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The Caribbean & Latin America

from £3225
These cruises venture into the cultural cornucopia of Central America. We are able to include many highlights in our 2 week cruises, from Mayan ruins in Mexico to the native wildlife of Belize and Costa Rica’s rainforests, national parks and gardens.
  • Product Code 89400
  • Holiday Type Pioneer Holidays, Sightseeing And Walking Holidays, New Holiday
  • Grade Grade 4
  • Holiday Duration 16 Nights

These cruises venture into the cultural cornucopia of Central America. We are able to include many highlights in our 2 week cruises, from Mayan ruins in Mexico to the native wildlife of Belize and Costa Rica’s rainforests, national parks and gardens.

SHORE WALKS AND EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:

Ocho Rios - A variety of Jamaican experiences including walks to rainforest waterfalls and through yam plantations, all with entertaining local guides. 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - With a local guide we walk the cobbled streets lined with 15th and 16th century buildings that remind you of the city’s unique history. 

Cozumel, Mexico - Lying of the coast of Yucatan, we visit the eco-park, Chankanaab, a lagoon with underwater caverns, home to dolphins, manatees, iguanas and sea turtles. The haven of the National Marine Park boasts stunning beaches and beautiful botanical gardens. 

Belize City, Belize - We visit the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary for a short walk along the trail where some 360 species of birds have been spotted before taking a boat trip on the lagoon. 

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica - One of the oldest cities in South America, we explore the enchanting town and maybe visit the Botanical Gardens and one of the National Parks.

Colón, Panama - Our day is split between a visit to one of the world’s great engineering feats, the Panama Canal and San Lorenzo Fort and Reserve, where we cross an old set of canal locks at Gatun. 

Cartagena de Indias, Columbia - We have a guide with us to explore the captivating old city, new town and the colonial district. 

Willemstad, Curaçao - We walk around Caracas Bay viewing the Dutch Colonial Fort and historical remains. Later we explore Willemstad with its 750 historic buildings.

 

Holiday Highlights

  • Visit the eco-park, Chankanaab, a lagoon with underwater caverns, home to dolphins, manatees, iguanas and sea turtles.
  • Discover the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary where 360 species of birds have been spotted 
  • The Panama Canal 
  • Explore Willemstad with its 750 historic buildings.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

    A shore visit programme organised by us and led by your tour leader. Almost all transport costs for our walking and sightseeing programmes from the ports visited. Occasionally there may be an optional museum entrance or cable car fare to pay for locally. Details are in our Holiday Information Sheets.

    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: 30/01/2020
    Embark ship at La Romana, Dominican Republic
  2. Date: 31/01/2020
    Day at sea
  3. Date: 01/02/2020
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Shore Walking Excursion
  4. Date: 02/02/2020
    Day at sea
  5. Date: 03/02/2020
    Cozumel, Mexico Shore Walking Excursion
  6. Date: 04/02/2020
    Belize City, Belize Shore Walking Excursion
  7. Date: 05/02/2020
    Day at sea
  8. Date: 06/02/2020
    Day at sea
  9. Date: 07/02/2020
    Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Shore walking Excursion
  10. Date: 08/02/2020
    Colon, Panama Shore Walking Excursion
  11. Date: 09/02/2020
    Cartagena, Colombia Shore Walking Excursion
  12. Date: 10/02/2020
    Day at sea
  13. Date: 11/02/2020
    Willemstad, Curacao Shore Walking Excursion
  14. Date: 12/02/2020
    Day at sea
  15. Date: 13/02/2020
    Disembark ship at Bridgetown, Barbados

Travel Details

Flights with British Airways from London Gatwick to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic returning from Bridgetown Barbados. Flight upgrades and/or domestic add-on flights available, please ask for a competitive quote. This cruise begins with an overnight hotel stay in La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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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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