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Island-Hopping in the Caribbean

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04 Jan 2025
Portsmouth
28 nights
Borealis

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

This island-hopping cruise is the perfect cocktail of winter sun, fascinating culture, and quintessential Caribbean experiences. Explore the sunny islands of Barbados and Antigua, renowned for their palm-tree-lined white-sand beaches and crystal-clear warm seas, or delve into the rainforests of St. Lucia and uncover the unique species of flora and fauna that thrive here. From here, Borealis will sail past the island’s towering volcanic Pitons at sunset, offering you the perfect view from on deck in the warm dusk air. You can discover the region’s exotic produce, from sugarcane in St. Kitts and rum in Barbados to cocoa beans and nutmeg in Grenada, and immerse yourself in the Caribbean way of life by sampling traditional Caribbean cuisine like pepperpot stew or saltfish. You can also take the opportunity to encounter mesmerising marine life in the Caribbean, as the azure waters surrounding Dominica are a haven for whales and dolphins, while Barbados is ideal for searching for sea turtles. 

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Highlights

Pitons in St Lucia, Caribbean

The sun-kissed islands of the Caribbean

Your cruise to the Caribbean has been designed to showcase its beautifully tropical and sun-kissed islands. The capital of Dutch St. Maarten, Philipsburg, is home to fine examples of architecture, framed by lush green hills, golden sands, and azure blue seas, while the towering volcanic Pitons of St. Lucia have an air of mystery, and you can discover the dense rainforests of La Soufriere Mountain by aerial tram for a birds-eye view of the island's flora and fauna, gliding over treetops and past brightly coloured cascades of flowers. Barbados is the epitome of Caribbean paradise, with white-sand beaches and warm seas lapping lazily on the shore, where you can snorkel over colourful coral reefs, or explore Antigua, with tiny coves nestled within sheltered bays and verdant hills and a slice of tropical beach heaven for every day of the year, while the 'nature island' of Dominica is a haven of breathtaking waterfalls, like the magnificent Trafalgar Falls and the idyllic Emerald Pool.

Pepper pot stew, Dish from Antigua

Discover Caribbean culture

Immerse yourself in the laid-back daily life in the Caribbean on board this Borealis cruise. As you step ashore in Barbados, make your way to the Kensington Oval, where the 1997 ICC World Cup was held, and discover the fascinating story of The Right Honorable Sir Garfield Sobers, universally recognised as the world’s greatest cricketer. While in Roseau, spend time with a Kalinago community, where descendants of the island's original people will share their sustainable technique of growing Kalinago indigenous foods and how to make cassava bread. Sample delicious pepperpot stew in Antigua, where meat or fish are cooked in a rich spiced sauce, or enjoy green figs and salt fish as the waves slowly roll on to a white sandy beach in St. Lucia. St. Kitt's is home to the iconic Scenic Railway, which is said to be one of the most attractive rail journeys in the world, originally built to transport sugar cane around the island, offering magnificent views of the surrounding ocean, cliffs, and vegetation.

Itinerary

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Life On Board

Introducing Borealis

Sister ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for enjoying scenic cruising of the world's lesser-known waterways. From cruising past remarkable landscapes and historical sites to capturing the beauty of the natural world. 

Borealis at sea at sunset
Borealis at sea at sunset

Borealis

Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for taking guests on a journey around the globe, enabling more exploration in more exciting ports. Her smaller size, spacious public areas, open deck spaces and impressive array of restaurants make her perfect for longer voyages, and shorter journeys alike.

702 cabins
1,360 guests
662 crew
61,849 GT
25kts max speed
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Sample Shore Tours

At each port of call on your cruise, we carefully research and hand pick Shore Tour options for you, designed for you see as many of the world's best destinations as possible.

Below, you will find some sample Shore Tours which will give you an example of what to expect on your cruise. Your Shore Tours will be available to book approximately 8-13 weeks prior to departure via your My Cruises account.

St Kitts Scenic Railway

St. Kitts Scenic Railway

Enjoy a scenic train ride around the St. Kitts northeastern coastline, taking in sweeping views of the ocean, cliffs and vegetation as you cross steel bridges over canyons and wind through small villages and farmland surrounded by lush, green rainforest.

££££

Basseterre

Admire the Pitons

Admire The Pitons

 Travelling to the town of Soufriere, enjoy a visit to the Tet Paul Nature Trail, which provides spectacular views of The Pitons and Jalousie Bay, before enjoying a local lunch. 

££££

Castries

Cricket Legends

Cricket Legends

Visit the Kensington Oval, the location for the final of the 2007 ICC World Cup, to enjoy a tour of the Legendary Cricket Museum and speak with a Legend whilst enjoying lunch.

 

££££

Bridgetown

Dolphin Safari

Whale & Dolphin Safari

Embark on a scenic catamaran cruise in search of whales and dolphins. Your guide will be on-hand throughout to help you spot wildlife and provide commentary on the nearby surroundings.

££££

Roseau

Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

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Astronomy

Go Stargazing

Acting as tour guides of the heavens, the Go Stargazing astronomers will share their knowledge with group sessions learning interesting and amazing facts about our Universe. The friendly and approachable team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, and to help you spot planets and stars.

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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 18:00 13/06/2024, 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 18:00 13/06/2024, 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)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Suites have a private balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £8,599 pp
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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted (BJD)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Adapted Suites have a balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £8,599 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

Located on decks 6 & 7, Borealis' Balcony Suites have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £8,999 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Borealis' Premier Suites are located on Deck 7, and have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £11,999 pp
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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted (PSD)

Borealis' Premier Adapted Suites are spacious and stylish, and located on deck 7.

Freedom Fare From £11,999 pp
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Olsen Suite (OW)

The Olsen Suite is the largest suite on Borealis, with a private balcony and sitting area.

Freedom Fare From £13,999 pp
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Cruise Offers

FREE On Board Spend OR 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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