Start your Caribbean cruise with a short stay in charming Barbados, a paradise of laid-back locals and tropical cuisine. Once aboard, lie back and unwind as you make your way south through the Grenadines, a chain of over 600 idyllic islands scattered across the ocean, to Grenada with Star Clippers. From here you'll visit the volcanic island of St Vincent, revel in the French charms of Martinique and gaze up at the lush twin pitons of St Lucia before returning to the relaxed island vibes of Barbados.
• Bridgetown, Barbados
• Grenadine Islands
• St George's, Grenada
• Tobago Cays, Grenadine Islands
• Kingstown, St Vincent
• Admiralty Bay, Bequia
• Fort de France & beach stop, Martinique
• Marigot Bay & Soufriere, St Lucia
• Bridgetown, Barbados
Catamaran cruise We recommend taking a cruise along the beautiful west coast of Barbados for the chance to snorkel with turtles and explore reefs or wrecks*.
Cruise Lie back on the bowsprit net at the front of the ship when under sail and you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins riding the waves.
‘Taste’ restaurant At this award-winning restaurant at Ocean Two Resort by Ocean Hotels you can enjoy international dishes with Caribbean flair, fresh seafood and tasty tapas*.
Cruise Head to shore for a beach barbecue on an uninhabited island and enjoy a tasty spread of grilled meats, salads and desserts.
St Lawrence Gap This bustling strip is just a short stroll from your hotel. Shop for souvenirs, try tasty Bajan dishes and enjoy live music*.
Cruise ‘Sunset Sail Away’ from port has a real sense of occasion. Sip Champagne and enjoy the haunting chords of Vangelis’ Conquest of Paradise as the sails are lowered.
Ocean Two Resort by Ocean Hotels This contemporary resort has a spectacular setting on Dover Beach and a rooftop plunge pool offering fantastic 270° views over the coast.
Cruise Royal Clipper’s Outside Staterooms have teak-style furnishings, portholes, and a marble bathroom.
What to expect
Day 1 UK to Barbados Depart the UK on your flight to Barbados. On arrival, make your way to your hotel for a three-night stay.
Days 2-3 Barbados Your time here is free for you to embrace the laid-back island life. The best way to see Barbados is by combining a catamaran cruise – including a swimming with turtles experience – with a jeep safari along the ruggedly beautiful and untouched east coast. You could also head to Bridgetown to pick up some duty-free bargains or discover three centuries of history at the nearby Mount Gay Rum distillery which also offers tastings.
Day 4 Bridgetown, Barbados
Begin your cruise on board Royal Clipper.
Day 5 Captain’s Best, Grenadines
Day 6 Grenada
Day 7 Tobago Cays, Grenadines
Day 8 St Vincent & Bequia
Day 9 Martinique
Day 10 Saint Lucia
Day 11 Barbados
Following disembarkation, transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.
• The Royal Clipper sails the Caribbean between December and March; 2018 dates are available. Please speak to a Personal Travel Expert who'll help you create your Caribbean stay and cruise holiday • Royal Clipper cruises are 7-nights in duration; we recommend spending at least three nights in Barbados prior to your cruise.
Tailor made cruises
We hope this hand-picked itinerary will provide you with some inspiration of how you can tailor make your stay and cruise holiday. The land-based section of your holiday – whether pre or post-cruise – is fully flexible allowing you to choose where you stay, for how long and the adventures you will have while you are there. Please speak to a Personal Travel Expert who will help you create your perfect itinerary.