Cruise the American Classic Way!
January 22 - February 3, 2019
EARLY Booking SPECIAL: SIGN UP BY July 1ST, 2018 TO SAVE $100
Join American Classic Tours on a special Caribbean Cruise with exciting ports-of-call next winter. 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: At Sea.
Day 4: At Sea.
Day 5: Philipsburg, Sint Maarten.
Day 6: Castries, Saint Lucia. Scenic Cruising Soufriere Bay.
Day 7: Bridgetown, Barbados.
Day 8: Fort-De-France, Martinique. Daylight passing Mt.Pelee.
Day 9: St. Johns, Antigua and Barbuda.
Day 10: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
Day 11: At Sea.
Day 12: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.
Day 13: Return to Ft. Lauderdale. Flight to Chicago
Featuring five Included Shore Excursions
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
On a Guided Tour, discover the two worlds of St Maarten/St Martin, from the Dutch capital of Philipsburg to the French capital of Marigot. The island has been shared by Holland and France since 1648. Spectacular views of Orient Beach, Pinel Island, St. Barth’s, Simpson Bay Lagoon. See once-great salt pond, Mt. William Hill, Grand Case, lovely beaches and tranquil Caribbean villages with outdoor food markets and inviting sidewalk cafés.
Castries, Saint Lucia
St Lucia Guided Tour Highlights: city of Castries, marketplace, century-old cathedral, old colonial homes, and banana plantations set between undulating hills and vibrant tropical foliage. Visit Eudovic's Art Studio, famous for exquisite woodwork and intricate carvings. See Anse La Raye, typical fishing village of tiny wooden houses, some over 100 years old. Witness the tranquil paradise of a blue lagoon surrounded by green hills and palm-fringed shoreline of idyllic Marigot Bay.
Guided Tour Highlights: First British Landing Monument (1605), Highland Adventure Center with elevation more than 1,000 feet above sea level, Gun Hill Signal Station, Large Coral Lion, and Emancipation Statue and breathtaking view of Atlantic surf and Mount Hillaby. Pass fields of sugar cane and sleepy country villages. Bathsheba, famous surfing spot, hosts international surfing competitions. St John's Church (1836) & tomb of Ferdinand Paleologus -- last descendant of brother of Emperor Constantine, last Christian Emperor of the Roman Byzantine Empire.
Fort De France, Martinique
Visit St. Pierre, former capital of Martinique. Learn the history of this city which is now a museum of ruined houses, monuments, buildings and businesses destroyed by Mt Pelée's volcanic eruption in 1902. Panoramic drive through mountainous topography and tropical rain forest. Church of Balata, a mini-replica of Paris’ Sacred Heart Basilica.
Guided Tour of Antigua’s colorful past and present with use of the unique WSPR (‘whisper’) Radio System. Scenic drive: Falmouth Harbour & English Harbour, capital city of St. John, Shirley Heights Lookout Signal Station, tropical countryside, everyday picturesque village life, and gentle rolling hills, rich in daily West Indian life. Tour the beautifully restored buildings, art gallery and museum at Nelson’s Dockyard (1725), historic base for the English naval squadron patrolling the West Indies.
*Blurbs above provided courtesy of Holland America
FREE HOME PICKUP & RETURN.
Private group airline check-in.
Round trip airfare & 1 compliant bag.
1 night deluxe hotel accommodations in Ft. Lauderdale.
1 dinner in Ft. Lauderdale.
All shipboard meals, accommodations, entertainment, activities, and gratuities.
5 shore excursions!
All gratuities land portion including driver & tour director.
Taxes, porterage fees, port charges.
Services of a professional American Classic Tour Director.
Optional Travel Guard trip insurance (already included in price below).
Insurance Rates: Double $430; Single $605
LET'S GET GOING
Your plane ticket is purchased, your stateroom is reserved, your dinners are arranged, tips and tax are pre-paid, your trip is insured, your tickets to entertainment and attractions are purchased, your escort is ready,
all that is left.....IS YOU.
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $6398.00
SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $8998.00
$1500.00 deposit per person due with reservation. Final payment date due 8/20/18. Cancellations prior to 8/20/18 will receive a full refund less a $75 cancellation fee. Cancellations after 8/20/18 with insurance purchased, refunds will be processed through Travel Guard Insurance. Cancellations after 8/20/18 without insurance purchased, there is no refund.