day 1 San Juan, Puerto Rico
The imposing façade of El Morro fortress is just one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in San Juan. Admire the colorful colonial buildings from your casually elegant ship, docked right in the heart of Old San Juan.
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM
day 2 Vieques, Puerto Rico
Just six miles east of mainland Puerto Rico lies the island of Vieques --Though it measures just 55 square miles, Vieques brims with natural flora, exotic animals, secluded beaches, and gracious people. It’s allure is that it is rustic and elegant at the same time. Vieques boasts more than 20 breathtaking and diverse beaches, each with its own character and appeal. Horses roam freely across the island, often flanked by elegant white egrets and brightly colored flamboyant trees dot the hillsides. There are no stoplights, fast-food chains, nightclubs, or shopping malls… the attractions are Mother Nature’s creations. You will find a delightful selection of restaurants with a variety of foods, a few stores and the interesting Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust Museum. It is also home to Hacienda Casa del Frances, a sugar plantation house built in 1910 and listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
12:00 PM TO 10:00 PM
day 3 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Pastel-colored buildings and shops filled with tempting souvenirs herald your arrival to bustling Philipsburg. Situated near the harbor on the Dutch side of St. Maarten, Philipsburg owes its discovery to Christopher Columbus in 1493. Today, celebrated Front Street is home to a number of local Creole restaurants as well as jewelry stores, stylish boutiques, and lively casinos for visitors seeking an upbeat island experience.
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
day 4 Little Bay, Montserrat, BWI
Today we visit “Pompeii of the Caribbean”—an island that is half lush and green, half gray and covered in ash by a volcano in 1995. And if a half-buried city isn’t intriguing enough, there are black-sand beaches and a perplexing Irish heritage to explore.
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM
Get ready for a full day with plenty to do. Snorkel alongside brilliant parrot fish in the bubbly waters of Champagne Beach. Take a break to enjoy more than 150 species of plants and brilliant red-necked Jaco parrots at the botanical gardens. If you’re up for an optional hike, don’t miss Boiling Lake and the Valley of Desolation at Dominica’s Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM
day 6 Pigeon Island, St. Lucia
The UNESCO site Pitons’ with their two majestic volcanic peaks and 24 miles of vibrant coral reef welcome you to St. Lucia. Nearby Pigeon Island National Park features impressive ruins of English forts, archaeological relics of Arawak Indians, and splendid beaches.
8:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
day 7 St. George's, Grenada
Inhale the intoxicating aroma of the “Isle of Spice” as your eyes feast on what is widely claimed to be the most beautiful city in the Caribbean. Spend the day on 2-mile-long Grand Anse beach, and before you go, a taste of nutmeg ice cream is a must.
day 8 Bridgetown, Barbados
Jolly old England comes to life in the city and its garrison, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Further afield, you’ll find historic sugar plantations and the fairyland magic of Harrison’s Cave.
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