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Christmas & New Year's Eve Under the Palm Trees: Miami, USA Round trip

MS Europa 2 Voyage 1500 - December 20, 2014 - January 3, 2015
Christmas and New Year’s Eve in the Caribbean means a turquoise-coloured ocean, untouched coral reefs and a vibrant underwater world. After leaving Miami on board the EUROPA 2, happy serenity awaits you at Grand Turk, at the dream beaches of Saint-Barthelemy and even at Grand-Bourg, where life is entirely shaped by rum. Take a rest under the shade of coconut trees or enter fascinating surroundings with waterfalls and a rich animal kingdom on Dominica. Set off on a kayaking trip* from Antigua or a snorkelling excursion* in Sandy Ground Village – the colourful Caribbean with its unique flora and fauna is waiting for you to explore.

Highlights of this trip:

  • One of the loveliest bays of the British Virgin Islands: White Bay on Jost Van Dyke.
  • True island paradises off the beaten track: Marie-Galante, Bequia and Anguilla.
  • Helicopter flight* over Montserrat’s active volcano.
  • On board: premiere fever – the exclusive show experience.
  • On board: a glittering Christmas and New Year’s Eve gala.

*These arrangements are not covered by the cruise price. The on-shore activities listed are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Day 1- Miami/Florida/USA, departure 9:00 pm
Swap winter for white sandy beaches and head off to the Caribbean, starting in Miami on the EUROPA 2.
Day 2 - Relaxation at sea
Day 3 - Grand Turk/Turks and Caicos Islands/Great Britain, 12.00 – 0.00 hrs 
After a relaxing day at sea, Grand Turk welcomes you with easy-going cheeriness Secluded sandbanks, the turquoise-coloured sea and pristine coral reefs make the island a popular meeting point for divers and snorkellers. Swimming with stingrays* or taking a trip on a semi-submarine*, you will experience a colourful underwater world. Travelling off-road on an all-terrain vehicle from coast to coast* offers views from on shore that are well worth seeing.
Day 4 - Relaxation at sea
Day 5 - Jost Van Dyke/British Virgin Islands/Great Britain - 8;00 am to 5:30 pm
On Jost Van Dyke, get in the mood for Christmas Eve. Take a stroll in the morning along the fine sandy beach and enjoy a drink at Foxy’s, a legendary bar among globetrotters. In the evening, take part in festive celebrations on board. A heavenly Christmas Day is also provided at  Saint-Barthelemy.
Day 6 - Gustavia/Saint-Barthelemy/Leeward Islands/France - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
The picturesque capital city of Gustavia provides you with a panoramic view of the idyllic isle on a tour*, or enjoy the gentle sea breeze on an exclusive sailing trip*.  TEENS’ EXCURSION: On St-Barthelemy, it is now possible to go on the yellow submarine* into the colourful underwater world of the Caribbean. See the brightly coloured schools of fish and look out for sea turtles and sharks.
Day 7 - Grand-Bourg/Marie-Galante/Lesser Antilles/Guadeloupe - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
On Boxing Day, you are welcomed by Grand-Bourg. Since its discovery by Columbus and the French settlement, life here is dominated by rum, which is shown by its traditional distilleries and old windmills.
Day 8 - Port Elizabeth/Bequia/St Vincent/St Vincent and the Grenadines - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Far away from everyday life is Port Elizabeth. Design your own day, either in the shade of the coconut trees or hiking the surrounding hill – the view over Admiralty Bay makes the climb worthwhile.
Day 9 - Portsmouth/Dominica, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
Enter the Garden of Eden with picturesque waterfalls and a fascinating animal kingdom the following day in Portsmouth, Dominica. On a rowing boat, float through the mangroves of the Indian River*, or discover the traditional way of life for the native inhabitants of Dominica in the village of Touna Aute*. Alternatively treat yourself to a refreshing dip in the Emerald Pool* and enjoy a spectacular view of the waterfall, which gushes into the hidden natural pool.
Day 10 - St John’s/Antigua/Antigua and Barbuda, 7:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Antigua welcomes you with palm-fringed sandy beaches and charming bays. Take a scenic trip* from St John’s, or set off on a kayaking trip around the mangroves*. An unforgettable experience is the helicopter flight over Montserrat*: steam clouds and lava fields give you an idea of the powerful force of the earth’s interior.  CHILDREN’S EXCURSION: Today on Antigua we are looking forward to the lovely weather in the Caribbean during our beach trip*. Bathing, diving, lounging about – we will only do what we like.
Day 11 - Sandy Ground Village/Anguilla/Lesser Antilles/Great Britain - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pure relaxation awaits you the following morning in Sandy Ground Village, which you explore yourself – whether snorkelling or on a stroll along the beach.
Day 12 - San Juan/Puerto Rico/USA, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm 
The last day of the year belongs to San Juan in Puerto Rico. There is still a colonial character blowing through the winding old town*, and the mighty walls of the Fort San Cristobal are reminiscent of the Spanish rulers. The natural world is also imposing. Huge ferns and wild orchids, the rushing of the waterfalls and the song of numerous bird species transform the El Yunque rainforest* into a fairy-tale world that you can enjoy before celebrating the turn of the year on board in the evening.  FAMILY EXCURSION: Puerto Rico’s rainforest provides the old year with a real adventure with zip-lining*. Secured by steel cables, we glide above the treetops and view the tropical vegetation from above.
Day 13 - Relaxation at sea
Day 14 - Miami/Florida/USA
At the start of the new year you return to Miami – carrying unforgettable new memories.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.


5% early booking discount if booked before May 24, 2014!

 
Category Cabin Type

Prices Per Person in USD

0 Guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite¹

$11,560

1 Veranda/Ocean Suite

$13,260

2 Veranda/Ocean Suite

$14,540

1-2 Veranda/Ocean Suite for single occupancy

$18,210

3 Veranda/Ocean Suite

$16,100

4 Veranda/Ocean Suite

$16,790

3-4 Veranda/Ocean Suite for single occupancy

$21,740

5 Veranda Suite

$18,210

6 Spa Suite

$27,380

7 Spa Suite

$28,080

8 Grand Suite

$27,380

9 Grand Suite

$28,080

10 Grand Penthouse Suite

on request

11 Owner Suite

on request

12 Family apartment (2x20 m²)

$16,790

13 Grand Suite, equiped for disabled guests

$23,850

14 Additional bed for 3rd person

$9,040

 

All fares are based on the current Euro to Dollar exchange rate and are subject to change. 

¹ You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here. Accommodation will be provided in a Veranda/Ocean Suite of Category 1 to 4, subject to availability. If you book a combination of several cruises in a guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite, it will be necessary to change suites after each individual cruise. Continuous occupancy of the same suite throughout the cruises is not possible. You will receive your exact suite number on board at the beginning of the cruise (limited allotment).

² If you book your cruise 210 days (approx. 7 months) or earlier prior to departure, you will receive an early booking discount of 5% on the cruise-only price (catalogue price minus surcharge for travel arrangements to cruise departure point and from cruise arrival point as well as share of fuel costs (ship)).