SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN SWEEP

From $ 1,199 pp
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Southern Caribbean Sweep

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From $ 1,199 pp

Oranjestad, Aruba



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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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
No longer available online. Please inquire onboard.

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
No longer available online. Please inquire onboard.

Colón, Panama



5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

boating
Colon: Embera Village & Gatun Lake Expansion Visitor Center & Transfer to Hotel
You will head to the Gatun Expansion Center, where you will take a tour and see history being rewritten all over again at the Panama Canal with its expanded capacity to allow for more than double the traffic, with the third set of locks, larger and wider than the existing ones. The Panama Canal has played an integral part in history as it provides travel between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans without having to sail a greater distance and through perilous Cape Horn. After this tour you will head to Buena Vista. There you will board a small dugout, which will carry you up the Gatun River to discover a large, fascinating and dense jungle.  You will arrive at the Embera Quera, an indigenous community found on the banks of Gatun Lake, near the Panama Canal. The Embera tribe still lives in harmony with Mother Nature. They will welcome you at the pier and gladly give you an idea of how they still live today. The village chief will give you a brief explanation on the history of the tribe, its traditions, cultures, beliefs and handicrafts. Then, a traditional lunch of fish and plantains and assorted tropical fruits prepared by the Embera women will be served to you. In the afternoon you will watch a traditional Embera dance and also have a chance to shop for colorful handicrafts. The sale of local products directly benefits the village and helps to pay the school fees for the children. You can also get a temporary Embera tattoo painted on your arm or leg, using an ink made from a local fruit. 

Please note: This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat.  The drop off location is the Windstar Hotel. 


price $299
No longer available online. Please inquire onboard.


5 HRS

Easy

culture

unesco
Colon: The Old & the Modern Panama with Transfer to Airport
Start with a sightseeing tour enjoying the views of the modern Panama City. You will travel along the Cinta Costera and the lively and vibrant banking district often compared to Miami. On the way to Panama Viejo enjoy the Old Panama or Panama Viejo, the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. This city was looted and destroyed by the notorious English buccaneer Henry Morgan in 1671 and therefore abandoned. Today there are only ruins left. Still, the tower of the ancient cathedral is standing and has become a landmark of the town. 

Please note:  This tour is available for those with flights after 5 p.m. 


price $119
No longer available online. Please inquire onboard.


5 HRS

Easy

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Colon: The Old & the Modern Panama with Transfer to Hotel
Start with a sightseeing tour enjoying the views of the modern Panama City. You will travel along the Cinta Costera and the lively and vibrant banking district often compared to Miami. On the way to Panama Viejo enjoy the Old Panama, the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. This city was looted and destroyed by the notorious English buccaneer Henry Morgan in 1671 and therefore abandoned. Today there are only ruins left. Still, the tower of the ancient cathedral is standing and has become a landmark of the town. 

Please note:  You will be dropped off at the Windstar hotel.

price $119
No longer available online. Please inquire onboard.

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