Holiday - Special Offers
San Juan (Puerto Rico) to Bridgetown (Barbados)
From €3145pp including flights
- Depart From
- Fly from Dublin, sail from San Juan
- Departure Date
- 15 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
- 1 Night Stay/ 7 Night Cruise
- Puerto Rico, BVI, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Grenada, St Vincent, Barbados
- From €3145pp including flights
Ports of call: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Road Town, British Virgin Islands; Gustavia (St. Barthelemy), Guadeloupe; Marigot, St. Martin; Roseau, Dominica; St George's, Grenada; Bequia Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Bridgetown, Barbados
Fly from Dublin to Puerto Rico and stay one night in the capital city, San Juan, before boarding the Silver Spirit for a seven-night cruise around the Caribbean.
San Juan is a major metropolis, radiating out from the bay on the Atlantic Ocean that was discovered by Juan Ponce de León. More than a third of the island's nearly 4 million citizens proudly call themselves sanjuaneros. The city may be rooted in the past, but it has its eye on the future.
Centuries of Spanish rule left an indelible imprint on the city, particularly in the walled area now known as Old San Juan. The area is filled with cobblestone streets and brightly painted, colonial-era structures, and its fortifications have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Old San Juan is a monument to the past, but most of the rest of the city is planted firmly in the 21st century and draws migrants island-wide and from farther afield to jobs in its businesses and industries. The city captivates residents and visitors alike with its vibrant lifestyle as well as its balmy beaches, pulsing nightclubs, globe-spanning restaurants, and world-class museums. Once you set foot in this city, you may never want to leave.
Road Town, the bustling capital of the British Virgin Islands, looks out over Road Harbour. It takes only an hour or so to stroll down Main Street and along the waterfront, checking out the traditional West Indian buildings painted in pastel colors and with corrugated-tin roofs, bright shutters, and delicate fretwork trim.
On the islands of Guadeloupe, one can easily explore all of the capital city Gustavia during a two-hour stroll. Some shops close from noon to 3 or 4, so plan lunch accordingly, but stores stay open past 7 in the evening. Parking in Gustavia is a challenge, especially during vacation times. A good spot to park is rue de la République, alongside the catamarans, yachts, and sailboats.
French and Dutch have lived side by side on St. Maarten/ St. Martin for hundreds of years—with no border patrols or customs between them. The French side has a more genteel ambience, more fashionable shopping, and a Continental flair. The Dutch tends to be less expensive, has casino hotels, and more nightlife. Water sports abound all over—diving, snorkeling, sailing, and windsurfing are all top draws.
Although it's one of the smallest capitals in the Caribbean, Roseau has the highest concentration of inhabitants of any town in the eastern Caribbean. Caribbean vernacular architecture and a bustling marketplace transport visitors back in time. Although you can walk the entire town in about an hour, you'll get a much better feel for the place on a leisurely stroll.
Several interesting buildings have recently been restored. Lilac House, on Kennedy Avenue, has three types of gingerbread fretwork, latticed verandah railings, and heavy hurricane shutters. The J.W. Edwards Building, at the corner of Old and King George V sreets, has a stone base and a wooden second-floor gallery. The Old Market Plaza is the center of Roseau's historic district, which was laid out by the French on a radial plan rather than a grid, so streets such as Hanover, King George V, and Old radiate from this area.
Nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, cocoa those heady aromas fill the air in Grenada (pronounced gruh-nay-da). Only 21 miles (33½ km) long and 12 miles (19½ km) wide, the Isle of Spice is a tropical gem of lush rain forests, white-sand beaches, secluded coves, exotic flowers, and enough locally grown spices to fill anyone's kitchen cabinet. St. George's is one of the most picturesque capital cities in the Caribbean, St. George's Harbour is one of the most picturesque harbors, and Grenada's Grand Anse Beach is one of the region's finest beaches. The island has friendly, hospitable people and enough good shopping, restaurants, historic sites, and natural wonders to make it a popular port of call.
Bequia is a Carib word meaning "island of the cloud." Hilly and green with several golden-sand beaches, Bequia is 9 miles (14½ km) south of St. Vincent's southwestern shore; with a population of 5,000, it's the largest of the Grenadines. Although boatbuilding, whaling, and fishing have been the predominant industries here for generations, sailing has now become almost synonymous with Bequia.
The bustling capital city of Bridgetown is a major duty-free port with a compact shopping area. The principal thoroughfare is Broad Street, which leads west from National Heroes Square.Amongst top attractions here, the Pelican Villagea cluster of workshops located halfway between the cruise-ship terminal and downtown Bridgetown where craftspeople create and sell locally made leather goods, batik, basketry, carvings, jewelry, glass art, paintings, pottery, and other items.
The all-new Silver Spirit has never looked better, nor felt cosier. Fully refurbished for a superlative onboard adventure, she retains our world famous standards of service and home away from home feel.
With one of the highest space to guest rations in the business and eight superlative luxury dining options, Silver Spirit offers its guests one of the most complete cruise experiences available. Fully refurbished for a superlative onboard adventure, she retains our world famous standards of service and home away from home feel.
Included in your Silversea cruise fare:
- Spacious suites – over 85% with private verandas
- Butler service in every suite
- Unlimited Free Wifi
- Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
- Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
- Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
- 24-hour dining service
- Onboard entertainment
- Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
- Onboard gratuities
Day 1: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Day 2: Road Town, British Virgin Islands
Day 3: Gustavia (St. Barthelemy), Guadeloupe
Day 4: Marigot, St. Martin
Day 5: Roseau, Dominica
Day 6: St George's, Grenada
Day 7: Bequia Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Day 8: Bridgetown, Barbados
Price is per adult sharing and includes:
- Return flights and charges from Dublin
- 1 night pre-cruise stay in San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 7 night ultra luxury all-inclusive cruise on board the Silver Spirit, in a veranda suite
- $1000 on board credit per suite
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