Royal Clipper     Midsummers Eve Cruise

June 9 - June 23, 2012 - Leaving from Port of Rome, Italy.

Royal ClipperExtraordinary journeys begin with friendship, and our Summer Clipper Ship tours have become our signature production for this very reason. Measuring 439 feet long, The Royal Clipper provides the experience of traveling aboard a modern maritime wonder in an intimate setting of 227 passengers.

Designed after a circa 1902 ship, The Royal Clipper is the ideal setting to connect with friends on-deck or, over dinner in the majestic dining hall. A place to kindle romance or, rendezvous with the sun in the bow netting.

 

Ship Details:

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 every comfort and luxury one could wish for. For connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 439 foot 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. Royal Clipper carries just 227 guests in luxurious style. A full 19,000 square feet of open deck and three swimming pools create a wonderfully spacious and expansive outdoor environment.

Specifications:

 

Deck Plans:

  Deck Plans

Dining:

When you rise, help yourself to a continental breakfast with croissants, toasted English muffins or sweet Danish pastries. Or savor a full breakfast with fresh tropical fruits and crisp bacon, grilled sausage, smoked salmon and omelet's cooked to order in the dining room. At lunch, a marvelous buffet of seafood, salads and grilled favorites awaits your pleasure. If the day includes a stop at one of the paradisiacal islands we frequent, you might also be treated to a festive outdoor barbecue on shore.

When evening comes, our elegantly appointed dining room featuring a splendid collection of paintings of sailing ships becomes the setting for the chef’s finest culinary presentations, designed to please the eye and the palate. All complemented by equally fine wines. You’ll find our service to be friendly and gracious, befitting a sophisticated restaurant. Of course, we would not presume to dictate your seating preferences.

On all three ships, you are free to dine when and with whomever you wish – including officers, who join our guests in the dining room most nights. The dress code? No need for formal gowns and black tie, casual elegance is the order of the day and each night.

Staterooms:

Like a fine resort, all the amenities are here: double bed or twin beds that can be converted to queen, marble bathroom, private safe, television with in-cabin video, DVD player, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer and comfortable furnishings. The decor is tastefully traditional. You’ll find the accouterments of a luxurious classic yacht, where everything is ingeniously designed for comfort, ease and efficiency.

Burnished brass fittings and mahogany bright work recall our nautical heritage. Soft natural fabrics reflect the colors of the sun, sea and sky. Prints of famous clipper ships and sailing yachts grace the walls. Everything is immaculately maintained and your steward knows exactly when to appear or disappear. See images below for room views.

Itinerary:

Day Port
06/09/2012 Port of Rome
06/10/2012 At Sea
06/11/2012 Taormina, Sicily
06/12/2012 Valetta, Malta
06/13/2012 Porto Empedocle, Sicily
06/14/2012 Polermo, Sicily
06/15/2012 At Sea
06/16/2012 Costa Smeralda, Sardinia
06/17/2012 Calvi, Corsica-France
06/18/2012 Bandol, France
06/19/2012 Nice, France
06/20/2012 Portofino, Italy
06/21/2012 Lerici, Italy with Midsummer Celebration
06/22/2012 Bastia, Corsica-France
06/23/2012 Port of Rome

Rates:

A Special Note on Currency Aboard The Royal Clipper:
All prices & charges for services aboard The Royal Clipper will be in Euros ( € ).

Rates:
Rates are per person and based on double occupancy. Early Bird Rates are not combinable with any other sale, promotion, or discount. Advanced booking must be made directly with Bare Necessities Tour & Travel, Inc. to obtain the Early Bird Rate.

Deposit
A deposit of $1000 per person is required to secure your stateroom. 1/2 of the remaining balance for your cabin is due on June 6th, 2011 with the remaining balance due December 5th, 2011. Deposit is fully refundable until June 3rd, 2011 less a $100 cancellation fee per person.

Cancellations & Refunds
Receive a full refund less $100 per person on cancellations made prior to, or on June 3rd, 2011. After June 3rd, 2011 payments are non-refundable. Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended.

Taxes, Gratuities & Other Charges
Port taxes are estimated to be $485 per person and are due 60 days prior to sailing. Gratuities per passenger shall be € 140 charged to each passenger’s on-board account at the end of the voyage. In the event of a world wide fuel oil increase, Star Clipper cruise Lines reserves the right to a add a fuel surcharge to each guest’s statement not to exceed € 10 per person, per day.

Decorum:

Our mission is to provide relaxing, entertaining and health-conscious vacation opportunities that offer non-threatening, natural environments where the appreciation, wonder and compatibility of nature and the unadorned human body can occur. To insure the cruise lines continue to support our charters and that all passenger’s enjoy a comfortable, safe and fun experience, we uphold the following standards on our nudists cruises:

  1.  All passengers must be dressed if the ship is in port or, the Captain announces clothing is required.
  2. All passengers must be dressed for meals in the formal dining room
  3. Lingerie, fetish-wear and excessive genital jewelry is not appropriate shipboard attire.
  4. Please do not sit nude on the ship furnishings. Towels will be provided throughout the ship.
  5. No photographs, video or electronic images of anyone may be taken without express consent of that individual/s.
  6. Overt sexual activity or any solicitation for such activity is, of course, strictly prohibited.
  7. Passengers must comply with US laws regarding the use or possession of illegal substances

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