Philipsburg St. Marteen [2022]

April 2 – 14, 2022

12 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

Don't miss this 12 night getaway to the Southern Caribbean!

Booking Deadline: December 19, 2021

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Pricing

Stateroom Category Double Rate Per Person Single Rate Per Person
2N Ocean View $1,479 $2,449
4N Ocean View $1,449 $2,389
2V Interior $1,299 $2,089

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 16 full-fare passengers.

Included Features

  • Free parking with roundtrip transfers to Baltimore, Maryland cruise port
  • 12 nights aboard the Enchantment of the Seas®
  • All onboard meals and entertainment (specialty restaurants may have nominal fees)
  • AAA Onboard Cocktail Reception
  • $50.00 onboard credit per stateroom
  • Baggage handling
  • Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager

Highlights

St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix has it all, from gorgeous natural scenery begging to be explored, to quaint colonial towns perfect for wandering. It used to be nicknamed the “Garden of the Antilles” because of its lush fields of sugarcane and the sugar mills that date back to the 18th century, which are still popular hotspots. But these days, it’s world-class dive sites like Salt River Canyon, powdery beaches like Cane Bay, and rainforests filled with tropical wildlife that keep people coming back. Plus, award-winning rum of course. Cruise to St. Croix and discover plenty of Victorian Dutch architecture and charming colonial churches in Frederiksted and Christiansted.

Fun Things to Do:

  • Check out the hard to miss yellow brick Fort Christiansvaern in Christiansted for a vivid history lesson, it’s the best preserved Danish built fort in the Virgin Islands. You can also visit an art galley and several historical exhibits in Frederiksted’s Fort Frederik.
  • There’s no shortage of interesting dive shops in either Christiansted or Frederiksted. But the best places to shop in St. Croix are the duty-free shops offering jewelry, liquor, clothing and souvenirs.
  • St. Croix’s culinary scene is as diverse as its landscape. Stop in at any small local eatery and you’ll find fresh seafood dishes, like Cruzan Style Gundy (balls of ground herring and spices), that nod to French, Thai and Dutch cuisine, with plenty of West Indian spice and favorites like conch fritters. You’ll also find boardwalk bars serving traditional American fare, like hamburgers and rum punch.

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.

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.

Bridgetown, Barbados

You’ll find Bridgetown strikes a fine mix of island warmth and English heritage. Stately colonial buildings intermingle with colorful wooden homes, open-air markets, and catch-of-the-day cafes. Outside of the bustle of “Town,” as the locals call it, Barbados is a new kind of paradise in any direction with pink-and-white-sand beaches that stretch on endlessly and crystal clear turquoise waters. The center of the island, you’ll find rolling hills and valleys, sugarcane fields and historic plantations.

Fun Things to Do:

  • Take a solar-powered tram journey 170 feet below ground into Harrison’s Cave, an intricate limestone cave system. Here, you’ll find flowing streams, waterfalls, emerald-hued pools, unusual stalactite formations, and towering columns that formed over thousands of years.
  • Sit back and relax on the powdery white sands of Harbour Lights on Carlisle Bay Beach. If kicking back with a rum punch in hand is a little too laid-back, you can snorkel around shipwrecks, rent a jet ski, or even visit Tortuga to swim with turtles.
  • For the best deals on duty-free luxury items and authentic souvenirs from the island, check out the shops in the cruise terminal and the stores along Broad Street, the main street in Bridgetown. Cruise to Barbados and bring home a taste of the island with a rum cake, which is called ‘great cake’ for a reason.

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
04/02 Baltimore, Maryland   4:00PM
04/03 Cruising    
04/04 Cruising    
04/05 Cruising    
04/06 St. Croix, U.S Virgin Islands 8:00PM 6:00PM
04/07 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 7:00AM 5:00PM
04/08 Castries, St. Lucia 9:00AM 6:00PM
04/09 Bridgetown, Barbados 7:00AM 4:00PM
04/10 Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis 10:00AM 7:00PM
04/11 Cruising    
04/12 Cruising    
04/13 Cruising    
04/14 Baltimore, Maryland 7:00AM  

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 December 19, 2021.
Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $100

Cancellation/Penalties

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

From Jan 3- Jan 17, 2022- 25% of gross fare per person, plus any additional supplier’s fees
From Jan 18-Jan 31, 2022- 50% of gross fare per person, plus any additional suppliers’ fees
From Feb 1- Mar 2, 2022- 75% of gross fare per person, plus any additional suppliers’ fees

After March 2, 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 April is in the 80’s. Daytime, casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Evenings require casual or semiformal attire, with two 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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