Luxury sailing cruise Martinique

January 20 - 29, 2019


Martinique the perfect start for a wonderful holiday!

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. 

On the spectacular sailing ship Clipper Stad Amsterdam will take you on this cruise on a voyage of discovery from the French island of Martinique to idyllic Caribbean islands to the south. Experience the ideal weather conditions in this area, the excellent wind for beautiful sailing trips, the breathtaking white beaches, the fun island excursions and the delicious cuisine on board.

Join us on this special cruise that starts and ends in Martinique!


Het spectaculaire zeilschip Clipper Stad Amsterdam neemt u op deze cruise mee op een ontdekkingstocht vanuit het Franse eiland Martinique naar idyllische Caribische eilanden iets zuidelijker gelegen. Ervaar de ideale weersomstandigheden in dit gebied, de uitstekende wind voor prachtige zeiltochten, de adembenemende witte stranden, de leuke eiland excursies en de overheerlijke cuisine aan boord.

Vaar met ons mee op deze bijzondere cruise die begint en eindigt op Martinique! 

Imagine what it will be like to discover idyllic Caribbean islands 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 cruise which begins and ends in Martinique!

Practical Information

Sailing in the caribbean

Day 1: Welcome dinner in Fort-de-France
In the harbor of Fort-de-France on Martinique the captain and his crew welcome you on board and a fancy welcoming dinner is served soon after your arrival. Your very first night on board will be spend near Martinique's capital city Fort-de-France.

Day 2: Sailing to Chastenet at St. Lucia
In the morning we set sail for the very first time. Our first destination wil be Chastenet on the island St Lucia, where we're planning to arrive late afternoon or evening.

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.

Day 2
In the morning sails will be set for the very first time on this cruise. Rodney Bay at St Lucia will be our destination where we plan to arrive late in the afternoon.
On this first day of sailing you will experience why the Caribbean is such a popular sailors' destination and what sailing qualities the Clipper Stad Amsterdam really has to offer. While the crew will keep the ship on course, delicious snacks and drinks will be served. All prepared especially for you by our chef in his galley.


Day 3: 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" is outstanding in beauty.

Within walking distance of the marina at Rodney Bay, built in a vast lagoon, there are various shops and restaurants with Creole, French, Asian and Western influences.

An artificial dam connects the nearby small Pigeon Island since 1972 with the island of Saint Lucia. The protected National Park at Pigeon Island has a great archaeological and historical value.

A visit to the small museum or hiking and admiring the beautiful views are just a some of the fun activities that can be done at St. Lucia. Just before lunchtime the clipper will be sailing in about 4 hours from Rodney Bay in the north to the more southern Soufrière.

Day 4: Off to Bequia
We'll leave early in the morning for our next destination Bequia where we arrive late in the afternoon. 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 and when they are matured enough they are brought to the sea. At Admiralty Bay there are several small bars and beaches to spend a great evening.

Day 5: From Bequia to Union Island
Around lunchtime we're leaving for Union Island. It only takes a few hours to sail to our anchorage.

Union Island is approximately 3 miles long and 1 mile wide. Surrounding islands are Tobago Cays, Mayreau, Palm Island, and Petit Saint Vincent. The highest peak is Mount Taboi: 999 feet above sea level. In the afternoon you may want to go for a swim or walk on the beach.

Day 6: Off to Tobago Cays
Only a few hours sailing will take us to Tobago Cays.The archipelago has no inhabitants and is an excellent spot for diving or snorkeling. Enjoy the crystal clear water, the beautiful corals and the various exotic fish. On a paradise beach you will enjoy a delicious barbecue provided by our chefs.


Day 7
During breakfast time we will be leaving for the volcanic island of St. Vincent where we arrive later in the afternoon. Some of the beaches on this very 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. Hiking in banana plantations and in the rainforest will almost feel prehistoric!

Day 7 Volcanic Island St. Vincent
During breakfast we leave for the volcanic island St. Vincent where we arrive later in the afternoon. Some of the beaches on this green island consist of black volcanic sand. Hiking in banana plantations and in the rainforest will almost feel prehistoric!

Day 8: Island tour

Today you will be able to explore the island by island tour. A visit to St. Vincent's capital city Kingstown is definitely worth considering and Wallilabou Bay is almost a must! In this bay parts of the movie "The Pirates of The Caribbean" were filmed.

In the evening we will say goodbye to St. Vincent and we will be on our way to Martinique. It will take up all night and the next morning to sail and reach the beautiful bay of Grand Anse. Here we will drop our anchor.

Day 9: Back at Martinique
Today you may want to go swimming or maybe you like to visit the shops and restaurants at the nearby boulevard. With a captains dinner on deck we will celebrate our last evening together.

Day 10: Sweet goodbyes at Fort-de-France
Early in the morning we will start on the very short voyage to the port of Fort-de-France where we will have to say goodbye at 10.00 am


Practical information

Embarkation: Sunday January 20, 2019 at 17.00 in Forte de France, Martinique.
Debarkation: Tuesday January 29, 2019 at 10.00 (am) in Forte de France, Martinique.

Price per person in a double cabin: € 3.050,-
(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
-Workshops by Thijs Heslenfeld

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.

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 many flight opportunities from major airports to Martinique.
A ticket for a direct flight from Amsterdam to Martinique amounts to about € ??,- From Miami to Martique will be about € ??,-.
From Martinique to Amsterdam, for example, with a change over in Paris will cost about € ??,- A direct flight from Martinique to Miami will be only € 757,-
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Travel description of this cruise

Luxury Sailing Cruise Martinique