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What if you could combine the laid back, casual atmosphere of barefoot sailing with the classy touches of the finest cruise ship with 42 sails!? Now, add access to intimate, off-the-beaten-track stops in the Grenadine Islands, no crowds and chef inspired cuisine.  

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Sail away on the SVP Royal Clipper and discover the lesser traveled Caribbean!

A hard gust of wind fills the sails as the mighty ship begins heeling to starboard. Bustling crew members scurry about adjusting block and tackle till the windjammer reaches optimum speed. As the pace of the vessel progresses, so does the anticipation of its crews’ quest for treasure. Such must have been the feeling of pirates as they roamed the Caribbean in search of booty. Today, aboard the square-rigged sailing ship Royal Clipper, its not so tyrannical passengers exhibit many of these same feelings, all for their modern day version of treasure. Treasure of today’s kind is not that of golden doubloons, but of escape or freedom from the daily obligations of our fast paced world. Yes, freedom from bosses, in-laws and even the talking heads that bombard us with never ending tripe about our not so perfect society.

Royal Clipper reflects it’s proud heritage in every inch of it’s polished brass and gleaming brightwork. Step aboard this unique vessel and discover a new age of sail, where the traditions of the past are happily married to the comforts and amenities of the present day. Royal Clipper is a modern cruise ship in every way, created for single pirates at heart, but those who love the the comforts of modern cruising and the traditions of the legendary era of sailing ships.

Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like traveling on a private yacht. You’ll never feel confined on Royal Clipper, with spacious, air conditioned accommodations, expansive teak decks with ample space and not one, but two swimming pools!

Inclusive Features of our Singles Sailing Adventure:

  • 7 Nights Double or Single Cabin Accommodations in one of 3 Cabin Categories: Standard, Oceanview (2 port hole) and Deluxe (floor to ceiling window). See our Photos tab for pictures of each category.
  • Port Stops all Around the Exotic and Natural Grenadine Islands of St. George’s & Tobago Cays, Grenada; Kingston, St. Vincent; Admiralty Bay, Bequia; Fort de France & Beach Stop, Martinique; Marigot Bay & Soufreiere, St. Lucia and Barbados
  • Air Conditioning and Private Bathroom with Shower in Every Cabin
  • Enjoy 3 Meals Daily in an Air Conditioned Dining Room, Featuring Chef Inspired, International Menus from the far corners of the earth
  • Sample Breakfast: Fresh Tropical Fruits and Crisp Bacon, Grilled Sausage, Smoked Salmon and Omelettes Cooked to Order
  • Sample Lunch: Marvelous Seafood Buffet, Salads and Grilled Favorites or Festive Outdoor Barbecue on Shore
  • Sample Dinner: 4 Courses (with choices) of the Chef’s Finest Culinary Presentations Designed to please the eye and the palate.
  • Nemo’s Spa – Massages, Scrubs and Reflexology
  • Fitness Room
  • Aft Marine Platform for Water Sports Program
  • Learn the Ropes, Hoist the Sails, Take a Turn at the Wheel and Enjoy Classes on Knot Tying, the Stars, or Navigation.
  • Climb the mast (with safety harness provided) to one of the passenger lookout crows-nests and get the most spectacular view ever!
  • Meet the Captain & Officers: Open Bridge and Educational Lectures
  • Pirate Night with Contest for Best Costume

Now add the Exclusive Singles Travel Features:

  • Camaraderie of Adventurous Singles who Enjoy the Finer things in Life
  • Roommate Matching Saving You Lots of Money!
  • Welcome Aboard Ice Breaker Party with Complimentary Open Bar and Hors d’oeuvres (may occur on 2nd or 3rd day of our cruise)
  • Complimentary Glass of Wine with Dinner Every Night
  • Singles Activities Every Evening Including Port Parties When Possible (Dance Clubs, Meet the Locals, etc.)
  • Group Photo
  • Complimentary Watersports Program: Water-skiing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Sunfish Sailing and Snorkeling.
  • Port Charges, Government Fees And Fuel Surcharges Of $235 Are Included In Our Fare
  • Private And Secure Chat Reserved Exclusively For Members On Your Vacation
  • Meet Other Single, Like Minded Adventurers Who Wish To Socialize And Make New, Life Long Friends!
  • Special Attention from Singles Travel International Concierge*

 

Inclusive features are subject to revision at the discretion of STI. Ages listed are not meant as a restriction, but are simply used as a guideline. Singles Travel International does not guarantee the number of guests, ages or ratios.

*Minimum of 20 guests required. If no director, a guest will be designated as a leader to coordinate the first day’s activities. Inclusive features are subject to revision at the discretion of STI.

Itinerary

Fri, Mar 1:  Optional Play in Barbados Package
Sat, Mar 2:  Bridgetown, Barbados 10:00 PM – Board by 4 PM for Welcome aboard party!
Sun, Mar 3:  Captain’s Best, Grenadines
Mon, Mar 4:  St. George’s Grenada
Tue, Mar 5:  Tobago Cays, Grenadines
Wed, Mar 6:  Kingstown, St. Vincent (am), Admiralty Cay, Bequia (pm)
Thu, Mar 7:  Fort de France, Martinique (am), Beach Stop, Martinique (pm)
Fri, Mar 8:  Marigot Bay, St. Lucia (am), Soufriere, St. Lucia (pm)
Sat, Mar 9:  Bridgetown, Barbados 8:00 AM
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OPTIONAL PLAY IN BARBADOS PACKAGE*

March 1, 2019

Arrive in Bridgetown and transfer on your own to the Accra Beach Hotel. Check in time is 3:00 p.m. If you arrive early, ask reception for early check-in; but if not, the bell desk may hold your bags while you explore the hotel and nearby area.

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Let’s get our party started. Meet our STI Concierge at the Sunset Bar for a complimentary rum punch at our hotel for a Happy Hour/Sunset viewing.

6:45 p.m. Let’s continue to enjoy the evening with an optional dinner at the Accra Deck

Restaurant adjacent and dancing with new friends (at your own expense).

March 10, 2019

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Let’s meet for breakfast at the Coco Patch Restaurant and get ready for our sailing adventure. Spend the morning relaxing at the pool or on the beach before we leave for our cruise.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Check out of our hotel, bring luggage to the lobby and meet for our transfer to the Royal Clipper.

3:00 p.m. Transfer from our hotel to the cruise port.

What is there to do on board?

As little or as much as you wish. This is your home away from home for the week, so you may sunbathe, jump off and swim or float, kayak, read, socialize, party, dance, lead, follow, participate in group games, steer the ship, enjoy sailing related classes, sleep on deck under the stars, play board games, exercise, or just sit and take in the beauty of the ship, listen to the wind in the rigging and the waves lapping against the hull. You are the master of your day! This is not a “if it’s 1 p.m., there’s bingo in the Lido” kind of an experience. Come prepared to be interesting and interested.

Are there water sports included?

STI provides for a complimentary watersports program – water-skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sunfish sailing and snorkeling.

How will we spend our time ashore?

Most of the day is spent in port exploring the Windward Islands of the Caribbean. Excursions and activities vary from island to island. Hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, island tours, beach BBQ’s, sunbathing on pristine beaches, hikes, nature preserves and more.

Be sure to read our FAQ tab for even more details.

*Please note that members must have their pre-cruise hotel package with STI. For the members and friends that “show up”, you will not be allowed to participate without paying an equivalent fee to the rest of the group that made the reservation with STI. Your credit card on file will automatically be charged.

Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of Star Clipper without compensation. Singles Travel International is not responsible for the consequences of any changes

FAQs

Once you make your online reservation, an STI reservation specialist will contact you to review and recommend additional services. Depend on them for assistance with airfare, proper protection, pre and post tour services. Once that step is complete, you will receive a final invoice from us confirming your reservation details.

WHAT NEXT?
Complete your profile and post a message on the chat to say hello to your fellow travelers.

REVIEW the important information on the FAQ tab for this trip and visit our Help Center.

What’s Next?
Carefully review the FAQ tab for your vacation and Visit our Help Center. Your “Final Vacation Details & Meetup Information” including transportation and how to meet up with the group will be available on the YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS button on the left navigation bar on the trip site, 14 days prior to trip start date.

SOCIALIZE
Say hello to your fellow travelers on the chat!

DON’T MISS OUT 
Get the best deals on optional “Add-ons”. Review the Trip Options and make all reservations so you don’t miss out on any limited or time-sensitive offers.

PASSPORT MANDATORY
A passport is required for US citizens and be sure to confirm that your passport is current and will be valid at least six months after your departure. If you do not have one or need a new one, contact the State Department Passport Office in your area immediately or visit their website.

Non US Citizens are responsible for verifying their own required documentation for this tour.

UPLOAD a COLOR copy of your passport to us within 7 days of your reservation (within 24 hours if reserved after November 2, 2018). Note that a passport is mandatory and must be valid for 6 months form your return date.

Click here to upload to our secure folder.

INSURANCE:
Travel Insurance is available through Travel Guard and we sent you a quote regarding travel insurance after reserving your vacation.  If you have any questions, Travel Guard’s professional, expert agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us today if you have not received your Travel Guard quote or CLICK HERE to go directly to Travel Guard and request a policy quote. It only takes a few minutes.

Questions and comments after you have reserved your vacation are addressed promptly when you send a message to us at service@singlestravelintl.com.

The Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands are part of the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean Sea and are an open sea of off the beaten track coves and harbors, waiting to be discovered by just a handful of tourists lucky enough to anchor in the pristine waters.

The Windward Islands are southeastern islands of the Caribbean and include Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, and Grenada. They’re called the Windward Islands because they’re exposed to the wind (“windward”) of the northeast trade winds (northeaster lies).

Of volcanic origin, the islands are generally rugged, mountainous, and well forested, and they have many streams and lakes. With an equable climate, ample rainfall, and rich soil, they produce a variety of tropical agricultural crops for export, including bananas, spices, limes, and cacao. The islands are subject to hurricanes. Although small-scale manufacturing has gained importance, the most substantial change has been the growth of the tourist trade, which constitutes the region’s economic mainstay. The deep and sheltered harbors encourage considerable interisland commerce. Fort-de-France, on Martinique, and Castries, on Saint Lucia, are the islands’ chief cities. The islands are largely inhabited by descendants of Africans, who were brought as slaves during the colonial period. The culture varies from island to island, but the French influence is particularly strong.

For some time after Columbus’s exploration of the islands, they were largely ignored by Europeans and left to the indigenous Caribs. In the early 17th cent., colonization was undertaken by the British and the French; settlements and sovereignty overlapped. The long struggle for dominance in the islands was a significant part of the worldwide Anglo-French conflict. Several naval battles were fought there; in 1782, off Saint Lucia, the French Admiral de Grasse was defeated by Admiral Rodney. In the Napoleonic Wars the islands traded hands, and it was only after the close of the conflict that Britain established its dominance over them.

Today, the population is predominantly black or of mixed ethnicity, with an admixture of East Indians, Chinese, Portuguese, French, and British.

The trip begins in Bridgetown, Barbados on March 2, 2019 and ends in Bridgetown on March 9, 2019.  Therefore the trip is 7 nights/8 days.

Add our Play in Barbados Package for a complete experience.  Our Itinerary tab has all the inclusions. Click “Price My Trip” for rates and inclusions.

A deposit is due at time of reservation. Refer to the Price and Options tab for the amount. Final payment is due in our office by November 2, 2018. A reminder will be emailed to you 14 days prior to due date and you will need to call our office, with your payment details, to secure your reservation. If you make a reservation after November 2, full payment is due at time of reservation.

Yes. All cancellations must be made in writing to Singles Travel International and are subject to per person penalties as follows:

After deposit and at anytime of cancellation, a minimum charge of $75.00 plus credit card charges will apply in addition to other penalties listed below.

*Cancellations made between October 30 and November 27, 2018 – $500 penalty applies.

*Between November 28 and December 21, 2018- 50% penalty applies in addition to the $75 administration fee.

*Between December 22 and January 28, 2019 – 75% penalty applies in addition to the $75 administration fee.

*After January 29, 2019, any cancellations or “no-shows” – 100% penalty.

Air packages and air tickets are subject to cancellation policies imposed by the airlines.

Note that if you elect to take a roommate and he/she cancels after our cut off date, we will do everything to find a new match. However, if no match is found, the difference in cost for a single cabin/room is the responsibility of the guest who cancels. No refund will be given to the guest who cancels, regardless of cruise or tour company policy as stated above. Singles Travel International is not responsible for costs related to cancellations after our cut off date.

Allow 14-21 days for a refund. In the event that you made a deposit more than 60 days from time of cancellation, a company check will be issued in lieu of a credit refund.

Be onboard the Royal Clipper by 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 for the welcome aboard party. Members participating in our Barbados package will be transferred to the ship in time to check in and enjoy the party.

Singles Travel International is a vacation event company that plans singles events and markets our events at our expense to create a “singles only” experience. We do not allow guests to join the group unless the reservation has been made by STI. Our policy is firm for tours and cruises, as well as pre and post trip hotel stays. Members and friends that “show up” will not be allowed to participate without paying an equivalent fee to the rest of the group that made the reservation with STI. Your credit card on file will automatically be charged.

In order to accommodate singles from all over the world, our tours and cruises are priced as land/cruise only. Therefore, airfare is additional. Singles Travel International is a licensed ticketing agency and oftentimes has low negotiated fares.

If you plan to arrange your own flights, make sure to arrive in Bridgetown, Barbados by 2:00 p.m. on March 2 and depart after 12:00 p.m. on March 9.

 

We recommend arriving into Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI) on March 2 prior to 2:00 p.m. and departing from Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI), after 12:00 noon on March 9, 2019.

On March 2, all members are requested aboard no later than 4:00 p.m. for a 10:00 p.m. sailing.

STI offers round-trip transportation on cruise dates, for $49 each way, which may be purchased on our Price and Options tab.

Transportation will be provided for flights arriving up until 4 p.m. on March 2. Reserve your return flight to depart after 12 p.m. on March 9. Note that the welcome aboard party begins at 4 p.m. on March 2, so best to arrive in time to clear customs and get to the ship.

Please provide your flight schedule to us no later than 30 days prior to departure so that transfers may be arranged.

Taxis cost approximately $30 USD each way from the airport to the harbor in Bridgetown. ALWAYS CONFIRM THE PRICE WITH YOUR TAXI DRIVER BEFORE BEGINNING THE TRIP.

Boarding is from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday afternoon and all members are requested to be aboard by 9 p.m.

Port Location: Bridgetown
Port Name: Port of Bridgetown
Port Authority: Barbados Port Authority
Address:
University Row
Princess Alice Highway
Bridgetown, West Indies
Barbados

Phone: (246) 430-4700:
Email: administrator@barbadosport.com
Web Site: www.barbadosport.com

Our cruise does not include airfare, transfers, extra hotel nights before and after the cruise and shore excursions. You are responsible for alcoholic beverages (except when included in STI events), meals not indicated in itinerary, incidentals such as laundry and phone calls, gratuities to STI staff ($10-$15 per day) and Star Clipper crew members. The approximate gratuity is $10 USD per day which is pooled by the entire crew.

The currency used in the Windward Islands is the EC (Eastern Caribbean) dollar. No need to stock up on local currency, as the USD is welcomed on the islands. We suggest small denominations of cash or traveler’s checks, since you will probably receive EC in exchange for purchases. $1USD=$2.7EC (subject to change at any time).

Aboard the Royal Clipper, you’ll set up an on-board account with a credit card to charge onboard purchases such as bar tab and shore excursions to your cabin. The currently onboard Star Clippers is the Euro.

Prepare by verifying with your credit card company whether or not they have an international conversion fee. Some allow charges with no fee, others charge up to 3% per transaction.

Credit Cards: WSA accepts VISA, MC, Discover, cash and travelers checks aboard the Royal Clipper. American Express is not accepted aboard ship nor in the islands.

We generally recommend $300-$500 to members based on their lifestyles. Most charges such as cocktails, excursions and and tips for the crew are able to be placed on your shipboard account and charged to your credit card. Allow for shopping in port and any off ship dining.

Yes and be sure to confirm that your passport is current and will be valid at least six months after your departure. If you do not have one or need a new one, contact the State Department Passport Office in your area immediately or visit http://www.travel.state.gov/. We recommend that you also make copies of your passport, driver’s license, photo identification card and/or birth certificate in case of loss, and carry them with you on your trip separate from your passport.

Visas may be required for non US citizens and it is every member’s responsibility to obtain the proper documentation prior to departure from the US.

Never pack your passport or other important documentation in your checked luggage!

Absolutely!  Our site is so popular that we guarantee to find a roommate for you or the single cabin is on us! Guarantees are based on the lowest priced category. Upgrades are charged the full single rate less the lowest share credit if no equal match is found. In order to take advantage of our offer, you must be paid in full by November 2, 2018.

Of course, single cabins are available at an additional 50%, assessed by Star Clipper. Even after the cut-off date, we get so many calls that finding a roommate is easy. So please let us know if you are interested when making your booking.

Our guarantee is based on the lowest, inside cabin share rate. If you opt for a higher category and we are unable to match in that category, you are responsible for the difference to move a member into your cabin to make a match. You may also opt to take your own cabin at that time for the single cabin rate. Assessments are made at final payment date, 120 days prior to departure.

Roommate matches are based on the same sex, general age range and smoking preference whenever possible, but not guaranteed. STI reserves the right to make any match up until day of cruising, including roommate changes once onboard for members who select the Share & Save option.

We highly recommend that our guests contact their roommates in advance. Booked members have access to our private online chat. Meet your roommate as well as the other members on your vacation. Singles Travel International makes every effort to accommodate requests, but does not guarantee the satisfaction or success of a roommate match. It’s the responsibility of the guest to contact his/her roommate and ask the appropriate questions.

Optional pre and post cruise/tour stays are not eligible for the guarantee. Chances are excellent that we’ll find you a match, but if no match found by 30 days prior to departure, member pays the single supplement.

Read more about Roommate Matching on our Frequently Asked Questions found at the Help Center.

Please contact your preferred carrier directly to make your reservation. If Singles Travel International issues a promotional economy fare, granting of frequent flyer credit is entirely at the airline’s discretion. If the flights are eligible, to ensure you earn frequent flyer credit from the airline, give your frequent flyer account number when you check in for your flights. In addition, save your boarding passes and the passenger receipt from your airline ticket. You may need to submit these to the airline (not to Singles Travel International) to claim any credit allowed.

Inspired by the tall ship Preussen, the Royal Clipper has the proud distinction of being the largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship built since her predecessor was launched at the beginning of the last century. With her complement of 42 sails, Royal Clipper is a splendid sight to behold.

You might think she was an apparition from the grand age of sail, but Royal Clipper is as new as tomorrow, boasting state-of-the-art navigation systems and every comfort and luxury one could wish for. For connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 439 foot Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sea-going experience, balancing the grandeur, adventure and tradition of sailing with the superb service, amenities and accommodations of the finest modern yacht. Royal Clipper carries just 227 guests in luxurious style. A full 19,000 square feet of open deck and three swimming pools create a wonderfully spacious and expansive outdoor environment.

A convenient marina platform lowers from the stern for watersports. And the ultimate unique Royal Clipper experience, the one-of-a-kind Captain Nemo Lounge, is the site of our spa and health club with underwater glass portholes!

Each cabin is an ensuite upon itself with your own private bathroom. While cabins vary in size, location and price, all include many important comforts:

– Private Shower with ample, fresh, hot water*
– Private Bathroom Facilities with full size toilet*
– 110-volt U.S. current for electric devices
– Sufficient wardrobe space including under bed storage for luggage and lots of hooks to hang clothing and towels.
– Daily Steward Service and nightly turn-down service
– Television, DVD player, phone, thermostat control, private safe, hair dryer
– 110 volt/American outlets.

Public Space Includes:

– Air Conditioned Dining Room with Sea Views from Every Table
– 2 outdoor swimming pools (dipping)
– Observation Lounge
– Piano Bar
– Tropical Bar
– Library
– Nemo Spa and Fitness Facility

No! Just relax and laze about and leave the sailing to Royal Clipper’s professional crew. But if you wish to learn the ropes, the crew is more than happy to have you help hoist the sails, take a turn at the wheel and even enjoy classes on knot tying, the stars, or navigation.

Climb the mast (with safety harness provided) to one of the passenger lookout crows-nests and get the most spectacular view ever!

As little or as much as you wish. This is your home away from home for the week, so you may sunbathe, jump off and swim or float, kayak, read, socialize, party, dance, lead, follow, participate in group games, steer the ship, enjoy sailing related classes, sleep on deck under the stars, play board games, exercise, or just sit and take in the beauty of the ship, listen to the wind in the rigging and the waves lapping against the hull. You are the master of your day! This is not a “if it’s 1 p.m., there’s bingo in the Lido” kind of an experience. Come prepared to be interesting and interested.

Yes! A Complimentary Watersports Program Includes Water-skiing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Sunfish Sailing and Snorkeling. Equipment is provided by the cruise line on a first come, first served basis.

A convenient marina platform lowers from the stern for watersports.

Most of the day is spent in port exploring the ports of call. Excursions and activities vary from port to port. Hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, island tours, beach BBQ’s, sunbathing on pristine beaches, hikes, and so much more. Most landings will be dry.

Excursion prices are subject to change at any time but generally cost $50 and up. STI will provide a sneak peak before you depart. All options are purchased onboard, not in advance, and billed directly to your shipboard account.

Yes. Coffee, tea and juices are available at all meals on a complimentary basis.

Singles Travel International has also included a Welcome Aboard Ice Breaker Party with Complimentary Open Bar and Sumptuous Hors d’oeuvres (on our second or 3rd night on the cruise) as well as a Complimentary Glass of Wine with Dinner Every Night!

Smoking is permitted in designated areas at the Tropical Bar and on Sun Deck. Candles, matches and lighters may never be used in your cabin.

Of course not. You will be pleased to find out that nearly 90% of our guests on every cruise sign up and have never met anyone before joining the group. In 24 years, we have perfected the singles cruise experience. It is paramount that our guests meet each other right away and have opportunities to mingle every day.

From the moment you board the ship, our STI Concierge is waiting to meet you at our Hospitality Desk or Welcome Event. Our first evening begins with a private, welcome aboard cocktail party followed by daily activities both onboard the ship as well as in each port. We dine together each evening in an open seating arrangement so that you have a chance to meet as many people as possible.

As a travel club, matchmaking is not our focus. We offer an opportunity for single travelers to see the world in the company of other singles and do not guarantee ratios or ages. Our vacations are specifically designed for Baby Boomers and active travelers with an average age range of 50-70. We generally have a ratio of 60/40, women to men. Ages listed on our page are not restricted. They are simply used as a guideline.

We recommend that you meet the members of the STI Community online where you may view and interact with members via “Who’s Going” on every trip page. This is the best way to find out exactly who will be on your vacation.

We encourage our members to complete their personal profiles including a photo. Knowing who’s on the trip in advance makes socializing before and during your vacation easier and more fun.

Our winter getaway will feel just right compared to snow, ice and sub zero temps back home!

Temperatures average 81 degrees annually. During December through April, days may reach 90 degrees with nights in the 80 degree range, while July through October is the coolest time with temperatures in the low to mid 80s with warm, intermittent rain showers.

While the water in the Caribbean is, typically, safe to consume; there is always a chance of getting sick. If you have a sensitive stomach, we would recommend that you stick to bottled beverages only, while ashore. It never hurts to play it safe!

Seasickness is seldom a problem on large sailing vessels. The wind in the sails prevents much of the rolling motion that may cause sea sickness. If you are prone to motion sickness or have experienced seasickness in the past, consult your doctor for a patch, an appropriate medication or natural remedies. Make sure to take your medication prior to sailing or feeling ill, or it may not be effective.

STI notes that ginger used as an ingredient in many of the local dishes was a plus for keeping us from getting an upset stomach.

Currently, most airlines will allow you to check two bags, weighing 50 pounds each, for a fee. In addition you may carry-on one bag plus a personal item such as a purse or briefcase. Please check with your air carrier for up-to-the minute regulations and fees for checked baggage.

Note: Pack light! We recommend a soft sided or duffel type bag due to limited space in your cabin. There are no safes in the cabins nor locks on the doors (except from inside), so leave those valuables at home.

This week is super relaxed, no formalities! Don’t forget a light jacket or sweatshirt for night breezes when star gazing. If you plan on hiking don’t forget a pair of sneakers or hiking boots, otherwise, bare feet and sandals are all you’ll need. The sun is stronger down in the islands, so make sure you use a stronger sunscreen than you’d use at home. If you must doll up and need to have your hairdryer and curling iron, electricity onboard is standard US 110 volts. Also bring, your contract of passage/Confirmation from STI, passport and picture ID. Don’t forget your pirate attire for our Farewell Party!

Packing Tips: Take only what you need; don’t over pack. Save room for souvenirs and purchases. Pack flat and full to avoid wrinkling. Bring wardrobe basics; mix and match around one or two colors. Don’t pack anything valuable, fragile or perishable, including prescription medications and travel documents. Label your luggage with an outside tag, and place an identification card inside each suitcase.

My Packing List: We highly recommend that you bring the following items.

– An open minded attitude and a ready smile!
– Soft sided duffle bag for easy storage and easy access (may be stored under your bed).
– Light jacket or long sleeve shirt for evenings on deck star gazing.
– Tevas or deck shoes for onboard (or barefoot).
– A pair of sneakers or hiking boots
– Sunglasses, sun block, sun hat or visor. Sun is much stronger on the water than on land, even when temps are cooler.
– A pair of binoculars.
– Light rain gear.
– Air freshener.
– Bug spray and Benadryl cream.
– Toiletries: all your daily essentials and a toiletry bag with hook for hanging.
– Drinking Swag (based on your personal needs): Temps are hot and humid and all drinks sweat, keep em cool or hot with a Travel Coffee Cup with lid, Travel water bottle, Beer Coozie, Turvis (insulted) glass, small collapsible cooler.
– Beach towel if desired, not necessary. Pareo wrap for ladies.
– Be the life of the party! Being glow in the dark party favors.
– Prescription medications: sufficient supply for the entire trip plus legible written prescription in case of loss. Keep medications in their original, labeled container. Always pack your medications in your carry-on bag!
– Eyeglasses, contacts, contact lens solution. You may want to bring along a written prescription for your eyewear in case of loss.
– Over the counter medications: cold remedy, aspirin/pain reliever, antacid/stomach upset remedy, Band-Aids, Neosporin or other anti-bacterial medication.
– Power strip for all your gadgets – most cabins have only one outlet.
– Travel alarm clock with illuminated face, especially for guests in an inside cabin.
– Small, Swiss Army type utility knife. Remember to pack this in your checked luggage!
– Travel journal/notepad and reading material.
– Home address book (iphone/smart phone) for sending postcards. A useful tip to avoid bringing your entire address book is to pre-write names and addresses of people to whom you want to send postcards on sheets of self-adhesive labels. It saves time and space in your luggage.
– Small, basic sewing kit with a few extra buttons. Remember to pack scissors in your checked bag!
– Photography Equipment: Bring a sufficient supply of film and extra batteries. If you are bringing a digital camera, you should bring extra memory chips.

Travel Insurance is available through Travel Guard and in addition to direct access immediately upon completing your purchase, you will receive a quote from Travel Guard regarding travel insurance after reserving your vacation.  If you have any questions, Travel Guard professional, expert agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   Call us, if you have not received your quote within 3 days.

Your Final Vacation Details & Meetup Info Document (posted here on FAQ 14 days prior to departure) will include phone contact numbers for the ship and hotel. We suggest you leave a copy of this with your family.

You may be able to use your own phone plan if you add an international calling package before you depart, generally .99-1.99 per minute (check before departure). Data packages are also a great idea to add to your plan if you wish to stay connected on social media. STI was able to get 120G for $30 with AT&T. Well worth it!

There are direct dial phones in each cabin aboard the SVP Star Flyer, but charges are generally $10 per minute. Internet cafes are available in some ports, not all.

Our office is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. In an emergency after hours, please have your family contact Tammy Weiler at 815-715-6998.

All countries you will visit have laws against the purchase and export of certain items, including antiquities, national cultural property and certain animal products, especially endangered species (ivory, rhino horn, tortoise shell, coral, feathers, etc.). Additionally, the United States has laws prohibiting the import of certain items, which include many of the same things. You face having your purchase confiscated and/or heavy fines for exporting or importing prohibited items.

On return to the U.S., your baggage is subject to search by U.S. Customs. Currently, you are permitted to bring back $800 of goods duty free. Persons aged 21 or over may also bring in one liter of liquor and one carton of cigarettes. If you plan to purchase a lot of souvenirs or expensive items, it is important to retain all purchase receipts. However, please note that U.S. Customs may not accept a receipt as true cost if it seems unusually low for the estimated value of the item. You may access the regulations and restrictions governing US Customs on their official website, click here to learn more.

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I had a wonderful time sailing on the recent Singles Sailing Adventure! It was awesome to hear Amazing Grace played every day when the sails were hoisted as we set sail for another port destination. The food was excellent. There was plenty of opportunity for scuba, snorkel, or just touring the islands. Thank you so much for the great adventure.

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