Posted by: cruise2 | 1 December, 2014

THE ROYAL CLIPPER; SAILS AND STARLIGHT AT SEA

Anthony is off on a very rare type of cruise.

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Night falls across the masts of the mighty Royal Clipper in the Caribbean Night falls across the masts of the mighty Royal Clipper in the Caribbean

There is something so hopelessly compelling about sailing under the stars that legions of writers have attempted to describe it for years, some more successfully than others. But there is no denying the deep, intense splendor of a night at sea beneath a canopy of twinkling, benevolent stars, perhaps garnished with a side order of moonlight from time to time.

What makes it so utterly magical and spellbinding an experience? Largely the fact that, miles from land and shorn of land based light and other pollutants, the skies are clearer by a million miles. And the result is a night sky that can often seem so full of stars that the sky resembles nothing so much as a black velvet canvas, pierced by literally millions of pin pricks in what someone once called ‘the fabric of the…

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