On board MS EUROPA 2 from New York to Miami
The colourful Caribbean
From the bustling city of New York to the dream destinations in the Caribbean: go shopping in the sophisticated coastal town of Gustavia with its white yachts and red-gabled houses. The Barbuda sunset bathes the beach in pink light and Marigot Bay on St Lucia beckons with its lush green plant world. “Little Amsterdam” on Curacao – Willemstad – has a historic harbour front and colourful facades, inviting you to take a tour in its small streets. Enjoy sun, sea and sand and explore lively places brimming with joie de vivre before bidding farewell to the EUROPA 2 in Miami.
Highlights of this cruise
The highlights of this cruise:
- Pure Caribbean: dream beaches for bathing and snorkelling.
- Antigua: kayak trip around the mangroves*.
- Pink Beach: the flagship beach of Barbuda.
- On board: on Broadway – atmospheric musical highlights.
*These arrangements are not covered by the cruise price. The on-shore activities listed are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
| Sat, 06.12.2014 |
Scheduled flight from Germany to New York and transfer to embarkation
Your cruise to Caribbean paradise starts in the bustling city of New York.
| Sun, 07.12.2014 |
- Tue, 09.12.2014
Relaxation at sea
| Wed, 10.12.2014 |
Gustavia/Saint-Barthelemy/Leeward Islands/France , 15.00 – 0.00 hrs
The first port of call after three relaxing days at sea is Gustavia, where you can follow Scandinavian footsteps. This sophisticated coastal town owes both its name and its red-gabled houses to Swedish settlers. Beautiful shops in former warehouses cry out for you to go shopping before reaching colourful Antigua.
| Thu, 11.12.2014 |
St John’s/Antigua/Antigua and Barbuda, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs
Explore the capital city of St John’s on an island trip, which will give you insights into the past. Even today, the lookout known as Shirley Heights and Nelson’s Dockyard are reminiscent of the British colonial era. Enjoy the natural beauty of the island on a kayak trip around the mangroves* whilst a catamaran trip* to white sandy bays promises a purely Caribbean feeling. Experience an unforgettable show of nature when the afternoon sun bathes Pink Beach in bright colours.
| Fri, 12.12.2014 |
Terre-de-Haut/Guadeloupe/Iles des Saintes/Lesser Antilles , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
You can also experience Caribbean impressions on Terre-de-Haut. This UNESCO World Heritage Site excites with dreamlike holiday views: lonely bays with turquoise-blue water, charming restaurants and a majestic panoramic view from Fort Napoleon.
| Sat, 13.12.2014 |
Marigot Bay/St Lucia/West Indies , 7.00 – 17.00 hrs
The “last tropical paradise of the West Indies” is just as appealing. Take a tour* and experience the volcanic cone, steaming sulphur springs and green coastlines of Marigot Bay on St Lucia. Alternatively, take a cable car ride and glide above the canopy of the rainforest*, and enjoy unforgettable views of the lush plant world. St Lucia is even more spectacular from a bird’s-eye perspective*, which you will get on a flight over the inner parts of this tropical island.
| Sun, 14.12.2014 |
Mayreau/St Vincent and the Grenadines , 8.00 – 23.00 hrs
On Mayreau, marvel at gentle hills and still lagoons shimmering in endless shades of blue, where you can enjoy hours of relaxation on the peaceful beaches.
| Mon, 15.12.2014 |
Relaxation at sea
| Tue, 16.12.2014 |
Willemstad/Curacao/Netherlands Antilles/Netherlands, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs
Spending another day at sea under the Caribbean sun, the EUROPA 2 will set sail for Willemstad, the capital of Curacao. The colourful facades are visible even from the historic harbour front, and will tempt you to take a city tour* through the winding streets. The Punda and Otrobanda quarters are connected by the floating Queen Emma Bridge. Take it to Fort Amsterdam and, on the way, try some of the exotic delicacies on offer at the floating market. The hinterlands are also diverse. Take an island tour* and marvel at the impressive cave Boca Tabla in Shete Boka National Park and, with a little luck, observe the flamingos on the Jan Kok salt pans. Alternatively, go snorkelling in the colourful marine world while out on a boat trip*.
| Wed, 17.12.2014 |
Relaxation at sea
| Thu, 18.12.2014 |
Northwest Point Beach/Great Inagua/Bahamas , 11.00 – 19.00 hrs
The picturesque concluding backdrop to your cruise will be Northwest Point Beach on Great Inagua. Visitors to this water-bird and freshwater-tortoise haven are rare.
| Fri, 19.12.2014 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sat, 20.12.2014 |
Enjoy sun, sea and sand one more time before your time on board comes to an end in Miami.
| Sun, 21.12.2014 |
Arrival in Germany
*?These arrangements are not covered by the cruise price. The on-shore activities listed are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
= at anchor
Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
YOUR PRIVATE CRUISE ARRANGEMENTS
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: NEW YORK – PRE-CHRISTMAS MAGIC IN THE BIG APPLE
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MIAMI AND BISCAYNE BAY
“Talk 2 Christiansen” – the discussion programme with Sabine Christiansen
The new edutainment programme “Talk 2 Christiansen” will take place on this cruise under the auspices of Sabine Christiansen, one of Germany’s most famous journalists. Christiansen will invite renowned experts in the fields of finance, politics and society to take part in presentations, author’s film screenings, podium discussions, debates and Q&A sessions. Guests will be able to listen to these leading experts discuss contemporary issues relating to this cruise in person.