WITH growing numbers of Australians adding the Caribbean to an American vacation, SeaDream Yacht Club has a tempting alternative for Christmas this year with 8-days in the Southern Caribbean, including Christmas Day at Grenada’s capital St George’s that cuddles within the crater of a long-extinct volcano.
Beginning and ending in Bridgetown, Barbados, a maximum of just 112 guests will enjoy some of the Caribbean’s most picturesque islands, and without the crowds as many of these islands are simply too small for regular cruise ships.
They include tiny Canouan that’s a mere 5.6km long and 2km wide with just 1,200 residents scattered around its almost-Hollywood white sand beaches and secluded bays, while others will allow guests to choose from soaking up sun and sea, scuba diving, hiking, sport fishing, checking out the filming locations for Pirates of the Caribbean…. or shopping the boutiques and markets.
And at some getting into SeaDream’s famed Champagne Splash with Champagne and Caviar served from surfboard “bars” floating in calm seas off brilliant white-sand beaches, plus the opportunity to use the mega motor-cruiser’s own extensive power and sail water-sports facilities.
Finally, renowned as 5-star SeaDream holidaying is with wines included with lunches and dinners, as well as drinks from the open bars, Christmas Day will be celebrated with Festive Fare to be remembered for years to come.
Prices for this December 19th sailing start from US$5647pp twin-share – plus you can add the week before’s voyage from Marigot on Saint Martin to Barbados from a low US$3391pp twin-share… and if you do, SeaDream will take 10% off the cruise portion of the longer 8-day Christmas sailing, reducing its price by over US$500pp to US$5127pp twin-share (there is no discount on the port charges and taxes.)