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Sun, Sea, Sand and Palm Trees: Miami, Florida, USA to New York, New York, USA

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.

Highlights of this trip:

  • A pearl of baroque architecture at Recife: Olinda*.
  • 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.

Date Destination
Wednesday 18-Mar-2015 Miami/Florida/USA, departure 21.00 hrs 
Thursday 19-Mar-2015 Relaxation at sea
A relaxing day at sea lies between Miami and the picture-postcard beaches of the Bahamas.
Friday 20-Mar-2015 Northwest Point 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.
Saturday 21-Mar-2015 Relaxation at sea
Sunday 22-Mar-2015 Willemstad/Curacao/Netherlands Antilles/Netherlands, 8.00 – 23.00 hrs 
Pastel-coloured facades 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*.
Monday 23-Mar-2015 Relaxation at sea
Tuesday 24-Mar-2015 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 lagoons.
Wednesday 25-Mar-2015 Marigot Bay/St Lucia/West Indies, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs 
When you reach Marigot 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*.
Thursday 26-Mar-2015 Terre-de-Haut/Guadeloupe/Iles des Saintes/Lesser Antilles, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs 
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 Napoleon.
Friday 27-Mar-2015 St John’s/Antigua/Antigua and Barbuda, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs
Pink Beach/Barbuda/Antigua and Barbuda, 15.30 – 19.00 hrs 
Wild mangroves, palm-fringed beaches and British colonial heritage greet you when you reach Antigua. Experience the magnificent diversity when you set off from St 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 of Pink Beach are also spectacular and will surprise you at sunset with the play of colours.
Saturday 28-Mar-2015 Gustavia/Saint-Barthelemy/Leeward Islands/France, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs 
Saint-Barthelemy’s reputation as the pearl of the Caribbean precedes it – with good reason. Experience the easy-going joie de vivre for 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 journey.
Sunday 29-Mar-2015 - Tuesday 31-Mar-2015 Relaxation at sea
Wednesday 01-April-2015 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.
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