Our first voyage on the Royal Clipper around the Grenadines March 2015 was a success. The ship is beautifully maintained at all times, the staff are friendly and attentive and the food is superb! I celebrated my birthday aboard, with new found friends, and had a fabulous time, including cake!! The balance between the excursions and visiting beaches in the afternoon to while away the day was just right and most of the beaches visited were fabulous. My only criticisms would be the lack of continuous shade from the heat of the day on deck and the lack of available currency exchange on the ship. Apart from that we had a fabulous holiday and would consider this type of holiday again. Over 60% of passengers on board had sailed with Star Clippers before, which is a great advert! I would check your transfers if you are staying before or after the cruise as we had a five hour wait at the terminal because the pick up time arranged by Iglu was far too early. The ship does not start to embark in Barbados until 4 pm in the afternoon and facilities at the terminal are very limited with only one place to eat or drink (although plenty of duty free shopping)! The ship may be in Euros but make sure you have enough local currency for those shore excursions and take your own snorkel!