Caribbean Cruise Windward Itinerary
Departs on the following Saturdays:
15, 29 Mar, 22 Nov, 6 & 20 Dec 2014 then 3, 17 & 31 Jan , 14 & 28 Feb, 14 Mar 2015
Fly from UK to Bridgetown, Barbados – After embarkation and settling into your cabin, you have time to explore the history and culture of this eastern most island in the Caribbean.
Barbados – St Lucia – Marigot Bay, one of the prettiest anchorages in the Caribbean, is surrounded by lush hills and ringed by drooping coconut palms. The prettiest sights are to be seen at Diamond Falls and Mineral Baths where you can walk the gardens and take a dip in the pool under the waterfalls. St. Lucia’s lush rainforest mountains, including the famous Pitons, are truly spectacular.
St Lucia – Dominica – Dominica is a dream-like island, full of surprises. From Royal Clipper’s anchorage in remote Prince Rupert Bay, the steep mountainsides and lush jungle-like beauty might remind you of a Rousseau landscape. Glide through a steamy orchid-festooned rainforest in a fascinating boat ride up the winding Layrou River. Alternatively, hike to breath-taking Trafalgar Falls and a bubbling lake.
Dominica – Antigua – English Harbour, just south of where Royal Clipper docks in Falmouth, is probably one of the most atmospheric ports you’ll ever encounter. It was here that a soon-to-be-famous Royal Navy Captain set up his base in 1785. Today, every faded pink brick and weather-worn bollard of Nelson’s Dockyard evokes the presence of the greatest naval Commander in history.
Antigua – St Kitts – St. Kitts’ was the first successful colony in the British West Indies. Indeed, when viewed from the top of Brimstone Hill, the “Gibraltar of the Caribbean” appears to dominate everything in the Southern Sea. Shop in colourful Basseterre, play golf and tour old plantation houses. For the adventuresome there’s a brisk hike through the rainforest.
St Kitts – Iles des Santes – Les Saintes is a thoroughly entrancing group of islands lying off Guadeloupe. The independent, self-sufficient inhabitants are descended from Breton fishermen. Wealthy French investors have recently built elaborate vacation homes and exclusive resorts here. You’ll enjoy the superb beaches, snorkelling, diving and other water sports on offer.
Iles des Santes – 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.
Martinique – Barbados – Disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight or to your hotel if you’re extending your stay.