New York City to San Juan
This 11-day, southbound journey crosses 23 degrees of latitude to tropical islands where the average temperature difference between winter and summer can be less than 10 Fahrenheit degrees. Not long after Manhattan’s glowing skyline slips beyond the horizon, you arrive at the northernmost point in your journey: Newport, Rhode Island. It’s home to Vanderbilt mansions and warm and creamy lobster bisque, hundreds of sailboats, and the International Tennis Hall of Fame. From here you turn south and be the first cruise ship to transit the thriving Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. Take your own walk around the angular, pocked walls of Fort McHenry, a pentagonal-shaped fortification that inspired Francis Scott Key’s The Star Spangled Banner
. Float past the immense Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, the largest naval base in the world, and walk the storied battleship deck of the USS Wisconsin
. Warmer breezes rise as you approach Bimini’s blue waters, a favorite fishing haunt and drinking destination for writer Ernest Hemingway. Swim along a quiet beach near Samana in the Dominican Republic, or search for rare birds and animals along the mangroves in Los Haitises National Park. Your final destination is just a day away among San Juan’s vibrantly painted buildings and the brooding, weathered walls of Castillo San Felipe del Morro. Nearby you’ll find sandy beaches and lively cantinas to help you completely forget about the encroaching winter months ahead.
• Journey the length of the lovely Eastern seaboard from large cities and coastal towns to the sparkling waters of the Bahamas and Dominican Republic
• Overnight in Baltimore, allows for excursions to Washington D.C.
• See the caves, waterfalls and mangroves of Los Haitises national Park in Samana
• Discover the underwater beauty when you snorkel in Bimini’s pristine waters
• Cruise around the world’s largest naval station found in Norfolk
• Be on the first cruise ship to transit the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal
• Have your camera ready for the incredible views from El Morro, San Juan’s UNESCO site
*Rates shown are per person, based on double occupancy, reflect all discounts and include non-discountable amounts. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional.