Frequently Asked Questions
How can I communicate with home while on board the Royal Clipper?
All cabins have a direct dial telephone. On board, Wifi packages are available for purchase for use of the internet. While at sea, wifi and phone communications may be unavailable.
How do I power and charge my devices?
On board ship is 220v, European standard. To use any electrical product from the US or Canada you will need a plug adapter. If your device is not dual voltage (220/110v), you will require an electrical converter. Many electronic devices have built-in electrical converters, however please check the manufacturer’s specifications for details.
What are the passport or visa requirements?
Citizens of the US and Canada are required to have a valid passport, which expires at least 6 months after the last date of the trip. Visas are not required for citizens of these countries. Citizens of all other countries should check with the consulates of the countries visited on the itinerary to verify entry requirements.
What medical support is available through the Royal Clipper?
A Registered Nurse is either on staff or is available from shore. In addition, the ship’s officers are qualified in administering first aid. Should a passenger require hospital treatment, the ship is almost always near a medical facility on shore. Passengers requiring prescription medicine are advised to bring them on board.
What if I have dietary requirements (allergies, religious restrictions, or preferences)?
Please advise Brand g Vacations prior to departure if you have any special dietary requirements. We will make every effort possible to accommodate your requests, however, please note that local conditions and seasonality can restrict our ability on occasions.
What To Wear?
Attire is casual by day, shorts and T-shirts. Evenings are casual, as well, there’s no need to pack formal-wear. Swimsuits, shorts and flip-flops are discouraged in the dining room. Men are expected to wear pants or nice shorts to dinner; women wear slacks or casual dresses. Bathing suits should be worn only on deck.
What is the local & on board currency?
The currencies for this trip are the Panamanian balboa, Colombian peso, and in Aruba florin. Some vendors accept US dollars but may return change in local currency. It will be useful to have small amounts of local currency while touring.
The official currency on board the Royal Clipper is the Euro. All charges for services and products on board will be placed on the guest’s shipboard account to be settled at the end of the voyage by Visa, MasterCards, or American Express.