Caribbean Cruise on the Royal Clipper
25th March 2015
Day Six - Bequia and St Vincent
The beauty of a Star Clippers sailing is that whilst there is the option of going ashore and exploring beautiful, idyllic destinations every day, the ship holds a magic and a charm that makes you not want to leave. Today I did just that- I took a day to experience Royal Clipper in all her glory in the daytime.
Nestled in the bay of Kingstown, St Vincent, guests made their way ashore on the tender towards the green island, dotted with colourful houses and filled with true Caribbean culture. I took the opportunity to enjoy a cocktail on board and take in the view from afar. It is easy to forget just how fortunate you are to be sailing on the world's largest tall ship, the ship that everyone looks at from ashore and marvels at her beauty. The 5 masts, the maze of ropes and the nostalgic finishings are enough to make anyone want to find out more about this stunning vessel.
Being such small ships, Star Clippers can offer guests two ports of call in one day, as the islands can accommodate us almost anywhere due to our intimate size. At midday the sails were hoisted and we made the short journey to Bequia- a small town renowned for its beautiful beaches and roof-top bars.
This evening's entertainment was Pirate Night, so lots of guests dressed up and headed to dinner complete with parrots and eye-patches. At 10pm, the ship assembled at the Tropical Bar for pirate themed fun and games hosted by the Cruise Director, including crab racing (yes, with real life crabs!) The atmosphere was buzzing and lead into the disco once more. Tomorrow we have another destination featuring both a beach stop and a town stop, so after a day enjoying the fresh air it was time to rest, ready for another exciting day in the morning.