Royal Clipper Caribbean daily blog day 6
Day 6 - Isle de Saintes
What a beautiful island Isle de Saintes is. It is part of Guadalupe and governed by France. It is not big but large enough to have an airport for small planes.
We enjoyed another delicious breakfast before taking the tender to shore to explore the delightful little town which has a few shops, bars and restaurants. It was quite sleepy, we were the only visitors today, but very colourful and well presented.
After a stop for coffee we took the road and walked across the island passing farm land, a school and football pitch. We then arrived at a lovely Caribbean beach with few visitors. It was possible to sit under the shade of one of the many palm trees and enjoy the beautiful view. A little beach shack provided a simple lunch and we enjoyed a relaxing afternoon in the sun.
Isle de Saintes Beach
When we returned to the ship, other guests told us that they had taken the alternative ship’s tender to a secluded beach on an uninhabited island, but there was no shade and the beach wasn’t particularly attractive. I think we had the best time!
Isle de Saintes Beach
Tonight was the Captain’s Dinner and everyone was a little more elegantly dressed. We were invited to share a table with some friends who were celebrating their 43rd Wedding Anniversary and we had a lovely meal.
The menu was:
- Carpaccio of Beef with barley salad or Carpaccio of Courgette with sautéed Scallops
- This was followed by Cream of Carrot Soup with Orange Slices and then a Tomato and Vodka sorbet
- The main course was a choice of Lobster Tail with Herb Butter or Fillet of Beef with Truffle Sauce
When it was time for dessert all the waiters and kitchen staff paraded around the dining room with flaming Baked Alaska. Everyone stood to show their appreciation for the wonderful food we had been served at every meal.
We were then all served with a glass of Champagne and the Captain made a toast before visiting every table to toast each group of guests.
And to finish, our table was visited by a group of singing waiters who presented a delicious cake to the happy couple.
After dinner we all moved into the Tropical Bar for the highly anticipated staff and guests talent show. The entertainment was started by the Captain playing the guitar and singing a couple of Russian folk songs, his very talented crew then danced, sang and gave a magic show for our entertainment. It was all very enjoyable.
After another lovely day we collected a hot chocolate from the self service selection in the piano bar and went to bed.
- Read the preceding day here - Royal Clipper blog day 5 - St Kitts
- Read the next day here - Royal Clipper blog day 6 - Martinique