Posted February 15th, 2005, 12:55 PM
We have just returned from back to back cruises on the Royal
Clipper- the first week we did the Grenadines and the second week the Windward. Hi-mpfund- it was nice to meet you and I enjoyed reading your cruise review. Perhaps you will copy it from this thread and make it into an official review on this web site.
Smoking: We never met any smokers on the top deck in the stern area behind the steps to 315, 316 and the marine platform. We sat there almost every night to watch the sun set. Also, smokers are not allowed near the zodiac boats.
Cabins: There is a great deck plan that shows the deluxe suites at: http://www.capitolhilltravel.com/Roy...erDeckPlan.htm
The description of these suites by mpfund is excellent. I would avoid the owners cabin (very spacious but no windows-only a skylight) and Cabins 315 and 316 (drapes must be closed all the time because people walk by the cabin windows). Cabins 313 and 314 have doors that open directly on to the deck near the stairs- smoke could potentially blow into the cabin or the balcony from smokers on that deck. Perhaps mpfund would know more about those cabins. I had a chance to peek in the other deluxe suites on "turnaround" day when we were on the ship and before the new passengers moved in. Beautiful!!