Cruising is the ideal way for families to reconnect, from grandparents to grandkids and everyone in between. Share the joy of discovery on fascinating excursions, delight in entertaining group activities on board and, best of all, stay in a family suite or book adjoining rooms that keep family members close by. Enjoy a relaxing tour of the beautiful Caribbean on this 7-night cruise on board 5* Caribbean Princess. Including direct flights with Aer Lingus and an overnight stay in a 4* hotel in Miami before your cruise and a 1 night stay in Miami after your cruise.
Departing Ft Lauderdale in Sunny Florida this cruise heads straight to the Princess Cruise Lines private resort in the Bahamas – Princess Cays is situated on more than 40 acres and features over a half-mile of white-sand shoreline! Your cruise then visits St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and St. Maarten. The cruise then returns to Florida for a final call at Ft Lauderdale.
|DESTINATION||Caribbean – Bahamas, US Virgin Islands, St. Maarten|
|FROM||Dublin / Florida|
|DATE||25 May 2018|
|DURATION||9 Nights (7-night cruise + 2-night hotel)|
|PRICE||From €1,499 pp|
Enjoy a relaxing tour of the beautiful Caribbean on this 7-night cruise on board 5* Royal Princess including an overnight stay in a 4* hotel in Miami.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Miami, Florida, USA:
Following your flight from Dublin, you will be transferred to a hotel in Miami for your one night stay giving you a chance to relax on the famous beaches or explore this lively city.
Adjectives such as glitzy and glamorous and fun and funky only hint at the reason Miami’s a world-renowned international destination. In the 500 years since Ponce de León arrived in search of the elusive fountain of youth, people have flocked here to capture the city’s energy, vitality and alluring charms. While the city’s noted for its towering palm trees, glittering blue ocean vistas and pristine beaches, beautiful weather, beautiful places and beautiful people it’s also home to an intriguing history, lively culture and postcard-perfect architecture. From the “walking trees” and ‘gator spotting in the Everglades to celebrity spotting in South Beach, Miami’s sure to impress.
Day 2: Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Depart 16:00
Following your overnight in Miami, you will be transferred to the port in Ft. Lauderdale to board the magnificent 5* Caribbean Princess.
According to the popular 1960 beach movie, Fort Lauderdale is “where the boys are.” The city’s reputation as America’s Spring Break capital, however, has been replaced with the more favorable image of a prime family tourist destination, attracting more than 10 million visitors annually. The most popular beach resort in Florida is even more rightly famed as the “Yachting Capital of the World,” with more than 40,000 registered crafts calling its waters home. The city also prides itself on being the “Venice of America” with more than 300 miles of navigable waterways. Fort Lauderdale boasts world-class theaters, museums, sightseeing, and shopping.
The city sits 24 miles north of Miami and is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the second Seminole War. The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale, who was the commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort. Look hard and you might find remnants of three of them today. More people seem to be interested in taking a water tour aboard the “Carrie B.”
Day 3: Princess Cays, Bahamas: Arrive 09.00 Depart 17.00
Join us at our exclusive port of call, Princess Cays, where you’ll enjoy a private beach party on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. One hundred miles long and only two miles wide, Eleuthera offers unspoiled beaches. Our private resort at Princess Cays is situated on more than 40 acres and features over a half-mile of white-sand shoreline, all at the southern tip of the island. The resort boasts outstanding amenities while carefully preserving this natural paradise. Take in the views from the observation tower. Enjoy a complimentary beach barbecue. Sip a cool drink or browse the shops and the local craft market. All of Princess Cays’ facilities are linked by walkways. Recreational activities abound. Enjoy volleyball and a full range of water sports, or simply relax on the beach.
Note: Snorkel equipment, sea boards, floats, kayaks, paddle wheelers, the banana boat rides, aqua chairs, beach clamshells, bungalows, etc. can be pre-reserved.
Please be advised that all tours and activities at Princess Cays, including equipment rentals and water sports, are sold on a NO-REFUND basis after closing time for cancellation. Please see the posted time on the Tour Order Forms onboard.
Day 4: At Sea:
Day 5: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands: Arrive 10.00 Depart 22.00
The US Virgin Islands are America’s paradise, offering an easygoing blend of island ways and American practicality. St. Thomas, capital of the island group, offers every imaginable sport: snorkeling, golfing, hiking, and sailing. Just a few miles away lay St. John and Virgin Islands National Park. Stunning mountain scenery, crystalline waters, and white-sand beaches with palms swaying in the breeze – the US Virgin Islands are truly a slice of paradise. The harbor is easily one of the Caribbean’s most scenic. The United States purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million in gold. St. Thomas has a reputation as a duty free-mecca for shopping.
Day 6: St Maarten: Arrive 07.00 Depart 18.00
St. Maarten offers a delightful case of split personality. Legend has it that a Frenchman and a Dutchman divided ownership of the island through a walk-off: Standing back to back, the two headed in opposite directions, walking around the island until they met. Perhaps the Dutchman paused for a refreshing brew. At any rate, the French ended up claiming 21 square miles of the island to 16 square miles for the Dutch. This lively tale says much about St. Maarten’s easygoing ways. No formal boundary exists between the Dutch and French sides of the island; a simple welcome sign tells you when you cross from one country to the other. But the differences are as noticeable as the spelling of the island’s name. The French spell it St. Martin. And it’s this split personality that lends so much to the island’s charms, including an international reputation for the finest cuisine in the Caribbean.
Day 7-8: At Sea:
Day 9: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: Arrive 06.00
Following your departure from the ship, you will be transferred to the hotel in Miami.
Day 10: Miami, Florida:
Following your overnight stay at the 4* Miami hotel, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home to Dublin.
2 Nights in a Miami hotel and 7 Nights accommodation aboard the 5 Star Caribbean Princess, operated by Princess Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on Caribbean Princess)
Exciting adventures await aboard Caribbean Princess, as she sets sail with a multi-million-dollar array of luxurious enhancements. From staterooms that offer a more restful sleep, to endless tempting new dining options, fresh experiences for kids and teens, plus other upgrades, you’ll find Caribbean Princess herself has come back new.
Dates & Prices
|25 May 2018||€1,499||Inside Cabin||Book Now|
|25 May 2018||€1,559||Obstructed Oceanview Cabin||Book Now|
|25 May 2018||€1,619||Oceanview Cabin||Book Now|
|25 May 2018||€1,769||Balcony Cabin||Book Now|
- Direct flight from Dublin to Miami with Aer Lingus
- All transfers from airport – hotel – port
- 1 night in a Miami hotel before the cruise
- 7 nights onboard the 5* Royal Princess based on 2 sharing
- Superb dining on a full board basis while on board
- Entertainment onboard
- 1 night in a Miami hotel before the cruise
- Direct flight from Miami to Dublin with Aer Lingus
- Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person
- Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
- Non-refundable deposit of €250 per person
- Optional Insurance available (call for details)
- Child and family prices available on request
- These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.