Do I need a passport?

Yes, you will need a valid U.S. Passport to travel. Please ensure that your passport does not expire within six months of your departure date. Allow sufficient time for having a passport issued, or renewed.

Note: International aviation regulations require that the name on the airline ticket must exactly match the name on the passport.

During the cruise the Purser will keep the passports in order to carry out port and immigration formalities at each port visited. Passports are collected upon boarding and are returned to your when you disembark.

Do you have a hotel suggestion in Venice?

Our travel partner, Kelly Rassmussen at Jackson Travel Agency will be happy to help you with hotels in Venice. You can reach Kelly at

How should I travel with my medication?

It is recommended that you carry medication in its original packaging along with the doctor’s prescription, as this may be requested when clearing customs or immigration. Please keep your medication with you in your hand luggage.

Passengers requiring special medical care are encouraged to inform Star Clippers in writing prior to departure. The crew will be informed and will be able to assist where needed.

What is the dress code?

The dress code for all excursions is casual. In certain countries, or when visiting religious sites, classic, modest clothing may be required. The dress on-board the ship is causal, however, shorts are not accepted in the Dining Room. Gentlemen are requested to wear shirts with collar and sleeves.

How do we get ashore at ports?

When the ship is at anchor, you will be disembarked by tenders or zodiacs, which require good physical condition. Sometimes the disembarkation involves a wet landing. We recommend that you bring appropriate footwear.

Will I get seasick?

The ship is stabilized with anti-roll tanks and bilge keels to minimize the movement of the ship and prevent any unpleasant sensations or discomfort that may be caused by such movement.

Where do I fly into?

The start and finish port for this cruise is in Venice, Italy. Plan to fly into the Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) on or before August 27th, 2022. Embarkation begins at 4 pm. All guests must be on board by 6:30 pm. Debarkation begins at 7:30 am on September 3rd. If you plan to depart on September 3rd, plan to fly out of Venice NO EARLIER than noon. The airport is about 20 minutes from the cruise terminal by taxi and 60 minutes by water taxi.

What is a Royal Clipper Ship?

This is no ordinary cruise! The Royal Clipper, your home for the week, is currently the largest full-rigged sailing ship in the world. Click here to see more details.