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Classic Caribbean – St Maarten to St Maarten

8 days / 7 nights - Wind Surf Ship

Philipsburg, Barbuda, Roseau, Pigeon Island, Les Saints, Basseterre, Nevis, St. Barths, Gustavia
Come away to a place where the chatter of tropical birds is the most noticeable distraction.
Crystalline waters invite you to indulge and you can do it all right from the yacht’s Watersports Platform – snorkeling, kayaking, water skiing . . . or simply paddle around. When you’re ready to wander, strap up for a zip line over the rainforest canopy – go mountain biking – try a certified scuba dive – or meander through the quaint, vibrant village shops and cafés. In one single journey you’ll experience the best of the Caribbean . . . and the best of yourself.


Phillipsburg – Phillipsburg
Ship: Wind Surf
Number of nights: 7 nights
Embark – Disembark: Phillipsburg – Phillipsburg

Day 1 – Phillipsburg , St Maarten
Day 2 – Barbuda, Barbuda
Day 3 – Roseau, Dominica
Day 4 – Pigeon Island, St Lucia
Day 5 – Les Saintes, F.W.I
Day 6 – Basseterre, St Kitts / Charlestown, Nevis
Day 7 – Gustavia, St Barthelemy
Day 8 – Phillipsburg , St Maarten

Day 1 – Phillipsburg, St Maarten
It’s been some 300 years since the Dutch and French established a truce on tiny St. Maarten, dividing the island into two delightfully distinct yet amicable parts.
Philipsburg is the vivacious capital of the Dutch half. Along Front Street, the citrus-colored buildings are home to gourmet restaurants, lively casinos and some of the best duty-free shopping in the world.

Day 2 – Barbuda, Barbuda
This picturesque island is what most cruisers are looking for but won’t find, because most cruise ships don’t stop here. There are a few ruins from plantation days, but mostly the entertainment is of the do-it-yourself variety: watching plumes of white spray splash up from the reef, collecting conch shells, or if you’re feeling ambitious, a trip to the Frigate Bird Sanctuary to watch the giant-winged avians harass other seabirds for their catches like the man o’ wars they’re nicknamed for.

Day 3 – Roseau, Dominica
Dominica’s unspoiled, Eden-like environs haven’t gone unnoticed by Hollywood, and it’s performed admirably as the setting for more than one famous pirate movie . The real treasure here, though, is nature itself. While it’s one of the largest islands in the Caribbean, “The Nature Island” has one of the smallest populations, but an abundance of rivers, waterfalls, hot springs, mountains, and black and white sand beaches.

Day 4 – Pigeon Islands, St Lucia
The dramatic approach to St. Lucia, with its iconic twin Pitons rising from the sea, hints at the wonders ahead. Along the coast, you’ll find the remains of old fortresses, warm and welcoming villages, and open-air markets brimming with locally made batik fabrics and woven hats. Offshore is a treasure trove of pristine coral reefs, peacock fish, parrotfish, and other species.

Day 5 – Les Saintes, F.W.I
There are only two inhabited islands in this tiny archipelago south of Guadeloupe, and they’re yours to explore as we anchor just off Terre-de-Haut in one of the most beautiful bays in the world. It’s impossible to get lost in Terre-de-Haut, which has only one street, but there are still plenty of ways to spend your day in this vintage bit of the old Caribbean. Visit with the fair-skinned Saintoise, said to have descended from Breton corsairs and known for their skill at fishing and sailing. Climb to Fort Napoleon for incredible harbor views and a look at the exotic gardens in the fort’s former ramparts.

Day 6 – Basseterre, St Kitts / Charlestown, Nevis
St. Kitts was once the richest British colony in the Caribbean thanks to the world’s appetite for sugar. The industry finally shut down in 2005, but the island is still a sweet place to spend time with its Victorian gingerbread architecture and intriguing mix of history and natural splendor. More than a quarter of the land is designated as a National Park, complete with rainforest and a smoldering volcano, but it’s Brimstone Hill Fortress that sets the island apart from other former colonies.

Day 7 – Gustavia, St Barthelemy
When the rich and famous head to the Caribbean, like as not they head to St. Barts. Not a bad outcome for an island the French originally sold off as being too hilly, rocky, small, and dry to be profitable. Others did see potential here though—first French buccaneers and later Sweden, which turned it into a profitable free port during the colonial wars of the 18th century.

Day 8 – Phillipsburg , St Maarten
It’s been some 300 years since the Dutch and French established a truce on tiny St. Maarten, dividing the island into two delightfully distinct yet amicable parts.
Philipsburg is the vivacious capital of the Dutch half. Along Front Street, the citrus-colored buildings are home to gourmet restaurants, lively casinos and some of the best duty-free shopping in the world.

Wind Surf

On any day, our 310-guest flagship, Wind Surf, draws admiring glances as she glides majestically into port with her tall sails billowing. And her beauty is far more than skin deep.
Everything about Wind Surf speaks of welcome. Come aboard and see it for yourself.

January 2015: 03 January, 24 January
February 2015: 07 February, 28 February
March 2015: 14 March, 28 March