Sky, Caribbean Explorer ex Fort Lauderdale Roundtrip

Caribbean

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20 Night Cruise sailing from Ft Lauderdale roundtrip onboard Sky Princess.

20 Night Cruise sailing from Ft Lauderdale roundtrip onboard Sky Princess.

Sky Princess will include the best of the incredible features found on sister ships Regal Princess®, Royal Princess® and Majestic Princess® from the relaxing Sanctuary to the expansive three-deck Atrium to some of our newest dining venues with updated décor and design throughout the ship.

Cruise Itinerary:

Ft Lauderdale
According to the popular 1960 beach movie, Fort Lauderdale is "where the boys are." The city's reputation as America's Spring Break capital, however, has been replaced with the more favorable image of a prime family tourist destination, attracting more than 10 million visitors annually. The most popular beach resort in Florida is even more rightly famed as the "Yachting Capital of the World," with more than 40,000 registered crafts calling its waters home. The city also prides itself on being the "Venice of America" with more than 300 miles of navigable waterways. Fort Lauderdale boasts world-class theaters, museums, sightseeing, and shopping.

The city sits 24 miles north of Miami and is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the second Seminole War. The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale, who was the commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort. Look hard and you might find remnants of three of them today. More people seem to be interested in taking a water tour aboard the "Carrie B."

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
The US Virgin Islands are America's paradise, offering an easygoing blend of island ways and American practicality. St. Thomas, capital of the island group, offers every imaginable sport: snorkeling, golfing, hiking, and sailing. Just a few miles away lay St. John and Virgin Islands National Park. Stunning mountain scenery, crystalline waters, and white-sand beaches with palms swaying in the breeze - the US Virgin Islands are truly a slice of paradise. The harbor is easily one of the Caribbean's most scenic. The United States purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million in gold. St. Thomas has a reputation as a duty free-mecca for shopping.

Antigua
The largest of the British Leeward Islands, Antigua (pronounced an-tee-ga) boasts one of the Caribbean's most spectacular coastlines with secluded coves and sun drenched beaches. The island's rolling hills are dotted with stone sugar mills, relics from the bygone era when sugar was king. Historic Nelson's Dockyard, where Admiral Horatio Nelson quartered his fleet in 1784, attests to Antigua's long and colorful nautical history during colonial times. And St. John's, the island's bustling capital, offers visitors a wealth of boutiques, restaurants and pubs.

St. Lucia
Nestled below the Pitons, twin peaks rising over 2,600 feet above the azure waters of the Caribbean, St. Lucia is an oasis of tropical calm. The island's capital, Castries, is a town of charming, pastel-colored colonial buildings, home to some 60,000. Yet despite its peaceful setting, St. Lucia has a turbulent and colorful history. Fierce Carib warriors overran the peaceful Arawaks in the 9th century. The first European settler, Francois Le Clerc, was a French buccaneer. Le Clerc's countrymen followed in his wake, establishing the town of Soufriere in 1746. Sugar was the lure, sugar was king. Within four decades some 50 plantations flourished on the island. Thus St. Lucia became part of the Caribbean's 18th-century trade triangle of sugar, slavery, and rum. Today this beautiful island welcomes visitors drawn to its exotic tropical landscape, superb beaches, crystalline waters, and colorful marine life.

St. Kitts
Jagged volcanoes soaring above azure and turquoise seas, dense rainforests in myriad shades of green, rolling fields of sugarcane--welcome to St. Kitts. Along with its neighbor, Nevis, St. Kitts presents an exotic landscape more common to Polynesia than the Caribbean. The islands' terrain, rich soil, and climate made them ideal locations for raising sugarcane. In fact, St. Kitts and Nevis were once the crown jewels of the Caribbean. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Spain, France and England vied for control of the islands, with the English finally winning out in 1787. Today, British and French heritage is evident on both islands. Basseterre, the capital of St. Kitts, boasts fine, restored colonial buildings. Impressive Brimstone Hill Fortress, called the "Gibraltar of the West Indies," is one of the most impressive fortresses in the Caribbean.

Amber Cove
Tucked on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, Amber Cove, named for the translucent gemstone found on its shores, sits just seven miles from the town Puerto Plata, a cinematic locale used as the backdrop for the first Jurassic Park film. Just steps from the dock take in the sparkling beach, which offers a plethora of water activities, and the serene, natural beauty from the comfort of a private bungalow. Or venture off the property to take to the high seas on a luxury catamaran snorkeling expedition or explore the 450-year-old San Felipe Fortress. For high-flying adventure, swing through the trees on a zip line or ride a cable car 2,500 feet to the top of Mount Isabel de Torres for a look at its massive statue of Christ the Redeemer. And for those with a forward-thinking approach to social activism, delve into the culture and traditions of the friendly Dominican people while giving back to the community and making an impact on their lives. The experience will leave you feeling as warm as the glow from the amber sun.

Dominica
Lying between Guadeloupe and Martinique is the island of Dominica--an unspoiled Caribbean paradise. The vibrant, rich rainforest is home to rare birds, including Sisserou and Jacquot parrots. Streams tumble down mountain slopes and thread fertile valleys on their short route to the sea. Dominica is also home to the last Carib Indians. When Columbus made landfall on his second voyage of discovery, this fierce tribe managed to keep the explorer at bay. And while the island proved a lure for both British and French planters, Dominica somehow managed to escape the trammels of civilization. This former British possession, independent since 1978, today lures visitors from around the world with its unspoiled beauty. As the islanders fondly say, "Apres Bondi, c'est la terre" (After God, it is the land). Tours may travel narrow, winding roads.

Bonaire
Bonaire is without a doubt a "diver's paradise." Its license plates even state the same. But there is much more to this small Dutch country of 17,500 residents. "Bon Bini," as you will hear the friendly locals say, means "welcome to the island of Bonaire." Bonaire is located off the coast of Venezuela and has for years been known as a world-class diving and snorkeling destination. Diving and snorkeling are still the predominant activities, but today there is also a variety of other activities to enjoy such as kayaking, bird watching, and other eco-tours. Because of the hot and arid weather, Bonaire has been a major producer of sea salt. Do not miss the "white mountains" waiting to be shipped out and the salt flats where the salt is evaporated from the Caribbean Sea, which also happens to be home to another icon of Bonaire-the pink flamingo. Explore the Dutch architecture of the capital Kralendijk, enjoy the pristine coral reefs, or tour the scenic countryside. Whatever you decide to do in Bonaire, you are sure to have a fantastic time.

Curacao
Historians still contend over which European adventurer first spied the largest island in the former Netherlands Antilles. Some historians claim the honor for Alonzo de Ojeda; other historians champion Amerigo Vespucci. Little does it matter; today's travelers are content to bask beneath sunny skies cooled by the trade winds. Lying some 40 miles off Venezuela, Curaçao boasts a landscape that is dramatic, stark, and volcanic. In contrast, Willemstad, the capital, seems a cozy Dutch haven with its neat row houses. And while those gabled and tiled roofs illustrate the island's heritage, the bright, pastel houses speak pure Caribbean. Islanders themselves reflect this same colorful contrast: over 50 different nationalities have come to call Curaçao their home.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (29)
Quad Triple Twin Single

IF - Interior Cabin

Request Request AU$ 4,018 AU$ 7,662

IE - Interior Cabin

Request Request AU$ 4,088 AU$ 7,802

ID - Interior Cabin

AU$ 2,966 AU$ 3,363 AU$ 4,158 AU$ 7,942

IC - Interior Cabin

Request Request AU$ 4,228 AU$ 8,082

IB - Interior Cabin

AU$ 3,036 AU$ 3,457 AU$ 4,298 AU$ 8,222

IA - Interior Cabin

AU$ 3,071 AU$ 3,503 AU$ 4,368 AU$ 8,362

BW - Balcony (Obstructed)

AU$ 3,946 AU$ 4,483 AU$ 5,558 AU$ 10,742

O6 - Outside

Request Request AU$ 5,558 AU$ 10,742

DW - Deluxe Balcony (Obstructed)

Request AU$ 4,577 AU$ 5,698 AU$ 11,022

BF - Balcony

Request Request AU$ 5,838 AU$ 11,302

BE - Balcony

Request Request AU$ 5,958 AU$ 11,542

BD - Balcony

Request Request AU$ 6,088 AU$ 11,802

BC - Balcony

Request Request AU$ 6,218 AU$ 12,062

DE - Deluxe Balcony

Request AU$ 4,937 AU$ 6,238 AU$ 12,102

BB - Balcony

Request Request AU$ 6,338 AU$ 12,302

DD - Deluxe Balcony

Request AU$ 5,023 AU$ 6,368 AU$ 12,362

BA - Balcony

Request Request AU$ 6,468 AU$ 12,562

DC - Deluxe Balcony

Request AU$ 5,110 AU$ 6,498 AU$ 12,622

DB - Deluxe Balcony

AU$ 4,476 AU$ 5,190 AU$ 6,618 AU$ 12,862

D4 - Premium Deluxe Balcony

AU$ 4,491 AU$ 5,210 AU$ 6,648 AU$ 12,922

DA - Deluxe Balcony

Request AU$ 5,277 AU$ 6,748 AU$ 13,122

MF - Mini Suite

Request AU$ 5,417 AU$ 6,958 AU$ 13,542

ME - Mini Suite

AU$ 4,776 AU$ 5,590 AU$ 7,218 AU$ 14,062

MC - Mini Suite

AU$ 5,046 AU$ 5,950 AU$ 7,758 AU$ 15,142

MB - Mini Suite

AU$ 5,176 AU$ 6,123 AU$ 8,018 AU$ 15,662

MA - Mini Suite

Request AU$ 6,303 AU$ 8,288 AU$ 16,202

S5 - Premium Suite

Request AU$ 8,730 AU$ 11,578 AU$ 22,782

S4 - Penthouse Suite

Request AU$ 9,103 AU$ 12,138 AU$ 23,902

S3 - Penthouse Suite

Request AU$ 10,317 AU$ 13,958 AU$ 27,542

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.

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