Discover forgotten connections between the Caribbean and 18th-century America on a scenic and enriching cruise aboard the elegant sailing yacht Sea Cloud, originally built for Marjorie Merriweather Post. Visit historic estates, art collections, iconic landmarks, and sumptuous gardens as you travel round trip from the Dutch side of Sint Maarten on this historic sea vessel. Call at St. Kitts, to learn how this small island's history shaped the course of the American Revolution. Next, step ashore for a day on îles des Saintes, site of the most significant naval battle ever fought in the Caribbean between the British and the French. Stop at the often-overlooked island of Dominica, home to a UNESCO-listed military fortress. Call at Nevis, the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, and visit his childhood home. Spend time on the magical island of Antigua, known for its inexhaustible bounty of secluded beaches. Wander the hiking trails and splendid town streets on the Dutch island of St. Eustatius, and savor a day among the white-sand beaches of St. Barthélemy. Return to Sint Maarten for disembarkation.