Antigua Cruises

Couple at Shirley Heights looking out over Nelson's Dockyard and English Harbour Antigua
Couple at Shirley Heights looking out over Nelson's Dockyard and English Harbour Antigua
Friends walking on the beach in St John's

Antigua is one of the islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. It is quintessentially Caribbean, awash with candy-coloured villages, a rum-infused vibe and friendly locals that offer wide-smile welcomes.  [ReadMoreMob]

Ringed with coral reefs in azure waters, Antigua is known for its sandy beaches – all 365 of them. This natural paradise is filled with vibrant flora and fauna, botanical parks and natural phenomenon, such as the Devil's Bridge, that demand exploration.

There is a distinct English accent to the island, which boasts the attractive English Harbour and the magnificently restored Nelson’s Dockyard. Admiral Horatio Nelson made his base here in the 1780s, and the colonial-style capital, St John’s, includes a marina and the Dockyard Museum. Walking trails lead up to Shirley Heights, a former military lookout with panoramic views across the islands and bays. [ReadMoreDesk]

When it comes to food, it is fish with a smattering of meat and hearty stews. And what else, other than a glass of Caribbean rum, to wash it down? The warmth of the sun and the peaceful nature of the islanders is further enhanced by their infectious steel-drum music.

For complete tranquillity, Antigua’s smaller, undeveloped neighbour, Barbuda, is literally one single, divine beach, and one of the region's most significant Frigate bird sanctuaries.

Cruises to Antigua

Caribbean Islands and Festive Celebrations

Caribbean Islands and Festive Celebrations

Departs: Southampton • Tue 07 Dec 2021
30 nights • Braemar • M213031

  • Escape the gloomy British winter, as well as the stress of the busy festive period, and cruise across the Atlantic to the Caribbean for a simply unforgettable holiday.
  • Spend almost three weeks hopping between islands such as St Kitts, Barbados, Antigua and St Lucia for spectacular scenery, beaches and an authentic taste of the Caribbean.
  • Enjoy a Christmas Day of fun, food and festivity on board Braemar, welcome 2022 in style, watching St Maarten’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, and spend three unforgettable days in Havana, Cuba.

From £3,849pp

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Festive Island-Hopping in the Caribbean

Festive Island-Hopping in the Caribbean

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 23 Dec 2021
14 nights • Braemar • M2131

  • On an incredible Caribbean exploration, experience a magical festive season that includes Christmas at sea, spectacular New Year’s celebrations and paradise island discovery.
  • Uncover the delights of beautiful Bonaire and Curacao; indulge in the sunshine and beaches of Antigua; and ride St Kitts’s scenic railway, all before seeing in 2022 in St Maarten.
  • Begin the new year in style, with one final dose of Caribbean delight in Grand Turk before enjoying an extended stay in the historic, culture-rich iconic Cuban city of Havana.

From £3,099pp

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Iconic Caribbean with the Trinidad Carnival

Iconic Caribbean with the Trinidad Carnival

Departs: Havana • Thu 17 Feb 2022
14 nights • Braemar • M2204

  • This is the Caribbean at its very best, an immersive discovery of iconic islands and their cultural highlights, from authentic flavours to legendary dance, music and carnival.
  • Delve into the history of reggae and pirates in Jamaica; and in Havana, soak up the rich Cuban culture, see sights via classic car, sample traditional rum and much more.
  • Be inspired by the natural beauty of St Kitts, St Lucia and Grenada; then catch Trinidad Carnival, a colourful celebration of Caribbean life.

From £2,549pp

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