Colonies & the Caribbean|The Founding of English America: Privateers & Private Collections Aboard Silversea's Silver Wind March 3 - 10, 2019
The Colonies of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, sat on the outer edge of a booming plantation complex that stretched across the Caribbean and drew heavily on that colorful region for much of its cultural and economic life. Many of the hidden bays and sheltered coves were discovered by famous privateers of this era, such as Christopher Newport, John Smith, and Sir Walter Raleigh, all of whom played a key role in the formation of the Colony of Virginia.
From the Great Houses of Barbados (George Washington’s home and St. Nicholas Abbey) to Alexander Hamilton and Nevis, we will journey to islands with rich historical treasures, azure waters, breathtaking beaches and lush rainforests, aboard the small and luxuriously appointed Silver Wind (296-passenger, all-suite ship). We will explore San Juan, St. Bart’s, Nevis and St. Kitts, Dominica, Tobago, Granada, St. Lucia and Barbados.
Joining us on this journey is beloved CNU professor, Dr. Phil Hamilton, a widely published expert on the American Revolutionary and and early American colonial history. CNU friends have already made reservations! Prices begin at $2790.00 per person double occupancy and include free roundtrip airfare**.
**Reservations must be made before May 31, 2018
Rosemary and I hope our most treasured Christopher Newport friends will be with us on our next unforgettable CNU travel adventure! Best Wishes, Paul Trible