Natural Splendours & Holiday Flair With French Style

Overview

  • SPLSC
  • 8 Days
  • Sea Cloud II

Cruise Itinerary

  • Bridgetown (Barbados)
  • Bridgetown (Barbados)
  • Caribbean

Overview

Idyllic sailing along the trade winds In winter and spring the Caribbean trade winds offer perfect speeds and consistency and deliver wonderful air and water temperatures. The many hours spent out at sea are a real joy for the tall ship. French style on the ÎIes des Saintes The ÎIes des Saintes give such a welcoming first impression, though the historical Fort Napoléon that towers over the main island is a reminder of less peaceful times. This small town’s promenade is perfect for taking a stroll, and the savoir-vivre of life here unfolds against a backdrop of the glowing pastel colours of the Caribbean. The jet-set island of St Barths Although many like to call it “St Barths” for short, the island’s official name is St Barthélemy. Having seen several different owners, the land was finally bought by France in 1877 and is now firmly in the hands of the jetset. Elegant Gustavia entices with classy goods and glamour hidden away behind restored facades, and the harbour hosts luxury yachts with famous owners. Beach paradise and pirates’ island: Antigua The island is said to have exactly 365 fine sandy beaches, one for each day of the year. Nevertheless, in 1493 Columbus still passed Antigua by. Others were more interested: French and English conquerors fought pirates for hegemony until Admiral Nelson secured the island with a naval base. Its old fortifications can still be visited today.

Departures


2595

Guaranteed cabins. With a guaranteed cabin, you pay the lowest rate, but you leave the choice of cabin down to us. You will receive the cabin number with your cruise documents. The range of accommodation starts from Cat. F. The allotment for these categories is very limited. All the cabins have small sitting areas, a bright ambience, brightly coloured, spacious marble baths and plenty of space for all your personal belongings. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...).


2895

All the cabins have small sitting areas, a bright ambience, brightly coloured, spacious marble baths and plenty of space for all your personal belongings. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). These cabins are in the traditional windjammer style with upper and lower beds. They are located on the Cabin Deck. Cabin size: Approx. 14 m². Furnishings: Two portholes, chair, table, TV with DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, closet, safe, adjustable A/C Bed: Upper and lower single beds (90 cm x 200 cm) Bathroom: Approx. 3 m² with shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor.


3455

All the cabins have small sitting areas, a bright ambience, brightly coloured, spacious marble baths and plenty of space for all your personal belongings. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). The comfortable cabins in Category E are located on the Cabin Deck, where the hospital, sauna, swim platform and fitness area can be found. Cabin size: No. 207-210 approx. 19 m². No. 211-217, 224-231 approx. 20 m². Furnishings: Two portholes, sofa, table, TV with DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, closet, safe, adjustable A/C Bed: Queen size bed (180 cm x 200 cm); can be separated into two single beds Bathroom: Approx. 3 m² with shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor.


3795

Guaranteed cabins. With a guaranteed cabin, you pay the lowest rate, but you leave the choice of cabin down to us. You will receive the cabin number with your cruise documents. The range of accommodation starts from Cat. F. The allotment for these categories is very limited. All the cabins have small sitting areas, a bright ambience, brightly coloured, spacious marble baths and plenty of space for all your personal belongings. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...).


3955

All the cabins have small sitting areas, a bright ambience, brightly coloured, spacious marble baths and plenty of space for all your personal belongings. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). The Category D de luxe double-bed cabins are located on the Cabin Deck, where the hospital, sauna, swim platform and fitness area can be found. Cabin size: Approx. 21 m². Furnishings: Three portholes, two chairs, table, TV with DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, closet, safe, adjustable A/C. Bed: Queen size bed (180 cm x 200 cm) with two separate mattresses. Bathroom: Approx. 3 m² with shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor


4255

All the cabins have small sitting areas, a bright ambience, brightly coloured, spacious marble baths and plenty of space for all your personal belongings. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). The Category C deluxe double-bed cabins are located on the Promenade Deck, where the restaurant, boutique and the reception can be found. Cabin size: Approx. 20 m². Furnishings: Panorama windows, two chairs, table, TV with DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, closet, safe, adjustable A/C. Bed: Queen size bed (180 cm x 200 cm) with two separate mattresses Bathroom: Approx. 3 m² with shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor.


5155

All the cabins have small sitting areas, a bright ambience, brightly coloured, spacious marble baths and plenty of space for all your personal belongings. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). The spacious junior suites are conveniently located on the Promenade Deck, where the restaurant, boutique, and the reception can be found. Cabin size: No. 303 approx. 22 m², No. 304 approx. 21,5 m², No. 305-319 approx. 23 m². Furnishings: Panorama window, seating area, decorative fireplace, console with TV/DVD and mini-bar, dressing table, walk-in closet, safe, adjustable A/C. Bed: Queen size bed (180 cm x 200 cm) with two separate mattresses; can be separated into two single beds. Bathroom: Approx. 3,2 m² with tub, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor.


5855

All the cabins have small sitting areas, a bright ambience, brightly coloured, spacious marble baths and plenty of space for all your personal belongings. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). The charming luxury owner suites are located on the Lido Deck where you can also find the library and the lounge. Cabin size: Approx. 27 m². Furnishings: Panorama window, sofa, table, chair, desk, decorative fireplace, TV and DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, four closets, safe, adjustable A/C. Bed: King size canopy bed with two separate mattresses (90 cm x 200 cm). Bathroom: Approx. 4,2 m² with tub and separate shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor

Cruise Itinerary

More than 300 years of British rule have left their mark. The whole of Bridgetown, Barbados' historic centre, with its colonial architecture surrounding Trafalgar Square, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gentle green hilly countryside and endless fields of sugar cane characterise the island's landscape. Old colonial houses are reminders of the high life of the plantation owners, while innumerable colourful chattel houses are evidence of their workers' "moveable property". The sweeping coastline is a picture postcard of fine sandy beaches and turquoise sea surrounded by colourful coral reefs.



Îles des Saintes is a small archipelago which was disputed for a long time until it finally became French in 1816. In the charming main town of Terre-de-Haut, you can take a delightful stroll along the waterside promenade. Boutiques, cafés, bars and restaurants invite you to browse and spend some time here. The 'savoir vivre' takes place against a backdrop lit up in all the pastel shades of the Caribbean. Fort Napoleon is set high above the bay and your climb up to it is rewarded by a spectacular panoramic view. On the other side of the island, the Plage de Pompierre invites you to enjoy a dip in the sea and sunbathe on the beach.


St Barthélemy, affectionately known as St Barths by most, had already had many "owners" before the Lesser Antilles were acquired by France in 1877. When the first estate was acquired by the banker David Rockefeller in 1957, the island's future was finally sealed. It became a refuge for the international jet set and an elegant holiday paradise for many Hollywood stars. For over 40 years, St Barths has cultivated a luxurious lifestyle with a Caribbean laissez-faire approach. You can stroll through the charming main town of Gustavia, whose beautifully restored houses and colonial facades look out over the sea with its elegant superyachts, browse in the shops for precious items, or enjoy a sundowner in the picturesque harbour surrounded by clusters of high class bars and restaurants.


St John's is the capital of this small island in the Antilles, a former British colony. From Shirley Heights in the south you have a fantastic view over the English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard, an old restored shipyard named after the Admiral. Visit Betty's Hope, a restored sugar mill where "white gold" would have been processed during the island's bitter past. Now sweet black pineapples grow in the gentle rolling landscape around Boggy Peak. The coast is lined with bays and lagoons, dazzling white palm-filled beaches - one for every day of the year - and an almost unbroken coral reef.


Dominica, nicknamed the "Nature Isle" of the Caribbean, is one of the most untouched of the Windward Islands. It boasts some of the highest mountains in the Lesser Antilles, as well as many beautiful national parks. Its interior is characterised by thick virgin forest, where rivers plunge into the depths and tiny streams wind through the jungle. Two extinct volcanoes are at the centre of the Cabrits National Park and, recaptured by nature, the former strategically important Fort Stanley appears like a picturesque backdrop in the heart of the jungle.


Disembarkation.


Itineraries are subject to change.


Sea Cloud II

Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing) Length: 105 metres Passenger Capacity: 96 Built: 2001 Launched in 2001, Sea Cloud II is a stunning vessel, built along traditional lines, but offering deluxe accommodation. She combines timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. Just like her legendary sister ship Sea Cloud, the 29,600 square feet of sails is set by hand which is a truly magical sight. Built to accommodate 96 passengers in five star luxury, she offers a range of beautifully appointed suites and cabins which are furnished with great style. All accommodations have outside views and the bathrooms, in light marble, are unusually spacious and extremely comfortable. The finest, carefully chosen fabrics, combined with leather, rattan and other materials, brass and gold, precious woods and marble together create an impressive ensemble. No expense has been spared to create a sympathetic ambience in both the accommodations and public areas and this is reflected throughout the vessel. Public areas include an elegant lounge, library, fitness centre, boutique, lido bar and hospital. The single sitting dining room is airy and modern and the quality of the cuisine and service will be to the highest of standards, as one would expect on a Sea Cloud cruise. Relax on the Lido deck and experience the natural grandeur of travelling under sail, rekindling memories of a bygone age. Please note deck and suite plans are indicative only and may vary slightly.

Highlights

• Idyllic sailing along the trade winds • French style on the ÎIes des Saintes • The jet-set island of St Barths • Beach paradise and pirates’ island: Antigua

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