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West Indies Island Hopping

Roundtrip San Juan - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Emerald Sakara
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Embark on this 8-Day West Indies Island Hopping adventure aboard the Emerald Sakara. Departing and arriving from San Juan, this Caribbean cruise takes on a thrilling journey to some of the most breathtaking islands in the region. From the sun-kissed white sand beaches and marine-rich azure waters of Puerto Rico’s Culebra, to the vibrant and bustling social scene of Esperanza Bay on Vieques Island, this journey is packed with experiences. Explore the Virgin Islands with a stop at the awe-inspiring Virgin Gorda, before experiencing the French joie de vivre at Gustavia on St. Barths and Marigot Bay in Saint Martin. Conclude your trip with a glimpse into the vibrant culture of Jost Van Dyke, whose serene beaches are some of the most renowned in the region. 
Explore the famous rock formations of the bathsExplore the famous rock formations of the bathsExperience laid-back MarigotSoak in the sun in colorful MarigotPlay in the brilliant blue waters of the CaribbeanThe crystal blue water of Jost van DykeExplore beautiful Jost van DykeExplore colorful Gustavia
Highlights
  • Explore the sun-kissed white sand beaches of Puerto Rico's Culebra
  • Discover the vibrant and bustling social scene of Esperanza Bay on Vieques Island
  • Experience the Virgin Gorda in the Virgin Islands
  • Enjoy the French joie de vivre at Gustavia on St. Barths
  • Conclude the trip with a glimpse into the vibrant culture of Jost Van Dyke
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 you’ll be transferred to your luxury yacht and embark on your discovery of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and St. Barths.

Please book your flight to arrive in San Juan prior to 02:00 PM.

Day 2: Culebrita Island, Puerto Rico

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 tranquillity 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 our marina toys.

 

Day 3: Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

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 in the town’s eastern outskirts.

Day 4: Virgin Gorda, Gorda Sound, British Virgin Islands

Virgin Gorda is the third-largest and second-most populous of the British Virgin Islands. Somehow uncrowded, Gorda Sound itself has recently blossomed into a busy place surrounded by resorts and vacation villas. Virgin Gorda is a beautiful island; an ideal jumping-off point for an in-depth discovery of the Virgin Islands.


Included Excursion:
The Baths discovery

Day 5: Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy

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 to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean and a tropical paradise with French flair. You will enjoy the beauty of its large idyllic beaches, plus the charm and refinement of its old wooden houses. 

Day 6: Marigot Bay, Saint Martin

Marigot is a lovely town and the administrative center of French Saint Martin. Both French and Caribbean cultures can be seen throughout the island, creating that unique blend of French Caribbean. Some of the most spectacular sights include the castle of Fort Louis overlooking the town and reminding locals and visitors alike of its significant past. The open-air market is open every day for those seeking to discover the island’s local vibe and flavors. Artisans here sell anything from fresh fruits and spices to artwork and even rum. The market is a delight to the senses, and while you are there, don’t forget to try Mauby, a local beverage flavored with bark that tastes like root beer.


Included Excursion:
Culture and history tour 

Day 7: Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

Jost Van Dyke is the smallest of all four main islands comprising the British Virgin Islands, approximately eight square kilometres. Known as ‘The Last Virgin Island’, White Bay Beach on Jost Van Dyke is made up of rather rocky scenery combined with colourful local culture. The bay is by far one of the best beaches to relax on, with plenty of room for visitors to lie down and enjoy splendid Caribbean views. Today, you will enjoy a barbeque on shore together with your fellow travellers.

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.

Please book your flight to depart out of San Juan after 12:00 PM.

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Dining area at the Sakara
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Please confirm embark/disembark locations before reserving flights, as this itinerary operates in reverse on alternating departures.
 
Sakara Ocean View SuiteSakara Ocean View Suite
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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
Sakara Balcony SuiteSakara Balcony Suite
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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
Sakara Deluxe Balcony SuiteSakara terrace Suite
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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
Sakara Terrace SuiteSakara Owners Suite
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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
Yacht Suite SakaraSakara terrace Suite
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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
  • The Baths discovery
  • Culture and history tour
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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