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We were on the October 2017 repositioning from...
We were on the October 2017 repositioning from Bali to Singapore too. It was a very enjoyable trip, as Solent Richard's excellent report indicates.

The sails were used purposefully a lot of the...
In the UK, the excursion information for our last...
In the UK, the excursion information for our last Star Clippers cruises arrived with the tickets, two to three weeks before sailing.

Note that the excursions can only be booked once you are on...
Star Clipper's own label shampoo and shower gel...
Star Clipper's own label shampoo and shower gel plus soap bars are provided in your cabin.
Richard (and Barbara) Brings out the goose...
Richard (and Barbara)

Brings out the goose bumps every time! Or as one of the German passengers said similarly at sail away "It gives me chicken skin".

Ted (and Wendy)
Keeping a close eye on the volcano situation on...
Keeping a close eye on the volcano situation on Bali. Is anyone out there at the moment able to give an update?
The hotels we have stayed at pre-cruise have...
The hotels we have stayed at pre-cruise have always been happy to store our luggage after we've checked out in the morning until we've needed it later in the day.
We were heading for the beach on a Costa Rica...
We were heading for the beach on a Costa Rica cruise, using the Zodiacs as there was a sand bar to be crossed about 200 yards from shore that the tenders wouldn't be able to get over. We were in the...
There are snacks / canapés every afternoon around...
There are snacks / canapés every afternoon around 5 pm - no need to go hungry!
Note that coffee and tea are available to help...
Note that coffee and tea are available to help yourself to all day at no charge. There's a fountain to fill up your water bottle too.
Lots of relevant information about the Grand Prix...
Lots of relevant information about the Grand Prix available on the Tripadvisor Monaco Forum.
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowForum-g190405-i678-Monaco.html
My wife and I went to the Monaco Grand Prix last...
My wife and I went to the Monaco Grand Prix last year (2016). We flew from London Gatwick to Nice on the day before the race and transferred to Star Flyer in Cannes. The ship did the short journey...
Because of the relatively small number of...
Because of the relatively small number of passengers on the ship, there is no need for time slots for disembarkation; if you want to leave the ship at 7.30 am then you can do so without any fuss -...
I don't know what the earliest time you can leave...
I don't know what the earliest time you can leave the ship is - this may be dependent upon how long the ship takes to clear immigration requirements - but I believe that they normally want everyone...
My wife and I are on the 14th October sailing,...
My wife and I are on the 14th October sailing, flying out from London a few days before. We're meeting up with a couple of Canadian friends for the voyage.

We have been on the Star Clipper fleet...
It is free seating at all meals. Turn up when you...
It is free seating at all meals. Turn up when you want during meal hours. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style and it's not hard to find a table to yourselves at these meals. However, in the evening,...
I have sailed with Star Clippers about a dozen...
I have sailed with Star Clippers about a dozen times (in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Far East and Costa Rica) and can only recall about four occasions when the dining room was a little short of...
No problem with paying your end-of-cruise bill...
No problem with paying your end-of-cruise bill part cash / part card whilst on-board. I don't know (and would doubt) if you can pay an amount in advance towards your on-board spend.
Many thanks VTBobby
Many thanks VTBobby
Curacao on Royal Clipper - where do we dock?
Can anyone who has been into Willemstad on Star Clippers tell me if the ship docks actually in the attractive harbour or outside on the 'megapier'?
Everybody uses suitcases. They fit under the beds...
Everybody uses suitcases. They fit under the beds out of the way during the voyage.
Many thanks for the suggestion Travelinguy.
Many thanks for the suggestion Travelinguy.
Looking for hotel near SJO, Costa Rica
We land at SJO from London at 21.45 hrs. It will have been a long day and we don't fancy a long taxi ride that night. Can anyone recommend a decent hotel (4 star equivalent) close to the airport...
Thanks everyone for your ideas and advice. ...
Thanks everyone for your ideas and advice.

We're on the 8th and 15th January sailings so perhaps may bump into 'apuleius' then.
Getting from London, England to Costa Rica
We're booked on Star Flyer in Costa Rica in January 2012. We were going to fly with First Choice but they have ceased that route and we can't find an alternative direct flight. Has anyone good...