Your Caribbean exploration begins in Barbados’ beautiful capital, Bridgetown. Before setting sail discover the very best of this British-influenced island, with chances to sample the laid-back lifestyle in the city; or uncover a host of awe-inspiring sights and experiences. You could opt to explore the crystallised limestone cavern of Harrison’s Cave; visit Hunte’s Gardens and savour the sweet scents of the rare, exotic plants; or even embark on a catamaran tour in search of sea turtles. Then it’s on to St John’s, the capital of Antigua – a spectacular island boasting 365 glorious beaches. You won’t have be able to discover every stretch of gorgeous golden sand here, however you will have plenty of time to relax and soak up the sunshine on some of the island’s best beaches if you wish. Alternatively you could instead choose to explore the busy market in St John’s; or discover some of the island’s other highlights including the Shirley Heights lookout, Nelson’s Dockyard and the English harbour. [ReadMore]
Your island hopping adventure continues in Tortola, where you can delve into the island’s fascinating pirate-influenced past on a scenic boat cruise and safari bus tour; or even go swimming with dolphins – a simply unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Road Town is also home to the world famous Pussers Bar, the perfect place to relax with a glass or two of authentic Caribbean rum; and the Sunday Morning Well, the site where the Emancipation Proclamation was read in 1834. Basseterre, the capital of St Kitts, is your final Caribbean call. Here you can bask in the beauty of the botanical gardens, people watch at Independence Square, or end your time in the Caribbean in style with a ride on the incredible St Kitts Scenic Railway. Although the call into Basseterre brings your Caribbean exploration to a conclusion, your cruise doesn’t end just yet. En route to Southampton you’ll stop-off in the emerald-green Azores to discover the captivating crater lakes and hot springs of São Miguel Island; and sail to Spain to uncover the historic highlights of La Coruña.
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