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Caribbean: Philipsburg to Bridgetown

Example 11 Day Cruise aboard Sea Cloud
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Experience the blue waters of the wonderful Caribbean on this 12-day round-trip cruise from Philipsburg in St. Maarten. As you sail, visit the charming port cities and remote coves of Gustavia, Virgin Gorda and more. The Caribbean is a vibrant, lively region of colorful buildings and friendly locals. Fall in love with the region's sun, sand, and culture. Delight yourself with deep volcanic lakes, dense rainforests, waterfalls, and small river courses that form the primordial backdrop of the island’s sugar cane fields and spice plantations. The scent of cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg hang in the air wherever you go.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Philipsburg, St Maarten | Embark
Day 2 : Great Harbour, Jost van Dyke
Day 3 : Moskito Island
Day 4 : Gustavia, St Barthélemy
Day 5 : At Sea
Day 6 : Terre-de-Haut, Îles des Saintes
Day 7 : Cabrits
Day 8 : Port Elizabeth/Bequia
Day 9 : Tyrell Bay, Carriacou
Day 10 : Soufrière
Day 11 : Bridgetown, Barbados | Disembark

Highlights

  • Admire the beautiful islands in British Virgin Islands
  • See St Barths' luxurious lifestyle with a Caribbean laissez-faire approach
  • Observe delightful sunsets as the ship heads towards the Caribbean
  • Discover "The Baths", one of nature's most beautiful oddities

Ship

Sea Cloud

Places Visited

  • Caribbean
  • Barbados
  • Bequia
  • Bridgetown
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cabrits
  • Carriacou
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Grenadines
  • Guadeloupe
  • Gustavia
  • Jost Van Dyke
  • Leeward Islands
  • Lesser Antilles
  • Philipsburg
  • Soufriere
  • St. Barth
  • St. Martin
  • St. Vincent des Grenadines
  • Terre-de-Haut
  • Virgin Islands
  • Windward Islands

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Explore beautiful Jost van Dyke Explore colorful Gustavia Panorama of Les Saintes Soufrière Bay, Saint Lucia Take a leisurely stroll through beautiful Bridgetown

Day 1 Philipsburg, St Maarten | Embark

Arrive in Philipsburg and embark on Sea Cloud.

Day 2 Great Harbour, Jost van Dyke

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Sir Francis Drake Channel, where swords were once crossed, is now one of the most beautiful sailing spots. Jost van Dyke, the smallest of the main islands in the British Virgin Islands, is a mountainous volcanic object of beauty with fewer than 300 inhabitants. One of them, Foxy, has been mixing his cocktails since 1968 and the bar of the same name enjoys a legendary reputation as perhaps the most famous beach bar in the Lesser Antilles. The island's past is less reputable - it was named by a Dutch pirate. The island gives its most beautiful treasures to all who visit - fine sand, green palm trees, colourful beach bars and the luminous blue of the sea.

Day 3 Moskito Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Moskito Island is located in the British Virgin Islands, a short boat ride from Virgin Gorda. We are delighted to be able to offer you a relaxing day on the private Manchioneel beach, where you can sink your toes in the sand and enjoy this island paradise. Rounding off your visit will be a beach barbeque.

Day 4 Gustavia, St Barthélemy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
St Barthélemy, affectionately known as St Barths by most, had already had many "owners" before the Lesser Antilles were acquired by France in 1877. When the first estate was acquired by the banker David Rockefeller in 1957, the island's future was finally sealed. It became a refuge for the international jet set and an elegant holiday paradise for many Hollywood stars. For over 40 years, St Barths has cultivated a luxurious lifestyle with a Caribbean laissez-faire approach. You can stroll through the charming main town of Gustavia, whose beautifully restored houses and colonial facades look out over the sea with its elegant superyachts, browse in the shops for precious items, or enjoy a sundowner in the picturesque harbor surrounded by clusters of high-class bars and restaurants.

Day 5 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 6 Terre-de-Haut, Îles des Saintes

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Îles des Saintes is a small archipelago which was disputed for a long time until it finally became French in 1816. In the charming main town of Terre-de-Haut, you can take a delightful stroll along the waterside promenade. Boutiques, cafés, bars and restaurants invite you to browse and spend some time here. The 'savoir vivre' takes place against a backdrop lit up in all the pastel shades of the Caribbean. Fort Napoleon is set high above the bay and your climb up to it is rewarded by a spectacular panoramic view. On the other side of the island, the Plage de Pompierre invites you to enjoy a dip in the sea and sunbathe on the beach.

Day 7 Cabrits

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Dominica, nicknamed the "Nature Isle" of the Caribbean, is one of the most untouched of the Windward Islands. It boasts some of the highest mountains in the Lesser Antilles, as well as many beautiful national parks. Its interior is characterized by thick virgin forest, where rivers plunge into the depths and tiny streams wind through the jungle. Two extinct volcanoes are at the center of the Cabrits National Park and, recaptured by nature, the former strategically important Fort Stanley appears like a picturesque backdrop in the heart of the jungle.

Day 8 Port Elizabeth/Bequia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Bequia is actually the largest island in the Grenadines, but still small and tranquil at just 18 square kilometers (87 square miles) in size. Elegant sailing yachts sway in the natural shelter of Admiralty Bay, while in lovely Port Elizabeth, with its attractive beach bars, you are right in the heart of a lifestyle that likes to take things easy. You can find Princess Margaret Beach just nearby, named because it was once visited by the British royal. On the eastern coast, you can find the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary which focuses on rearing and caring for endangered turtles.

Day 9 Tyrell Bay, Carriacou

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 10 Soufrière

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Two famous volcanic cones are indisputably the emblem of St Lucia and have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Gros and Petit Piton tower over the southern, windward side of the island and, in Soufrière, seem close enough to touch. The volcanoes have in fact long been extinct, but the sulfur springs demonstrate the power of the earth's core and still bubble up. In the Botanical Gardens, natural abundance is combined with artistic arrangements to create a colorful tropical paradise. Some people claim that Josephine, who later became Napoleon's wife, used to bathe in the little pool in the garden.

Day 11 Bridgetown, Barbados | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
More than 300 years of British rule have left their mark. The whole of Bridgetown, Barbados' historic center, with its colonial architecture surrounding Trafalgar Square, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gentle green hilly countryside and endless fields of sugar cane characterize the island's landscape. Old colonial houses are reminders of the high life of the plantation owners, while innumerable colorful chattel houses are evidence of their workers' "moveable property". The sweeping coastline is a picture postcard of fine sandy beaches and turquoise sea surrounded by colorful coral reefs.

Disembark after breakfast. 

Sea Cloud

Per person starting at
$7,985
A Category 5 cabin
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Category 5
These approx. 9.5 m2/102 sq ft cabins with their upper and lower single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm) once accommodated the ship’s officers, and their original features exude a romantic charm. These cabins can be ventilated with fresh air both day and night as the cabin door leads directly to the Promenade Deck beneath the bridge.
A Category 4 cabin
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Category 4
These cabins are each approx. 10.5 m2/113 sq ft and located on the Promenade Deck. They are furnished similarly to Cat. 3 cabins.
A Category 3 Twin-Bed Cabin
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Category 3
Located on the Promenade Deck, each of these outside cabins also features panorama windows, a marble bathroom with a fitted shower and a substantially sized wardrobe. They are approx. 12.5 m2/135 sq ft in size with two single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm).
A Category 2 Twin-Bed Cabin
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Category 2
Each of these cabins features a marble bathroom with a fitted shower, two single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm) which can be placed together, a substantially sized wardrobe and additional built-in storage space. Their location on the Captain’s and Lido Deck and their design, featuring two panorama windows, mean these approx. 13.5 m2/145 sq ft cabins feel extremely bright.
A deluxe Category 1 Cabin
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Category 1
These two double-bed cabins are located on the Captain’s and Lido Deck and feature unique corner panorama windows. Approx. 13 m2/140 sq ft in size, they offer a substantial wardrobe, a double bed with two mattresses (each 80 cm x 200 cm) and a spacious, elegant bathroom with a fitted shower.
Sea Cloud Category C Cabin
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Category C
Warm and bright tones dominate these approx. 18-20 m2/198-215 sq ft deluxe outside cabins fitted with a double bed (160 cm x 200 cm) The cabins feature a modern elegance, generous storage space and a walk-in closet and a marble bathroom.
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Category B
Main Deck. Portholes, two single beds or king bed with two separate mattresses, one or two chairs, nightstand, decorative marble fireplace, walk-in closet, safe, A/C, private bath with shower or tub.
The luxurious owner's cabin (Category A)
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Category A
Main Deck. Portholes, large double bed, two armchairs, antique nightstands, table or antique secretary, decorative marble fireplace, desk, walk-in closet, safe, A/C, private bath with tub and portholes.

Notes

Rates are based on double occupancy. A limited number of cabins can be booked for individual use for an additional charge.

Cruise Rates Include:
  • Beautifully appointed cabin in the selected category
  • Welcoming bottle of champagne in your cabin
  • All meals from early-bird breakfast to the exquisite 4-course dinner menu with a choice of the main course
  • 5-course gala dinner during the cruise
  • Welcome and farewell cocktail with champagne
  • Selected wines and beers thoughtfully chosen to complement lunch and dinner
  • All soft drinks and juices throughout the cruise
  • All alcohol-free coffee and tea specialties
  • Bottled water on the excursions
  • Fresh fruit basket in your cabin, replenished daily
  • E-mails can be sent free of charge from the on-board laptop
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Travel documents with detailed destination information
  • All port fees
  • Use of watersports facilities such as snorkeling equipment (weather permitting).
Cruise Rates Exclude:
  • Shore excursions. Contact us for pricing.
  • Airfare
  • Tips
  • Excess luggage (allowance is up to 40 kg per passenger)
  • Additional meals and beverages (so far as not expressly included)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Transfers
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