Jan 25, 2020
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History buffs, beach bums and xenophiles will all find something to celebrate on this unique itinerary to Central America and the Caribbean. Discover the barely inhabited tropical islands and private gleaming white-sand beaches. Step back in time to the days of the Spanish Empire as you visit four of the oldest cities in the Americas. Explore forts pockmarked by time and cannon balls. Encounter pirate lore as you dive the wreck of Captain Kidd’s ship off Catalina Island. And relive it all over mofongo and rum in Old San Juan.
• Explore the Spanish Main by small ship, going where larger ships can’t and exploring colonial towns that harken back to the New World’s beginnings
• Discover the gleaming white-sand beaches of Isla Catalina with one of the Dominican Republic’s best diving sites
• Inhale the aroma and savor the flavor of fresh Colombian coffee accompanied by fresh-caught seafood in Cartagena
• Find yourself in two of the oldest cities in the New World UNESCO sites – Santo Domingo and San Juan
• Late night departures in Cartagena and Santo Domingo give you extra time to explore these lovely venues
This is a James Beard Foundation culinary themed cruise featuring Chef Alex Raij and Beverage Expert Daniel Stickler and includes:
Hosted dinner with James Beard Foundation Chef and Beverage Expert, including wine pairings
Demos by the chef of some of their recipes
Shopping at the local market with the chef
Wine, spirits, or beer tastings
Shopping and tours with the sommelier/beverage expert (based on availability)
*Rates shown are per person, based on double occupancy, reflect all discounts and include non-discountable amounts. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional.