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Exotic Caribbean In-Depth on Seabourn Odyssey

16-day cruise from £5,845 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Tailor-made fly cruise fares

Summary

Short description

Combine the Caribbean’s highlights with its lesser-known gems in ultra-luxury

Highlights

  • Enjoy the winter sun on lesser-visited beaches
  • Discover hidden ports and exclusive yacht harbours
  • Explore the islands’ rich, colonial heritage
  • Indulge with all-inclusive drinks and fine dining
  • Enjoy barbecue afternoons of included water sports from the ship’s marina

In Brief

  • 1 Night Barbados
  • 1 Night Bequia
  • 1 Night Martinique
  • 1 Night Guadaloupe
  • 1 Night Nevis
  • 1 Night Antigua
  • 1 Night St. Kitts
  • 1 Night Sint Maarten
  • 1 Night British Virgin Islands
  • 1 Night St. Barts
  • 1 Night St. Kitts
  • 1 Night Iles Des Saintes
  • 1 Night St. Lucia
  • 1 Night Mayreau

About

Recommended for:
Beach | History & culture | Ocean cruise

If you thought the Caribbean was all pristine sands and winter sun, then think again. Sailing on a boutique, 229-suite ship, this itinerary follows the yacht set to islands that others simply can’t reach, showcasing everything from volcanic peaks and parrot-animated rainforests to remote snorkelling spots and the islands’ colonial heritage, contrasted by colourful Caribbean intrigue. Don’t worry, the captain also knows the best places to anchor and deploy your ship’s marina, treating you to afternoons of water sports, beach lobster barbecues and caviar served in the waist-deep surf. That’s alongside the all-inclusive spread of drinks and fine dining back on board.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/Bridgetown, Barbados

After enjoying your complimentary airport lounge access, fly out to Barbados, where you’ll be met by a private driver and brought aboard your luxury ship. Each of its all-suite cabins enjoy ocean views and complimentary minibars stocked to your preferences – the first of many all-inclusive delights. Indeed, open cocktail bars are paired with full-board fine dining, from the Thomas Keller grill and al-fresco pizzeria to afternoon tea and French-American fineries. You’ll also have time to acquaint yourself with the facilities, which include a fitness centre, card room and salon. Of course, Barbados also excites. Look beyond its pristine beaches for 17th-century English churches and brightly coloured homes, evidencing the island’s contrasting British and Caribbean influences.

Stay: Seabourn Odyssey (Deluxe)

Meals: D

Day 2
Port Elizabeth, Bequia

Billed as “the most perfect island in the whole Grenadines” by The Lonely Planet, Bequia is a paradise of white sands and blue seas. However, it’s also retained all of its charm. A stroll along Belmont Walkway will see you mingle with laidback locals under the almond trees, perhaps picking up a homemade nutmeg ice cream in the shop run by the daughter of a former prime minister. Don’t also miss the excellent craftsmanship on display at the Sargeant Brothers Model Boat Shop.

Stay: Seabourn Odyssey (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Trois Ilets, Martinique

Volcanic Martinique is capped by the still-smoking Mont Pelée, its dramatic slopes spilling down into hiking rainforests and pretty beach bays. You’ll land near the colonial plantation and childhood home of Josephine Beauharnais, the Martinique-born woman who became the second wife and empress to Napoleon Bonaparte. Its stately home and manicured grounds are a harrowing illustration of the island’s past dichotomy between slaves and masters. Then, in nearby Fort-de-France, you’ll find a bustling market town complete with colonial vestiges and a library imported stone-by-stone from France. Alternatively, there’s the graceful cathedral and lush botanical gardens of Balata.

Stay: Seabourn Odyssey (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Basse-Terre, Guadaloupe

Although translating as “low land”, Basse-Terre is dominated by soaring active volcanoes, covered in thick rainforest. That’s alongside some fine beaches and world-class dive sites. The island’s first town is also home to a 17th-century fort, along with a grand cathedral and a 19th-century town hall. There’s also plenty of fishing villages to discover as well as a series of impressive waterfalls hidden away in the island’s interior.

Stay: Seabourn Odyssey (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Charlestown, Nevis

White sands, a mountainous centre and hummingbird-troubled forests – at first glance Nevis seems like just another Caribbean jewel. However, maybe it’s the uncrowded beaches or the unhurried pace of life, but there’s something particularly welcoming about this island delight. Case in point, the botanic gardens make for a wonderful afternoon’s stroll. Then, history buffs will be excited by the legacy of Founding-Father Alexander Hamilton and one Horatio Nelson. Nevis was even the place of exile for a group of Sephardic Jews, who brought with them the secret to crystalizing sugar, which transformed the economy of the Caribbean.

Stay: Seabourn Odyssey (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 6
St. Johns, Antigua

Although Antigua might be best known for its beach and golf resorts, be sure to also head inland, past farms and tiny villages to the commanding fortress on Shirly Heights. Once a lookout for British frigates, today it’s an enclave of boutiques and restaurants. Back in St. John’s, Antigua’s capital, be sure visit its market and handful of colonial buildings.

Stay: Seabourn Odyssey (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Carambola Beach, St. Kitts

Carambola is home to St. Kitts’s most luxurious beach clubs, making it ideal for some white-sands relaxation and water-sports fun. The island also features a number of lovingly looked-after plantation houses and the UNESCO-listed Brimstone Hill Fortress – one of the best-preserved historical fortifications in the Americas. It’s a 17th-century gem. There’s also a scenic narrow-gauge sugarcane railway, offering fantastic views of the island.

Stay: Seabourn Odyssey (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Since 2010, Sint Maarten has been a part of the Netherlands, forming the “Dutch Side” to French Saint-Martin. Although its busy port has made it a haven for duty-free shopping, look closer and you’ll also find a small collection of picturesque beaches, especially around Simpson Bay and Little Bay. There are also catamaran cruises out to remote snorkelling and dive sites, alongside the infamous Maho Beach where jet planes buzz low overhead.

Stay: Seabourn Odyssey (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Frenchmans Cay, British Virgin Islands

This snug harbour at the western end of Tortola is the classic Caribbean yacht haven, tucked between a forested cay and high cliffs. This was once a notorious pirates’ den, who used the high ground to watch out for naval ships. It’s the perfect spot for your ship’s marina. There are also now plenty of restaurants and bars serving up the island’s famous wood-distilled rum and its requisite cocktails.

Stay: Seabourn Odyssey (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Gustavia, St. Barthelemy

Tiny St. Barts, as it’s affectionately termed, is dominated by once-active volcano hills, today carpeted green and falling down into deep valleys and beautiful beaches. Having been settled by both Swedes and the French, the island is home to a unique blend of small inns, cafés and boutiques, housed in old buildings of Swedish-colonial and French-Creole architecture. Too small for most cruise ships, it’s all delightfully uncrowded and exclusive.

Stay: Seabourn Odyssey (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 11
Basseterre, St. Kitts

St. Kitt’s is a favourite among the jet set, with its quiet beaches, remnants of the old British plantocracy and lazy afternoons spent under the silk-cotton trees, soothed by the scents of frangipani. Its bustling capital is ideal for duty-free shopping and cold beers on pavement bars, with its maze of narrow streets home to Victorian architectural gems. UNESCO-listed Brimstone Hill Fortress is a further highlight. It’s a mighty example of 17th- and 18th-century British military architecture at odds with its Caribbean setting.

Stay: Seabourn Odyssey (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 12
Terre-De-Haut, Iles Des Saintes

This tiny cluster of islets off the southern coast of Guadeloupe is an unspoiled Caribbean experience. There are no resorts or casinos here. Instead, it’s what the Caribbean used to be like, with quiet beaches and mountainous walks paired with first-class diving and a fantastic collection of restaurants. Or, you might just want to grab a seat and a beer to revel in the weather.

Stay: Seabourn Odyssey (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 13
Castries, St. Lucia

St. Lucia is the sort of island that travellers to the Caribbean dream about – a small, lush, tropical gem that is still relatively unknown. It’s dominated by a dramatic pair of coastal peaks, the Pitons, which shelter a magnificent rainforest that’s home to wild orchids and birds of paradise. The indigenous St. Lucia parrot is a particular favourite. There’s also a collection of old plantations to discover.

Stay: Seabourn Odyssey (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 14
Saline Bay, Mayreau

At just 1.5 square miles, Mayreau is the smallest inhabited island in the Grenadines. You’ll land on its west coast, given over to a delightfully broad beach – ideal for the ship’s marina. Then, moving past the craft vendors, a climb up the road to the hilltop village offers gorgeous views over the surrounding islands. With just 400 residents served by a dozen bars, you’ll also quickly find yourself mingling with the locals. Mayreau is famed for its fun-loving ways, with its weekly beer order reputed to be more than twice the size of Union Island, its far bigger neighbour.

Stay: Seabourn Odyssey (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 15-16
Depart for UK

You’ll end back in Bridgetown, Barbados, perhaps enjoying a final look at its British-style parliament buildings and vibrant beach life. The 19th-century Barbados Garrison is a highlight. An included private transfer will also see you to the airport for your overnight flight home. 

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

16-day cruise on board Seabourn Odyssey (Seabourn) from £5,845 incl. flights

Departure: 29 February 2020

Tailor-made fly cruise fares
Book by: 31 October 2019

Includes

  • Return flights on British Airways
  • Private overseas transfers
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • 24-hour dining service
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Onboard gratuities

The Seabourn Difference

  • Intimate ships with a private club atmosphere
  • Intuitive, personalized service provided by staff passionate about exceeding guests expectations
  • Curated voyages to all seven continents delivering award-winning experiences
  • All ocean-front suites, luxuriously appointed
  • Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times
  • Welcome Champagne and complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences
  • Tipping is neither required, nor expected
  • Finest resorts at sea that are masterfully designed
  • World-class dining, further enhanced through a culinary partnership with Chef Thomas Keller
  • All dining venues are complimentary, dine where, when and with whom you wish
  • Seabourn Conversations, connecting with visionary experts
  • Ventures by Seabourn™, optional shore excursions, enhance and extend your experience in select destinations
  • Select purposeful and sustainable travel experiences in partnership with UNESCO
  • Spa & Wellness by Dr. Andrew Weil, featuring an exclusive mindful living program
  • An evening entertainment experience in collaboration with Sir Tim Rice
  • Committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability

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