Caribbean Christmas & New Year
Your friendly home-from-home at sea will be waiting for you to embark in Barbados, from where – after settling in on board – you’ll sail to stunning St Lucia. With breathtaking attractions such as the soaring Twin Pitons; bubbling hot springs of the Soufrière Volcano; and the Diamond Botanical Gardens and Falls within reach, a call into Castries will ensure a memorable start to your Caribbean adventure. Then in Grenada, not-to-be-missed experiences include exploring the gorgeous lush landscapes of Grand Etang National Park – a haven for a wealth of fascinating fauna and flora – and a ride along the scenic coast aboard the legendary Rhum Runner boat. You’ll then arrive at Curacao on Christmas Eve, for the chance to take in UNESCO-listed Willemstad’s colonial architecture and pretty pastel-fronted houses in the sunshine, before enjoying a magical Christmas Day at sea. Combine traditional food, drink, fun and festivity with hours of soothing sunbathing on board Braemar, while the friendly, attentive staff take care of everything for you – a simply unforgettable occasion. [ReadMore]
It’s back on dry land on Boxing Day, visiting the beautiful island of St Kitts. An undoubted highlight here is the world-famous St Kitts Scenic Railway, regarded as one of the greatest train journeys on earth. The next morning your ship stops at Road Town, gateway to uncovering the famed pirate history of Tortola. There’s a chance to explore the island’s myths and legends on a scenic boat tour, followed by an exciting open-top safari bus adventure. A diversion to Grand Turk follows, for the chance to make the most of the Caribbean sunshine on white-sand beaches, bathe in warm, crystal-clear waters or even snorkel tropical reefs, before ending the year in style in St Maarten. Perhaps unwind on the beach; discover historic sites such as the Willem and Amsterdam Forts; or tour the island on the back of Harley Davidson. No matter what you choose to do during the day; watching the New Year’s fireworks at midnight will be an experience you won’t forget. Finally, after a day at sea to catch your breath, you’ll return to Barbados for chances to admire floral displays at Hunte’s Gardens, go in search of Sea Turtles and much more.
Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.