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The 439-foot Royal Clipper is the ultimate sea-going experience for sail cruising enthusiasts, combining the grandeur, adventure, and tradition of sailing with the superior service, amenities, and accommodations of the finest modern yacht. Swim and snorkel in the Caribbean Sea's pristine waters. Swim and snorkel in the Caribbean Sea's pristine waters. Embark on a journey to the islands to get away from it all and find tropical bliss. Discover the best of this region on a single Caribbean cruise, from the stunning drama of St. Lucia's spectacular Pitons to the captivating charm of Les Saintes, from hidden coves and secret beaches to exotic markets and lively cafés. Sandy beaches, turquoise waters, lush mountains, and lovely waterfalls mingle with the music, flavors, and joie de vivre that are uniquely Caribbean. 
Promenade in Bridgetown, BarbadosWhite Sand Beach in BarbadosBeautiful beach in DominicaSoufrière Bay, Saint LuciaTropical Caribbean Beach in Martinique
Highlights
  • Discover the lush island of St. Lucia and enjoy its natural beauty
  • Enjoy the steamy orchid-festooned rainforest on a boat ride
  • Visit the stunning European charm of Falmouth Harbour, Antigua
  • View Martinique, an urbane & sophisticated island with a tropical twist
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Bridgetown, Barbados | Embark

On the wild and rugged east coast of Barbados, the isolated beaches are the color of sunrise, the red sands having blown all the way across the Atlantic from the Sahara. The easternmost island of the Windwards, and indeed, of the entire Caribbean, reaches out to Africa and the Old World as if not quite part of the New. Bridgetown, Barbados, is an interesting town full of contrasts. George Washington actually slept here! Trafalgar Square reminds the laidback, rum- and fun-loving island's British influenced heritage includes revered traditions like cricket and high tea.

Day 2: Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A lush island of tropical beauty, St. Lucia is part of the Windward Islands. Its 238 square miles are covered with rain forests, banana plantations, palm lined beaches, mountains and even a drive-in volcano. Prettier sights are to be seen at Diamond Falls and Mineral Baths where you can walk the gardens and take a dip in the pool under the waterfalls. One of St. Lucia's truly spectacular attractions is the Pitons, two volcanic cones rising up from the sea that have become a symbol of the island itself. Today, St. Lucia offers its guests a wide range of natural charm with beautiful beaches, lush scenery, fishing villages unchanged by time and friendly Caribbean hospitality.

Day 3: Sail together with Star Flyer to Cabrits | Cabrits, Dominica

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The charming four-masted Star Flyer and the magnificent five-masted Royal Clipper will sail alongside each other as passengers travel towards Cabrits, on the north-western tip of Dominica. This breath-taking 525-hectare national park is home to a beautiful tropical forest, vibrant coral reefs and wetlands that are teeming with native wildlife. It is also home to Fort Shirley – a restored 18th-century British garrison that offers panoramic views of Prince Rupert Bay.

Dominica is a dream-like island, full of surprises. Glide through a steamy orchid-festooned rainforest in a fascinating boat ride or hike to breathtaking Trafalgar Falls and a bubbling lake.

Day 4: Falmouth Harbour, Antigua

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The dockyards, marinas, old inns, venerable pubs and convivial crowds of sun-tanned yacht crews- this is the epicenter of the Caribbean yachting world. Today, every faded pink brick and weather-worn bollard of Nelson's Dockyard evokes the presence of the greatest naval commander in history.

Day 5: Basseterre, St. Kitts | South Friar's Bay (beach), St. Kitts

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
St. Kitts' was the first successful colony in the British West Indies. Shop in colorful Basseterre, play golf and tour old plantation houses. For the adventuresome, there's a brisk hike through the rainforest.

Day 6: Terre de Haut, Iles des Saintes

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Les Saintes is a thoroughly entrancing group of islands lying off Guadeloupe. You'll enjoy the superb beaches, snorkeling, diving and other watersports on offer.

Day 7: Beach, Martinique

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Martinique is the classic French Caribbean island. Wild and mysterious, yet urbane and sophisticated, it is France with a tropical twist, with something for almost everyone. You won't be able to resist the charms of spicy Creole cooking and tempting boutiques in Fort de France.

Day 8: Bridgetown, Barbados | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark this morning after breakfast,

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Royal Clipper Cabin
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Category 6
Located on the Clipper Deck, this inside cabin features double beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 108 sq. ft. There is one 97 sq. ft dedicated solo cabin as well.
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Category 5
Located on the Commodore Deck, this outside cabin features a double bed, a marble bathroom with shower and is 118 sq. ft.
Royal Clipper Cabin Category 4
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Category 4
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 150 sq. ft.
Royal Clipper Cabin Category 3
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Category 3
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 150 sq. ft.
Royal Clipper Cabin Category 2
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Category 2
Located on the Clipper Deck, this superior outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 150 sq. ft.
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Category 1
Located on the Main Deck, this deluxe deck cabin features double beds, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, cabin doors that open onto deck and is 226 sq. ft.
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Deluxe Suite
Located on the Main Deck, this deluxe outside suite features a private verandah, twin/double beds, sitting area, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, room service and is 225 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite
Located on the Clipper Deck, this deluxe outside suite features two double beds (sleeps 2-4 guests), separate sitting area, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, room service and is 450 sq. ft.

Notes

Single supplement: A single supplement fare is available at 150% of the published cruise fare for categories 2-6 during the season in which passengers are traveling. It is available at 200% for category 1 cabins, Deluxe Suites, and Owner's Suites. Single space is capacity controlled.

Children's rate: Savings may be available for children under 18 years when traveling with a full-paying adult on select sailings and subject to availability. Contact us for details.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • All meals and snacks (open seating) including: Coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day. Different juices are included only for breakfast.
  • Ocean transportation to remote ports.
  • Complimentary snorkeling, kayaks, paddle boarding, water-skiing, windsurfing, and sunfish sailing (subject to weather conditions and local authorities).
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Gratuities
  • Visa
  • Port Fees
  • All transfers to/from the boat from airports.
  • Laundry services 
  • Medical services
  • Shore Excursions
  • Alcoholic drinks and sodas.

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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