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Back in 1902
the world ever largest and fastest sailing ship was built and launched. Her
name was the Preussen and her name became legendary as she dominated the seas. She was a five-masted full-rigged steel
ship built by
A painting of the Preussen
painting of the Preussen by -
The Royal Clipper was inspired by an a historic five masted sailing ship!
Inspired by the magnificent Preussen, the
Royal Clipper obviously has continued the proud distinction of being
today’s largest and the only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship to be
built since her predecessor was launched in Germany at the beginning of the
last century. Whilst under sail the Royal Clipper will a complement of 42 sails
(56,000 Square feet) and at full sail she is a magnificent sight to behold and
at twilight as she rounds one of the
The elegant Royal Clipper now sails the globe
Please note: All Royal Clipper photographs on this page were provided by Star Clippers and they are © copyright.
In fact whilst her passengers may still be ashore, they may think that she was an apparition from the grand age of sail, but Royal Clipper is as new and luxurious as tomorrow, boasting state-of-the-art navigation systems and every comfort and luxury one could wish for. For the connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 439 foot Royal Clipper offers the ultimate of sea-going experience as she balances ocean-going grandeur, with adventure and tradition of sailing, combined with the superb service, amenities and accommodations of the finest modern five star cruise ship. Royal Clipper carries only 227 guests in lavish style. She features a full 19,000 square feet of open deck as well as three pools, together creating a wonderfully spacious and expansive outdoor environment.
But then comes her fine and refined interiors,
such as her elegant three-deck atrium that graces the very heart of the ship
and is located above her Restaurant on Commodore Deck reaching up to her Main
Lounge and Piano Bar on Main Deck. Separating the Main Lounge and the superb
Observation Lounge that has excellent ocean views, but there is also an
Internet Café here and this venue is located far forward of fourteen luxurious
balcony staterooms, whilst further aft on Main Deck is the ever popular
Tropical Bar deck space and then Library and Card Room, followed by two deluxe
staterooms far aft. One deck below her lounge deck is Clipper Deck, which is
mostly occupied with a variety of staterooms as well as the forward and aft
Gallery with boutiques and the Pursers Office aft. Then it is down to Commodore
Deck for the spectacular Clipper Dining Room as well as further stateroom
located forward. However, far aft, but reached from Clipper Deck is the stern located
Her interior décor is stunning to say the least, as her interiors are mostly decorated in an Edwardian-era style, with luxuriant woods and brass fixtures, as well as many nautical touches that are to be found throughout the ship. Light filters into the piano bar, three-deck-high atrium, and dining room that comes through the glass bottom and portholes of the main swimming pool that is located directly overhead on Sun Deck. These superb timber and brass touches continue into the staterooms.
All Staterooms have either twin or queen sized beds, although she is generally sold as being a ship with “All staterooms having a window, or with a private veranda,” she does have 6 inside cabins located forward on Clipper Deck. Each stateroom features every possible luxury, including robes and slippers, the finest thick towels and best quality linen as well as a flat screen TV and a VCR, a Mini Fridge, safe deposit boxes, European plugs, ensuite facilities with bath or shower and hairdryers.
Royal Clipper Photo Gallery
The ships Captain will always provided the warmest of welcome on board!
Piano Bar and Lounge
The Main Lounge – forward section
Library and Games Room
The elegant Clipper Dining Room
The Dinning Room set for Breakfast
The main Pool located amidships
The aft Whirlpool
One of the regular staterooms
Royal Clipper awaits you!
Royal Clipper’s Specifications:
Tonnage: 5,000 GRT.
Length: 439ft – 134.8m.
Beam: 54ft - 16.5m.
Draught: 18.5ft – 5.6m.
Sail Area: 56,000 Square feet – 5,202.6 m˛.
Mast Height: 197ft.
Masts: 5, 42 sails.
Engines: 2 Caterpillar 3516 diesels
Other: Fully air-Conditioned.
Ballast used for even keel.
This is without a doubt one of the most unique cruise experiences left in the world!
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