Destination Area: Caribbean Ocean/Gulf Of Mexico
Length: 11 NIGHTS
Vessel: Sea Cloud


Departs:

Bridgetown, Barbados on March 29, 2018

Returns:

St. Johns, Antigua (& Barbuda) on April 9, 2018


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SAILING TO AND AROUND ST. VINCENT AND GRENADINES, GUADELOUPE, DOMINICA, ST. KITTS, NEVIS AND ST. BARTS. SAILING IN COMPANY WITH SEA CLOUD II FOR ONE OR MORE DAYS: 11 Night Voyage From Bridgetown, Barbados to St. John's Antigua and Barbuda

Sea Cloud is a unique and romantic sailing vessel, with a fascinating history. She is a four-masted barque, spreading some 32,000 square feet ...

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  • Hike on many trails throughout your voyage
  • Swim on choice beaches
  • Snorkel with instruction
  • Take in many historic buildings and places
  • Shop in towns along the way
  • Visit museums and learn important historic facts
  • Night entertainment at local watering holes can be fun.

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 eastern most 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 laid back, rum-and-fun-loving island’s British-influenced heritage includes revered traditions like cricket and high tea.

One of the busiest times of the year being the annual Easter Regatta. Two Scuba diving stores run dive trips to twenty-eight identified dive sites. There are several wrecks and shallow caves accessible to advanced divers. It is not unusual to see Hawksbill turtles, lobsters, moray eels and many kinds of fish.

Soufriere is a fishing town on St. Lucia's southwest coast. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, Soufriere sits below the Pitons, St. Lucia's landmark volcanic peaks. You can wander with your camera, stop at a local seafood restaurant, or buy some treats to eat from a street vendor, or perhaps linger at a bar for a rum drink. There are spas for massage, and hot, volcanic spring-fed mineral baths for soaking. Visit an old sugar plantation. Rent a trail bike to ride along the French Wall Trail, an old hand-built stone wall, or any of several other trails. Go diving among the coral formations on the reef in the Soufriere Marine Management Area. Or try snorkeling if you prefer. Take a walk through the rainforest, visit a botanical gardens, or use binoculars to seek the elusive St. Lucia parrot.

Portsmouth is the second largest town of Dominica. It is situated on picturesque Prince Rupert's Bay in the north of the island. the Indian River on the southern edge of town offers guided boat trips into marsh waters where you may see blue herons. Cabrits National Park is located near town, on a grassy headland extending out into the sea. The park contains the island's largest swamp, and the coral reefs in Douglas Bay. The partially restored ruins of Fort Shirley are also part of the park, built by the British as a defense against French forces. The fort dates back to the late 16th century. The unrestored ruins are overgrown by jungle.

There is no finer beach than Plage de Pompierre, which curves around the bay like a half moon, and is set against a backdrop of palms. Unless a cruise ship is in port, the beach is generally uncrowded, filled with mainland French enjoying the powdery-white sand wearing next to nothing. If you want to bare all, head for Anse Crawen on the western coastline. The best snorkeling is on the southern coast at Plage Figuier, which, chances are, you'll have almost to yourself.

As a free port under Swedish rule, Gustavia provided a trade and supply center for the various warring factions. When a sea captain captured a prize or raided a settlement, he could sell the booty in St. Barths, and at the same time resupply his ship. Overflowing warehouses surrounded a harbor packed with ships from many nations, and a mercantile and architectural tradition was established that has lingered to the present day. Today, the town has adjusted itself to satisfy the increasing number of visiting tourists. Restaurants, boutiques, and gift shops now line streets once busy with merchants, merchant seamen, and adventurers.

Road Bay is a commercial freight port in Anguilla, but it is also known for its calm, protected waters and water sports activities. The beach is long and features everything from bars to restaurants and shopping. Seclusion and privacy are part of the draw to Anguilla's beaches, and you'll find a bit of that style of travel at Road Bay though you'll never be too far away, either. Neither too close nor too far from cities you'll have everything you need.

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 eastern most 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 laid back, rum-and-fun-loving island’s British-influenced heritage includes revered traditions like cricket and high tea.

Port Elizabeth, Bequia (St. Vincent & Grenadines


St. George's, Grenada
An attractive colonial-era town spilling down a hillside above the Carenage, with its horseshoe-shaped harbor, Grenada's capital of ST GEORGE'S received the full brunt of Hurricane Ivan's high winds, and the bevy of new terracotta-coloured roofs stand in testament to the power of the wind.

St George's won't take more than a day to explore, and it's worth taking time away from the beach to do so. Though the market is at its liveliest on Saturday morning, most shops close on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and public holidays, making the town a quiet place during those times – except when a cruise ship moors at the spanking new docks, in which case the town explodes into a frenzy of activity, market stalls spring up on shore, restaurants and bars fill up, street vendors and local guides come out in force.


Chatham Bay, Union Island (St. Vincent & Grenadines)


Soufriere, St. Lucia
Soufriere is a fishing town on St. Lucia's southwest coast. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, Soufriere sits below the Pitons, St. Lucia's landmark volcanic peaks. The town is small and simple, with a central square on which is located the Church of the Assumption, and narrow streets lined with bright-painted houses. You can wander with your camera, stop at a local seafood restaurant, or buy some treats to eat from a street vendor, or perhaps linger at a bar for a rum drink. The people are friendly and fun-loving. There are spas for massage, and hot, volcanic spring-fed mineral baths for soaking. Visit an old sugar plantation. Rent a trail bike to ride along the French Wall Trail, an old hand-built stone wall, or any of several other trails. Go diving among the coral formations on the reef in the Soufriere Marine Management Area. Or try snorkeling if you prefer. Take a walk through the rainforest, visit a botanical gardens, or use binoculars to seek the elusive St. Lucia parrot. You'll not lack for things to do on this laid-back island.

Sailing together w/ SEA CLOUD II


Les Anses-d'Arlet (Martinique)


Cabrits & Roseau, Dominica


Terre-de-Haut/Iles des Saintes (overnight)


Terre de Haut, Iles des Saintes


Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis


Gustavia, St. Barthelemy, France (overnight)
There was never any hope of lucrative sugar plantations in St.Barths. It was too dry, too steep, too rocky, and, finally, too small. Unsuitable for agriculture, the island was never coveted as a prize during the colonial wars of the 18th century.

The island did, however, have a serviceable harbor, and this allowed the town that grew around it, Gustavia, to play a key role in that intermittent conflict, a role that was to presage much of its future.

As a free port under Swedish rule, Gustavia provided a trade and supply center for the various warring factions. When a sea captain captured a prize or raided a settlement, he could sell the booty in St. Barths, and at the same time resupply his ship. Overflowing warehouses surrounded a harbor packed with ships from many nations, and a mercantile and architectural tradition was established that has lingered to the present day.

Today, the town has adjusted itself to satisfy the increasing number of visiting tourists. Restaurants, boutiques, and gift shops now line streets once busy with merchants, merchant seamen, and adventurers.


Gustavia, St. Barthelemy (France)
Discovered by Columbus in 1493, and named for his brother Bartolomeo, St. Barths was first settled in 1648 by French colonists from the nearby island of St. Kitts.

This original settlement was not a successful. In 1651 the island was sold to the Knights of Malta.

France repurchased the island in 1878. The free port status remained, and does to this day, along with such Swedish mementos as bits of architecture, a cemetery, a few street signs and, of course, the name of the harbor and capital, Gustavia.

In 1957, American millionaire David Rockefeller bought a property: the notoriety of the island quickly grew and its transformation as an upscale tourist destination was underway. In 1967, Britain cut loose most of their Caribbean dependencies because they had become a losing proposition.

During the last twenty years the resident population of St. Barths has more than doubled. Fewer natives are leaving, and growing number of outsiders are arriving to make an island home for themselves, especially from Metropolitan France.


St. Johns, Antigua (& Barbuda)
St John's, the capital city of the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, in the Lesser Antilles, has been the administrative center since the islands were first colonised in 1632. The nation achieved its independence from Great Britain in 1981.

Arawak and Carib Amerindian tribes lived on the islands when Christopher Columbus first arrived in 1493. Early settlements were made by Spain and France. Subsequently the English formed a colony in 1667, bringing African slaves to work sugar plantations. Slavery was abolished in 1834.

Most of the present day population is descended from those slaves. Europeans, principally British and Portuguese, make up the remainder. The official language is English, but the locals speak a patois, a mixture of English, local languages and some other European languages.


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