The Moo Cruise - 2004

"The Year of the Outlaw"

Updated 13 June 2004

The Royal Clipper
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Friday, July 2nd
Jet Lag Day
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Saturday, July 3rd
International Palace Rome
At Sea
Sunday, July 4th


Mazara del Vallo, Sicily
Monday, July 5th 
Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, pictures
Mazara del Vallo
Sicily Region - Places: Mazara del Vallo
Gozo and Valletta, Malta
Tuesday, July 6th
US Embassy
Destination Malta
UK - Malta
Cruise News Daily
Photos of Valletta
Syracuse, Sicily
Wednesday, July 7th
Travel Destinations: Syracuse, Sicily
Syracuse, Sicily (Photo Archive)
Syracuse, Sicily
Panarea, Aeolian Isalnds, Italy
Thursday, July 8th Sicily: Panarea
Panarea Volcano - John Seach
Panarea, at the Aeolian Islands in Sicily
Ventotene, Pointe Archipelago, Italy
Friday, July 9th
Welcome, Ventotene
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Saturday, July 10th
  Rome, Grand Hotel Palatino, 4 Stars
Hotel Athena Four-star hotel in Siena/Sienna, Tuscany




CDC Travelers' Health - Don't touch anything. You don't know wwhere it's been.

Bureau of Consular Affairs, US Department of State - Who hates Americans today. The Universal Currency Converter(tm) - How much is that doggie in the window?

As of 6/13/2004

1.00 Euro = 1.20 United States Dollars
1.00 United States Dollars = 0.83 Euro

E-Mail the group: Carol, Don, Beth, Marsha, Richard, Janet


Royal Clipper

In 1902, the largest, fastest sailing ship the world had ever seen was launched. The legendary Preussen dominated the seas, only to be gone in a few short years. Neither before nor since has the world seen such a magnificent sailing ship.
Until today
Inspired by the legendary Tall Ship, Preussen, the new Royal Clipper has the proud distinction of being the largest and only five-masted sailing ship built since her predecessor was launched at the beginning of the last century. With her complement of 42 sails, Royal Clipper is a splendid sight to behold. You might think she was an apparition from the grand age of sail, but Royal Clipper is as new as tomorrow. She boasts state-of-the-art navigation systems and all the comforts of today. 
  For connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 439 foot Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sea-going experience, balancing the grandeur, adventure and tradition of sailing with the superb service, amenities and accommodations of the finest modern yachts. Royal Clipper carries just 227 guests in luxurious style.
A full 18,940 square feet of open deck and three swimming pools create a wonderfully spacious and expansive outdoor environment. Find your secret hideaway on one of the hidden balconies on either side of the bow.
Climb the mast (with safety harness provided) to one of the passenger look-out ‘crow’s-nests’, thoughtfully furnished with comfortable settee, where you’ll have the grandest view of all! Royal Clipper’s interior spaces are just as dazzling. They include a 3-deck atrium that funnels sunlight into the elegantly-appointed dining room, where you'll enjoy deliciously prepared cuisine and a no-tie dress code.
A convenient marina platform lowers from the stern for watersports and diving. The ultimate unique Royal Clipper experience, the one-of-a-kind Captain Nemo Lounge, is the site of our spa and health club, which features underwater glass portholes!


Tipping Guidelline (From

So that you can thank those who have made your cruise vacation better than you could have imagined, we've developed suggested gratuity guidelines:

Dining room waiter: $3.50 USD a day per guest
Stateroom attendant: $3.50 USD a day per guest
Assistant waiter: $2 USD a day per guest

Gratuities for headwaiters and other service personnel are at your discretion. Envelopes for gratuities will be distributed to your stateroom the day before your last day onboard. A 15% gratuity will automatically be added to your bar bill or wine check when you are served.