Date: May 16, 2013 18.00 LT
Position: Damen Shiprepair
Luxury Cruise on the Clipper Ship Stad Amsterdam
Enjoying tropical sun, sea and luxuryLuxury cruises are available from November to April. We’ll be sailing around the Canaries and in the Caribbean, where there’s a warm, constant wind. Perfect conditions for gliding through the clear blue seas whilst enjoying a drink and a snack on deck of the tall ship, beneath the tropical sun. Or for filming the dolphins that accompany the clipper on its passage.
On these luxury cruises, we ususally spend the day at sea and cast anchor in an idyllic bay. There, you can enjoy swimming or snorkelling in the near-body temperature water, whilst our chef prepares your barbecue on the pearly white beach. The next day, we’ll explore island life.
Island hopping and exploringWe’ll hop from island to island, and visit St. Eustatius where you can go diving or visit the historical, beautifully restored Dutch colonial town of Oranjestad. The old Dutch fortification Fort Oranje, built in the rock face, is also part of the trip. We’ll also weigh anchor at St. Kitts, where our local guide will take you on a tour of the sugar cane plantations. Iles des Saintes, the Caribbean’s answer to the Parisian Quartier Latin, is a wonderful spot for a romantic ‘diner a deux’ in one of the many idyllic little restaurants.
On the green island of Dominca, you can take a magical tour of the tropical rainforest, led by our capable regular guide ‘Seacat’. In the mean time, the crew will sail round to the island’s other harbour, where you’ll be boarding later. Martinique is always the last island we visit on our Caribbean voyage. Here, we’ll celebrate the final evening with cocktails and a barbecue on one of the beautiful beaches, or with a captain’s dinner on deck. We have one last evening to enjoy a sunny sailing trip and the charm of the Caribbean! On the next morning, we’ll set sail for the disembarkation port.