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Explore the small island of Virgin Gorda as you sail the Caribbean

Caribbean: Santo Domingo to Antigua

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Join the Sea Cloud on this wonderful 11-day cruise from Santo Domingo to Antigua. Sit back and enjoy this beautiful sailing destination, with its white-sand beaches, coral reefs, and friendly beach bars. Visit the “Cave of Wonders”, a magic spot with stunning lighting and echoes of cathedral architecture, while stalagmites protrude from the ground like Gothic pinnacles, and pre-Columbian Taino Indian ritual murals adorn the walls. Explore The British Virgin Islands, Cuba, St Barths, Îles des Saintes, and more!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Santo Domingo, Domenican Republic | Embark
Day 2 : La Romana, Dominican Republic
Day 3 : At Sea
Day 4 : Virgin Gorda | Jost van Dyke, Virgin Islands
Day 5 : Jost van Dyke, Virgin Islands
Days 6-7 : Gustavia, St Barthélemy
Day 8 : At Sea
Day 9 : Cabrits, Dominica
Day 10 : Terre-de-Haut, Îles des Saintes
Day 11 : St. John's, Antigua | Disembark

Highlights

  • Observe lined ceilings with huge stalactites at the Maravillas Caves
  • Explore “The Baths”, gigantic circular-shaped granite formations
  • Sail the famous Sir Francis Drake Channel around the British Virgin Islands
  • Take a walk in Cabrits National Park and view its extinct volcanoes

Ship

Sea Cloud

Places Visited

  • Caribbean
  • Antigua
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cabrits
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Greater Antilles
  • Gustavia
  • Iles des Saintes
  • Jost Van Dyke
  • La Romana
  • Leeward Islands
  • Lesser Antilles
  • Santo Domingo
  • St. Barth
  • Virgin Gorda
  • Virgin Islands
  • Windward Islands

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Explore the small island of Virgin Gorda as you sail the Caribbean Pelicans hanging out in the ocean Snorkel in the Baths of the Virgin Islands Unspoiled beaches and pristine coves in the Caribbean An underwater world awaits you

Day 1 Santo Domingo, Domenican Republic | Embark

Arrive at Santo Domingo Island, which is part of Hispaniola, where Columbus founded the first Spanish colony in America. Santo Domingo, the present capital of the Dominican Republic, is the first and oldest European-founded city in the New World. "Old" in the New World still means relatively young - it corresponds to Renaissance visions of the ideal and was the model for many cities in Latin America. A visit to the historic old city is like a journey through time. The splendid stone buildings are testament to the era of the colonial conquests and have been designated World Heritage Sites under the protection of UNESCO. Board the Sea Cloud and attend dinner as the ship sets sail.

Day 2 La Romana, Dominican Republic

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During the sugar boom of the late 19th century, La Romana developed into a lively working-class city and eastern sugar center. The third largest city in the Dominican Republic now has many faces. The streets are laid out in a grid formation with colorfully painted houses. Between these and the golf courses and luxury villas of the prominent Casa de Campo flows the Rio Dulce, which runs into the sea. Native Taino art plays a large role, both in the city's archaeological museum and in what is perhaps the country's most beautiful cave, Maravillas. This was a cult site for the native Taino people and lies 35 meters below ground. The numerous cave paintings are more than 1,000 years old and have been exceptionally well preserved.

Day 3 At Sea

Enjoy this day offshore, relaxing and taking in the smell of the fresh ocean breeze up on deck.
 

Day 4 Virgin Gorda | Jost van Dyke, Virgin Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explorers and privateers once used to cross swords in the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Nowadays the sea around the British Virgin Islands is one of the world's best sailing areas. Heavenly bays, gorgeous beaches, idyllic anchoring spots, smart yacht club,s and charming little beach bars make the island a popular haunt for sailors. On Virgin Gorda, once called "The Fat Virgin" by Columbus due to its shape, you can find "The Baths", one of nature's most beautiful oddities, in the National Park. Ground to a sphere and polished to a shine, the huge granite formations on the beach and in the water create a multi-branched labyrinth of giant boulders.

Day 5 Jost van Dyke, Virgin Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Jost van Dyke, the smallest of the main islands in the British Virgin Islands, is a mountainous volcanic object of beauty with fewer than 300 inhabitants. One of them, Foxy, has been mixing his cocktails since 1968 and the bar of the same name enjoys a legendary reputation as perhaps the most famous beach bar in the Lesser Antilles. The island's past is less reputable - it was named by a Dutch pirate. The island gives its most beautiful treasures to all who visit - fine sand, green palm trees, colorful beach bars, and the luminous blue of the sea.

Day 6-7 Gustavia, St Barthélemy

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
St Barthélemy, affectionately known as St Barths by most, had already had many "owners" before the Lesser Antilles were acquired by France in 1877. When the first estate was acquired by the banker David Rockefeller in 1957, the island's future was finally sealed. It became a refuge for the international jet set and an elegant holiday paradise for many Hollywood stars. For over 40 years, St Barths has cultivated a luxurious lifestyle with a Caribbean laissez-faire approach. You can stroll through the charming main town of Gustavia, whose beautifully restored houses and colonial facades look out over the sea with its elegant super yachts, browse in the shops for precious items, or enjoy a sundowner in the picturesque harbor surrounded by clusters of high class bars and restaurants.

Day 8 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy this day offshore, relaxing and taking in the smell of the fresh ocean breeze up on deck.

Day 9 Cabrits, Dominica

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Dominica, nicknamed the "Nature Isle" of the Caribbean, is one of the most untouched of the Windward Islands. It boasts some of the highest mountains in the Lesser Antilles, as well as many beautiful national parks. Its interior is characterized by thick virgin forest, where rivers plunge into the depths and tiny streams wind through the jungle. Two extinct volcanoes are at the center of the Cabrits National Park and, recaptured by nature, the former strategically important Fort Stanley appears like a picturesque backdrop in the heart of the jungle.

Day 10 Terre-de-Haut, Îles des Saintes

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Îles des Saintes is a small archipelago which was disputed for a long time until it finally became French in 1816. In the charming main town of Terre-de-Haut, you can take a delightful stroll along the waterside promenade. Boutiques, cafés, bars and restaurants invite you to browse and spend some time here. The 'savoir vivre' takes place against a backdrop lit up in all the pastel shades of the Caribbean. Fort Napoleon is set high above the bay and your climb up to it is rewarded by a spectacular panoramic view. On the other side of the island, the Plage de Pompierre invites you to enjoy a dip in the sea and sunbathe on the beach.

Day 11 St. John's, Antigua | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive at St. John's, the capital of this small island in the Antilles, and disembark after breakfast for your continued independent journeys.

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$7,125
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Promenade Deck. Porthole, upper/lower single beds, small sofa, desk, closet, safe, A/C, private bath with shower.
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Category 4
Promenade Deck. Panorama window, two single beds, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, A/C, private bath with shower.
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Promenade Deck. Panorama window, two single beds, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, A/C, private bath with shower.
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Category 2
Captain's and Lido Deck. Panorama window, two single beds, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, A/C, private bath with shower.
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Captain's and Lido Deck. Corner panorama window, king size bed with two separate mattresses, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, A/C, private bath with shower.
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Main Deck. Portholes, double bed, one chair, table, two nightstands, dressing table with mirror, walk-in closet, safe, A/C, private bath with shower or tub.
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Main Deck. Portholes, two single beds or king bed with two separate mattresses, one or two chairs, nightstand, decorative marble fireplace, walk-in closet, safe, A/C, private bath with shower or tub.
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Main Deck. Portholes, large double bed, two armchairs, antique nightstands, table or antique secretary, decorative marble fireplace, desk, walk-in closet, safe, A/C, private bath with tub and portholes.

Notes

Please note: Shore excursions are NOT included in this cruise-only rate. Contact us for details.

Rates Include:
  • Beautifully appointed cabin in selected category
  • Welcoming bottle of champagne in your cabin
  • All meals (six per day) from early-bird breakfast to the exquisite 4-course dinner menu with choice of main course
  • 5-course gala dinner during the cruise
  • Welcome and farewell cocktail with champagne
  • Selected wines and beers thoughtfully chosen to complement lunch and dinner
  • All soft drinks and juices throughout the cruise
  • All alcohol-free coffee and tea specialties
  • Bottled water on the excursions
  • Fresh fruit basket in your cabin, replenished daily
  • E-mails can be sent free of charge from the on-board laptop
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Travel documents with detailed destination information
  • All port fees
  • The use of snorkeling and waterskiing equipment is free of charge
Rates Exclude:
  • Tips
  • Excess luggage (allowance is up to 40 kg per passenger)
  • Additional meals and beverages (so far as not expressly included)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Transfers

Included

  • 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 9 Dinners
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