ITC Sports Travel Offers A Once In A Lifetime Luxury Cricket Voyage, Hosted By David Gower OBE

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Take part in a memorable sporting adventure on board the luxurious Crystal Esprit with the ITC Sports Travel West Indies cricket cruise.

ITC Sports Travel is offering an unforgettable voyage to experience the Caribbean the way it really should be enjoyed – from the deck of a ship with a glass of Champagne in hand. From 19th February – 6th March 2019, former England captain and Sky Sports cricket expert, David Gower OBE will be hosting this memorable sporting adventure. The 15-night West Indies Tour will take guests on a unique journey through land and sea, taking in world-class cricket and visiting a variety of stunning islands, with the cruise itself sandwiched by luxurious stays on Barbados and St Lucia.


The journey begins in Barbados, where the group will arrive in time for the first two One-Day Internationals at the Kensington Oval, staying at The Fairmont Royal Pavilion for five nights. A prime spot from which to enjoy your time on the island, all rooms at this superbly located hotel face the sparkling Caribbean Sea.

Crystal Esprit Cruise

After a short flight from Barbados to Saint Martin, step on board the ultra-luxe 31- suite Crystal Esprit, which first launched in 2015. Celebrating 27 years of excellence, Crystal Cruises is the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line.  Guests will experience the ultimate cricket adventure on board this ‘ultra-luxe hotel on water’, which offers personal service and abundant space in an elegant atmosphere. Luxurious interiors and inviting social spaces are designed to Crystal’s unrivalled standards of service, space, quality and choice. Enjoy sunset viewing and champagne toasts in the open-air Sunset Bar, followed by endless evenings of entertainment in the Cove Lounge all included as part of the ‘All Exclusive™’ board. ITC Sports Travel’s famed State of Play function during the cruise will offer an exclusive and unique opportunity for guests to interact with a panel of cricketing celebrity guests.

Enjoy endless days sailing between an array of magical islands, starting on the island of Nevis where guests can enjoy the facilities of the Four Seasons Nevis and watch all the action of the third ODI on a screen set up specially for ITC clients. Set sail for the charming island of Îles des Saintes, which is full of chic cafés, fascinating shops and enticing restaurants. For those who wish to explore, the hike to the fort is unparalleled, and a one-mile walk will take you to the beach. Then set sail for Grenada, arriving in time for the fourth ODI at the National Stadium. After the excitement of the cricket be transported back to supreme calmness at Mayreau, St Vincent & The Grenadines. Spend the day at the beach, enjoying a barbecue, and a game of beach cricket between guests and crew! Crystal Esprit will then set sail for Canouan, site of the ultra-luxe Mandarin Oriental Canouan and explore all that this picturesque island to offer. Crystal Esprit will then make its final stop at Castries in St Lucia.


Guests will disembark and head straight to the stadium to catch the fifth ODI, before being transferred to the luxurious Cap Maison Hotel, for the next four nights. Continue exploring St Lucia, and journey to the south of the island to admire St Lucia’s most famous landmark – the twin peaks of the Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ending the trip on a high, the group will be taken to the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium for the first West Indies v England T20.

David Gower OBE said: “It isn’t at all surprising that the West Indies has swiftly become a popular destination for both the cricket traveller and the general holidaymaker alike. It’s a charmingly wonderful country that offers wide ranging appeal and variety to all visitors, whether they’re seeking culture, adventure or simply a beach to relax on.”

West Indies Cruise With David Gower OBE

Dates: 19th February- 6th March 2019

What’s included:

  • International flights in economy class
  • Internal flights in economy class
  • UK and Barbados airport taxes
  • VIP Meet & Greet on arrival in Barbados
  • Transfers throughout
  • 5 nights accommodation at Fairmont Royal Pavilion in a Luxury Ocean Front Room on bed & breakfast basis
  • 7 days accommodation on board Crystal Esprit, in a Seabreeze Deck Suite on a fully-inclusive basis
  • 4 nights accommodation at Cap Maison in a Garden Room on a bed & breakfast basis
  • All entertainment on board including special guests
  • Cricket return transfers
  • Celebrity cricket host
  • ITC Sports Travel tour manager
  • Commemorative gifts
  • Gratuities on board Crystal Esprit
  • Port taxes

Tour Prices:

15-night tour including pre and post cruise (19 Feb – 6 Mar 2019) – prices from £17,245 pp

Crystal Esprit Cruise (24 Feb – 3 Mar 2019) – prices from £9,949 pp

Pre-cruise in Barbados (19 – 24 Feb 2019) – supp from £5,795 pp

Post-cruise in St Lucia (2 – 6 Mar 2019) – supp from £2,495 pp

To browse the expanded range of travel offered by ITC Sports Travel, please see

Author : Emily Fitzgibbons

Editor at The Glossy Magazine | Journalist & Office Manager at Salutions Limited

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