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Round Trip St. Lucia

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It starts with a sail in the shadow of the mighty Pitons. You will soon discover hidden islets, abandoned plantations, eclectic island boutiques, and how easy it is to pass the time sipping fine French wines at a sidewalk café. Hike through a rainforest, or to the peaks of smoldering volcanoes, and dive the depths like Jacques Cousteau. If you love nature, baguettes, and French wines, this is the adventure for you!
 
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Highlights
  • Swim in the shadow of the majestic Pitons at St Lucia
  • Take a short hike to breathtaking Trafalgar Falls
  • Discover the picturesque Iles des Saintes and its French delights
  • Explore Martinique a sophisticated island, balanced with tropical chic
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Rodney Bay, St. Lucia | Embark

St. Lucia is romantic, a little wild and softly seductive. Enjoy an afternoon swim in the shadow of the majestic Pitons, or a drive to the top off a volcano, to watch it bubble and steam. Zip-line through the tree tops of the lush rainforest, mountain bike, sail, golf and dive. Spend a day in this piece of paradise before boarding your ship and setting sail on your Caribbean journey.

Day 2-6: Sailing the Caribbean

  • Ship
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
The captain and crew will set a course following ideal weather, providing a truly custom trip. Some of the destinations you may visit include:

Dominica
You’ll fall in love with nature when you visit Dominica. Take a short hike to majestic Trafalgar Falls, or take a slow and easy ride down a mangrove-lined, lazy river. Visit the second-largest boiling lake in the world, or watch basket weavers at the Kalinago Culture Village. Top off your day with a romantic swim in Champagne Beach, where tiny bubbles escape from vents in the ocean floor and surround you in the warm, clear waters.

Guadeloupe
Shaped like a butterfly, Guadeloupe’s wings flutter into your adventure-loving heart. Beach lovers head east to Grand-Terre for miles of white sand and aqua shores. Hikers, history buffs and those looking to shop may prefer the west wing of Basse-Terre, with its winding trails, lush plant life, and tempting boutiques. Snorkelers and Scuba Divers should check out tiny Pigeon Island, home to Jacque Cousteau’s underwater reserve.

Iles des Saintes
Picturesque and serene, Iles des Saintes is an island archipelago of French delights. Cruise around in a glass-bottom kayak, grab a baguette and a bottle of wine and head to Pompierre Beach, or take a scenic hike to Fort Napolean.

Martinique
Rum, ruins, and a smoldering volcano are only part of Martinique’s story. She’s as French as a croissant and as elegant as Coco Chanel. Her gorgeous beaches, fashionable shops, fabulous restaurants, and flora-filled nature preserve make Martinique a sophisticated island, balanced with tropical chic.

Day 7: Rodney Bay, St. Lucia | Disembark

Disembark this morning for your continued journey home.

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Cadet Solo
Cabins #1-2. Single occupancy cabins with a raised berth and a compact, all-in-one bathroom.
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Standard Cabin
Cabins #3-4. Feature a wider lower and single upper berth and an all-in-one shower/bathroom.
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Deluxe Cabin
Cabins #5-6. Feature a double lower and single upper berth and a private bathroom with shower.
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Staysail Cabin
Cabins #11-15. Feature a roomy double berth and private bathroom with shower.
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Compass Cabin
Cabins #16-17.located in the aft section of the ship. These spacious cabins feature a queen size bed (no upper bunk) and an ensuite bathroom with shower.
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Topsail Cabin
Cabin #9. Features a queen size bed and luxury bathroom
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Owners’ Suite
Cabin #7. Features a king size bed and large bathroom. There are portholes in both the cabin and the bathroom.

Notes

The above itinerary is just an example of what you may experience on your tall ship sailing cruise. Your captain may make changes based upon the weather, local activities, and several other factors. The captain may decide to include one of many other hidden island jewels on your itinerary. 

Cruise rates include meals, beverages (water, juice, soda, beer, wine, and rum punch), cabin service, port charges and taxes, and complimentary use of snorkel gear for the week. You’re welcome to bring your own spirits on board to mix your favorite drinks.

Not included in cruise fare: Daily island excursions are optional and are not included in the cruise fare.

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