New York and the Eastern Caribbean
12 day Eastern Caribbean Cruise aboard the NCL Gem
12 Days | Select Dates 2023
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!
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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 Gem. The Norwegian Gem 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: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
Founded in 1681 by Bermuda settlers for sea salt production, Grand Turk is the largest of the Turks Islands and is home to historic sites, stunning beaches and colorful marine life. From diving and snorkeling to lounging beachside or exploring the island on scooters, there’s something to match everyone’s vacation style. Discover the island’s British and Bermuda roots while touring Cockburn Town where you can learn about the island’s old sea salt industry and see the popular Grand Turk Lighthouse – the only lighthouse in the Turks and Caicos. Or enjoy a scenic boat ride over to nearby Gibbs Cay and splash around with the wild stingrays that like to gather in the pristine calm waters surrounding the island.
Day 6 – Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Puerto Plata (or officially known as San Felipe de Puerto Plata) is the ninth largest city in the Dominican Republic and the capital of the province of Puerto Plata. For spectacular city views, take a ride up the Pico Isabel de Torres mountain which stands over 2,600 feet high. History buff? Visit Fortaleza San Felipe, which was built in the 16th century and served as a prison under the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. Or head to the Amber Museum, a museum filled with a unique collection of valuable Dominican amber which is semiprecious tree sap that has hardened for millions of years capturing many fossils of plant and insect life.
Day 7: 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.
Day 8: Philipsburg, St Maarten
With an area of only 37 square miles, the island of St. Maarten is the smallest landmass in the world to be divided between two governments. The southern Dutch half offers casinos, duty-free shopping and island culture. The French half is all subdued sophistication.
Day 9: Tortola, BVI
Discovered by Christopher Columbus himself in 1493, this exotic, peaceful island is home to both towering mahogany trees and white-sand beaches. The region offers a challenging hike that extends 1,780 feet up Sage Mountain. A great spot for great birdwatching and breathtaking views of Tortola and neighboring islands.
Days 10-11: Days at Sea
Day 12: Arrive New York
This morning, disembark your cruise in New York City and depart for home.