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+44 1756 706500

Caribbean Islands Expedition

Discover the paradise islands of the Caribbean including colourful Barbados, the idyllic Grenadines and picturesque St Lucia, dominated by the majestic twin pitons, on this luxury cruise on expedition ship Hanseatic Inspiration

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Barbados
  • Barbados
  • Mayreau
  • Soufriere
  • Terre de Haut
  • Virgin Gorda

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Caribbean Islands Expedition Special Offer

This luxury voyage showcases the gorgeous beaches, hidden coves and colourful villages of some of the best-loved Caribbean islands.

Join brand new expedition ship Hanseatic Inspiration in Belem and cruise to picture-postcard Ile Royale, popular with Hollywood's rich and famous during the 1970s. Enjoy an overnight stop in the lively capital of Bridgetown, where there is the opportunity to board a catamaran for a sunset cruise or join a thrilling optional jeep tour.

Mayreau is the smallest of the inhabited Grenadine Islands and has several stunning golden beaches, while pretty Soufriere is nestled beneath the majestic volcanic peaks of Gros Piton and Petit Piton. The optional helicopter flight over St Lucia is the perfect way to take in the island's incredible scenery, from sulphur springs to mineral baths and tropical flora. Take a stroll through the beautiful town of Le Bourg on Terre de Haut, before heading to tranquil Virgin Gorda, renowned for The Baths, a series of giant boulders and secluded caves.

Hanseatic Inspiration cruises the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the white sands of Jost Van Dyke, and on to Preacher's Cave Beach in the Bahamas, where religious refugees once sought sanctuary.

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Caribbean Islands Expedition Itinerary

Days 1-2 - Belem (Brazil)

Embark your ship, Hanseatic Inspiration, in Belem. Overnight in port, before departing the following day.

Day 3 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during a relaxing day at sea.

Day 4 - Ile Royale (French Guiana)

With fine sandy beaches, tranquil turquoise waters and an array of tropical fish, the Caribbean is a true paradise. Discover outstanding natural wonders and hear stories of sunken pirate ships. Ile Royale was once used as a penal colony but also attracted Hollywood's rich and famous during the 1970s.

Day 5 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during a relaxing day at sea.

Days 6-7 - Bridgetown (Barbados)

Bridgetown is simply stunning and you can take the optional sunset catamaran ride past the luxurious villas. In the old town, you can admire the impressive and colourful buildings, testament to the history of the British colony. There is also an optional jeep tour and guided hike in the picturesque Welchman Hall Gully. The jeep will head to Bathsheba beach with its incredible natural rock sculptures, before heading inland where you could see green monkeys. The island's other sides will be explored on an optional tour starting at the yacht club and taking in the historic watchtower at Gun Hill Signal Station and Farley Hill National Park.

Day 8 - Mayreau (Grenadines)

Mayreau is the smallest of the inhabited Grenadine Islands and only has one road. Relax on one of the numerous golden beaches or take the optional catamaran tour of the Tobago Cays, teeming with tropical fish and corals. The archipelago is protected by the Horse Shoe Reef.

Day 9 - Soufriere (St Lucia)

Nestled beneath the soaring volcanic peaks of Gros Piton and Petit Piton is the pretty town of Soufriere. Perhaps take the optional helicopter flight over St Lucia, the perfect way to discover this beautiful world of sulphur springs, tropical plants and mineral baths. Nature lovers will enjoy the view of Marigot Bay and the pretty fishing villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries. A flight over the Gros Piton is the perfect finale to the tour. There is also an optional hike on the Pitons which takes in secluded paths and offers awe-inspiring views of the island.

Day 10 - Terre de Haut (Guadeloupe)

Terre de Haut offers hidden bays and breathtaking scenery. Take a stroll through the quaint town of Le Bourg with its colourful houses, small boutiques and inviting cafes.

Days 11-12 - Virgin Gorda (British Virgin Islands ) - Jost van Dyke

Hanseatic Inspiration arrives on the island of Virgin Gorda. There is an optional tour of the beach of The Baths, during which you can navigate the giant boulders and discover hidden caves and grottos. Return to the ship and cruise the Sir Francis Drake Channel, one of the most beautiful passages in the Caribbean. Arrive at Jost van Dyke, named after a Dutch pirate who was one of the first Europeans to settle here. You'll be enchanted by the white sandy beaches of White Bay.

Days 13-14 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during relaxing days at sea.

Day 15 - Eleuthera Island (Bahamas)

Arrive at Preacher's Cave Beach where religious refugees once sought sanctuary. Relax here and take in this true paradise.

Day 16 - Nassau

Disembark Hanseatic Inspiration in Nassau.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 15-night cruise in your chosen cabin category on board Hanseatic Inspiration, including all meals
  • All landings and trips by zodiac, expert guides and lectures
  • Champagne in your cabin on arrival
  • Mini-bar supplied with soft drinks daily
  • All applicable taxes and duties

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel to Belem and back from Nassau - we can arrange this for you, please contact us
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance
Map for Caribbean Islands Expedition