Thursday, 11 September 2008

We Sailed Away on . . . . . . . . . . .

The Royal Clipper. This ship is the largest fully rigged sailing ship in the world! We sailed from Civitavecchia (Port of Rome) to Ponza, Capri, Sicily, Corfu, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Rovinj and ended up at Venice.


The crew were made up of over 26 nationalities but everyone seemed to get on well. We were amongst a motley group of approx 240 passengers -only 3 british couples, quite a few from Australia and USA and the majority from Germany. We especially enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere on board - no rigid table places at mealtimes etc.


The weather was fantastic - 30C and clear skies for the 11 days - we could have done with a little more wind to have been able to sail more often - however the deck crew did their utmost to utilise the wind. These first two pictures were taken by Husband whilst going ashore in one of the tenders - mostly we anchored off the ports. Lots of little boats used to flock around and take pictures as Royal Clipper was quite a sight - especially sailing at night - the masts and rigging were lit up. Enough for now as my brain is still not working properly after the holiday and I am still swaying along with the ship!

5 comments:

Lane said...

What a beautiful sight! It sounds like a wonderful holiday.

Looking forward to hearing more when you've got your land legs back:-)

Linda said...

Now that's the kind of holiday that I'd like to try!! I'm looking forward to more pictures you realize.

VioletSky said...

What a gorgeous ship - a rare treat!

Liz said...

What a fabulous ship!

scribble said...

What an absolutely gorgeous ship! You must have had a fantastic time. Lovely photos! I do hope you post some more. Scribble