Bonus USD$250 per suite, on-board credit
The Caribbean Islands have one thing in common – the sparkling Caribbean Sea.
The islands contrast and surprise visitors with their own character and a varied history with Spanish, English and French influences.
Become absorbed in the atmosphere, culture and everyday life of the British Virgin Islands, The Leeward Islands, Martinique, St Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada and Antigua & Barbuda as you relax on board ‘Silver Shadow.’
With less than 400 guests, ‘Silver Shadow’ is able to visit the small, more intimate ports of the Caribbean with their diversity, history, language and topography. Don’t forget the cricket!
You will be pampered from embarkation to dis-embarkation with a butler service and bar set-up in your stateroom at your request.
December is prime-time weather to visit with balmy days and evenings – the cruise of a lifetime!
Depart Auckland on Air New Zealand to arrive in Houston late afternoon. Transfer to an inner city hotel for a two-night stay.
Today visit the newly-refurbished International Space Station / NASA for an informative tour which includes the Enterprise Orbiter and the Moon Landing Control Centre, restored to its original condition. Return to the hotel and enjoy a Welcome Texan BBQ.
After breakfast a morning flight via Miami to San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico. On arrival enjoy a city tour before embarking ‘Silver Shadow’ for a late lunch.’ There will be time for a stroll around Old San Juan before ‘Silver Shadow’ sails late evening.
Spanish Town was originally settled by Cornish copper miners in the 1800s. Attractions are The Baths – sky-high boulders that form seawater grottos, walking trails and the remains of the mining era.
St Kitts and Nevis are in the Leeward Islands in the West Indies. Pinney’s Beach and the Museum of Nevis History are the main highlights.
Martinique is a slice of France in the tropics, but don’t be surprised if the locals speak Creole – a simplified native tongue. Josephine Bonaparte was born here and painter Paul Gaugin spent time on Martinique. Known for its eclectic music, food options and Fort-St-Louis.
Mayreau is the smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines with a population of about 270. The island is almost divided in two by erosion from the tides and rising sea levels.
Scarborough is on the southern coast of Tobago. The lower Scarborough area features a market of fresh produce, clothing and more. The Botanical Gardens offer respite from the sun and feature indigenous trees and shrubs.
Also known as the ‘Spice Islands,’ Grenada is a mixture of tropical rainforests, terraced gardens and rivers that fall away onto white sandy beaches.
St George gives Granada a small town character with a dash of sophistication.
Bequia is a snake-like island of only 1813 sq km, is ‘off-the-beaten-track‘ and is known as the ‘island in the clouds.’ It has a steep, green mountain range running down the centre and the west side has white sandy beaches, a regular stop for super yachts.
Gustavia, the capital of the island is noted for its red-roof houses tucked into lush tropical landscapes. Duty Free shopping calls visitors to the very French boutiques and cafés.
An Island that boasts a different beach for every day of the year. Explore the old sugar mill, the Museum of Antigua, St Paul’s Anglican Church dating back to 1676 and the local market. For cricket lovers visit the iconic cricket stadium named after Sir Vivian Richards and watch beach cricket wherever there is a flat piece of land.
Located on the island of Tortola, Road Town is the capital of the British Virgin Islands and former haunt of pirates, the Dutch and English.
In September 2017, the island was hit by Cyclone Irma which caused wide-spread devastation, but has largely been rebuilt.
Grand Turk is often referred to as the Bahamas poor cousin, but off-shore bankers have attracted high-end resorts and casinos. The island is dotted with the remains of salt pans and windmills from the 17th – 20th century’s sea salt industry.
Beautiful beaches, the Grand Turk lighthouse, wild horses and donkeys are the main attractions.
A wonderful way to end your cruise – at sea to enjoy the facilities and prepare for dis-embarkation.
Dock this morning at Fort Lauderdale and transfer to Miami Airport for a flight to Houston. Change planes and depart early evening on Air New Zealand for Auckland.
|Cost Per Person * |
Auckland - Auckland
|Deluxe Veranda Suite||$11,781||$13,580|
|Superior Veranda Suite||$11,481||$13,216|
|Vista / Suite||$10,084||$11,517|
|Business Class Upgrade||+$7,454|
|Premium Economy Class Upgrade||+$1,888|
|Early Booking Discount ( 06/12/2019 )||$150|
|Previous International Pukekohe Travel Tour Discount||$100|
*This is a cash or cheque price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment
Travel Insurance is essential. Please feel free to contact us for a quote.
December in the Caribbean is slightly cooler, drier and less humid than summer with the chance of a few showers
Weather in December Max Min
Houston 17˚c 09˚c
Caribbean 26 ˚c 17 ˚c
A good standard of health and fitness is required and clients should be independently mobile with the ability to walk unaided on uneven surfaces and negotiate stairs
On board ‘Silver Shadow’
Daytime - Casual Wear (sports gear, flat shoes etc)
Evenings - Smart Casual Wear (Blouses pants, casual dresses / open neck shirts, slacks), Informal Wear (Dresses or pantsuits / jackets, tie optional), Formal Wear (evening gown, cocktail dress / tuxedo, dinner jacket, dark suit
Deluxe Veranda Suite & Superior Veranda Suite
(Deluxe Verandas offer preferred central location with identical accommodation)
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* Itinerary subject to change