January 4-15, 2021
11 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
|Stateroom Category||Double Rate Per Person||Single Rate|
|6D Ocean View Balcony Forward/Aft||$1,689||$2,939|
|8D Ocean View Balcony Forward/Aft||$1,679||$2,919|
|2N Ocean View||$1,509||$2,579|
|2U Interior w/Virtual Balcony F/A||$1,429||$2,419|
|4U Interior w/Virtual Balcony F/A||$1,399||$2,349|
All non-members must add $60 to the above rate.
Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 25 full-fare passengers.
- Free parking with roundtrip transfers to Cape Liberty, New Jersey
- Eleven nights aboard the Anthem of the Seas
- All onboard meals and entertainment (specialty restaurants may have nominal fees)
- AAA Welcome reception
- Baggage handling
- $50 onboard credit per stateroom
- Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Your journey begins in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s vibrant capital. You’ll find 500 years of history to delve into here, from ancient fortresses to colorful colonial-era buildings.
Fun Things to Do:
• El Yunque National Forest offers 29,000 acres of mountain terrain exploding with overgrown jungle, fast flowing waterfalls, and towering bamboo stands. Hike along 23 miles of nature trails, or summit El Toro, nearly 3500 feet above sea level, for sensational views.
• In Old San Juan, you’ll find plenty of island fare and criolla cuisine, home cooking flavored by Spanish and African influences. Try some mofongo, mashed fried green plantains often stuffed with meat, or snack on some codfish fritters, called bacalaitos.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
What makes St. Maarten so unique is its blend of cultures. The island is home to 120 different nationalities speaking over 80 languages, and is governed by two countries: the Netherlands and France. In fact, it’s the smallest land mass in the world to be shared by two different nations. While it may be less than 40 square miles, there’s plenty to do on this little island. If you’re after a little rest and relaxation during your cruise to St. Maarten, you’ll find plenty of secluded beaches where you can work on your suntan before treating your taste buds to some of the best cuisine in the Caribbean.
Fun Things to Do:
• Loterie Farm is a nature sanctuary with 135 acres of hiking trails, a zip line adventure course, and a spring fed multilevel pool with cascading waterfalls.
• Hike to the top of Mount Concordia, which marks the border between the French and Dutch sides of the island, for the best views of both sides.
• Head to Front Street in Philipsburg, the capital of Dutch St. Maarten, and shop your way down a mile of dutyfree stores. Before you go, pick up some famous guavaberry liqueur at the Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company.
Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis
Greens in every shade spring from the rolling hills of St. Kitts, an island ripe with eco-tourism adventures. In the port city of Basseterre, you’ll find centuries of history to explore in impressive estates and photo-worthy monuments like the Brimstone Hill Fortress, one of the best preserved military structures in the Americas.
Fun Things to Do:
• For a taste of nightlife while the sun is still shining, head to The Strip on South Frigate Bay. This hot spot along the beach is lined with resorts, restaurants and bars with open-air dance floors. Most places open at 10 a.m. and keep the island party vibes going until late night.
• Hop on the West Indies’ last railway, double-decker railcars that travel along a line built a century ago to transport sugarcane across the island. You’ll pass historical estates and countryside filled with tall wild sugarcane.
• Casual beach spots with super-fresh seafood are your best bet for lunch. Order some spiny lobster or conch grilled over an open fire. More adventurous eaters should try West Indian specialties like pepper pot, Arawak chicken and goat water stew. For a quick snack, vendors sell sugarcane stalks to chew on.
Castries, St. Lucia
From dramatic landscapes molded by ancient volcanoes to sparkling palm-fringed beaches, St. Lucia is known for its amazing Caribbean beauty. Luxury resorts nestle up to the natural beauty, giving this island just the right touch of exclusivity.
Fun Things to Do:
• Melt away your cares in the town of Soufriere, home to Sulphur Springs and known for its medicinal waters since the 1600s. Soak in natural thermal pools at the bottom of the bubbling craters and zen out while indulging in a therapeutic mineral mud bath from head to toe.
• Make your way to Marigot Bay, a gorgeous natural harbor straight out of a movie scene, dotted with restaurants, bars and shops. You can stroll the yacht marina, shop at boutiques, visit a French bakery or relax at the secluded beach, accessible by ferry.
• The best duty-free shops are at Pointe Seraphine cruise terminal and across the harbor at La Place Carenage. Cruise to St. Lucia and find duty-free jewelry, watches, perfume, crystal, rum, and local crafts.
St. Johns, Antigua
Antigua has a beach for every day of the year, literally. But the island experience goes beyond 365 distinct ribbons of white sand and clear waters. In the capital city of St. John’s, you’ll discover charming candy-colored architecture, lively markets, and a beautiful baroque cathedral.
Fun Things to Do:
• Explore Betty’s Hope, two restored stone windmill towers that were once part of Antigua’s first major sugar plantation. The site dates back to the mid-1600s.
• For some of the best views on the island, head to Shirley Heights, a restored military lookout nicknamed ‘The Lookout.’ It offers the best views of the Falmouth and English Harbors.
• In Antigua, British, Creole, and West Indian flavors come together to spice up local ingredients and fresh seafood. Must-try dishes include fungi, a cooked cornmeal paste similar to Italian polenta and ducana dumplings made of sweet potato. If you wander the harbor front, you’ll find traditional English fish and chips paired with locally brewed Wadadli beer.
|01/04||Cape Liberty, NJ||3:00PM|
|01/07||San Juan, Puerto Rico||3:00PM||10:00PM|
|01/08||Phillipsburg, St. Maarten||9:00AM||7:00PM|
|01/09||Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis||8:00AM||5:00PM|
|01/10||Castries, St. Lucia||8:00AM||5:00PM|
|01/11||St. Johns, Antigua||7:00AM||5:00PM|
|01/15||Cape Liberty, NJ||6:00AM|
Itinerary is subject to change at anytime without notification and/or compensation.
Tour Activity Level:2
This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
U.S. citizens on homeport cruises (cruises that begin and end at the same U.S. port) are currently able to enter or depart the country with a state issued birth certificate with a raised seal and government-issued photo ID. AAA recommends traveling with an original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page for visa stamp(s).
Deposit of $450 per person/$900 per cabin will confirm your reservation. Final payment is due to AAA by September 22, 2020. Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $20
Deposit date to day of departure - $25 per person plus….
From October 7 – 21, 2020 - $25% of gross fare per person, plus any additional suppliers’ fees
From October 22 – November 4, 2020 - 50% of gross fare per person, plus any additional suppliers’ fees
From November 5 – December 4, 2020 - 75% of gross fare per person, plus any additional suppliers’ fees
After December 4, 2020 - Non-Refundable
For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.
Average temperatures in the Caribbean for January are in the 80s. Daytime, casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Evenings require casual or semiformal attire, with two formal nights.
Two suitcases per person will be allowed by the cruise line. You may also bring a small carry-on bag.
For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.
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