January 23 - February 4, 2018
Write the next great chapter in your life story and join us for twelve blissful days. Leave the worldly pressures behind and unwind your way through sunbathed islands. Sense the intertwining of land and sea and the centuries of cultures and fusion of cuisine as you visit eight of the most picturesque ports of call in the Caribbean. Experience Holland America’s award-winning private island in the Bahamas, breathtaking harbours, cobblestone streets, silky white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and a kaleidoscope of colorful island nations. Paradise has many shades and you will see them all on this unforgettable holiday!
11 - Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer
|Ms. Koningsdam||Fares From|
Air Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are an additional $395 per person and are subject to change.
|Wed||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||4:00 pm|
|Thu||Half Moon Cay, Bahamas||8:00 am||4:00 pm|
|Sat||San Juan , Puerto Rico||7:00 am||4:00 pm|
|Sun||St. Johns , Antigua||8:00 am||2:00 pm|
|Mon||Bridgetown, Barbados||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Tue||Point-a-Pitre, Guadelope||8:00 am||3:00 pm|
|Wed||St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Thu||Punta Cana, Dominican Republic||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Fri||Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos||10:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Sun||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||7:00 am|
INCLUDED VACATION FEATURES
- 11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise Aboard the
- New Holland America Koningsdam
- All Meals, Entertainment and Activities on Cruise
- $25 U.S. Per Person Onboard Ship Credit
- 1- Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay in Ft. Lauderdale
- Round Trip Airfare From Winnipeg with WestJet Airlines
- Transfers Between Airport, Hotel, and Pier
- Get-Acquainted & Orientation Gathering Prior to Departure
- Hosted by Rose-Anne & Walter Kupiak
Day 1 Winnipeg to Fort Lauderdale
Meet your fellow travelling companions at the Winnipeg Airport for your flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel for your pre-cruise one-night stay.
Day 2 Fort Lauderdale (Embarkation)
Rise and shine and get ready to be whisked away to the tropics for the embarkation of Holland Americas newest ship the ms Koningsdam, your home for the next 11 days.
Day 2-13 Southern Caribbean Cruising
Welcome Aboard the new ms Koningsdam where enrichment and exhilaration await. This beautifully appointed mid-sized ship offers every modern amenity and an array of activities, entertainment and fine cuisine presented graciously with a highly personal touch. Revel in spacious staterooms, breathe in expansive views and relax in easy elegance. Rich woods, beautiful floral arrangements and handsome furnishings create an inviting atmosphere in which to gather for your wonderful cruise vacation.
Day 13 Fort Lauderdale Disembarkation
Today you disembark the ms Koningsdam and transfer to the Fort Lauderdale Airport for your flight home, with new friends and fond memories of your Southern Caribbean Cruise.
PORTS OF CALL
Half Moon Cay - Enjoy the perfect day of play on Holland Americas pristine private island, from sunning on two miles of white sand to watersports, nature hikes, deep sea fishing, and more. For relaxing, reserve a private air-conditioned cabana by the sea. For adventure, feed the gentle rays at Stingray Cove, ride a horse into the surf or visit Half Moon Lagoon, the island's aqua park.
San Juan - Founded in 1521, San Juan's picturesque cobblestone streets, plazas and chapels reflect its Spanish heritage. But the second oldest city in the Americas also boasts fine beaches, lush rainforests, verdant mountainsides, imposing forts and a lovely tropical climate
St. Johns - On Antigua, life is a beach. Its corrugated coasts cradle hundreds of perfect little strands lapped by beguiling enamel-blue water, while the sheltered bays have provided refuge for everyone from Admiral Nelson to buccaneers and yachties. If you can tear yourself away from that towel, you'll discover that there’s a distinct English accent to this island. You'll find it in the bustling capital of St John's, in salty-glamorous English Harbour, and in the historic forts and other vestiges of the colonial past. Yet, Antigua is also quintessential Caribbean, full of candy-coloured villages, a rum-infused mellowness and bright-eyed locals that greet you with wide smiles
Bridgetown – Barbados is what England might look like if it had taken a tropical vacation years ago and decided to stay put. Cricket is the national sport, afternoon tea is a given, and motorists hug left. All these are remnants of the English settlers who arrived in what is now Bridgetown in 1628.
Pointe-à-Pitre - A city on the island of Grande-Terre, in Guadeloupe, a French-governed archipelago in the Caribbean. It's known for its lively markets, like the Marché de la Darse, where fishermen sell their catch from boats at the harbor. Cafes and colonial homes cluster around the grassy Place de la Victoire.
St. Thomas - The town of Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking harbors in the world. Once home to pirates of long ago, today visitors find treasures of a different kind, for now beautiful beaches and bountiful duty-free shopping are truly its claim to fame.
Punta Cana - A tropical paradise located on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, facing the rising sun, where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic.
Grand Turk - About a quarter mile from the western beaches at Grand Turk, the sea floor drops 7,000 feet right down into dark blue. Just at the edge of the drop off, there's a reef pocked with arches, turrets, and tunnels called the Grand Turk Wall. The reef is a haven for fish, and with its clear water, for divers, too. Cruise to Grand Turk for the diving, and if not, come for the beaches. Grand Turk has witnessed a lot of history, from Ponce de Leon to the space race.
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