PRE-CRUISE IN BARBADOS
Upon arrival in Barbados you will be met and transferred to your hotel, The Fairmont Royal Pavilion, for a five-night stay.
West Indies Cruise with David Gower OBE
Join your celebrity host, cricket legend David Gower OBE, for an unforgettable voyage to experience the Caribbean the way it really should be enjoyed – from the deck of a ship with a glass of champagne in hand.
Former England captain and Sky Sports Cricket Expert, David is in the top five highest Test Match run-scorers in England’s history. Read on to discover more about the Crystal Esprit and our trio of itineraries and be amongst the limited number of guests aboard this once-in-a-lifetime voyage.
As many of our regular clients will know, our luxury cricket itineraries are inextricably linked with the Caribbean and, in particular, with chartering small, luxury cruise ships to explore this idyllic destination. We're pleased to report that we have chartered the luxury yacht Crystal Esprit for an unforgettable voyage in the West Indies.
There are so many unique and amazing Caribbean islands to choose from; the beauty of our Crystal Esprit itinerary embarking in late February is that we will be taking in fantastic cricket and visiting a variety of delightful (yet contrasting) islands - and you only need to unpack once! We've also arranged a 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.
We would also like to make you aware that 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.
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, our famous State of Play function ensures plenty of entertainment courtesy of a selection of cricketing celebrity guests.
- 15 night tour including pre and post cruise (19 Feb - 6 Mar 2019) - prices from £17,245p
- Crystal Esprit Cruise (24 Feb - 3 Mar 2019) - prices from £9,949
- Pre-cruise in Barbados (19 - 24 Feb 2019) - supp from £5,795
- Post-cruise in St Lucia (2 - 6 Mar 2019) - supp from £2,495
- International flights in economy class
- Internal flights in economy class
- UK and Barbados airport taxes
- VIP Meet & Greet on arrival in Barbados
- Transfers throughout
- 5 nights accommodation at Fairmont Royal Pavilion in a Luxury Ocean Front Room on bed & breakfast basis
- 7 days accommodation on board Crystal Esprit, in a Seabreeze Deck Suite on a fully-inclusive basis
- 4 nights accommodation at Cap Maison in a Garden Room on bed & breakfast basis
- All entertainment on board including special guests
- Cricket return transfers
- Celebrity cricket host
- ITC Sports Travel tour manager
- Commemorative gifts
- Gratuities on board the yacht
- Port taxes
- Flight upgrades
- Personal laundry, spa, casino, boutique, medical, telephone and internet charges aboard the ship
- Selected premium liquor and wines
- Golf, car hire, meals and drinks ashore when under own arrangements
- Items of a personal nature
- Cricket tickets and hospitality, will be passed on at a cost to you once known
- 60% deposit at time of booking to confirm your place
- Final balance will be due 12 weeks prior to departure
View our West Indies 2019 Cruise brochure online HERE.
PRE-CRUISE IN BARBADOS
First ODI, West Indies v England
Kensington Oval, Barbados
Head to the Kensington Oval for the first ODI between the West Indies and England.
Today is yours to explore beautiful Barbados as you wish.
Second ODI, West Indies v England
Kensington Oval, Barbados
Return to the Kensington Oval for the second ODI in the series.
Today, on our final day in Barbados, join your fellow guests and Tour Host for a group meal to toast this beautiful island. Those joining us for the Crystal Esprit cruise will fly to Grenada (via Antigua) tomorrow.
CRYSTAL ESPRIT CRUISE
Fly from Barbados via Antigua to Saint Martin, where you will board the ultra-luxe Crystal Esprit. Settle into your plush suite for your onward voyage.
Arrive at Pinney’s Beach, at the beautiful 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 (we will set up a screen especially for the match).
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 we will sail on to Grenada.
Fourth ODI, West Indies v England
National Stadium, Grenada
Spend today at the National Stadium in Grenada, where the fourth ODI takes place.
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 luxury Mandarin Oriental Canouan.
Spend today exploring all that picturesque Canouan has to offer. Later the ship will sail on to Castries, St Lucia, where you may opt to join us for our adventure in St Lucia – we’ll be watching the final ODI and the first T20.
POST-CRUISE IN ST LUCIA
For those not joining us 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.
Today will be a day to explore St Lucia, or relax in the lovely surrounds of your hotel.
Today we will be journeying 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.
First T20, West Indies v England
Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia
Today you will be transferred from your hotel to the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium for the first West Indies v England T20.
Transfer to the airport for either your homebound flight or to travel onwards to St Kitts for the second T20.
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.
Suites aboard Crystal Esprit are designed to create a personal haven for guests, who will be attended to by their personal butler.
Each suite offers spacious luxury and features a plush king or queen-size bed made up with the finest linens. Aside from the spectacular views through large picture windows, other appointments include a bedside iPad and digital directory, unlimited Wifi, a large flat-screen HD television, spacious storage and a fully-stocked mini-bar.
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.
From 9,949 per person
To Book This Tour
Call 01244 355 604