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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Iconic Southern Caribbean

Discover the idyllic, sun-drenched islands of the southern Caribbean including Aruba with its pristine beaches, and St Lucia overlooked by the famous Pitons, on this brand new cruise from Miami. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Oranjestad
  • Willemstad
  • St Lucia
  • Basseterre
  • Basseterre
  • Charlotte Amalie
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Iconic Southern Caribbean Special Offer

Discover island cultures, incredible natural beauty and a wealth of history on this relaxing cruise exploring the southern Caribbean.

Join your ship in the lively city of Miami and cruise to the beautiful Dutch of Aruba, where you'll enjoy a scenic drive taking in the Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins and the pretty Alto Vista Chapel. Continue to colourful Willemstad with its UNESCO-listed Old Town. Stroll along the streets lined with brightly painted buildings, and admire the spectacular panoramic views from Fort Beekenburg.

St Lucia is overlooked by the incredible Pitons and is home to the picturesque Marquis Estate, while idyllic St Kitt's has a wealth of ornate Victorian and Georgian architecture. The next port of call on this superb cruise is picture-postcard St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, where you can enjoy a scenic drive, the highlight being the famous Mountain Top offering stunning vistas. See the sights of San Juan on an exciting walking tour, taking in the magnificent Fort San Cristobal, the neoclassical Cathedral of San Juan Bautista and the Plaza de Armas.

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Iconic Southern Caribbean Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Miami (USA)

Fly from the UK to Miami and embark your ship.

Days 2-3 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during relaxing days at sea.

Day 4 - Oranjestad (Aruba)

Discover the beautiful Dutch island of Aruba and its colourful capital, Oranjestad. The city developed around Fort Zoutman and became the capital in the 1820s. Away from the island's popular tourist spots, you'll find miles of unspoiled beaches and scenery. Enjoy a scenic drive stopping at the Natural Bridge where you'll learn how the power of nature has sculpted the landscape to create this unique piece of architecture. Continue past the Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins and hear tales of Aruba's 19th-century gold rush, and on to the beautiful Alto Vista Chapel. Optional excursions include a visit to a butterfly and ostrich farm, a 4x4 safari to Arikok National Park, and a sunset catamaran cruise.

Day 5 - Willemstad (Curacao)

Explore colourful town Willemstad with its UNESCO-listed Old Town. Streets are lined with brightly painted buildings and you can see a mix of Spanish and Dutch colonial architecture. Enjoy a drive to Caracas Bay, stopping for photographs and to admire the view from Fort Beekenburg. Return to Willemstad and stop at Wilhelmina Square. You can choose to return to the ship or continue to the Maritime Museum. After, explore the colourful Old Town with its harbour which is spanned by the Queen Emma Bridge. At Fort Amsterdam, see the Governor's Palace and old Fortkirche church, before passing the Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, the oldest in the Americas. There are a selection of optional tours available, including a visit to the 200,000-year-old Hato Caves, and an ostrich farm.

Day 6 - At sea

Relax and enjoy the facilities on board during a day at sea.

Day 7 - Castries (St Lucia)

Arrive at the mountainous island of St Lucia, renowned for the soaring Pitons. Enjoy a short tour of Castries before ascending to the suburb of Morne Fortune to enjoy panoramic views across the city. At the Morne complex, see the Inniskilling Monument, before enjoying a drive along hillside byways to La Guerre. Take in spectacular views of the Marquis Estate, once the largest banana plantation on the island. Continue to Stony Hill, a private home, where you'll enjoy a cool refreshment. There is the opportunity to join one of the optional excursions. Discover St Lucia's dense rainforest on an open air gondola, try helmet diving at Pigeon Island, or opt for whale watching.

Day 8 - Basseterre (St Kitts)

St Kitts was Britain's first Caribbean settlement and had a huge sugar boom. Head into Basseterre and admire the impressive Victorian and Georgian architecture. See the Berkeley Memorial Clock Tower and Independence Square, before stopping at Fairview Great House and Botanical Garden. Explore the well-preserved rooms including the original kitchen, then follow the stone bridge to the tropical botanical garden. Today's optional excursions include an island drive, a ride on the St Kitts railway, and a kayaking trip.

Day 9 - Charlotte Amalie (St Thomas)

St Thomas' capital, Charlotte Amalie, is located on one of the most beautiful harbours in the region. Enjoy a scenic drive along a breathtaking route, making frequent stops to take in the incredible vistas. The highlight of the excursion is the famous Mountain Top. Later, stroll around the shopping area and taste the local rum or banana daiquiri. Alternative excursions are available at an additional cost, including a relaxing catamaran cruise, and a walking tour showcasing the hidden treasures of St Thomas.

Day 10 - San Juan (Puerto Rico)

Discover the important monuments and plazas of San Juan on a guided walking tour. Begin at the impressive Fort San Cristobal set against a stunning backdrop, before continuing to the governor's mansion at the Plazuela de la Rogativa. Pass the San Juan Gate which once encircled the city, and admire the neoclassical Cathedral of San Juan Bautista. Finally, arrive at the Plaza de Armas to view the Four Seasons Fountain. Optional tours include a visit to the El Yunque rainforest, horseback riding in the foothills of the rainforest, and a trip to a working coffee plantation.

Days 11-12 - At sea

Relax and enjoy the facilities on board during relaxing days at sea.

Day 13 - Miami (USA) - UK

Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 12-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Complimentary shore excursion in every port with a wide choice of optional extra excursions available
  • House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Choice of dining options from casual to private dining and al fresco dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tea and coffee available 24 hours
  • Wi-fi throughout the ship
  • Gratuities
  • All port charges and government taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional optional shore excursions

Additional Information

  • Included Excursions:
  • Aruba Aruba Panorama Tour
  • Willemstad Snapshots of Willemstad Tour
  • St Lucia St Lucia Panorama Tour
  • St Kitts Historic Basseterre and Fairview Great House Tour
  • St Thomas Scenic Island Tour including Mountain Top
  • Puerto Rico Historic Old San Juan Walking Tour
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Map for Iconic Southern Caribbean
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