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San Juan - St John's - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Emerald Sakara
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Set sail on the Emerald Sakara, a contemporary luxury vessel, from San Juan and embark on an exciting Caribbean journey. Explore the diverse marine life and tranquil beaches of Culebra, the bustling waterfront of Esperanza Bay on Vieques Island, and the charming streets of Cruz Bay on St. John Island. Discover the unique culture and ambiance of Virgin Gorda, the French elegance of Gustavia on St. Barths, and the breathtaking beauty of South Friar's Bay on St. Kitts and Nevis. This 8-day cruise intends to leave you with unforgettable Caribbean memories and experiences.
The looming fort walls of San JuanLearn about Spanish colonial history in Old San JuanWander the colorful streets of San JuanStroll along the beaches of Puerto RicoExplore the small island of Virgin Gorda as you sail the CaribbeanGustavia Harbor in St. BarthsThe Southeast Peninsula of Saint Kitts with Nevis in the BackgroundExplore colorful Gustavia
Highlights
  • Discover Puerto Rico's pristine, white-sand beaches & active reef in Culebra
  • Experience the charm of Vieques Island w/ its bustling waterfront and social scene
  • Indulge in the French flair & casual elegance of Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy
  • Explore the serene turquoise waters, and golden sands of Friars Beach
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: San Juan, Puerto Rico | Embark

Your luxurious yacht cruise begins in San Juan, where guests will be transferred to Emerald Cruises luxury yacht and embark on their discovery of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Please book your flight to arrive in San Juan prior to 3:00 PM.

Day 2: Culebra Island, Puerto Rico

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Culebra is widely known for its white-sand beaches and active reef and is one of the major islands in Puerto Rico’s archipelago. This island offers plenty for nature lovers, giving you peace and tranquility in a truly pristine destination. There are more than 20 cays bustling with diverse marine life, making it an absolute paradise for underwater adventurers and casual beachgoers alike.

Opportunity to spend the day swimming off the yacht and enjoying the marina toys.

Day 3: Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The quaint coastal town of Esperanza has a lovely waterfront with gorgeous beaches and a bustling strip of restaurants, bars, and guesthouses. One can walk along the boulevard and visit the various establishments for a glimpse into the local culture and activities on offer. Locals enjoy spending the afternoon at Sun Bay, the main urban beach located on the town’s eastern outskirts.

Day 4: St. John, US Virgin Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruz Bay is the economic and social hub of St. John, with a busy inter-island ferry dock connecting it to other islands in the region. The busy bay is dotted with restaurants and shops, and beautiful Caribbean architecture can be seen in Mongoose Junction as one takes a gentle stroll through town. Cruz Bay is also known as the ‘Love City’, a moniker earned because of its eclectic and quiet ‘take it easy’ vibe.

Day 5: White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Jost Van Dyke is the smallest of all four main islands comprising the British Virgin Islands, at approximately eight square kilometers. Known as ‘The Last Virgin Island’, White Bay Beach on Jost Van Dyke is made up of rather rocky scenery combined with colorful local culture. The bay is by far one of the best beaches to relax on, with plenty of room for visitors to lay down and enjoy splendid Caribbean views. Today, you can enjoy a barbeque on shore with your fellow travelers.

Day 6: Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Named for Sweden’s King Gustav III, Gustavia is the charming capital and main seaport of the island of Saint Barthélemy, also known as St. Barth. It is often considered one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean and a tropical paradise with French flair. You can enjoy the beauty of its large, idyllic beaches, plus the charm and refinement of its old wooden houses.

Day 7: Friars Beach, Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
No trip to St. Kitts is complete without a visit to South Friars Bay, one of the most popular of all the island’s beaches. Golden sand, shore reefs, and quiet turquoise waters make for breathtaking scenery that surrounds this St. Kitts beach. The view of Friars Bay from the top of the Southeast Peninsula Road on Sir Timothy's Hill is remarkable. From here, you can have a magnificent view of the Friars Bay Salt Pond and the St. Kitts beaches at North Friars Bay and South Friars Bay.

Day 8: St. John’s, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Your time aboard your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht comes to an end in St. John’s. After bidding farewell to the crew and your fellow guests, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Please book your flight to depart from St. John's after 12:00 PM.

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Ocean View Stateroom
Situated on the Emerald Deck, towards the front of the yacht, our Oceanview Staterooms are bigger than the average standard, offering excellent value for money. Suite size: 17m² - 19m² Location: Deck 3 An ocean-view window Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with the finest Egyptian cotton linen Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hairdryer Complimentary bathrobes and slippers Complimentary water, restocked daily Flat screen HDTV and infotainment system Complimentary Wi-Fi Individual climate control Mini-bar Personal safe Umbrella Telephone
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Balcony Suite B
Divided between the Observation and Panorama decks, our Balcony Suites are your stylish home-away-from-home. With everything you need for a great night’s sleep, we’ve carefully designed them to help you relax after a day of exploration. Suite size: 26.5m² - 28.5m² Location: Decks 5 & 4 Your own private outdoor balcony Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with the finest Egyptian cotton linen Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, and hairdryer Complimentary bathrobes and slippers Complimentary water, restocked daily Flat-screen HDTV and infotainment system Complimentary Wi-Fi Individual climate control Mini-bar Personal safe Umbrella Telephone
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Balcony Suite A
Divided between the Observation and Panorama decks, our Balcony Suites are your stylish home-away-from-home. With everything you need for a great night’s sleep, we’ve carefully designed them to help you relax after a day of exploration. Suite size: 26.5m² - 28.5m² Location: Decks 5 & 4 Your own private outdoor balcony Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with the finest Egyptian cotton linen Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, and hairdryer Complimentary bathrobes and slippers Complimentary water, restocked daily Flat-screen HDTV and infotainment system Complimentary Wi-Fi Individual climate control Mini-bar Personal safe Umbrella Telephone
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Deluxe Balcony Suite
Our Deluxe Balcony Suite is conveniently located on the Pool Deck and features its own private balcony. With just two per yacht, you’ll benefit from having extra space for your assured comfort. Suite size: 35.5m² - 37.5m² Location: Deck 6 S Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with the finest Egyptian cotton linen Pillow menu Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, and hairdryer Complimentary bathrobes and slippers Fruit platter on arrival Complimentary water, restocked daily Flat-screen HDTV and infotainment system Complimentary Wi-Fi Individual climate control Coffee and tea-making facilities Mini-bar Personal safe Umbrella Telephone
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Terrace Suite
Our spacious Terrace Suites take pride in their place at the back of the Panorama Deck. As the name suggests, you’ll enjoy a private oversized terrace, where you’ll be able to relax and take in the views as you sail into the world’s prettiest ports. Suite size: 60.2m² - 62.2m² (includes outside terrace) Location: Deck 5 T Your own private terrace Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with the finest Egyptian cotton linen Pillow menu Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hairdryer Complimentary bathrobes and slippers Welcome bottle of champagne Fruit platter on arrival Full mini-bar, restocked daily Complimentary water, restocked daily Flat-screen HDTV and infotainment system Complimentary Wi-Fi Individual climate control Coffee and tea-making facilities Two laundered items daily Personal safe Umbrella Telephone
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Yacht Suite
Positioned at the back of the Observation Deck, you’ll be treated to the sensational ocean and coastal views from your own private terrace. You’ll also receive a number of luxury inclusions to help you make the most of your time in your Yacht Suite. Suite size: 65m² - 67m² (includes outside terrace) Location: Deck 4 Y Your own private terrace Walk-in wardrobe Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with the finest Egyptian cotton linen Pillow menu Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, and hairdryer Complimentary bathrobes and slippers Welcome bottle of champagne Fruit platter on arrival Full mini-bar, restocked daily Complimentary water, restocked daily Flat-screen HDTV and infotainment system Complimentary Wi-Fi Individual climate control Coffee and tea-making facilities Two laundered items daily Personal safe Umbrella Telephone
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Owner's Suite
Our oversized Owner’s Suites are the largest and most opulent, located on the Pool Deck. Boasting a separate bedroom and lounge area, you’ll also enjoy your large private terrace, from which to admire the stunning views of each port you visit. Our oversized Owner’s Suites are the largest and most opulent, located on the Pool Deck. Boasting a separate bedroom and lounge area, you’ll also enjoy your large private terrace, from which to admire the stunning views of each port you visit. Suite size: 108m² - 110.8m² (includes outside terrace) Location: Deck 6 SA Your own private terrace Separate bedroom and lounge area Walk-in wardrobe Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with the finest Egyptian cotton linen Pillow menu Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, and hairdryer Complimentary bathrobes and slippers Welcome bottle of champagne Fruit platter on arrival Pre-dinner canapés After-dinner sweets Full mini-bar, restocked daily Complimentary water, restocked daily Flat-screen HDTV and infotainment system Complimentary Wi-Fi Individual climate control Coffee and tea-making facilities Four laundered items daily Personal safe Umbrella Telephone

Notes


What's Included
  • Airport transfers to and from your yacht
  • All meals on board
  • Complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
  • State-of-the-art coffee machines and tea stations
  • Complimentary water, restocked daily
  • First-class service from an English-speaking crew
  • Knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All airport taxes and port charges
  • All gratuities on board are included
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
  • Choice between Emerald Plus and Emerald Active Excursions
  • Wifi
  • Complimentary Wine, Beer and Soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour Manager
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • St. John Island tour with visit to the Annaberg Plantation ruins
  • The best of St. Kitts
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Travelers are urged to arrange comprehensive travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may occur during the tour

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