If you fancy the ultimate in Caribbean cruising then this voyage on the magnificent Silversea's ship the Silver Whisper ticks all the boxes. Beginning in Hamilton, capital of Bermuda, you sail across the sun-kissed seas to Puerto Rico, stopping at the islands of Antigua, Martinique, St Barts and Tortola on the way. Add to this adventure two relaxing days at sea and you have the perfect combination for a great holiday.
Arrive Hamilton Bermuda
Your luxury cruise begins when you board the Silver Whisper in Hamilton, capital of Bermuda. But you won't be sailing until tomorrow, so you have time to explore on your own or on one of the many organised tours. In Hamilton there are plenty of shops, restaurants and places of interest and the island has a marked degree of sophistication. Enjoy the island at your own pace after settling in to the surroundings of your cruise liner.
There are a choice of nine different tours that you can take today before the Silver Whisper sails at 4pm and they all can be booked on board. The central parishes of Bermuda cover the large area of Paget, Warwick, and Devonshire. These parishes are much sleepier than Hamilton and provide great nature and beaches. There are convenient bus and ferry connections so trips outside of Hamilton are easy and a fun way to get off the tourist track.
The first of your two full days at sea on the cruise and a good time to get to know the Silver Whisper and all that this luxurious liner has to offer. These sea days are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that's going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan . . . the choice is yours.
Another relaxing day at sea as the Silver Whisper heads into the Caribbean towards your first port of call - the stunning island of Antigua. This ship boasts a sophisticated and genuinely elegant atmosphere and the accommodation is world class. You can revel in the pampering treatments in the wellness spa, shop for the hottest trends in the boutiques, enjoy imaginative cuisine in the restaurants and dynamic full-scale productions in a multi-tiered show lounge.
St John's, Antigua
Antigua's capital, with some 45,000 inhabitants, half the island's population, lies at sea level at the inland end of a sheltered northwestern bay. There are some notable historic sights and some good waterfront shopping areas. There is old-time Caribbean shopping, a jambalaya of sights, sounds, and smells, to be found at the bustling market and no fewer than 14 tours around the island to choose from. But make sure you visit the famous Nelson's Dockyard.
Today the Silver Whisper arrives at Fort-De-France on the island of Martinique, the largest of the Windward Islands. With a decidedly French spirit and language, Martinique has more than its share of West Indian spice. The island has a lush landscape with lots of tropical flowers and fruits and there are towering mountains, verdant rain forests and sunken treasures for divers and snorkellers to explore. Five tours to choose from so plenty to see and do.
Six tours to choose from today when you arrive at Gustavia on the island of St Barts. You can easily explore all of Gustavia during a two-hour stroll, but some of the shops close from noon to three or four so plan lunch accordingly. But stores stay open past seven in the evening. A good spot to visit is rue de la République, where you can admire the catamarans, yachts, and sailboats and enjoy a spot of people-watching.
Road Town, Tortola
The bustling capital of the British Virgin Islands looks out over Road Harbour. It takes only an hour or so to stroll down Main Street and along the waterfront, checking out the traditional West Indian buildings painted in pastel colours and with tin roofs, bright shutters, and delicate fretwork trim. Plenty of tours available or just choose a seat on one of the benches in Sir Olva Georges Square, on Waterfront Drive, and watch the people come and go from the ferry dock.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Today your wonderful cruise comes to an end when you arrive in San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico. Before heading to the airport to catch a flight home spend some time exploring here. Old San Juan is filled with cobblestone streets and brightly painted, colonial-era structures, and its fortifications have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city captivates visitors with its vibrant lifestyle, balmy beaches and world-class museums..