SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN SWEEP

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Cartagena, Colombia



3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Cartagena, Colombian Coffee Experience
With this excursion you will fill your cup with the bold history of Cartagena and the rich goodness of pure Colombian Coffee. Your adventure will begin with a 15-minute motor coach ride to San Felipe Fortress, built in the 17th century. You will make a photo stop there before continuing on for a sightseeing tour of the Old City. You will visit a beautifully restored colonial house where you will get a good idea about colonial architecture and restoration. Then on to an experience to awaken the senses, touch, sight, taste, and smell and discover the amazing flavors of excellent Colombian Coffee.  You will have a introduction to Colombian Coffee, an overview of the coffee process, raw materials, quality assessments, smelling and tasting exercises, finishing with tasting 3 different coffees through alternative coffee rituals.  You will then have the opportunity for a walking tour along the narrow streets and squares of the walled city, followed by a panoramic sightseeing  tour of modern Cartagena and its bay.

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.Please wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $109
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Cartagena, Romancing the Stone
You will board your motor coach for the 15-minute drive to San Felipe Fortress, the largest Spanish fort built in the 17th century.  You will have time to take photos before taking a sightseeing drive through the Old City, admiring the marvelous Republican architecture of the houses in the Manga residential area. You will be taken to the Emerald Museum – Bocagrande to learn about emeralds.You will go into an actual size replica of a mine tunnel and experience what mining is like as you watch the emerald-bearing veins. Then you will be taken to a special room for a lecture and a video on emeralds. You will learn how emeralds are extracted from the mines and brought to the different cutting and polishing centers. You will see the cutting and polishing machines and be shown step by step how each stone is cut and polished and you will have the opportunity to practice cutting a stone if you wish. Visit the jewelry making workshop and watch the process of fabricating sterling silver or 18k gold emerald jewelry before you visit the spacious and comfortable showroom. Then, enjoy a cocktail and have the opportunity to shop with an extra discount for you, before returning to the ship. On your way back to the ship you will have a sightseeing tour of modern Cartagena - Bocagrande, Laguito, Castillo Grande and the bay.

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $49
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Cartagena: Cartagena City Highlights
The magnificent city of Cartagena, once a preferred target for pirates and the treasure chest of the Spanish Main, is yours to explore as you embark an air-conditioned bus or mini-bus today. On tour, you will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide as you travel past marvelous Republican architecture. You will see the Manga residential area, where some of the aging mansions have been restored to their original splendor. Stop for a half hour to explore the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a 17th century construction acknowledged to be the most important work of Spanish Military engineering in Latin America. At Las Bovedas (the Dungeons), about 20 minutes is allowed for handicraft shopping and for rubbing elbows with the local artisans who proudly display their works for you. Pass through Simón Bolívar Square and the Inquisition Palace before continuing on to the Cathedral, also called The Minor Basilica, it was the first church built in the city in 1537. Next stop is the Church of San Pedro Claver—the patron saint of slaves. You will continue to the modern residential area of Bocagrande, famous for its wide variety of shops. Here, you will find Colombia’s famous native gem—the emerald—along with handicrafts and leather goods shops. You will have approximately 40 minutes to shop before returning to the ship.

Please note: Guests who remain in town for shopping will have to return to the ship on their own. 


price $55
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

sightseeing
Cartagena: Old City by Horse Carriage
Transfer by coach to Plaza Santa Teresa where your horse and carriage stand ready to transport you around Cartagena’s beautiful Old Town—back in time to the days of the conquistadors. You’ll ride along the inviting, narrow cobblestone streets and through squares inside the walled city, admiring the flower-filled balconies that glow in the light spilling from colonial mansions. Stop for 10 minutes to photograph the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a 17th century construction acknowledged to be the most important work of Spanish Military engineering in Latin America. Surrender to the majesty of this historic city, where age-old squares are surrounded by towering colonial, Republican and Spanish-style buildings—it’s easy to picture life 200 years ago in this wealthy and cosmopolitan city. Visit the former city dungeons at Las Bovedas, which have also been used as military barracks, a munitions depot and a jail, but today local artisans display their work there. You’ll have 15 – 20 minutes for shopping before returning to the ship.

Please note: Guests who wish to remain in town to shop can return to the ship on their own later in the day. 


price $59
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Oranjestad, Aruba



3.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

sightseeing
Oranjestad, ATV Off Road Adventure
You will be picked up from the ship and board an air-conditioned coach to the Jeeps, where you will be met by professional guides and provided with water and a bandana. You have the choice to sit back and enjoy the ride as a passenger or take the wheel and lead the adventure. The exhilarating Jeep ride will take you past the sites of Aruba, including the California Lighthouse, a structure over 90 feet high, built of local stones, the Alto Vista Chapel, the island’s first Catholic church.  You will also see Bushiribana, the ruins of one of Aruba’s famous gold mines, and the Natural Bridge, a gorgeous stretch of coral limestone that is 25 feet high and 100 feet long, making it one of the largest in the world.  You will be transported back to your waiting ship at the end of this adventure.

Please note: A signed liability waiver is required from each participant before departure. For this tour you will be provided with refreshments, bandanas, Jeeps, insurance, gas, and professional guides. The ride can be bumpy and is not recommended for guests who are pregnant, or have neck/back or any other type of injuries. Wear comfortable walking shoes, shorts, a hat, sunblock and your sunglasses.

price $249
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

horseback

outdoors

sightseeing
Oranjestad, Horsback Riding
You will be picked up from the shipand board an air-conditioned coach to greet the beautiful Aruban horses. There is nothing more serene than riding one of these gentle mares across a white-sand beach alongside tranquil blue waters. During your 2-hour trek across Aruba’s unique desert landscape you will visit many of Aruba’s best known attractions such as: the California Lighthouse, a structure over 90 feet high, built of local stones, Bushiribana, where you can explore the ruins of one of Aruba’s famous gold mines, and the Natural Bridge, a gorgeous stretch of coral limestone that is 25 feet high and 100 feet long, making it one of the largest in the world.  Other attractions may include the WariRuri Bridge and many of Aruba’s scenic beaches.

Please note: A signed liability waiver is required from each participant before departure. Maximum weight is 250 pounds. There will not be time for swimming on this tour. The activity can be bumpy and is not recommended for guests who are pregnant, or have neck/back or any other type of injuries. Restroom charges are included in the per person price. Wear comfortable walking shoes, long pants, a hat, sunblock, and your sunglasses. This tour is non-refundable 72 hours prior.




price $179
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3.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Oranjestad, Island Exploration Tour
You will be picked up from the yacht and board an air-conditioned coach for an informative tour of the island. You will see the rugged beauty of the island’s interior and the contrast of the soft, sandy coast line. You will see how the people of Aruba live and be taken to sights that are off the beaten path.  Highlights of this tour include the California Lighthouse, a structure over 90 feet high, built of local stones, the Ayo Rock Formation, that is the Stone Henge of Aruba. You will be able to climb the rocks to take pictures if you wish.  You will also see Bushiribana, the ruins of one of Aruba’s famous gold mines, and the Natural Bridge, a gorgeous stretch of coral limestone that is 25 feet high and 100 feet long, making it one of the largest in the world.  Other experiences include climbing through the gold ruins, sampling aloe beauty products, and learning about Aruba’s rich cultural history.

Please note: A signed liability waiver is required from each participant before departure. There are no restrooms on these coaches, but arrangements have been made for stops. Restroom charges are included in the per person price. Wear comfortable walking shoes and your sunglasses.  This tour is non-refundable 72 hours prior.

price $99
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5 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

outdoors

wildlife

dining

beach
Oranjestad, Sailaway Catamaran Beach Cruise with Lunch
This delightful tour is an ideal combination of sailing, snorkeling, beach time, and a barbecue lunch. You will take a short walk from your yacht to the waiting catamaran and set out along the west coast of Aruba to a shallow reef where you will stop, receive snorkeling instructions and gear and spend an hour snorkeling around Arashi Reef. You will reboard your catamaran for the WW II shipwreck, the Antilla for your second snorkeling dip of about 45 minutes.  Be on the lookout for angelfish, snapper, damsels and parrotfish. Then the crew will hoist the sails for the trip back to the Pelican Pier where you will be treated to a delicious BBQ buffet-style lunch, accompanied by rum or fruit punch. Following lunch you will have time to explore Palm Beach or just relax on a beach lounger under the swaying palm trees. You will be driven back to your waiting yacht in a colorful open-air bus.

Please note: Soft drinks and punch are served throughout the tour. Unlimited rum punch will be served after snorkeling. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.  Wear your swimsuit and bring sunscreen and sunglasses. Snorkeling equipment will be provided. Guests will be required to sign a waiver to participate on this tour.


price $69
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Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines



2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

culture

sightseeing
Bequia Highlights
You will hop into the back of one of the covered vans that are the signature mode of transportation on the island of Bequia. Drive through the main town of Port Elizabeth to head to Fort Hamilton, an old fort 300 ft. above sea level where you will enjoy a magnificent view over Admiralty Bay.  You will see the cannon used by the French centuries ago in their war against the British. Mount Pleasant is your next stop. On this hill you will enjoy magnificent views of homes and the bays that surround the island.  Moving along the Atlantic shoreline into Industry Bay you will visit The Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary for a guided tour by Orton King, who spends his time tending to the endangered Hawksbill sea turtles from birth until they are ready to go back into the sea.  Then head back down to the harbor, to your waiting yacht.  

Please note: Bring sunscreen and wear comfortable walking shoes.

price $75
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

snorkeling

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

boating
Bequia Snorkel Adventure
What better way to enjoy the Caribbean than to engage in what the area is best known for! A coastal scenic trip and a bit of snorkeling are just the right combination to provide some adventure. You will climb aboard an adventure power boat and set off towards one of the island’s snorkel sites. See tiny shellfish in their natural habitat and watch the schools of fish dart playfully around you. After a while in the water you will return to your boat where the Captain’s famous rum punch will be served. Enjoy the scenery as you sip on your beverage and your boat takes you back to the pier and your waiting yacht.

Please note:  Wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel.  You may stay on board and enjoy the atmosphere if you choose not to snorkel.  

price $89
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Bridgetown, Barbados



4.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

sightseeing
Bridgetown: Barbados Island Tour with Airport Transfer
Your tour will begin with a leisurely drive along the Gold Coast, home to many wealthy residents, and will take you to the stunning area of Bathsheba.  This is where the Atlantic surf pounds the coastline and it is a famous spot for international and local surfing competitions.  A walk on the beach is a must. Heading into the hills, you will arrive at St. John’s Church. There are stunning views from the churchyard - a perfect photo opportunity.  The church contains an interesting sculpture depicting the Madonna and Child with the infant St. John. The graveyard contains the tomb of Ferdinand Paleologus, a descendant of the Byzantine Imperial family. The present building was constructed in 1836, and the pulpit is constructed from six different kinds of wood: ebony, locust, Barbados mahogany, manchineel, oak and pine. Through sleepy country villages and sugar cane fields,  you will make your way to Sunbury House dating back to 1650. The house was destroyed by fire in 1995, and was gracefully restored and re-opened in 1996. It possesses one of the country's superior collections of antiques. The cellar houses a unique collection of antique carriages, the largest collection in the Caribbean, as well as many items used in the domestic life of the plantation. It also houses a very old collection of optical machinery and sight testing equipment, some of the first to come to the West Indies including the first lens grinding plant.  Enjoy a light deli-style lunch with a complimentary rum or fruit punch.  A short drive will take you to the airport where you will be met and assisted with your luggage and airline check-in.

Please note: There are about 20 steps to climb at Sunbury House and 10 steps down to the cellar. This tour will end with a drop off at the Grantley Adams International Airport or the Accra Beach Hotel.


price $75
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

sightseeing
Bridgetown: Barbados Island Tour with Transfer to Hotel
Your tour will begin with a leisurely drive along the Gold Coast, home to many wealthy residents, and will take you to the stunning area of Bathsheba. This is where the Atlantic surf pounds the coastline and it is a famous spot for international and local surfing competitions. A walk on the beach is a must. Heading into the hills, you will arrive at St. John’s Church. There are stunning views from the churchyard - a perfect photo opportunity.  The church contains an interesting sculpture depicting the Madonna and Child with the infant St. John. The graveyard contains the tomb of Ferdinand Paleologus, a descendant of the Byzantine Imperial family. The present building was constructed in 1836, and the pulpit is constructed from six different kinds of wood: ebony, locust, Barbados mahogany, manchineel, oak and pine. Through sleepy country villages and sugar cane fields, you will make your way to Sunbury House dating back to 1650. The house was destroyed by fire in 1995, and was gracefully restored and re-opened in 1996. It possesses one of the country's superior collections of antiques. The cellar houses a unique collection of antique carriages, the largest collection in the Caribbean, as well as many items used in the domestic life of the plantation. It also houses a very old collection of optical machinery and sight testing equipment, some of the first to come to the West Indies including the first lens grinding plant.  Enjoy a light deli-style lunch with a complimentary rum or fruit punch  

Please note: There are about 20 steps to climb at Sunbury House and 10 steps down to the cellar.

price $75
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3.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Bridgetown: Beautiful Barbados
Prepare to embark on a journey that will take you to some of Barbados’s most beautiful and important historical sites. Your journey will begin by heading along the West Coast also known as the “Platinum Coast,” home to Holetown the site where the first settlers landed in 1627 and now home to the rich and famous. Your first stop will be St. James Parish Church. Here you will find artifacts, including the baptismal font from 1684 and the original church bell, which predates the United States Liberty Bell by more than 50 years!  Orchid World sits on 6 acres of land, some 800 feet above sea level in the central parish of St. George.  A meandering path winds its way between beautiful outcrops of coral, rock gardens, cool shady gullies and ponds.  Hummingbirds and the soothing sound of running water add to the natural beauty of the natural terrain. The orchids themselves are quite spectacular; thousands are grown in shaded houses and outside on freestanding palisades.  Wonderful photo opportunities abound in villages, churches and plantations allowing you to see into the daily lives of locals. Located near the center of the island, Highland Adventure Centre sits in the parish of St. Thomas, at an elevation of more than 1000 feet above sea level.  From here the view of the East Coast is truly breathtaking! The pounding Atlantic surf in the distance, contrasts with the unspoiled beauty of nearby Mount Hillaby, which at 1,138 feet above sea level, is the highest point on the island. You get the feeling that you're sitting on top of the world.  

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $75
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Bridgetown, Barbados



3.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Bridgetown: Beautiful Barbados
Prepare to embark on a journey that will take you to some of Barbados’s most beautiful and important historical sites. Your journey will begin by heading along the West Coast also known as the “Platinum Coast,” home to Holetown the site where the first settlers landed in 1627 and now home to the rich and famous. Your first stop will be St. James Parish Church. Here you will find artifacts, including the baptismal font from 1684 and the original church bell, which predates the United States Liberty Bell by more than 50 years!  Orchid World sits on 6 acres of land, some 800 feet above sea level in the central parish of St. George.  A meandering path winds its way between beautiful outcrops of coral, rock gardens, cool shady gullies and ponds.  Hummingbirds and the soothing sound of running water add to the natural beauty of the natural terrain. The orchids themselves are quite spectacular; thousands are grown in shaded houses and outside on freestanding palisades.  Wonderful photo opportunities abound in villages, churches and plantations allowing you to see into the daily lives of locals. Located near the center of the island, Highland Adventure Centre sits in the parish of St. Thomas, at an elevation of more than 1000 feet above sea level.  From here the view of the East Coast is truly breathtaking! The pounding Atlantic surf in the distance, contrasts with the unspoiled beauty of nearby Mount Hillaby, which at 1,138 feet above sea level, is the highest point on the island. You get the feeling that you're sitting on top of the world.  

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $75
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Bridgetown, Barbados



4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Bridgetown: Harrisons Cave & Sunbury Plantation with Airport Transfer
Harrison's Cave is a magnificent natural phenomenon, quite in a class of its own and one of the most spectacular natural attractions in the entire Caribbean.  After checking in at the Visitors Center, you will be taken into a theatre where you will watch a short film on the formation of Barbados. Then you will board the electric tram that will take you down into the cave.  As the driver pulls away, your guide will accompany you and you are on your way to a memorable experience - magnificent chambers, incredible stalactites and stalagmites, bubbling streams, tumbling cascades, plunging waterfalls and emerald pools.  Throughout the almost mile long cave the flowstone covered walls glisten in the lights as the calcite laden waters drip down from the roof. You will then head to Sunbury House dating back to 1650. It possesses one of the country's superior collections of antiques. The cellar houses a unique collection of antique carriages, the largest collection in the Caribbean, as well as many items used in the domestic life of the plantation. It also houses a very old collection of optical machinery and sight testing equipment. Enjoy a light deli -style lunch with a complimentary rum or fruit punch.  A short drive will take you to the airport where you will be met and assisted with your luggage and airline check-in.

Please note:  There are some steps at Harrison’s Cave and a very steep step up into the tram. To access the top floor of Sunbury House there are 20 steps up and also 10 steps down to the cellar.

price $121
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Bridgetown: Harrisons Cave & Sunbury Plantation with Hotel Transfer
Harrison's Cave is a magnificent natural phenomenon, quite in a class of its own and one of the most spectacular natural attractions in the entire Caribbean.  After checking in at the Visitors Center, you will be taken into a theater where you will watch a short film on the formation of Barbados. Then you will board the electric tram that will take you down into the cave.  As the driver pulls away, your guide will accompany you and you are on your way to a memorable experience - magnificent chambers, incredible stalactites and stalagmites, bubbling streams, tumbling cascades, plunging waterfalls and emerald pools.  Throughout the almost mile long cave the flowstone covered walls glisten in the lights as the calcite laden waters drip down from the roof.  You will then head to Sunbury House dating back to 1650. It possesses one of the country's superior collections of antiques. The cellar houses a unique collection of antique carriages, the largest collection in the Caribbean, as well as many items used in the domestic life of the plantation. It also houses a very old collection of optical machinery and sight testing equipment. Enjoy a light deli -style lunch with a complimentary rum or fruit punch.  A short drive will take you to the airport where you will be met and assisted with your luggage and board a different bus to your hotel.

Please note:  There are some steps at Harrison’s Cave and a very steep step up into the tram. To access the top floor of Sunbury House there are 20 steps up and also 10 steps down to the cellar.

price $121
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3.5 HRS

Easy

culture

refreshments

sightseeing
Bridgetown: Island Splendor
Your journey will begin by heading north along the West Coast also known as the “Platinum Coast”. This coast is not only home to Holetown, the site where the first settlers landed in 1627 but also now home to the rich and famous. Your first stop will be St. James Parish Church. Here you will find artifacts, including the baptismal font from 1684 and the original church bell, which pre-dates the United States Liberty Bell by more than 50 years!  You will continue to Farley Hill National Park.  The imposing ruins of a once magnificent plantation house are surrounded by gardens, lawns, towering royal palms, gigantic mahogany, whitewood and casuarina trees. Partially rebuilt for the film "Island in the Sun," the structure was later destroyed by fire. You will see some breathtaking views. You will stop in Bathsheba where you can stroll along the beach and take some photos. Bathsheba is a must when visiting Barbados. This area is well known around the world as the “Soup Bowl” a surfer’s haven. Your drive will take you to the Atlantis Hotel, an elegant historic property dating back to the 1800's. This boutique hotel is located in the quaint fishing village of Tent Bay, St. Joseph, overlooking the spectacular Atlantic Ocean. Bask in the uncomplicated, yet stylish ambiance of this unique property, surrounded by colonial furniture, vivid fishing boat colors and modern amenities. Enjoy a refreshing cold beer, rum punch or soda.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $75
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Bridgetown, Barbados



3.5 HRS

Easy

culture

refreshments

sightseeing
Bridgetown: Island Splendor
Your journey will begin by heading north along the West Coast also known as the “Platinum Coast”. This coast is not only home to Holetown, the site where the first settlers landed in 1627 but also now home to the rich and famous. Your first stop will be St. James Parish Church. Here you will find artifacts, including the baptismal font from 1684 and the original church bell, which pre-dates the United States Liberty Bell by more than 50 years!  You will continue to Farley Hill National Park.  The imposing ruins of a once magnificent plantation house are surrounded by gardens, lawns, towering royal palms, gigantic mahogany, whitewood and casuarina trees. Partially rebuilt for the film "Island in the Sun," the structure was later destroyed by fire. You will see some breathtaking views. You will stop in Bathsheba where you can stroll along the beach and take some photos. Bathsheba is a must when visiting Barbados. This area is well known around the world as the “Soup Bowl” a surfer’s haven. Your drive will take you to the Atlantis Hotel, an elegant historic property dating back to the 1800's. This boutique hotel is located in the quaint fishing village of Tent Bay, St. Joseph, overlooking the spectacular Atlantic Ocean. Bask in the uncomplicated, yet stylish ambiance of this unique property, surrounded by colonial furniture, vivid fishing boat colors and modern amenities. Enjoy a refreshing cold beer, rum punch or soda.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $75
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