Transatlantic Crossing & a Caribbean Christmas
You’re in for a December to remember on this very special sailing, as Braemar whisks you away from the UK’s wet winter weather to the sun-kissed Caribbean for an unforgettable end to 2018. A memorable journey across the Atlantic; visits to a collection of spectacular islands; and even magical Christmas and New Year celebrations await.
Your transatlantic crossing will include ample time to settle in on board your home-from-home at sea, and a chance to explore beautifully floral Madeira, before you arrive in the Caribbean to see out the year in style on an island-hopping adventure packed with incredible experiences. Antigua, home to 365 glorious beaches and the historic English Harbour, provides the perfect introduction to one of the world’s most beautiful and bewitching regions. Then it’s on to St Maarten, with its tax-free shopping – perfect for last minute Christmas gifts – and landmarks such as the Amsterdam and Willem forts; Tortola, synonymous with fascinating pirate history and authentic Caribbean rum; and St Kitts, boasting one of the greatest scenic railways on earth. Barbados’ famed laid-back atmosphere is yours to absorb during an overnight stop in Bridgetown, while a call at Castries affords an opportunity to marvel at St Lucia’s towering Twin Pitons and the bubbling springs of Soufriere. [ReadMore]
The festivities will be in full swing on board Braemar by the time you visit gorgeous Grenada and, on Christmas Eve, stop at Curacao to uncover the Dutch-influenced colourful architecture of Willemstad’s UNESCO-listed centre. Christmas Day will be spent at sea, with traditional food, drink, fun and celebration to enjoy in the company of loved ones and friends, before it’s back to dry land on Boxing Day for another stop at St Kitts. After a return to Tortola, you’ll continue on to Grand Turk for white-sand beaches, warm crystal-clear waters and fauna-rich tropical reefs, and then end 2018 in St Maarten. Your second visit to Philipsburg could be spent unwinding at the beach, or perhaps touring the island on the back of a 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.