For connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 439-foot-long 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. The ship, modeled after a legendary tall ship from the 1900s, boasts 42 sails and five masts. Guests can climb the masts (with safety harness provided) to one of the passenger "crow's-nests," thoughtfully furnished with comfortable settees. From the stern of the ship, a marina platform lowers to sea level, giving passengers instant access to water sports activities. Visit the one-of-a-kind Captain Nemo Lounge, the site of the ship's spa and health club, or find a secret hideaway on one of the hidden balconies on either side of the bow. A three-deck atrium funnels sunlight into the elegant dining room, where guests enjoy deliciously prepared cuisine and a no-tie dress code. Rooms -- of which all but six are outside cabins -- include double or twin beds that can be converted to queen-size beds, as well as marble-lined bathrooms, television with in-house video, direct dial telephone, hair dryer and comfortable furnishings.