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Charlotte Amalie to Philipsburg

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Join the Sea Dream on this incredible 8-day cruise. Sail across the Caribbean enjoying all the treasures of this magical region. Visit the U.S. Virgin Islands, blessed with many beautiful beaches and bays, fine anchorages, and verdant hills. Try scuba diving or an opportunity to swim with the dolphins at Virgin Gorda. Explore Montserrat Island, considered as one of the “Insiders” favorite Caribbean Islands. Stroll around Saba, the smallest special municipality of the Netherlands. St. Barts, a small island belonging to the French West Indies, has so much to offer, including incredible shopping only steps away from pier, incredible beaches, resorts, restaurants, and activities both day and night.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas | Embark
Day 2 : Cruz Bay, St John
Day 3 : North Sound, Virgin Gorda
Day 4 : Montserrat Island
Day 5 : Saba, Netherlands Antilles
Day 6 : Gustavia, St. Barts
Day 7 : White Bay, Jost van Dyke
Day 8 : Philipsburg, St. Maarten | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore St. Thomas's highlights on a scenic drive to magical spots
  • Join a unique snorkel adventure to Sandy Split National Park
  • Enjoy some of Saba's unspoiled beauty with a hike along the Crispeen Track
  • Join the crew in the America's Cup during the St. Martin 12-Meter Regatta

Ship

SeaDream II

Places Visited

  • Caribbean
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Charlotte Amalie
  • Cruz Bay
  • Gustavia
  • Jost Van Dyke
  • Leeward Antilles
  • Leeward Islands
  • Lesser Antilles
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Philipsburg
  • Saba Island
  • St John
  • St. Barth
  • St. Martin
  • Virgin Islands

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands Explore the small island of Virgin Gorda as you sail the Caribbean Admire the locals on your Virgin Islands cruise See the sights from the comfort of the SeaDream II Gustavia, St. Barts

Day 1 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas | Embark

Arrive at Charlotte Amalie, the capital and largest city in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It has two ports of call for cruise vessels, Havensight and Crown Bay. The island has loads of history, beautiful beaches, a fantastic golf course, and incredible shopping options.

Optional  Activities:

Charlotte Amalie, St.Thomas – Golf at Mahogany Run: This championship par-70, 18-hole golf course, designed by Tom Fazio, overlooks the Caribbean Sea with sweeping views of the British Virgin Islands, and features the "Devil's Triangle," a three-hole challenge that often stumps the best of golfers.
Duration: 5 hours

Charlotte Amalie, St.Thomas – Paradise from Above: The Bell jet aircraft offers guests a ride of a lifetime. The trip soars along the south shore of St. Thomas USVI, over Pillsbury Sound, USVI and St. John, USVI; plus a view across to the British Virgin Islands. During the flight enjoy a recorded narration and there is also an override switch allowing you to speak with the pilot for a more personalized trip. A 6-person minimum is required to operate the flight. 
Duration: 1 hour

Charlotte Amalie, St.Thomas – Downtown Shopping and Highlights of St. Thomas: Head to downtown Charlotte Amalie for 2 hours of unparalleled duty free shopping for jewelry, electronics, liquor, cosmetics and more before meeting up with your driver at a pre-arranged time to go on a scenic drive to see the highlights of St. Thomas. Grab your camera and ride to the highest point on St. Thomas - the newly reopened, world famous Mountain Top, offering fantastic views from their observation deck of the nearby British Virgin Islands, as well as unique shopping for local wares. Go on a ride to Drakes Seat, move on for a scenic picturesque ride at famous Skyline Drive, and head to Beacon Point where you have great views of St. John and Tortola. Last stop is the famous Overlook before you head back to the ship.
Duration: 3-4 hours

Charlotte Amalie, St.Thomas – Two Beaches and Island Drive: On this unique Land Adventure, visit two of St.Thomas’ most beautiful beaches on two different sides of the island. Your land adventure begins as you travel along Skyline Drive, witnessing breathtaking panoramas of Charlotte Amalie harbor, the Caribbean Sea, and the British Virgin Islands, en route. Continue on to Magens Bay, where you enjoy approximately one hour of sun and fun in the crystalline waters, white sandy beaches, and palm-fringed coastline of this magnificent heart-shaped beach. After relaxing at the beach, your land adventure continues with a scenic drive that brings you to Secret Harbor which is a boutique beachfront resort on the US Virgin Island of St. Thomas. Situated on a palm tree-shaded swimming/snorkeling beach with pristine Caribbean blue water and sugary sand, Secret Harbour offers tranquil and watersport activities with superb amenities. 
Duration: 4 hours

Day 2 Cruz Bay, St John

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Two-thirds of St. John is National Park and this is the most virgin of the U.S. Virgin Islands, blessed with many beautiful beaches and bays, fine anchorages, and verdant hills. Enjoy the day with a snorkeling trip to Trunk Bay with its underwater guided trail, or join a kayaking tour.

Day 3 North Sound, Virgin Gorda

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Nearly every publication written about Virgin Gorda emphasizes the need to visit “The Baths” – don’t miss it!  The ship generally arrives early and anchors off Spanish Town to give you an early start to view the baths before all of the tourists arrive from the neighboring Islands. 

Optional Activities:

North Sound, Virgin Gorda – The Baths: This is the "Must-see & Do" land adventure on Virgin Gorda, if not in the entire British Virgin Islands. Open-air safari wagons take you on a short twenty-minute ride through the village of Spanish Town to discover The Baths, an intriguing group of sea caves and unusual rock formations, spectacularly set on an amazing beach. From the parking area follow the winding footpath down to the beach to explore this geological wonder. Wade knee-deep through the sea caves formed by mammoth boulders and bask in the shafts of sunlight pouring through the natural ceiling into the pools below. Learn about the boulders' origins and the many curious names given to the rock formations. Swim, relax, and enjoy the ambiance of this piece of paradise. Then, retrace your footprints in the sand and ascend the path for a refreshing fruit punch before departing via the safari wagons for a scenic island drive over Gorda Peak, with stunning views to the north side, where a tender awaits to transfer you back to the ship.
Duration: 4 hours

Day 4 Montserrat Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Prior to the recent volcanic eruptions that commenced in 1995, Montserrat was considered as one of the “Insiders” favorite Caribbean islands. It was also home to producer George Martin’s Air Studios Montserrat recording studio where some of the world’s most famous recording artists, including Eric Clapton, the Little River Band, and Paul McCartney, among many others, used to record their albums.

Day 5 Saba, Netherlands Antilles

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Saba is the smallest special municipality of the Netherlands. It consists largely of the potentially active volcano Mount Scenery, which at 887 meters (2,910 ft) is the highest point within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The island has a land area of 13 square kilometers (5.0 sq mi). Its current towns and major settlements are The Bottom (the capital), Windwardside Town, Hell's Gate and St. Johns. As the island is part of the Netherlands, Dutch is the official language. 

Optional Activities:  

Saba - Hiking The Crispeen Track: If you like a good workout in beautiful natural surroundings, this hike is for you! Enjoy some of Saba's unspoiled beauty with a hike along the Crispeen Track. Named for Saint Crispeen, the patron saint of shoemakers, this vigorous trail starts at the little town known as The Bottom. From the tender pier, you get to the starting point by local taxi van and set out with your local nature guide. The guide points out the island flora as the trail leads you through the rainforest, across fields and over a forest ridge. The trail continues through pasture land, highlighting views of The Bottom and secondary rainforest, until it meets with the Mt. Scenery Trail. From this point, a downhill trek of about 300 steps brings you to the town of Windward side, where you have some free time to buy a refreshment or do some shopping. At the time and place designated by your driver, you are picked up for the ride down to the tender landing and the ship.
Duration: 3 hours

Saba - Saba Scuba - One & Two Tank Dives: Experienced PADI certified divers now have the chance to find out why Saba is considered by enthusiasts to be the premiere dive spot in the Caribbean. You are met pier-side to board the dive boat, then head off on a one-tank dive that offers the perfect introduction to the amazing flora and fauna in the waters surrounding this volcanic island. The exact location of the dive is decided by the dive master based on sea conditions. Two tank dives may be available on request and are subject to time and conditions on the day of your visit.
Duration: 2 - 3.5 hours

Saba - Saba Sights: Find out today why the charming island of Saba has been dubbed the "unspoiled queen." This adventure introduces you to the island's history and main points of interest and is your best and most convenient way to "see it all." Your sightseeing is conducted in the local taxi vans that await to show you the island's main villages and magnificent scenery. Starting at the port, you first visit "The Bottom", Saba's capital. Then continue through St. John's, home to the island's schools, where you have an incredible vantage point of the neighboring islands of St. Eustatius, St. Kitts and Nevis. Then pass through Windward Side, the village at the highest elevation, en route to Hell's Gate. Here the local ladies have their Saba Lacework on display, and there's a beautiful view of Saba's death-defying airport and surrounding islands from the Holy Rosary Church. Finally, return to the Windward Side for some free time to explore the village, do some shopping, or grab a snack before returning to the harbor. Please do not judge the beauty of this magnificent island by the industrial looking harbor. This island simply should not be missed.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Day 6 Gustavia, St. Barts

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
St. Bart's is perhaps the most treasured destination in the Caribbean! This small island belonging to the French West Indies has so much to offer, including incredible shopping only steps away from pier, beaches, resorts, restaurants, and activities both day and night.  

Optional Activities: 

Gustavia - Blue Cat Snorkel Adventure: Today's Yachting Land Adventure serves up loads of colorful marine life and affords an opportunity to snorkel in the clear blue waters off the coast for approximately one hour. The journey to and from the snorkeling area is equally enjoyable as the motorized cat is covered for those not wishing too much sun. Snacks, water and soft drinks are served en route and after snorkeling, the crew breaks out cold beer and rum punch as well - a great way to enjoy the gorgeous Caribbean waters with time to spare for exploring beautiful St. Barts.
Duration: 2 hours

Gustavia - Pointe de Colombier Catamaran sail: Board a beautiful Catamaran and set sail for a lovely, leisurely cruise in the direction of “Pointe de Colombier” and its sheltered bay. En route, enjoy a scenic panorama while passing the mega yachts at anchor. Once at anchor in Colombier Bay, enjoy sun bathing, snorkeling, bathing in the warm waters of the bay, or just relaxing on the trampoline net. The helpful crew is there to assist you at all times and mineral water, soft drinks, beer, and rum punch keep you refreshed. Upon return to Gustavia you may choose to stay and explore the town or if you prefer, you may return to the ship.
Duration: 3 hours

Gustavia - Dive St. Barts - One Tank: Today's Yachting Adventure welcomes you to dive in the clear turquoise waters of St. Barts. The Marine Park is filled with colorful marine life such as sea turtles, stingrays, barracudas, angelfish and much more. The journey to and from the dive area is equally enjoyable as the motorized cat is covered for those not wishing too much sun. After a briefing on dive conditions, you are guided by a PADI dive master or instructor. All equipment and transportation are provided for you. Based on time and conditions, a two-tank dive may be available on request.
Duration: 2 hours

Gustavia - ATV Island Adventure: See St. Barts from a different point of view - atop a your own 4-wheel, automatic, All Terrain Vehicle. A short walk or boat ride from the tender landing (on the opposite side of the harbor) takes you to the vehicles, where you don your helmet (must be worn) and take off to explore the island. Leaving the harbor of Gustavia, your guide in the lead takes the road above the harbor and through St. Bart's villages. The ride makes its way to St. Jean near the airport passing the famous “Col de la Tourmente” where you may come across a plane landing, a great photo stop! Just after the airport, the ATVs go around the pond of St. Jean and climb up the hill that is overlooking Salines. Continuing via the valley of “Petite Salines”, the ride arrives in “Grand Fond”, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. View dramatic scenery, dominated on the left by the “Morne Vitet”, the highest mountain on the island (286m) with a deep green valley and the blue and white of the raging ocean. The group continues along the water towards Toiny and later towards Lorient and its famous cemeteries, Saint-Jean, and its sea resort-style with shops and restaurants, and makes it up to the top of “Lurin” before going down to Gustavia. The ride goes up back on the road and slowly drives down towards Gustavia harbor. This complete island adventure takes you all around the island, and still allows time for shopping and exploring before or after. This is a great way to explore one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean.
Duration: TBA

Gustavia - St. Barts Semi-Submersible - "Under The Sea": No matter what your plans are for St. Barts, do not miss a trip below water level! The trip into the Marine Park is short but exciting and also combines well with all the other activities on the island! After boarding, step down into the tunnel-like hull for a seat in front of the underwater windows. If you wish, you may stay outside on the upper deck. As you reach the edge of the harbor you should be able to see some of the many green turtles that have chosen to live in the island's clean little harbor. Shortly thereafter, the vessel passes over the wreck of the 50-foot island freighter "Marignan" that sunk during hurricane "Luis" in 1995. Continue across the Saint Barth Marine Park and marvel at the lively underwater parade in front of you. Here, the sea bottom is full of colorful coral reefs that are gently invaded by troops of "sergeant majors" fish. Following this spectacle, it is time to head back to the pier. You may decide to stay outside on the upper deck from where you can enjoy views of the many beautiful yachts and breathtaking shores of Saint Barts. Join in on this fun and colorful adventure for all ages.
Duration: 1 hour

Day 7 White Bay, Jost van Dyke

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Jost van Dyke is the BVI’s barefoot island. Its population depends on the month – typically 250-300. Enjoy Champagne and Caviar in the surf followed by an amazing BBQ Luncheon. A hike is always offered to guests to visit the famous Foxy’s Bar at Great Harbour (hopefully the boutique is open) or you can stroll a few meters down the beach to the Soggy Dollar Bar. Snorkel equipment is provided as well as some water toys!

Optional Activities:

White Bay, Jost van Dyke – National Park Snorkel Adventure: From your yacht marina, board a motor snorkel boat and cruise throughout the Jost van Dyke collection of islands. The vessel anchors off Sandy Spit National Park, where you can snorkel and swim over a fascinating reef. Then it’s anchors aweigh, and head for Diamond Cay - a tiny islet completely surrounded by powdery white sand, azure-blue waters, and an underwater world filled with colorful marine life. Swim, snorkel or sun directly off the boat before returning to the ship’s anchorage.
Duration: 3 hours

Day 8 Philipsburg, St. Maarten | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Philipsburg is the main town on the Dutch side of St Maarten. The town is situated on a narrow stretch of land between Great Bay and the Great Salt Pond. Philipsburg was founded in 1763 by John Philips, a Scottish captain in the Dutch navy. The settlement soon became a center for international trade. The main shopping district is located on Front Street and is in the heart of the city. 

Arrive at St Maarten and disembark after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your continued independent journeys.
 
Optional Activities: 

Philipsburg, St Maarten – America’s Cup 12 Meter Regatta
: Memories are made of this! Today is your chance to join the crew aboard a multi-million dollar America's Cup contender during the St. Martin 12-Meter Regatta. Compete in an actual race around an "America's Cup" course. Grind a winch, trim a sail, and sail "your" America's Cup boat to victory. The able and experienced Regatta staff give instructions on how to perform a task and what commands to expect. Previous sailing experience is unnecessary. The Regatta is out of St. Maarten's Philipsburg Harbor, and round-trip transportation is included for all "crew members." Join the victory celebration with a rum punch on the dock before returning to the ship quay. If you love to sail or have never tried, do not miss this adventure!
Duration: 3 hours

Philipsburg, St Maarten – The Zip-Line Lovers Zip Line - Extreme: Do you LOVE zipping through treetops? Have you "done" zip-lines before? Did you always feel that the zip-lines were too short or too few? Did the rides always leave you wanting more? Then this is YOUR kind of trip! This one is amazing! After being outfitted at the station at the bottom of the lush valley, an open-air truck takes you on a short drive up, almost to the top of the mountain. Soon you find yourself high above the regular fly-zone down below and enjoying spectacular views of Marigot and the verdant valley. Welcome to the "jungle." A short "practice" zip starts you off. From then on you begin to make your way down into the valley along longer zip-lines, with some of them 50 to 60 feet (15-18 meters) above the ground. There are a couple of tightrope walks to break up the zipping but for the most part, this is all about the exhilarating fun of zipping from tree to tree.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Philipsburg, St Maarten – Orient Bay Beach Transfer: Leave the ship’s pier at Philipsburg and enjoy a scenic drive to one of the island's most beautiful and well- known beaches - Orient Bay Beach. The transfer concludes at the conveniently located central section of Orient Bay Beach known as Waikiki Beach (named after the restaurant here and also offering great food). Here find several bars, cafes, and watersport rental stands (parasailing, hobbies, jet skis) here. For your orientation, the southern portion is St Martin's (in)famous nude beach, while the northern end is popular with windsurfers. You have approximately three hours to do as you please: walk the beach, enjoy a snack, and some people watching at one of the cafes, or partake in one of the watersport activities available. Then re-board the transfer vehicle where you first arrived at "Waikiki" for your return to the ship. This is a great way to "soak up some of the local color" and still have the afternoon for shopping in Philipsburg.
Duration: TBA

Philipsburg, St Maarten – Deep Sea Fishing: Let your skilled skipper help you find the right fishing spot. Depending on the time of year, the waters around St. Martin abound in blue marlin, tuna, swordfish, mahi-mahi, white marlin, sailfish, wahoo, barracuda, and more. The fishing boat charter waits for you right at the pier where you are tendered ashore in Marigot. Depending on the sea conditions and time permitting, the skipper brings you as far as off Anguilla, around St-Martin/Saint Maarten or St. Barth coasts.
Duration: 4.5 – 5 hours

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Please Note: Fares are capacity controlled and may change without notice. All fares are posted in USD and are based off of double occupancy. Single and triple rates are available upon request.

Cruise fares do not include Governmental, Port, Document Issuance, Handling and Service fees. Please see pricing for additional fees.

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

- All guests are required to have a valid passport while onboard.

Rates Include:
  • Accommodations
  • All gourmet meals
  • Wine with lunch and dinner
  • Open bar with selected premium brands
  • Gratuities
  • Use of water toys
  • Mountain bikes
  • Golf simulator
  • DVDs and more
Rates Exclude:
  • Optional land adventures. Contact us for pricing.
  • Air and ground travel arrangements
  • Spa treatments
  • Certain select premium liquor and wine cellar selections
  • Individual caviar requests
  • Communication costs
  • Use of satellite telephone
  • Internet access
  • Boutique purchases
  • Medical services
  • Casino play
  • Laundry
  • Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees

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