*Caribbean Island Treasures

£500pp Early Booking Discount

Holiday Details

Caribbean Islands 13th Nov 2020
London Heathrow 11 nights
*Viking Ocean Cruises £3,590.00

*Caribbean Island Treasures

 

Azure waters & emerald isles

Experience six idyllic islands on one spectacular journey. Embark in Miami, Florida’s sun-kissed city of glorious beaches and elegant art deco buildings. Explore San Juan, Puerto Rico’s colorful capital. Discover the Caribbean landscapes and half-French, half-Dutch culture of St. Martin. Take in the natural wonders of Antigua. And marvel at lush tropical splendor as you embrace the colonial accents and native charms of St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Thomas.

 

 

Day 1 — Miami, United States

Arrive in Miami today, Florida’s sun-kissed city of glimmering high-rises and vibrant culture on scenic Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Settle in to your veranda stateroom and take time to explore your ship amid Miami’s coastal beauty.

Day 2 — Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

As you sail the Atlantic Ocean today, take advantage of your ship’s many amenities. You might take in an enrichment lecture on board, or sip a cocktail and enjoy the view through the two story panoramic windows of the Explorer’s Lounge.

Day 3 — Cruise the Caribbean Sea

Once European explorers stumbled upon the Caribbean’s emerald islands and white-sand shores kissed by turquoise waters, the paradisiacal setting became the backdrop for armadas and expedition ships. Soon, rich legends of marauding pirates, swashbucklers and cannon skirmishes at sea were born, and these waters became synonymous with adventure and hidden treasures of glittering sixpence. But it was trade that provided the real profits on these shores, as those same ships returned to the New World laden with sugar. Today, international divers travel here to explore some of the world’s finest coral reefs. And deep underwater in the seabed, a rich oil field makes this one of the largest oil-producing regions in the world. As you sail these historic waters today, perhaps take in an enrichment lecture that explores one of these topics, or relax in your own waters in the Infinity Pool or The Spa.

Day 4 — San Juan (Puerto Rico), United States

Take in the history and architectural beauty of San Juan, from its fanciful Condado district to the magnificent 16th-century Fort San Felipe del Morro, set on a promontory at the entrance to San Juan Bay. Or visit the lush woodland of the El Yunque national rainforest.

Day 5 — Philipsburg, St. Martin

Explore two countries on one island today when you call on St. Martin. You will dock on the Dutch side, in Philipsburg, and have the chance to contrast the two cultures. See the great salt pond on the Dutch side, the charming old village of Quartier-d’Orleans and the French capital, Marigot. Or, embark on an exhilarating experience copiloting a multimillion-dollar boat during a simulated “America’s Cup” race.

Day 6 — St. John’s, Antigua

Visit Antigua today, once Britain’s “Gateway to the Caribbean.” On an island tour from our berth in St. John’s, you will admire lush green beauty all around and visit English Harbor. Its restored Georgian dockyard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is named for Admiral Horatio Nelson, who commanded the Crown’s fleet here in the 18th century. Today, yachts line the quays. But the island’s beautiful scenery has not changed since Nelson’s day, blanketed with tropical forests and punctuated by sheer cliffs dropping into blue waters.

Day 7 — Castries, St. Lucia

Call on the lush and mountainous island of St. Lucia, with its sheltered harbors, quiet byways and Creole-inspired cuisine. A short drive from our berth in Castries, admire breathtaking views of azure waters and hillsides shrouded in tropical green. Witness the art of batik making here and glimpse prolific banana plantations. Or, venture across the island to view the spectacular Pitons, towering twin peaks draped in forests.

Day 8 — St. Kitts (Basseterre), St. Kitts & Nevis

Call on St. Kitts today, Britain’s first Caribbean settlement that grew into a sugar-producing powerhouse; 68 plantations operated at the height of the boom. You will learn about this lucrative colonial era at St. Kitts’s Fairview Great House & Botanical Garden, a fascinating repository of relics and beautifully preserved rooms that provide a glimpse of the lives of sugar barons. Or, visit the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 9 — St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, United States

Explore one of the Caribbean’s most beloved islands today, St. Thomas. You will dock within walking distance of its capital, Charlotte Amalie, set on one of the most picturesque harbors in the region. Get acquainted with the beauty of St. Thomas during a scenic drive along a spectacular route, stopping at the famous Mountain Top for breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding islands. Alternately, you might cross the emerald-green island to Magens Bay, home to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Day 10 — Cruise the Caribbean Sea

As you sail the sapphire blue waters of the Caribbean toward Miami, take advantage of your ship’s many amenities. You might take in an enrichment lecture on board, or sip a cocktail and enjoy the view through the two-story panoramic windows of the Explorers’ Lounge.

Day 11 — Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

As we sail the Atlantic toward Miami, enjoy a day indulging in the amenities of your ship. You might find your inner calm with yoga on the Sports Deck. Lounge by the Main Pool with its retractable roof and enjoy a cocktail at the Aquavit Bar. Tonight, after an al fresco dinner at the World Café, settle in for some light jazz and a nightcap at Torshavn.

Day 12 — Miami, United States

Disembark your ship today and depart for home, or extend your stay in Miami and take in the city’s lively Cuban-American culture and fresh cuisine, plus the vibrant art deco architecture of South Beach.

 

Enjoy it all, it’s all included:

– Return scheduled flights from the UK

– Private veranda stateroom

– All delicious on board meals in a choice of multiple dining venues

– Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

– Free 24-hour room service

– Speciality teas and coffees any time on board

– Complimentary excursion in almost every port of call

– Evening entertainment, lectures and port talks

– Free Wi-Fi on board (restrictions apply) OR Free Wi-Fi on board

– Free use of spa facilities

PLUS……Free Gratuities on ALL cruises

 

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