Seabourn ships carry no more than 600 guests and offer suites only, most of which include private verandas. The ships’ unique itineraries are specially crafted to give you access to must-see cities and hidden gems that larger ships can’t reach. Stepping aboard, you will be welcomed by an attentive staff famous for their heartfelt hospitality and for the gracious way they have of putting guests at ease. You’ll find the ship’s handsome public rooms and numerous open decks are spacious, yet scaled for comfort rather than grandeur, and elegantly understated in design and furnishings. Opening the door to your suite, you will find a sunny, roomy, and tastefully appointed room that provides an ideal place to relax or entertain new friends. With the promise of perfectly prepared meals, stimulating company, evenings filled with a variety of entertainment, and mornings bright with the potential for adventure, you will soon realize that this is going to be fun!
AAA MEMBER BENEFIT
$150 per person ($300 per suite) shipboard credit.^
- Spacious, all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views — most with verandas
- All meals onboard ship with award-winning, gourmet dining experiences that rival the finest restaurants anywhere
- Open bars throughout the ship, and fine wines poured at lunch and dinner
- Complimentary welcome champagne and in-suite bar stocked with your preferences
- Entertainment onboard ship
- Tipping is neither required nor expected
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Begin your journey in captivating Sint Maarten. Since 2010, Sint Maarten has been a constituent country within the kingdom of The Netherlands. It comprises the “Dutch Side” of the island of Saint-Martin, the other half being a French overseas territory. Philipsburg is its capital and a busy deep-water port city. It’s a popular port for cruise ships and consequently, boasts a thriving duty-free shopping community, a range of resorts and villas, and numerous leisure and sightseeing activities, as well as a well-served airport.
Carambola Beach, Saint Kitts, and Nevis
A classic golden arc of sugary sand at South Friar’s Bay, Carambola is home to the island’s most luxurious beach clubs and restaurants. Umbrellas, loungers, and optional water sports abound for those so inclined. St. Kitts also has other attractions that you’ll want to explore, including a number of lovingly preserved plantation great houses, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Brimstone Hill Fortress, and a scenic narrow gauge sugarcane railway.
Road Bay, Anguilla
Anguilla’s name is based on the word for eel in several Romance languages, and its 17-mile length and three-mile width are indicative of its name. The northernmost of the Leeward Islands chain, it is a British overseas territory. With its resources largely limited to an abundance of breathtaking beaches and coral reefs, the island’s main industries are tourism and the lucrative cultivation of offshore banking and insurance tax havens. Road Bay and its village of Sandy Ground comprise the main harbor for ships on the island, although the entire coastline is scalloped with lovely coves and anchorages that make it a magnet for yachtsmen. The official currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar, but U.S. dollars are widely accepted. They might be well-spent on a luncheon of impeccably fresh seafood from the surrounding seas. There are no less than seven shipwrecks strewn along the island’s barrier reefs, which have made Anguilla the wreck-diving capital of the region.
St. Johns, Antigua, and Barbuda
Antigua is blessed with an abundance of shining white beaches, and many of these have sprouted top-end resort hotels that boast golf courses and other amenities counted among the best in the Caribbean. A pleasant drive through farms and tiny villages leads to the commanding fortress on Shirley Heights, from which you can survey the town and the harbor of Nelson’s Dockyard across the island. Once a carenage for British frigates, today, it is an enclave of shops and restaurants.
Terre-de-Haut, Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe
The Iles des Saintes, a tiny cluster of islets off the southern coast of Guadeloupe, is just what the doctor ordered if he ordered an unspoiled Caribbean experience. With no franchise duty-free, no big hotels, and no casinos, this is how much of the Caribbean used to be. Stroll around the little town of Bourg de Saintes, shop for real French cosmetics from the sidewalk vendors, or grab a seat and a beer and revel in the weather and the pace of the past.
Martinique’s capital, Fort-de-France features narrow streets and iron grill-worked balconies that bring to mind New Orleans or Nice. This distinctly French island is a full-fledged department of France, with members in parliament and the senate. Naturally, everyone speaks French, as well as a rapid-fire Creole. The island features a varied landscape, from quiet beaches to lush rain forest to imposing Mont Pelee. Not surprisingly, the shopping in Fort-de-France has a decidedly Gallic flair. Bienvenue to this bit of France in the Caribbean.
Port Elizabeth, Bequia, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines
Bequia’s Admiralty Bay is a favorite yachtsman’s anchorage. They ferry ashore to join the friendly, low-key locals “under the almond tree,” the chosen meeting place. Stroll along the Belmont Walkway to the Gingerbread for homemade nutmeg ice cream, or to Frangipani, run by the daughter of a former prime minister. Continue to lovely, golden Princess Margaret Beach, or round the bend to Lower Bay. Don’t miss the excellent craftsmanship at the Sargeant Brothers Model Boat Shop, which is a Bequia specialty.
Enjoy the last day of your trip in beautiful Barbados. Barbados has retained many of the trappings of its British colonial heritage. Judges and barristers wear proper robes and wigs, police don helmets styled after London bobbies, and cricket remains a national passion. Barbados also has all the sporting appeal of the rest of the Caribbean, with pristine beaches, powerful surf, and crystal clear waters. Brightly-colored homes and hibiscus flowers mingle with mahogany trees and English churches dating back to the 17th century.
* Fares shown are per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy, and are subject to availability. Taxes, fees, and port expenses are an additional $110 per person and are subject to change. Airfare and transfers are additional.
^ AAA Member Benefit is $150 per person (maximum $300 per suite) and applies to select voyages. Certain restrictions apply. Ship’s Registry: Bahamas.