Royal Clipper: The Only 5 Masted Tall Ship for Casual Sailing Cruisesis the largest true sailing ship in the world! It is also the only 5-masted, full rigged sailing ship in the world! Just sailing on her is historic. We rate her at 4 ½ Stars, but many guests feel she is a 5 Star experience!
We would prefer to under promise and over deliver though! She is 439 feet long, and as I mentioned before, is the only 5-masted sailing ship in the world. She has 3 swimming pools, a full European spa, and a state of the art gym. She has a 3 story open atrium that surrounds the dining room, which is lit by the glass bottom of one of her three swimming pools! I have attached a photo of that for you. She also has a marina deck that lowers at the back of the ship where we do our water sports from. We offer water skiing, wake boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, sun fish sailing and snorkeling complementary.
Guests are invited to climb up to the crow’s nest, lie in the nets over the water at the bowsprit, or even steer the ship! Our bridge is always open for guests to come and talk with the Captain and officers. We even allow the guests to try pulling the lines of the sails one day! But all of this is optional. We just offer it to guests would like that experience. The Royal Clipper uses sail power, not engine power over 70% of the time. We only use our engines to propel the ship if the winds die down.
We also pride ourselves on visiting ports that even the medium size ships cannot access. Because of this, your guests will get to have a total “private yacht” experience! Breakfast and lunch are beautifully done in a buffet style, and dinner is full table service, 5-course dining! And since this is a private yacht experience, it is always open seating at all meals! Sit with who ever you want, when ever you want! And there are no jackets or ties required at dinner. Just resort casual.
This ship also has “Deluxe Suites with Private Verandahs.
She spends her winters sailing from Barbados and summers in Europe. You may book transatlantic crossings too.