Royal Clipper was featured in The Courier Mail as one of the top 10 smaller cruise ships. Take a look!
“Remember when sailing the seas actually meant sailing? Well on the Star Clipper cruise line, it still does. The Royal Clipper is the pride of the fleet, modelled on the legendary Preussen ship which sailed majestically across the oceans more than 100 years ago.” — Jeremy Pierce, The Courier Mail
The following story is from Dave G. Houser’s feature in All Things Cruise.
Crossing the Atlantic on a sailing ship had been on my bucket list for many years – inspired largely by a couple of voyages I made with Star Clipper vessels Star Flyer and Royal Clipper in 1991 and 1995 respectively. When the opportunity came about to join Star Flyer on a 22-day transatlantic crossing from Malaga, Spain to Bridgetown, Barbados in October, I jumped at the chance.
To sail before the mast, following the trade winds along the same route taken by Columbus and other early explorers venturing from Europe to the New World, seemed to me a romantic and venturesome undertaking – a travel experience well beyond the ordinary. Read the rest of this entry »
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