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ISLANDS IN THE CARIBBEAN

from £3055
Cruise the Spanish Main of pirate legend. Discover rainforests, tropical wildlife, colonial cities, blue skies, sandy beaches and salsa. 
  • Product Code 88000,88002
  • Holiday Type Pioneer Holidays, Sightseeing And Walking Holidays
  • Grade Grade 4
  • Holiday Duration 16 Nights

Guided Cruise and Walking Holidays - Islands in the Caribbean

Whether you want to put on your walking shoes or step bare foot onto powder soft sands, on a Caribbean cruise life moves at more relaxed pace. On these treasured islands, sub-tropical rainforests, historic harbours, bustling towns and the exotic aromas of local cuisine ensure, that under a swathe of brilliant blue sky, lies an island with its own unique personality.

We are offering 8 fly-cruises to the sun-kissed Caribbean. Always popular, they offer the opportunity to discover rainforests, tropical wildlife, colonial cities, blue skies, sandy beaches and exotic cocktails. Some cruises call into ports on the Caribbean mainland.

Flights with British Airways from London Gatwick to Barbados. Flight upgrades and/or domestic add-on flights may be available, please ask for a competitive quote. All Caribbean fly-cruises begin with an overnight stay in Barbados.

Our unique shore walks and excursions include:

Barbados: We walk through the lush tropical world of Welchman’s Hall Gully and Andromeda Gardens, Gun Hill Signal station, George Washington House maybe enjoy a flying fish sandwich lunch at Sunbury Plantation.

Grenada:‘The Island of Spice’ where we take a trail through the Grand Etang forest followed by a short trip by water taxi across to Grand Anse beach, two miles of palm-fringed white sand beach. Here we walk and swim.

St Kitts: Travelling by converted long wheel base Land Rovers we transfer to Romney Manor and the opportunity of two walks. St Kitts is a birding paradise and we finish in the capital Basseterre for free time and some retail therapy!

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 the art gallery home of one of our guides.

Bonaire: We visit the high point of the island, walk down to the interior of the island and finally spend some time in the capital Kralendijk, visiting the bustling outdoor craft produce market.

Santiago de Cuba: We view the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Cemetery of Santa Ifigenia, visit the Bacardi rum distillery, Revolution Square and take a city tour with a local guide.

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. 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 the more adventurous can try paddle boarding or kayaking.

Ocho Rios: A variety of Jamaican experiences in the island’s interior including walks to rainforest waterfalls and through yam plantations, all with entertaining local guides.


The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

    Walking tours with local guides around many of the cities we visit.

    Tips to the restaurant staff on the ship – we ask you to tip your cabin staff, however.

    A full on board entertainment programme including stage shows, ship’s band and musicians, comedy and guest speakers. You can enjoy as much or as little as you choose.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.



  1. Date: 20/12/2018
    Embark ship at Bridgetown, Barbados
  2. Date: 20/12/2018
    Bridgetown, Barbados Shore Walking Excursion
  3. Date: 21/12/2018
    Castries, St Lucia Shore Walking Excursion
  4. Date: 22/12/2018
    St Georges, Grenada Shore Walking Excursion
  5. Date: 23/12/2018
    Day at sea
  6. Date: 24/12/2018
    Willemstad, Curacao Shore Walking Excursion
  7. Date: 25/12/2018
    Day at sea
  8. Date: 26/12/2018
    Basseterre, St Kitts Shore Walking Excursion
  9. Date: 27/12/2018
    Road Town, Tortola Shore Walking Excursion
  10. Date: 28/12/2018
    Day at sea
  11. Date: 29/12/2018
    Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands Shore Walking Excursions
  12. Date: 30/12/2018
    Day at sea
  13. Date: 31/12/2018
    Phillipsburg, St Maarten Shore Walking Excursion
  14. Date: 01/01/2019
    Day at sea
  15. Date: 02/01/2019
    Bridgetown, Barbados Shore Walking Excursion
  16. Date: 03/01/2019
    Disembark ship at Bridgetown, Barbados

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Braemar

Capable of comfortably accommodating up to 929 passengers, Braemar has a un-crowded, intimate feel, with friendly staff. Large windows bathe the ship's public areas in natural light and provide spectacular views. One of the focal points on Braemar is the beautifully painted, five-deck-high Atrium area, while the cascading outside decks at the stern really enhance the ship's elegant profile and offer stunning vistas no matter which outside deck you're on. 

Refreshed with new fixtures, décor and furnishings during her extensive refit in late 2017, there are updated restaurants, bars and lounges offering sumptuous cuisine, and fantastic daily entertainment.  From the grand Neptune Lounge, which hosts lectures and live shows, and the Coral Club, with its resident bands and large dance floor, to the welcoming Morning Light Pub and the intimate Observatory Lounge, there's a venue to suit every occasion on board Braemar. Spend time at the fully-equipped Fitness Centre, indulge yourself at the Atlantis Spa, relax in the pools or Jacuzzi or feel the sea breeze on a walk around the ship's open promenade. 

On board facilities also include two swimming pools, a fitness centre including a sauna, steam room and beauty salon, two sun decks, Jacuzzis, several lounges and bars, a card room, small casino, library, coffee shop, internet room and restaurants. The ship has a medical centre, a boutique, a shop where you can buy essentials such as sun cream or toiletries, and there is also a self service laundrette and ironing room on board.

All guest cabins are are equipped with climate control, an interactive smart TV, hairdryer, desk, phone, fridge (which can be stocked as a mini-bar) and tea and coffee making facilities as standard.  Allocated cabins will be an inside cabin unless you have paid a supplement to upgrade. 

Your cabin steward will keep your cabin in immaculate condition, replacing any linen or towels as or when required. Separate towels are provided for poolside use. Braemar operates a satellite telephone system, with telephones in each cabin, and personal mobile phones enabled for international roaming should work on board. The voltage on board the Braemar is supplied at 220 volts (requiring a continental style 2-pin plug).

Payment on board is in Sterling, and a credit account system is operated on board allowing purchases to be charged to your account which must be settled at the end of your cruise.


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