Southern Caribbean Cruise

March 21, 2024 thru April 1, 2024

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!


Roundtrip Air Transportation from ABQ




11 days, 10 nights on board

Activity Level 2



All meals aboard ship included!



Documents Required


Tour Highlights

  • St. Maarten
  • St. Lucia
  • Barbados
  • Carlisle Bay
  • St. Johns
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • Museum of Antigua and Barbuda
  • St John’s Cathedral
  • Castries Market


  • 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)

Day 1 - Albuquerque to Ft Lauderdale

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 - At sea

At sea.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 3 - At Sea

Another day of relaxing at sea is ours. Board games, reading or strolling the Promenade deck – so many choices!

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 4 - St. Maarten

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.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 5 - St. Lucia

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.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Barbados

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.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 7 - St Johns

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.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 8 - St Kitts and Nevis

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.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 9 - At Sea

At Sea. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - At Sea

At Sea.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 11 - Flight home to Albuquerque

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.

Package Pricing

Inside Stateroom


Deposit: 20% now holds your place!

Ocean View Room


Deposit: 20% now holds your place!

Infinite Veranda


Deposit: 20% now holds your place!

*Price per person, including air from TUS, double occupancy

Single occupancy upon request, limited availability

Deposit: 20% now holds your place!

Final Payment Date:

December 14, 2023


Price Includes

• Round-trip air transportation 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)

Booking Policy


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     



Level 2: Relaxed

Expectations: This tour requires light physical activity combined with shorter travel days. Tour members should expect intermittent walking, with occasional slight inclines and stair climbs, including boarding the cruise ship. Activities may include an occasional city or nature walking tour, stopping along the way. Guests should be able to climb a set of stairs, walk up or down slight slopes and navigate some uneven terrain or cobblestone.

Appropriate for: Travelers who are somewhat physically fit and comfortable with longer days of touring and able to cruise.

Visit our Activity Level Ratings page under Plan Your Tour for full information on the ratings system.


For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.


You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Albuquerque International Sunport. If you have an airline frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Albuquerque, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.


Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Driver’s License or Passport is preferred. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.


We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security measures. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.


On our preferred airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.


It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.


The traditional end-of-tour gratuity is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included. Tips for guides/services on optional excursions or individual on-ship services are not included.


If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.


We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.


SUN TOURS acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.


Please be sure to bring a warm sweater and/or rain/winter jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour, but we recommend dressing nicely for dining aboard the ship.

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