BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS & CARIBBEAN CRUISE | 3-4 ★
The perfect blend of relaxation and exploration! Combine an unforgettable seven-night Star Clippers cruise with 14 nights of leisure in Barbados. Begin your holiday at a stunning beachfront setting, where you can unwind in your fully equipped resort accommodations and explore the island of Barbados as your own pace. Just ten minutes from the capital city, Bridgetown and St. Lawrence Gap, and close to the South Coast boardwalk, you are never far from restaurants, supermarkets or duty free shopping. Your stay in Barbados also includes two cultural excursions. Next, embark on a spectacular seven-night Caribbean cruise onboard Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper, sailing from Barbados and calling upon St. Lucia, Dominica, Antigua, St. Kitts, Iles des Saintes, and Martinique. Carrying just 227 passengers, The Royal Clipper combines grandeur, traditional sailing and superb service with the amenities of a modern yacht, allowing you to explore these beautiful Caribbean islands on a unique intimate sailing; up close and personal!
INCLUDES BREAKFAST DAILY & ALL MEALS ONBOARD CRUISE
• *Round-trip airfare
• Plaza Premium airport lounge pass**
• Airport transfers in country
• Barbados: 14-nights at the Coconut Court Beach Resort in a partial ocean view studio suite with breakfast, fully equipped kitchenette, living area, private balcony and air conditioning
• Complimentary shuttle to Bridgetown and free WiFi
• Two cultural excursions, including: Beauty of Barbados with lunch, and Harrison Caves
• Star Clippers cruise: seven-night Caribbean sailing onboard the Royal Clipper with meals
• $75 onboard shipboard credit
• All transfers and gratuities^^
• Merit Travel tour host^
Free *WiFI is offered throughout the property, two restaurants, one beach bar, a fresh water swimming pool, jacuzzi, beach loungers, beach towels provided (first beach towel is provided free of charge with environmental levy of US$3 per wash thereafter), activities desk, gift shop, foreign currency exchange desk, 24-hour front desk and security services, two computer stations with printers provided for guest use, free bottle of Pirate Punch on arrival, and a Bridgetown shopping shuttle. Entertainment is offered several nights per week with daily happy hours, cocktail and dinner specials.
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Day 1 Feb. 8, 2020 | DEPART TORONTO – BRIDGETOWN
Air Canada flight 1714 departs Toronto 9:20 a.m. arrives Bridgetown at 3:30 p.m. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Accommodation: The Coconut Court Beach Resort (14 nights)
Days 2 - 14 Feb. 9 – 21, 2020 | BRIDGETOWN (B)
Enjoy 14 nights at your resort, relax on the beach and discover the island of Barbados at your own pace. Breakfast is included daily. You will also have cultural excursions included with your package.
Day 4 Feb. 12, 2020 | BRIDGETOWN (B, L)
Included Beauty of Barbados excursion:
Make your way up the serene West Coast of Barbados, stopping to view the eastern coastline from Cherry Tree Hill. Drive through the rugged Scotland District and catch a glimpse of the Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill - the oldest working windmill in the Western Hemisphere. Stop for a drink and photo op on the shore of the Atlantic in Bathsheba before moving on to a tour of St. John’s Church and a breathtaking view of the East Coast of the island. Then it’s off to Sunbury Plantation House where you will get an historical tour of this 18th century building and a scrumptious Bajan lunch.
Day 7 Feb. 15, 2020 | BRIDGETOWN (B)
Included Caves and Critters excursion:
Visit Harrison’s Cave, a magnificent, crystallized limestone cavern featuring flowing streams of pure, clear water and beautiful stalactites and stalagmites throughout. Continue on to the Wildlife Reserve where you’ll see local exotic animals such as Barbados’ Green Monkeys, red and yellow footed tortoises, iguanas, armadillos, peacocks, toucans and colourful macaws, among others.
Day 15 Feb. 22, 2020 | BRIDGETOWN – STAR CLIPPERS CARIBBEAN CRUISE (B, D)
Transfer to the pier to board your seven-night Star Clippers cruise onboard the Royal Clipper. Accommodation: Onboard the Royal Clipper (seven nights)
Day 16 Feb. 23, 2020 | RODNEY BAY, ST. LUCIA (B, L, D)
A lush island of tropical beauty, St. Lucia is part of the Windward Islands. Its 238 square miles are covered with rain forests, banana plantations, palm lined beaches, mountains and even a drive-in volcano. Prettier sights are to be seen at Diamond Falls and Mineral Baths where you can walk the gardens and take a dip in the pool under the waterfalls. One of St. Lucia’s truly spectacular attractions is the Pitons, two volcanic cones rising up from the sea that have become a symbol of the island itself. Today, St. Lucia offers its guests a wide range of natural charm with beautiful beaches, lush scenery, fishing villages unchanged by time and friendly Caribbean hospitality.
Day 17 Feb. 24, 2020 | CABRITS, DOMINICA (B, L, D)
Dominica is a dream-like island, full of surprises. Glide through a steamy orchid-festooned rainforest in a fascinating boat ride
or hike to breathtaking Trafalgar Falls and a bubbling lake.
Day 18 Feb. 25, 2020 | FALMOUTH HARBOUR, ANTIGUA (B, L, D)
The dockyards, marinas, old inns, venerable pubs and convivial crowds of sun-tanned yacht crews- this is the epicentre of the
Caribbean yachting world. Today, every faded pink brick and weather-worn bollard of Nelson’s Dockyard evokes the presence
of the greatest naval commander in history.
Day 19 Feb. 26, 2020 | BASSETERRE – BEACH STOP, ST. KITTS (B, L, D)
St. Kitts’ was the first successful colony in the British West Indies. Shop in colourful Basseterre, play golf and tour old plantation houses. For the adventuresome there’s a brisk hike through the rainforest.
Day 20 Feb. 27, 2020 | TERRE-DE-HAUT, ÎLES DES SAINTES (B, L, D)
Les Saintes is a thoroughly entrancing group of islands lying off Guadeloupe. You’ll enjoy the superb beaches, snorkelling,
diving and other watersports on offer.
Day 21 Feb. 28, 2020 | BEACH STOP, MARTINIQUE (B, L, D)
Martinique is the classic French Caribbean island. Wild and mysterious, yet urbane and sophisticated, it is France with a tropical twist, with something for almost everyone. You won’t be able to resist the charms of spicy Creole cooking and tempting
boutiques in Fort de France.
Day 22 Feb. 29, 2020 | DEPART BRIDGETOWN – TORONTO (B)
After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home. Air Canada flight 1715 departs Barbados 2:30 p.m. arrives Toronto 8:05 p.m.
*CDN$ pp. dbl. occ. Taxes and port fees included. Professional fee of $65 plus HST per booking is not included. Based on Cat.5 ocean view stateroom. Upgrade to Cat. 4 ocean view stateroom: $515. Upgrade to a Cat. 2 ocean view stateroom: $780. **Plaza Premium airport lounge pass offered from Toronto & Vancouver airports only. ^^Gratuities are all included and prepaid onboard cruise. ^Minimum 15 participants required for a Merit Travel tour host.
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