Seabourn’s Extraordinary Caribbean

Hidden gems await among the islands of the Caribbean Sea, secluded spots that are off the beaten track and offer a glimpse into unspoiled paradise. This is the Caribbean of secluded white-sand beaches and private yacht harbours, verdant rainforests and world-class snorkelling. Boutique ports and sheltered where larger ships cannot go. And the most elegant way to go there is with Seabourn…

The Seabourn experience is unlike any other form of travel. It is luxurious, yet relaxed … elegant, yet casual … sumptuous, yet understated. The stunning resorts at sea offer the perfect blend of relaxed elegance, impeccable service, all-suite accommodation, exquisite cuisine and highly personalised destination experiences.

Enjoy the comforts of the 300-suite Seabourn Ovation, as you sail from Barbados to Port Elizabeth in beautiful Bequia or mountainous St Kitts, and Carambola, a classic golden arc of sugary sand at South Friar’s Bay, home to the island’s most luxurious beach clubs and restaurants. You may decide to board the St. Kitts Railway on a morning shore excursion, a memorable journey around the island on the Caribbean’s first scenic railway before joining Seabourn’s signature Caviar in the Surf®, an included onboard experience. Relax on a white sand beach, complete with a gourmet barbecue, as crew members wade waist-deep through turquoise waters to serve you chilled caviar and champagne… It’s as good as it sounds!

Seabourn Ovation’s accommodation features a spacious private veranda in every luxuriously appointed suite. As well as a choice of restaurants, including the casual ‘Earth & Ocean’ under the stars, the new Mediterranean ‘Solis’ for elegant alternative dining or the intimate ‘Sushi’, you can enjoy open bars and lounges alongside ample deck space, sparkling pools and the pampering delights of the Spa at Seabourn. The all-inclusive lifestyle also makes Seabourn Ovation a very social place to be, from champagne on deck to cocktails in The Club. Complimentary WIFI and a no tipping policy adds to the value of cruising ultra-luxury!

Anchored off tiny Jost Van Dyke, in the British Virgin Islands or Terre-de-Haut in Guadeloupe’s idyllic Iles des Saintes, Seabourn Ovation’s captain may deploy the ship’s unique retractable marina for a Marina Day® with complimentary watersports for a day of play like no other, including water skiing, pedal boats, snorkels and windsurfing. In St Lucia or St Maarten, you may go Shopping with the Chef® for fresh seafood at local markets, with an expert Seabourn chef as your guide, then dine on locally sourced produce, cheeses and pates at an epicurean deck event.

Caribbean culture abounds too. Visit very French Fort-de-France on Martinique. An island under two flags, in St Maarten’s capital of Philipsburg you’ll sample Dutch delicacies such as chocolates, cheeses and delftware, while on the other side in Marigot enjoy Gallic treats such as Bouillabaisse. Turn back time in St John’s Antigua, and tour Nelson’s Dockyard, home to the British fleet in the eighteenth century, you may even go behind the scenes to explore the fascinating history of Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park on St Kitts.

Sample itineraries (Seabourn Ovation) – Cruising from Bridgetown (Barbados)

14-Night Exotic Caribbean in Depth

4, 18 Jan; 15 Feb; 1 Mar 2025; 10; 24 Jan; 14, 28 Feb 2026

Barbados; Rodney Bay (St Lucia); Terre-de-Haut (Iles des Saintes); St Johns Antigua; Great Harbour (Jost Van Dyke); Carambola Beach^ (St Kitts & Nevis); Philipsburg (St Maarten); Sopers Hole (Frenchmans Cay); Carambola Beach^ (St Kitts & Nevis); Fort-de-France (Martinique); Port Elizabeth (Bequia); Saint Georges (Grenada); Barbados

7-Night Caribbean Spice Islands

23 Nov 2024

Barbados: Rodney Bay (St Lucia); Terre-de-Haut (Iles des Saintes); St Johns Antigua; Carambola Beach^ (St Kitts & Nevis); Saint Georges (Grenada); Barbados

Just a few of Seabourn’s Caribbean highlights

St Kitts & Nevis

“The Beautiful Sisters,” St. Kitts and Nevis are separated by a two-mile-wide strait but joined together as an independent island nation. Known and loved for their sleepy pace, these islands are awakening to become an “in” place among well-heeled travellers. A small, green volcanic speck in the blue Caribbean, St. Kitts offers quiet beaches, remnants of the old British plantocracy, and dreamy days under silk-cotton trees, soothed by the scents of frangipani. The native Arawak and Carib Indians called St. Kitts the fertile isle, and until as recently as 2005, the island was still dependent upon sugar for a large segment of its economy.

Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke

There are approximately 40 British Virgin Islands, many still uninhabited. Some have only a handful of residents, such as Jost Van Dyke, which has a small population of its own families. The desire to continue in the old ways is strong here, and “Jost” looks much as it must have looked 100 or 200 years ago. This archipelago is pristine and traffic light free. Weather permitting, your captain will anchor in this idyllic location and deploy the Marina for a day of play in the sea and sun.

Port Elizabeth, Bequia

Bequia’s Admiralty Bay is a favourite 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 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, it’s a Bequia speciality.

Sopers Hole, Frenchmans Cay

This snug harbour at the West End of Tortola is the classic Caribbean yacht haven, once a notorious den for pirates, who used the high ground to watch for naval ships or potential victims. The marinas and resorts were hard hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria in August and September 2017. But most services have been restored and the community is eager to welcome visitors again. Check on the progress at Pusser’s Landing, the multi-service home of the famous wood-distilled rum and the Painkiller cocktail, which is good even if you’re not in pain. There are numerous restaurants, cafes and bars for people-watching and yarn-spinning. 

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