Q – We love , absolutely love your site(s). Hope you can continue forever. But, sad to say, we haven’t cruised since an awful big ship experience in 2012. We sailed a ship where our fellow passengers were rude and dressed like slobs. But the worst part was that we had an “assigned” table with a retired surgeon who was a drinker. He kept us “entertained” with stories of his emergency room traumas. Now, we want to do the southern Caribbean route out of San Juan or one of the islands with, shall we say, a more civilized population. Cost is really not an issue for us so your recommendation of the best would be appreciated.
A – Look closely at the itineraries of Seabourn and Regent Seven Seas. But for the best itineraries ands overall experience, we would suggest you concentrate on the 62-Guest Esprit Expedition yacht owned by Crystal Cruises. The Esprit will offer two itineraries out of Marigot Bay, St. Martin, beginning late 2017 and carrying through all of 2018. The “Yachting Escape” itinerary features destinations such as Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda and Tortola, while the “Yachting Explorer” itinerary visits Anguilla, Saba and Nevis, among others. These are going to be the best sailings in the Caribbean based on service, staff to guest ratios, luxury, cuisine, and port selection.