New York, Bermuda & the West Indies

Resort: New York, Bermuda & the West Indies
Operator: Viking Ocean Cruises
Destination: Antigua and Barbuda
Price From: £3090.00

Overview

Sail between New York and San Juan, stopping to explore Bermuda and seven Caribbean ports, all steeped in culture and stunning beauty.

Experience rich island cultures during a 15-day cruise between New York and the Caribbean. Explore British-flavored Antigua and the French culture of Guadeloupe. Take in the sugar baron legacies of St. Kitts and the French-Dutch heritage of St. Martin. Witness the emerald beauty of Tortola and St. Thomas. Overnights in New York, Bermuda and San Juan let you immerse yourself in these iconic destinations.

All This Is Included

  • 15-day cruise visiting 9 countries & 9 ports with a private veranda stateroom
  • All onboard meals
  • Culture Curriculum: Become immersed in your destinations through lectures on or performances of music, art, cooking, dance and history

Itinerary Details

Day 1

New York, New York, USA

Embark your ship in New York City, the legendary city of culture, finance and entertainment. You will have the afternoon free to settle in to your ship. We remain docked overnight amidst the glitter of this exciting city, giving you time to experience it after dark and immerse yourself in its many sights tomorrow.

Day 2

New York, New York, USA

You will have the day to put yourself in a “New York state of mind” with a city overview that highlights the landmarks of Manhattan. View the Empire State Building, Central Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Theater District and Times Square. If you prefer, you can visit the powerful 9/11 Memorial or tour the city’s waterways by luxury catamaran. As you depart New York Harbor this evening, enjoy fantastic views of one of the world’s most celebrated skylines, watched over by Lady Liberty.

Day 3

Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Begin your day with coffee and a real Norwegian waffle at Mamsen’s gourmet deli. Later, perhaps you will swim in the Infinity Pool or mingle with newfound friends over tea in the Wintergarden. This evening, enjoy soft piano music in the Living Room or lively jazz in Torshavn.

Day 4

Hamilton, Bermuda

You will dock in the heart of Hamilton, the capital and cultural center of the British Territory of Bermuda. Breathtaking pink-sand beaches and a distinct English flavor greet you at every turn as you walk the pastel-hued streets, tour the historic town of St. George, the longest continuously inhabited English settlement in the New World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore the island’s old garrison. We remain docked in Hamilton overnight, giving you the chance to explore this magical archipelago to its fullest.

Day 5

Hamilton, Bermuda

You have today to discover more of Bermuda on an optional excursion or on your own. You have seven major islands to explore, and countless beaches to relax on. On the South Shore, you can visit idyllic Horseshoe Bay. Journey to the pink-sand Warwick Long Bay. Or join the locals in their Bermuda shorts on one of the many golf courses.

Day 6

Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Perhaps you’ll get a morning workout at the Fitness Center and soothe your body with a hot sauna and a few minutes amid the gently falling snow of the Snow Grotto. This evening, enjoy cocktails in the Explorers’ Lounge and an authentic meal at Manfredi’s Italian restaurant.

Day 7

Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Start your day with a walk around the Promenade Deck; once around measures one mile. Later, you might indulge in a manicure or pedicure at The Salon and enjoy a first-run or classic movie in The Theater, popcorn included. Tonight, enjoy an elegant meal in The Restaurant.

Day 8

Antigua (St. John’s), Antigua & Barbuda

Visit Antigua today, once Britain’s “Gateway to the Caribbean.” On an island tour from our berth in St. John’s, you will admire lush green beauty all around and visit English Harbor. Its restored Georgian dockyard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is named for Admiral Horatio Nelson, who commanded the Crown’s fleet here in the 18th century. Today, yachts line the quays. But the island’s stunning scenery hasn’t changed since Nelson’s day, blanketed with tropical forests and punctuated by sheer cliffs dropping into blue waters.

Day 9

Guadeloupe (Pointe-�-Pitre), France

Experience the colorful culture and breathtaking natural beauty of French Guadeloupe, often called the “Butterfly Island” because its two main islands are joined with bridges. See both sides from our berth in Pointe-à-Pitre. The national parks of the west island attract adventurers to mountainous, lush rainforests. The flatter east island boasts a rich culture, fine Caribbean cuisine and craft villages awash in island flavors, from pungent spices to fresh tropical fruits. Experience both, or hike in Guadeloupe National Park to marvel at the towering Carbet Falls.

Day 10

St. Kitts (Basseterre), St. Kitts & Nevis

Call on St. Kitts today, Britain’s first Caribbean settlement that grew into a sugar-producing powerhouse; 68 plantations operated at the height of the boom. You will learn about this lucrative colonial era at St. Kitts’s Fairview Great House & Botanical Garden, a fascinating repository of relics and beautifully preserved rooms that provide a glimpse of the lives of sugar barons. Or visit the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 11

St. Martin (Philipsburg), The Netherlands & France

Explore two countries on one island today when you call on St. Martin. You will dock on the Dutch side, in Philipsburg, and have the chance to contrast the two cultures. See the great salt pond on the Dutch side, the charming old village of Quartier-d’Orleans and the French capital, Marigot, called the “Caribbean Paris.” Or, choose to simply relax on the island’s famous Orient Beach, one and a half miles of gorgeous white sand.

Day 12

Tortola (Road Town), BVI

Witness the lush beauty that once lured the pirates Blackbeard and Captain Kidd to Tortola, part of the British Virgin Islands. You will traverse Tortola, ascending to its greatest heights to admire spectacular Caribbean vistas. Experience some of its British flavor, pass through charming fishing villages and cast your eyes on magnificent blue-green seascapes. Alternately, take to the waters to explore the grottoes of Virgin Gorda.

Day 13

St. Thomas (Charlotte Amalie), USVI

Explore one of the Caribbean’s most beloved islands today, St. Thomas. You will dock within walking distance of its capital, Charlotte Amalie, set on one of the most picturesque harbors in the region. Get acquainted with the beauty of St. Thomas during a scenic drive along a spectacular route, stopping at the famous Mountain Top for breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding islands. Alternately, you might cross the emerald-green island to Magens Bay, home to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Day 14

Puerto Rico (San Juan), USA

Arrive in San Juan this morning and enjoy the entire day to explore its rich history and lively Caribbean vibe. You will stay aboard your ship overnight, giving you ample time to explore El Viejo San Juan, or Old San Juan, with its seductive colonial charms, easy island tempo and authentic culture. Wander its narrow lanes, literally paved with history, laid with blue adoquín stone once used to ballast Spanish galleons. This evening, stroll the Old Town’s azure byways romantically illuminated by street lamps.

Day 15

Puerto Rico (San Juan), USA

Disembark this morning and return home, or continue your exploration of the Puerto Rican capital with our extension here.

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