7-Day Southern Caribbean Cruise
Sailing from San Juan allows time for exploring this culturally rich city by the sea before or after your cruise. A must-visit is the largest fortress ever built in the Americas, Castillo San Felipe del Morro (El Morro, for short). Experience the smash-hit musical sensation, Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Get to know your A-B-Cs: Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao.
7-DAY Southern Caribbean Cruise – Round-Trip from San Juan, Puerto Rico
Sailing from San Juan allows time for exploring this culturally rich city by the sea before or after your cruise. A must-visit is the largest fortress ever built in the Americas, Castillo San Felipe del Morro (El Morro, for short). In Oranjestad, hop on the tram and get a local’s look at the town, a stark contrast of old and new. Say “Danki” when hopping off – that’s thank-you in Papiamentu, Aruba’s official language. In Willemstad, the Dutch influence is alive and well in its architecture and brightly painted facades. For an authentic meal, try “karko,” thinly sliced conch doused in garlic butter. Get it at Yvonne’s in the Old Market. Experience the smash-hit musical sensation, Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Get to know your A-B-Cs: Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao.
CRUISE ITINERARY OVERVIEW
SUNDAY – San Juan, Puerto Rico – 07:00 PM Embark
MONDAY – A Day at Sea
TUESDAY – Oranjestad, Aruba – 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
WEDNESDAY – Willemstad, Curaçao – 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
THURSDAY – Kralendijk, Bonaire – 06:00 AM – 02:00 PM
FRIDAY – Castries, St. Lucia – 01:00 PM – 08:00 PM (Tender Port)
SATURDAY – Basseterre, St. Kitts – 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM (Tender Port)
SUNDAY – San Juan, Puerto Rico – 07:00 AM Disembark
San Juan, Puerto Rico – Founded in 1521, San Juan’s picturesque cobblestone streets, plazas and chapels reflect its Spanish heritage. But the second oldest city in the Americas also boasts fine beaches, lush rainforests, verdant mountainsides, imposing Forts and a lovely tropical climate.
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, sherbet-colored Dutch colonial buildings, draped in bougainvillea, oleander and hibiscus are simply picturesque. Small, but informative museums relate the island’s history.
Willemstad, Curaçao – Walk around this quaint harbor town and you’ll think you’ve travelled back in time to Old Amsterdam. Admire the colorful Dutch architecture and take advantage of the excellent shopping. Relax on 17-century veranda with an ice-cold drink.
Kralendijk, Bonaire – Speak Papiamentu? That’s OK. English and Dutch are also used in Kralendijk, the capital of Bonaire, an island nestled in the Caribbean Netherlands. This spot offers an abundance of water activities from coral reef diving to kayaking, catamaran sailing and 4X4 safari adventures.
Castries, St. Lucia – A mecca for outdoor enthusiasts with thriving coral reefs and rain forest preserves. Explore the world’s only drive-in volcanic crater at Sulfur Springs. Visit the Diamond Botanical Gardens and Falls and the Morne Coubaril Estate. Experience Sandals Luxury Resorts – schedule a visit to Regency La Toc, Grande St. Lucian, or Halcyon Beach. Dine in any one or two of the 27 restaurants, enjoy the water sports, or the land sports. Indulge in a massage for two at the Red Lane Spa. Reservation required.
Basseterre, St. Kitts – 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. Shopping maps available onboard.