Star Clipper - 2nd Annual Members-Cruise
By hlougheed - Published April 09, 2012 - Viewed 8005 times
By Heather Lougheed
Itinerary: St. Martin - Nevis - Dominica - Iles Des Saintes - Guadeloupe - Antigua - St.Barthelemy - St. Maarten
On board you will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, friendly crew, and international cuisine, all in pampered comfort. If you're a boating enthusiast, you can choose to lend a hand hoisting the sails, climb the mast, or you can just lay back and let the crew do all the work. You can spend time with just the person you're cruising with or make a bunch of new friends. On the 2nd Annual Members-Cruise we traveled a total of 390.5 nautical miles in the Leeward Islands, with the majority of time under sail. The port information with the cruise director was a great way to learn about the island we were going to visit. I recommend attending those each morning. The wet landings on the beach from the tender or inflatable weren't too bad, don't be scared! I recommend the Thai massage; it was cheap and great! You're never hungry on this ship! The food was great and plentiful! In general the meals were scheduled like the below:
- Breakfast Buffet 8-10am
- Luncheon Buffet 11:30-13:30
- Cocktail Hour with hors d'oeuvre 17-18:00
- Dinner 19:30-22:00
- Midnight Snack 00-01:00
First Day: St.Maarten
We had the life boat drill and safety information then a welcome dinner
Second Day: Nevis
Excursion choices: Cooking, Rainforest Hike or Island Tour
We just went to the beach. It was really nice - white sandy beach and beautiful blue water
Third Day: Dominica
Excursion choices: Botanical garden, Nature Trail or River Tubing
We just went to the beach. It was nice, but I wish we went river tubing as we heard it was really fun.
Karaoke evening after dinner was entertaining!
Fourth Day: Iles Des Saintes
Tender services to town & beach - Town was wonderful and Beach was beautiful. Definitely do both!
On board there was the engine room tour and Art of Napkin folding
Frog Race after dinner - GREAT Fun! Definitely don't miss this!
Fifth Day: Guadeloupe
Excursion choices: Kayaking in Mangroves, Botanical Gardens
We did town which I wished we skipped and beach.
Captain's dinner - was Yummy with Lobster and Great fun with Crew singing!
Talent Show after dinner was GREAT fun with the crew and passengers participating. Best night!
Sixth Day: Antigua
Town for duty free shopping is good for an hour or two.
Excursion choices: Kayak eco tour, Canopy tour that was GREAT! And a Island Jeep Tour
They also brought on board a Local Steel band for almost an hour of playing before we departed in the evening that was very good.
Seventh Day: St.Barthelemy
Shopping in town is VERY expensive.
We went to two beaches that were very nice. Had lunch on the beach which was yummy and pretty but VERY expensive.
Excursion choices: Yellow Submarine- saw turtles and nurse sharks (heard it was a lot of fun) and ATV island adventure
Last Day: St.Maarten
We unfortunately had to pack up, say goodbye to all of our new friends and go home.
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