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A Caribbean cruise on a small ship or sailboat is the best way to explore the turquoise waters, beaches, rich marine life and cultures of the Caribbean. The vessel you choose for your cruise on has a dramatic impact on the experience. On a small sailboat or small luxury ship with only 24-250 passengers aboard, you can access small coves, reefs and ports that are impossible on a huge cruise ship carrying hundreds or even thousands of passengers. Enjoy the serenity of sailing on a small sailboat like the Mandalay, Panorama, or the Liberty Clipper. Up the ante on a luxury small ship like the Variety Voyager, or new Le Champlain and Le Dumont-d'Urville by Ponant. Escape the average Caribbean cruise by having one of our small ship Caribbean cruise experts help design you the perfect trip.

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Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Bahamas Sailing Adventure$13997Dec 13, 2020Board the luxurious sailing schooner Liberty Clipper in Nassau for a 7-day roundtrip cruise of the Bahamas, then explore the extensive Exumas …
Jewels of the Caribbean$37309Jan 21, 2021Embark on the Le Champlain on this 9-day cruise to the heart of the West Indies. From Fort-de-France, you will sail the idyllic waters of the …
Sailing the Caribbean$92908Feb 16, 2021Experience the Caribbean in the most authentic way under the 30 white sails of Sea Cloud on this 8-day round trip cruise of Barbados. As you delight …
Windward Islands$23408Dec 12, 2020Board the luxurious Royal Clipper sailing ship for this 8-day roundtrip cruise of the Caribbean, departing from Bridgetown, Barbados to St. Lucia, …
Grenadines$23408Jan 2, 2021Departing from Barbados on this 8-day roundtrip Caribbean cruise aboard the Royal Clipper luxury sailing ship, this relaxing trip through the …
Leeward Islands$22408Dec 12, 2020The Star Flyer authentic clipper hosts this 8-day cruise of the Caribbean, departing on a roundtrip from St. Maarten and sailing Nevis, Dominica, …
St. Lucia & Grenada$16497Nov 29, 2020Learn how to raise the sails of the S/V Mandalay as you sail the turquoise waters of the Caribbean on this 7-day cruise. Rise early and search for …
Sail to St. Lucia$16497May 31, 2020Board the S/V Mandalay in St. Lucia for a round-trip 7-day Caribbean cruise. Go where the wind takes you and be prepared to visit a selection of …
Panama Canal: Barbados to Panama$416015Nov 7, 2020Starting at the Caribbean port of Bridgetown, this 15-day cruise aboard the Royal Clipper sails through the turquoise Caribbean waters en route to …
Grenada Round Trip$280014Nov 1, 2020On the S/V Mandalay, experience a Caribbean few others ever see. Partake in raising the sails, take a turn at the helm, or just enjoy the winds of …

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Best Small Caribbean Cruise Ships & Sailboats

Ship NameMax PassengersFromSummary
Liberty Clipper24$649The Liberty Clipper is a 125-foot beautifully renovated gaff-rigged schooner, a replica of the renowned Baltimore Clippers, made famous over a …
Sea Cloud II94$2325The Sea Cloud II is a legendary windjammer comparable to her sister ship, the Sea Cloud. Featuring her own unique character, the Sea Cloud II …
Le Dumont-d'Urville184$2220Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel aboard this glamorous limited-capacity yacht with …
Sea Cloud64$2995With occupancy for just 64 guests, the Sea Cloud is a modern and elegant windjammer outfitted with modern amenities and uniquely decorated cabins. …
Mandalay58$1599On the s/v Mandalay, experience a Caribbean few others ever see or even dream of. Partake in raising the sails, take a turn at the helm or just enjoy …
Sea Cloud Spirit136$2885Sea Cloud Spirit is a modern and elegant windjammer with occupancy for 136 guests and a crew of 85. It gives you an amazing opportunity of traveling …
Vela26$1275Her name means “sail.” One look, and you’ll be taken back to a time when tall ships ruled the waves. Everything about Vela will light your …
Variety Voyager72$3390The sleek & modern Variety Voyager is a state of the art mega-yacht which accommodates just 72 passengers in 36 cabins. Enjoy unobstructed views of …

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What to Expect on a Luxury Caribbean Cruise
When you book a luxury Caribbean cruise aboard one of our hand-selected small ships, you are signing up for an unforgettable combination of comfort and service. 

We feature only small ships, yachts, and windjammers for our luxury Caribbean cruises, because we believe that this should be an intimate experience that you share with your loved ones, and that's exactly the ambiance the small ships offer. 

While each ship has a unique design, we guarantee elegance and style, in addition to comfortable and spacious suites - often with their own private balconies - and the best onboard amenities of any small Caribbean ships.

Luxury cruises offer all kinds of included activities to fill your days, but there are also add-on packages that can bring even more adventure and exploration to your itinerary. Plus there's plenty of free time built in to these cruises at each port so that you can simply relax on the beach and meander around the small towns if you prefer.
 

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Highlights of the Caribbean

The Lesser Antilles 
 are home to some of the most popular destinations in  the Caribbean, like the Virgin Islands, St. Lucia & St. Martin, where delightful cafes, tranquil towns, and serene beaches highlight the sea side scenery.

The Grenadines: 
Sail to Grenada, Bequia, Union Island, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Carriacou, Sandy Island, Canouan and Happy Island; try some of the famous local Caribbean rum; relax on the beach; or participate in various land excursions.

The Bahamas: As you cruise through the Bahamas on a small sailboat, get into the groove of the laid back lifestyle of the islands, the culinary delights of the local cuisine, and perhaps even have a chance to try hoisting the sails or taking over the helm of your sailboat.

The Virgin Islands: Offer you some of the best snorkeling opportunities in the whole Caribbean, featuring crystal clear waters and diverse marine life, in addition to stops in charming port towns along the way, where you can get a taste of the local island culture.

The Panama Canal: In the far south of the Caribbean, see the breathtaking marvel that is the Panama Canal, when the greatest minds and thousands of dedicated workers labored internationally to connect the Atlantic & Pacific trade routes.
 

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