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Tropical Islands & Verdant Rainforests Of The Caribbean & Central America

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Baby sloth cuddles with mama sloth on a tree, Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica

15 Feb 2025

Southampton

45 nights

Balmoral

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

This cruise aboard Balmoral has been designed to showcase the tropical islands and lush, green rainforests of the Caribbean and Central America. Explore the Costa Rican rainforests of Veragua and Cahuita National Park, where you will have the chance to spot local wildlife, such as sloths, raccoons and capuchin monkeys; or venture into the Belize jungle in search of majestic manatees. Immerse yourself in the Caribbean way of life by eating jerk chicken and listening to reggae music in Jamaica, sample delicious Colombian coffee and empanadas in Cartagena de Indias, and go snorkelling in Tortola and Mexico. You will also have opportunities to unearth Mayan history at Chichen Itza and Altun Ha, or discover the voyages of Christopher Columbus and Spanish colonial history in Cartagena and the Dominican Republic.

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Highlights

Wild racoon in the jungle, Cahuita National park, Costa Rica

Tropical Islands & Verdant Rainforests

Your cruise aboard Balmoral has been designed to give you the opportunity to explore tropical Caribbean islands and the lush rainforests of Central America. In Costa Rica, the Veragua Rainforest offers captivating views of Talamanca Range mountains and is home to a large number of frog and butterfly species. In Cahuita National Park, do take time to explore and spot colourful toucans, sloths, raccoons, howler and capuchin monkeys. The creeks and jungle in Belize offer a haven to the elusive manatee - or sea cow, as the shy and gentle creatures slowly meander through the shallow waters looking for food. Sage Mountain in Tortola is filled with an abundance of trees and plants, including guavaberry and scattered white cedar, and mahogany trees.

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Reggae music - guitar and  hat, Jamaican colours

Immerse yourself in the Caribbean Lifestyle

As we explore the Caribbean and Central America together, immerse yourself in daily life, which is generally at a slower pace. In Jamaica, you can enjoy eating jerk chicken as you listen to reggae music, while in St. Maarten do try the local rum, distilled and bottled on the island. Cartagena de Indias is well-known for its empanadas (savoury pastries) and arepas (fried corn patties) delicious with a cup of the local rich-flavoured Colombian coffee; while in Santo Domingo, join us for a merengue dance performance as it plays an important role in the local people's daily lives, from education to social gatherings and celebrations. 

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Chichen Itza, mayan pyramid in Yucatan, Mexico

Central American legacies and influences

This cruise offers you the chance to discover more about native legacies and colonial influences in Central America. From Belize, join us on a visit to Altun Ha, also known as Rockstone Water, an important archaeological site in Mayan culture; and in Cozumel - Chichen Itza is home to the remains of many ancient Mayan structures, including the famed El Castillo that dominates the centre of the site. Cartagena is bursting with Spanish colonial history, as is the Dominican Republic, where the first Spanish colony was founded in the New World by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage back to the island in 1493.

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Life On Board

Introducing Balmoral

Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate some of Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. Balmoral retains a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open deck space.

Balmoral
Fred. Olsen ship Balmoral sailing at dawn

Balmoral

Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. Balmoral offers a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.

710 cabins
1,325 guests
551 crew
43,537 GT
16kts max speed
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Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 15:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 15:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Balmoral's Balcony Junior Suites have a large cabin area and private balcony

Freedom Fare From £11,499 pp
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Superior Suite (SS)

Located on decks 9 & 10, Superior Suites have a balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare From £12,199 pp
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Marquee Suite (MS)

Situated on deck 10, Marquee Suites have a private balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare From £15,499 pp

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Premier Suite (PS)

Located on deck 10, Premier Suites have a private balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare From £16,499 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £20,999 pp
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Cruise Offers

FREE On Board Spend AND Door-to-Door transfer up to 200 miles   Freedom Fare

What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

As well as our Signature Experiences, there are a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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