Royal Clipper

Inspired by the legendary Tall Ship, Preussen, Royal Clipper has the proud distinction of being the largest and only five-masted full ship built since her predecessor was launched at the beginning of the century. With her complement 42 sails, Royal Clipper is a splendid sight to behold. You might think she was an apparition from the grand age of sail, but Royal Clipper is as new as tomorrow, boasting state-of-the-art navigation systems and all the comfort of today. For connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 134 metre Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sea-going experience, balancing the grandeur, adventure and tradition of sailing with the superb service, amenities and accommodations of the finest modern yacht. 

  • Lloyds No8712178
  • Size boutique
  • Style premium
  • Type ocean
  • Year of launch 2000
  • Year of last refit 2010
  • Gross tonnage 5000t
  • Length 134.0m
  • Width 16.5m
  • Decks 4
  • Language English
  • Currency Euro (€)
  • No. of passengers 227
  • No. of crew 106
  • No. of cabins 98
  • -wheelchair access 0
Unique Features

Guinness World Record Holder The Royal Clipper was officially recognised by the Guinness World Record in 2001 as the World's largest square rigger in service.


The suggested amount is 8€ per person per night. A 12.5 % service charge is added to your bill when ordering drinks.

Children not advised
Designated areas only
Not available

There are eight stateroom grades available onboard Royal Clipper, the majority of them with ocean views, some with verandas. Like a fine resort, all the amenities are here. The décor is tastefully traditional. You'll find accoutrements of a classic yacht, where everything is ingeniously designed for comfort, ease and efficiency. Burnished brass fittings and mahogany brightwork recall the line's nautical heritage. Soft natural fabrics reflect the colour of the sun, sea and sky. Prints of famous clipper ships and sailing yachts grace the walls. Everything is immaculately maintained and your stewards knows exactly when to appear. On Royal Clipper, fourteen Deluxe suites offer the ultimate in cruising comfort, with private veranda, whirlpool bath and 24-hour room service. All but six of her 98 cabins are outside, and for the ultimate indulgence, two 40 square owner's suites may be confined to accommodate up to eight guests. All in all, your Star Clippers cabin or suite is a perfectly arranged abode for daydreams and nights of blissful rest and relaxation.


The Clipper Dining Room is the only restaurant onboard the ship. Serving breakfast from 8-10am, lunch between 12-2pm, and à la carte dinner from 7.30-10pm. Guests are free to dine when and with whomever they wish - including with the officers, who join guests in the dining room most nights.


You are free to do as you wish with your days - and evenings. To entertain you at certain ports, locals are brought onboard to give passengers an authentic taste of the local music and arts. The Captain and crew are superb improvisers of the kind of light-hearted fun you'll only find on Star Clippers. There are other events and activities, such as the hilarious crab racing contest, that have evolved from Star Clippers' sailing heritage.

Health and fitness

The main health & fitness facilities onboard Royal Clipper are the Captain Nemo Lounge, a Thalasso, Health and Beauty Centre. Guests also have the opportunity to enjoy some watersports such as snorkelling and kayaking.

Kids and Teens

Please Note: There are no kids or teens facilities onboard this ship.


Enrichment onboard Royal Clipper is done via classes about sailing-related topics. The Captain's daily briefing on deck is wonderfully informative, and a chance to hear some great storytelling as well.

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