The age of sail is alive and well with a number of cruise ships sporting sails. Much smaller than conventional cruise ships, these ships provide an intimate experience harkening back to a time of romance and adventure. In this pictorial, we look at two such ships in the Caribbean.
Club Med 2
Club Med 2 is a modern take on sailing ships. In essence, she is a modern ship with a set of sails. In addition to her sails, she has diesel engines and thus can be propelled through the water using wind power or mechanical means.
As the name implies, there was once an identical sister. However, Club Med 1 was sold to Windstar Cruises and now sails under the name Wind Surf.
Club Med 2 is popular with the French-speaking market. Here, we see her in St. Maarten, which has a more extensive cruise port than the French-side of the same island.
A more conventional-looking sailing ship, Royal Clipper is actually a modern ship. Like Club Med 2, she has diesel engines but Star Clippers prefers to have their ships use their sails.
Left: Royal Clipper in Barbados.
Below: The ship off of St. Kitts.
Cruise ship photo feature - - Two Sailing Cruise Ships in the Caribbean