LUXURY SAILING CRUISE TO THE GRENADINES

MARTINIQUE - MARTINIQUE

January 17 - 26, 2023

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Every year a number of luxury Caribbean sailing cruises are organized on board the square-rigged tall ship Clipper Stad Amsterdam. Whether you are an experienced sailor or not, we're happy to welcome you on one of our luxury sailing holidays in the Caribbean.

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.

 

A perfect start at Martinique!

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 the ingredients that make this an unforgettable holiday.

Are you joining us on this 9-day luxury sailing cruise to The Grenadines?

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Forte-de-France
St Lucia

Saint Lucia

Depending on the wind and 'swell' conditions, sailing will be according to the following program:

The captain and his crew welcome you onboard on the island of Martinique where 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. The next morning we set sail for the very first time. You'll experience why the Caribbean is such a popular sailors' destination and how relaxing life on the Clipper Stad Amsterdam can be.

While the crew keeps the ship on course, delicious snacks and drinks are served on deck by our hospitality team. After several hours we will arrive at Saint Lucia. Depending on the wind and progress we make, the first stop will be in Anse de Cochon or Soufriere, slightly more south. Here you can enjoy a refreshing swim while our chef prepares a delicious 3-course dinner.

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.

On Thursday you can either have a relaxing day on the beach or visit some of the beautiful spots on the island by taking part in an island tour. Enjoy the protected National Park at Pigeon Island with 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 on the two famous Pitons 'peaks'. 

We will set sails again after dinner to reach our next destination, Bequia, around lunch time the following day. We will be there for the afternoon, evening, and night.

St Lucia Soufriere

Off to Bequia

This beautiful island in the Caribbean is known for the typical bright coloured fishing boats and houses. Bequia is the largest island in the Grenadines covering an area of ​​18 square kilometres. Port Elizabeth is the capital and English is the official language. 

Bequia has beautiful sandy beaches and famous diving spots and there is a turtle farm where turtles eggs are hatched. The little turtles are taken care of until they are big enough to go out to sea. The island is also known for its delicious lobsters offered by local fishermen. In the evening you can enjoy the sunset at the Frangipani bar before having dinner on board.

Explore Mayreau & Tobago Cays

The next morning, after a swim and a delicious breakfast, we sail towards The Tobago Cays. After approximately six hours sailing our first stop is a beautiful little bay at Mayreau. This island, which only covers 75 square meters and has about 300 inhabitants, has a special local atmosphere. We have time to read a book at the beach or go for a relaxing stroll from Salt Whistle Bay to Salina Bay. 

From Mayreau to Tobago Cays it is only a short trip the next morning. The archipelago has no inhabitants and is an excellent spot for diving or snorkelling. It is quite a challenge to navigate when anchoring inside the horseshoe reef. But the crystal clear water, the beautiful corals and various exotic fish such as red snappers, blowfish and parrotfish we find here are all worth it. We might even be lucky to see turtles here!

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

Volcanic Island St. Vincent

The next morning efore breakfast we leave for the volcanic island of St. Vincent and enjoy some active sailing on the way. We arrive 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. 

This evening and the following day, you can explore the island on a special tour. A visit to St. Vincent's capital city Kingstown is definitely worth considering. You can also visit the offshore Young Island, home to an exclusive and luxurious resort.

St Vincent

Anse d’Arlet

Late in the evening, we will say goodbye to St. Vincent and head to Martinique. It will take us all night and morning to reach the beautiful bay of Grand Anse where we will anchor.

In the afternoon you may want to go swimming or perhaps you like to visit the shops and restaurants on the nearby boulevard. With a captain's dinner on the deck, we will celebrate our very last evening together.

Early the next morning we will have a last short sail to reach the port of Fort-de-France where we say goodbye at 10.00 am. We hope this cruise will be a memorable one for you!  

Grande Anse
Forte de france

Martinique - Martinique

 

Practical information

Embarkation: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 17h00 at Fort-de-France, Martinique
Debarkation: Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 10h00 (am) in Fort-de-France, Martinique

Price per person in a 2 person cabin: € 3.850,-
(In case you are traveling 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 a 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 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:
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.

Fort-de-France Airport has non-stop passenger flights scheduled to 13 destinations in 11 countries: flights to Martinique and flights from Martinique.
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Luxury Sailing Cruise to The Grenadines

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