Caribbean Christmas & New Year
For a simply unforgettable festive season, meet Braemar in Barbados and embark on an incredible island-hopping adventure packed with authentic Caribbean experiences. You can immerse yourself in vibrant culture; unearth rich history; marvel at stunning landscapes; indulge in pure relaxation at postcard-perfect beaches; and celebrate Christmas and the New Year in style, all on one very special 14-night holiday.
Your ship will be waiting for you in Bridgetown, where you’ll have time to sample Barbadian life before setting sail.[ReadMoreMob] Perhaps you’ll take advantage of the tax-free shopping, admire the Georgian-style architecture, or simply enjoy the sunshine at one of the nearby beaches. Then it’s on to Tobago, for the animated city of Scarborough and the historical site of Fort King George, before stops at two of the ‘ABC’ islands bring a Dutch flavour to your Caribbean exploration. Visit Bonaire to go in search of native flamingos and visit the island’s vast salt flats from Kralendijk; and, on Christmas Eve, call at the beautiful island of Aruba, where the colourful, Amsterdam-esque architecture of Oranjestad and the unique Casibari Rocks await. Christmas Day will be spent at sea, with a festive feast of fun, food and entertainment to enjoy as Braemar heads for the ‘Spice Island’, Grenada. You’re in for a wonderfully rewarding Boxing Day during your stop at St George’s, where the tempting scents of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla fill the air, and attractions such as Molinière Bay underwater sculpture park and Grand Etang National Park are within reach. [ReadMoreDesk]
As 2019 comes to an end, you’ll see out the year in style visiting five spectacular destinations on consecutive days. Your smaller, friendlier cruise ship will guide you to St Lucia, where the soaring Twin Pitons, bubbling Soufrière Volcano and the Diamond Botanical Gardens are among a wealth of astonishing natural wonders; and to Antigua, an island famed for boasting over 365 breathtaking beaches, as well as historical highlights such as the English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard. Then there’s St Kitts, for a chance to ride on one of the world’s greatest scenic railways and witness unspoilt scenes of sugarcane fields, dense forests and spectacular coastline. At St Maarten, you could explore the 17th century battlements of Fort Amsterdam and Fort Willem during a call at Philipsburg, or opt to join a thrilling catamaran sailing on the Caribbean Sea. On New Year’s Eve, a full-day docked in Road Town affords you time to uncover Tortola’s fascinating pirate history on a scenic boat tour, followed by an exhilarating open-top safari bus adventure, before welcoming the arrival of 2020 with an evening of celebration and a magnificent New Year’s fireworks display. A day at sea to relax and catch your breath kicks-off the New Year, before finally disembarking in the Dominican Republic.