Ring in the New Year Caribbean style. Join us as we set sail via a Tall Sailing Ship and cruise through the windward Islands of the Caribbean. Soak in the warm winter sun on the gorgeous beaches, choose from a variety of water sports and land excursions touring the various islands. We set sail from Barbados and visit St. Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, St Kitts and Antigua. We will enjoy a New Years Eve party Caribbean style while cruising our way around this magnificent islands.
You might think she was an apparition from the grand age of sail, but Royal Clipper is as new as tomorrow, boasting state-of-the-art navigation systems and every comfort and luxury one could wish for. For connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 439 foot Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sea-going experience, balancing the grandeur, adventure and tradition of sailing with the superb service, amenities and accommodations of the finest modern yacht. Royal Clipper carries just 227 guests in luxurious style. A full 19,000 square feet of open deck and three swimming pools create a wonderfully spacious and expansive outdoor environment.
Find your secret hideaway on one of the hidden balconies on either side of the bow. Or climb the mast (with safety harness provided) to one of the passenger lookout crows-nests, thoughtfully furnished with a comfortable settee, where you’ll have the grandest view of all!
Royal Clipper’s interior spaces are just as dazzling. They include a three-deck atrium that funnels sunlight into the elegantly appointed, three-level dining room featuring open-seating dining, deliciously prepared cuisine and a no-tie dress code.
A convenient marina platform lowers from the stern for water sports. And the ultimate unique Royal Clipper experience, the one-of-a-kind Captain Nemo Lounge, is the site of our spa and health club with underwater glass portholes!
Saturday December 28, 2019 Arrive into Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI). Enjoy some free time to take in a few sights as you will have the day to spend in Barbados. Tours will be arranged for the group at an additional $. Boarding is from 4-9 PM Welcome dinner tonight on the ship.
On the wild and rugged east coast of Barbados, the isolated beaches are the color of sunrise, the red sands having blown all the way across the Atlantic from the Sahara. The easternmost island of the Windward's, 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. We depart at 10:00 PM (D)
Sunday December 29, 2019 Rodney Bay, St. Lucia 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
A lush island of tropical beauty, St. Lucia is part of the Windward Islands. Its 238 square miles are covered with rain forests, banana plantations, palm lined beaches, mountains and even a drive-in volcano. Prettier 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. One of St. Lucia's truly spectacular attractions is the Pitons, two volcanic cones rising up from the sea that have become a symbol of the island itself. Today, St. Lucia offers its guests a wide range of natural charm with beautiful beaches, lush scenery, fishing villages unchanged by time and friendly Caribbean hospitality. Optional Tours: SAFARI RUGGED BEACH GETAWAY, Island Tour, Gondola Tour (B,L,D)
Monday December 30, 2019 Sail together with the Star Flyer ship to Cabrits 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
The charming four-masted Star Flyer and the magnificent five-masted Royal Clipper will sail alongside each other as passengers travel towards Cabrits, on the north-western tip of Dominica. This breath-taking 525-hectare national park is home to a beautiful tropical forest, vibrant coral reefs and wetlands that are teeming with native wildlife. It is also home to Fort Shirley – a restored 18th-century British garrison that offers panoramic views of Prince Rupert Bay.
Next we sail to Cabrits, Dominica - Dominica is a dream-like island, full of surprises. Glide through a steamy orchid-festooned rain forest in a fascinating boat ride or hike to breathtaking Trafalgar Falls and a bubbling lake. Optional Tours: RIVER TUBING ADVENTURE, THE INDIAN RIVER ROWBOAT, SYNDICATE NATURE TRAIL (B,L,D)
Tuesday December 31, 2019 Falmouth Harbour, Antigua 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The dockyards, marinas, old inns, venerable pubs and convivial crowds of sun-tanned yacht crews- this is the epicenter of the Caribbean yachting world. Today, every faded pink brick and weather-worn bollard of Nelson's Dockyard evokes the presence of the greatest naval commander in history. New Years Eve Party and fireworks tonight on board. Optional Tours: KAYAK ECO TOUR, SWIM AND SNORKEL WITH THE RAYS, CANOPY TOUR, inflatable motorboat guided tour. (B,L,D)
Wednesday January 01, 2020 Basseterre, St. Kitts (AM) 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Kitts' was the first successful colony in the British West Indies. Shop in colorful Basseterre, play golf and tour old plantation houses. For the adventuresome there's a brisk hike through the rain forest. Optional Tours: ROYAL CLIPPER’S YACHT RACE, THE ESSENTIAL ST KITTS TOUR, SAFARI ISLAND DRIVE, ST. KITTS SCENIC RAIL TOUR
South Friar's Bay (beach), St. Kitts (PM) 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM (B,L,D)
Thursday January 02, 2020 Terre de Haut, Iles des Saintes 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Les Saintes is a thoroughly entrancing group of islands lying off Guadeloupe. You'll enjoy the superb beaches, snorkeling, diving and other water sports on offer. (B,L,D)
Friday January 03, 2020 Beach, Martinique 08:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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. Optional Tours: SOUTH COAST SCENIC TOUR (B,L,D)
Saturday January 04, 2020 Return home from Bridgetown, Barbados Arrive at the port at 07:00 AM. Flights should be booked after 12:00 PM
On the wild and rugged east coast of Barbados, the isolated beaches are the color of sunrise, the red sands having blown all the way across the Atlantic from the Sahara. The easternmost island of the Windward's, 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. Optional Tours: FLAVOR OF BARBADOS (Island Discovery tour ending at the Airport) (B)
Cost: Cat 6: $1700.00 inside Cat 5: $1700.00 outside Cat 4: $1940.00 outside Cat 3: $2130.00 outside Cat 2: $2240.00 outside based on Double Occupancy. (Roommates can be provided)
Single Rate: Cat 6: $2910.00 Cat 5: $3195.00 Cat 4: $3360.00 Cat 3: $3360.00
Booking/final payment deadline is 120 days prior to departure.
- 7 nights cruise
- Daily breakfast
- Daily lunch while on board
- Daily dinner while on board
- On Board entertainment
- Water sports: kayaking, snorkeling, sail-boating, paddle-boarding, water ski, windsurf
- Welcome Gift
- Tour Leader with 9 or more clients
- International Airfare to Barbados
- Meals not on the ship
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
- Room charges such as calls, mini bar, laundry, room service
- All personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Gratuities $11 per day, per person for ship staff
- Tours or activities not included in program
- R/T airport arrival/departure transfers
- Pre/Post nights in Barbados
- Port Charges $235.00