Braemar, Voyage to the Islands of the Caribbean ex Southampton to Bridgetown

Caribbean

Details

16 Night Cruise sailing from Southampton to Bridgetown aboard Braemar.

16 Night Cruise sailing from Southampton to Bridgetown aboard Braemar.

Providing the perfect escape from the cold, wet weather of the British winter, as well as the usual pre-Christmas stress, this 16-night voyage takes you across the Atlantic to the gorgeous, sun-soaked islands of the Caribbean, where you can indulge yourself with well-earned rest, relaxation and wonderfully rewarding exploration.

Cruising across the Atlantic is always a memorable and magical experience, and your glide across this vast ocean will be no exception. This incredible journey will afford you time to settle in on board smaller, friendlier cruise ship, acquaint yourself with your fellow-like minded guests, and soak-up all the excitement as anticipation for your Caribbean island-hopping adventure builds. En route, you’ll also visit the Azorean island of São Miguel, for chances to whet your appetite with tours to the stunning Sete Cidades Volcano and Terra Nostra Gardens. Once you finally reach the Caribbean, an immersive, in-depth exploration of this breathtaking region awaits, with Braemar sailing between six captivating islands on consecutive days.

At St Maarten, you could explore the 17th century battlements of Fort Amsterdam and Fort Willem during a call at Philipsburg, from where you could also opt to join a thrilling catamaran sailing on the Caribbean Sea. Antigua boasts 365 beautiful beaches that tempt you into hours of soothing relaxation, a kaleidoscope of coral reefs, and historical highlights such as the English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard; St John’s is your starting point for discovering it all. Then there’s an opportunity to ride one of the world’s great scenic railways in St Kitts, before the natural wonders of St Lucia are revealed. The volcanic Twin Pitons and Diamond Botanical Garden are among the highlights within reach on tour from Castries. As your unforgettable Caribbean adventure nears its conclusion, you’ll then head for the ‘Spice Island’ of Grenada, where an infectious aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla fills the air. Highly recommended here is the underwater sculpture park in Molinière Bay, which features around 80 fascinating works of art. Vibrant Bridgetown, gateway to exploring Barbados, is where you disembark. Before flying home, perhaps take a dip in the azure waters and swim with Sea Turtles; visit the Mount Gay Rum Factory; or simply make the most of the glorious Caribbean sunshine at inviting beaches one last time.

Highlights of this cruise:

Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Ponta Delgada, the main town on the island of São Miguel, is the capital of the Azores archipelago of Portugal. The town’s cosmopolitan atmosphere belies its 500 year history, and the surrounding island boasts beautiful lakes, mountains, sandy beaches and the stunning crater lakes of the extinct Sete Cidades volcano.

Ponta Delgada’s fine collection of buildings, narrow cobbled streets and squares, are a firm reminder that this was once a key staging post between Europe and the Americas. Intermingled are cool parks, enchanting squares, a modern marina, restaurants and waterside cafés. Its lakeside, whitewashed houses with terracotta roofs look out to enchanting mountain plains.

The striking, three-arched city gates, Portas da Cidade – which once stood in the harbour and now reside in Gonçalo Velho Cabral Square, were dedicated to the Portuguese navigator who discovered the Azores. The Gothic Church of St. Sebastian and The Convent and Chapel of Our Lady of Hope, which is home to a revered image of Christ, are both worth uncovering. The Carlos Machado Museum offers diverse artefacts of Azorean culture, while Igreja Matriz Church, with its splendid clock tower, is one of many beautifully ornate towers to be found.

The ‘Green Island’ also offers canoeing and other sports activities on lakes located in the craters of its dormant volcanoes. The island’s beauty can also be enjoyed by horse riding or cycling.

St John's, Antigua and Barbuda
A sunbather’s haven, St John’s is the capital city of Antigua and Barbuda, an island often referred to as the crown jewels of the Caribbean. With its large selection of beaches, typically hot climate and an array of cool seaside bars, the city of St John’s is a sun worshipper’s paradise.

In the city itself, the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda has exhibits on island history and St. John’s Cathedral, a 19th-century Anglican Church, sits sweetly on a hill near the 17th century Government House. The city’s vibrant red and yellow colonial buildings reflect the personality and warm welcome from locals, while a monument to the nation’s founder, V.C. Bird, is next to the colourful street market which sells flowers, fruit and handicrafts.

St. George’s fascinating history is brought to life on the stunning English Harbour and celebrated Nelson's Dockyard. Also known as Britain's West Indies naval base, it has now been restored to its 18th century glory.

There is shopping and speciality restaurants to be found in Heritage Quay and, of course, no visit would be complete without a spell on one of the island’s 365 stunning beaches – one for each day of the year say the Antiguans.

Castries, St. Lucia
Castries, the capital of the island nation of St. Lucia, is known for its palm-lined, soft, white Vigie Beach. Like St. Lucia itself, the city combines heritage and culture with peace, relaxation and tranquillity, and Castries is a gateway to St. Lucia’s wealth of national parks with vast forests, native plants and wildlife.

The city’s streets are easy to navigate. Leafy Derek Walcott Square – named after a native noble laureate – is home to a 400-year-old Samaan tree and the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception built in 1897. The nearby market in Jeremie Street, sells a wide range of items including fresh local fruit.

Overlooking the town is Morne Fortune, which provides some splendid views alongside Royal Navy history. Here the original French colonists built La Toc Battery, but was taken by the British in 1796, replacing it with a new fort built in 1888 to protect the harbour.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (13)
Quad Triple Twin Single

H - Twin Inside

Request Request AU$ 1,605 Request

I - Twin Inside

Request Request AU$ 1,605 Request

F - Twin Outside

Request Request AU$ 1,888 Request

E - Twin Outside

Request Request AU$ 1,983 Request

C - Twin Outside

Request Request AU$ 2,077 Request

B - Superior Twin Outside

Request Request AU$ 2,172 Request

A - Superior Twin Outside

Request Request AU$ 2,266 Request

BC - Balcony

Request Request AU$ 4,345 Request

BS - Balcony Suite

Request Request AU$ 4,345 Request

BA - Superior Balcony

Request Request AU$ 4,440 Request

DC - Deluxe Balcony

Request Request AU$ 4,723 Request

L - Single Outside

Request Request Request AU$ 4,723

K - Single Outside

Request Request Request AU$ 5,290

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

  • Follow us on
  • Find us on Facebook!
  • Find us on Pinterest!
World Wide Cruise Centre
World Wide Cruise Centre