June 17 – 26, 2022
8 Night Eastern Caribbean & Bahamas Cruise
|Stateroom Category||Double Rate Per Person||Single Rate Per Person|
|08 Ocean View||$2,559||$4,359|
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.
- Free parking with roundtrip motorcoach transfers to and from a local airport (will not be offered if group air is from Harrisburg International Airport)*
- Roundtrip airport/hotel/pier transfers
- One night pre-cruise hotel accommodation at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Fort Lauderdale (or similar)
- Breakfast at the hotel in Fort Lauderdale
- Eight nights aboard the Celebrity Equinox®
- 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
*Airfare is currently not included in the price of the trip. Airfare will be added when schedules and rates become available.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan is one of the largest islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Enjoy the gorgeous landscape with lush green mountains, underground caves, balmy waters, white-sandy beaches, delicious rum drinks and so much more. Spend an afternoon snorkeling during your visit to Puerto Rico and discover the beautiful marine life of the Caribbean Sea while swimming among the fish, coral communities, mangrove forests, and seagrass beds. Experience the amazing views of the 500-year-old walled city as the sun casts gorgeous light on the turquoise waters.
Fun Things to Do:
- Stroll the blue-toned cobblestone streets and uncover various UNESCO sites, museums, historic churches, restaurants and much more along the way.
- Take a tour of the Bacardi headquarters and learn about the process of rum making from barrel to bottle.
- Visit Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico for the most gorgeous fine art collections on the island, including paintings, sculptures, and carvings as far back as the 17th century.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Charlotte Amalie is the enchanting capital of St. Thomas that has attracted pirates and sailors from the world over for centuries. The island enjoys a fascinating fusion of Danish, French, Spaniard, West African and Carib influences. For a nice overview of the island’s history head to Fort Christian Museum. Built as a military fort by the Dutch in 1680, this historic landmark features exhibits chronicling the history of the Virgin Islands from the Stone Age to the present, as well as natural history collections, and an art gallery. This island is the most commercial of all the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Fun Things to Do:
- Experience the beauty of St. Thomas beaches with a wonderful picnic on Magens Bay beach.
- Snorkel in the turquoise Caribbean Sea where you’ll come up close to corals, sponges, and schools of colorful tropical fish.
- Taste authentic island dishes like savory curries with roti, the freshest seafood, and delicious drinks made with the finest local rums.
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.
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Tortola is one of the most scenic islands in the Caribbean. It has a fascinating cultural and historical side. For a glimpse into the island’s colonial past, visit the Virgin Islands Folk Museum. The restored house was once the family home of shipwright, Joseph Wilfred Penn, and features a deep collection of Arawak and Carib pottery and stone tools, as well as plantation artifacts.
Fun Things to Do:
- Hike along the seven available walking trails in Sage Mountain National Park for stunning panoramic views of the island and the surrounding natural habitat.
- Snorkeling in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and a rum tasting at Callwood Rum Distillery are essential on a cruise to Tortola.
- Sample the delicious curries, spicy soups, and sumptuous shellfish dishes available in abundance at local restaurants and many snack shacks around the island.
Found on the northern coast of the island New Providence, the Bahamian capital Nassau, offers a look into this chain of islands known for their excellent beaches and rich culture. Just offshore is Paradise Island, a small island developed into a leisure haven, with luxury resorts and hotels.
Fun Things to Do:
- Explore Nassau, with amazing picturesque 18th to 20th century buildings, pastel-colored houses, and pink neo-classical government offices.
- Swim with Dolphins or interact with Sea Lions at Atlantis Dolphin Cay, one of the largest marine-mammal habitats in the world.
- Go on a glass-bottom boat tour for a glimpse into the underwater world of the Bahamas.
*Please see your Travel Agent to reserve your choice of shore excursions.*
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.
|06/18||Fort Lauderdale, FL||4:00PM|
|06/20||San Juan, Puerto Rico||4:00PM||11:00PM|
|06/21||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas||9:00AM||6:00PM|
|06/22||Philipsburg, St. Maarten||8:00PM||6:00PM|
|06/23||Tortola (British Virgin Islands)||7:00AM||3:00PM|
|06/26||Fort Lauderdale, FL||7:00AM|
Friday, June 17, 2022 – Depart for Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Motorcoach from Central PA to a local airport for a flight to Fort Lauderdale, FL. Transfer from the airport to the hotel for your one night pre-cruise hotel stay. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Fort Lauderdale on your own. Hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Fort Lauderdale (or similar)
Saturday, June 18, 2022 – Embarkation
Transfer from your hotel to Port Everglades Pier to board the Celebrity Equinox.
Sunday, June 26, 2022 – Debarkation
Transfer from the pier to the airport for your flight and transportation back to Central, PA.
Hotel and itinerary are subject to change at any time without notification and/or compensation.
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). A government issued photo ID that is REAL ID compliant is required for airport security.
Deposit of $250 per person, $500 per cabin will confirm your reservation. Final payment is due to AAA by March 6, 2022.
Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $50
Deposit date to day of departure $25 per person, plus…
From March 21-April 4, 2022- 25% of gross fare per person, plus any additional suppliers’ fees
From April 5-April 18, 2022- 50% of gross fare per person, plus any additional suppliers’ fees
From April 19-May 18, 2022- 75% of gross fare per person, plus any additional suppliers’ fees
After May 18, 2022- NON-REFUNDABLE
Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airlines(s) 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flights may contain code share agreements.
For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 day of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz Insurance.
Average temperatures in the Eastern Caribbean/Bahamas for June is in the 80s. Daytime, casual clothes that can be layered and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Evenings require casual or semi formal attire, with two formal nights onboard.
Two suitcases per person will be allowed by the cruise line. You may also bring a small carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat. Baggage fees are not included in the cost of the trip. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airport.
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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