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

11nights STAY & CRUISE
 
HIGHLIGHTS

Experiences

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.

Dining

‘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.

Entertainment

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.

Accommodation suggestions

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.

CRUISE INFORMATION

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.

DATES AND INCLUSIONS

Cruise dates

• 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.

Royal Clipper

The Royal Clipper is the largest five-masted tall ship in service in the world today and with 42 sails is a truly magnificent sight.

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.