On board MS EUROPA 2 from Miami to New York
Sun, sea, sand and palm trees
Between Miami and the beaches of the Bahamas there is a relaxing day at sea before Great Inagua, home of the pink flamingos. Go on a voyage of discovery in coral gardens and crystal-clear lagoons, and experience the panoramic view of the volcanic cone in Soufriere Bay* on St. Lucia. A picture-postcard beach with fine, white sand awaits you on Terre-de-Haut. Antigua and Montserrat have volcanic origins with spectacular views and bizarre landscapes that are particularly impressive from a helicopter*. The last three days at sea give you the time and space to recall your Caribbean experience in utter relaxation.
Highlights of this cruise
- Relaxed on the beach: Mayreau, the smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines.
- A helicopter flight over Montserrat*.
- Wine tasting with winegrower Markus Schneider from the Schneider/Ellerstadt vineyard: sample wines that have been unavailable for a long time, are as yet undiscovered or are simply true classics.
- On board: chilli, chocolate, salsa – a real pleasure.
- Photography-workshop on board
| Wed, 18.03.2015 |
Scheduled flight from Germany to Miami and transfer to embarkation
A relaxing day at sea lies between Miami and the picture-postcard beaches of the Bahamas.
| Thu, 19.03.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
| Fri, 20.03.2015 |
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.
| Sat, 21.03.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sun, 22.03.2015 |
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. Explore the eastcoast on a quad bike tour* or enjoy an afternoon relaxing at Cas-Abao-Beach*.
| Mon, 23.03.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
| Tue, 24.03.2015 |
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.
| Wed, 25.03.2015 |
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. Explore the island on a jeep tour* or enjoy superb panoramic views of the volcanic cones of the pitons during a helicopter flight*. Looking for a sporting and relaxing activity? How about deep-sea fishing*!
| Thu, 26.03.2015 |
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.
| Fri, 27.03.2015 |
St John’s/Antigua/Antigua and Barbuda, 7.00 – 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. Like Antigua, the neighbouring island of Montserrat is also of volcanic origin. A helicopter flight over Montserrat* promises breathtaking views of the bizarre landscape.
| Sat, 28.03.2015 |
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.
| Sun, 29.03.2015 |
- Tue, 31.03.2015
Relaxation at sea
| Wed, 01.04.2015 |
New York/USA, arrival 7.00 hrs
| Thu, 02.04.2015 |
Arrival in Germany
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
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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:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MIAMI AND BISCAYNE BAY
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: NEW YORK – THE BIG APPLE
YOUR PRIVATE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
Wine tasting with winegrower Markus Schneider
In just a few short years, the newcomer has built up the Schneider/Ellerstadt vineyard, which now unquestionably ranks amongst Germany’s finest. The breakthrough came in 2002 with the Newcomer trophy awarded by the magazine DER FEINSCHMECKER. This was followed by portraits in Vinum and FINE Das Weinmagazin, along with appearances in a host of daily newspapers both in Germany and abroad – not to mention the Discovery of the Year award from the GAULT MILLAU wine guide and the 2013 accolade Wine Entrepreneur of the Year from MEININGER VERLAG.
Fine art photography for everyone
The famous German fine art photographer Pavel Kaplun will enchant you with the magic of photography
From conventional photographs to impressive works of art and from everyday portrait shots to the timelessly beautiful essences of people. Pavel Kaplun will make fine art photography accessible for everyone. During the presentation, a cycle of impressive and visually stimulating photographs which can quickly and easily be interpreted by the participants will run from minute to minute.
Workshop: “Refining your holiday memories”
Pavel Kaplun will use the image-processing software Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to show you how to unlock unexpected moments and atmospheres in your own photographs with just a few clever hand movements. Take this opportunity to gain expert knowledge and artistic inspiration from the best in the business in the shortest possible time.
Workshop: “The Pavel Kaplun photography school”
Why not also use your cruise to turn photography into a serious hobby or reach the next level of expertise as a photographer? A complete photography course in five days. From the basics of image processing to fine art photography, with a certificate from one of Germany’s leading instructors.