Saturday, 8 October 2011

With Royal Clipper, Leaving Rome

Day One of Steve's live blog from Star Clippers' beautiful ship Royal Clipper in the Med

Well, we have just left the port of Civitavecchia (the port for Rome) in darkness, with all sails being hoisted and the evocative music of Vangelis ringing out. The masts were lit and the light bounced off the sails as we left port. It's bit choppy but we are going to sail tonight and I hope the stabilisers work!

Royal Clipper is the largest sailing cruse ship in the world with her 5 masts and we have only 158 passengers on board. Tomorrow we are getting up at 7 to watch the dolphins and we have a water sports day (with all activities provided free of charge).
The food was superb tonight and we were joined by the First Officer at dinner.

See you tomorrow!
Steve Newman

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