LUXURY SAILING CRUISE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

March 2 - 11, 2023

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The Clipper Stad Amsterdam as an international passenger ship is still bound by the COVID measures prescribed by the Dutch government and the measures that still 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.

 

Experience the best of this Caribbean archipelago

Discover the beautiful Caribbean islands on this luxury sailing holiday, which starts and ends in Sint Maarten.

On Thursday, March 2, the captain and his crew welcome you on board the Clipper Stad Amsterdam.

Not much later we sail to the neighboring island, Tintamarre, for a refreshing swim. While a walking dinner is served in the evening, we set sail for the British Virgin Islands, which are a cluster of several dozen islands scattered across the Caribbean Sea.

Practical Information 

 

Jost van Dyke

Depending on the wind and 'swell' conditions on the spot and the COVID-19 situation, sailing will be roughly according to the following program:

After approximately 18 hours of great sailing, we will drop anchor at Jost Van Dyke. The island of Jost Van Dyke roughly covers eight square kilometres and is one of the smallest of the British Virgin Islands. It is believed that the island owes her name to the Dutch pirate Joost van Dyk. In the afternoon you can enjoy swimming and snorkelling and the white sandy beach. In the evening we will visit Foxy's Bar. This world-famous beach bar serves delicious homemade rum. 

The next morning we will set course to Norman Island. The passage at Soper's Hole on the way will certainly be a highlight. The narrow passage always is a very exciting experience for a tallship like Clipper Stad Amsterdam.

Norman Island & Cooper Island

Norman Island is the most southern island of the British Virgin Islands. The island has no inhabitants and is privately owned. We like to take you to the superb snorkelling spots and you can also enjoy the beautiful beach. Perhaps you like to swim around the ship instead while admiring the very beautiful surroundings. An ideal place to relax. We stay here for the afternoon and evening.

Sailing from Norman Island to Cooper Island on the next day will take quite a few hours. Learn all about tacking into the wind and other sailing techniques on the way. Cooper Island is one in a string of small islands and is largely privately owned. The beautiful white sandy beach, wonderful snorkelling possibilities and a cosy beach club will make your stay on this island in the afternoon and evening very enjoyable.

Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda

This day will be an active sailing day. When tacking into the wind in the Sir Francis Drake Channel we could really use your help with the sailing manoeuvres. 
Late in the afternoon we will arrive at Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda where we anchor. We will enjoy a delicious dinner on board first. In the evening you may want to visit the small town 'Spanish Town' with nice shops and various cosy bar restaurants.

The following morning we visit the natural phenomenon of the Baths on Virgin Gorda. This is a volcanic and 70 million years old area, consisting of a maze of mainly underwater caves. Crystal clear water, white sands and huge cliffs with various salty water basins in between to bathe in. Lunch will be served on the beautiful beach named 'Savannah beach'.

St. Barths
St. Barths

Gorda Sound, Virgin Gorda

After a relaxing few hours after lunch and a short sailing trip, the Clipper arrives in the afternoon at Gorda sound, located in the north of the island. We will anchor off the Bitter End Yacht Club. This yacht club is beautifully located. The very clear water, the blue skies and the starry nights make it a perfect setting for a delicious sundowner.

Bitter End Yacht Club
Virgin Corda
Bitter End Yacht Club

Saint Barths & Sint Maarten

We depart Virgin Gorda after lunch the following day for the final long sailing leg of this luxury cruise to Saint-Barthélemy, also known as St Barths. Here you can swim to your heart's content and spend time on this most beautiful beach. A delicious captain's and farewell dinner will be prepared for you in the evening.

The next morning after breakfast it will not take long to arrive at Phillipsburg where we have to say goodbye. 

We hope you had a pleasant stay with us!

Sint Maarten - Sint Maarten

 

Practical information

Embarkation: Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 17h00 in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten*
Debarkation:  Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 10.00 (am) in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten*

* Due to heavy swell in certain wind directions the captain will decide at the last minute where the ship will be (either anchored or alongside). Other possibilities are Marigot (anchored) and Simpson Bay (anchored).

Price per person in a 2 person cabin: € 3.850,-
(In case you are travelling alone, you will be staying in a cabin for 1 person 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
-Workshops by Thijs Heslenfeld

Additional costs are:
-Flights and transfers to and from the ship
-Drinks on board
-Excursions
-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 still 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 also still bound by the measures prescribed by the Dutch government and the measures that still apply worldwide onboard international passenger ships.

To create a safe and responsible environment onboard, joining the Clipper is only possible for guests who meet the following requirements:
COVID vaccination
All guests are obliged to be fully vaccinated including the booster vaccination. The booster should be at least 2 weeks old. EU citizens will be asked to show their EU vaccination certificate with a QR code. We advise guests with an EU nationality to also print their QR codes and bring this on paper. Non-EU guests are allowed to show their official paper proof of vaccination upon boarding.
Antigen self-test
All guests are obliged to show a negative result of an antigen self-test.The moment the test was taken should be no more than 24 hours before boarding.

Travel Insurance
Taking out travel insurance is mandatory at all times on all our sailing trips. The mandatory travel insurance to be taken out by you must, in addition to, covering medical costs, accidents, and repatriation (article 13.9 of the general terms and conditions) also cover all COVID-19-related medical costs. When you take out your travel insurance please make sure that these costs are indeed covered.
It is recommended to take out trip cancellation insurance.

Cancellation
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.

Unfavourable weather conditions:
Please note that due to unfavourable 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:
Be advised that you must at all times be aware of and act by the travel advice and the corona measures that apply when you are travelling to and from the ship. These trips are your own responsibility.

There are many flight opportunities from major airports to Sint Maarten.
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