Enjoy a 14 Night cruise around the Caribbean visiting a host of islands in different regions of the Caribbean. Departing Fort Lauderdale in Florida this cruise visits the US Virgin Islands, Antigua, St. Kitts, Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad, Curacao & Aruba. Includes 1 night in a 4* Miami hotel before the cruise.
Enjoy all new original musicals created exclusively by Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy & Academy award-winning composer of Wicked, Godspell, and Pippin. Schwartz’s first show Magic to Docombines a musical revue of his most famous songs with dazzling magic.
|DATE||5th November 2019|
|DURATION||15 Nights (14 Night Cruise + 1 night hotel)|
|PRICE||From just €2,049 pp|
Enjoy a 14 Night cruise around the Caribbean visiting a host of islands in different regions of the Caribbean. Departing Fort Lauderdale in Florida this cruise visits the US Virgin Islands, Antigua, St. Kitts, Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad, Curacao & Aruba.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Miami, Florida, USA:
Following your flight from Dublin, you will be transferred to the hotel in Miami for a one night stay before the cruise.
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, USA:
Following your night in a Miami hotel you will be transferred to the port in Fort Lauderdale to board the 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 3-4: At Sea:
Day 5: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands:
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: Antigua:
The largest of the British Leeward Islands, Antigua (pronounced an-tee-ga) boasts one of the Caribbean’s most spectacular coastlines with secluded coves and sun-drenched beaches. The island’s rolling hills are dotted with stone sugar mills, relics from the bygone era when sugar was king. Historic Nelson’s Dockyard, where Admiral Horatio Nelson quartered his fleet in 1784, attests to Antigua’s long and colorful nautical history during colonial times. And St. John’s, the island’s bustling capital, offers visitors a wealth of boutiques, restaurants and pubs.
Day 7: St. Kitts:
Jagged volcanoes soaring above azure and turquoise seas, dense rainforests in myriad shades of green, rolling fields of sugarcane–welcome to St. Kitts. Along with its neighbor, Nevis, St. Kitts presents an exotic landscape more common to Polynesia than the Caribbean. The islands’ terrain, rich soil, and climate made them ideal locations for raising sugarcane. In fact, St. Kitts and Nevis were once the crown jewels of the Caribbean. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Spain, France and England vied for control of the islands, with the English finally winning out in 1787. Today, British and French heritage is evident on both islands. Basseterre, the capital of St. Kitts, boasts fine, restored colonial buildings. Impressive Brimstone Hill Fortress, called the “Gibraltar of the West Indies,” is one of the most impressive fortresses in the Caribbean.
Day 8: Martinique:
To the Arawak, Martinique was their treasured “isle of flowers.” Lying in the Lesser Antilles between Dominica and St. Lucia, the island is a tropical paradise of dense rain forest, rolling savanna and stunning beaches. The rich volcanic soil nourishes banana plantations and pineapple fields as well as mangoes, papayas, lemons, limes, and West Indian cherries. Little wonder that Columbus praised Martinique as the “best, most fertile, most delightful, and most charming land in the world.” Martinique’s cultural heritage is as rich and bountiful as its soil. The island has been governed by France for over three centuries. Today an overseas department of France, the island boasts a culture that is a unique and zesty blend of French, Caribbean, African and Middle Eastern influences, resulting in that spicy combination called Créole. Créole culture is reflected in Martinique’s architecture, cuisine, language, and music. For years the mayor of Fort-de-France was the internationally acclaimed Créole poet Aimé Césaire. Five centuries after Columbus made his landfall, Martinique remains a rare flower in the Caribbean.
Day 9: Barbados:
Barbados is one of the few Caribbean islands solely colonized by one nation. It’s no wonder Bajans describe their country as being “more English than England sheself,” surnames like Worthing and Hastings abound. But look around and you know you’re not in England: rich and fertile tropical fields meet a glistening, azure sea. The soft pastels of old chattel houses blend with the vibrant reds, oranges, and greens of roadside fruit stands. In short, Barbados exudes a charm all its own. Perhaps it is due to Bajan culture, that celebrated blend of English tradition and the African heritage brought to the island by slaves imported to work the sugar plantations. The potent brew which results flavors every aspect of island life, from music, dance and art, to religion, language and food.
Day 10: Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago:
Trinidad, the birthplace of steel pan and calypso music, is one of the Caribbean’s most vibrant and interesting destinations. The island and its capital city, Port of Spain, are both industrial and cosmopolitan. In fact, Trinidad and Tobago is the largest oil exporter in the Western Hemisphere and one of the most industrialized nations in the West Indies. About the size of Delaware, the island of Trinidad boasts a profusion of floral growth and an incredibly diverse population. Once a prime destination for business travelers, it is now becoming a serious vacation destination. There is plenty to see here, from the Asa Wright Nature Center, devoted to naturalists and bird watchers, to the more traditional tourist attractions like the Queen’s Park Savannah, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and the Magnificent Seven, a strand of impressive colonial houses reflecting Trinidad’s unique heritage. Port of Spain serves as your gateway to this lush tropical island with echoes of its colonial past.
Day 11: At Sea:
Day 12: Curacao:
Historians still contend over which European adventurer first spied the largest island in the former Netherlands Antilles. Some historians claim the honor for Alonzo de Ojeda; other historians champion Amerigo Vespucci. Little does it matter; today’s travelers are content to bask beneath sunny skies cooled by the trade winds. Lying some 40 miles off Venezuela, Curaçao boasts a landscape that is dramatic, stark, and volcanic. In contrast, Willemstad, the capital, seems a cozy Dutch haven with its neat row houses. And while those gabled and tiled roofs illustrate the island’s heritage, the bright, pastel houses speak pure Caribbean. Islanders themselves reflect this same colorful contrast: over 50 different nationalities have come to call Curaçao their home.
Day 13: Aruba:
Dutch influence still lingers on this balmy Caribbean island, part of the former Netherlands Antilles until its independence in 1986. Aruba is a contrast: the island’s arid interior is dotted with cactus and windswept divi-divi trees while secluded coves and sandy beaches make up its coast. Aruba’s long and colorful heritage is reflected in its dialect. Called Papiamento, it is a tongue that combines elements of Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, African and English.
Day 14-15: At Sea:
Day 16: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida:
Following disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Dublin.
1 Night in a 4* Miami hotel.
14 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.
Guest Capacity: 3,140 lower berths
Inaugural Cruise: April 3, 2004
Last Refurbished: March 2017
Christener: Jill Whelan, “Vicki Stubing” from “The Love Boat”
Dining and Snacks: Crafted by Curtis Stone (dining room dishes), Chocolate Journeys(SM) (desserts), Salty Dog Grill (burgers, hot dogs & street tacos), Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria (specialty restaurant)^, Crown Grill (steakhouse specialty restaurant)^, Steamers Seafood (specialty restaurant)^, Planks BBQ (specialty restaurant)^, World Fresh Marketplace (buffet), Vines (wine & seafood bar)^, Slice Pizzeria (poolside pizza), International Café (coffee, snacks, light meals & desserts), Coffee & Cones (coffee & ice cream), Ultimate Balcony Dining, 24-hour room service
^Nominal charges may apply
Showrooms/Lounges: Princess Theater, Explorers Lounge, Wheelhouse Bar, Skywalkers Nightclub Club Fusion, Churchill Lounge, Crooners Bar
Guest Services: The Sanctuary, Movies Under the Stars poolside screen, Lotus Spa and Fitness Center, Piazza Atrium, Casino, Wedding Chapel, Sports Deck, Kid’s and Teen’s Centers, Library, Internet Café, Photo/Video Gallery, Art Gallery, The Princess Shops, Guest Services Desk, Shore Excursions Desk, Medical Center
Number of Crew: 1200
Length: 952 feet
Height: 193 feet
Number of Decks: 19
Dates & Prices
|05 November 2019||€2,049||Inside Cabin||Book Now|
|05 November 2019||€2,499||Oceanview Cabin||Book Now|
|05 November 2019||€2,829||Balcony Cabin||Book Now|
- Flight from Dublin to Miami
- All transfers airport / hotel / port
- 1 night in a 4* Miami hotel
- 14 nights onboard the 5* Caribbean Princess based on 2 sharing
- Superb dining on a full board basis
- Enjoy all new original musicals created exclusively by Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy & Academy award-winning composer of Wicked, Godspell, and Pippin. Catch Movies Under the Stars®, our giant 300-square foot poolside movie theater with a 69,000-watt sound system
- Return transfer from port to airport
- Flight from Miami to Dublin
- Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person
- Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
- Non-refundable deposit of 15% 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.