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The crystal blue water of Jost van Dyke

British Virgin Islands & French West Indies

Roundtrip St. John's - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Emerald Sakara
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On this 8-day British Virgin Islands & French West Indies Cruise roundtrip to St. John's aboard Emerald Sakara, relax on the pink sand beaches of Barbuda. From Barbuda, take a ferry to the British Virgin Islands, and go snorkeling or diving off Norman Island. The waters here are crystal clear and teeming with marine life, including turtles, dolphins, and fish of all colors. Next, head to Jost Van Dyke, which is known for its vibrant culture and laid-back atmosphere. The beaches here are some of the most serene in the Caribbean. Visit the Soggy Dollar Bar, which is famous for its Painkiller cocktails. From Jost Van Dyke, take a boat to Virgin Gorda, which is home to the Baths, a series of natural rock formations that create pools and grottos. Finally, end your trip in Gustavia, St. Barths, or Marigot Bay, Saint Martin.
Santa Catalina Arch in AntiguaAntiguaVisit beautiful Norman IslandExplore the famous rock formations of the bathsGustavia Harbor in St. BarthsSoak in the sun in colorful MarigotPlay in the brilliant blue waters of the CaribbeanThe crystal blue water of Jost van Dyke
Highlights
  • Relax on the pink sand beaches of Barbuda
  • Experience the vibrant culture and laid-back atmosphere of Jost Van Dyke
  • Discover the natural rock formations and pools at the Baths in Virgin Gorda
  • Snorkel or dive off Norman Island and explore crystal clear waters
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: St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda | Embark

Your luxurious yacht cruise begins in St. John’s, where you’ll be transferred to your yacht and embark on your discovery of the Eastern Caribbean and the Grenadines.

Please book your flight to arrive at St John's prior to 03:00 PM.

Day 2: Barbuda, Antigua | Barbuda

Barbuda is part of a three-island state along with Antigua and the uninhabited island of Redonda, located in the northeastern Caribbean region. Barbuda is often described as Antigua’s sister island.  Barbuda’s beaches, which are world-renowned, are miles long and are often sprinkled with pink sand. Barbuda is frequently referred to as one of the top destinations for independent travelers from all over the world, and today, it is yours to explore.

Day 3: Norman Island, British Virgin Islands

Norman Island, a privately owned island, is part of the British Virgin Islands. However, this island still attracts many tourists and sailors who come for snorkeling, diving, hiking, or simply soaking in some Caribbean sun. There are rumors about the island’s piratical past, including its name coming from the famous pirate Norman. Norman Island’s caves are a fun place to go diving and explore – and who knows, perhaps you will find your very own treasure chest. Norman Island is indeed an idyllic escape from real life and a must-add stop to your exploration of the Virgin Islands.

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

Please note: Selected departures will visit Jost van Dyke prior to Norman Island

Day 4: Jost van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

Jost van Dyke (which is barely four miles long) is an island widely known by travellers 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 will enjoy a barbeque on shore together with your fellow travellers.

Day 5: Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Virgin Gorda is the third-largest and second-most populous of the British Virgin Islands. Columbus’ lieutenants named the island Virgen Gorda – or ‘the pregnant virgin’, as upon approaching the island from the north or the east, the outline of a pregnant woman lying on her back is visible on the horizon. 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.

Day 6: 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 7: 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.

Day 8: St. John’s, 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, you will be transferred 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. 

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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
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Amazing Barbuda Tour
  • Culture & 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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