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I’m super confused by this response. Quizzes??? Is this like trivia?

 

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Yes, the first day they ran a trivia quiz. The passenger who won it had to think up a load of questions for tomorrows trivia quiz, this was the prize! You need to write them all your questions down and read them out on the microphone, the cruise director then repeated the questions in German. Cruise director helps you but you present the questions and have the correct answers prepared. You go through the answers on the mike and he repeats answers in German. If you make a factual error, the adjudicator is you as you are the quizmaster. This entertaining style quiz set up is commonplace on Star Clippers.

 

One has to understand that there is a language problem with all the entertainment. There is no casino or other sophisticated games to play so a lot of it is a bit impromptu, like charades or pictionary with a flip chart. People were shouting out the answers in German and English but the cruise director knew if either was correct.

 

We also played darts with correct equipment and a bit of plywood for safety and Deck Golf. Golf as you might expect wont work with ball so they used plywood discs and plywood putter shaped cutout putters. An entertainments crew member had drawn eighteen holes in chalk on different decks as well as bunkers with different penalty points values throughout the course. We ran in groups of three to four players with a championship round for the leaders. Not sure what they put on on most cruises but we were Transatlantic, just 46 passengers in total doing what turned out to be eighteen sea days in a row. Entertainment was different when we sailed Dover to Hamburg. Entertainmentwise anything might be put on in my opinion.

 

Regards John

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Found a good video of seas getting a bit choppy on a Star Clippers Transatlantic which are the cheapest per night, it is not usually this rough on their general cruises.

 

 

 

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In reply to Mijoy, Excursions on Northern route out of Phuket, most over 100Euros pp. Not many as most days its just off to an Island for free snorkling, off tender or the beach. Beautiful!

 

Excurtions in Lankawi were 117Eu pp. We stayed on board and enjoyed a walk and a very empty ship! James Bond Island about 100 Euros too. Some people did one to see Elephants which involved 2 hours each way on a speed boat in rough water for 100 plus Euros.

 

 

Honestly, the Ship and the Islands are the stars.......we did sightseeing before the cruise. If anyone wants a recommendation, Elephant Hills tented camp is amazing. A sanctuary for retired elephants, canoeing and we spent a night at the floating tented lake camp. The best experience of our whole trip (except for the mosquitoes) !

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Just to clarify wet landings on the tenders.

The tenders on Star Clipper / Star Flyer and Royal Clipper are of different designs. On the clippers, you exit over the bows by means of a ladder as previously described. On the Royal however, the front of the tender drops down to form a ramp, like a mini landing craft, and you walk down the ramp onto the beach. No ladder is involved.

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