A secluded archipelago impossibly blessed by Mother Nature, the Windward Islands have for centuries captivated sailors riding the carousel of Atlantic trade winds. With jungle-cloaked peaks that plunge into crystalline waters and vibrant coral reefs, cascading waterfalls and mini geysers, these remote islands combine the magnetic allure of the Caribbean with a rare authenticity. The iconic twin peaks of the Pitons, the world’s only drive-through volcanic crater, a breathtaking topography and flamboyance of fauna invite you to experience these surreal and lightly trodden landscapes. The swaying rhythms of calypso and reggae reverberate through convivial streetscapes and harbors where pastel-hued Creole houses and stately Georgian-style mansions bear the imprint of British, French and Spanish colonial rule. Experience a unique, off-the-beaten-path itinerary and intimate cruise onboard an exclusively chartered small ship, offering unparalleled access to the idyllic ports and secluded bays of the southernmost Caribbean islands.
Grenada Pre-Cruise Option
1 Depart the U.S./Arrive St. George’s, Grenada/Embark Le Champlain
2 St. George’s
3 Admiralty Bay, Port Elizabeth, Bequia, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines/Kingstown
4 Fort-de-France, Martinique
5 Terre-de-Haut, Iles des Saintes
6 Rodney Bay, St. Lucia/Soufrière
7 Saline Bay, Mayreau, St. Vincent and the Grenadines/Tobago Cays
8 Bridgetown, Barbados/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.
Barbados Post-Cruise Option
F. Jon Kull ‘88 was appointed Dean of the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth College in 2012. He is the Rogers Professor of Chemistry and an internationally known structural biologist and biochemist. His research in structural biology and biophysics focuses on the mechanism of molecular motor proteins and the proteins involved in the regulation of bacterial virulence. He teaches undergraduate chemistry, biochemistry, and biophysical chemistry at Dartmouth, and has received the Dean of the Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentoring and Advising. Dean Kull holds an A.B. in chemistry from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California, San Francisco.