A Caribbean Spring

Resort: Spirit of Adventure
Operator: Saga
Destination: Antigua and Barbuda
Price From: £8018.00

Escape to the Caribbean

Experience theCaribbeanin Spring, when the climate is pleasantly warm and the number of winter visitors have diminished. Cruise from one tropical island to the next, including Antigua, Barbados, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, Bermuda and more

Your five included sightseeing excursions will be in

  • – Ponta Delgada, Azores
  • – St Johns, Antigua
  • – Bridgetown, Barbados
  • – Castries, St Lucia
  • – Kingston, Jamaica

 

Whats included

– Return chauffeur service to the port, or free car parking

– All meals, including speciality dining

– All Inclusive drinks Enjoy complimentary wines, beers, house-brand spirits, cocktails and soft drinks at no extra cost.

– All on-board gratuities

– 24-hour room service

– Free shuttle bus to take you to the nearest town centre

– Sightseeing excursions on select cruises

– Free WiFi internet

– Optional travel insurance including Covid-19 cover

 

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Southampton

  • Day 2 , 3 & 4

    At Sea

  • Day 5

    Ponta Delgada, Azores

    Scattered in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores is made up of nine islands, and Ponta Delgada is the capital of the largest of these, Sao Miguel. Aptly known as Green Island, Sao Miguel is characterized by its volcanic landscapes to the east lies geothermal Furnas Lake with its bubbling fumeroles and hot springs, while in the northwest the green and blue crater lakes of Sete Cidades are situated. An included sightseeing excursion offers a relaxing way to see more of the scenery.

    Included sightseeing excursion

    Admire the coastal scenery and views of the crater lake on an included sightseeing excursion.

    Optional excursions

    Take in views of Fire Lake, which is set in a volcanic crater before visiting a pineapple plantation to sample the locally produced pineapple liqueur.

  • Day 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

    At Sea

  • Day 12

    St Johns, Antigua

    Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

    Located at the Gateway to the Caribbean, Antigua has a rich history, having been discovered and named by Columbus in 1493. Admiral Nelson, was stationed here in the late 18th century, and his legacy is still evident today at English Harbour and Nelsons Dockyard, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Included sightseeing excursion

    On an included sightseeing tour from St Johns, discover the islands lush tropical rainforest and sheer cliffs, pausing at Shirley Heights, a restored military lookout that affords sweeping vistas.

    Optional excursions

    Delve into the islands past with a visit to Nelsons Dockyard and the colonial buildings of St Johns or join a catamaran trip out to the coral reefs.

  • Day 13
  • Road Town, Tortola

    Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

    In the years after Columbus discovery, Tortola lured pirates like Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, who would ambush ships laden with the spoils of the successful sugar production trade. Today it is the perfect place to sample some authentic rum at a traditional distillery, or discover Sage Mountain National Park, home to the highest volcanic peak of the Virgin Islands offering sweeping views of the lush green park and islands beyond.

 

  • Day 14

    Road Bay , Anguilla

    Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

    Anguilla is a collection of one main island and numerous tiny uninhabited islets and cays. Originally inhabited by Taino, Arawak and Carib natives, Anguilla was claimed by the British during the 1600s for the cultivation of tobacco and cotton. The islands history can be explored at the Anguilla Heritage Museum which showcases Arawak artifacts and narrates the more recent events of the 1967 revolution, which led to the island becoming independent of nearby St Kitts, and therefore remaining a British territory.

  • Day 15

    Basseterre, St Kitts

    Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

    St Kitts was settled during the 1600s by the British and French, who established sugar plantations. Although the industry closed in 2005, a narrow gauge railway, which was originally built to transport sugar cane from the fields to the mills, still remains and offers journeys through the former plantations. St Kitts is home to a World Heritage Site, Brimstone Hill, which is crowned with a fortress constructed in 1690.

  • Day 16

    Fort-de-France, Martinique

    Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

    Birthplace of Josephine Bonaparte, Martinique exudes a distinct Gallic atmosphere, thanks to its elegant architecture and the patisseries and boutiques of the cosmopolitan capital, Fort-de-France. During 1887, the French post-Impressionist painter Gauguin spent five months on the island, and the museum in Le Carbet is dedicated to the famous artist.

  • Day 17

    Bridgetown, Barbados

    Barbados offers a blend of West African and British culture, having remained a British colony until 1966.

    Included sightseeing excursion

    Discover the old colonial architecture of Bridgetown on an included sightseeing tour.

    Optional excursions

    Perhaps take a tram ride into the heart of Harrisons Cave, a crystallized limestone cave adorned with stalactites and deep pools of crystal-clear water or follow nature trails to discover the tropical sights of Barbados.

  • Day 18

    Castries , St Lucia

    Arrive 0800. Depart 1700. Situated on the eastern edge of the Caribbean, St Lucia is cloaked in lush rainforest and famed for its iconic twin volcanic peaks, the Pitons.

    Included sightseeing excursion

    Explore the bustling capital, Castries, on an included sightseeing excursion.

    Optional excursions

    Perhaps head for Soufriere to experience the drive-in volcano and Sulphur Springs Park or take a catamaran cruise to the bay at Anse Cochon.

  • Day 19 & 20

    At Sea

  • Day 21

    Port Royal, Jamaica

    Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

    Jamaica is famous for its spirited music, rum, bobsled team and for being where Ian Fleming lived and wrote the James Bond series. Kingston, the capital, is set on the islands south coast and backed by the Blue Mountains. Reggae legend Bob Marleys house, 19th-century manor Devon House and Emancipation Park, which commemorates the end of slavery, can be found in the city centre. An included sightseeing excursion takes in the main sights, including the famous Bob Marley statue. Kingston is also well placed for discovering the photogenic Dunns River Falls.

    Includedsightseeing excursion

    This sightseeing excursion will reveal the famous Bob Marley statue and Emancipation Park, home to the Redemption Song sculpture.

    Optional excursions

    Set off on a scenic trip to view Dunns River Falls which cascades down giant limestone steps to the beach below. You may recognise it from the James Bond film, Dr No.

  • Day 22

    At Sea

  • Day 23

    Grand Turk , Turks and Caicos Islands

    Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

    The capital island of the Turks and Caicos archipelago Grand Turk grew from its sea salt industry during the 17th-20th centuries and the windmills and salt ponds of this era can still be seen. Some believe that Grand Turk was the landfall island of Christopher Columbus during his first voyage to the New World in 1492 and youll find Columbus Landfall Beach on the islands west coast. Further south there is a memorial to astronaut John Glenn, who landed his space capsule Friendship 7 near the coast after his first orbit of Earth in 1962.

  • Day 24 & 25

    At Sea

  • Day 26

    Kings Wharf, Bermuda

    Arrive 1000 on March 19. Depart 0700 on March 20.

    Bermuda is Britains oldest remaining overseas territory, lying just over 650 miles off the US east coast. It was claimed in 1609 when a flotilla of English ships bound for Virginia was hit by a storm. As it was taking on water, the flagship, Sea Venture, was deliberately run onto Bermudas reef, allowing the 150 passengers and a dog on board to safely reach land. The dramatic scene is said to have inspired William Shakespeares play The Tempest. The group of around 180 islands was claimed for the crown and in 1612 St Georges was settled and designated as the islands first capital. Its the oldest continually inhabited English town in the New World, as reflected by its place on UNESCOs World Heritage list.

  • Day 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31

    At Sea

  • Day 32

    Kings Wharf, Bermuda

    Arrive 1000 on March 19. Depart 0700 on March 20.

    Bermuda is Britains oldest remaining overseas territory, lying just over 650 miles off the US east coast. It was claimed in 1609 when a flotilla of English ships bound for Virginia was hit by a storm. As it was taking on water, the flagship, Sea Venture, was deliberately run onto Bermudas reef, allowing the 150 passengers and a dog on board to safely reach land. The dramatic scene is said to have inspired William Shakespeares play The Tempest. The group of around 180 islands was claimed for the crown and in 1612 St Georges was settled and designated as the islands first capital. Its the oldest continually inhabited English town in the New World, as reflected by its place on UNESCOs World Heritage list.

  • Day 33, 34, 35

    At Sea

  • Day 36

    Southampton

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