Transatlantic Crossing & a Caribbean Christmas

Departed 3rd Dec 2019 30 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M192930
Couple walking into the Caribbean sea Couple walking into the Caribbean sea

A perfect escape from the typically British winter weather, as well as the usual stress of the busy Christmas period, this 30-night voyage takes you across the Atlantic to the sun-kissed Caribbean, where you can indulge with pure relaxation, wonderfully rewarding island exploration and magical Christmas and New Year celebrations.

After your memorable transatlantic crossing, which includes a stop at the beautiful Azorean island of São Miguel en route, you’re in for almost three weeks of unforgettable island-hopping packed with authentic Caribbean experiences. [ReadMore] The first week of this immersive, in-depth exploration of one of the world’s most breathtaking regions sees Braemar sail between seven gorgeous islands on consecutive days. You’ll have chances to explore St Maarten’s impressive 17th century battlements; soak-up soothing sunshine on your pick of Antigua’s 365 inviting beaches; and take a ride on one of the greatest scenic railways on earth in St Kitts. St Lucia’s natural wonders – such as the soaring Twin Pitons – await you too, while in Grenada the underwater sculpture park at Molinière Bay is not-to-be-missed. Stopping overnight in Bridgetown affords you time to immerse yourself in the Barbadian way of life - perhaps explore the city, with it’s Georgian-style architecture and friendly bars; visit the Mount Gay Rum Factory on a tour; or even take a dip in the azure waters and swim with Sea Turtles. There’s a stop at Tobago, for the animated city of Scarborough and the historical site of Fort King George, too.

Your Christmas to remember kicks-off with calls at two of the ‘ABC’ islands. You can go in search of Bonaire’s native flamingos and vast salt flats from Kralendijk; and, on Christmas Eve, seek-out Aruba’s unique Casibari Rocks or admire the colourful Amsterdam-esque architecture of Oranjestad. Christmas Day will be spent at sea, with a festive feast of fun, food and entertainment to enjoy on board Braemar, before visiting Grenada once again on Boxing Day. As 2019 comes to an end you’ll see out the year in style with second stops at St Lucia, Antigua, St Kitts, and St Maarten providing opportunities to see more of these idyllic islands, or simply enjoy some post-Christmas relaxation. 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.