Cruises

CARNIVAL

The tropical islands of the Eastern Caribbean are some of the most beautiful in the world. From the charm of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, to the delightful mix of French and Dutch cultures in St. Maarten. And don't forget the world-class sunning, scuba and duty-free shopping of St. Thomas. No one knows the Eastern Caribbean like Carnival. We'd love to show it to you.

The rain forests of Dominica, crystal-clear waters of St. Thomas, seaside villages of Barbados and white-sand beaches of Aruba are just a few of the exotic treasures of the Southern Caribbean. The bounty of activities including: swimming, snorkeling, hiking, shopping and sightseeing ensure that there's something to suit every taste. Come see for yourself.

Breathtaking waterfalls, enchanting beaches, lush rainforests and exciting nightlife are just a few of the attractions of the Western Caribbean. Relax on the powder-soft sand of a quiet beach, swim with stingrays, visit local wildlife habitats or explore an ancient Mayan city on horseback. Whatever your desired level of adventure, you're sure to find it here.

Book your Caribbean Cruise ONLINE with CARNIVAL Cruises: Go directly to the reservation site and chose CARIBBEAN DESTINATION to make your booking.

  

PRINCESS

Few destinations boast as much sun-drenched tropical beauty or cultural diversity as the islands of the Caribbean. This region has a distinctive fusion of influences from Europe, Africa and Latin America, which make up a wonderful quilt-work of cultures amongst a breathtaking backdrop of lush tropical jungles, fresh water caves, white-sand beaches, charming cities and ancient ruins.

Book your Caribbean Cruise ONLINE with PRINCESS Cruises: Go directly to the reservation site and chose CARIBBEAN DESTINATION to make your booking.

 

CUNARD LINE

The Queen of the Sea !
The Cunard Line means emotions, passion and nostalgia as well as timeless, classical, traditional, inspired, royal…. Click here for more information

Book your Cruise ONLINE with CUNARD Cruises: Go directly to the reservation site


COSTA

If you’re considering a Caribbean cruise , get ready for fun, adventure, and memories that will last a lifetime. If you love the infinity of the open waters, the smell of sea salt in the air and traveling to foreign and exotic lands, then a Caribbean cruise is for you! At Costa Cruise, our mission is to help you experience a Caribbean vacation of a lifetime. Are you ready to start booking your dream Caribbean vacation ?

Book your Caribbean Cruise ONLINE with COSTA Cruises: Go directly to the reservation site (in French).

 

MSC

Bahamas, St Kitts, Barbados, Martinique, Jamaica, Tortola… alone, these names bring already the feeling of relaxation and paradise... MSC offers you some of the beast deals of the Caribbean Cruises for 2012 on boad the MSC Poesia. Join MSC Poesia at Fort Lauderdale in Florida and cruise with class for your dream vacations !

Book your Caribbean Cruise ONLINE with MSC Cruises: Go directly to the reservation site (in French).

Other offers

P&O Cruises: Experience Cruising Holidays with a British Touch !

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Your Cruise line

P&O Cruises can trace its colourful history all the way back to 1837. As the company picked up more contracts with more varied destinations, they decided to put leisure cruise travel into action. More British passengers choose P&O Cruises than any other cruise line and they are the leader in

cruises departing and returning to these shores. Once again in 2011, they have been voted Britain’s Favourite Cruise Line (by readers of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday).

P & O Cruises proudly have seven ships - Acadia (exclusively for adults), Aurora, Azura, Oceana, Oriana, Ventura, and soon Adonia - each one very different to the next. From perfectly proportioned Adonia (exclusively for adults, arriving in May), the smallest member, to Azura (who arrived in April 2010), each ship offers a unique selection of facilities. You can sink into the warm waters of Arcadia’s hydropool, watch the latest blockbuster under a starlit sky on Azura's SeaScreen, or dine in Gary Rhodes’ Oriana Rhodes restaurant.

Your itinerary

When you sail with P&O Cruises you can either sail from the country’s premier cruise port in Southampton, England to almost everywhere in the world, or you can fly from your home to the Caribbean or to their worldwide exotic holidays. P & O Cruises offers 210 destinations worldwide in 76 countries !

From city and short breaks to World Cruises, from 2 nights to more than 100!!!,

On board every cruise ship you'll enjoy the same P&O Cruises experience; from exceptional service and attention to detail, to delicious cuisine and outstanding entertainment. But what you'll also find is that each cruise ship has a number of unique features and facilities. From the destinations each cruise ship visits, to their statistics, dining options, dress codes and daytime activities, ask us to compare the fleet and find your perfect holiday cruise ship.

Your Cabin

All cabins have Air conditioned, Egyptian cotton sheets, designer tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerator, TV, radio, hair dryer, safe and luxurious pamper packs En-suite accommodation and personal steward. You will find a passenger to staff ratio of 2:1 on board equalling an intuitive, but unobtrusive service at all times. From our British Officers to skilled galley staff, all are completely professional and nothing is ever too much trouble.

Dining

There are all kinds of different cruise ship dining options available on board the P&O Cruises fleet. Formal cruise dining rooms. Restaurants created by celebrity chefs and restaurateurs. Grill restaurants. Food courts. Oriental and Pan-pacific restaurants. Tapas bars and pizzerias.

There are also different cruise dining styles on each ship, allowing you to opt for the one that suits you: Club Dining, Freedom Dining and Select Dining.

Activities

Here are some of the features of the P & O Cruises ships: Entertainment day and night, dazzling West-End style performances in the ship's theatres, comedy and cabaret, live music, piano recitals and tribute bands, cinema and film screenings, dance classes, cookery demonstrations, language classes and special interest seminars, health and wellbeing, full use of the sports court for football, deck tennis, basketball and more, a choice of swimming pools and whirlpool spas, fully equipped gym, and Sauna and steam rooms. For families, you’ll find children’s and teen on board programmes and on family friendly cruises, you can receive generous reductions on children’s fares, or in some cases children’s places are free.

Services

A holiday at sea is quite unlike any other. Not only can you visit a string of beautiful destinations in one holiday, with P&O Cruises, your ship and the service you receive become a part of your holiday like no ordinary hotel ever could. Expect a personal cabin steward (butlers in suites) who will greet you with a warm smile and make up your room twice a day, bar stewards who remember your favourite tipple and waiters, officers and all other members of the crew who are passionate about ensuring your holiday is a holiday of a lifetime.

What is included

  • Dining options,
  • Spectacular entertainment
  • Sports facilities
  • Children’s clubs
  • En-suite accommodation
  • Gym membership
  • A personal steward

Options/Supplements

  • Transportation to join the cruise
  • Transfers
  • Pre/Post accommodation
  • Autres villes de départ possible
  • Insurances
  • Tips on board the ship
  • Beverages on board the ship
  • Excursions

Duration/Period

  • Minimum 2 nights, Maximum 100 nights.
  • Valid all year
  • Ask us the rates for your travel dates!

Online Brochure : http://publishing.yudu.com/A1oszl/POCruises2011Hols/
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Islands: Barbados

Pre or post Cruise Hotel package

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Introduction

You have the possibility to book in conjunction with your cruise a pre or post hotel package. Located in the city of embarkation or disembarkation of the cruise, you can chose from the hotels list offered by the cruise line or between the below offers.

The package includes accommodation with the meal plan desired and transfers from the airport to the hotel and back to the port or vice versa. We offer the following Hotels:

Hyatt Pier 66 Hotel in Fort Lauderdale 
Hilton Dowtown Hotel in Miami 
Claridge Hotel in Miami Beach 
Crest and South Beach Hotels in Miami

Location

In Fort Lauderdale, Hyatt Pierr 66 is located close to the port and approximately at 15 minutes from the airport. In Miami, the Hilton Hotel Downtown is close to the port and the Claridge, Crest, and South Beach hotels are located in the famous South Beach area.

Rooms

The Hyatt in Fort Lauderdale and Hilton in Miami have respectively 380 and 530 rooms, all offering all the amenities and equipments of a 4 star hotel. The other Miami Hotels are smaller in size, offering between 50 and 80 rooms, all with modern comfort of a 3 and 3 ½ star hotel.

Hotel Dining

All these hotels offer one or several restaurants and there are also many other culinary possibilities close by.

Activities

Hyatt, Hilton, and Crest Hotels have all a pool and the South Beach, which has no pool is however the closest to the Ocean. At Hyatt and Hilton Hotels, you can also enjoy a Fitness centre among other activities.

Services

These hotels and their staff are there to make your wishes come through. They will try their best to make your short stay in Florida memorable, before or after your cruise.

More information on Hyatt Pierr 66 in Fort Lauderdale

More information on Hilton Hotel Dowtown Miami

More information on Claridge Hotel at Miami Beach

More information on Crest and South Beach Hotels in Miami

Islands: Puerto Rico

Vacances sous Voiles

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Introduction : Never sailed the Caribbean or sailing for the first time? Perfect! Land is always within sight, the yacht and cruises are safe, and you'll be in the company of experienced yachters and intimately familiar with the area.

Types of boats :
Beneteau 50 :
Four (4) double cabins, each with its independent head compartment and a crew cabin in the forepeak. The large saloon can  accommodate 8 people and the galley is adapted to the needs of the most demanding Cordon Bleu chef. Light and ventilation are ensured by many opening hatches and ports.
Bavaria 46 :
Three (3) double cabins with a lot of storage space in addition to one cabin with two bunk beds and two wash rooms with isolated showersDimensions and number of port-holes as well as the color of joineries provide to the saloon much luminosity and distinction. The dining room can accommodate eight people.

Duration : one week (6 nights)

Services : Total relaxation... for sunbathing or shade provided by large bimini. The CD player has speakers both inside and outside and holds up to 12 CDs at a time. Board and card games are also available.
Transportation ashore.. with a good-sized dinghy. Both keen and novice swimmers will love relaxing in the calm, clear, warm waters of the Caribbean. Snorkeling with a selection of good quality snorkeling equipment. As well as their crews make you feel at home, your host, a bilingual canadian couple, make sure your need is attended to.

Islands: British Virgin Islands / St Maarten and Saint Martin

DSL Yachting

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Introduction

Destination Saint Lucia Yachting is a bareboat yacht charter and boat management in the windward Islands of the Caribbean. DSL Yachting is located within Rodney Bay Marina in St Lucia,  the ideal takeoff point for a sail through the Caribbean Windward Islands.

Their fleet consist of 15 bareboat sailing yachts of different make and size, a fleet small enough to be personally maintained and looked after by the manager, but large enough to give you a good selection.

Types of boats

Bavaria, Beneteau, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Leopard.

Duration

from one to three weeks.

Services

Longterm Yacht Charter, Absentee Yacht Management, Yacht Management, Yacht Repairs and Refits,
Procurement of Spare Parts, Rental of Storage Space, Fax and Mail Service, Yacht Deliveries, Yacht Hull Insurance with Hurricane risk cover.

Islands: St Lucia / St Vincent and the Grenadines

Princess Cruises

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Princess Cruises: The love boat!

Your Cruise line

Princess Cruises has 17 ships (in 2012) spread over 7 continents. The Princess fleet has divided these ships in several categories: The CARIBBEAN class includes the Caribbean, Crown, Emerald and Ruby Princess. These ships have a capacity of about 3080 passengers; the GEM class with the Diamond

and Sapphire Princess of 2670 passengers each; the GRAND class with the Grand, Golden and Star Princess (2600 passengers as well); the CORAL class with the Coral and the Island Princess (1970 passengers); the SUN class with the Sun, Dawn and Sea Princess, (1970 passengers); and finally the EXPLORER class with the Ocean and Pacific Princess, which are smaller (670 passengers). In 2013 and 2014, two new ships are planned to join the fleet, of which the Royal Princess with 3600 passengers.

Your itinerary

Princess Cruises offers a complete choice of itineraries on different ships’ types. Princess has a long experience on all the continents : in Mediterranean, 25 years ; in Asia, 20 years, in Scandinavia/Russia, 20 years as well ; in Australia, 30 years, in South America 20 years and even more in Alaska with 40 years of experience in Alaska!

The Cruisetours are also a Princess Cruises specialty. It includes the cruise and the land package on several destinations, of which the most famous is Alaska.

Your Cabin

All the vessels come with all the luxurious amenities like the first class hotel- from room service 24 hours up to the chocolate on your pillow. More than 50% of the cabins have balconies. According to the ships, you will find interior, exterior and with balcony cabins, as well as mini suite and several types of suites.

Dining

Princess Cruises dining concept is based on the PERSONAL CHOICE DINING, meaning different options for dining are available : A la carte restaurants with 3 services, anytime dining (eat when you want), specialties restaurants and buffer Restaurants. Other possibilities include the 24 hours buffet Restaurant, room service (also 24 hour), Hamburger-Grill & Pizzeria, and free coffee, tea, iced tea at the buffet Restaurant. Moreover, you will find wine and caviar bars, sushi bar as well as an International Cafe.

Activities

Here are some possibilities offered on board the Princess Cruises ships: Night entertainment with the Las Vegas & Late Night Shows, Casino, Disco & Cocktail Parties, and Movies under the Stars (open air movie theatre). Others activities include wellbeing with the Lotus Spa, hairdressing and beauty Salons, modern Gym, Tennis, Volleyball, Ping pong, Jogging track, golf simulator and “The Sanctuary”, a specifically designed area for relaxation.

Services
The Princess Cruises vessels are well –planned, with a variety of main characteristics and intimate areas as well. This makes them the “Big Ship Choice, Small Ship Feel”.  Princess Cruises offers you 17 ships over 7 continents, a large choice of various itineraries, many dining options including the Anytime Dining, and the Cruisetours. On board its ships, there is one crew member for two passengers.

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What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Dining options
  • Spectacular entertainment
  • Sport Equipment (vary according to the ship)
  • Children Clubs (vary according to the ship)

Options/Supplements

  • Transportation to join the cruise
  • Transfers
  • Pre/Post accommodation
  • Insurances
  • Tips on board the ship
  • Beverages (except the ones mentioned above in the buffet restaurants)
  • Excursions

Duration/Period

  • Minimum 6 nights, Maximum 110 nights (around the world).
  • Valid all year
  • Ask us the rates for your travel dates!

Islands: Puerto Rico

Cunard Cruises

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Cunard Line – The Queen of the seas

Your Cruise line

The Cunard Line means emotions, passion and nostalgia as well as timeless, classical, traditional, inspired, royal….

In 1839, the company was founded by Samuel Cunard and in 1840 the first 14 days Transatlantic crossings started. In 1936, the Queen Mary with 80.774 tons, is the biggest ship of the world then the Queen Elizabeth followed in 1940 with its 83.673 tons. Even bigger in 1968, the Queen Elizabeth 2, is the last Cunard ship to be constructed in an English shipyard. Then in 2004 comes the Queen Mary 2, followed in 2007 by the Queen Victoria. In 2008, the Queen Elizabeth 2 is sold to Dubai where it became a hotel and in 2010 the Queen Elizabeth is added to the fleet. The Queen Mary 2 has 2‘592 passengers, the Queen Elizabeth, 2‘058 passengers and the Queen Victoria has 1‘980 passengers.

Your itinerary

The itineraries are rich and various. Destinations like Mediterranean, Norwegian Fjords, Baltic or Black Seas and Canarias are the Cunard Classics. The Queen Elizabeth, for the 2011-12 season, from January to April will offer a round the world cruise from and to Southampon via the Caribbean, Panama Canal, the South Seas, Australia, South East Asia, Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean. From May to October, she will cruise in Europe with some cruises in the Caribbean and New England. Finally she also offers initiation cruises on July 01st and 13th, every time 2 days. The QM 2 also offers this kind of try out cruises, Transatlantic and even more…

Your Cabin

Pure harmony between modern and classic! Royaland Design are the ways to explain Cunard Cruises. There are different types of cabins in 3 distinctive categories:
Your Cabin in the Britannia category: A large choice of cabins from the Interior (14 - 18m2), Exterior (15 - 19m2) to the one with balcony (22 - 25m2).

Your Cabin in the Princess Grill category : Princess Suite (31 – 37m2 ) with the following advantages : Dining at the Princess Grill Restaurant, dining a la carte in the suite, access to the Queens Grill Lounge, one service (18h30 - 21h00) at restaurant Princess Grill, concierge service, fruit basket, personalized letterhead paper.

Your Cabin in the Queens Grill category : the Queens Suite (approx. 47m2 ), the  Penthouse Suite (47 - 70m2), the Royal Suite (approx. 74m2) or the Grand Duplex Apartment (approx. 209m2) and the below advantages : Dining at the Queens Grill Restaurant, evenings appetizers, a welcome champagne bottle, minibar, floral arrangment, and buttler service. The installations and amenities are the same for all cabins: Sparkling wine bottle, bathrobe, slippers, hairdryer, fridge, safe, television, radio, laptop connexion, telephone, electricity 110/220v, daily activity program, room service and nightly turndown service.

Dining

Britannia Premier Restaurant offers two services: The first one at 18h00 and the second one at 20h30. The Princess Grill and Queens Grill Restaurants offer a unique service between 18h30 and 21h00. The quality is totally independent from the category. Every afternoon, in a delightful environment, the traditional Tea Time is served with sandwiches and scones in the full English tradition.

Activities

Each ship offer wide and rich experiences. Every port of call is the occasion to discover a new world
while travelling on board in the best conditions and in the trusty environment of Cunard. On board the muffled ambiance and glamour is present in all the different refined  lounges.

Services

At Cunard, you will find luxurious cabin and delicious meals. Some services are also specific to Cunard like dogs acceptance, the Cunard World Clb and the Gentleman host. With Cunard, almost every thing is possible.

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What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Dining options
  • Spectacular entertainment
  • Conferences and animations program

Options/Supplements

  • Transportation to join the cruise
  • Transfers
  • Pre/Post accommodation
  • Insurances
  • Tips on board the ship
  • Beverages on board the ship
  • Excursions

Duration/Period

  • Minimum 2 nights, Maximum 111 nights (around the world).
  • Valid all year
  • Ask us the rates for your travel dates!

More information on CUNARD Cruises

Islands: Puerto Rico

Star Clippers Cruises

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Star Clippers Cruises : The real sailing vessels!

Your Cruise line
Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels!

Visiting ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and offering passengers the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht, Star Clippers is recognized as one of the premier specialty cruise lines. It’s a romantic ambiance in a comfortable and modern setting. Come on board Star Clipper, Star Flyer, or Royal Clipper

to get the feeling of the sailors of the old days where adventure begins.

Your itinerary
The world you’ve discovered with Star Clippers is unlike the one you’ll find on a cruise ship. It’s as if you had your own chartered yacht and could sail anywhere you wanted. Star Clippers ships sail to private places, protected anchorages of magnificent small islands.

The ships currently sail throughout the Caribbean, Mediterranean, the Baltic, Costa Rica, and Panama Canal. More in details, the Star Clipper’s Caribbean itineraries begin in St. Maarten or Barbados. From St Maarten, her Treasure Islands voyage sails northward to the Leeward and the British Virgin Islands. Her Leeward Islands voyage ventures southward to Guadeloupe and Dominica, sampling the best of the Leeward Islands. The flagship, Royal Clipper, sails from Barbados on alternating voyages to the Grenadines and the Windward Islands. The Caribbean venues where Star Clipper and Royal Clipper sail are famous for the glorious sailing weather, and every voyage promises the thrill of passage making under full sail.

Your Cabin
Like a fine resort, all the amenities are here,  and you’ll find the accoutrements of a luxurious classic yacht, where everything is ingeniously designed for comfort, ease and efficiency:

Double bed or twin beds that can be converted to queen, marble bathroom, private safe, television with in-cabin video, DVD player, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer and comfortable furnishings. The decor is tastefully traditional. Burnished brass fittings and mahogany bright work recall our nautical heritage. Soft natural fabrics reflect the colours of the sun, sea and sky. Prints of famous clipper ships and sailing yachts grace the walls. Everything is immaculately maintained and your steward knows exactly when to appear or disappear. On Royal Clipper, 14 deluxe suites offer the ultimate in cruising comfort, with private veranda, whirlpool tub and 24-hour room service. All but six of her 98 cabins are outside, and for the ultimate indulgence, two 355 square foot owner’s suites may be combined to accommodate up to eight guests.

Dining
On all three ships, you are free to dine when and with whomever you wish – including officers, who join the guests in the dining room most nights.

When you rise, help yourself to a continental breakfast with croissants, toasted English muffins or sweet Danish pastries. Or savour a full breakfast with fresh tropical fruits and crisp bacon, grilled sausage, smoked salmon and omelettes cooked to order in the dining room. At lunch, a marvellous buffet of seafood, salads and grilled favourites awaits your pleasure. If the day includes a stop at one of the paradisiacal islands we frequent, you might also be treated to a festive outdoor barbecue on shore. When evening comes, our elegantly appointed dining room featuring a splendid collection of paintings of sailing ships becomes the setting for the chef’s finest culinary presentations, designed to please the eye and the palate. All complemented by equally fine wines. You’ll find our service to be friendly and gracious, befitting a sophisticated restaurant. Of course, Star Clippers would not presume to dictate your seating preferences. The dress code? No need for formal gowns and black tie, casual elegance is the order of the day and each night.

Activities
Clearly this is not a cruise ship in the ordinary sense. On Star Clippers, you will find that there are no rigid schedules. You are free to do as you wish with your days.

To entertain passengers, Star Clippers bring local performers on board to give you an authentic taste of the local music and arts. You’ll enjoy the conviviality of fellow shipmates while a live band plays tropical tunes from a real paradise. The Captain and crew are superb improvisers of the kind of light-hearted fun you’ll only find on Star Clippers. The Captain’s daily briefing on deck is wonderfully informative, and a chance to hear some great story-telling as well. And there are other events and activities during the day and night that have evolved from Star Clippers’ sailing heritage. In fact, all Star Clippers passengers say that they enjoy Star Clippers ‘ easy-going informality and it makes the cruise so special.

Services
Friends gather round the Piano Bar and join in singing a few favourites. And in the Tropical Bar, the bartender shakes a pitcher full of some delicious cooling concoction. Now, is there anything more relaxing than this?

All Star Clippers ships feature open-seating dining in an elegantly appointed dining room, our convivial indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar and Piano Bar, and an Edwardian style library where a Belle Époque fireplace glows with warmth that reflects the friendliness and enthusiasm of Star Clippers’ hospitable officers and crew.

Star Clipper and Star Flyer are both 360 feet long and each carries just 170 guests in pampered comfort. Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like traveling on a private yacht. You’ll never feel confined on Star Clipper or Star Flyer. Each ship offer spacious accommodations and expansive teak decks with ample space.
For connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 439 foot Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sea-going experience, balancing the grandeur, adventure and tradition of sailing with the superb service, amenities and accommodations of the finest modern yacht. Royal Clipper carries just 227 guests in luxurious style. A full 19,000 square feet of open deck and three swimming pools create a wonderfully spacious and expansive outdoor environment.

What is included

  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Barbados or Sint Maarten, in a double room
  • Breakfast included at the hotel
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel, then from the hotel  to the port and at the end of the cruise, from the port to the airport
  • Accommodation in a double cabin on-board the sailing vessel
  • Meal on board Star Clippers
  • Entertainment
  • Sport Equipment

Options/Supplements

  • Transportation to join the cruise
  • Insurances
  • Tips on board the ship (optional, 8 EUR per person per day recommended)
  • Beverages
  • Excursions
  • Own expenses

Duration/Period

  • Minimum 10 nights
  • From November 22th 2013 au April 05th 2014
  • Ask us the rates for your travel dates!

    SPECIAL : 9 nights Caribbean Cruise Package : Departure from Barbados or Sint Maarten, 7 nights cruise and 2 nights’ accommodation on a luxurious hotel prior to the cruise.

More information on Star Clippers Cruises http://www.starclippers.com/eu/

Islands: St Maarten and Saint Martin / Barbados
Activities: Cruises / Hotels Packages / Combined Hotels / Combined Activities

Norwegian Cruise Line

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Norwegian Cruise Line : The Freestyle Cruising® !

Your Cruise line
Norwegian Cruise Lineoffers you a freestyle cruise; you eat when, where and with whom you want, decide what to wear, all days can be the same or very different!

Norwegian Cruise Line is an internationally operating cruise line headquartered in Miami, Florida with two offices in Wiesbaden and London overseeing operations in

Europe. Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 46-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising® which has revolutionized the industry by allowing guests more freedom and flexibility.
Today, Norwegian Cruise Line has 12 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing the guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise holiday on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. The company has two 4.000-passenger vessels, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, under construction for delivery in January 2014, along with one larger “Breakaway Plus” vessel for delivery in autumn 2015.

Your itinerary
You will discover magnificent Itineraries on board Norwegian Cruise Line, and they can be as short as 1 night up to 33 nights, according to your wishes !

Expand your horizons. Let Norwegian Cruise Line take you to the most exciting cruise destinations on earth and then discover them your way with the freedom of Freestyle Cruising®. Norwegian Cruise Line cruises in Alaska, Bermuda, Caribbean, Bahamas & North America as well as in Europe, Mediterranean & the Baltic, Canada & New England, Hawai'i, Panama Canal and the Transatlantic.

Your Cabin
Norwegian Cruise Line makes you chose within several different kinds of staterooms, the one which suits the best your taste and budget.

Aboard the Freestyle Cruising fleet, you can choose from a wide range of stateroom categories to suite every taste and budget. Available stateroom categories include for example well-appointed inside staterooms for price-conscious customers, ocean view staterooms, staterooms with private balcony as well as a large and luxurious suite complex on the Jewel-Class ships as well as aboard Norwegian Epic and the Breakaway-Class. This includes the unique Courtyard Villas which have access to a private Courtyard, swimming pool and sun deck as well as two Garden Villas, featuring three separate bedrooms, bathrooms and a living room. Both offer butler and concierge service.

Dining
Norwegian Cruise Line’s unique style gives you the option to choose when, where, with whom and how you will eat.

Freestyle Cruising® is characterized in particular by having no fixed dining times, no formal dress codes, a great variety of lounges, bars, theatres as well as other entertainment and activity options. On board the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, you find up to 27 different dining options without set dining times and opening hours from 17:30 to midnight (order until 22:30).

Thus, you can choose when, where and with whom to dine. In fact, if you prefer, you can dine in a different restaurant each night of your cruise. Should you, however, prefer to dine at the same table and/or at the same time every evening, respective reservations may be arranged on board. Norwegian Cruise Line’s new ships feature a restaurant seating guide, displayed on flat-screen televisions placed in key areas on the ship. They show each restaurant’s current occupancy status as well as possible waiting times. If a restaurant is fully occupied at a certain time and you would like to wait for an opening, you will get a pager that works all over the ship and will be informed as soon as the table is available. For those who like to dress up a little bit, there is one designated restaurant with a more elegant ambiance available on every ship.

Activities
You won’t get bored on an Norwegian Cruise Line due to the numerous indoor or outdoor activities as well as entertainment offered all day and night long. 

Together with extensive sport and wellness facilities, Norwegian Cruise Line also offers a varied entertainment program. Components include everything from computer and cooking classes to yoga and shore excursions with mountain biking or horseback riding.

Services
On board a Norwegian Cruise Line, the multilingual and professional staff has expertise and enthusiasm to pamper you.

Resort casual sums up life on board.
With up to one crew member per stateroom, Norwegian Cruise Line provides the highest crew-to-guest ration in its class. These large numbers of crew members guarantee a high service level and enable the cruise line to offer longer opening hours of the many public rooms and restaurants according to the Freestyle Cruising concept. All Norwegian Cruise Line ships have a very ample wellness area, the Mandara Spa®, and a beauty salon with hairdresser. In the spa your will be pampered from head to toe. The wellness area features Finnish saunas, steam rooms, a Thalassotherapy pool, hot tub and heated relaxation chairs. Mandara Spa®, one of the world's leading provider of exclusive spa resorts and our partner aboard, offers treatments based on traditional Asian methods. If you want to stay in contact with those at home, Norwegian Cruise Line pioneered with the industry’s first internet access on the high seas in 1999 which now is a fleet wide standard. Norwegian Cruise Line was also the first cruise line to provide remote wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi) to its guests and in 2006, became the first cruise line to offer cell phone service fleet wide.

What is included

  • Accommodation and cruise as booked
  • Participation in Norwegian Cruise Line on-board activities/entertainment  (Courses,
  • shows, Live Bands, disco etc.), some with extra fee
  • Use of the majority of on-board facilities (e.g. Fitness Centre), some with extra fee
  • All meals (cover charge applies in specialty restaurants and à la carte)
  • Child care and child program
  • Coffee, tea, ice water, iced tea in the restaurants and juices for breakfast 24-hour room service (Delivery charge applies from midnight to 05:00)
  • All government fees & port taxes
  • Multilingual guest service

Options/Supplements

  • Transportation to join the cruise
  • Transfers
  • Pre/Post accommodation
  • Insurances
  • Gratuities and Service charge on board the ship
  • Beverages on board the ship, other than the ones mentioned above
  • Excursions

Duration/Period

  • Minimum 1 night, Maximum 33 nights.
  • Valid all year
  • Ask us the rates for your travel dates!

More information on Norwegian Cruise Line: http://www.ncl.eu/

Islands: Guadeloupe / St-Kitts and Nevis / St Maarten and Saint Martin / US Virgin Islands / Barbados / Dominica / St Lucia / Bahamas / Cayman Islands / Dominican Republic / Puerto Rico / Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao / Mexico / Bermuda
Activities: Cruises / All Inclusive Stay / Combined Activities

South Caribbean luxurious Cruise

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Your trip

Powerful and streamlined, Tarani offers all the comfort of a cruise on a fast, refined modern catamaran (Privilège 615). Air-conditioned cabins with varnished maple woodwork and wenge floors, luxurious upholstery, and a subtle décor will ensure you of a harmonious, spacious and luminous environment.

The saloon and cockpit have a panoramic view onto the seascape and the coast. Used in conjunction with the ship’s dinghy, there is plenty of equipment on board for water-skiing, kite-surfing, or tubing, and you will never be far from a beach if you just want to relax and do nothing, or from a village for dinner, or a town for shopping and nightlife. Sports and cultural activities will also make your stay a time to remember.

More details

Departure from the closest airport near your home (price from Geneva but changeable) to Fort de France, in Martinique. Arrival at the airport and transfer the marina to embark on the beautiful catamaran sailboat. The below itinerary describe an example of the program for one week, but can be changed according to your wishes:

Departure every Saturday, 7 nights / 8 days cruise

Day 1 : Le Marin / Saint Lucia (40 nm)
Arrive at Le Marin, a marina not far from the airport at Fort de France. Winds permitting, set sail the following morning for Saint Lucia. Anchor in the bay or dock in the port as you desire: spend time at the beach or visit a typical village. Sail past the Pitons near Soufrière.

Day 2 : Saint Lucia / Bequia, Admiralty Bay (50 nm)
At your anchorage, explore the transparent waters to dive or relax, and in the evening discover the joy of mingling with local people, visiting the market, or enjoying a barbecue with the Rastas.

Day 3 : Bequia / Canouan, Charleston Bay (25 nm)
Moor at the island, dive to explore the clear waters, corals, and multi-coloured fish. Visit Charleston village.

Day 4 : Canouan / Tobago Cays (6 nm)
A short hop to reach Tobago. Enjoy everything the lagoon has to offer, a Mecca for yachting enthusiasts. You will find a sheltered, circular anchorage not far from a coral reef teeming with coffer fishes, grouper, and surgeon fishes.

Day 5 : Tobago Cays / Moustique (25 nm)
A serene island known for its celebrities and British charm. Time to enjoy the transparent water, diving, and a visit to a nature reserve are on the program. Or head ashore and spend the evening enjoying live Caribbean music, a rhythmic sound with vibrant percussion.

Day 6 : Moustique / Saint Lucia (40 nm)
During this memorable northbound sail you will discover a wealth of idyllic landscapes. Anchor at Marigot Bay, saltmarsh beach, dinner and swimming. Before you return to civilization enjoy this haven of beauty set in a joyful colonial atmosphere. Fine dining is available.

Day 7 : Marigot Bay / Le Marin (40 nm)
Another splendid sail to return to Le Marin, a port tucked away at the end of a magnificent bay. Transfer back to the airport for the return flight or extension in Martinique or on another Island.

This cruise runs from December to April. From May to October, the Tarani offers Mediterranean cruises.

What is included

  • Return flights from Geneva to Fort de France
  • Return transfers from the airport to the marina
  • Catamaran itinerary according to the program described above with a skipper and an hostess
  • 7 nights in a cabin (double occupation) on board the Catamaran
  • Minimum 4 persons, maximum 8, plus crew
    Private Catamaran based in Martinique
    Details :
    Equipments and amenities du Catamaran :
  • Dingy with 50CV motor, automatic pilot, VHF, loch, speedo, sondeur, giroueCe, anémomètre, 1GPS Raymarine émission à la barre et dans le cockpit, radio lecteur CD Bose avec haut parleurs extérieurs, douche de pont, échelle de bains, guindeau électrique, coussins cockpit et fly bridge, 2 Biminis.
  • Qualified skipper from the first day to the end of the cruise
  • Qualified hosess from the first day to the end of the cruise
  • First full tank of water and fuel for the ship and dingy
  • Accommodation in a double private cabin with air conditioning, bathroom with shower and WC, safe, Apple television access with movie on request
  • Interior design sober, grey cushion, low lightening, grey and blue colors
  • Accommodation: Luxurious linen, beach towel, fine sheets and mattress of 180 x 200
  • Toiletries casanera, bio herbal
  • 7 breakfasts, buffet style
  • 6 lunches on board
  • 6 dinners on board
  • 3 wine bottles per meal (lunches and dinners on board), according to the menu offered
  • 1 aperitif, with alcohol or not, per person per lunch
  • 1 cocktail, with alcohol or not, per person per dinner
  • 1daily Tea Time including a beverage (non aoholic) and snack per person
  • 2 cans per day per person (beer, coke, fruit juice, Fanta) and unlimited water bottle
  • Nautical activities available:
    Water-skiing, wake-board, submarine scooter, mask and tuba, fins, kayak
  • Cleaning return package (mandatory)
  • Boat insurance

Options/Supplement

  • Parking in port during the trip (maritim agents fees)
  • National and local taxes
  • Customs fees if applicable
  • Communication fees
  • other options : Insurances (cancellation, baggage)
  • 1 dinner outside (the day prior to disembarcation)
  • Refund of the supplies, if cancellation 3 days prior to departure
  • Any activities not mentionned
  • Others departure cities possible
  • Extension in a Martinique hotel, before or after the cruise
  • Extension on another Island Guadeloupe, Dominique, Ste-Lucia, etc.

Duration/Period

Minimum 7 nights, maximum 30 days.

Islands: Martinique / St Lucia / St Vincent and the Grenadines
Activities: Cruises

British Virgin Islands: Cruise

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Your Trip

The British Virgin Islands are the sailor’s paradise. Sailing within their numerous Islands is the perfect way to discover this country. Distances between the Islands are short and even the people to use to sail will enjoy this marine experience. You gently start your holiday in a magnificent hotel where you

get slowly into the British Virgin Islands rhythm.  Then you will explore the various Islands on board a great sailboat. You will discover the secluded coves; enjoy snorkelling and all other activities. You will have a memorable cruise in this idyllic area.

More Details

Departure from the closest airport near your home (price from Geneva but changeable) to the International Airport of Tortola. Arrival in Beef Island and taxi (not included) to the Fort Recovery Beachfront Resort for 1 night in a one Bedroom original beachfront suite with continental breakfast. Transfer from the hotel to the harbour to board your ship. Boarding and explanations about the cruise program. Then departure for your wonderful cruise. 
Crystal clear waters and under deep blue skies, the winds carry you from island to island always within view of land, guided by an itinerary tailored to what you want to do and see. Here is but one example of what you could experience.


Day 1: Depart dock on the cruise ship. Destination: Norman Island for some swimming or
snorkelling in the secret caves of Treasure Point, rumoured to be the site that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, Treasure Island. We then sail a short distance and drop anchor in The Bight, a magnificent bay, where we spend
Day 2: After breakfast, on to Salt Island and a scuba diving exploration of the wreck of the RMS Rhone, a Royal Mail Ship that sank in 1867. After lunch, we head for Cooper Island, which is where we dock for the night. Night swimming in the quiet bay’s warm, clear waters is simply sublime.
Day 3: We set sail for The Baths at Virgin Gorda, nature’s Stonehenge by the sea. In the afternoon, we set a course for Gorda Sound and drop anchor in a protected bay. Sunset and cocktails on the bridge, followed by dinner on a seaside terrace bordered by palm trees under a starry night sky. 
Day 4: Depart for Cane Garden Bay, one day’s sailing. Perfect day for books, music and sunbathing. Once there, walks on superb white sand beaches and a stopover at a small straw hut for a refreshing rum punch. Then move to the rhythm of the island music all night.
Day 5: We head for Jost Van Dyke, a small island with barely 180 inhabitants. Day at the White Bay beach followed by a night under the stars in Little Harbour for some freshly caught lobster.
Day 6: Departure for Soper’s Hole, a colourfully picturesque marina lined with restaurants and shops. We then head for Peter Island, where we spend the final night relaxing on the boat and savouring a delicious barbecue.
Day 7: Sunrise above the mountains of Peter Island. A morning swim, and set sail for the short trip back to our original point of departure.
At the end of the cruise, taxi to the airport and flight back to your home. Possibility to stay 1 more week at the Fort Recovery Beachfront Resort.

What is included

  • Return flights to British Virgin Islands from Geneva via Paris and St Martin or other routing possible
  • Transfer from the Fort Recovery to the Marina
  • 1 Night at the Fort Recovery in a one Bedroom suite with continental breakfast
  • 1 Week Cruise including all meals, except 2 dinners at restaurant.

Options/Supplements

  • Return transfers from the airport to Fort Recovery Resort and from the Marina back to the airport (approximately 50 USD per person)
  • Other departure cities possible
  • Meal plan possible at the Fort Recovery Hotel (half board)
  • Car rental on Tortola Island
  • Various tours
  • Extension at the Fort Recovery Hotel or on another British Virgin Islands
  • Prolongation on another Island (St Martin, Antigua, Puerto Rico)

Duration / Period

  • 8 nights, 10 days, other duration possible. Maximum 21 days.
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Islands: British Virgin Islands
Activities: Cruises / Combined Activities

Cruise in the Guadeloupe Islands

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Your Trip

The French Caribbean is not only summer in winter but it is also meeting a culture, people coming from a specific past, a population who enjoy living at its pace. It is the sun and the sea but it is also the mountain, and the tropical forest still unknown. These islands appeal to you due to their diversity,

from the quiet side of the Caribbean coasts to the fury of the Atlantic sea lashing against the steep cliffs. We offer you this special package to discover all this and much more!
You will sail on a catamaran LAGOON 470 of 2005 very well furnished featuring 4 double cabins with bathrooms. A professional skipper and a sailor preparing the meals form the crew. Almost all meals are served on board, in the exterior wardroom protected with a boat awning. The crew shares the work to make a Creole and international cuisine, well served, and accompany by drinks with rum base drink and other beverages.

More Details

Departure from the closest airport near your home (price from Geneva but changeable) to Pointe-à-Pitre, in Guadeloupe. Arrival at the airport and transfer to Sainte-Anne lagoon where the catamaran awaits you to embark right away for your wonderful cruise. The below itinerary describe your complete program for the week:

Saturday: Welcome, installation, light meal and night on board in Ste Anne lagoon.
Sunday: Guadeloupe/Marie-Galante/Dominica
Casting off for Marie-Galante (approximately 2 hours sail). Anchorage at l’Anse Canot. Guided tour of the Island in minibus : Gueule Grand Gouffre, Murat Castle, Capesterre. Visit of a rum distillery. On board barbecue. Casting off for Dominica (approximately 3 hours sail). Anchorage at Portsmouth. Entry formalities. Dinner and night on board
Monday: Dominica
Guided visit of Dominica Island in minibus The East Coast and its volcanic sand beaches, The Carib Indians reserve, the tropical forest and its “Emerald pool”. Typical lunch at the “Papillotte” restaurant. Exotic garden visit. In the afternoon, swimming at the Trafalgar falls and return at Portsmouth via Rosean (the capital) and the West coast. Dinner and night on board
Tuesday: Dominica/Basse-Terre/Pigeon Islet
Morning casting off towards Basse-Terre (approximately 4 hours sail). Lunch on board during navigation and sail under the Soufriere wind (approximately 2 hours sail). Swimming and snorkelling at Pigeon Islet, located in the Cousteau reserve. In the late afternoon, coming down to Malendure beach to look at the sunset with Zouk music background and Ti-Punch. Dinner and night on board 
Wednesday: Pigeon Islet/ Les Saintes
Morning at leisure: swimming, snorkelling. Possibility of a ride in glass bottom boat or scuba diving (optional, with supplement to pay locally). Lunch on board. Casting off for the Saintes archipelago (approximately 3 hours sail). Dinner and night on board, at Cabrit Islet. 
Thursday: Les Saintes 
Morning at leisure, discover the Saintes bay from the tip of the Islet, anchorage at “Pain de Sucre”, swimming, snorkelling, or beach farniente. Lunch on board. Visit of the Terre-de-Haut town and iguanas’ discovery. Shopping possible. Dinner and night on board 
Friday: Les Saintes/Guadeloupe/Gosier Islet
Early casting off for  Pointe-à-Pitre wet dock. City tour with its market, shopping. Stroll in the Bas-du-Fort marina. Sailing for Gosier Islet, lunch on board, swimming, snorkelling. Lobster barbecue and night on board
Saturday: Gosier Islet/Sainte-Anne
Sailing along the coast. Disembarkation at middle morning in Ste-Anne. Transfer back to the airport for the return flight or extension in Guadeloupe or on another Island.

What is included

  • Return flights from Geneva via Paris to Pointe-à-Pitre
  • Return transfers from the airport to the Catamaran in Sainte-Anne lagoon
  • Catamaran itinerary according to the program described above with a skipper and a sailor
  • 7 nights in a cabin (double occupation) on board the Catamaran
  • All meals, full board on the boat
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Excursions as mentioned above
  • Minimum 4 persons, maximum 8, plus crew

Options/Supplements

  • EUR 70 local taxes per person, to be paid locally
  • Others departure cities possible
  • Crew tips
  • Extension in a Guadeloupe hotel, before or after the cruise
  • Extension on another Island (Martinique, Dominique, Ste-Lucia, etc.)

Duration / Period

  • Minimum 9 nights, maximum 30 days.
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Departures 2017

11 November            
18 November               
25 November                
23 December               
30 December


Departures 2018

27 January          
03 February 
17 February           
03 March          
24 March               
31 March

                              
                  

Islands: Guadeloupe
Activities: Cruises

MSC Cruises: POESIA and LIRICA

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Your Trip

These magnificent cruises are the perfect way to discover the Caribbean Islands for the first time. Cruising the Caribbean brings the visitors a whole choice of different

Islands to discover and come back to one specifically that would have been of major interest. It can give as well a new approach to Islands already visited. Seeing an Island from the Sea has a totally different impact that landing on it. MSC Poesia offers different itineraries and durations. This vessel is the ultimate one of the “Musica” series: 13 decks, 1’275 cabins, 4 pools, 4 Jacuzzis… You will be comfortable and enjoy the tranquillity of the Caribbean Sea. You will be comfortable and enjoy the tranquillity of the Caribbean Sea. The Lirica offers a bran new itinerary departing from Dominican Republic and offering one new Island to discover each day!

More Details

Departure from the closest airport near your home (price from Geneva but changeable) to Fort Lauderdale, Miami or Santo Domingo. Arrival at the airport and transfer to the ship. Some cruises require a pre overnight in Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Santo Domingo. Jump aboard and get familiarize with the vessel. The below itineraries describe the ports of call of the Poesia and Lirica :

POESIA: Several possible itineraires

Day 1: Port Everglades, United States
Day 2: At sea, enjoy the numerous activities on board the ship
Day 3: At sea, enjoy the numerous activities on board the ship
Day 4: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Day 5: St. John's, Antigua & Barbuda
Day 6: Fort de France, Martinique
Day 7: Roseau, Dominica
Day 8: Philipsburg, ST Maarten
Day 9: At sea, enjoy the numerous activities on board the ship
Day 10: Freeport, Grand Bahamas
Day 11: Port Everglades, United States

or

Day 1: Port Everglades, United States
Day 2: At sea, enjoy the numerous activities on board the ship
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: Roatan Island, Honduras
Day 5: Georgetown, Cayman Island
Day 6: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Day 7: At sea, enjoy the numerous activities on board the ship
Day 8: Port Everglades, United States, transfer to the airport and return flight.

or

Day 1: Port Everglades, United States
Day 2: At sea, enjoy the numerous activities on board the ship
Day 3:  At sea, enjoy the numerous activities on board the ship
Day 4: Philipsburg, Antilles
Day 5: San Juan, Porto Rico
Day 6: At sea, enjoy the numerous activities on board the ship 
Day 7: Nassau, Bahamas
Day 8: Port Everglades, United States, transfer to the airport and return flight.

Poesia also offers a 7 nights cruise in April 2013 with stops in USA, Bermuda and Bahamas.

LIRICA : Special itinerary

Day 1:  Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Day 2:  La Romana, Dominican Republic
Day 3:  Philipsburg, St Maarten
Day 4:  Fort de France, Martinique
Day 5:  Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Day 6:  St. John's, Antigua & Barbuda
Day 7:  Roadtown, British Virgin Islands
Day 8:  Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, transfer to the airport and return flight.

A short 3 nights cruise in January with stops in Dominican Republic, St Martin and Martinique is also offered by the Lirica.

What is included

  • Return flights from Geneva
  • All the transfers
  • Cruise in the category chosen, all meals and activities on board

Options/Supplements

  • Others departure cities possible
  • Various tours on the Islands visited offered by the cruise line
  • Extension in Fort Lauderdale, Miami or Dominican Republic
  • Prolongation on another Island (San Juan, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, etc.)

Duration / Period

  • 3-11 nights, 12 days. Maximum 21 days.
  • From December 2012 to April 2013.
  • Itinerary subject to change
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Go directly to the MSC CRUISES website to discover more about these cruises (in French) !

Islands: Antigua and Barbuda / British Virgin Islands / Guadeloupe / St Maarten and Saint Martin / Martinique / St Lucia / Bahamas / Cayman Islands / Dominican Republic / Jamaica / Puerto Rico / Mexico
Activities: Cruises

Barbados stay and Grenadines Cruise: Combined activities

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Your Trip

This package is combining two magnificent Islands as well as two different ways to discover them. You start with a hotel stay in Barbados, feet on the ground to explore the numerous attractions of this well developed Island. Then you continue your trip aboard a sailboat and learn how to sail in the best

Caribbean area dedicated to sailing. Grenadines is the best spot to enjoy cruising.

More Details

Departure from the closest airport near your home (price from Geneva but changeable) to Barbados. Arrival at the Bridgetown International Airport and transfer to the Yellow Bird Hotel for 5 nights in the room category and meal plan chosen. 
Information meeting with the local representative for the island description and activities to practice. Then you have a complete week to explore the Island, practice sports or just relax.
At the end of your stay in Barbados, transfer from the hotel back to the airport for your flight to Saint Vincent Island. On arrival, taxi to the Mariners Hotel for 2 nights. The next 3 days are yours to discover the Island with the tips of the hotel staff. Then, taxi to the marina where you will board you sail ship for a learning cruise experience. First you will have a meeting with the skipper to decide together of the itinerary and lessons. Each night you anchor in a different place and everybody participate to the life on board. You will learn to sail with books, skipper’s help and tips and most of all by sailing. If you want you can also make the exams for the ASA (American Sailor Association), level 1, 2, or 3. At the end of the cruise returning to its departure point in St Vincent, taxi back to the Villa Lodge hotel for one last night in this paradise.
Then, the next day, taxi from your hotel to the airport and flight back via Barbados. Flight back to your home.

What is included

  • Return flights, transatlantic and regional
  • Transfers on Barbados
  • Local representation service in Barbados
  • 5 nights in a double room at the Yellow Bird Hotel, in the chosen category, no meal in Barbados
  • 3 nights in a double room at the Mariners Hotel, in the chosen category, no meal in St Vincent
  • Cruise with sailing course (different courses types according to the participants level), breakfasts and lunches included, except alcoholic beverages and dinners (normally taken on land) (maximum 6 students)

Options/Supplements

  • Other departure cities possible
  • Meal plan possible (full breakfast at the Yellow Bird Hotel in Barbados)
  • Taxi in St Vincent, approximately USD10 one way airport – hotel and taxi between the hotel Villa Lodge and the harbour approximately USD12 one way
  • Car rental in Barbados and Saint Vincent (left driving)
  • Various tours
  • Other cruise type in the Grenadines possible
  • Airport taxes in Barbados and St Vincent, payable locally
  • Extension on one Island or both, or on another Grenadines Islands (Union, Bequia)

Duration / Period

  • 14 nights, (minimum of less hotel night also possible both hotels), 16 days. Maximum 45 days.
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Islands: Barbados / St Vincent and the Grenadines
Activities: Cruises / Combined Activities

General information

Cruises in the Caribbean

Introduction

A Caribbean cruise is one of the best ways to discover this region for the first time. Each of the Caribbean Islands is different and according to your taste, you may prefer the one with the wonderful white sand beaches and dry vegetation like Antigua or the other one that has luxuriant and tropical vegetation like

St Lucia. These Caribbean Islands are very diverse and we distinguish them by their size, their geology (volcanic or limestone origin) and their inhabitants (mixed of English, Dutch, Spaniards, French with the native population). 
A cruise is the perfect occasion to discover several Islands at one time in order to come back later on to visit deeply the one you prefer. You will choose a cruise according to several criteria such as the proposed activities, the food, and the quality of service, the casual or elegant clothing at diners, your cabin and the price. Finally, cruises are no longer reserved for the rich Americans that are in retirement. On the contrary, with the entire possibilities offer with the different size of ships, their origin (American. English, German, and Italian) as well as the choice in itineraries, and duration, anyone can now take a cruise, but they have to chose it carefully and according to their needs.

Route, duration, season

There are three major routes for the Caribbean cruises: Western, Eastern, and Southern. All these routes depart from the ports of call of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Port Carnaveral, and Tampa in Florida, San Juan in Puerto Rico and sometimes New Orleans. The Western Caribbean cruise stop at some or these islands: Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Cuba, and Cozumel (Mexico). The Eastern Caribbean route sails through the British and American Virgin Islands, St Martin, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Dominica, and Martinique. Finally, the Southern Caribbean cruises enjoy the beauty of the Islands of Barbados, St Lucia, Tobago, Grenada, the Grenadines and the ABC Dutch Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao).  Caribbean cruises can last from 3-4 days (Bahamas cruise only) up to 14 days, the most popular ones being the 1 week cruise and to enjoy it at its best, the perfect length is about 10 days. The high season for Caribbean cruises is from Mid-February to Mid-April but some cruise liners start the season en November to finish it in June. Finally, the individual cruises on small sail ships are available all year long according to the local weather.

Destination: British Virgin Islands / Guadeloupe / St Maarten and Saint Martin / Barbados / St Lucia / St Vincent and the Grenadines / Bahamas / Cayman Islands / Puerto Rico

Caribbean Cruises: Big cruise liners and luxury ships

Introduction

Cruise liners or Mega ships

The first mega ships started their journey in the 80’s. They are like small cities and can carry between 1550 to 3000 passengers. With their big size, they can offer more common space, and some has enough space to include a golf field or several pools. They are more affordable and offer easily

some special fares at the beginning and the end of the high season. These big ships also have a better stability and those suffering from sea sickness will almost or not feel at all the rocking of the cruise liner. Moreover, it may take all your cruise length to discover all the ship’s corners and find your cabin easily; you may walk more than necessary at the beginning. However, these ships are so big that they cannot get close the some pretty harbour. In high season, many big cruise ships call the same ports, and you may find 3 to 4 ships at the same place for one day. The island will suddenly get overburden with close to 5000 tourists doing about the same excursions and that may create some traffic jump. The other disadvantage with the immense size is the delay in disembarking the ship. You cannot be in few minutes visiting an Island if 2000 people want to do the same as you. However, you are on vacations and not in a rush, you have therefore to integrate this coolness in your thinking as the Caribbean locals do it all their life long. 
There is a classification of the cruise liners, from 3 to 6 stars (or 2 to 5, depending on the guides). The ships are in fact of popular class, moderate, premium or deluxe. Some ships, like Princess Cruises, RCCL, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line) or Norwegian Cruise line (NCL) have ships in 3 and 4 stars. 2 stars are very seldom, Easy Cruise would be an example. Among the cruise ships companies offering the Caribbean destination, here are some we suggest:

****** Crystal and Regent Seven Seas Cruises

The Crystal Serenity and the Crystal Symphony are both super deluxe ships of approximately 1000 passengers each. One crew for about two guests is the ratio on these boats so you can be sure to get the attention you need at all times. Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) offers the Navigator, Mariner and the Voyager on its Caribbean Cruises. They are smaller ships, between 490 and 700 passengers and again there is a little more than one crew pour a couple. Here again, the staff will be responding to all your needs.

*****  Silversea Cruises
With the Wind, the Shadow, and seldom the Cloud, Silversea carry between 296 and 382 passengers and offer as well a ratio of almost one crew per passenger, proof of its luxury service.

*****  Seabourn Cruise Line
The Seabourn Pride and Legend are the two ships cruising the Caribbean. They are identical and carry 208 passengers.

***** SeaDream Yacht Club
2 Luxury ships, SeaDream I and II, sail from November through April the Caribbean from San Juan, Saint Thomas, Antigua and sometimes Miami  for scheduled 7-night itineraries and only for 55 pampered couple.

***/**** P & O Cruises
There are 6 ships with the venue of the Ventura in spring 2008. All the ships are quite big, between 1250 passengers capacity for the Artemis, the only ship especially reserved for adults, and 3574 passengers for the new Ventura, more family oriented. This English cruise line mainly sells to Great Britain.

**** Celebrity
Some of the ships of the celebrity fleet are the Celebrity, the century and the galaxy are less than 1900 passengers; they are issue from the old generation (in service in 1995 and 1997). The 3 other ones, The Constellation, the Millennium and the Summit are all part of the Millennium era and started in the years 2000 and up; they all have a capacity of more than 2000 passengers. The Azamara, recently finished will cruise the Caribbean in 2009 with only 694 passengers.

**** Costa
On the twelve Costa’s ships, only the Fortuna and the Mediterranea are located in the Caribbean. They have between 999 and 1300 cabins and offer excellent offers if you can book well in advance.

**** MSC
Only the Poesia is cruising the Caribbean in 2009-10. It has 1275 cabins for total passengers of more than 3000. Again, prices are very competitive if the reservations are made few months ahead of time.

***/**** Princess Cruises
Princess has 17 ships in total. For the Caribbean route, the ships used have different capacity; The See and the Dawn carry 1950 passengers, The Golden and the Grand carry 2600 passengers and the Caribbean, the Crown and the emerald carry approximately 3100 passengers.

*** RCCL
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line offer many itineraries in the Caribbean with the Independence of the Seas (3634 passengers. Other ships have also some Caribbean itineraries like the Jewel if the Seas and the Serenade of the Seas (2501 passengers each), as well as the Voyager of the Seas (3114 passengers). RCCL is dedicated towards family vacations.

***/**** Norwegian
The Jewel, Pearl, Dawn, and Sun have different itineraries leaving from Florida. Other ships like the Majesty and Spirit will leave from Texas or Louisiana for other Caribbean routes. All these vessels are big with lots of passengers and also offer family staterooms up to deluxe suite.

Finally, other cruise lines like Holland America Line, Cunard, or Carnival cruise Line (young and family oriented) and others also offer Caribbean cruises. Please do not hesitate to contact us for the best offer corresponding to your needs.

Destination: Antigua and Barbuda / British Virgin Islands / Guadeloupe / St-Kitts and Nevis / St Maarten and Saint Martin / US Virgin Islands / Barbados / Grenada / Martinique / St Lucia / Trinidad and Tobago / Bahamas / Cayman Islands / Dominican Republic / Jamaica / Puerto Rico

Caribbean Cruises: Sailing Ship, mix

Introduction

These ships are between the individual sailing boat and cruise liners. They have sails but also cruise with motors, so they can easily respect their schedule as they are not totally dependant on the winds, sometimes capricious in the Caribbean. Their sizes are adapted for smaller ports of call in quieter bay and sometimes they

will propose specific itineraries, outside the normal route of big ships. They welcome approximately 110 to 312 passengers, allowing more seclusion. They are almost all 5 stars deluxe boats but the atmosphere is relaxed as it is always on a sailboat. The experience in these ships is a very enriching one and one of the best way to discover small paradise Islands of the Caribbean. Among the most popular sailing ships you find the Star Clipper, the Compagnie du Ponant, and the Windstar Cruises.

Destination: British Virgin Islands / Saint Barts / US Virgin Islands / Barbados / St Lucia / Cayman Islands / Puerto Rico

Sailing boat: Monohulls, Catamarans, Yachts

Introduction

This cruise type is dedicated for the more adventurous persons or the ones who followed Alinghi challenge and would like to understand this wonderful passion of the skippers. The Caribbean region has two specific areas favourable to sailing cruises. Up North, the British Virgin Islands are considered the capital of

sailing. Due to the short distance between the Islands, you can easily do 1 to 2 hours of sailing and already encounter a new island to explore. Every day, you discover something new and are always surrounded by land. This is best way to cruise on small ship for the first time as it’s quiet, and you won’t get bored, the scenery always changing in front of your eyes and you can also cruise this small area on board a motorized yacht.

The other area is located south of the Caribbean in another décor, the Grenadines. Its capital, St Vincent is the place where the majority of the small sailing cruises start their journey. The distance between the islands are longer, therefore there is more navigation involved but it is also the opportunity to get you completely surrounded by the immensity of the Caribbean Sea with its fabulous colours. You, your ship, and the sea, what a memorable moment! The Grenadines islands are also one of the last places in earth where nature is at its best and still protected; Tobago Cays is the perfect example to illustrate this.

For the sailing cruise, you can rent a monohull or catamaran with captain and hostess or, if you are skipper yourself, just rent the ship (bareboat). With the first option, you can rent them per cabin or the whole ship. It is advisable to do it with people you know (small group) or family due to the promiscuity. The sail boats have between 2 to 4 cabins (sometime more) and you rent them per week or occasionally per day. You also have to be aware of the water and electricity that is not unlimited on a ship. In the British Virgin Islands, we work with Vacances sous voiles (French crew) and North South Yacht Vacations and in the Grenadines with Barefoot Yacht Charters who also offers sailing courses. DSL Yachting is only rented to experienced skippers and sail from St Lucia.

Destination: British Virgin Islands / St Lucia / St Vincent and the Grenadines

Carnival
Princess
Costa
Catamaran
MSC Poesia
Cunard
The Out Islands of the Bahamas
From: 2695 CHF/2625 €
St Maarten & St Barthelemy : Islands Combination !!!!
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St Maarten & St Barthelemy : Islands Combination !!!!
From: 4195 CHF/3395 €
St Maarten & St Barthelemy : Islands Combination !!!!
From: 4195 CHF/3395 €

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