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Day 3 on our Royal Clipper Travels.

We decided it would be nice to actually have a light breakfast today so didn’t go down to the main restaurant. Every morning in the Piano Lounge they provide pastries, fresh bread and fruit jams. This is available everyday from 0630 – 1100, an ideal choice for an early, or late riser!

I had never been lucky enough to have a cabin tour on the Royal Clipper before so we arranged this after breakfast. Firstly we were shown to the Owners Suite, of which there are two on Royal Clipper. I had thought I would like the Deluxe Suites the most but I must say as the most expensive cabin on board the opulence and grandeur is expected but still I was totally impressed. The entrance leads you to the Suite by a small staircase with deep red carpet and brass railings. The beautiful artwork of fellow sailing ships adorn the walls of the elegant living area which is surprisingly spacious. The bedroom is large in size and nautical in decor, with a marble lined whirlpool bathroom attached in en suite style. A second wet room can be found off of the living area which also boasts a second raised double bed. A stunning stateroom worthy of the ‘owners’ title.

We were then shown to a category 6 inside cabin, also on the Clipper Deck but the cheapest cabin on the ship. Very comfortable and similar in decor to the other outside cabins. The final cabin we saw was a Deluxe Suite. Only on Royal do we have the Deluxe Suites, and the charming thing about these cabins is the private balcony that no other category of cabin has.

We made our way to the main dining room for another fantastic meal time. Today’s lunch selection of desserts where all too tasty and i ended up having 2!

After lunch we were joined up on deck by most of the passengers as we sailed into Rovinj. It was easy to see the stunning church and clock tower in a prime position on top of the hill, great picture moment as we had the perfect view of this from the ship. The familiar cobbled streets we were now used to in Croatia led us on our upward way to the church. We passed endless jewellery and art shops, there is plenty of shopping opportunities in Rovinj with one off pieces made in Croatia making for the perfect souvenir.

As we neared the church we caught a sight of the Royal Clipper sails beneath us. We took a moment to take in the mesmerizing view. In every port of call it is amazing to look out to sea and see the Royal Clipper however, its just as moving every time as there are a crowd of people also looking out to sea in awe.

We continued to the top where the exterior of the church of St Euphimia came closer. We had reached the highest point in Rovinj and it was certainly worth the steep walk up, the views were incredible. We silently entered the church taking our time to look around its grand interior.

Once back on board we had a few hours before dinner giving me time for some more deck lounging in the sun whilst Danielle enjoyed her full body massage in Captain Nemos Spa.

I needed a cold shower before dinner after another hot day. I met with Danielle up on deck in time for sail away. As the music played and the sails raised in to the sky we glided so slowly and gracefully past the old town and hilltops of Rovinj. To make this moment even more perfect we were close enough to the land to witness a bride, a vision of beauty in a clean white dress, embracing her new husband as we set sail at dusk. Hundreds of people lined the harour to wave the Royal Clipper off on her journey.

We dined again with Stephanie and Sven from the previous evening and had another lovely evening in the company of one another. An exciting event and reason to celebrate was the news of the future King of England being born. We invited Stephanie and Sven to join us in celebrating by ordering some champagne in Tropical Bar. We wanted to share this news with the whole ship so Monja, our cruise director made the Royal announcement which was a very special moment. We had many passengers from all over the world excited by the news. Once again we had music from the on board musician, the ship was filled with music and passengers danced the night away beneath the sails and the stars…

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