Southern Caribbean Cruise
March 21 - April 1, 2024 (12 Days)
CRUISE TOUR INCLUDES:
Round-trip airfare ABQ to Fort Lauderdale(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 I2 – Double Occupancy
DEPOSIT: 20% per person now holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: December 14, 2023
None - Through December 14, 2023
25%* - December 15, 2023 - January 3, 2024
50%* - January 4 - January 17, 2024
75%* - January 18 - February 14, 2024
100% - After February 14, 2024
*Percentage of total price
TRAVEL PROTECTION IS AVAILABLE STARTING AT $383
This lovely cruise will fulfill our dreams of the Caribbean. We’ll fly into Ft. Lauderdale then board the 3260-passenger, revolutionary Edge® Series, Celebrity Beyond℠. With stops in St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Johns, and St. Kitts, 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 Ft. Lauderdale. The Celebrity Beyond 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 2 B, L, D
Day 3 B, L, D
Another day of relaxing at sea is ours. Board games, reading or strolling the Promenade deck – so many choices!
DAY 4 B, L, D
Our first stop is in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. This is the Dutch side of the Caribbean island Saint Martin. Beachfront bars line the boardwalk along Great Bay. Voorstraat, or Front Street, has duty-free shops and casinos. The St. Maarten Zoo is home to parrots, monkeys and a playground. Sint Maarten Museum displays artifacts from the indigenous Arawak people. The ruins of 17th-century Fort Amsterdam stand on a nearby peninsula.
DAY 5 B, L, D
Our second stop is in Castries, St. Lucia. Castries is the capital of the island nation of St. Lucia, in the Caribbean Sea. It’s known for palm-lined Vigie Beach and as a port of call for cruise lines, with duty-free shopping near the harbor. The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, with its colorful murals, sits by leafy Derek Walcott Square park. Lively Castries Market is nearby. In the south, Morne Fortune hill offers views of the city.
DAY 6 B, L, D
Next we stop in beautiful Bridgetown, Barbados. Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, is a port city on the island’s southwest coast. It's known for its British colonial architecture, 17th-century Garrison and horseracing track. Near the central National Heroes Square, which fringes the Constitution River, Nidhe Israel Synagogue and its museum explore the island’s Jewish history. Carlisle Bay is home to 6 shipwreck dive sites, Browne’s Beach and a yacht club
DAY 7 B, L, D
Now it's on to St. Johns, Antigua. The city is home to the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, with exhibits on indigenous tribes and plantation life. St. John’s Cathedral, a 19th-century Anglican church, is on a hill near the 17th-century Government House. A monument to the nation’s founder, V.C. Bird, is next to the Public Market, which sells crafts and produce.
DAY 8 B, L, D
This day finds us in Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis. Basseterre is the capital of the Caribbean island federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. It’s the gateway to popular Saint Kitts beaches like South Friars Bay. At the city’s heart, Independence Square has an Italian-inspired fountain. Just off the Circus traffic circle, with its Victorian Berkeley Memorial Clock Tower, is the National Museum. In the stately Old Treasury Building, it explores the islands’ colonial past.
DAY 9 B, L, D
Two days at sea allow us to rest from all our sight-seeing on the beautiful islands.
Day 10 B, L, D
We leave our ship but not our memories of the beautiful sights, tastes and sounds of the Southern Caribbean , as we return home.
Itinerary subject to change
Single rates are available upon request.