Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo harbour, Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo harbour, Dominican Republic

Discovered by Columbus in 1496, Santo Domingo is the New World’s oldest colonial city. A beautiful place to simply walk around, the cobbled streets of Santo Domingo are lined with 15th & 16th century buildings that remind you of the city’s unique history.

Among the historic buildings you will also find modern creature comforts such as shopping malls, restaurants, bars and cafes. Events and festivals often take place and visitors are encouraged to get involved and experience the Dominican’s exciting, vibrant atmosphere. Be sure to explore the Colonial Zone and the Malecon. These are the most pedestrian friendly areas in the city and are home to the finest architecture, the best places to visit and finest cuisine.

For those who wish to simply lie back, relax and soak up incredible weather, there are several beautiful beaches within easy reach.

Cruises to Santo Domingo

Classic Caribbean & Havana Highlights

Classic Caribbean & Havana Highlights

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 10 Dec 2020
13 nights • Braemar • M2032

  • Meet Braemar for a pre-Christmas cruise to Cuba and the Caribbean and prepare for the busy festive period with untouched landscapes, authentic cultures, beautiful beaches and much more
  • You can feel the unique black sands of St Vincent between your toes; admire the Amsterdam-esque architecture of Oranjestad, Aruba; and delve into the rich history of Falmouth and Santo Domingo.
  • Cuba is sure to be an undoubted highlight: after Santiago de Cuba, you’ll stop overnight in Havana, affording time to explore historic districts, sample authentic Cuban rum, and even see the sights from an iconic classic car.

From £2,099pp

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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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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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Islands of the Caribbean with Colombia

Islands of the Caribbean with Colombia

Departs: Santo Domingo • Thu 21 Jan 2021
14 nights • Braemar • M2102

  • With no fewer than nine beautiful islands on the itinerary, plus a sailing past mountainous Montserrat at sunset, this quintessential Caribbean escape is full to the brim with highlights.
  • Uncover the authentic essence of Grenada and St Lucia, with chances to gain insights into cocoa farming and school life; and sample Barbados’ laidback vibes and ‘proper’ Caribbean rum in Bridgetown.
  • Elsewhere, you can take a ride of St Kitt’s famous Scenic Railway; discover Antigua’s legendary beaches; and explore UNESCO-listed Willemstad. Meanwhile, Cartagena de Indias brings Hispanic heritage and flair to your adventure.

From £2,449pp

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Classic Caribbean & Central America

Classic Caribbean & Central America

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 04 Feb 2021
14 nights • Braemar • M2103

  • Cruising between spectacular Caribbean islands and intoxicating North and Central American countries, you’ll get to tick a diverse array of memorable sights and experiences off your list.
  • You can feel the unique black sands of St Vincent between your toes; admire the Amsterdam-esque architecture of Oranjestad, Aruba; and delve into the rich history of Falmouth and Santo Domingo.
  • Roatan Island’s idyllic scenes of coral reefs, white-sand beaches and forested interiors await; Belize City is your gateway to discovering native wildlife; and remarkable ancient Mayan ruins are within reach in Cozumel.

From £2,499pp

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Islands of the Caribbean with Colombia

Islands of the Caribbean with Colombia

Departs: Santo Domingo • Thu 18 Feb 2021
14 nights • Braemar • M2104

  • With no fewer than nine beautiful islands on the itinerary, plus a sailing past mountainous Montserrat at sunset, this quintessential Caribbean escape is full to the brim with highlights.
  • Uncover the authentic essence of Grenada and St Lucia, with chances to gain insights into cocoa farming and school life; and sample Barbados’ laidback vibes and ‘proper’ Caribbean rum in Bridgetown.
  • Elsewhere, you can take a ride of St Kitts’ famous Scenic Railway; discover Antigua’s legendary beaches; and explore UNESCO-listed Willemstad. Meanwhile, Cartagena de Indias brings Hispanic heritage and flair to your adventure.

From £2,449pp

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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, and welcome 2022 in style, watching St Maarten’s New Year’s Eve fireworks.

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, discovering the volcanic wonders and quintessential gems of St Vincent, St Lucia – home of the soaring Twin Pitons – and exotic Dominica.

From £3,099pp

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Uncrowded Caribbean Islands with Havana

Uncrowded Caribbean Islands with Havana

Departs: Santo Domingo • Thu 06 Jan 2022
14 nights • Braemar • M2201

  • Combine less crowded explorations of beautiful destinations, with a visit to one of the region’s most iconic, bustling cities, for an authentic and immersive taste of the Caribbean.
  • Soak up Latin culture, see the sights via classic car, learn traditional dance and much more in Havana; and explore Port Royal and Basse-Terre, when Braemar is the only ship in port.
  • Discover unspoilt landscapes and native flamingos at colourful Bonaire; and take the chance to ride St Kitts’ famous scenic railway.

From £2,449pp

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Cultural Caribbean Discovery

Cultural Caribbean Discovery

Departs: Santo Domingo • Thu 20 Jan 2022
14 nights • Braemar • M2202

  • Join Braemar in the Dominican Republic for an epic journey taking in the cultural and historical highlights of stunning destinations in the Caribbean and the Americas.
  • Port Royal is your gateway to Kingston, for a taste of quintessential Jamaican culture; and there’s time for an in-depth discovery of the fabled Cuban city of Havana.
  • There are incredible Mayan ruins to uncover in Mexico and Belize; and a remarkable, ancient walled city is yours to explore at Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

From £2,499pp

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Uncrowded Caribbean Islands with Havana

Uncrowded Caribbean Islands with Havana

Departs: Santo Domingo • Thu 03 Feb 2022
14 nights • Braemar • M2203

  • Combine less crowded explorations of beautiful destinations, with a visit to one of the region’s most iconic, bustling cities, for an authentic and immersive taste of the Caribbean.
  • Soak up Latin culture, see the sights via classic car, learn traditional dance and much more in Havana; and explore Port Royal and Basse-Terre, when Braemar is the only ship in port.
  • Discover unspoilt landscapes and native flamingos at colourful Bonaire; and take the chance to ride St Kitts’ famous scenic railway.

From £2,499pp

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Iconic Caribbean with the Trinidad Carnival

Iconic Caribbean with the Trinidad Carnival

Departs: Santo Domingo • 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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