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    San Juan, Puerto Rico
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    Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico
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    San Juan, Puerto Rico coast at Paseo de la Princesa

San Juan to San Juan on Silver Wind

10-day stay & cruise

Summary

Highlights

  • Discover hidden Caribbean beaches and yachting harbours
  • Explore colonial architecture and colourful local markets
  • Try 'The Painkiller', one of the Caribbean’s most popular drinks in Jost Van Dyke
  • Indulge in free-flowing champagne and white-gloved service

In Brief

  • 2 Nights San Juan
  • 1 Night Great Harbour
  • 1 Night Basseterre
  • 1 Night Fort-De-France
  • 1 Night Saint John's
  • 1 Night Nevis
  • 1 Night Gustavia
  • 2 Nights San Juan

About

Recommended for:
All-inclusive | Beach | Food & wine | Ocean cruise

A short hop, skip and jump around the Caribbean and you are all set for a fantastic festive season. Treat yourself – and why not your loved ones – to a pre-Christmas treat and set sail for the cornucopia of colour that is everyone’s favourite archipelago. Seven islands in as many days will have you star-spotting in Anguilla, river-tubing in Falmouth and keeping the pace nice and gentle in Road Town.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to San Juan

After enjoying your complimentary airport lounge access, fly out to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where an included shared transfer will see you to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2
San Juan

If you associate Puerto Rico's capital with the colonial streets of Old San Juan, then you know only part of the picture. San Juan is a major metropolis, radiating out from the bay on the Atlantic Ocean that was discovered by Juan Ponce de León. Old San Juan is filled with cobblestone streets and brightly painted, colonial-era structures, and its fortifications have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city captivates residents and visitors alike with its vibrant lifestyle as well as its balmy beaches, pulsing nightclubs, globe-spanning restaurants, and world-class museums. Once you set foot in this city, you may never want to leave.

Check out of your hotel where an included shared transfer will see you aboard your luxury ship.

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B D

Day 3
Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke

Jost Van Dyke, four miles long, is truly known as the 'barefoot island'. The smallest of the British Virgin Islands, it is known as a popular destination for yachts and is celebrated for its casual lifestyle, protected anchorages, fine beaches and beachfront restaurants and bars. Discover inviting shops selling local treasures, restaurants, and bars. 'The Painkiller', one of the Caribbean’s most popular drinks, originated at the Soggy Dollar Bar. Foxy’s and Gertrude's in White Bay are renowned for drinks made with the island's famous rum, frosty beers, and tales of pirates and sunken treasure. Explore Jost Van Dyke's history in the vegetation-covered ruins of centuries-old sugar mills, or on the old trails that crisscross the island. Revel in the natural beauty of the pristine, untouched beaches. Hike up to the highest spot on the island, Majohnny Point, and take in a stunning 360 degree view of the Caribbean. Relax in the natural 'bubble pool', a popular tourist attraction. Jost Van Dyke conjures up images of what the British Virgin Islands may have looked like many years ago.

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Basseterre, Saint Kitts

Mountainous St. Kitts, the first English settlement in the Leeward Islands, crams some stunning scenery into its 65 square miles (168 square km). Vast, brilliant green fields of sugarcane (the former cash crop, now slowly being replanted) run to the shore. The fertile, lush island has some fascinating natural and historical attractions: a rain forest replete with waterfalls, thick vines, and secret trails; a central mountain range dominated by the 3,792-foot Mt. Liamuiga, whose crater has long been dormant; and Brimstone Hill, known in the 18th century as the Gibraltar of the West Indies.

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Fort-De-France

The largest of the Windward Islands, Martinique is 4,261 mi (6,817 km) from Paris, but its spirit and language are decidedly French, with more than a soupçon of West Indian spice. Tangible, edible evidence of the fact is the island's cuisine, a superb blend of French and creole. Martinique is lushly landscaped with tropical flowers. Trees bend under the weight of fruits such as mangoes, papayas, lemons, limes, and bright-red West Indian cherries. Acres of banana plantations, pineapple fields, and waving sugarcane stretch to the horizon. The towering mountains and verdant rain forest in the north lure hikers, while underwater sights and sunken treasures attract snorkelers and scuba divers.

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Saint John's

With its superb beaches, historical attractions and beautiful coral reefs, Antigua provides a host of diversions. It is said that the island contains 365 beaches, one for every day of the year. Antigua maintains its traditional West Indian character, with gingerbread-house style architecture, calypso music and carnival festivities. St John’s has been the administrative capital since the island’s colonisation in 1632, and has been the seat of government since it gained independence in 1981. From the port you can explore the colourful Redcliffe district, with its restored wooden houses, and Heritage Quay with its shopping mall and craft shops. The city has some fine examples of Colonial architecture, including the twin-towered cathedral, built in 1845 and considered one of the finest church buildings in the Caribbean.

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Nevis

The name Nevis is derived from “Nuestra Senora de Las Nieves” which means “Our Lady of the Snows”, because of the cloud capped mountain reminding Columbus of snow. The island is covered with ruins of the sugar plantation era, which declined in the late 1800s, and is a paradise for nature lovers. There is excellent snorkeling just offshore and scuba diving around wrecks and natural reefs. There are rainforests, reefs and ruins, a fascinating destination for people who enjoy the natural side of the tropics.

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Gustavia

You can easily explore all of Gustavia during a two-hour stroll. Some shops close from noon to 3 or 4, so plan lunch accordingly.

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 9-10
San Juan

Your cruise ends in San Juan, where an included transfer will see you to the airport for your onward flight, arriving the following day.

Meals: B

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