Fall in love with the crystal waters and islands of the Caribbean on this 8-day Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico cruise. Begin in Charlotte Amalie and make your way for the sheltered coves and small towns of Cruz Bay, North Sound, Gustavia, and more. As you explore the island paradise of the Caribbean, disembark daily to bike, hike, snorkel, or relax on the beach.
Day 1 : Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas | Embark Day 2 : Cruz Bay, St. John Day 3 : Saba, Netherlands Antilles Day 4 : Gustavia, St. Barts Day 5 : North Sound, Virgin Gorda Day 6 : Soper's Hole, Tortola | Norman Island Day 7 : White Bay, Jost van Dyke Day 8 : San Juan, Puerto Rico | Disembark
Visit St. John, a beautiful island blessed with attractive beaches
Enjoy an incredible hike as well as a scenic overview of Saba Island
Discover Soper's Hole, a picturesque marina full of fun and new adventures
Hike, snorkel, and explore uninhabited Norman Island
Arrive at Charlotte Amalie, the capital and largest city in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It has two ports of call for cruise vessels, Havensight and Crown Bay. The island has loads of history, beautiful beaches, a fantastic golf course, and incredible shopping options.
Saba is the smallest special municipality of the Netherlands. It consists largely of the potentially active volcano Mount Scenery, which at 887 meters (2,910 ft) is the highest point within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The island has a land area of 13 square kilometers (5.0 sq mi). Its current towns and major settlements are The Bottom (the capital), Windwardside Town, Hell's Gate, and St. Johns. As the island is part of the Netherlands, Dutch is the official language.
St. Bart's is perhaps the most treasured destination in the Caribbean! This small island belonging to the French West Indies has so much to offer, including incredible shopping only steps away from pier, beaches, resorts, restaurants, and activities both day and night.
Nearly every publication written about Virgin Gorda emphasizes the need to visit “The Baths” – don’t miss it! The ship generally arrives early and anchors off Spanish Town to give you an early start to view the baths before all of the tourists arrive from the neighboring Islands.
This marina on Tortola's West End retains its quaint charm while being a center of activity and voted the best marina in the BVIs. Soper's Hole imparts a great sense of place and physical intimacy and is considered one of the most picturesque marinas in the Caribbean.
Norman Island is located at the southern tip of the British Virgin Islands. It could very well be the very same island reputed to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's pirate novel Treasure Island. It is said that the island was named after a pirate who purchased it at some point during the early 18th century. The island is uninhabited and privately owned by Dr Henry Jarecki. Its area is about 600 acres (2.4 km²), and it is about 2.5 miles (4 km) long. A large harbor known as "The Bight" offers one of the most protected anchorages in the area.
Jost van Dyke is the BVI’s barefoot island. Its population depends on the month – typically 250-300. Enjoy Champagne and Caviar in the surf followed by an amazing BBQ Luncheon. A hike is always offered to guests to visit the famous Foxy’s Bar at Great Harbour (hopefully the boutique is open) or you can stroll a few meters down the beach to the Soggy Dollar Bar. Snorkel equipment is provided as well as some water toys!
Day 8 San Juan, Puerto Rico | Disembark
Arrive in San Juan and disembark after breakfast for your continued independent journeys.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.