Eastern Caribbean Cruise
January 14 - 25, 2021 (12 Days)
CRUISE TOUR INCLUDES:
Round-trip airfare ABQ to Tampa (not including baggage & in-flight charges)
One night’s lodging at excellent hotel
Transfers from airport to hotel, to ship and to airport
10-night cruise with all meals onboard
All Shipboard gratuities (except for spa services, specialty drinks and excursion tour guides)
Baggage handling at hotel (for one piece)
Government and air taxes and fees
Your SUN TOURS Escort (with 20 or more travelers)
*CAT 09 – Double Occupancy
DEPOSIT: $900 per person now holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: October 8, 2020
None - Through Oct. 8
25%* - October 9 – 26, 2020
50%* - October 27 – November 11, 2020
75%* - November 12 – December 8, 2020
100% - After December 9, 2020
*Percentage of total price
TRAVEL PROTECTION IS AVAILABLE STARTING AT $206
Single rates are available upon request.
This lovely cruise will fulfill our dreams of the Caribbean. We’ll overnight in Tampa, then board the 2170-passenger, newly refurbished Celebrity Constellation. With stops in Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Maarten. St. Thomas, and Puerta Plata, plus 4 days of gorgeous sailing, this is the warm weather, blue water cruise we’ve been dreaming of.
We depart Albuquerque on our flight to Tampa, where we’ll overnight.
DAY 2 B, D
Today, we board our ship but have the day to explore Tampa.
Day 3 B,L,D
The Celebrity Constellation leaves port and we begin our cruise. Today we sail in waters off the coast of Florida. Perhaps we’ll start our vacation with a massage in the spa or lounge by the pool.
DAY 4 B, L, D
Another day of relaxing at sea is ours. Board games, reading or strolling the Promenade deck – so many choices!
DAY 5 B, L, D
Docking today at San Juan, Puerto Rico, we find gorgeous landscape with lush green mountains, underground caves, balmy waters, white-sandy beaches, delicious rum drinks and so much more. Perhaps we’ll spend an afternoon snorkeling and discover the beautiful marine life of the Caribbean Sea while swimming among the fish, coral communities, mangrove forests, and seagrass beds. Or tour the Bacardi Headquarters to learn about rum making. Or how about a stroll on the blue-toned cobblestone streets of Old San Juan?
DAY 6 B, L, D
Our second stop is Basseterre, St. Kitts. We can explore French and English colonial architecture, breathtaking beaches, and lush landscapes beneath soaring mountain peaks. Walking distance from the St. Kitts cruise port, find the Circus and Independence Square. The Circus is a roundabout lined by local shops with artisanal batik clothing, leatherwork, and weaving. A tour of Brimstone Hill Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site, takes us 750 feet above the Caribbean. Ride a narrow-gauge train through breathtaking scenery on the St. Kitts Scenic Railway tour. All round the island, take in magnificent views of Mount Liamuiga, a 3,792-foot-high dormant volcano. Of course, pristine beaches and turquoise waters are everywhere.
DAY 7 B, L, D
In the 17th century, Dutch and French soldiers decided to share this little island, and today it remains happily split between France (Saint Martin, north side) and the Netherlands (Sint Maarten, south side). In St. Maarten we can explore the dozens of alluring beaches that ring the island. At Orient Beach, sunbathers bask and beachcombers stroll on the white sands, while divers and snorkelers visit the sunken shipwrecks and marine life just offshore.
DAY 8 B, L, D
Charlotte Amalie is the enchanting capital of St. Thomas that has attracted pirates and sailors the world over for centuries. The island enjoys a fascinating fusion of Danish, French, Spaniard, West African and Carib influences. For a nice overview of the island’s history head to Fort Christian Museum. Built as a military fort by the Dutch in 1680, this historic landmark features exhibits chronicling the history of the Virgin Islands from the Stone Age to the present, as well as natural history collections, and an art gallery. And, while the beaches and ocean are beautiful, there is one thing that really sets St. Thomas apart - shopping.
DAY 9 B, L, D
Puerta Plata’s spectacular, sprawling landscape combines sea, mountains, lush valleys, rivers, and a multitude of beaches. Its fertile soil grows cacao and coffee trees, while underneath rests the world’s clearest amber. Savvy explorer Christopher Columbus knew there was much to discover on this northern Atlantic coastline–eventually finding gold deposits–when he glimpsed it from his ship in 1492. Drawn by the sight of clouds shimmering over Mount Isabel de Torres and illuminating Puerto Plata’s vast blue shoreline, he named the area the “Silver Port” and settled at La Isabela, built the first church and his first home in the Americas.
Day 10 B,L,D Day 11 B,L,D
Two days at sea allow us to rest from all our sight-seeing on the beautiful islands.
Day 12 B
We leave our ship but not our memories of the beautiful sights, tastes and sounds of the Eastern Caribbean , as we return home.
Itinerary subject to change