dec 04 11 days, one-way from Montego Bay to Bridgetown Montego Bay$8820
2018 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown$6450
2018 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Christmas Cruise Bridgetown$6450
2018 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands New Year Cruise Bridgetown$7020
2019 Jan 05 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown$6450
2019 Jan 12 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Rendezvous Bridgetown$6450
2019 Jan 19 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown$6450
2019 Jan 26 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Rendezvous Bridgetown$6450
2019 Feb 02 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown$6450
2019 Feb 09 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Rendezvous Bridgetown$6450
2019 Feb 16 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown$6450
2019 Feb 23 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Rendezvous Bridgetown$6450
2019 Mar 02 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown$6450
2019 Mar 09 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Rendezvous Bridgetown$6450
2019 Mar 16 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown$6450
2019 Mar 23 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Rendezvous Bridgetown$6450
2019 Mar 30 7 days, round-trip Grenadine Islands Bridgetown$6450
2019 Apr 22 12 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia Lisbon$8820
2019 Apr 22 5 days, one-way from Lisbon to Malaga Lisbon$4020
2019 Apr 27 14 days, one-way from Malaga to Civitavecchia Malaga$9200
2019 Apr 27 7 days, one-way from Malaga to Civitavecchia Malaga$5370
2019 May 04 7 days, round-trip Amalfi And Sicily Civitavecchia$5370
2019 May 11 14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Cannes Civitavecchia$9200
2019 May 11 7 days, round-trip Amalfi And Sicily Civitavecchia$5370
2019 May 18 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Cannes Civitavecchia$5370
2019 May 25 7 days, round-trip Monaco Grand Prix F1 Final, Corsica And Italy Cannes$5370
2019 Jun 01 14 days, one-way from Cannes to Civitavecchia Cannes$9200
2019 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Corsica And French Riviera Cannes$5370
2019 Jun 08 7 days, one-way from Cannes to Civitavecchia Cannes$5370
2019 Jun 15 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia$8080
2019 Jul 06 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Cannes Civitavecchia$5370
2019 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Corsica And French Riviera Cannes$5370
2019 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Ligurian Sea Cannes$5370
2019 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Corsica And French Riviera Cannes$5370
2019 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Ligurian Sea Cannes$5370
2019 Aug 10 7 days, one-way from Cannes to Civitavecchia Cannes$5370
2019 Aug 17 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia$8080
2019 Aug 28 17 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice$11170
2019 Aug 28 10 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice$7370
2019 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Amalfi And Sicily Civitavecchia$5370
2019 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Amalfi And Sicily Civitavecchia$5370
2019 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Amalfi And Sicily Civitavecchia$5370
2019 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Amalfi And Sicily Civitavecchia$5370
2019 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Amalfi And Sicily Civitavecchia$5370
2019 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Amalfi And Sicily Civitavecchia$5370
2019 Oct 19 28 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Bridgetown Civitavecchia$15810
2019 Oct 19 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Lisbon Civitavecchia$8820
2019 Oct 19 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Lisbon Civitavecchia$8820
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 14 days, round-trip Windward Islands Bridgetown$6570