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Discover the Caribbean on this exclusive 8-day cruise aboard the SeaDream ll. Explore paradisical island beaches as you enjoy the perfect tropical weather this region offers. Wear your swim suit, bring a towel, water, and plenty of sun protection, and get ready to enjoy your days in this beautiful, unspoiled, and natural landscape. Walk along the picture-perfect trails and beaches, snorkel amongst famous reefs, or swim in the clear blue waters as you relax and take in the ocean breeze.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : San Juan, Puerto Rico | Embark
Day 2 : Culebrita Island, Puerto Rico | Esperanza, Vieques Island
Day 3 : Saba, Netherlands Antilles
Day 4 : Gustavia, St. Barts
Day 5 : Sandy Ground, Anguilla
Day 6 : Soper's Hole, Tortola | Norman Island
Day 7 : White Bay, Jost van Dyke
Day 8 : San Juan, Puerto Rico | Disembark

Highlights

  • Snorkel around Norman Island while you look for some pirate treasures!
  • Dive & explore Saba, considered the premiere diving spot in the Caribbean
  • Discover the amazing flora and fauna in the waters surrounding St. Barts
  • Enjoy an incredible canopy adventure on wonderful Tortola Island

Ship

SeaDream II

Places Visited

  • Caribbean
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Greater Antilles
  • Gustavia
  • Leeward Antilles
  • Leeward Islands
  • Lesser Antilles
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Norman Island
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saba Island
  • San Juan
  • St. Barth
  • Virgin Islands

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

San Juan, Puerto Rico Saba Island, Netherlands Antilles Esperanza, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico The road less traveled Culebrita Island, Puerto Rico

Day 1 San Juan, Puerto Rico | Embark

Arrive in Puerto Rico and transfer to the port in San Juan. Board the SeaDream ll and attend dinner as the ship sets sail.

Day 2 Culebrita Island, Puerto Rico | Esperanza, Vieques Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This tiny island is a nature lover's paradise and part of a wildlife refuge, located just about one mile east of the island of Culebra. Because of its special status, the only permanent structure on the island is the abandoned lighthouse high on the hill. For the energetic, the trail hike up there is well worth the views over the surrounding area.

Vieques is part of the United States Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (USCW), but, like the rest of Puerto Rico, retains strong influences from 400 years of Spanish ownership. Its two main towns are Isabel Segunda, the administrative center on the northern side of the island, and Esperanza on the southern side. At peak,the population of Vieques is around 10,000. The island's name is a Spanish spelling of an American Indian word (likely Taíno) said to mean "small island". It also has the nickname "Isla Nena", usually translated from the Spanish as "Little Girl Island", alluding to its perception as Puerto Rico's little sister.

Optional Activities: 

Esperanza, Vieques Island – Bioluminescent Bay Encounter: Hidden along the Caribbean coast on the Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico is one of the most spectacular bioluminescent bays in the world. Tiny organisms known as dinoflagellates create the mysterious blue-green light. A trip into the bay is a magical and educational experience. Fish flash by in the dark water, the Milky Way arches overhead, and kicking your legs in the water is like moving them through stardust. This amazing experience is operated via a non-polluting electric boat staffed by a knowledgeable and entertaining captain and crew who explain the delicate balance of this rare ecosystem.
Duration: 2 hours

Day 3 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, be 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. Be 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 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 4 Gustavia, St. Barts

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
St. Barts 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, lovely 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. This is 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 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, you are able to 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, 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 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. Enjoy 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 can 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 5 Sandy Ground, Anguilla

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This British Overseas Territory is becoming more popular due to the incredible resort options as well as world-recognized beaches and incredible golf. 

Optional Activities: 

Sandy Ground, Anguilla – The Dolphin Encounter: Start this once-in-a-lifetime experience with a 15-minute orientation seminar and learn some interesting facts about dolphins, followed by specific instructions from the training staff on what you experience when you enter to swim with the dolphins. Following the orientation, the professional trainers take you dock side before you enter the water for 45 minutes of pure happiness. Enjoy the thrill of gently rubbing the dolphin’s skin as you swim next to these gentle creatures. 
Duration: 2.5 hours

Day 6 Soper's Hole, Tortola | Norman Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This marina on Tortola's West End retains its quaint charm while being a center of activity and voted the best marina in the BVIs. Soper's Hole imparts a great sense of place and physical intimacy and is considered one of the most picturesque marinas in the Caribbean. 

Norman Island is located at the southern tip of the British Virgin Islands. It could very well be the very same island reputed to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's pirate novel Treasure Island. It is said that the island was named after a pirate who purchased it at some point during the early 18th century. The island is uninhabited and privately owned by Dr Henry Jarecki. Its area is about 600 acres (2.4 km²), and it is about 2.5 miles (4 km) long. A large harbor known as "The Bight" offers one of the most protected anchorages in the area.

Optional Activities: 

Soper's Hole, Tortola – Land Rover Adventure: This land adventure is a fun and exciting drive in a land rover safari jeep, on and off-road, virgin trails, and some regular island roads. Enjoy wonderful vistas of Tortola and the surrounding islands from viewpoints not accessed by the general public. Departing the tender dock at Soper's Hole Marina, the land rover convoy quickly drives along the shoreline before ascending up to the Ridge Road. The route takes participants on a fun adventure, revealing the natural beauty of the island and the unspoiled scenery, flora, and fauna. Stops are made for taking pictures before traveling through the wooded Belmont Estate where a stop is made at a secluded beach for a refreshing local drink. Rinse the "dust of the trail" off with a swim in the sea, or relax on the white-sand beach before continuing back to the yacht.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Soper's Hole, Tortola – Virgin Canopy Adventure: High in the hills overlooking road town lays a “shangri-la” of lush vegetation, tropical birds, and flowers and the newest attraction on the island of Tortola – the original virgin canopy experience. Similar to a zip-line, but much safer and quieter, the original canopy tour provides you with all the thrills and adrenaline you are looking for but is also an ecotour and fun for all members of the family. Even experienced zip-line riders find this tour something that can't be missed. After this adventure, take in the million dollar view, purchase refreshments or snacks,or just relax.
Duration: 3 hours

Soper's Hole, Tortola – Radical Rides: For those of you looking for something completely different, come join us on the BVI’s latest fun activity. Pilot your own two-man rigid inflatable boat (RIB) in a guided adventure around the bays and islands of the Sir Francis Drake Waterway. On arrival at the Tender dock your guide(s) welcome you and give you instruction on the safety and operation of the boats. Now the fun begins with two participants in each boat as your guide leads you around the bays and waters in a thrilling ride across the azure Caribbean Sea. Stops are made for swimming and snorkeling.
Duration: 3 hours

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 San Juan, Puerto Rico | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive in Puerto Rico and disembark after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your continued independent journeys.

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Notes

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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