Celebrate Christmas and New Year in the Caribbean

17th August 2017

If you are looking to escape the cold and wet temperatures of the UK this winter, why not consider a Christmas or New Year sailing with Star Clippers? Throughout the colder months, the Royal Clipper will reposition to the Caribbean and operate a series of cruises to untouched islands and hidden paradises. Furthermore, you can celebrate Christmas or New Year without having to lift a finger – as the dedicated on board crew cater to your every want and need. This week, we take a closer look at both of the relaxing itineraries available to choose from available over the festive period.

Grenadine Islands Christmas Cruise

Grenadine Islands

Departing out of the Barbados capital of Bridgetown on the 23rd December 2017, this seven-night cruise will take you a fabulous tour of the Grenadine Islands. As the itinerary name suggests, passengers will get the unique chance to spend Christmas Eve on the Grenadine Islands – an archipelago consisting of more than 30 untouched paradises. The captain will select his personal favourite and you will get to enjoy your own private Caribbean beach for the day. This is then complimented by a Christmas Day visit to the Grenadian capital of St. George’s, which will entice you with its aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla.

Over the next few days, you will get to venture further into the archipelagic nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, docking in a number of ports including Tobago Cays and Kingstown. Prior to returning to Bridgetown, you will also be able to visit a number of tranquil islands including the tiny island of Bequia and more renowned destinations in Martinique and St Lucia. The cruise comes to an end on the 30th December in Bridgetown, but why not consider adding a two-night hotel stay to see in the New Year?

Windward Islands New Year Cruise

St Lucia

Sailing in a northward direction out of Barbados, this seven-night sailing will take passengers to a series of islands that will enable you to see in the New Year in style. The first destination on the itinerary – a secluded region of St Lucia - is also where you will be able to spend New Year’s Eve. Rodney Bay is made up of rainforests, banana plantations, calm beaches and stunning natural landmarks including waterfalls and the iconic two pitons. After seeing in the New Year on board the magnificent five-masted Royal Clipper, you will travel to the largely unknown Dominican island of Cabrits – which is home orchid-filled rainforests, calm lakes and breath-taking waterfalls.

This is followed by relaxing visits to an array of relaxing islands, each of which will be visited at a leisurely pace that is synonymous with Star Clippers sailings. You will dock in Falmouth Harbour of Antigua before spending a whole day in St Kitts. You will spend the morning in the St Kitts capital of Basseterre before enjoying a relaxing beach-filled afternoon in South Friar’s Bay. No trip to the Caribbean would be complete without taking the time to admire the vibrant marine life on display. Swim in the surrounding waters of Terre de Haut, of the Iles des Saints, and you won’t be disappointed.


To find out more about the full range of festive sailings available with Star Clippers, contact us via the freephone number above or chat to an advisor online.