LUXURY Christmas & New Year CRUISE


December 23, 2021 - January 2, 2022

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The Clipper Stad Amsterdam as an international passenger ship is bound by the measures prescribed by the Dutch government and the measures that apply worldwide onboard international passenger ships.

We offer you a 100% refund guarantee concerning the travel sum paid to us if it would not be possible to carry out the trip or if other unforeseen COVID-19-related situations of force majeure occur, which would force us to cancel the trip.

A perfect start at Martinique!

Every year in wintertime a number of luxury sailing cruises are organized on board the square-rigged tall ship Clipper Stad Amsterdam. Whether you are an experienced sailor or not, we are more than pleased to invite you to join us on one of our luxury sailing holidays. 
During this luxury sailing holiday, which starts and ends in Martinique, we will show you the best of what the Caribbean has to offer.

Discover the idyllic Caribbean islands south of the French island of Martinique on a spectacular sailing vessel such as the Clipper Stad Amsterdam! The sun, the sea, the beach, excursions, excellent food and fantastic sailing are sufficient ingredients for an unforgettable holiday.

Sail with us on this 10-day luxury Christmas and New Year cruise.

Practical Information

St Lucia

Rodney Bay at St. Lucia

Depending on the wind and 'swell' conditions on the spot, sailing will be according to the following program:
On the island of Martinique, the captain and his crew welcome you onboard and a delicious welcoming dinner is served soon after your arrival. Your very first night on board will be spent near Martinique's capital city Fort-de-France.

In the morning we set sail for the very first time and on this first day, you will experience why the Caribbean is such a popular sailors' destination and how relaxing life on the Clipper Stad Amsterdam really is. While the crew keeps the ship on course, delicious snacks and drinks will be served on deck. All prepared especially for you and served by our hospitality team.

After sailing for several hours nonstop we will reach our destination Rodney Bay on the island of St. Lucia, where we will arrive in the afternoon. Here you can take a refreshing dive in the crystal clear water.  A beautiful setting for a special Christmas Eve!

A day at St. Lucia

The mountainous island St. Lucia has a very pleasant climate, the nature on the island is beautiful and lush and the white sand beaches are stunning. The area around the village of Soufriere in the southwest and the volcanic plugs 'The Pitons' are outstanding in beauty.

During the day you can visit some of the beautiful spots the island has to offer by taking part in an island tour. Enjoy the protected National Park at Pigeon Island which has a great archaeological and historical value, visit a rum distillery or go to the largest banana plantation on the island. From the beautiful fishing village of Soufrière, you have a beautiful view of the two famous Pitons 'peaks'. Would you rather relax on a beautiful beach? That will be a perfect alternative of course.
The Clipper Stad Amsterdam will sail from Rodney Bay to Soufrière in the meantime. This is the location where everyone will come on board again after visiting the island. By then all preparations were made by our chefs and the hospitality team to serve a special and delicious Christmas dinner in the evening.

St Lucia Soufriere
St Lucia Soufriere

Off to Bequia

Late in the evening departure is planned for our next destination Bequia where we shall arrive around lunch time the next day.

This beautiful island in the Caribbean is known for the typical brightly colored fishing boats and houses. Bequia is the largest island in the Grenadines covering an area of ​​18 square kilometers. From a political point of view it belongs to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with Port Elizabeth as the capital and English is the official language. 

Bequia has beautiful sandy beaches, popular diving spots and there is a very special turtle farm where turtles are hatched and cared for. When they are matured enough they are brought to the sea. An excursion to the fort can be organized as well. The island is known for its delicious lobsters offered by local fishermen. Watch the sun setting at the Frangipani bar and enjoy a delicious dinner on board prepared for you by our chefs.

Time to explore Tobago Cays

On our way to Tobago Cays, the first stop after several hours of sailing will be the beautiful little bay with a lovely sandy beach at Mayreau. This island, which only covers 75 square meters and has about 300 inhabitants, has a special local atmosphere. Stroll from Salt Whistle Bay to Salina Bay for a relaxing moment. 

From Mayreau to Tobago Cays it is only a short trip the next morning. It is quite a challenge to navigate when anchoring inside the horseshoe reef!
The archipelago has no inhabitants and is an excellent spot for diving or snorkelling. Here you can enjoy the crystal clear water, the beautiful corals and the various exotic fish such as red snappers and rays, blowfish and parrotfish. Turtles can be seen and lizards on land.

On a paradise beach, a delicious barbecue is provided for by our chefs. In the evening there will be a small party on board. 

Volcanic Island St. Vincent

Already before breakfast is served we will leave for the volcanic island of St. Vincent and enjoy some active sailing on the way. Arrival will be later in the afternoon near the fortress Duvenet. Some of the beaches on this green island consist of black volcanic sand. For a dozen or so meters the coastline is flat to become much steeper in the direction of the volcano Soufrière. 

The next day you will be able to explore the island on a special tour. A visit to St. Vincent's capital city Kingstown is definitely worth considering. 

St Vincent

New Year's Eve at Anse d’Arlet

In the evening we will say goodbye to St. Vincent and we will be on our way to Martinique. It will take all night and morning to sail and reach the beautiful bay of Anse d’Arlet. Here we will drop our anchor. This idyllic location will undoubtedly make the New Year's Eve party on board extra special and memorable.

During the day you may want to go swimming or perhaps you like to visit the shops and restaurants on the nearby boulevard. 

After lunchtime on January 1st, the Clipper will sail to the nearby port of Fort-de-France. With a captains dinner on the deck, we will celebrate our very last evening together.
At 10.00 am the next morning we will have to say our goodbyes.

We hope this cruise has been an unforgettable experience!

Grande Anse
Forte de france

Martinique - Martinique


Practical information

Embarkation: Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 17.00 in Forte de France, Martinique.
Debarkation: Sunday, January 2, 2022, at 10.00 (am) in Forte de France, Martinique.

Price per person in a double cabin: € 4.150,-
(In case you are traveling alone, you will be staying in a single cabin for which a surcharge of 50% applies)

Are you interested in a cabin with a double bed?
The surcharge is € 250,- (depending on availability).

The price includes:
-Full board * (breakfast with coffee/tea/juices/milk, lunch, dinner)
-Fresh fruit
-Harbor dues

Additional costs are:
-Flights and transfers to and from the ship
-Drinks on board
-Other personal expenses

*All beverages and extras after breakfast are not included. Lunch and dinner service can be either served or buffet style depending on wind and weather conditions. At sundowner time, complimentary finger foods will be offered supplementary.

Clipper Stad Amsterdam & COVID-19 
We hereby like to inform you that the safety of our guests and our crew is of the highest priority and that we follow up closely with all of the developments and the measures taken by the Dutch government concerning the coronavirus.
In the context of the prevention of contamination with the COVID-19 (corona) virus, the Clipper Stad Amsterdam as an international passenger ship is bound by the measures prescribed by the Dutch government and the measures that apply worldwide onboard international passenger ships.
To create a safe and responsible environment onboard - where keeping a distance of 1.5 meters is not always possible - sailing is only possible for guests and crew with a vaccination certificate and a valid negative PCR test (note: any costs are for your own account).* 
Full vaccination 2 weeks before the start of the trip is mandatory for participation in this trip. To gain access to the ship, you must also have a negative result of a PCR test with an international travel certificate or a NAAT (PCR) test with an international travel certificate and not older than 72 hours. Please note that an antigen rapid test (with or without an international travel certificate) will not suffice.
In unforeseen COVID-19-related situations involving force majeure, we offer a 100% refund guarantee concerning the travel sum paid to us. For all other - non-COVID - reasons to cancel, our usual terms and conditions apply. Taking out travel insurance is mandatory at all times on all our sailing trips. 

Unfavourable weather conditions
Please note that due to unfavorable weather conditions (e.g. lack of wind or too much wind) the captain may decide to proceed under engine power and/or arrive at or depart from a harbour either sooner or later.

Flight suggestions:
There are several flight opportunities from major airports to Martinique.
The price for a return flight from Amsterdam to Martinique with transfer and change of airport in Paris is approximately € 950, -
Fort-de-France Airport has non-stop passenger flights scheduled to 13 destinations in 11 countries: flights from Martinique.
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Luxury Christmas & New Year Sailing Cruise  

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