Southern Caribbean from New York (17 days)
Your deluxe coach departs the Maritimes and overnights in Portsmouth, NH before the cruise. We arrive in New York City and board the Norwegian Dawn for an 14-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean. This cruise features Eight Ports of Call such as Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; Kralendijk, Bonaire; St.George's, Grenada; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; Basseterre, St. Kitts; and St. Thomas, USVI.
Deluxe motor coach transportation from the Maritimes
2 nights accommodation at the Hampton Inn Portsmouth Central including Breakfast
14-day Southern Caribbean Cruise aboard the Norwegian Dawn
All meals aboard the Norwegian Dawn (excluding specialty restaurants)
Entertainment on board the Norwegian Dawn
Prepaid Onboard Gratuities and a choice of 1 of 3 amenities
Day 1: Maritimes to Portsmouth, NH
Meet your Tour Director, Driver and fellow passengers as you travel through the Maritimes and into the United States. This evening we will check into our host hotel in Portsmouth, NH for a one night stay. Tonight, explore the nearby shops and restaurants or relax in the hotel. The hotel shuttle can provide transportation to nearby locations.
Day 2: Board the Norwegian Dawn
Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet your Tour Director. This morning we will depart for New York City with rest breaks along the way. Arrive at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal early this afternoon and board the Norwegian Dawn for your 14-day Southern Caribbean Cruise. Once on board, you are free to explore and get acquainted with the ship. This evening, we will set sail from Manhattan at 4:00 PM. Join your Tour Director and fellow travelers for dinner this evening or feel free to check out the more than 10 dining options on board. Be sure to head to the Stardust Theatre this evening for the Welcome Aboard show which provides an overview of the great entertainment you will find on board over the next several days.
Day 3: Day at Sea
Today is a full day at sea. Enjoy the onboard activities provided or curl up on a lounge chair with a good book. Or, try your luck in the casino. Your Tour Director will be available in the lobby from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM for any questions or concerns.
Day 4: Day at Sea
Today is a full day at sea. Why not go for a swim or attend a talk? Your Tour Director will be available in the lobby from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM for any questions or concerns.
Day 5: Day at Sea
Today is a full day at sea. Take advantages of the many activities planned throughout the day by the onboard Cruise Director staff. Your Tour Director will be available in the lobby from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM for any questions or concerns.
Day 6: Oranjestad, Aruba
Incredibly white sands and cobalt blue seas make the small island of Aruba a popular destination. In the bustling freeport town of Oranjestad, sherbert-coloured Dutch colonial buildings, draped in bougainvillea, oleander, and hibiscus are simply picturesque. Small, but informative museums relate the island's history. Oranjestad is home to some of Aruba's residents as well as many governmental buildings; Fort Zoutman & Historical Museum is the island's oldest building.
Day 7: Willemstad, Curacao
Walk around this quaint harbour town and you will think you have traveled back to Old Amsterdam. You may choose to admire the colourful Dutch architecture and take advantage of the excellent shopping or relax on a 17-century veranda with a drink made with the famous Curacao liqueur. Curacao's consistent climate makes its warm waters ideal for diving, snorkeling, and other water sports year-round.
Day 8: Kralentijk, Bonaire
Speak Papiamentu? That's OK. English and Dutch are also used in Kralendijk, the capital of Bonaire, and island nestled in the Caribbean Netherlands. This spot offers an abundance of water activities from coral reef diving to kayaking, catamaran sail, ng and 4x4 safari adventures. Kralendijk is famous for its diving - the island is surrounded by a Marine Park - Bonaire also offers such treats as flamingos, hiking and the only barefoot casino in the Caribbean.
Day 9: St. George's Grenada
The capital of Grenada is as foot-friendly a city as they come. In the heart of the city is bustling Market Square. Once used for slave trading and political rallies, today you'll find farmers and vendors selling the fruits of their labour - literally. From fresh, local produce, herbs, and spices such as nutmeg, ginger and cocoa to local arts and crafts. There's also no shortage of history here. Built in 1704 by the French, Grenada's National Museum is one of the oldest structures in town. Then there's the historic Anglican Church constructed in 1825. If you prefer discovering treasures of a tropical kind, you'll find the perfect little paradise at St. George's Harbour.
Day 10: Bridgetown, Barbados
The most British of all of the Caribbean islands, games of cricket are as common here as the typical island water sports. Visit the third-oldest Parliament in the entire Commonwealth. Stroll the inviting beaches of Carlisle Bay, tour a rum factory, or visit the historical Garrison area. Bridgetown is the only city outside continental North America that George Washington visited. The George Washington House, the actual house where he stayed, is now part of the Garrison Historic Area.
Day 11: Castries, St. Lucia
Castries is the main city of St. Lucia and is known for its abundant shopping options and Duty-free shops. A mecca for outdoor enthusiasts with thriving coral reefs and rainforest preserves. Explore the world's only drive-in volcanic creator at Sulfer Springs. Visit the Diamond Botanical Gardens and Falls at the Morne Coubaril Estate.
Day 12: Basseterre, St. Kitts
Basseterre is one of the oldest towns in the Eastern Caribbean with the tallest mountain in the Lesser Antilles, La Grand Soufriere. Black rocks and black sand are a hallmark of its volcanic past. Although founded by the French in 1627, St. Kitts is a very British paradise where cricket and tea are the norm. The dramatic mixed island landscape is rimmed in gold-sand beaches and dotted with well-preserved plantations left over from when the island was covered with sugar cane.
Day 13: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
The town of Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking harbours in the world. Once home to pirates of long ago, today visitors find treasures of a different kind, for now beautiful beaches and bountiful duty-free shopping are truly its claim to fame. St. Thomas is also known as the "Rock City", a name given by the locals for its hilly terrain.
Day 14: Day at Sea
Today is a full day at sea. Have you visited the library yet? There are lots of books available to borrow and board games. Your Tour Director is available in the lobby from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM for any questions or concerns.
Day 15: Day at Sea
Today is a full day at sea. Enjoy the band on the top deck of play some shuffleboard. Your Tour Director is available in the lobby from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM for any questions or concerns.
Day 16: Disembark Norwegian Dawn
This morning we will arrive in New York City at approximately 10:00 AM. After disembarking the Norwegian Dawn, we will gather or luggage and board our motor coach to travel to Portsmouth, NH. We will stop for rest breaks and lunch along the way. Arrive at our host hotel, the Hampton Inn Portsmouth Central. Once we check in you are free to explore nearby shops and restaurants or relax in the hotel. The hotel shuttle can provide transportation to nearby locations.
Day 17: Homeward Bound!
Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. Check out of the hotel and begin our journey home. We will stop for rest breaks along the way. A stop will also be made at Duty-Free before we cross the Canada/US border at Houlton, ME. Arrive home in the Maritimes later this evening. Say goodbye to your Driver, Tour Director and newfound friends with many happy memories of your Southern Caribbean No-Fly Cruise Tour.
Per person rates in Canadian funds, tax included:
Inside Cabin - $3309
Ocean View - $3929
Balcony Cabin - $4769
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.