DAY 1: U.S./Barbados/Embark (D)
We embark Sea Cloud in the late afternoon and begin our voyage in the Caribbean.
DAY 2: Under Sail
We have the day to enjoy one of the great pleasures of travel anywhere: sailing aboard our barque, seeing the crew go aloft unfurling the sails the traditional way by hand as we sail the trade winds. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the many amenities of our unique sailing vessel. (B,L,D)
DAY 3: Dominica
Dominica is called the Nature Island, because of its beauty and many reserves. Hike through enchanting rain forest, walk up to the ruins of 18th-century Fort Shirley with our Historian, or go for a swim and snorkel. We spend the evening docked in the forested tranquility of Cabrits National Park. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: Iles des Saintes/Under Sail
Iles des Saintes are decidedly French in character. Visit the town’s shops, galleries and cafes, don some snorkeling gear, or walk with our Historian up to Fort Napoleon for panoramic vistas. This afternoon we set sail in the Guadeloupe Channel, where the winds fill the square sails in a glorious spectacle. (B,L,D)
DAY 5: Under Sail/Soufrire & Les Pitons, St. Lucia
We spend the morning sailing. Conditions permitting, we’ll lower Zodiacs so you can go alongside and get great photographs of Sea Cloud. We anchor under the iconic twin peaks of St. Lucia, called Les Pitons., Drive through the active crater, plunge under a tropical waterfall, explore the beautiful botanical gardens, and finish with an incredible view from the hills above. (B,L,D)
DAY 6: Under Sail/Bequia, the Grenadines
After a morning’s sailing, we arrive at tiny Bequia. Stroll the quaint waterfront, swim and snorkel, or visit the sea turtle sanctuary. Enjoy dinner aboard, or if you wish, take in the laid-back evening scene ashore. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: Under Sail/Exploring the Grenadines
We spend the morning enjoying the Sea Cloud under sail, as we continue exploring the idyllic Grenadines, with their quintessential tropical cays. Sail on a local catamaran through the Tobago Cays for a chance to snorkel among the reefs and green turtle sanctuary, or just relax and enjoy the unforgettable scenery and swim at your leisure. In the evening, we head back to Barbados. (B,L,D)
DAY 8: Barbados/Disembark/Home (B)
Please note: All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.