Cheers to the Crew!
| January 24, 2014

Last summer Linda from Scorby Travel in St. Charles, IL, enjoyed a Star Clippers Ocean Crossing onboard Royal Clipper. We were so pleased to hear her impression of the sailing. Here she gives credit to our fabulous crew.

A toast on deck. Photo from www.starclippers.com

A toast on deck. Photo from www.starclippers.com

The staff was amazing. Monya was fantastic and so patient with all of the people who were wanting the seas to be less rough! She does a fabulous job! Paolo was equally fabulous and the purser staff was so gracious and incredibly professional. Captain Sergi was so wonderful, and you can just see that sailing is completely in his blood. Loved the discussions he had about sailing and tall ships.

The entire restaurant staff was so amazing, talented, and accommodating. I loved the meal choices, the lunch buffets, the marvelous compound butters we were given each evening. Dinner was always amazing. The one I must give special recognition to was your pastry chef. His dinner and lunch creations were over the top!!!! Even though I am not a super big desert lover, there was not one day nor one meal where I did not have one of his amazing creations. I must also give the restaurant staff great praise for their ability to serve in the kind of rough conditions where chairs were tilting and glasses were breaking and they kept their professional yet jovial manner the entire time.

A cocktail demonstration at The Tropical Bar. Photo from www.starclippers.com

A cocktail demonstration at The Tropical Bar. Photo from www.starclippers.com

Loved the various activities: the carom games with the staff, the trivial pursuit Olympics, the knot tying with the bosin, the King Neptune ceremony, it was all wonderful…

On the last evening, I stood on the bridge (the seas were incredibly rough) and was so teary eyed thinking that this was my last night on what I can only describe as again a life changing experience! I reflected back to the first night when I and about seven other passengers stayed awake until 4am just being at one with the sea and the stars. That last evening and the first time the full sails were put up will be memories that are permanently etched in my memory bank of some of the most incredible moments of my life!

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