Grenadine Island

Grenadine Island Cruise

8 days/7nights ∙ Royal Clipper Ship

Just the name Grenadines evokes an emotive response with visions of exotic, idyllic island life. And the fantasy rings true. Imagine an island chain buried deep within the Caribbean Sea, uncluttered by tourist exploitation; white sand beaches on deserted islands, sky-blue water gently lapping the shore and barely a soul around. Thirty-two islands dot the seascape, all vying to one-up each other in terms of tranquility.

 

 

 

Grenadine Islands
Ship: Royal Clipper
Number of nights: 7 nights
Embark – Disembark: Barbados – Barbados

Day 1 – Bridgetown, Barbados
Day 2 – Captain’s Best, Grenadines
Day 3 – St. George’s, Grenada
Day 4 – Tobago Cays, Grenadines
Day 5 – St. Vincent (Am), Bequia (Pm)
Day 6 – Fort De France (Am), Beach (Pm), Martinique
Day 7 – Marigot Bay & Soufriere, St. Lucia
Day 8 – Bridgetown, Barbados

Day 1 – Bridgetown, Barbados
On the wild and rugged east coast of Barbados, the isolated beaches are the colour of sunrise, the red sands having blown all the way across the Atlantic from the Sahara. The easternmost island of the Windwards, and indeed, of the entire Caribbean, reaches out to Africa and the Old World, as if not quite part of the New. Bridgetown, Barbados, is an interesting town full of contrasts. George Washington actually slept here! Trafalgar Square reminds you that the laidback, rum- and fun-loving island’s British influenced heritage includes revered traditions like cricket and high tea.

 

Day 2 – Captain’s Best, Grenadines
Thirty islands and specks of sand make up the gloriously untouched Grenadines. We’ll call on one of these Islands, for a blissful, laid-back beach day. We’re sure, you’ll never be disappointed.

 

Day 3 – St. George’s, Grenada
The aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla baking in the sun – these are the tropical flavours of Grenada. From the horseshoe shaped Carenage at St. George’s, follow the Sendall Tunnel (hand-built in 1895) to the Esplanade and old Ft. George for a spectacular view of Grenada.

 

Day 4 – Tobago Cays, Grenadines
Four small islets, virtually deserted but enormously appealing for those who love underwater exploration, Tobago Cays is a national park where snorkelling is superb.

 

Day 5 – St. Vincent (Am), Bequia (Pm)
Star Clipper usually anchors in the lee of ruggedly beautiful Young Island lying just 54 feet off the southern tip of St. Vincent which is just a 10 minute ferry ride away. The natural harbour of Port Elizabeth at Bequia the world. The exquisite waterfront beckons you for a gentle stroll along the harbour.

 

Day 6 – Fort De France (Am), Beach (Pm), Martinique
Martinique is the classic French Caribbean island. Wild and mysterious, yet urbane and sophisticated, it is France with a tropical twist, with something for almost everyone. You won’t be able to resist the charms of spicy Creole cooking and tempting boutiques in Fort de France.

Day 7 – Marigot Bay & Soufriere, St. Lucia
Marigot Bay, one of the prettiest anchorages in the Caribbean, is surrounded by lush hills and ringed by drooping coconut palms. Our alternate stop, the little Port Town of Soufrière was named after a nearby volcano. Prettier sights are to be seen at Diamond Falls and Mineral Baths where you can walk through the gardens and take a dip in the pool under the waterfalls.

 

Day 8 – Bridgetown, Barbados
On the wild and rugged east coast of Barbados, the isolated beaches are the colour of sunrise, the red sands having blown all the way across the Atlantic from the Sahara. The easternmost island of the Windwards, and indeed, of the entire Caribbean, reaches out to Africa and the Old World, as if not quite part of the New. Bridgetown, Barbados, is an interesting town full of contrasts. George Washington actually slept here! Trafalgar Square reminds you that the laidback, rum- and fun-loving island’s British influenced heritage includes revered traditions like cricket and high tea.

Royal Clipper Ship
Inspired by the tall ship Preussen, the Royal Clipper has the proud distinction of being the largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship built since her predecessor was launched at the beginning of the last century. With her complement of 42 sails, Royal Clipper is a splendid sight to behold.

 

Sailing dates:
January 2014: 11 January 2014 / 25 January 2014;
February 2014: 08 February 2014 / 22 February 2014;
March 2014: 08 March 2014 / 22 March 2014;
April 2014: 05 April 2014;
November 2014: 29 November 2014;
December 2014: 13 December 2014 / 27 December 2014;
January 2015: 10 January 2015 / 24 January 2015;
February 2015: 07 February 2015 / 21 February 2015;
March 2015: 07 March 2015 / 21 March 2015.