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WORLDOFISLANDS

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About WORLDOFISLANDS

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    barcelona
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    star clippers
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    thailand
  1. WORLDOFISLANDS

    Best Caribbean routes for snorkeling & beaches

    thanks so much to encorage our idea to stay at St. Lucia. Had a look to RENDEZVOUS and it looks nice in a nice beach. really a good beachfront location is prioritary for us to choose the hotel. Your clarification for the climate is also very useful, as we would have take in consideration if would have been considerable weather conditions between both routes. All suggestions are very welcome coming from your expert knowledge!:)
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    Best Caribbean routes for snorkeling & beaches

    Well noted again SailorJM I'll check this option. Everything is new for me regards to the Caribbean :o Robbie21 thank you very much for your opinion. I'm now inmerse studying all ports at each route and really the Grenadines looks great with lovely stops around Tobago cays. It is not easy to decide, so all your opinions are very helpful for me I'm not sure if there are different climates in the Caribbean or different sea conditions for navigation between Grenadines and BVI (?) at that season (end january) Also well noted the Pitons marine park, I don't want to miss it! Because it is the last stop in the Grenadines route we are also considering to dissembark 1 day earlier and espend our post cruise week in Sta Lucia. from there it is a direct flight back to Europe...
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    Best Caribbean routes for snorkeling & beaches

    I understand that islands used for departure/arrival are the most usual to choose for stay pre-post cruise. However, taking again in consideration our main interest (great secluded & pristine beaches with good snorkeling options) which islands would be the best to choose pre-post stays? We have one week before and another after, and we don't care to move/fly to nearby islands if worth. Your expert recommendations will be very welcome!:D
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    Best Caribbean routes for snorkeling & beaches

    So helpful again! I have well noted and will study all of them.
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    Best Caribbean routes for snorkeling & beaches

    Thanks again Comex! the information you provide me with lot of answers to my questions are really useful for me, thank you! Regards to the stay pre-post cruise, how was your stay in that side of St. Martin? are there nice beaches in St. Martin?
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    Best Caribbean routes for snorkeling & beaches

    Dear SailorJM I read with great interest such a valuable information that you have been kind enough to share with me in this forum. Because we have also sailed SC 3 times, your explanations also help me fully understand differences vs WS. We love the Star Clippers but we had also the chance to sail in a small tall ship around the Maldives island, onboard Banyan Velaa, with only 6 cabins, and we also loved the experience, so the options for the smaller ships you are telling about, could be also a great option. I'm not sure if for a first route in the Caribbean :rolleyes:, as it would be for me, now yes! LOL :), but certainly to consider seriously. I love the way you explain and highlights the details, so specific and so graphic that perfectly conveys the "essence" of their values. You are really an expert sailor in the area and not at all TMI! You have piqued my interested to discover more about all that ships. :D
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    Best Caribbean routes for snorkeling & beaches

    Thank you SailorJM BVI on your opinion. You have sailed a lot! Do you prefer BVI over Grenadines? or you sailed only BVI? It will be my first time in the Caribbean What about your experiences with Star Clippers vs Windstar?
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    Best Caribbean routes for snorkeling & beaches

    Thanks a lot Comex. It seems that you also agree for Grenadines as best option. In case the sailing departures where not fiting my dates, BVI are visited on Treasure Islands route? Which of the ships is better to sail de Caribbean end of January? Royal or Star? Is it very windy season? What should I expect to sail, rough or calm seas? My 2 sails in thailand end January on the Star Clipper where so smooth and pleasant... no engines, only sail all the time. My only sail on the Royal was in the Mediterranean end of May but there was no wind and ghe ship uses engines all the time. Pleasant cruise too We also plan to stay 1 week before and 1 week after in 2 different islands with same interest: secluded nice beaches with good snorkeling, so suggestions are also welcome.
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    Best Caribbean routes for snorkeling & beaches

    Thank you so much! Hope you are enjoying again the sailing route onboard the Royal Clipper! I was on a very busy week and very inexperienced in this forum and still trying to organize avisements when a reply is received on my missage, that's why I was late to thank you your message. Your explanation sounds with fantastic chance for snorkeling, you really look to enjoy this area, I'll have a detailled visit to the Star Clippers web site and grenadines route.
  10. Hello everybody here :) Just joyned the fórum looking for the Star clippers Caribbean routes information. We have sailed Star clippers earlier and we loved all the experiences. 1 royal clipper en Amalfi coast (2006) 1 star clipper Far East northern route (2008) 1 star clipper Far Esast southern route (2009) We are now thinking about to try some of the Caribbean routes next January-2016 Our main interest during the cruise in the Caribbean is for beautiful unspoiled beaches and excellent snorkeling oportunities. We are not divers but we love the snorkel and we have very good experiences in Mauritius, Thailand, Maldives, Seychelles and especially in Maldives, so we are really looking for very good opportunities to snorkel in the Caribbean Could any of the experts tell me which can be the best routes for it?¿ Although we love Star Clippers, we don't rule out Windstar (never tried it) if the opportunities/routes for snorkeling are better. looking forward to your suggestions. thank you!:D
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