By Deanna Hyland
Some of us like to go on cruises in those big, big ships that move around the Caribbean or up to Alaska. But, some of us crave something different. A unique experience. Maybe even an adventure. If you are one of those people, then take a look at these small ship cruises for a new experience.Caribbean Classic Sailing Cruise
The Sea Cloud II will be your home away from home on this fantastic 8-day sailing cruise through the Caribbean. You値l sail out of Barbados, stopping to port in several bays like Terre-de-Haut on Iles de Saintes and Port Elizabeth on Bequia, before returning back to Barbados. The beauty of sailing on a ship like this is that the itinerary, like the winds, can be flexible and you値l find yourself exploring unexpected beaches that can only be reached by boat.
You値l have time to visit historical sights, take walks along the white beaches and meander through quaint towns. While on board the Sea Cloud II, there will be a lot of opportunity to swim and snorkel in the pristine turquoise waters or sip champagne as the warm trade winds carry you to your next destination. Your magnificent sailing yacht holds only 86 people in beautifully adorned staterooms with private bathrooms, some with fireplaces. On board you値l discover a library full of travel guides and art books where you can relax and enjoy the view through the large windows, a gym, a lounge and a dining room where you値l savor fine wines and tempting meals all at unassigned tables. You値l truly enjoy this informal, relaxed sailing experience.
This cruise isn稚 cheap. Prices start at almost $11,000 for the 15-day trip, but at least they pay carbon offsets as part of that total.