Embark aboard the legendary Royal Clipper in the Grenadines

The largest 5-mast sailboat ever designed!
The Grenadines aboard the Royal Clipper
Departure Bridgestown (Barbados)
Full board
8 days, 7 nights
You will love:
  • • Sailing on one of the world's largest sailing ships
  • • Discover the Captain's surprise destination
  • • Climb to the top of a mast
from
1 860 €
per person

Your cruise takes place aboard the famous and majestic Royal Clipper. This ship is an elegant blend of tradition and modernity. Its incredible stability is ideal for discovering the magic of the Caribbean during a first navigation. At each stopover, you will have the choice between: enjoying your free time as you wish or taking part in land and water excursions to explore nature. You will also be able to enjoy the numerous activities and services on board (spa, swimming pool, library...). Don't think about anything else and let yourself be pampered by the attentive and professional crew.

Your Boat



At 134 metres in length, the Royal Clipper is today the largest 5-masted sailing yacht on the seas. This exceptionally comfortable ship, which left the shipyard in 2001, is a replica of the mythical Preussen, built a century earlier. You will quickly be seduced by its charm and the services offered on board (hammam, whirlpool, treatments, massages, swimming pools, library...). At the stern, a platform will facilitate your access to the sea and water sports. Always smiling, the 106 crew members will welcome you in a chic and relaxed atmosphere.

Specifications
Boat Model:Royal Clipper
Type:Sailboat
Number of Cabins:114
Maximum Capacity:227
Crew Members:106
Comfort onboard:

Air conditioning
Restaurant
Tropical Bar
Piano Bar
Library
Personal safe deposit box
Observation nest
Spa Lounge
Thai massage
Sauna
Swimming pools
Sports hall
Windsurfing
Dinghy
Snorkeling equipment
Water skiing
Sea Kayaking
Paddle
Wifi connection
Stabilizer
Layout
The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

This incredible sailboat has 114 cabins, spread over the 3 lower decks of the ship. All cabins are air-conditioned and have television (via satellite depending on the navigation area) with DVD player, satellite telephone (external communications for a fee), electric sockets (220 V), safe-deposit box, dressing table, lockers and a bathroom with sink, shower or bathtub, hairdryer and toilet.
The sizes and positions of the furnishings may vary according to the location of the cabin. The sizes and positions of the furnishings may vary according to the location of the cabin.

Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite

These suites of approximately 26m² are located on the Main Deck. They have a private conservatory, a double bed or two twin beds, a living room, a mini-bar and a bathroom with whirlpool bath.

Superior Cabin (cat. 2)
Superior Cabin (cat. 2)

These cabins of about 13m² are located on the Clipper deck. They have portholes, a double bed or two twin beds and a bathroom with shower. Some can accommodate up to 3 people.

Comfort Cabin (cat. 4)
Comfort Cabin (cat. 4)

These cabins of approximately 13m² are located on the Clipper and Commodore decks. They have portholes, a double bed or two twin beds and a bathroom with shower. Some can accommodate up to 3 people.

Interior Cabin (Cat. 6)
Interior Cabin (Cat. 6)

These cabins of about 10 m² are located on the Clipper deck and do not have a porthole. They have a small double bed and a bathroom with shower. Some can accommodate up to 3 people.

Itinerary

Map

The captain and his crew will take you to the archipelago of paradise in the Grenadines. In order for you to make the most of your stopovers and excursions, sailing will be mainly at night. When you wake up each morning, you will discover a new enchanting landscape.

DAY 1: Bridgetown (Barbados)
Depending on your flight schedule, you can take advantage of your free time to relax on the terrace with a cocktail. Your boarding is scheduled between 4:30 pm and 9 pm at the latest. Once settled in your cabin, you will tour the ship to discover all its nooks and crannies. The boat will set sail at around 10pm towards the marvellous Grenadines archipelago.

DAY 2: The captain's choice
This morning, you wake up to a dreamlike landscape previously chosen by the captain. The natural beauty of the Grenadines, with its white sandy beaches and turquoise water, is the delight of many tourists every year. You will have the opportunity to go ashore to visit the captain's favourite island. At the end of the afternoon, you will set sail for Grenada.

DAY 3 : St. George (Grenada)
Why don't you start the day with an outdoor gymnastics class led by William? At the end of the morning, you'll dock at Saint-Georges, the capital of Grenada, "the spice island". Once ashore, you will appreciate the many aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger... present all over the island. You can go shopping in the town and meet the locals or take part in an excursion that takes you to discover the nutmeg and waterfalls. At the end of the evening, the boat sets sail for Tobago Cays.

DAY 4 : Tobago Cays
The boat drops anchor in Tobago Cays in the early morning. Renowned for having the most beautiful coral reef in the West Indies, this archipelago offers an incredibly rich marine fauna and flora, since fishing is forbidden there. It is in this magical place that a snorkeling excursion will be proposed to you. Those who wish can also try out the many water activities (windsurfing, dinghy, kayak, paddle...) proposed by the sports team.

DAY 5 : Kingstown (Saint-Vincent) - Admiralty Bay (Bequia)
After an early morning arrival in Saint-Vincent, you will have a few hours to discover Kingstown at your own pace or via an optional excursion. The export of exotic fruits being important, you will find shops and markets on every street corner where you can taste freshly picked fruits (red jamboree, guava, mango...). Back on board, the ship sails to Bequia before anchoring in Admiralty Bay. This island, with its calm and peaceful atmosphere, is the ideal place to recharge your batteries. So why don't you take a seat next to the crew to hoist the sails and then head for Martinique?

DAY 6: Fort of France (Martinique)
You start your day in Fort-de-France, the capital of Martinique. Take advantage of your free time to wander around this city, which is punctuated by Caribbean culture, and admire its colonial-influenced architecture (Saint-Louis Cathedral, Fort Saint-Louis, etc.). The boat sets sail again at noon to reach Anse d'Arlet. The beaches are perfect for relaxing and snorkeling in search of tropical fish, turtles, gorgonians ... You leave in late afternoon for St. Lucia. This crossing will be the opportunity to visit the engine room with the chief engineer.

DAY 7 : Marigot Bay - Soufrière (Saint Lucia)
You will spend the day in St. Lucia starting in Marigot Bay and ending in Soufrière. Numerous optional activities and excursions will be proposed to you such as: a 4x4 safari in the forest, zip lines, horseback riding... Those who wish can stay on board for a hammam session or a massage (extra charge). After dinner, you will be invited to a dance party. During the night, the Royal Clipper will set sail for her last navigation, heading for Barbados.

DAY 8: Bridgetown (Barbados)
The ship docks at Bridgetown wharf around 7:00. Time to say one last goodbye to the crew and you're ashore. Why don't you take advantage of your free time before your flight to relax one last time on this paradise beach? We suggest a relaxing moment at the Copacabana or a tour to discover Barbados by minibus (optional excursions).

Note: The above mentioned excursions are given as an example only.

Your stops:

Barbados > Grenadines > Grenada > Tobago Cays > Saint-Vincent > Bequia > Martinique > Saint Lucia > Barbados

The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions

Prices

Departure / ReturnDeluxe SuitePrice per person including VATSuperior Cabin (cat. 2)Price per person including VATComfort Cabin (cat. 4)Price per person including VATInterior Cabin (Cat. 6)Price per person including VAT
December 2020
Saturday 19 Dec
Saturday 26 Dec
3 990 €2 625 €2 320 €1 990 €
January 2021
Saturday 02 Jan
Saturday 09 Jan
3 855 €2 485 €2 190 €1 860 €
Saturday 16 Jan
Saturday 23 Jan
3 990 €2 625 €2 320 €1 990 €
Saturday 30 Jan
Saturday 06 Feb
3 990 €2 625 €2 320 €1 990 €
February 2021
Saturday 13 Feb
Saturday 20 Feb
3 990 €2 625 €2 320 €1 990 €
Saturday 27 Feb
Saturday 06 Mar
3 990 €2 625 €2 320 €1 990 €
March 2021
Saturday 13 Mar
Saturday 20 Mar
3 990 €2 625 €2 320 €1 990 €
Saturday 27 Mar
Saturday 03 Apr
3 990 €2 625 €2 320 €1 990 €
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Price includes• Accommodation in double or twin cabin with private bathroom (category according to selection)
• Bedding, towels and beach towels
• Full board (breakfasts, lunches and dinners)
• Beverages: tea, herbal tea, American coffee and water in carafe
• Welcome Cocktail
• Commander's Dinner
• Crew services (languages spoken: English, German and French)
• Animations & shows

Water sports and coaching (during "beach" stopovers) :
• Windsurfing
• Drifter
• Free diving (masks, fins and snorkels)
• Water skiing
• Paddle
• Sea Kayaking
• Aquagym (in the pool or on the beach)
• Gentle gym classes (on deck or beach)
Price does not include• Flights
• Round trip transfers between the airport and the port
• Beverages: juices, cocktails and spirits available in bars and restaurants.
• Optional tours and excursions (to be booked and paid on board)
• SPA: treatments, massages...
• Personal expenses (on board and ashore)
• Wifi connection in some parts of the boat (depending on the navigation zones)
• Port charges: 205 €/persons
• Gratuities to the crew: recommended 8 € /day /passenger
• Cancellation Insurance

FAQ

French nationals must be in possession of a valid passport valid for more than 6 months after the date of return. Upon presentation of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the planned date of return and a return ticket, travellers are issued a "visitors permit" valid for 30 days and renewable for up to 6 months.
A tourist visa is not required for a tourist stay of less than 6 months. Beyond this period, a residence permit must be applied for.

This information is subject to change by the authorities of the country visited. It is not uncommon for border crossing rules to change. We therefore strongly advise you to refer to the "travel advice" section of the France Diplomatie website: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/.
The transfer can be arranged by your GlobeSailor consultant and the base manager by taxi or minibus. Don't forget to inform your GlobeSailor consultant of your arrival time. At the end of your cruise, a discovery tour of Barbados can be arranged between the port and airport for passengers with flights after 3pm.
During your cruise, you will have the opportunity to participate in optional excursions. Of varying length, these activities will allow you to discover each port of call with a guide.
Excursions are to be booked and paid for on the spot subject to availability (no pre-booking possible). Your GS consultant will be able to send you a list of scheduled excursions on request.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of excursions and activities that can be proposed to you on site.

Grenada
  • Nutmeg and waterfalls :
  • Transport: air-conditioned minibus or bus
    Duration: about 4 hours
    Minimum 20 participants - Maximum 120 participants

    The west coast of the island is home to many of Grenada's unique characteristics: spices and cocoa from the Dougaldston estate, nutmeg from Gouyave, high altitude, waterfalls and... plantations!

    From St. George, we will follow the northern route, which runs along the Caribbean Sea. Small fishing villages follow one another and the beaches form a long ribbon of coral and volcanic sand. Life flows quietly, peacefully, on a rhythm unique to the Caribbean. However, in Gouyave, fishing is not the only source of income. Indeed, this small town is home to a big surprise: the nutmeg-producing cooperative, well protected behind very high walls. You will find yourself plunged in the middle of the 19th century: no conveyor belt, no machines; the long production line of this precious spice is exclusively entrusted to the hands and skilful fingers of the big-hearted "mammas". Expect to enter the kingdom of women! Humble and conscientious, the movements they perform day after day are the fruit of an ancestral - jealously guarded - tradition of nutmeg. Gestures that have enabled this cooperative to raise Grenada to the second rank of exporting nations.

    Finally, we will leave Gouyave to join the Dougaldston estate, another very rural place. Founded in 1700, this former cocoa plantation offers a complete palette of the island's spices and scents. On the way back, we will certainly make a small detour to admire the Concorde Falls and discover a completely original type of plantation... on the hillside!

  • Ecological hike to the Bamboo Falls :
  • Transport: minibus to the start of the hike
    Duration: about 4 hours
    Minimum 20 participants - Maximum 60 participants
    This moderate to sporty excursion is dedicated to hiking enthusiasts.

    Leaving St. George's, we will take the steep and winding road that leads to the top of the rainforest, a remarkable site at 550 meters above sea level.
    At this point you will have reached the Grand Etang forest reserve which spreads out around a crater lake. This natural environment represents a formidable environment for wildlife. In the wooded areas, you can still encounter, with a little luck, a dozen or so bands of Mona monkeys, a race originating from West Africa, introduced to Grenada a few centuries ago and probably arrived on the island with a cargo of slaves.

    The hike starts with the crossing of a private plantation of nutmeg, cocoa, bananas, mangoes, coconuts... and tropical flowers before entering the forest and walking to the falls. The condition of the trail can be muddy and slippery if the weather has previously been rainy, so it is imperative to bring suitable footwear that is not precious to you! On arrival at the falls, you will nevertheless be able to refresh yourself there.

    Saint-Vincent
  • The Garden of Eden :
  • Transport : air-conditioned minibus or coach
    Duration: about 3h30
    Minimum 7 participants - Maximum 60 participants

    The tour begins by crossing the island's capital, Kingstown, and its neighborhoods of colonial and modern architecture and then continues through the Mesopotamian Valley and its spectacular scenery. The Marriaqua Valley is often referred to as the "granary" of the island with its plots of banana, nutmeg, cocoa, breadfruit, coconut and leguminous plants. Your first stop is at the Montreal Garden, one of the two prettiest floral sites on the island. The garden offers a wide variety of tropical plants.
    In this tranquil, majestically arranged place, discover bougainvillea, frangipani, hibiscus, not to mention anthuriums with delicate flowers and glossy foliage. The garden also offers a special view of the surrounding farmland and the sea in the distance. After this visit, the crossing of the island continues through small villages where you will see workers working with machetes on the hillsides. Finally you will follow the picturesque Atlantic coast and discover superb panoramic views of the capital and the port.

    Bequia
    >li>Magic of the Bequia coast :Transport: by motorboat
    Duration: about 3 hours
    Minimum 15 participants - Maximum 30 participants

    Enjoy superb sailing along the coast of this exclusive island that is Bequia.
    You will be offered superb views: Moon hole, Semplers Cay, Middle Cay and Petit Nevis. You can swim in Petit Nevis with your fins, mask and snorkel and discover the beauty and activity of the underwater life. On the sandy beach "Princess Margaret" you can swim, sunbathe and have a drink at Jack's beach bar.
    On the way back you will sail along the Leeward Coast of Port Elizabeth in Admiralty Bay.

    Martinique
  • Garden of Balata :
  • Transport: by air-conditioned bus and on foot
    Duration: about 3 hours
    Minimum 15 participants - No maximum

    The gardens of Balata are the work of Jean-Philippe Thoze, horticulturist and landscape gardener, who has devoted 20 years of his life to developing his personal garden and gathering a splendid collection of plants, which has become a wonderful botanical park.
    You will walk under the trees, discovering at every bend in the path a profusion of plants and flowers, which have been subtly organized around an authentic Creole house that has been entirely renovated.
    After this visit, you will return to Fort de France by the Jesuit Trail, a road opened by the members of the congregation in the 18th century. This trail winds through giant bamboos, lianas and tree ferns. Back in Fort de France, a panoramic coach tour will allow you to discover the most characteristic monuments of Fort de France: Fort Saint-Louis, a 17th century military building of the Vauban type, with the Place de la Savane at its feet where majestic trees are enthroned : royal palms, "hat the bishop", tamarind trees, the statues of Belain d'Esnambuc and Josephine Tascher de la Pagerie, the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Schoelcher Library designed by the architect Henry Picq, a contemporary of Gustave Eiffel, classified as a historical monument in 1993 etc ....

    Saint-Lucia
  • La Soufrière - Natural attraction :
  • Transport : in air-conditioned minibus
    Duration: about 3 hours
    Minimum 10 participants - Maximum 80 participants

    A leisurely stroll through the village of Soufrière takes you to the central square and in front of the cathedral.
    Your first stop will be the Soufrière volcano, reputed to be the only volcano in the world accessible by car. This historic site is the result of volcanic eruptions that occurred some 300,000 years ago. As you arrive, you will notice the smell of sulfur. Enjoy the benefits of nature: sulphurous water has been proven to have many healing properties.
    The Botanical Gardens and Diamond Mineral Baths were made famous by Josephine de Beauharnais, Napoleon's first wife. The tropical plants beautifully arranged along the avenue will enchant you. Admire the beautiful waterfall with its changing colours and soak up every moment before returning to the bus.
    After a short ride, you can enjoy a refreshing drink at the Villa des Pitons restaurant. Get your cameras ready, as this is one of the most spectacular and photographed sites here! In front of you, as you drink a homemade rum or fruit punch under the veranda, the famous Soufrière Bay and its two peaks majestically projecting into the sea. A short drive will take you back to the pier where you will board the ship.

    To be noted :
  • All excursions are proposed with an English-speaking guide.
  • The excursions are subject to a minimum number of participants.
  • The duration of the excursions is given as an indication, it may vary according to weather conditions, traffic, stopover times and the general pace of the group.
  • The level of physical activity of the excursions is given as an indication. In addition, the physical condition required depends on the activity chosen.
  • The Caribbean has a subtropical climate. Heavy rains can affect the comfort of the roads and access to certain sites. The excursion circuit can be modified without prior notice if necessary.
  • During national or regional holidays, access to certain monuments may be restricted or impossible.
  • Practical information :

    You will find below some practical information on the progress of your cruise on board.

  • Languages spoken on board:
  • On board, the languages spoken are English, French and German. Logbooks and announcements are made in all 3 languages. We strive to have cruise directors who speak French.

  • Sailing:
  • The crew favours sailing as soon as possible and the wind allows it. Sailing is mainly done at night to make the most of the stopovers.

  • Meals:
  • Meals are served as a single course. A wide choice of quality international menus with local specialities. Breakfasts and lunches are buffet style, dinners are à la carte. You are free to choose your table.

  • Drinks:
  • Drinks are not included in your package. You will find on board a large choice of drinks at reasonable prices (example: 5€ for a cocktail and 16€ for a bottle of house wine). Payment on the ship.

  • Entertainment:
  • On board, you will not find a nightclub, a games room or sophisticated shows. Entertainment is discreet and passengers join the group only if they wish. Example of animations: disco evening, nautical chart auction, seamanship lessons, mast climbing, visit of the engine rooms...

  • Health and fitness:
  • The ship has a magnificent Spa with a gym, body and facial treatments (paying) and hammam (free).

  • Children:
  • Triple cabins with special rates can be offered depending on occupancy. There is no age limit for children. However, we do not offer "baby club" or childcare. Parents are responsible for their children throughout the cruise.

  • Dress code:
  • Prefer a casual outfit during the day and another chic sport in the evening.

  • Seasickness:
  • The yacht is equipped with an anti-sway system and stabilizers offering exceptional comfort at sea and at anchor.

  • Wifi:
  • The wifi connection is not free (6 € for 60 min and 18 € for 240 min, rates given as an indication) and only works in some common areas of the boat.
    To confirm your booking, you must inform your GlobeSailor advisor who will make an option for you while you collect your deposit. The reservation will only be considered final once your deposit has been received (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card), for category 2 to 6 cabins: 500 €/person; for category 1 cabins, deluxe and shipowner suites: 600 €/person. A 100% deposit will be required for any reservation less than one month before departure. The balance will be due no later than 60 days before the embarkation date.
    In case of cancellation, you must notify your GlobeSailor consultant as soon as possible.
    Cancellation penalties will be assessed as follows:
    From 90 days to 60 days prior to departure: full non-refundable deposit
    Cabins from category 2 to 6 : 500 € per person
    Owner's cabins and suites, deluxe suites & category 1 cabins: 600 € per person
    From 59 days to 30 days before departure: 50% penalty of the cost of the cruise
    From 29 days to the departure date: 100% penalties

    The refund will be made to the benefit of the person who booked the cruise and only on the basis of the amounts received. Passengers who do not embark on the scheduled date or who wish to disembark during the cruise will not be entitled to any refund.
    We advise our clients to take out cancellation insurance with Ouest Assurance: http://www.ouest-assurances.fr.

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