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Philipsburg St Maarten 2022

January 13 -24, 2023

11 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

Don't miss this amazing winter getaway cruise on Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas!

Booking Deadline: October 1, 2022

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Pricing

Stateroom Category  Double Rate Per Person Single Rate Per Person
2D Balcony $1,859 $3,239
4D Balcony $1,839 $3,199
2N Ocean View $1,589 $2,699
4U Interior $1,519 $2,559

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.

Included Features

  • Free parking with roundtrip transfers to Cape Liberty, NJ cruise port
  • 11 nights aboard the Anthem of the Seas®
  • All onboard meals and entertainment (specialty restaurants have nominal fees)
  • $50 onboard credit per stateroom
  • AAA Onboard Cocktail Reception
  • Baggage handling
  • Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager

Highlights

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Behind stone walls, Old San Juan charms with 500 years of history, colorful colonial buildings and streets lined with shops, galleries, and cafes. Experience Puerto Rico's enchanting natural side in the nearby rainforest.

Fun Things to Do:

  • See Baño Grande, a natural swimming pool. Then take a walk on Camitillo Trail and look for the artificial nest of the Puerto Rican parrot and the flora and fauna of the Palo Colorado forest.
  • Explore Old San Juan, the second-oldest European settlement in the New World. Ride to San Felipe El Morro, the most dramatic of all the city's military fortifications. Visit the Casa Blanca Museum & Gardens, the Ballaja Barracks, Quincentennial Square, San Jose Church, San Juan Cathedral, and Cristo Chapel.

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 multi-level 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 duty-free stores. Before you go, pick up some famous guavaberry liqueur at the Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company.

St. John's, Antigua

The first settlement on the island we now know as Antigua was not established until the 1600s, when English settlers arrived. Antigua remained a part of the British Commonwealth until its independence in 1981. Today, Antigua is a popular vacation destination, attracting tourists with its ideal climate, amazing landscape, leisurely lifestyle and 365 beautiful beaches, one for every day of the year!

Fun Things to Do:

  • Sail aboard a catamaran and take in a few hours of breathtaking scenery. You'll depart for the northwest coast of Antigua to a specially selected anchorage, where you'll enjoy snorkeling and water skiing. Then move on to a beautiful sandy beach for more fun in the water.
  • Experience the rich history, unique culture and tropical flora of St. John's on an informative Antigua Island Tour.

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 relax 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.

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.

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.

*Please see your Travel Agent to reserve your choice of shore excursions.*

Itinerary

Date Port Arrive Depart
01/13 Cape Liberty, NJ   3:00PM
01/14 Cruising    
01/15 Cruising    
01/16 San Juan, Puerto Rico 3:00PM 11:00PM
01/17 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 10:00AM 7:00PM
01/18 St. Johns, Antigua 8:00AM 5:00PM
01/19 Castries, St. Lucia 8:00AM 5:00PM
01/20 Basseterre, St. Kitts 7:00AM 5:00PM
01/21 Cruising    
01/22 Cruising    
01/23 Cruising    
01/24 Cape Liberty, NJ 6:00AM  

Itinerary is subject to change at any time without notification and/or compensation.

General Information

Travel Documents

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).

Payment

Deposit of $450 per person/$900 per cabin will confirm your reservation. Final payment is due to AAA by October 1, 2022.
Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $100

Cancellation/Penalties

Deposit date to day of departure $25 per person, plus…

From October 16-30, 2022- 25% of gross fare per person, plus any additional suppliers’ fees
From Oct 31-Nov 13, 2022- 50% of gross fare per person, plus any additional suppliers’ fees
From Nov 14-Dec 13, 2022- 75% of gross fare per person, plus any additional suppliers’ fees

After December 13, 2022- NON REFUNDABLE

Insurance 

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.

Clothing/Climate

Average temperatures in the Caribbean for January is in the 80s. Daytime, casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Evenings require casual or semiformal attire, with 2 formal nights.

 

Baggage

Two suitcases per person will be allowed by the cruise line. You may also bring a small carry-on bag.

Travel Assistance

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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