Road Town, Tortola

Road town harbour in Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Road town harbour in Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Pussers Bar in Road Town, Tortola

Tortola Island is a famous pirate haunt of old, and Road Town is typically old-world Caribbean and still retains a surreal charm. Capital of the British Virgin Islands, this picturesque town sat between rolling hills and white sandy bays, has a history to match its beguiling beauty.

Situated on the horseshoe-shaped Road Harbour, Road Town is home to the Sunday Morning Well, the site where the Emancipation Proclamation was read in 1834.[ReadMoreMob] Among the old buildings of Main Street – some still complete with their original red tin roofs, shops stacked with local produce and an abundance of restaurants can be found. The oldest building on the street, HM Prison, was built in 1774.

Away from the town along the waterfront, the town’s craftsmen and women sell their own textiles, paintings, rugs and ornaments. The legendary Pussers Bar is the perfect place to try some authentic Caribbean rum, while nearby Cane Garden Bay offers an expanse of gorgeous, sugar-white sands. [ReadMore]

Exploring further will reveal the popular JR O'Neal Botanic Gardens – home to various exotic plant species, and the 'baths' – an unmissable natural rock formation accessible via a short boat trip.​

Cruises to Road Town, Tortola

Transatlantic Crossing & a Caribbean Christmas

Transatlantic Crossing & a Caribbean Christmas

Departs: Southampton • Tue 03 Dec 2019
30 nights • Braemar • M192930

  • Escape from the typically gloomy British winter weather, as well as the usual stress of the busy Christmas period, and cruise across the Atlantic to the Caribbean for a simply unforgettable festive season.
  • Almost three weeks of this 30-night voyage will be spent hopping between idyllic Caribbean islands, including Barbados, Antigua, St Lucia, St Kitts and Tobago, affording you plenty of opportunities to indulge in hours of pure relaxation and wonderfully rewarding exploration.
  • You’re in for simply unforgettable Christmas and New Year celebrations too – you’ll visit Aruba on Christmas Eve; enjoy all the fun, food and festivity of Christmas Day at sea; spend Boxing Day in Grenada; and, on New Year’s Eve, call at Road Town, Tortola to welcome the arrival of 2020 in style.

From £4,199pp

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Caribbean Christmas & New Year

Caribbean Christmas & New Year

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 19 Dec 2019
14 nights • Braemar • M1930

  • Fly to Barbados and join Braemar for an incredible Caribbean island-hopping adventure to experience a simply unforgettable festive season in 2019.
  • Your Christmas will be one to remember forever – You’ll spend Christmas Eve on the beautiful island of Aruba, enjoy a magical Christmas Day at sea with all the trimmings, and stop at the ‘Spice Island’ of Grenada for a relaxing and rewarding Boxing Day.
  • Braemar will also take you to Tobago; Bonaire; St Lucia, for the soaring Twin Pitons and Soufrière Volcano; Antigua, famed for its stunning beaches and historical sites; St Maarten; and Tortola, where you’ll welcome the arrival of 2020 in style.

From £1,899pp

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The Eastern Caribbean

The Eastern Caribbean

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 16 Jan 2020
14 nights • Braemar • M2002

  • Immerse yourself in vibrant culture and rich history; discover stunning landscapes and astonishing natural wonders; and indulge in pure relaxation in paradise, on this unforgettable 14-night Caribbean adventure.
  • After meeting Braemar in Barbados, you’ll embark on an island-hopping adventure taking in Tobago; two of the beautiful ‘ABC’ islands, Bonaire and Aruba; Grenada; spectacular St Lucia; Antigua, famed for its breathtaking beaches; St Kitts; St Maarten; and Tortola.
  • A wealth of attractions await you on this incredible voyage – the native flamingos of Bonaire; St Lucia’s soaring Twin Pitons and Diamond Botanical Gardens; the world-famous St Kitts Scenic Railway; and Grenada’s Grand Etang National Park are just a few of the highlights.

From £2,199pp

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The Eastern Caribbean

The Eastern Caribbean

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 13 Feb 2020
14 nights • Braemar • M2004

  • Immerse yourself in vibrant culture and rich history; discover stunning landscapes and astonishing natural wonders; and indulge in pure relaxation in paradise, on this unforgettable 14-night Caribbean adventure.
  • After meeting Braemar in Barbados, you’ll embark on an island-hopping adventure taking in Tobago; two of the beautiful ‘ABC’ islands, Bonaire and Aruba; Grenada; spectacular St Lucia; Antigua, famed for its breathtaking beaches; St Kitts; St Maarten; and Tortola.
  • A wealth of attractions await you on this incredible voyage – the native flamingos of Bonaire; St Lucia’s soaring Twin Pitons and Diamond Botanical Gardens; the world-famous St Kitts Scenic Railway; and Grenada’s Grand Etang National Park are just a few of the highlights.

From £2,299pp

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Caribbean Christmas & New Year

Caribbean Christmas & New Year

Departs: Santo Domingo • Wed 23 Dec 2020
15 nights • Braemar • M2033

  • A cruise during the festive period is always a magical experience, and this exhilarating Caribbean adventure – packed with sun, sights, authentic experiences and unforgettable celebrations – is no exception.
  • You’ll enjoy a magical Christmas Day on board, combining traditional food, fun and festivity with time to relax in the sunshine on deck; and celebrate the arrival of 2021 in style with St Maarten’s New Year’s fireworks.
  • Highlights of your island-hopping adventure include chances to gain insights into cocoa farming and school life in Grenada and St Lucia respectively; ride St Kitts’ famous Scenic Railway; discover Antigua’s legendary beaches; and much more.

From £3,107pp

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Around the World from Liverpool

Around the World from Liverpool

Departs: Liverpool • Wed 06 Jan 2021
112 nights • Black Watch • W210107

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

Classic Caribbean & Havana Highlights

Classic Caribbean & Havana Highlights

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 07 Jan 2021
14 nights • Braemar • M2101

  • An exotic journey of discovery blending immersive history, authentic cultures with blissful indulgence, this cruise takes in seven absorbing island destinations for stunning landscapes, captivating cities, remarkable ancient sites and much more.
  • You’ll get to uncover Tortola’s swashbuckling pirate legends; explore Mayan ruins or snorkel coral reefs in Cozumel; and take a rare opportunity to learn of Guadaloupe’s fascinating slave history and colonial heritage.
  • Time in Cuba is sure to be an undoubted highlight: you’ll stop overnight in Havana, an opportunity to explore historic districts, sample authentic Cuban rum, and even see the sights from an iconic classic car.

From £2,399pp

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Around the World from Liverpool

Around the World from Liverpool

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 07 Jan 2021
111 nights • Black Watch • W210102

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch from Liverpool and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

Around the World

Around the World

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Jan 2021
108 nights • Black Watch • W2102

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

From £12,199pp

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Caribbean & Atlantic Island Discovery

Caribbean & Atlantic Island Discovery

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Jan 2021
21 nights • Black Watch • W2103

  • Escape the January cold and gloom and start 2021 in style on an unparalleled voyage to paradise, providing opportunities to enjoy the classic Caribbean highlights and experiences of stunning, sun-kissed islands.
  • Whet your appetite with stunning gardens and landscapes of Madeira and the Canaries, before arriving in Barbados for the laidback vibes of Bridgetown, the remarkable Harrison’s Cave and sea turtle viewing tours.
  • Discover the famous beaches and historic sites of Antigua; immerse yourself in Tortola’s fascinating pirate-influences history and sample authentic Caribbean rum in Tortola; and enjoy Grand Turk’s breathtaking white sands and inviting warm waters.

From £2,949pp

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Idyllic & Cultural Island Discovery

Idyllic & Cultural Island Discovery

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Jan 2021
80 nights • Black Watch • W210305

  • Experience an unforgettable start to 2021 and set sail on an epic voyage to discover world-famous landmarks and spectacular landscapes, cultural delights and much more among some of the world’s most awe-inspiring regions and destinations.
  • Cross the Atlantic to sun-kissed islands in the Caribbean; visit the legendary city of Havana; navigate the Panama Canal; and discover paradise at idyllic South Pacific islands such as Bora-Bora and Mystery Island.
  • See Sydney’s iconic landmarks; enjoy a rare visit to Burnie, Tasmania; delve into fascinating Australian history at Albany; and much more, then revel in the contrasts of Asia, showcased by Indonesian island scenes and Singapore’s spectacular cityscape.

From £10,349pp

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Caribbean, Cuba & the South Pacific

Caribbean, Cuba & the South Pacific

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Jan 2021
56 nights • Black Watch • W210304

  • Begin 2021 with a holiday of a lifetime and discover authentic cultures, amazing wildlife, iconic landmarks and out-of-this-world landscapes as you sail halfway around the world via spectacular islands and cities.
  • Your enthralling journey includes time in the Caribbean, to indulge in pure relaxation and laidback island exploration; a chance to explore Havana via an iconic classic car; and a memorable navigation of the Panama Canal.
  • The unspoilt, sun-splashed scenes of South Pacific islands such as Nuku Hiva, Bora-Bora and Tahiti will bring dreams of paradise to life, before Sydney presents its world-famous attractions, such as Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

From £7,299pp

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