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Philipsburg to Philipsburg – 12 Day Sailing Cruise

Philipsburg to Philipsburg – 12 Day Sailing Cruise

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Embark on an unforgettable 12-day Caribbean cruise, where you will be enchanted by the region’s timeless beauty and diverse experiences. Set sail in the perfect windjammer area, where warm and steady trade winds create ideal sailing conditions. Immerse yourself in the laid-back lifestyle of yacht owners, savoring the barefoot charm of rustic beach bars in Virgin Gorda and the Îles des Saintes. Discover the awe-inspiring natural wonders of St. Lucia and Dominica, with their lush green volcanoes and vibrant national parks. Indulge in the luxurious ambiance of St Barths, a renowned vacation retreat for Hollywood stars, featuring chic marinas, designer stores, and pristine white sandy beaches. This cruise promises a perfect blend of relaxation, natural beauty, and a touch of luxury, making it an extraordinary journey through the Caribbean.

Please note that the provided itinerary is just an example and is subject to change. Each departure has its own unique itinerary. For more information and specific details, please contact us.

Trip Name
Philipsburg to Philipsburg - 12 Day Sailing Cruise
Days
12
Overview
Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing) Length: 105 metres Passenger Capacity: 96 Built: 2001 Launched in 2001, Sea Cloud II is a stunning vessel, built along traditional lines, but offering deluxe accommodation. She combines timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. Just like her legendary sister ship Sea Cloud, the 29,600 square feet of sails is set by hand which is a truly magical sight. Built to accommodate 96 passengers in five star luxury, she offers a range of beautifully appointed suites and cabins which are furnished with great style. All accommodations have outside views and the bathrooms, in light marble, are unusually spacious and extremely comfortable. The finest, carefully chosen fabrics, combined with leather, rattan and other materials, brass and gold, precious woods and marble together create an impressive ensemble. No expense has been spared to create a sympathetic ambience in both the accommodations and public areas and this is reflected throughout the vessel. Public areas include an elegant lounge, library, fitness centre, boutique, lido bar and hospital. The single sitting dining room is airy and modern and the quality of the cuisine and service will be to the highest of standards, as one would expect on a Sea Cloud cruise. Relax on the Lido deck and experience the natural grandeur of travelling under sail, rekindling memories of a bygone age. Please note deck and suite plans are indicative only and may vary slightly.

Itinerary



Day 1 - DAY 1, Philipsburg/St Maarten
Departure 07.00 pmDutch in the south, French in the north – on St. Maarten you will find an unusual piece of Europe in the middle of the Caribbean. Because of the natural salt deposits, the Dutch West India Company once claimed the island for itself and – according to legend – divided the island up in 1648 after a drinking competition with the French. In the colorful port city of Philipsburg, a day at the beach can be perfectly combined with a stroll through town: From the fine sandy Great Bay Beach it is only a stone's throw to the Boardwalk with its restaurants and to the boutiques of the small city center.
Day 2 - DAY 2, Sail through the Sir Francis Drake Channel
White Bay/Jost van DykeArrival 13.30 Uhr, Departure 23.00 UhrThe Sir Francis Drake Channel, where swords were once crossed, is now one of the most beautiful sailing spots. Jost van Dyke, the smallest of the main islands in the British Virgin Islands, is a mountainous volcanic object of beauty with fewer than 300 inhabitants. One of them, Foxy, has been mixing his cocktails since 1968 and the bar of the same name enjoys a legendary reputation as perhaps the most famous beach bar in the Lesser Antilles. The island's past is less reputable – it was named by a Dutch pirate. The island gives its most beautiful treasures to all who visit – fine sand, green palm trees, colorful beach bars and the luminous blue of the sea.
Day 3 - DAY 3, North Sound/Virgin Gorda
Arrival 08.00 am, Departure 01.30 pmExplorers and privateers once used to cross swords in the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Nowadays the sea around the British Virgin Islands is one of the world's best sailing areas. Heavenly bays, gorgeous beaches, idyllic anchoring spots, smart yacht clubs and charming little beach bars make the island a popular haunt for sailors. On Virgin Gorda, once called "The Fat Virgin" by Columbus due to its shape, you can find "The Baths", one of nature's most beautiful oddities, in the National Park. Ground to a sphere and polished to a shine, the huge granite formations on the beach and in the water create a multi-branched labyrinth of giant boulders.
Day 4 - DAY 4, Day beneath full sails
Climbing the rigging, untying ropes, setting sails – today is all about sailing. Time to lean back and relax in the deck chair and watch the passionate crew hoisting the sails by hand.
Day 5 - DAY 5, Cabrits/Dominica
Arrival 08.00 am, Departure 02.00 pmDominica, nicknamed the "Nature Isle" of the Caribbean, is one of the most untouched of the Windward Islands. It boasts some of the highest mountains in the Lesser Antilles, as well as many beautiful national parks. Its interior is characterised by thick virgin forest, where rivers plunge into the depths and tiny streams wind through the jungle. Two extinct volcanoes are at the center of the Cabrits National Park and, recaptured by nature, the former strategically important Fort Stanley appears like a picturesque backdrop in the heart of the jungle.
Day 6 - DAY 6, Day beneath full sails
Climbing the rigging, untying ropes, setting sails – today is all about sailing. Time to lean back and relax in the deck chair and watch the passionate crew hoisting the sails by hand.
Day 7 - DAY 7, Chatham Bay/Union Island
Arrival 08.00 am, Departure 06.00 pmRight in the south of the Grenadines are Union Island and the Tobago Cays. Union Island was given the evocative name "the Tahiti of the West Indies" thanks to its volcanic silhouette. Four small uninhabited islands, surrounded by a protective horseshoe-shaped coral reef, form the Tobago Cays. The Horseshoe Reef holds the Atlantic swell at bay and its unique animal and plant life make it an ideal place for snorkelling. The lagoon between the islets shimmers in all shades from turquoise through to emerald green and invites you to take a dip at the fantastic beaches.
Day 8 - DAY 8, Soufrière/St Lucia
Arrival 08.00 am, Departure 05.00 pmTwo famous volcanic cones are indisputably the emblem of St Lucia and have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Gros and Petit Piton tower over the southern, windward side of the island and, in Soufrière, seem close enough to touch. The volcanoes have in fact long been extinct, but the sulphur springs demonstrate the power of the earth's core and still bubble up. In the Botanical Gardens, natural abundance is combined with artistic arrangements to create a colorful tropical paradise. Some people claim that Josephine, who later became Napoleon's wife, used to bathe in the little pool in the garden.s
Day 9 - DAY 9, Day beneath full sails
Climbing the rigging, untying ropes, setting sails – today is all about sailing. Time to lean back and relax in the deck chair and watch the passionate crew hoisting the sails by hand.
Day 10 - DAY 10, Terre-de-Haut/Îles des Saintes
Arrival 08.00 am, Departure 01.30 pmÎles des Saintes is a small archipelago which was disputed for a long time until it finally became French in 1816. In the charming main town of Terre-de-Haut, you can take a delightful stroll along the waterside promenade. Boutiques, cafés, bars and restaurants invite you to browse and spend some time here. The 'savoir vivre' takes place against a backdrop lit up in all the pastel shades of the Caribbean. Fort Napoleon is set high above the bay and your climb up to it is rewarded by a spectacular panoramic view. On the other side of the island, the Plage de Pompierre invites you to enjoy a dip in the sea and sunbathe on the beach.
Day 11 - DAY 11, Gustavia/St Barthélemy
Arrival 01.30 pm, Departure 11.00 pmSt Barthélemy, affectionately known as St Barths by most, had already had many "owners" before the Lesser Antilles were acquired by France in 1877. When the first estate was acquired by the banker David Rockefeller in 1957, the island's future was finally sealed. It became a refuge for the international jet set and an elegant holiday paradise for many Hollywood stars. For over 40 years, St Barths has cultivated a luxurious lifestyle with a Caribbean laissez-faire approach. You can stroll through the charming main town of Gustavia, whose beautifully restored houses and colonial facades look out over the sea with its elegant superyachts, browse in the shops for precious items, or enjoy a sundowner in the picturesque harbor surrounded by clusters of high class bars and restaurants.
Day 12 - DAY 12, Philipsburg/St Maarten
Arrival 08.00 amDutch in the south, French in the north – on St. Maarten you will find an unusual piece of Europe in the middle of the Caribbean. Because of the natural salt deposits, the Dutch West India Company once claimed the island for itself and – according to legend – divided the island up in 1648 after a drinking competition with the French. In the colorful port city of Philipsburg, a day at the beach can be perfectly combined with a stroll through town: From the fine sandy Great Bay Beach it is only a stone's throw to the Boardwalk with its restaurants and to the boutiques of the small city center.
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Please note that the provided itinerary is just an example and is subject to change. Each departure has its own unique itinerary. For more information and specific details, please contact us.

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Inclusions

    • The perfect windjammer area: Warm and steady trade winds make for ideal sailing conditions
    • Relaxed yachties among themselves: Taste the laid-back barefoot lifestyle of the boat owners in the rustic beach bars of Virgin Gorda and the Îles des Saintes
    • Pure tropical nature: inspiring green volcanoes and colorful national parks on the island beauties of St. Lucia and Dominica
    • Luxury life on St Barths: vacation retreat of Hollywood stars with chic marinas, classy designer stores and white sandy beaches

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