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We can add on a pre or post cruise stay in the Caribbean to make the most of your trip

VIP West Indies Cricket Cruise -Hosted by Celebrity Cricketer David Gower O.B.E.

VIP West Indies Cricket Cruise -Hosted by Celebrity Cricketer David Gower O.B.E

With this excellent itinerary you will be able to enjoy fantastic cricket and visit a variety of delightful (yet contrasting) islands – and you only need to unpack once! We are also able to offer pre-cruise holiday in Barbados for the two ODIs at the Kensington Oval, as well as our post-cruise option which visits St Lucia for the final ODI and the first T20.

There are just 28 suites aboard Crystal Esprit and therefore demand will be high. If this unique experience is something of interest, please get in touch with our team as soon as possible, and reserve your place on what is sure to be a memorable sporting adventure.

Cruise Itinerary

24 February 
Fly from Barbados via Antigua to St Martin, where you will board the ultra-luxe Crystal Esprit. Settle into your plush suite for your onward voyage.

25 February 
Arrive at Pinney’s Beach, the beautiful location for the luxury resort, Four Seasons Nevis. Spend today luxuriating at the hotel’s spa, sinking your toes in the sand, or watch all the action from the third ODI (they will set up a screen especially for the match).

26 February 
Sail today to the charming island Îles des Saintes, full of charming cafés, fascinating shops and enticing restaurants. For those who wish to explore, the hike to the fort is excellent, and a one-mile walk will take you to the beach. This afternoon you will sail on to Grenada.

27 February
Spend today at the National Stadium, Grenada where the fourth ODI takes place.

28 February
Arrive this morning at Mayreau, St Vincent & The Grenadines. Spend the day at the beach, enjoying a barbecue this afternoon; the soft sand here is usually the setting for an impromptu game of cricket between guests and crew! This afternoon set sail for Canouan, site of the ultra-luxe Mandarin Oriental Canouan.

1 March
Spend today exploring all that picturesque Canouan has to offer. Later the ship will sail on to Castries, St Lucia.

Crystal Esprit

Celebrating 27 years of excellence, Crystal Cruises is the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line. In 2015 Crystal Esprit was launched; an all-suite, 62-guest luxury yacht that offers personal service and abundant space in an elegant atmosphere that we feel perfectly reflects the ‘island pace’ of Caribbean life.

Luxurious interiors and inviting social spaces are designed to Crystal’s unrivalled standards of service, space, quality and choice. Itineraries are always designed to complement your yachting experience and include a host of complimentary excursions and amenities. Choose to enjoy active watersports in the sparkling Caribbean waters, or unwind and watch the world drift lazily by as you gaze out of the windows at the Cove Bar. Take time to relax and dine at your leisure, or simply lie back on deck with a good book.

The open-air Sunset Bar is perfect for sunset viewing and champagne toasts, and Cove Lounge is a favourite spot for evening entertainment around the baby grand. Additionally, of course,  the famous State of Play function ensures plenty of entertainment courtesy of a selection of cricketing celebrity guests.

 

19th -23rd February – Optional pre-cruise Barbados ODI matches Itinerary

Supplement offered from  £5,795 pp (Based on Double Occupancy)

19 February
Upon arrival in Barbados you will be met and transferred to your hotel, The Fairmont Royal Pavilion, for a five-night stay.

20 February 
Head to the Kensington Oval for the first ODI between the West Indies and England.

21 February
Today is yours to explore beautiful Barbados as you wish.

22 February
Return to the Kensington Oval for the second ODI in the series.

23 February
Today, on your final day in Barbados, join your fellow guests and Tour Host for a group meal to toast this beautiful island.

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion
Uninterrupted views of the Caribbean Sea, stylish and contemporary rooms and 11 acres of tropical gardens… this is a true slice of tropical paradise. Choose to simply relax amongst the luxurious surrounds, or opt for complimentary watersports or the chance to improve your serve with the resident onsite tennis pro. Discover an array of dining choices, from a relaxed lunch at the Beach Club to sophisticated fare at the spectacular Palm Terrace Restaurant.

 

2nd to 6th March- Optional post-cruise St Lucia ODI & T20 matches Itinerary

Supplement Offered from £2,495 pp (Based on Double Occupancy) 

2 March
For those not joining the tour for the fifth ODI in St Lucia, the Crystal Esprit will begin the journey back to St Martin. For St Lucia guests, you will head straight to the ODI, before being transferred to Cap Maison, your hotel for the next four nights.

3 March
Today will be a day to explore St Lucia, or relax in the lovely surrounds of your hotel.

4 March
Today we will be sailing to the south of the island to admire St Lucia’s most famous landmark – the twin peaks of the Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

5 March
You will be transferred to the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium for the first West Indies v England T20.

6 March
Transfer to the airport for either your homebound flight or to travel onwards to St Kitts for the second T20.

Cap Maison – Saint Lucia
With a prime clifftop position overlooking a beautiful beach, this luxurious boutique resort offers superb service, beautiful accommodation, outstanding dining and endlessly spectacular views. The perfect combination of secluded privacy and convenient location, visitors here will find relaxation simple, whether you wish to play a round at the nearby St Lucia Golf & Country Club, unwind at the spa or try a new watersport at Smugglers Cove beach.

Dining is a highlight here, with The Cliff at Cap offering French-Caribbean fusion alongside the most exquisite views, and The Naked Fisherman providing the ultimate ‘toes in the sand’ dining experience.

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