Saturday, January 20 - SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Puerto Rico is a glowing paradise, with every corner of the island offering something unique. From the mesmerizing bioluminescent bay in Fajardo to the vibrant art scene in Santurce, the island bursts with emotional energy. Nature lovers will be delighted by the majestic El Yunque rainforest and the pristine white beaches such as Condado and Isla Verde.
But there's more to Puerto Rico than meets the eye. In San Juan, the capital city, you'll find a mix of colorful Sapish architecture in Old San Juan and a lively community that is constantly evolving. Beyond the globally renowned rum-infused cocktails, there is a dynamic and youthful atmosphere.
Contemporary artists and musicians are making waves globally, showcasing their talents to captivate audiences. And the island's up-and-coming chefs delight taste buds with their innovative takes on local flavors.
Puerto Rico is more than just a beach destination; it's an island pulsating with creativity and cultural vibrancy. So come and experience the radiance of San Juan and beyond, where each corner reveals a new facet of Puerto Rico's diverse and energetic spirits.
Sunday, January 21 - SAILING
Monday, January 22 - ORANJESTAD, ARUBA
Welcome to Aruba, or as the locals would say, "Bon Bini." Indulge in the ideal combination of rich Dutch traditions and the captivating charm of island life. As you venture through the captive capital and port town of Oranjestad, be prepared to be enchanted by the sight of a vibrant Caribbean-hued Dutch Colonial 'gingerbread' house. Despite its small size of just 20 miles from tip to tip, Aruba is a destination that offers incredible contrasts at every turn.
When you cruise to Aruba, you'll have the opportunity to go from basking in a tropical paradise to venturing through rugged desert landscapes in no time. The southern coast is a dreamy photo backdrop, with a bustling port town encircled by powdery white beaches and crystal-clear aquamarine waters. As you venture further north, be captivated by the majestic crashing waves along a rocky coastline adorned with cliffs, cacti, and beautiful divi-divi trees.
The best part about visiting Aruba is that you don't have to choose which spots to explore - just which one to experience first. So get ready to immerse yourself in the wonders of this island paradise, where you can enjoy a delightful mix of natural beauty, cultural richness, and endless adventure.
Tuesday, January 23 - WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO
Curaçao is a treasure trove of cultural wonders, intriguing history, and breathtaking natural landscapes. From desert vistas to rugged cliffs and 38 stunning, many of which are secluded and untouched, this island has something for everyone. The capital city of Willemstad is divided by Sint Anna Bay, offering two distinct experiences.
In the charming district of Punda, the original settlement, you'll find a neatly organized grid filled with an array of shops, unique markets, mouthwatering restaurants, and inviting open-air cafes. But that's not all - prepare to be amazed by the famous tropicalized Dutch architecture adorned with vibrant hues that bring the streets to life.
On the other side of Sint Anna Bay lies Otrobanda, aptly named "the other side." Exploring this maze of narrow streets and alleyways will lead you to hidden gems and unveil the authentic character of the island. And with Curaçao measuring just 40 miles in length, embarking on a diverse range of island adventures during your cruise is incredibly convenient to you, and make the most of your time on this captivating island.
Wednesday, January 24 - SAILING
Thursday, January 25 - FORT-DE-FRANCE, MARTINIQUE
Fort-de-France, the largest city in the French West Indies, is as vibrant and lively as it gets. This city exudes a personality that matches its size, offering a fast-paced atmosphere and a culture as dynamic as the colorful shops that line its charming cobblestone streets. When you embark on a cruise to Martinique, prepare to be immersed in a world of captivating experiences.
Delving into the local history, visiting the 17th century Fort St. Louis park in La Savane is just. Here, you can catch a glimpse of the island's fascinating past. Don't miss the chance to admire the architectural splendor of Cathedrale St. Louis, one of the city's iconic landmarks that beautifully showcase its history and heritage.
If you're seeking pristine beaches, head to Plage Anse d'Artlet - one of the best on the island. The golden sand invites you to relax, while the beachfront bars and French-Caribbean fusion restaurants offer the perfect opportunity for indulging in delicious seaside snacks and refreshing drinks.
In Fort-de-France, every corner has a story to tell and an experience to offer. So get ready to submerge yourself in the vivacious energy and undeniable charm of this remarkable city in the French West Indies.
Friday, January 26 - BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS & NEVIS
The rolling hills of St. Kitts boast an abundance of lush greens in every shade, making it an idyllic destination for eco-tourism adventures. Exploring the port city of Basseterre unveils centuries of fascinating history, with remarkable estates and awe-inspiring monuments like the magnificently preserved Brimstone Hill Fortress, considered one of the finest military structures in the Americas. When you embark on your cruise to St. Kitts & Nevis, be prepared for unparalleled experiences beyond the port.
Venture beyond the city and prepare for a unique and exhilarating climb up the 3,792-foot Mount Liamuiga volcano, where your efforts will be rewarded with breathtaking views. Alternatively, embark on a kayaking adventure to intimately connect with a vibrant array of tropical reef fish, immersing yourself in the underwater wonders.
If you're seeking a more relaxed experience, escape to the charming sister island of Nevis, just a quick thirty-minute ferry ride away. Here, you'll discover tranquil golden beaches and crystal-clear waters perfect for leisurely snorkeling.
St. Kitss and Nevis offer an extraordinary blend of adventure, history, and beach relaxation. So embark on this unforgettable journey and let the wonder of the islands awaken your senses.
Saturday, January 27 - SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
As your cruise comes to an end, you have a choice to make: head back home or extend your staying the breathtaking city of San Juan, Puerto Rico for a few extra days. It's up to you!