Vic's Royal Clipper adventures (Jan. 2010)

The Royal Clipper is like no other sailing vessel.

Royal Clipper sailing vessel
Our founder Vic in Grenada (practicing some yoga - the Royal Clipper at anchor)
 
January 2010 our Founder Vic went on a 2 week cruise on the Royal Clipper.
 
The Royal Clipper as of 2010 is the largest full-rigged sailing ship in the world with 42 sails having a sail area of an amazing 56,000 square feet. It's 439 feet in length with a mast height of 197 feet.


The Royal Clipper has 42 sails.


Compared to 3,000 passenger cruise lines it's tiny (holds up to 227 passengers)

Royal Clipper is very small compared to the large cruise lines
The Royal Clipper sailing vessel is very small compared to the large cruise lines


Dining room Royal Clipper in the Caribbean
The dining room on the Royal Clipper is quite elegant and the food was good.


The rigging on the Royal Clipper was everywhere.

Royal Clipper in the Caribbean
Vic loves sailing and so really appreciated all of the rigging on the Royal Clipper

sailing rigging on the Royal Clipper
Lines and ropes for the 42 sails are everywhere and it takes quite a lot of work to get the sails up and down.

On the Royal Clipper Vic and his wife visited the islands of Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Dominica, Grenada, Union Island, Antigua (where one of our fellow passengers was murdered); Tobago Cays, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, Bequia, Iles des Saintes, and Martinique.

St Vincent island still uses traffic police
Traffic "lights" in St Vincent are the old fashioned traffic police. Very fun to watch.

Island of Grenada seen from the Royal Clipper in the Caribbean
Island of Grenada seen from the Royal Clipper

Outdoor whale bar in Bequia
Outdoor whale bar on the wonderful island of Bequia

Lots of outdoor street vendors in Barbados
Lots of outdoor street vendors in Barbados

Street food vendor in St Vincent
Very nice street food vendor in St. Vincent peeling an orange for Vic to enjoy.

Geoffrey Spencer -  J.M. Plumbing Services LTD in Basseterre St. Kitts
Vic visited with Geoffrey Spencer who owns J.M. Plumbing Services LTD in Basseterre, on the island of St. Kitts. Geoffrey took the plumbing supply business over from his father and his business appears to be doing quite well.

plumbing supplies on the island of Iles Des Saintes - Plomberie
On the island of Iles Des Saintes Vic visiting a store that sells plumbing supplies ("Plomberie").

Visiting a place that sells plumbing parts in Barbados
In Barbados Vic visiting a store that sells some plumbing parts

Tourist shopping for all of the large cruise ships in Grenada in the Caribbean
Lots of tourist shopping vendors for all of the large cruise ships that dock in Grenada.


Our Founder truly enjoyed his adventures on the Royal Clipper.

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