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Client Comments

First-hand experiences with Star Clipper Cruises

We first sailed with Star Clipper in 2000 and were immediately captivated by these unique and magical tall ships. Since then we have sent thousands of clients on Star Clipper cruises in all parts of the world. From The Caribbean to the Far East and Tahiti to superb summer cruising around the Mediterranean.

We have had clients on short 3 night taster cruises, adventurous transatlantic crossings and clients who have enjoyed amazing repositioning sailings of up to 37 nights. All of our clients come back with lifetime memories of their time on these majestic tall ships and this section contains just some of the comments we have received upon their return.

These comments are all from genuine Star Clipper clients and will hopefully give you a honest and unbiased insight into a Star Clipper cruise.

Every returning client will be encouraged to post their genuine comments and hopefully during the coming years this section will grow into an entertaining and informative resource for client planning a Star Clipper cruise.

Joan,


I had the most fabulous time on the Star Clipper in August 2013, thanks to you for arranging my return to this beautiful ship with less than 8 days notice. Having sailed on her only three weeks before, I couldn't believe that the second time around the experience only got better.


Captain Peter and his crew ensured that at every possible opportunity she was under sail. The one day we had no wind gave the perfect conditions for all her sails to be raised, the tenders put out and all the potential 'David Bailey's' amongst us to snap her at her prettiest!


The food was excellent, and service superb in the dining room, the Maitre'd ensuring that even as a single female travelling alone, I always had good company, and never felt isolated, thank you Godwin.


Equally the bar staff ensured introductions to other travellers who they felt like minded. It should be noted that a perfectly good large glass of Chardonnay came in at only €3.50, cheaper for a bottle!


My cabin was spotless, and my travelling companion, my little 'Delfin', was never left on the pillow without a paper rose or accessory from Alphonsus, to whom nothing was too much trouble.


The Sports Team were enthusiastic and encouraging to everyone regardless of age or ability, and had us all up dancing in the evenings!


Alice, our Cruise Director, ensured everyone travelling had information in their own language, on each Port of Call, delivering every lecture in English, French and German, talking personally to others in their own languages. 


Onboard 18 nationalities made up the passenger list! What a combination! I have made new friends from many Countries, and indeed intend to travel with some of these again.


The Purser's ensured everything was kept completely correct, and were approachable and helpful with onboard purchases, and of course final bar bills, "Cheers girls!"


For a single woman, who wants to live a sailing ship to the full, have a great time, with amazing crew and staff, and like minded guests I can think of no better way to travel. I shall, I hope, be returning to one of these beautiful ships in Spring to experience the Caribbean, life suddenly has meaning once more! thank you once again for making this possible Joan and thank you Star Clipper and her staff.


Star Clipper, August 2013

Mrs J R


Joan, just a note to say thank you for a wonderful holiday for us. The staff on Royal Clipper and at the Marcella Royal Hotel in Rome were wonderful but it would not have happened without your expert organisation so thank you very much indeed. 


Mr A E, Royal Clipper, 7th June 2014

Mr A E


Joan


 Just to tell you we had a fantastic holiday on the Royal Clipper


The cabin you chose was actually the best one – no obstructions at all – most of the others had something blocking the view


The itinerary was great – and we loved Croatia… it was so pretty and unspoilt….


 The crew look after us so well and to top it all my husband (because he was 80) and I were chosen to sit at the captains table


For the special night – the whole thing couldn’t have been better.


 Anyway beside all of that – thank you so much for organizing this for us – it was a very special trip and and you made an


Old man very happy!!!


 I am seriously thinking about booking it again next year..


 Best regards


A


Mr and Mrs R. Royal Clipper July 2011 

Mr and Mrs R


Enjoyed a short 3 night sailing organised by Star Clipper for their top 5 agents in the UK. The greek islands are just the perfect cruising area for Star Clipper. Sailing into Santorini which at 7 miles x 14 miles is the worlds largest caldera is simply amazing. dont miss the sunset from the capital on the top of the cliff, breathtaking


loved Mykonnos and found a lovely little harbour front bar with great views of Star Clipper at anchor .


Star Clipper October 2010 Athens Santorini and Mykonnos

Joan and Tony Blakey


Hi Joan


Thanks for all your help and advice with our booking, we had the most fabulous time and contrary to some of the comments we had read prior to our trip. Star Clippers really do try and use sail power as much as possible.  At our first talk the Cruise Director Peter explained about the need to run some power simply to cope with the demands of the customers for hot showers, etc...


We met lots of really like minded people and they were of all ages and everyone got on well, sometimes too well judging by our late nights!


We were on the Eastern Med itinerary and enjoyed the variety of stops.  The food was excellent and plenty of choice.  The crew went out of their way to provide great service.  Our cabin was a grade 5 and was perfect for our needs.


Laying in the widowmaker was exhilarating and probably the best vantage point on the ship!


We don't think we could ever do a 'Big ship' cruise as the smallness meant that you could get to know people and staff pretty well. (Although there wouldn't be any reason why you couldn't keep yourself to yourself).


We will be back!  One customer on our trip was on her 30th journey with Star Clippers


Best wishes


 

Mr and Mrs J and S


We have travelled with Star Clippers five times, the last being with the Royal Clipper in February this year in the Caribbean. We love the Clipper ships, especially in the Caribbean where there are dependable winds. There is the beauty of the ships, the small size compared with most cruise ships giving a very friendly and informal atmosphere, good food and minimal entertainment. For us, an ideal holiday."



Royal Clipper February 2011

Mr and Mrs H



Joan,


Just to say a big thank you for organising our recent trip on the


> Starclipper. We had a brilliant time & are really pleased we


> eventually decided to go! The hotel in Venice was very good & well


> situated, all the taxi's arrived on time, in fact it all was very well


> organised.


>


> The boat was beautiful, & staff, food etc couldn't be faulted.


>


> Once again, thanks very much.


>


Mrs C Star Clipper July 2012


Dear Joan,


Star Clipper was everything you said it would be and more. We had the most wonderful holiday spent in delightful company. The Star Clipper itself was simply wonderful, the food and service was second to none and the staff were first class. We will definitely sail on her again.


Many thanks for all your help.


Mrs H C, November 2012

Mrs H C


Having just returned from Costa Rica we wanted to thank you Joan for a fabulous trip. We had a great time and would certainly consider another trip on Star Clipper in the future. 

Mr & Mrs M Star Flyer cruise and stay Costa Rica pacakage Feb 2013


Just returned from another top agent trip on the Royal Clipper visiting Monaco, St. Tropez and Marseille. Wandered around the Monaco Grand Prix course and the atmosphere was amazing!! The Star Clipper was also in St. Tropez and so the two ships spent several hours under full sail racing each other, a truly breathtaking sight!!


Royal Clipper May 2013


 

Joan and Tony Blakey


We look forward to seeing the new website. Incidently, we are seriously considering a Star Clipper cruise for next year! It was a most enjoyable experience.


Star Clipper May 2011

Mr D. E


Dear Joan

We had a lovely cruise on Royal Clipper and were made really welcome.

Everything was perfect and the icing was put on the cake when we were invited to dine on the Top Table for the final dinner and Heather sat next to the Captain , who incidentally looked nearly as handsome as me !!

Thank you for booking us back in to 307 , it is a great cabin.

We would like to go to the BVI's maybe in early 2015 so keep in touch.

Thanks again

Royal Clipper September 2013

Mr & Mrs W


Hi Joan,


Thank you for the great holiday on this ship. All went well, it is a holiday I would highly recommend to anyone for seeing the Islands and having a first class cruise.


 


Royal Clipper March 2014


 

Mr L


Hi Joan,


We really enjoyed our Cuba trip - Star Flyer never disappoints!


 


Thanks for your organisation.


 


Star Flyer March 2014

Mr B.


Dear Joan,


Just to let you know that we arrived back from our cruise last evening.We had a fantastic time on board Royal Clipper, and the family who had not been on any of the Clipper ships before thought it was wonderful. The staff were great and the food was very nice. Thank you for your help in reserving the accommodation on Royal Clipper.


 


Mr R


Royal Clipper April 2014


 

Mr R


I could not let this wonderful trip that we have just experienced on the Star Flyer, Venice to Athens, pass without writing to you to let you know how the whole adventure surpassed our expectations.


From the moment we embarked to the morning we left, the whole experience was sheer magic. Leaving Venice was so exciting and special, especially to the music of Vangelis. We enjoyed the beauty of the Croatian coast and the Greek Islands of course, but it was this amazing ship that captured us. Not only that, but ALL the staff were so friendly and always smiling, were informative when needed, and so hard working. We can not think of anywhere else where we have had such consistently good food with fantastic choice and served with a smile. Our cabin was perfect, bigger than I imagined, and kept scrupulously clean.


Thank you for everything - your attention to detail, prompt replies to queries, and a friendly voice at the end of the telephone. 


 


 


 


Star Flyer July 2017

Mrs F F


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