12/05 - 12/13/2020

9-Day Southern Caribbean Cruise

  • Day 1
    SAN JUAN - PUERTO RICO
  • Day 2
    SAN JUAN - NORWEGIAN EPIC
  • Day 3
    AT SEA
  • Day 4
    WILLEMSTAD - CURACAO
  • Day 5
    ORANJESTAD - ARUBA
  • Day 6
    KRALENDIJK - BONAIRE
  • Day 7
    CASTRIES - ST. LUCIA
  • Day 8
    BASSETERRE - ST. KITTS & NEVIS
  • Day 9
    SAN JUAN - PUERTO RICO

Tour Overview


What’s included in this cruise tour:

  • Tour manager throughout the trip
  • Cruise accommodation, meals, entertainment on board
  • Shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Taxes

Excludes

  • Onboard gratuities
  • Meals (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Personal expenditures

Tour highlights:

  • Arrive in what is considered U.S. Territory, Puerto Rico, and enjoy the colonial old town of San Juan
  • Visit the three ABC Islands in the South Caribbean (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao)
  • Journey to the colorful island of Curacao and enjoy the local orange wine
  • See the salt flats of Bonaire and the beautiful and peaceful flamingo paradise
  • Enjoy the beautiful volcanic island of St. Lucia and see the colorful sulfur pool
  • See St. Kitts Island and enjoy the World Heritage Site Brimstone Fortress

Offer ID: 1363079

Norwegian Epic
Year Built: 2010
Refurbished: 2015
Tonnage: 155,873
Passenger Capacity: 4,100

Itinerary

  • 1
    12/5 SAN JUAN - PUERTO RICO
    Arrive in San Juan, Puerto Rico today and be transferred to the hotel.
    Hotel: Double Tree Hotel San Juan or Similar
  • 2
    12/6 SAN JUAN - NORWEGIAN EPIC
    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel and get ready for our city tour of San Juan. We will first drive through San Juan’s New Town, (Condado), a city filled with high-end hotels, casinos and modern architecture buildings. Next we will visit (Old San Juan), where there are many historical Spanish colonial monuments, including Puerto Rico’s White House (Governor’s Palace); 16th-century Gothic architecture, (San Juan Cathedral); and Spanish Navy’s Fort (Fort San Cristobal.) Afterwards, we will head over to the cruise port and board the Norwegian Epic. Enjoy outstanding cuisine, fun entertainment, and much more.
    Amount of walking: Easy
    (Breakfast included)
  • 3
    12/7 AT SEA
  • 4
    12/8 WILLEMSTAD - CURACAO
    Today our cruise ship arrives in Willemstad, Curacao, a small Caribbean island off the Veneszuelan coast. It became an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 2010. While Willemstad is the capital it is also registered as a World Heritage Site in 1991. We will visit (Curacao Liquor Factory), which is famous for its orange flavored wine made from Laraha orange peel, the basic wine for cocktails such as Margarita and Mai Tai. Next see (Queen Juliana Bridge) which spans the Gulf of St. Ana is 500 meters long and 55 meters high, and is the tallest bridge in the Caribbean. Journey across the island to the west side and enjoy the beautiful scenery and charming small villages, where you can see the caves of (Boca Tabla) and the crystal clear (Knip Bay), which has been caused by erosions for many centuries.
    Amount of walking: Easy
  • 5
    12/9 ORANJESTAD - ARUBA
    Our cruise ship arrives in Aruba, the autonomous territory within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Oranjestad is the island’s largest port and capital, also known as Orange Town. The city is home to many exquisite buildings from the Dutch colonial period. First we will visit the (Aloe Vera Factory.) Aloe Vera is the most important export product of Aruba. It can be made into shampoo, body wash, sunscreen, skincare, food and much more. Next see (Casibari Rock Formation), where you can follow the trail to the top of the rock formation and enjoy a beautiful bird’s eye view of the island. Visit (Natural Bridge), a bridge that was formed out of natural coral limestone. It collapsed in 2005, forming a natural arch. See (Alto Vista Chapel), a small Catholic chapel that sits on the hills above the north shore overlooking the sea surrounded by cactus and with views of the ocean. Last but not least, visit (California Lighthouse), one of Aruba’s most famous landmarks named after the sunken ship, S.S. California. Nearby is the (Arashi Beach), known for its peacefulness and crystal clear waters.
    Amount of walking: Easy
  • 6
    12/10 KRALENDIJK - BONAIRE
    Today our cruise ship arrives in Bonaire, an island municipality of the Netherlands. We will journey through Kralendijk, the capital of Bonaire and head north to (Lake Gotomeer.) This saltwater lagoon is one of the few places in the world where pink flamingos nest. They are also called “pink clouds” and are magnificent birds to observe. You will have an opportunity to take a break in the oldest village in the Dutch Caribbean region. We will then get to see the beautiful (Salt flats) in the southern part of the island. The unique pink color is caused by the sea water evaporated by the sun, then producing algae and bacteria that are eaten by pink brine shrimp. Last but not least, visit the (Slave huts), built in 1850 during the slavery time which served as camping facilities for slaves working in the salt ponds.
    Amount of walking: Easy
  • 7
    12/11 CASTRIES - ST. LUCIA
    Our cruise ship arrives in the capital of the island nation of St. Lucia, Castries, in the Caribbean Sea. Journey along the west coast of the island through fishing villages and banana plantation and come to (Soufriere), the capital during the French colonial period and the birthplace of Napoleon’s wife, Josephine. Here you can enjoy what is considered as St. Lucia’s landmark, the (Piton Mountains.) It is divided into Big Piton and Little Piton Mountains and was listed as a World Heritage Site in 2004. See the magnificent (Piton Waterfalls) at 50 feet high, flowing into a pool surrounded by beautiful gardens forming a natural swimming pool. Visit the (Sulphur Springs), known as the “world’s only drive in volcano.” It was created due to a weak spot in the crust of a crater causing an eruption 410,000 years ago. You can also see the colorful sulfur pool up close.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 8
    12/12 BASSETERRE - ST. KITTS & NEVIS
    Today our cruise ship arrives in St. Kitts Island, also known as (St. Christopher) and together with Nevis Island it forms the island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis. First we visit the capitol (Basseterre), which was the capital of the French colonial West Indies in 1627. Since the British rule in 1727, you can see most of the architecture has an English style to its building, along with cobbled streets. Next, we head over to the (Romney Manor) and enjoy the Caribelle Batik art that has become Caribbean’s most sought after batik textiles. Visit (Brimstone Hill Fortress), which is a UN’s World Heritage Site built in 1690, which took 100 years to complete. It is currently one of the best preserved historical fortresses in America.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 9
    12/13 SAN JUAN - PUERTO RICO
    Today we disembark in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your safe flight back home.