Palm trees, rainforests and the beaches
Our programme of fly-cruises which visit the sun-kissed Caribbean are always popular. They offer the opportunity to discover rainforests, tropical wildlife, colonial cities, blue skies, sandy beaches and exotic cocktails.
SHORE WALKS AND EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:
Barbados - We walk through the lush tropical world of Welchman’s Hall Gully and Andromeda Gardens, Gun Hill Signal station, George Washington House and maybe enjoy a flying fish sandwich lunch at Sunbury Plantation.
Antigua - We hike with a local guide through rain forest to Signal Hill for a 360º view over the island, and then enjoy a barbeque at our guide's art gallery home. Before embarking we may visit the old naval base for Admiral Nelson's Fleet.
Grenada - ‘The Island of Spice’ where we take a trail through the Grand Etang forest followed by a trip by water taxi to Grand Anse beach, two miles of palm-fringed white sand beach.
St Kitts - We drive in Land Rovers to Romney Manor for the opportunity of two walks. St Kitts is a birding paradise. We finish in the capital Basseterre for free time and retail therapy!
St Maarten - From Guana Bay we walk through grassy fields and along the island's wild east coast, on the way viewing bizarre rock formations and maybe views of neighbouring St Barth’s.
Tobago - With a local guide we travel to the main ridge of Tobago. We walk along the Gilpin Trace trail, well known for its birds and along the coast.
Turks & Caicos - A lazy day where we take a short walk along Governors Beach, regarded as one of the best in the Caribbean. We follow an excellent bird watching trail through the Salinas.
Bonaire - We visit the high point of the island then spend time in the capital Kralendijk, visiting the bustling outdoor craft and produce market.
Aruba & Curaçao - We visit both islands, situated o¬ the coast of Venezuela, surrounded by coral reefs and blessed with a beautiful year-round climate.
St Lucia - A local guide accompanies us to the viewpoint above the Fond D’Or Estate and down to the beach before continuing to a small village for lunch. Given time we end the day with a swim in Marigot Bay.
Tortola - Capital of the British Virgin Islands, we visit the Botanical Gardens and then, with a guide, walk to a sheltered lagoon at Beef Island where you can try paddle boarding or kayaking.
Fred.Olsen adopts smart casual dress code
Fred. Olsen has altered its dress code to allow for a smart casual option. There will still be formal nights on selected evenings, but the relaxed dress code will apply on all other nights. This means men can wear open necked shirts, chinos and dark coloured jeans, and women a dress or casual separates.
Drinks Inclusive package
A Drinks Inclusive Package is available for £29 per person per night. The offer includes bar drinks such as wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks (but not cocktails, premium drinks, minibar drinks, room service or events such as an additional afternoon tea visit).