The small ship sea cloud sails on the tropical caribbean ocean with palm trees and yellow houses in the foreground
the small ship sea cloud sails across the caribbean on a blue sky day
a waterfall cascades into a turquoise pool of water in the rainforest in barbados, an island in the caribbean
an empty hammock hangs on a white sand beach with the tropical caribbean ocean and the sea cloud small ship sailing in the background
roots from a large tree in a lush, tropical rainforest in the caribbean during a hike
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Sailing the Caribbean Aboard Sea Cloud

Sail round-trip from Barbados aboard the historic 58-guest Sea Cloud for a tropical adventure with refined taste; 7 days of exploring some of the Caribbean’s lesser-known sites. Experience the Caribbean while under full sail aboard a romantic tall ship, relaxing on board while crew members climb the rigging and hoist the sails.

Cruise alongside the sure guidance of a veteran expedition leader, a historian, and a naturalist who will also serve as your National Geographic certified photo instructor, all of whom reveal the awesome culture, interesting history and beautiful nature of the Caribbean archipelago. Their knowledge and passion for the Caribbean is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Visit the nature island of Dominica, with its enchanting rainforests; soak in the French character and culture of Les Saintes; take in a history lesson and find local crafts at Bequia, and spot colorful fish or gaze at turquoise waters on the white-sand beaches of the other Grenadine islands; and soak up the natural beauty of St. Lucia’s volcanic crater and botanical gardens on guided nature walks. 

Experience something many people don’t know exists in the 21st century—the thrill of life under sail—in the region of the world where sailing is best. Passage is aboard the elegant 58-guest Sea Cloud—a historic Marjorie Merriweather Post sailing yacht chartered by Lindblad Expeditions. Revel in opportunities to ride the Caribbean’s infamous tradewinds with Sea Cloud’s 30 square sails aloft in glorious spectacle. Enjoy the grace and class of this exquisite ship while relaxing in the casual atmosphere and informal style of expedition travel.

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Itinerary

Sailing the Caribbean Aboard Sea Cloud Itinerary

This 8-day Caribbean small ship cruise sails roundtrip from Bridgetown, Barbados.

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Day 1
Embark Bridgetown, Barbados

Arrive in Barbados and settle into your cabin aboard the elegant Sea Cloud. Cast off this evening, and enjoy dinner and the first Caribbean sunset.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
Under Sail

Begin the morning on deck, where sailors climb aloft to raise the Sea Cloud’s sails by hand. Enjoy a full day under sail across the Caribbean. Relax with a book, photograph the ship’s exquisite details and attend talks by onboard experts on the natural history and culture of the islands ahead.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
Dominica

Spend the day exploring Dominica, known as the nature island for its spectacular beauty and many protected reserves. Hike through enchanting rainforest. Join the historian in exploring the ruins of Fort Shirley, an 18th-century British garrison, and learn about Dominica’s turbulent colonial history. Go for a refreshing swim before casting off for a sunset seen from the sea.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Îles des Saintes, Guadeloupe & Under Sail

Distinctly French in character and culture, the shops, homes and people of Les Saintes are colorful, tasteful and delightful. Enjoy picture-postcard views from Fort Napoléon, with its cactus garden, iguanas and maritime museum. Then stroll through French colonial Terre-de-Haut and swim and snorkel from a nearby sandy beach. In the afternoon, set sail south on a beam reach, as the winds fill the square sails in a glorious spectacle.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Under Sail & Bequia, the Grenadines

Sail aboard your magnificent ship in the morning and anchor at tiny Bequia by afternoon. Explore the charming waterfront and immerse in this unique maritime culture. Go snorkeling at a nearby reef, swim along palm-backed beaches, or join the staff to visit a traditional model boat museum. In Port Elizabeth, browse the local market and stroll the waterfront Belmont Walkway, or choose to go snorkeling and swimming.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Under Sail & Exploring the Grenadines

Spend the morning aboard Sea Cloud under sail, exploring the idyllic Grenadine Islands with their quintessential tropical cays. Enjoy options to snorkel among myriad colorful fish or rest on the sheltered white-sand beaches of the area.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
Les Pitons, St. Lucia & Under Sail

Arrive at St. Lucia and anchor under the island’s iconic twin peaks, Les Pitons, which rise dramatically above the sea. After exploring the fishing port of Soufrière, drive into St. Lucia’s active volcanic crater and discover the otherworldly landscape of mud pools and sulfur springs. Take a tropical walk through botanical gardens alive with birds and the backdrop rush of Diamond Falls. Spend the afternoon sailing on the return to Barbados.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
Disembark Bridgetown, Barbados

Disembark, tour the island and transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast, lunch

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard ship; meals indicated; alcoholic beverages (certain super-premium brands not included); excursions; services of expeditions leader, historian & naturalist staff and expert guides; all port charges and service taxes; gratuities.

Exclusions

Air transportation; personal items such as alcoholic beverages, emails, etc.; discretionary tips to ship’s crew.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $1,000 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – $350 of deposit retained (may be applied to future trip by trip operator)
119 to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 25% of total trip cost
59 to 45 days – 50% of total trip cost
44 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Sailing the Caribbean Aboard Sea Cloud cruise begins and ends in Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Bridgetown by 3:30pm on day 1 of the itinerary. Plan flights to depart Bridgetown no earlier than 4:00pm on day 8. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, village walks, historical site visits, swimming, snorkeling, guided walks, museum and market visits.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

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Feb 16 - Feb 23, 2021
Sea Cloud: Lindblad • 8 days
From $9290USD
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Feb 23 - Mar 02, 2021
Sea Cloud: Lindblad • 8 days
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Mar 02 - Mar 09, 2021
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Accommodation

Learn About the Small Ship on Your Itinerary

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Sea Cloud: Lindblad

The 58-guest Sea Cloud: Lindblad is the historic Marjorie Merriweather Post sailing yacht Sea Cloud, chartered by Lindblad Expeditions for select Caribbean and Mediterranean itineraries. Enjoy the grace and class of an extraordinarily elegant ship while relaxing in the casual atmosphere and informal style of expedition travel.

Deals

Current Deals on This Trip

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Complimentary Bar Tab On Sailing the Caribbean Aboard Sea Cloud Cruises

Book now for a complimentary bar tab and all ship's gratuities included on your Caribbean cruise.

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