On board MS EUROPA from La Guaira to La Guaira

A Wonderful Winter in the Caribbean

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The Caribbean Sea caresses snow-white beaches, and sunny islands such as Tobago and St. Lucia arouse enthusiasm with the lush green of their tropical vegetation, off-road vehicle safaris and relaxed catamaran tours. Little isles like Jost Van Dyke await you with pristine beach life, and the crystal-clear blue invites you to discover the colourful underwater world – be it by submarine or with goggles. A romantic sunset on Martinique – another highlight of exotic December days.


from La Guaira to La Guaira

Cruise dates:from 09.12.2013 to 22.12.2013 (14 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1330

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.

Highlights of this cruise

Highlights of this cruise

  • Caribbean underwater world from a submarine perspective*
  • Helicopter flight over St. Lucia*
  • Martinique by all-terrain vehicle*
  • Caribbean folklore on board
  • Golf & Cruise voyage with comprehensive golf package*
  • New port of call: Le Marin/Martinique

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price and are subject to changes.

Itinerary

Mon, 09.12.2013

Scheduled flight Germany – Caracas
Transfer to embarkation on the EUROPA
La Guaira (Caracas)/ Venezuela, departure 22.00 hrs

La Guaira (Caracas)/Venezuela
In the port city on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, a sunny pre-Christmas season aboard the EUROPA begins.

Tue, 10.12.2013

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 11.12.2013

Scarborough, 8.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Scarborough/Tobago/Trinidad and Tobago
The tranquil island is a little Caribbean gem with beautiful beaches and a rainforest that has already been under a preservation order since the 18th century. Wonderful terrain for a hike past gigantic treesand plants which offer many tropical birds a home. The leisurely trip by glass-bottom boat* allows you to gather insights into the fascinating underwater world which will also thrill you if you go snorkelling.

Thu, 12.12.2013

Bridgetown, 8.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Bridgetown/Barbados
Left-hand driving, cricket and afternoon tea – the legacy of the British colonial era is plain to see in “Little England“. The island panorama* is characterised by both the fine sandy beaches in the west and the rugged coasts in the east. The green monkeys which are at home in the Barbados Wildlife Reserve originally come from Africa; the species made its way to the Caribbean in the distant past. The mansion St. Nicholas Abbey is reminiscent of the times of the sugar barons. Or would you like to marvel at the iridescent underwater world? Embark on an exciting journey by submarine*.

Fri, 13.12.2013

Castries, 7.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Castries/St. Lucia
The most impressive views of the beauty of the multifaceted tropical paradise can be gained from above - experience St. Lucia during a sightseeing flight* over little villages, famous Marigot Bay and the volcanic cones Petit and Gros Pitons, the landmarks of the island. The off-road vehicle safari* all the way to the oberservation point Morne Fortune also reveals magnificent vistas. Cool off afterwards in the crystal-clear see.

Sat, 14.12.2013

Gustavia, 13.00 hrs – 23.00 hrs

Gustavia/Saint Barthélemy/Leeward Islands/France
The name of the scenic isle is frequently abbreviated to St. Barts. Today, you can get to know its little settlements and gorgeous bays on a panoramic trip*. Alternatively, you may wish to go on board a catamaran and look forward to a relaxed sailing trip* - cruise along the coast, swim in the turquoise water and simply enjoy life.

Sun, 15.12.2013

Jost Van Dyke, 9.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs

Jost Van Dyke/British Virgin Islands/Great Britain
The paradisiacal isle was named after a Dutch pirate and is ideal territory for an unforgettable time ashore. Relax on White Bay, one of the most beautiful bays of the Virgin Islands, or visit the legendary Bar Foxy’s. Picture-perfect Caribbean impressions.

Mon, 16.12.2013

St. John’s, 8.00 hrs – 24.00 hrs

St. John’s/Antigua/Antigua and Barbuda
Countless beaches fringe the island of the Antilles which was an important base of the British fleet in the 17th and 18th centuries. Days you will be able to vividly imagine at Nelson’s Dockyard, a lovingly restored Georgian dockyard dating back to the 18th century, in the course of your landscape tour*. From the fort Shirley Heights, you will enjoy wonderful views as far as Guadeloupe. Or would you like to explore the coast in a relaxing manner? On the catamaran tour* past picturesque bays and beaches, you have time to swim and sunbathe.

Tue, 17.12.2013

Terre de Haut, 8.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Terre de Haut/Îles des Saintes/Guadeloupe
This small island just off the southern tip of Guadeloupe will fascinate you with its fabulous beaches and the picturesque Fort Napoleon from the 19th century. Its museum will give you an interesting insight into the history of the mini archipelago of Îles des Saintes. White idyllic beaches, unspoilt bays and crystal-clear waters – enjoy a relaxing walk on land or spend a few peaceful hours at the beach.

Wed, 18.12.2013

Le Marin, 8.00 hrs – 24.00 hrs

Le Marin/Martinique
An active off-road vehicle tour across Martinique takes you to the green heart of the “flower island“ – past banana and sugar cane fields, you will travel right into the forests. There, you can go for a walk to a waterfall. The impressive sight of “Little Pompeii“, the excavated ruins of St. Pierre, is an important feature of the island panorama*. The former capital was destroyed when Mount Pelée erupted in 1902 and is today regarded as a “town of art and history“.

Thu, 19.12.2013

Relaxation at sea

Fri, 20.12.2013

Islas Los Roques, 8.00 hrs – 15.00 hrs

Islas Los Roques/Venezuela
White sandy beaches, blue lagoons, crystal-clear water which is home to an abundance of colourful marine creatures – enjoy your time on the Islas Los Roques featuring Zodiac trips (subject to weather), walks, swimming and snorkelling.

Sat, 21.12.2013

La Guaira (Caracas)/ Venezuela, arrival 6.00 hrs
Transfer to the scheduled flight to Germany

La Guaira (Caracas)/Venezuela
Embark on your return journey today and arrive back home in time for Christmas.

Sun, 22.12.2013

Arrival in Germany

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

HOTEL LANDHAUS WACHTELHOF: 2-DAY CRUISE ARRANGEMENT “ATLANTIC“

Golfing in the Caribbean

The following greens await you on the cruise EUR1330:

Wed, 11.12. Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago – Tobago Plantations GC
At this course designed by Bob Hunt and Marcus Blackburn, you will be teeing off in a former sugar cane plantation.

Thu, 12.12. Bridgetown, Barbados – Sandy Lane Country Club
An

accomplished golfer’s dream with lush greens and five lakes designed by

Tom Fazio – with magnificent views over the Caribbean Sea thrown in.

Fri, 13.12. Castries, St. Lucia – St. Lucia Golf & Country Club
In

der tropischen Landschaft der Hügel von Cap Estate schmücken Orchideen

die Grüns, und gleich am Anfang fordert das Par-4-Loch Ihre ganze

Konzentration.

Mon, 16.12. St. John’s, Antigua und Barbuda – Cedar Valley GC
Set

amidst the tropical landscape of the Cap Estate hills, the greens are

adorned with orchids and the par-4 hole demands your full concentration

right from the start.

The EUROPA golf arrangement can only be booked in

conjunction with a cruise and as a package as specified prior to

departure. Minimum number of participants: 10 persons. In the case of an

insufficient number of participants, the cruise will be cancelled 4

weeks before the scheduled departure at the latest. Please note our

general information and the supplementary  Golf & Cruise travel conditions.