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Hidden Charms of the Caribbean with Chef Ben Robinson

San Juan - St. John's - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Emerald Sakara
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Embark on this 8-day Hidden Charms of the Caribbean adventure with Chef Ben Robinson aboard the Emerald Sakara and witness natural landscapes while indulging in exquisite meals crafted from fresh local ingredients. Uncover the hidden gems of the Caribbean - its pristine, white sandy beaches, vibrant towns, and coastlines.

Setting sail from San Juan, explore the vibrant marine life while relishing delectable cuisine prepared by the world-famous and acclaimed Chef Ben. Discover the charm of coastal towns while travelers stroll along the shores of Vieques Island and St. John Island. Relax in the beauty of St. Kitts and Nevis, where travelers can immerse in the soft sands and crystal-clear waters. Disembark at St. John's. 
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Highlights
  • Witness natural landscapes and pristine, white sandy beaches.
  • Indulge in exquisite meals crafted from fresh local ingredients by Chef Ben
  • Explore vibrant marine life while setting sail from San Juan
  • Discover the charm of coastal towns along Vieques and St. John Island
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 yacht cruise begins in San Juan, transfer to your yacht and embark on your discovery of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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

Day 2: Culebra, 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. 

Exclusive: This evening, guests will enjoy a welcome reception where acclaimed guest, Below Deck’s Chef Ben Robinson, will be introduced. Travelers will also have a raffle where the winner will get the opportunity to enjoy dinner with Chef Ben.

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. 

Exclusive: This afternoon Chef Ben will host a cooking demonstration, followed by a Q&A session about seasonal ingredients. Watch closely so you can recreate his recipe once you return home!

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. 

Exclusive: Tonight’s menu will feature items customized by Chef Ben.

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

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Jost van Dyke (which is barely four miles long) is an island widely known by travelers around the world for its casual lifestyle and beachfront restaurants and bars, as well as its protected anchorages and pristine beaches. Great Harbour is one of the main sights to see on the island, as it is sheltered by small mountains and offers a truly relaxed Caribbean feel. The local drink, the Painkiller, was born here – a frozen delight made from dark rum, pineapple juice, and orange juice, with fresh nutmeg ground on top. Today, you can enjoy a barbeque on shore together with your fellow travelers.  

Exclusive: Tonight’s menu will feature items customized by Chef Ben

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

Exclusive: Enjoy an exclusive culinary excursion alongside Chef Ben Robinson. 
 

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 the 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, have a magnificent view of the Friars Bay Salt Pond and the St. Kitts beaches at North Friars Bay and South Friars Bay. 

Exclusive: Raffle winners will be able to enjoy their winning ticket by accompanying Chef Ben to dinner 

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

  • 1 Breakfast
Your time aboard your 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 out of St John's after 12:00 PM.

The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such, the yacht cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Day/Night of the event is subject to change.

 

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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

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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
  • Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner and three custom dinners created by Chef Ben Robinson
  • Interactive Cooking Demonstration with Chef Ben Robinson
  • St. John Island tour with visit to the Annaberg Plantation ruins
  • Culinary excursion in St. Barths accompanied by Chef Ben Robinson
  • 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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