Grand Voyage
& Homeward Bound

Grand Voyage from the New World

34 days departing March 21, 2011

I have wonderful memories of my younger days when, after a long sea voyage, we would finally turn towards the open Atlantic for the exciting sailing home and that’s why I like to call this voyage “Homeward Bound”. We sail from Barbados for a Grand Voyage reviving the Golden Age of travel and heads out into the Caribbean, where a wealth of island treasures pave the way to our transatlantic crossing. Barbados - a ‘Little England’ and Martinique - une ‘Petite France’, are islands with distinctive European flavours mixed with Creole charisma and warmth. Lush St Vincent is a taste of the tropics, whilst Guadeloupe is a subtle blend of Caribbean spice and Gallic charm. After calling at these most picturesque Islands, we finally find the freshness, adventure and excitement of the open sea.

These days, most cruise ships tend to go to great lengths to avoid the open sea, but I know from experience that every one of our Maritime Memory passengers get more pleasure out of these voyages than from any other cruises on offer. We get all the time in the world to just step back and take it easy, enjoying each other’s company, our own special maritime talks and fun get-togethers; film shows and parties, as well as all those special Maritime Memory Dinners with menus taken from the great old ocean liners of the past. And just before we arrive back, we will have our own very special ‘Channel’s Night Fancy Dress Ball’!

I very much look forward to welcoming you on board and enjoying the rare opportunity to spend time at sea, on a real ship.