Escape Winter, Enter Tropical Paradise
Experience luxury all the way as American Classic Tours partners with Holland America Cruise Line. Enjoy your stateroom with private veranda, state-of-the-art cruise ship amenities and services, fine dining, professional entertainment, and cultural shore excursions. And as always, an American Classic Tour Director will accompany you for the entire trip to ensure a most memorable travel experience. With all of the details taken care of – even transfers, tips, shore excursions – and everything else included, you can just sit back and relax.
Departing from Fort Lauderdale, your cruise will make stops at Philipsburg, Sint Maarten; Castries, Saint Lucia; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort De France, Martinique; St. Johns, Antigua; St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; and Half Moon Cay Bahamas before returning back to Fort Lauderdale.
All Aboard Holland America's MS Koningsdam
Day 1: Flight to Miami. Arrive at Hampton Inn Plantation, Ft. Lauderdale. Dinner at 15th St Fisheries.
Day 2: Board Holland America’s MS Koningsdam in Ft. Lauderdale.
Day 3: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.
Day 4: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos.
Day 5: Amber Cove, Dominican Republic.
Day 6: Day at Sea.
Day 7: Kralendijk, Bonaire.
Day 8: Willemstad, Curacao.
Day 9: Oranjestad, Aruba.
Day 10: Day at Sea.
Day 11: Day at Sea.
Day 12: Return to Ft. Lauderdale. Flight to Chicago.
FEATURING 5 INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS
the grand turk experience, turkS and caicoS
Discover Turks and Caicos on this guided tour of the beautiful Caribbean Island. Turks and Caicos is home 18th century churches, beautiful Bermudian-style buildings, and historic salt salinas (the island was once a major hub of the salt industry). Visit the Grand Turk Lighthouse, one of the Caribbean’s most iconic lighthouses, and enjoy breathtaking views overlooking the turqoise seas and live reef below. Visit artisinal shops, enjoy local cuisine, and explore the National Museum as we journey through charming Cockburn Town.
puerto plata cultural adventure, dominican republic
Explore the rich history and culture of the fascinating city of Puerto Plata. Journey across the city center to discover colorful Victorian-style architecture. Visit one of the Caribbean’s most popular rum distilleries. Next, travel across the malecón (waterfront) to see the San Felipe Fortress. Built in 1564, the fort was intended to protect the city from pirate activity. Visit Independence Square to see the San Felipe Cathedral and the Dominican Republic’s finest art galleries.
beSt oF bonaire
At the King’s Warehouse and Cultural Park, a local guied will lead you through authentic replicas of the stick, stone and wooden houses built by Bonaire’s early inhabitants. From Seru Largo, you’ll take in a spectacular panoramic view of the island. Continue south to the salt ponds, which are now also a flamingo sanctuary. Learn how salt is produced today and how it was mined back in the 19th century. You will experience a slice of history at the former slave huts -- these are the original huts used to shelter the slaves working the salt pans.
authentic WillemStad, curacao
On your guided tour, see two of the Caribbean’s iconic bridges: the Queen Emma Bridge, a floating bridge which connects both sides of Willemstad, and the Queen Juliana Bridge, the tallest bridge (185 ft.) in the Caribbean providing picturesque views of the ocean. Visit Chobolobo -- the Dutch colonial country estate where the famous Curaçao liqueur has been distilled since 1946. Other highlights include: a visit to the Aloe Vera Farm; a tour of Chichi’s Workshop, a center for local arts and craftsmanship; and, a journey through Punda, Willemstad’s oldest nieghborhood.
natural WonderS oF aruba
Journey to the Ayo Rock Formation where you will see the towering monolithic stone boulders and indigenous paintings. Pass countless divi divi trees and cacti en route to the Natural Bridge on Aruba. This natural wonder has been carved of solid coral by the relentless pounding of the surf. See the Gold Mill Ruins at Boca Mahos. Visit the Butterfly Farm - Aruba’s top ecological attraction. Step into a tropical garden teeming with butterflies and prepare to meet some of the world’s most colorful creatures.
THE AMERICAN CLASSIC DIFFERENCE:
What's Included In Your Tour?
Free Home Pickup & Return
Private Group Airline Check-In
Round Trip Airfare & 1 Checked Bag
Deluxe Motorcoach Accommodations
1 Night Deluxe Hotel Accommodations
1 Dinner in Fort Lauderdale
1 Breakfast in Fort Lauderdale
All Shipboard Meals
All Shipboard Accommodations
All Shipboard Gratuities
All Shipboard Entertainment/Activities
5 Shore Excursions
Luggage Handling Throughout Tour
All Tips & Taxes Included
American Classic Tour Director
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Double Occupancy: $5698.00
Single Occupancy: $7998.00
*Add optional Travel Guard Travel Insurance to your package:
Travel Guard’s Travel Insurance includes trip cancellation and interruption, emergency medical and transportation, and luggage insurance.
Insurance Rate Double Occupancy: $410.00
Insurance Rate Single Occupancy: $576.00
$1500.00 deposit per person due with reservation. Final payment date due 8/1/19. Cancellations prior to 8/1/19 will receive a full refund less a $100.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations after 8/1/19 with insurance purchased, refunds will be processed through Travel Guard Insurance. Cancellations after 8/1/19 without insurance purchased, there is no refund.