Caribbean Treasures Cruise

An exciting voyage of discovery among the hidden gems of the Caribbean

Don’t Miss

  • Jardin De Balata – tropical gardens on Martinique
  • The Pittons – volcanic twin peaks of St Lucia
  • Grande Anse Beach in Grenada, one of the world’s very best
  • Snorkeling the coral reefs of Tobago Cays
  • Harrison’s Cave & afternoon tea in Barbados

Quite simply there’s something totally magically about Caribbean island-hopping cruising – and never more so than when it’s winter back in the UK and you can cruise on a vessel as sleek and majestic as the 25 cabin motor-sailer Panorama. An extra week on the colonial paradise island of Barbados is the perfect combination.

Barbados and the Grenadines

Departures: 13th & 20st December 2021

 

The southern end of the Lesser Antilles chain, which runs southwest from St. Vincent to Grenada, makes for classic island-hopping cruising Caribbean style. There are some 40 islands and ‘Cays’, of which well less than half are inhabited and quite a few are private. This is Pirates of the Caribbean country, Martinique is famed for it’s natural beauty and Creole culture, Grenada is known as ‘The Spice Island’ and famous for its nutmeg. St Lucia boasts its world famous twin peaks the Pitons. In between the islands are a kaleidoscope of beautiful beaches, beach bars and rum punch.

Ports of call: Barbados, Martinique, St. Lucia, Grenada, Tobago Cays, Mayreau, Bequia, Barbados

The Weather

This is the best time of year to cruise this area being the dry season with almost guaranteed sunshine, predictable trade winds and temperatures of around 30 celsius in the afternoon.

ITINERARY

Bridgetown Barbados Clock Tower

Barbados

Embarkation in Barbados, before we make an early afternoon departure for Martinique with a swim-stop on the way and BBQ dinner on board. Overnight at sea to Martinique.

Martinique

Martinique

After enjoying a morning swim along the way, we will have an afternoon arrival in Fort de France, the capital city of Martinique, an island that is famed for its volcanic peaks and creole culture.

St Lucia

St. Lucia

Be on deck early to see St Lucia’s iconic twin peaks, Les Pitons, rise over the horizon early. If you want a close-up of this UNESCO World Heritage site, we have an optional morning excursion to admire their volcanic majesty. After lunch the more adventurous might like to try our second optional excursion, an afternoon rainforest canopy zip-line excursion. Alternatively spend the time at leisure to visit the Castries Market for handicrafts, fresh fruits and vegetables, or to admire murals housed in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Dinner on board then overnight at sea to Grenada.

Grenada - St George

Grenada

Morning arrival to Grenada, the “Isle of Spice”, widely claimed to be the most beautiful in the Caribbean. From the mountain nutmeg plantations to some stunning beaches (Grand Anse is rated in the World’s top 10) it’s a place of great natural beauty and wonder – join our optional morning excursion and we’ll show you all the best bits. The afternoon is at leisure to discover St. George, the quaint capital of Grenada and wander through narrow streets to admire colourful colonial buildings, forts, and churches. Or chill out on Grand Anse before re-joining Voyager for dinner whilst we sail overnight to Tobago Cays.

Tobago Cays

We arrive early in the morning at the uninhabited archipelago of Tobago Cays, which makes up part of Tobago Cays Marine Park. We’re talking coral reef and lagoon territory here, great for snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters and spending serious chill-time on deserted white-sand beaches. We stay here until lunchtime, before departing for Union Island, a small strip of land nicknamed ‘the Tahiti of the West Indies’ due to its volcanic silhouette and its large swathes of greenery. We think it’s one of the best kept secrets in the Grenadines.  We moor here overnight.

Beach

Mayreau

It’s a short morning sail to Mayreau, the smallest of the inhabited Islands in this chain with a population of under 300 souls. It’s all rather naïve – electricity only arrived in 2002 and the main population live in an unnamed village. Other than its rather primitive nature the main attraction is two amazing beaches where you can dedicate the day to swimming and snorkelling activities. Nicely sun-kissed we re-board Voyager for dinner and sail overnight to Bequia.

Bequia

Bequia

Bequia is the second largest island of the country of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Quintessentially Caribbean, it’s a place of small picturesque villages and brightly-coloured coral reefs. We stop for a swim and a BBQ, followed by an optional tour to Port Elizabeth to learn more about the island’s whaling heritage at the museum, then shop for local crafts in colourful markets. Tonight we dine on board and make passage to Barbados.

Barbados

Barbados

Following breakfast, disembarkation in Barbados at 9am with a transfer to the airport or to your hotel if staying on in Barbados.

Your Vessel - M/S Panorama

Discover a 3 masted Motorsailer which can accommodate up to 49 passengers in 24 cabins. The “Panorama” was launched in 1993 and has been rebuilt in 2001, followed by a latest renovation in 2014, when the Upper Deck cabins and Lounge, as well as the Main Deck cabin en suite bathrooms and Lounge have been refitted.

This state of the art Motorsailer has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings and has sailed from the Seychelles to Monte Carlo and from the Black Sea to Tunis and offers the highest standard of accommodation and comfort safety.

Panorama

Home at Sea

  • Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge – Bar
  • Indoor Restaurant
  • Audiovisual in Lounge
  • Mini library
  • Beach Towels
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayak
  • Board Games
  • Swimming Platform
  • Wi-Fi

Comfort Zone

  • Windows: Upper & Main deck cabins
  • Portholes: lower deck cabins
  • Triple Occupancy cabins: Category B
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Mini Safe
  • Mini Fridge
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryers
  • Telephone for internal use
  • Central music
Cabin Category C MS Panorama

Category C:

Lower Deck

1 Double Bed or 2 Twin Beds

The Category C cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble.

Cabin Category B MS Panorama

Category B:

Lower Deck

2 Lower Beds

The Category B cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble or corian.

Category A:

Upper Deck or Main Deck

2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed Cabin

The Category A cabins are located on the Upper Deck or on the Main Deck and have large windows enabling a breathtaking view or the areas you are cruising in. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble or corian.

Panorama Lounge Area

Lounge Area

The lounge is situated on the main deck and has a library where you can enjoy a book and look through the floor to roof windows.
Sun Deck Panorama

Sundeck

During the day life on board centers around the outdoor areas, the sun deck and the shaded exterior deck on the aft of the Panorama.
Panorama Upper Deck Outdoor Bar and Lounge

Upper Deck Outdoor Bar & Lounge area

The classy spacious indoor and outdoor bar lounge area is located on the Upper Deck and is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views and is ideal to relax in the evening.
Panorama Restaurant

Dining Room

The classy spacious dining room is located in the Main Deck and is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views and accommodates all guests in one seating.

Optional Cruise & Stay

Extend your stay in Barbados with a week at the Bougainvillea Barbados
This excellent property boasts no less than two superb sandy beaches, lush gardens and luxurious all-suite accommodation.

Ideal for couples or families, the property enjoys a magnificent oceanfront location, with a great range of facilities including a choice of two beach-front restaurants on-site, three swimming pools including a swim-up bar, a full-service salon and spa, a well equipped fitness centre, tennis courts, and a non mechanised beach water-sports centre with paddleboards, kayaks, windsurfing, and kitesurfing all available.

At just 100 rooms, the resort is noted for its personal service, whilst the excellent location is convenient for all the south coast hotspots, making it a perfect base for a week ashore before or after your cruise.

Prices

Caribbean Treasures

2021 Cruise only prices (£) per person
Departures from Martinique, St Martin or Barbados
Vessel: M/S PANORAMA
Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory A
13/12/2021£1,579£1,842£2,549
20/12/2021£1,579£1,842£2,549

Caribbean Treasures - port charges, flights & supplements

2021 Cruise only prices (£) per person
 Category CCategory BCategory A
Port charges£298 £298 £298
Transfers from£50 per person
Single supplement50%50%50%
3rd person reductionN/A-30%N/A

Caribbean Treasures 14 night Package

2021 14 night Package prices (£) per person From
Departures from Barbados
Vessel: M/S PANORAMA
Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory A
13/12/2021£3,799£4,065£4,769
20/12/2021£3,799£4,065£4,769

Caribbean Treasures - port charges, flights & supplements

2021 14 night Package
 Category CCategory BCategory A
Port chargesIncludedIncludedIncluded
Transfers fromIncludedIncludedIncluded
Single supplement50%50%50%
3rd person reductionN/A-30%N/A

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  • Accommodation in your choice of cabin grade with private SH/WC & air conditioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
  • Full-board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, local Theme Evening, fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment, plus sea kayak (subject to availability).
  • Professional English speaking Cruise Director.
  • Flights & transfers (where booked as a flight inclusive package)
  • Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water.
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
  • Crew gratuities (optional –  recommend  Eur10-14 per passenger per day)
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)
  • Flights & transfers (unless booked as a flight inclusive package)

Direct flights from London Heathrow to Barbados or indirect flights from London Heathrow to Martinique (via Paris) or London Heathrow to St Martin (via Miami or Paris)

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