New York and the Eastern Caribbean
12 day Southern Caribbean Cruise aboard the NCL Gem
12 Days | Select dates 2019 - 2020
Starting At $Custom
Broadway to Barbados, waterfalls and rainforests, beaches and volcanoes, exotic flowers, picturesque ports, duty free shopping, the Caribbean beckons you! Enjoy twelve fabulous, fun filled days in the tropics. Do it all, or do nothing at all!
Select Dates 2019 and 2020 – call for pricing and availability.
Day 1: New York
Arrive New York City area. Overnight in suburban New Jersey area.
Day 2: New York City
After breakfast this morning, transfer into the city for a tour of some of New York’s most iconic sights. After your tour, your motorcoach will drop you off at the cruise terminal to board the Norwegian Breakaway. The Norwegian Breakaway is the largest and most exciting ship to ever homeport year round from New York. The ship will set sail around 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.
Day 3-4 Days at Sea
Relax onboard the next two days as you sail just off the coast of the Atlantic. Take the time to enjoy the most exciting cruise ship that Norwegian has to offer. Twenty-eight dining experiences, 5 towering waterslides, a sports complex, and 3 levels of action packed activities.
Day 5: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Today you arrive in historic San Juan, Puerto Rico. 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.
Day 6 – Basseterre, St Kitts
Rainforests, waterfalls, and lovely crescents of sand abundant in St Kitts. Cane fields climb the slopes of volcanic peaks, and the ruins of old mills and colonial plantation houses blanket the island. Little St. Kitts remains at heart a sleepy and charming tropical backwater. Comb the grounds of a 17th-century British fort. Hike rainforest trails to the top of a dormant volcano. Stretch out on the beautiful white-sand beaches that surround the island. Snorkel the clear jade seas in the aptly named Smitten’s Bay.
Day 7: Castries, St Lucia
Take a walk on the wild side when you cruise to St. Lucia, where magenta bougainvillea tumbles down from mossy peaks and birdsong fills the air. With some of the Caribbean’s most dramatic scenery—from the velvety Pitons peaks to the shimmering white-sand beaches—independent St. Lucia has a decidedly French lilt. Drive into the steaming crater of Mount Soufrière volcano. Picnic on a lemon grass lawn at Pigeon Island National Historic Park. Shop in the colorful Central Market of the capital city. Snorkel the clear turquoise seas in a half-moon cove, or bathe in the healing waters of Diamond Mineral Baths.
Day 8: Bridgetown, Barbados
With pearly pink sand and a jaunty British lilt, Barbados is one of the Caribbean’s most captivating islands. Cruise to Barbados to discover a hothouse landscape, where old sugar plantations and rum distilleries dot the verdant sun-dappled hills. Spy a green monkey in a rainforest ravine, sample savory local rum, or simply follow the trail of bougainvillea blossoms to a glorious beach. Explore the sparkling crystals and underground pools in Harrison’s Cave. Enjoy a tour and a tipple at the Mount Gay Rum Distillery. Hike through the mossy jungle at Welchman Hall Gully on cruises to Barbados, or opt to tour a 17th-century Jacobean plantation house. So much to do, so little time.
Day 9: St Johns, Antigua
Saint John’s is the capital of the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Located in northwestern Antigua, this is a cove of the Caribbean Sea, a major exporter of sugar, rum, cotton, handicrafts, fiber-made items, ceramics and fabrics. St. John’s skyline, capital and major city in Antigua and Barbuda, is mastered by the baroque magnificence of the St. John’s Cathedral’s dome and steeple. These steeples are Antigua’s first sight for almost half of all foreign travelers who visit the island nation every year. This is one of the Caribbean’s oldest trade ports, built in the late 17th Century.
Day 10 – St. Thomas, USVI
Seafarers from around the globe have flocked to the sheltered harbors of St. Thomas since pirates sailed the seas. Today, St. Thomas cruises dock in one of the busiest and most developed ports in the West Indies—Charlotte Amalie, the island’s historic capital. Shop till you drop on the historic harbor front in Charlotte Amalie. Play on the creamy white sands of Magens Bay Beach. Get up close to sea horses and tropical fish at Coral World. Charter a sailboat to explore secret coves and turquoise bays, or toast your cruise to St. Thomas at a beach bar in Frenchtown.
Days 11-13: Days at Sea
Day 14: Arrive New York
This morning, disembark your cruise in New York City and depart for home.