6* Silversea Caribbean & Dutch Antilles

With the sun on your skin, the wind in your hair, the gentle sounds of music in your ears and a chilled glass of champagne in your hand, set sail on a luxury Caribbean cruise like no other. Lush jungles, white, sandy beaches and a laid-back lifestyle are all just a day’s sail away.

This stunning 6* Caribbean cruise explores the southern Caribbean and the stunning Dutch Antilles. Departing from Bridgetown in Barbados and visiting Bequia in St. Vincent & The Grenadines and St George’s in Grenada before reaching the Dutch Antilles of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. This fantastic offer includes three nights in a 5-star hotel in Bridgetown pre-cruise.

DESTINATION Caribbean & Dutch Antilles
FROM Dublin / Bridgetown, Barbados
DATE 6th December 2017
DURATION 10 Nights
PRICE From €4,229 pp

Absorb the rhythm of the Caribbean and revel in the vibrant colours as you scuba, sail or sightsee six sensational islands. Embrace the underwater beauty of Aruba by submarine, unwind with a massage on the sands of St Vincent, enjoy a rum punch at a beach bar in St George’s, or simply soak up the sun poolside.

Flight Times:

OUTBOUND TBA
RETURN TBA

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Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1-3: Bridgetown, Barbados:   5* Hotel Overnight. 

After your flight to Barbados, you will be transferred to the 5* hotel for your three-night stay before your cruise.

This bustling capital city is a major duty-free port with a compact shopping area. The principal thoroughfare is Broad Street, which leads west from National Heroes Square.Amongst top attractions here, the Pelican Village cluster of workshops located halfway between the cruise-ship terminal and downtown Bridgetown where craftspeople create and sell locally made leather goods, batik, basketry, carvings, jewellery, glass art, paintings, pottery, and other items. It’s open weekdays 9 to 5 and Saturday 9 to 2; things here are most active when cruise ships are in port.

Day 4: Bridgetown, Barbados:  Depart  23.00

This morning, after breakfast at your hotel, you will be collected and transferred to the dock to board the magnificent 6* Silversea Silver Wind. You will have the day to settle in and explore the facilities on board before your ship departs this evening.

Day 5: Bequia, St Vincent & the Grenadines:    Arrive  08.00   Depart  23.00

Bequia is a Carib word meaning “island of the cloud.” Hilly and green with several golden-sand beaches, Bequia is 9 miles (14½ km) south of St. Vincent’s southwestern shore; with a population of 5,000, it’s the largest of the Grenadines. Although boat building, whaling, and fishing have been the predominant industries here for generations, sailing has now become almost synonymous with Bequia. Admiralty Bay is a favoured anchorage for both privately owned and chartered yachts. Lodgings range from comfortable resorts and villas to cozy West Indian—style inns. Bequia’s airport and the frequent ferry service from St. Vincent make this a favorite destination for day-trippers, as well.

Day 6: St George’s, Grenada:  Arrive  07.00   Depart  13.00

Nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, cocoa those heady aromas fill the air in Grenada (pronounced gruh-nay-da). Only 21 miles (33½ km) long and 12 miles (19½ km) wide, the Isle of Spice is a tropical gem of lush rain forests, white-sand beaches, secluded coves, exotic flowers, and enough locally grown spices to fill anyone’s kitchen cabinet. St. George’s is one of the most picturesque capital cities in the Caribbean, St. George’s Harbour is one of the most picturesque harbours, and Grenada’s Grand Anse Beach is one of the region’s finest beaches. The island has friendly, hospitable people and enough good shopping, restaurants, historic sites, and natural wonders to make it a popular port of call.

Day 7: Kralendijk, Bonaire:    Arrive  14.00   Depart  22.00

Bonaire’s small, tidy capital city (population 3,000) is five minutes from the airport. The main drag, J.A. Abraham Boulevard, turns into Kaya Grandi in the center of town. Along it are most of the island’s major stores, boutiques, and restaurants. Across Kaya Grandi, opposite the Littman’s jewelry store, is Kaya L.D. Gerharts, with several small supermarkets, a handful of snack shops, and some of the better restaurants. Walk down the narrow waterfront avenue called Kaya C.E.B. Hellmund, which leads straight to the North and South piers. In the center of town, the Harbourside Mall has chic boutiques. Along this route is Ft. Oranje, with its cannons.

Day 8: Oranjestad, Aruba:    Arrive  08.00   Depart  23.00

Aruba’s capital is easily explored on foot. Its palm-lined central thoroughfare runs between old and new pastel-painted buildings of typical Dutch design (Spanish influence is also evident in some of the architecture). There are a lot of malls with boutiques and shops—the Renaissance mall carries high-end luxury items and designer fashions. A massive renovation in downtown has given Main Street (a.k.a. Caya G. F. Betico Croes) behind the Renaissance Resort a whole new lease on life: boutique malls, shops, and restaurants have opened next to well-loved family-run businesses. The pedestrian-only walkway and resting areas have unclogged the street, and the new eco-trolley is free and a great way to get around.

Day 9: Willemstad, Curaçao:  Arrive  07.00   Depart  17.00

What does the capital of Curaçao have in common with New York City? Broadway, for one thing. Here it’s called Breedestraat, but the origin is the same. Dutch settlers came here in the 1630s, about the same time they sailed through the Verazzano Narrows to Manhattan, bringing with them original red-tile roofs, first used on the trade ships as ballast and later incorporated into the architecture of Willemstad. The city is cut in two by Santa Anna Bay. On one side is the Punda—crammed with shops, restaurants, monuments, and markets—and on the other is Otrobanda (literally, the “other side”), with lots of narrow, winding streets full of private homes notable for their picturesque gables and Dutch-influenced designs.

Day 10: Day at Sea:  

While we’re at sea, enjoy wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes. Take in a matinee movie, check the market or your e-mail in the Internet Point, slip away with a novel from the library to a sunny chaise or with a movie to your suite. Or just take in the sun poolside. The choice is yours.

Day 11: Bridgetown, Barbados:  Arrive  05.00

Following breakfast on your final day, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home to Ireland.

3 nights in a 5* Barbados hotel pre-cruise with breakfast (call for details).

7-nights on board the 6* Silversea Silver Wind.

 

Al fresco dining with panoramic ocean views. Warm clubby spaces for evening cocktails with friends. The plush comfort of your ocean-view suite after a day of incredible sights. Welcome home to the luxury cruise ship, Silver Wind.

Timelessly elegant yet luxuriously relaxed, Silver Cloud’s sleek sister ship strikes the perfect balance of yacht-like intimacy combined with the space, amenities and diversions typically reserved for larger vessels.

Warm welcomes and gracious personalized service inspire our guests to call Silver Wind their “home away from home” – join us and discover the charms of Silver Wind.

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Dates & Prices

DATE PRICE STATEROOM
06 December 2017 €4,229 Vista Suite Book Now
06 December 2017 €4,889 Veranda Suite Book Now
06 December 2017 €4,979 Deluxe Veranda Suite Book Now

Price inclusions

  • Return flights from Dublin to Barbados
  • All transfers airport / hotel / port
  • 3-night pre-cruise in Barbados 5-star hotel
  • 7 nights on board 6-star Silver Wind based on two sharing
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Diversity of dining venues – casual, romantic, regional delicacies, and gourmet cuisine inspired by Relais & Châteaux
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, speciality coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and 24-hour room service – always complimentary, always available
  • Sophisticated entertainment from live music to production shows
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Butler service in every suite – all guests
  • All onboard entertainment
  • One check-in bag of 20kg per person
  • Taxes and gratuities

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit of 25%
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
  • Optional Insurance from €31 (conditions apply)
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, speciality coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • Gratuities always included in your fare with Silversea
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
  • Silversea Terms and Conditions apply