Sun, Sea, Sand and Palm
Trees: Miami, Florida, USA to New York, New York,
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1506 - March 18 - April 1, 2015
This cruise with the EUROPA 2 is entirely characterised by sunny serenity,
leaving plenty of time for idyllic beaches and activities in natural surroundings. A walk through
vibrant sand dunes and canyons leads to Morro Branco*, and tropical flora and fauna surround you on
a rainforest walk*. The heritage-protected architecture in Sao Luis is also worth a visit. The most
beautiful shades of blues radiate from Bridgetown, whose old town is a UNESCO World Cultural
Heritage Site. A particular gem is Saint-Barthelemy – a haven for the famous and with “The Baths”
on the small Virgin Gorda* – and nature has created a true paradise out of fascinating rocky
grottos. An off-road tour from coast to coast* reveals the most magnificent views at the experience
of FREEDOM THAT TAKES YOU PLACES comes to an end.
- A pearl of baroque architecture at Recife:
- At the diving station: explore the
colourful underwater world by Barbados by submarine*.
- Relax in the natural pools of “The Baths”*
on Virgin Gorda.
- On board: samba, merengue, salsa –
South American dance workshop.
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions
listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
departure 21.00 hrs
|A relaxing day at sea lies between Miami
and the picture-postcard beaches of the Bahamas.
Beach/Great Inagua/Bahamas, 8.00 – 13.00 hrs
|One of the pearls of the
Bahamas is Great Inagua, a virtually untouched hideaway. On Northwest Point Beach,
you can enjoy this true natural idyll.
||Willemstad/Curacao/Netherlands Antilles/Netherlands, 8.00 – 23.00
shine towards you in the port of Willemstad on Curacao. With picturesque
windmills, the Queen Emma floating pontoon bridge and the lively bustle of the
floating market, “Little Amsterdam” will entrance you on a city tour*. The isle
itself is also impressive. On an island excursion*, you will visit the impressive
grotto in the Boca Tabla National Park and become privy to the history of Curacao
in the Tula museum. Alternatively, on a boat trip, immerse yourself in the
colourful underwater world while snorkelling*.
||Mayreau/St. Vincent and
the Grenadines, 7.00 – 23.00 hrs
|The smallest inhabited
island of the Grenadines, Mayreau, still holds plenty of room for natural beauty. Take yourself on
your own voyage of discovery to coral gardens, the jungle or crystal-clear
||Marigot Bay/St Lucia/West
Indies, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs
|When you reach
Bay the following day, the crown jewel of the Antilles is at
your fingertips. Go treasure hunting in St Lucia on land and by sea*, head for the
most delightful places for bathing on catamaran, and let the superb panoramic view
of the volcanic cone wash over you in Soufriere Bay. Hiking up Gros Piton* takes
you to the peak of the landmark, or opt for a fascinating cable car ride through
the tropical rainforest*.
||Terre-de-Haut/Guadeloupe/Iles des Saintes/Lesser Antilles, 8.00 –
|On All Saints’ Day 1493,
Columbus discovered the Iles des Saintes. Today, explorers on Terre-de-
Haut will find a divine paradise with white-sand beaches and
crystal-clear water in addition to the colonial Fort
and Barbuda, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs
and Barbuda, 15.30 – 19.00 hrs
palm-fringed beaches and British colonial heritage greet you when you reach
Antigua. Experience the magnificent diversity when you set off from
John’s on an island excursion* to Shirley Heights. From the former
fortification, you have a fantastic view over the marina, where the outdoor museum
Nelson’s Dockyard brings to life the era of the English admiral. A modern adventure
is provided by the canopy high-ropes course*, which takes you across suspended
bridges high in the treetops. Like Antigua, the neighbouring island of Montserrat
is also of volcanic origin. A helicopter flight over Montserrat* promises
breathtaking views of the bizarre landscape. The deserted sandy beaches
Beach are also spectacular and will surprise you at sunset with
the play of colours.
||Gustavia/Saint-Barthelemy/Leeward Islands/France, 7.00 – 13.00
|Saint-Barthelemy’s reputation as the
pearl of the Caribbean precedes it – with good reason. Experience the
easy-going joie de
yourself and wander through the alleys of Gustavia, which owes its charm to Scandinavian settlers. You can get a
good view of the island* on a walking tour through the gently rolling hills. Or
indulge your daydreams on a sailing trip* in the lagoons before three relaxing
days at sea after which New York welcomes you for your homeward
|Sunday 29-Mar-2015 -
||Relaxation at sea
||New York/USA, arrival 7.00
hrs, Disembarkation of the MS Europa 2.
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in
the planning stage and are subject to changes.